The Pentagon's Recommendation on Transgender Troops Is Coming

Two big boys. Image: Getty
Two big boys. Image: Getty
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It was 77 degrees in New York today, which means, on some level, that the world is ending—seems fine to me!

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:

  • Defense Secretary James Mattis is expected to privately share his personal recommendation on President Trump’s proposed-via-tweet ban on transgender individuals in the military, portions of which have been rejected by various federal courts across this great nation. Trump will then use his brain to decide just what he wants to do about this—and the result of his decision will go into effect March 23. [ABC]
  • Sam Nunberg, one of Trump’s earliest campaign advisers, will be meeting with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team on Thursday. Nunberg went on the record with Michael Wolff for the book you maybe didn’t want to read, Fire and Fury, and said a lot of things that weren’t very nice about his former boss, the President, who fired him in August 2015 for saying racist shit on Facebook. Should be a fun chat. [Politico]
  • Oop, there’s a new criminal charge in the case against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, but it’s sealed, so... [CNN]
  • Melania Trump’s parents are maybe here in the United States on the same kind of “chain migration” shit that Trump is trying so desperately to eliminate. [CNN]
  • Ah! The Supreme Court ruled that the protections laid out in the Dodd-Frank Act for whistleblowers will now only apply to those who report violations to the SEC, meaning that people who report violations internally are no longer protected by law. [The Guardian]
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From the hilariously titled “listening session”, where 45* pretends to give a shit about what survivors of school shootings have to say, we get this brilliant plan:

“If the coach had a firearm in his locker when he ran at this guy – that coach was very brave, saved a lot of lives, I suspect. But if he had a firearm, he wouldn’t have had to run, he would have shot him, and that would have been the end of it. This would only obviously be for people who are very adept at handling a gun. It’s called concealed carry, where a teacher would have a concealed gun on them. They’d go for special training and they would be there and you would no longer have a gun free zone.”

There you have it, folks. The very stable fucking genius had it all figured out before those kids even walked into the room. Also, do you think Obama needed crib notes for an event like this? Well, someone did: