“President-elect Donald Trump’s team is struggling so hard to book A-list performers for his inaugural festivities that it offered ambassadorships to at least two talent bookers if they could deliver marquee names, the bookers told TheWrap.”
Donald Trump, Jr. helped interview for Secretary of the Interior. Still not an elected or appointed official. Still illegal for him to hold a job in federal government under nepotism rules.
The adult Trump children were all present at a meeting yesterday with the country’s tech leaders.
Transition Team & Cabinet Appointees
Mike Flynn, of the “lock her up” chants, inappropriately shared classified info with foreign militaries.
Republicans are touting Tillerson’s support from Condoleeza Rice and Bob Gates… who run a consulting firm that works for Exxon.
Stephen Miller, another white nationalist of the Bannon tribe, has been named senior policy advisor.
With Trump’s national security appointees, “Ingredients are falling, tragically, into place for a possible war with Iran.”
Other Fascist Nonsense
North Carolina’s special legislative session was expected to be used to stack the state supreme court. Instead, Republicans filed 28 surprise bills aimed at limiting the power of the incoming Democratic governor, particularly regarding the state’s election boards–the ones whose districts have just been ruled unconstitutional.
“We have for too long as scientists rested on the assumption that by providing indisputable facts, and great data, that we are providing enough of an attack to counter the forces against science. And obviously that strategy has failed, miserably.” At their fall meeting, climate scientists grapple with the prospect of a Trump presidency.