Alexandra Petri, writing for The Washington Post on Trump’s proposed budget cuts:

Environmental Protection Agency: We absolutely do not need this.
Clean rivers and breathable air are making us SOFT and letting the
Chinese and the Russians get the jump on us. We must go back to
the America that was great, when the air was full of coal and
danger and the way you could tell if the air was breathable was by
carrying a canary around with you at all times, perched on your
leathery, coal-dust-covered finger. Furthermore, we will cut
funding to Superfund cleanup in the EPA because the only thing
manlier than clean water is DIRTY water.

Funnier than the column itself is the fact that the White House itself promoted it, presumably because they only read the headline.


An interesting read via Daring Fireball