I was recently alerted to a new website called DC Idiots. After looking it over, I knew you guys would get a kick out of it. Well, unless you’re a Trump supporter. In that case, steer clear of it!
For the rest of you, this site is amazing and amazingly funny — and it even comes with a free* e-book called 101 Indisputable Facts Proving Donald Trump is an Idiot.
You may have noticed that I generally avoid politics on here. But I’ve also never hidden the fact that I’m a knee-jerk, bleeding-heart liberal. And given Trump’s low approval ratings (and an increasingly valid worry about nuclear war), it seems like a lot of Americans desperately need some laughs.
The authors of DC Idiots provide them in abundance.
But to be clear: The site and book aren’t collections of cheap shots and one-liners. The writers are journalists,** and their work reflects that.
The book’s 101 facts are backed up with quotes from major newspapers and other reliable sources. Posts read like something out of a regular newspaper.
Except for the posts’ titles, anyway. Those include:
- “Nuclear Threats? Natural Disasters? Healthcare Crisis? Well, Yeah, But Some Players Aren’t Standing For The National Anthem!”
- “Genius Trump Doesn’t Understand IQ Tests”
- “Has Trump Even Read The Constitution?”
- “Trump And the Magical Market”
It’s important to note that the site isn’t just about Trump, though. It’s keeping tabs on other politicians’ boneheadedness. (Totally a word.) Like the Georgia state representative who wanted to discuss quarantining people with HIV. Or a Florida candidate who says she was abducted by aliens and has since communicated with them telepathically. Like ya do.
The site appears to be updated two or even three times a week. That bodes well for the writers’ ability to (almost) keep up with Trump’s tweets/actions.
Of course, the writers are only going to keep up this work if they eventually see some return. But there are no ads, and with this material there aren’t many (if any) opportunities for affiliate partnerships or sponsored posts. So I decided to break my own rule and click the Donate button.
I still didn’t pay the face value of the book. (I don’t pay $8.99 even when it’s a book I was specifically seeking out.) But I figured I could handle $5, and the book is definitely $5 worth of entertainment.
Sure, that’s not enough to make any noticeable difference to them. But as frugal folks know, small amounts add up surprisingly quickly. If enough people support them with a couple to a few dollars, it should be enough to keep them fighting the good — which is to say the funny and well-researched — fight.
Did you go check out the site or book? Did it give you $5 worth of entertainment?
* You can choose to download the book for free or to buy it as a way to support the site. There’s also a Donate button on the site.
** Ones smart enough to remain anonymous, mind you.