GOOD MORNING, BLOGTOWN! With you next to me there's no darkness I can't overcome. You are my raindrops, I am the seed. LET'S GO TO PRESS.
Veterans and their families gathered in front of Portland City Hall yesterday to support and protect transgender Americans in the military following Trump's announcement of the ban on Friday. Related: The ACLU is suing Trump over the ban.
The much-criticized Portland Taco Festival canceled after its first day this weekend following numerous complaints of long lines, cultural insensitivity, and a lack of actual tacos.
Today people in Texas are fighting catastrophic flooding after Tropical Storm Harvey hit the coast early this weekend, which has reportedly killed five people so far. Roughly 30,000 are expected to be forced from their homes, as forecasters predict even more heavy rains, especially in Houston which is under 20 inches of water in places. Federal assistance is also being provided to neighboring Louisiana which is expecting two feet of rain, though it's suspected that Trump and the GOP's inability to agree may slow the process of getting help to the two states. Since you can't trust Trump to do anything right, you can help by donating to the Red Cross.
It's extremely weird how Trump's tweets on Harvey convey no empathy or recognition that many people are dying or having their lives ruined. pic.twitter.com/b1mNqgVAin
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) August 27, 2017
For two years @realDonaldTrump has tried to convince Americans that Mexico is to blame for all their problems. Here's Mexico's response: https://t.co/NutdNyTe4g
— Enrique Acevedo (@Enrique_Acevedo) August 28, 2017
In case you missed it, President Trump pardoned former Arizona Sheriff and creepy law-breaking racist Joe Arpaio. Why? This article explains it pretty well, and why it's so damaging for our country.
Also on Friday, creepy White House aide Sebastian Gorka—who didn't seem to do much other than appear on TV and squawk far-right talking points—resigned his position (AKA was given his marching orders) and will be returning to (surprise!) Breitbart News.
At a large rally in Berkeley yesterday, a group of masked anarchists attacked a few right wing Trump supporters who—while saying some very wrong things—were marching peacefully. They beat up at least four of the right wingers, and also attacked journalists who were trying to film them.
Here's some more "drip, drip, drip" from the Russia investigation: When Trump was running for president, his company was also trying to get a Trump Tower built in Moscow according to emails which "provide evidence that Trump’s business was actively pursuing significant commercial interests in Russia at the same time he was campaigning to be president — and in a position to determine U.S.-Russia relations."
Following an embattled process, the scandal-ridden Uber has finally found their new CEO: Dara Khosrowshahi, formerly of Expedia.
Tobe Hooper, the director of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Poltergeist, has died of natural causes at the age of 74.
In sporty sports, world boxing champ Floyd Mayweather took down UFC champ Conor McGregor after 10 rounds with a TKO in a bout that went a lot longer and was better than expected.
In case this is a thing you care about, here are the winners from last night's MTV Video Music Awards.
Now let's look up at the WEATHER: Another scorcher today with a high of (gulp) 98 degrees—though expect a cool down trend starting tomorrow.
And finally, this just in: "Old" Taylor Swift can't come to the phone right now... because she's DEAD! Here's her newest narcissistic video in which the "new" Taylor continues to loudly and persistently gripe about the slight injustices committed against her. (Although I'll admit the ending is pretty funny.)