Trump demonstrates that he has no understanding of the terms “England,” “Great Britain,” and the “United Kingdom.”

Damn, that guy is ignorant.

Which is OK. The world embraces ignorant guys.  If one is completely pragmatic, it is possible to argue that the world needs ignorant guys.

But maybe not as President of the USA.

“President Donald Trump once again displayed a fundamental misunderstanding of the very makeup of one of the United States’ closest allies, suggesting of Great Britain: ‘they used to call it England.'”

To review:

  • They still call England “England,” those tricky bastards!
  • “Great Britain” refers to the island that includes England, Scotland and Wales.
  • The “United Kingdom” is the name of the sovereign nation which includes all of the above plus Northern Ireland.
  • The Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are part of separate arrangements, distinct from the U.K.

Fox News Division does a great job of debunking lies and misinformation

This is a brilliant business strategy of vertical integration. Sean Hannity spreads misinformation, which creates jobs for fact checkers in the legitimate news portion of the company, and makes Shep Smith look like an honorable genius! It’s as if Sherlock Holmes hired Moriarty to keep creating complex evil mysteries.

Trump: “If you go out and you want to buy groceries, you need a picture on a card, you need ID”

You can see how he is truly a man of the people!

Trump even manages to screw up positions that I agree with. How does he even come up with this stuff? I, like Trump, don’t use any alcohol, and therefore have never been asked for a picture ID at a grocery store (or anywhere else, for that matter, unless verifying for a stranger that I am the person whose name is on a credit card).

Fox & Friends Poll Designed to Discredit Medicare for All Explodes in Their Face

They put the poll on Twitter.

Online polls never measure anything about general sentiment, since the poll respondents are self-selecting. Any online poll on a controversial subject simply turns into a horse race between competing activists. In this case, the progressives mobilized their forces faster. In other cases, the conservatives have gotten their own troops to distort results.

No legitimate poll will produce such a result. People are coming around to the concept of single-payer health care, but about as quickly as tectonic shifting. It will be a while before “medicare for all” enjoys 73% approval, maybe a long while, maybe never.