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It was Melania Trump’s birthday last Friday, but Jimmy Kimmel doesn’t think she looks too happy in the White House photo congratulating her — in fact, it’s hard to find any photo where she looks anything but miserable.

And while they blew out the birthday candles, the Trumps could celebrate an even bigger milestone as the president racked up 10,000 lies (or “misleading public statements”) as tabulated by the Washington Post fact-checkers. As Kimmel says, he’s not just a pathological liar but a mythological liar. Moreover, his lies are “picking up steam” — he passed the 5,000 mark after nine months, but racked up another 5,000 in only seven months.

To mark the occasion, Kimmel’s producers assembled a hilarious montage of the president endorsing his own falsehoods. It’s true!

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Reprinted with permission from TomDispatch

When it rains, pieces of glass, pottery, and metal rise through the mud in the hills surrounding my Maryland home. The other day, I walked outside barefoot to fetch one of my kid's shoes and a pottery shard stabbed me in the heel. Nursing a minor infection, I wondered how long that fragment dated back.

A neighbor of mine found what he said looked like a cartridge case from an old percussion-cap rifle in his pumpkin patch. He told us that the battle of Monocacy had been fought on these grounds in July 1864, with 1,300 Union and 900 Confederate troops killed or wounded here. The stuff that surfaces in my fields when it storms may or may not be battle artifacts, but it does remind me that the past lingers and that modern America was formed in a civil war.

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