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Sunday, November 19, 2017

President Donald Trump has suspended the import of elephant hunting trophies, only a day after a ban was relaxed by his administration. Imports of trophies from elephants legally hunted in Zambia and Zimbabwe had been set to resume, reversing a 2014 Obama-era ban. But late on Friday, President Trump tweeted the change was on hold until he could "review all conservation facts." The move to relax the ban had sparked immediate anger from animal activists.
"Your shameful actions confirm the rumors that you are unfit for office," said French actress and animal-rights activist Brigitte Bardot in a letter to President Trump.





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Does donald have even the foggiest notion of what he is doing?

#1 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-11-18 01:01 AM | Reply


Not the foggiest.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2017-11-18 05:37 AM | Reply

Trump wanted to hurt elephants and people who like elephants. The ability to hurt makes him feel powerful, and he likes that.

He took it back because someone explained to him that he couldn't be a hero and also hurt elephants and also because taking it back makes him feel almost as powerful as jerking the rug out in the first place.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2017-11-18 05:58 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You've got it backwards. This reversal just ensured their extinction in the wild. Science denialism just won. Sad day, now they're doomed to being harvested for chinese fake medicine.

#4 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-18 06:31 PM | Reply

What an idiot.

African Elephants are not some unimportant subspecies of frogs but the largest terrestrial animal on the planet and some may even poses intelligence comparable to say people living in the white house.

#5 | Posted by Tor at 2017-11-19 06:11 PM | Reply

Obama wanted to protect elephants therefore real patriotic men like trump must destroy them. Because obama was black and all his policies have black cooties on them and must be exterminated to restore america to the white nation it is supposed to be.

#6 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-11-19 06:25 PM | Reply

"Because obama was black....all his policies have black cooties on them"

Some people clearly believe this at some level.

Maybe we should tell them about modern blood transfusions existing because of a Black Doctor and see if they'll refuse blood the next time they're in the ER.


#7 | Posted by Tor at 2017-11-19 07:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Some people clearly believe this at some level.

donald certainly does. Overturning minor level orders that don't require actual governing seems to be all he is capable of doing.

And in most cases, like this one, he backtracks at the first sign of non-adulation of his greatness.

#8 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-11-19 08:02 PM | Reply


You may be too young to remember (or have never seen) the M*A*S*H* episode when a wounded white soldier was in triage before his upcoming surgery and admonished the doctors not to give him any of that "black blood". The doctors took shoe polish and blackfaced him before he awoke after his successful surgery and then feigned astonishment at their "mistake". After many moments of anguish and consternation by the soldier, they then told him what a complete bigoted idiot he was to believe such racist drivel. They also told him the story of the black Dr. Charles Drew; his contribution to the man's own survival; and the story of his death because a white hospital wouldn't treat him after a car accident in North Carolina.

#9 | Posted by tonyroma at 2017-11-19 08:05 PM | Reply


Wiki article mentions that episode and the truth.

All in the family did it better anyhow. ;)

#10 | Posted by Tor at 2017-11-19 08:07 PM | Reply



If one of his aids read him "Horten Hears a Who" he'll suddenly claim he saved the elephants.
And the Whos

#11 | Posted by bruceaz at 2017-11-19 08:17 PM | Reply | Funny: 2


Yeah, I don't know which one was first. They were both from the same era. Saturday nights on CBS were epic in the early 70s. Back then it was the most viewed night of the week. All in The Family at 8pm, M*A*SH* at 8:30, Mary Tyler Moore at 9, Bob Newhart at 9:30, and Carol Burnett at 10pm. Because it was a weekend night, I was allowed to stay up and watch them all.

*Sidenote: Before M*A*S*H* started, CBS had a top-ten show called Bridget Loves Bernie, starring a working class Jewish young man married to a wealthy Catholic blond beauty in New York City, playing off all the obvious ethnic family dynamics such a union entailed. The show did great ratings but allegedly was panned by many in the Jewish community because of the lower caste of the husband. CBS cancelled the show when it was in the Top 10 and it's replacement was M*A*S*H*.

#12 | Posted by tonyroma at 2017-11-19 08:18 PM | Reply

Just gonna leave this All in the family clip here:


Trump supporters really do think like Archie Bunker at his worst.

#13 | Posted by Tor at 2017-11-19 08:19 PM | Reply

Fake news... But go ahead have you little hissy fit.

#14 | Posted by sawdust at 2017-11-19 08:57 PM | Reply



What would you know is fake or not?

#15 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2017-11-19 08:59 PM | Reply

Fake news... But go ahead have you little hissy fit.

It's real. But the backlash was so severe they reinstated the ban.

Trump jr will have to resume sneaking his trophy kills in.

#16 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-11-19 09:00 PM | Reply


#17 | Posted by Sully at 2017-11-20 09:48 AM | Reply

""Your shameful actions confirm the rumours that you are unfit for office," said French actress and animal-rights activist Brigitte Bardot in a letter to President Trump."

This is my favorite type of quote. Since someone doesn't agree with what someone else does, then they are unfit for doing something. This is the reason we will never have a great leader again. It is impossible to cater to all sides and everyone seems to think nowadays their opinions need to be catered to or everyone else is a problem. It takes a population of non-selfish people for a great leader to exist and that's never going to happen again.

#18 | Posted by humtake at 2017-11-21 12:33 PM | Reply

"This is the reason we will never have a great leader again."

Please tell me you were wearing your #MAGA hat when you typed that.

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-11-21 12:35 PM | Reply

When and if I ever have the opportunity to spray paint the trophy head of any wild animal I hope I have the courage and the paint to do so. More appropriately though, it would be better to tattoo the psycho who killed that animal for a trophy with something obscene on his/her face.

#20 | Posted by danni at 2017-11-21 12:40 PM | Reply

Get your paint, go to any natural history museum. They are loaded with trophies that were donated and become exhibits.

#21 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-21 01:05 PM | Reply

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