In the thick of the coronavirus pandemic here in the United States, several states have implemented what's known as a "shelter in place," where all nonessential businesses must shut down and people must stay in their homes except for tasks like going out to get groceries or medications.
While this all royally sucks, we're enjoying the memes that have popped up that make fun of the government telling people to work from home in light of all the lockdowns.
Attention: get your government shutdown memes while they're hot! Donald Trump announced this morning his plans to lift the longest government shutdown in American history for three weeks. If you haven't been following the political realm as of late, the shutdown came about over party disagreements regarding Trump's proposed southern border wall. Frustrated unpaid Federal employees and the like have been meme-ing the situation nonstop, but you gotta get 'em now before they go away for good!
Donald Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen made headlines on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to eight criminal charges, including violations of campaign finance rules, and the paying off of two women (including Stormy Daniels) with whom Trump had affairs. The latter took place under the direction of Trump himself, according to Cohen's lawyer, Lanny Davis.
Cohen could serve up to five years in prison under his plea agreement.
While we wait to see what happens in the end, here are some satirical memes we've picked out for your viewing pleasure!
Need to peruse the best wares of Donald Trump memes, these tremendous examples should be just what you're looking for.
You ever have one of those dreams where you’re trying to make a statement about asbestos in parliament, but your singing tie keeps going off? It’s a classic.
However, for one memeber of Irish Parliment, it was a reality.
This Irish MP unexpectedly to imbued his statements about asbestoswith a little Christmas cheer. As he stood up to deliver his remarks to his fellow parliament members, his tie began playing a little version of “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” It was a little musical accompaniment to the words “exposure to asbestos.”
This might be a great new tactic to people onboard about the dangers of asbestos. It’ll appeal to kids and elves, for sure.
"The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board agreed with our clients that the team's name and trademarks disparage Native Americans. The Board ruled that the Trademark Office should never have registered these trademarks in the first place," Jesse Witten, the plaintiffs' lead attorney, said in a press release. "We presented a wide variety of evidence – including dictionary definitions and other reference works, newspaper clippings, movie clips, scholarly articles, expert linguist testimony, and evidence of the historic opposition by Native American groups – to demonstrate that the word 'redskin' is an ethnic slur."
The team will appeal the case, according to a statement from its attorney, and it will be able to keep its trademark protection during appeal. Further, losing the trademark would not force the team to change its name.Here's one suggestion:
The Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) does not currently require the government to have a warrant to access your private online information. Being created in 1986, it was written in a time when several of today's online services weren't even available. Today is your opportunity to make a change. Head to the 'We the People' petition to help push the White House to support the reform.
According to the latest report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), phasing out the iconic one dollar bill and replacing it with coins will save the taxpayer $4.4 billion over 30 years, due to the latter's superior durability (coins last 30 years, whereas bills are typically good for 5 years). While the dollar coin has been in mint production since 1794, it has never quite caught on with the American public, forcing the Federal Reserve, which holds 1.4 billion of the 2.4 billion coins currently in circulation, to suspend its production last year. The GAO report came as the Congress began seeking ways to save money on minting at a House subcommittee hearing earlier on Thursday.