Insanity and stupidity from around the world.

…From this week’s Harper’s Weekly Review. It all somehow seems worse than usual.

Mark Morgan, who is the White House’s choice to lead ICE, said that he can judge the likelihood that an unaccompanied minor is a “soon-to-be MS-13 gang member” by looking into that child’s eyes.

President Trump said “I hope not” when asked if the U.S. was going to war with Iran, and later tweeted, “If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran . . . Never threaten the United States again!”; and Gene Simmons of the band Kiss addressed Department of Defense personnel in the Pentagon Briefing Room.

A high school lunch lady was fired for feeding a student who couldn’t pay after the vendor accused her of stealing the eight dollar tab.

A Pennsylvania school’s active-shooter simulation video featured a teacher in a Middle Eastern–style headdress posing as a gunman.

…a millionaire’s daughter’s victory on the Russian TV talent show The Voice Kids was rescinded after thousands of votes were found to have been cast by bots…

Australia reelected Prime Minister Scott Morrison, a climate-change denier, following the country’s hottest summer on record.

Dennis Rodman was accused of stealing a 400-pound amethyst crystal from a yoga studio.



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