What’s Good, June 25 to July 8

OK, OK, I’ll leave! But I’m taking my moisturizing lotions and my used Trump Hotel mattress with me. (Photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

Good News from The Swamp

Good News from far and wide

Good News from the courts

Bad News for racists

And lastly, a few chaser shots of 150-proof Neener Neener and frivolity to make the Good News go down smoother

  • Good help is hard to find: to fill a communications staff vacancy, Trump had to resort to hiring Bill Shine, a former Fox News executive who was forced out at Fox over his (mis)handling of sexual harassment claims against Bill O’Reilly and others.
  • Baseball Hall of Famer and longtime home run king Hank Aaron voiced his support for athletes who publicly protest injustice and demand progress: “We didn’t get to where we are today because we kept our mouth closed or scratched our head and sat and didn’t do anything.” Aaron also supported the trend among current championship teams to skip the traditional visit to the White House: “Go to the White House? You mean pass by it?… there’s nobody there I want to see.”
  • Republican incompetence is causing collateral damage among some of their most steadfast allies: In an unexpected side effect of the GOP Tax Scam, churches are suddenly finding themselves having to pay taxes (the horror!) on some types of employee benefits.
  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been accused of child abuse, immorality, and racial discrimination “antithetical to the teachings of Christ” by his own church over his role in the administration’s immigration and family separation policy.
  • London Mayor Sadiq Khan granted approval to protesters planning to fly a giant diaper-wearing “Trump Baby” balloon near the UK Parliament building during Trump’s upcoming visit to London.
  • A 98-year-old African American veteran finally received his officer’s commission that he earned in 1942 but was denied for 75 years due to racial bias.
  • And lastly, enjoy this tale of a bear that took a dip in a California couple’s hot tub, drank one of their margaritas, and then passed out in one of their backyard trees to nap it off.

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