Author: The BPI Squirrel

United Does It Again, plus Other Stuff

United said they’ll no longer bump passengers to seat employees … and then booted a couple en route to their wedding…. (More) “They said that we were being disorderly and a hazard to the rest of the flight” Talk about Stuck On Stupid: A bride and groom headed to Costa Rica for their wedding got kicked off their United flight out of Houston on Saturday afternoon. Michael Hohl and his fiancée Amber Maxwell were the last to board a connecting flight from Houston to Costa Rica, but there were lots of empty seats. Just not the seats they’d reserved,...

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God-King Claims Immunity from Lawsuits, plus ‘The Guns of April’

The God-King insists he’s above the law, and his belligerent ignorance is pushing us into a war…. (More) “Mr. Trump is immune from suit because he is President of the United States” Or so his lawyers claimed yesterday in a Kentucky lawsuit: Donald Trump’s lawyers in a Friday afternoon federal court filing argued that he cannot be sued for inciting his supporters to hurt protesters because, as the president, he is immune from civil lawsuits. The lawsuit was brought by three protesters who allege they were roughed up and ejected by Trump supporters from a March 2016 campaign rally...

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God-King’s New Plan: Be the Mad Bomber

Bluster hasn’t worked, so the God-King has a new plan: be the Mad Bomber. (More) I’ll keep this in a nutshell, because I like things in nutshells and there’s really not much to say. NBC News reports that the God-King may bomb North Korea if Kim Jong-un follows through on his planned nuclear test, even though Gen. John Hyten, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, says military action against North Korea won’t work without Chinese cooperation. Yes, it’s true that last month North Korea’s Foreign Ministry told U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that North Korea will “reduce the bases of...

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Fearless Girl, the Bull, and Art vs. Propaganda

Fearless Girl is art. The Wall Street Bull, by the artist’s own admission, is propaganda. (More) “Freedom in the world, peace, strength, power and love” Sometimes artists admit that they just don’t understand what they do. Arturo Di Modica did that when he declared what his ‘Charging Bull’ statue must mean: The sculptor of Wall Street’s ‘Charging Bull’ statue on Wednesday demanded the removal of the ‘Fearless Girl’ statue that’s faced off against the bull since last month. Arturo Di Modica said his 11-foot-tall bull is supposed to represent “freedom in the world, peace, strength, power and love” but...

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Syria, North Korea, and ‘Rally Round the Flag’

The issues in Syria and North Korea are real, but the God-King’s motives are suspect…. (More) “Assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women and children” So declared the God-King last night after he ordered cruise missile strikes on a Syrian military airfield: “Assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women and children,” Trump said in remarks from Mar-a-Lago, his family compound in Palm Beach, Florida. “It is in this vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons.” Yes, but…. First let’s note that Hillary...

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