Now it's our turn to wonder how 17.5 million people could be so dumb. Seems xenophobia had a large part in voting to leave the EU (old white Brits are as prejudiced as old white Americans), but I've read where some who voted to leave now wish they could take back their vote.
It also looks like the U.K. has its fair share of knownothings based on this google trending list:
The Donald is both taking credit for this and crowing about how right he's been to want to end Muslim immigration, all while claiming the vote to leave is Obama's fault.
I'm thinking the head of the EU wants the UK out ASAP in order to show Americans what might happen if we elect a Donald Trump to the presidency.
A senior EU leader has confirmed the bloc wants Britain out as soon as possible, warning that David Cameron’s decision to delay the start of Brexit negotiations until his successor is in place may not be fast enough.
Martin Schulz, the president of the European parliament, told the Guardian that EU lawyers were studying whether it was possible to speed up the triggering of article 50 of the Lisbon treaty – the untested procedure for leaving the union."
Meanwhile, the Upper-Class Twit of the Year is figuring out that he's the dog who's finally caught the car:
Boris Johnson, the former mayor of London and a leading Leave campaigner, said there should be “no haste” in the preparations for the exit of Britain, the first sovereign country to vote to leave the union.
It's anybody's guess how this is all going to play out over the next months and years. My guess is that things end poorly.
The Three Brexiteers - Boris, Michael, and Nigel - have caught the car and now have to figure out what to do with it. Davey Cameron's little election stunt has blown up in his face and his political career is now deservedly over, with historical ignominy sure to follow.
Goodbye Scotland, maybe Goodbye Northern Ireland, and, hey, Wales, you're looking a bit antsy, aren't you?
Ken Ham, the nutjob evangelical who is behind the soon-to-be-open theme park based on the story of Noah's ark, makes me wonder why he thinks what he's doing is different from the widely hated Sharia law Michele Bachmann is always whining about.
I don't think I want to know how he intends to police this:
Fox13Now reports that Ham makes all prospective Ark employees sign a statement where they not only affirm they believe in creationism, but also disavow homosexuality and premarital sex. Ham is able to do this despite the fact that he’s receiving $18 million in sales tax incentives to build the Ark and boost tourism in the area.
Kudos to a local Baptist preacher for calling Ham out on this.
A Republican congressman is trying to block the Treasury from redesigning U.S. currency, a move that could prevent the government from replacing Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill with abolitionist Harriet Tubman.
Rep. Steve King of Iowa has offered an amendment to a spending bill barring the use of funds to redesign any Federal Reserve note or coin. It wasn't immediately clear why King opposed the redesign, and his office did not immediately respond to messages.
Nope, no way to know why Steve King would want to prevent Harriet Tubman from appearing on US currency.
Philadelphia: Cheri Honkala, the leader of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, announced that her group was organizing the world’s largest “fart-in” to be held on July 28 at the Wells Fargo Center during Hillary Clinton’s anticipated acceptance speech for the Democratic nomination.
I'd like to suggest they serve gallons and gallons of kombucha with those beans.