Oh well, no military funding then.
In his latest post-election snit that no one's taking very seriously, Donald Trump threatened Tuesday to veto the annual defense funding bill if Congress doesn't repeal a key law that protects websites from being sued for stuff their users post. It was yet another hissy in Trump's longstanding attempt to limit speech on the internet by whining that conservatives don't have free speech.
Trump's beef is with Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act, which shields internet companies from liability for messages their users post, meaning the sites can only be held legally responsible for content created by the companies themselves. So if Wonkette libeled Donald Trump, he can sue us, but we can't be sued for any of the awful things you Terrible Ones write in the comments, which we don't allow anyway.
Section 230, which is a liability shielding gift from the U.S. to "Big Tech" (the only companies in America that have it - corporate welfare!), is a serious threat to our National Security & Election Integrity. Our Country can never be safe & secure if we allow it to stand.....
.....Therefore, if the very dangerous & unfair Section 230 is not completely terminated as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), I will be forced to unequivocally VETO the Bill when sent to the very beautiful Resolute desk. Take back America NOW. Thank you!
Yes, he invoked both "national security" and the Oval Office's "very beautiful Resolute desk," because we wouldn't want Joe Biden to make us forget how real presidents talk. So gosh, imagine if we ended up with the internet intact, and the Pentagon having to pinch pennies, so sad. It's not like Trump gives two shits about The Troops anyway, those suckers.
You can't sue people for reporting on what you do, Devin.
It's another proud day for California's 22nd Congressional District, because Devin Nunes is back.
This week, the walking conspiracy theory has — once again — sued the Washington Post for daring to report things he would really rather they didn't.
This is the seventh defamation or conspiracy lawsuit Devin has filed in the last year.
Light one up, huff some paint, and grab a swig of grannie's moonshine if you want to get down to the appropriate level for this one.
Get the fuck out of the White House, loser.
Trump has fired another person to make the point that he is still VERY MAD and is STILL ALLOWED to fire people, at least for the time being.
This time it was expected, and it was Christopher Krebs, the head of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA), which is part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Krebs got the axe because he successfully protected the 2020 election from hostile actors foreign and
Republican domestic, and he said so out loud.
Trump fired him with these tweets:
...votes from Trump to Biden, late voting, and many more. Therefore, effective immediately, Chris Krebs has been te… https://t.co/hEhB4X4KqZ— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1605658064.0
Indeed, Krebs and other agency heads announced that the November 3 election was the "most secure in American history," and that "There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised." This runs counter to Donald Trump's series of bullshit lies (SEE TRUMP TWEETS) about how the election was obviously stolen from him because he didn't win.
Like a nuclear football, you know.
Donald Trump still won't talk about conceding that he lost the election two weeks ago, but he just might leave behind a very special gift for Joe Biden: a shiny new conflict with Iran over that country's nuclear program. The New York Times reports that in a meeting Thursday, Trump asked his senior advisers whether he had options to attack Iran's main nuclear site. The advisers, fortunately, "dissuaded the president from moving ahead with a military strike." Perhaps they pointed out that it's more traditional for departing presidents to leave their successors a letter of advice, rather than a war.
The advisers — including Vice President Mike Pence; Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Christopher C. Miller, the acting defense secretary; and Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff — warned that a strike against Iran's facilities could easily escalate into a broader conflict in the last weeks of Mr. Trump's presidency.
Not sure that would really be much of a disincentive for Trump, because after all, it wouldn't be his problem any more. Biden thinks he's so smart, let him figure it out.