While I've struggled to function this week on any useful level, I have been kept entertained by Twitter.
The year is 2017. The resistance, led by women, park rangers, scientists and Shia LeBeouf enters day 7 in the struggle against Darth Orange.— LivingBlue (@LivingBlueinRed) January 27, 2017
American federal agencies were told to halt external communications with news media unless it had been cleared by senior officials. Read more here. For instance, @BadlandsNSP was forced to delete a series of tweets on climate change. Honestly, did the new administration not expect what would happen next? Of course a series of rogue accounts proliferated with the same information.
Rogue! US science agencies are going rogue! pic.twitter.com/ejatlWYtbC— Carl Miller (@carljackmiller) January 26, 2017
If you're wondering why the hell I'm focusing on American political wrangling again, I refer you back to my earlier post in the week and this post from Chuck Wendig, Trust Me I Don't Want to Talk About This Shit Either.
Third, and I dunno if you’ve noticed this, but things are really going slippery in this country. We’re all in a tractor-trailer driving across a frozen lake, man. The back end has gone wobbly. We’re fishtailing here and the ice is fracturing underneath us as we rip forward. I don’t open the news and find much good there — it’s hard to say, OH, THANK GOD THEY’RE PUTTING GAG ORDERS ON VITAL GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS TO MAKE SURE THEY DON’T TALK TO THE PUBLIC, YOU KNOW, THE DEPARTMENTS THAT THE PUBLIC FUCKING FUNDS WITH OUR PUBLIC FUCKING MONEY. Our president and his press secretary get up there and spout easily disprovable lies (remember: the duck is a dog, you traitor). Read more here.On a note of levity, let me leave you with this tweet.
3 months from now romance editors will be buried under submissions involving a rugged park ranger bravely fighting for what he believes in.— Elizabeth Hoyt (@ElizabethHoyt) January 25, 2017