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#EndorseThis: Kimmel Wonders Why Anyone Would Listen To Chris Christie

Jimmy Kimmel and his sidekick Guillermo celebrated Cinco de Mayo yesterday. Guillermo sensibly marked the Mexican holiday with a bottle of Don Julio tequila and a plate of tacos -- while Kimmel tortured himself by recalling the idiotic "Trump Tower taco bowl" tweet that his nemesis posted on May 5, 2016. That was just before, as Jimmy says, our country "began cincoing into the abyss."

So appalled is he that Kimmel even rewrites a stupid Trump tweet into one that expresses appropriate emotion. Fat chance.

Kimmel also followed Trump on his visit to a face-mask manufacturing floor, where the president went mask-less himself as the public address system blared Live and Let Die. It was a macabre moment that perfectly captured the meaning of Trump's regime.

Nor is Kimmel charmed by Chris Christie, the former New Jersey governor and Trump sycophant who has declared that since people are going to die anyway, we must get back to business immediately. Taking health policy advice from "Big Boy" – who "eats his pizza without slicing it, in the round" – may not be the best policy.

Click and cackle.

Justice Ginsburg Hospitalized With ‘Benign’ Infection

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized on Tuesday because of what the Supreme Court said was a "benign gallbladder condition" that caused an infection.

A release from the court described her condition as acute cholecystitis. She received non-surgical treatment for the condition on Tuesday afternoon at Johns Hopkins Hospital, according to the court.

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Rudy Giuliani Broadcasts Bigoted, Conspiratorial Rants On China

Reprinted with permission from ProPublica.

Presidential lawyer and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has largely fallen out of the public eye since his starring role in President Donald Trump's impeachment. But Giuliani hasn't gone silent.

Instead, he's in his home, doing a call-in radio show and a podcast — “Common Sense" — during which he has repeatedly gone on bigoted rants about China and its government.

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#EndorseThis: Why Those UFOs Worry Jimmy Kimmel

The Air Force's release of video showing unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, is worrying Jimmy Kimmel in lockdown. It's not just the pandemic, it's the president. "Has there ever been a worse time for an alien to say 'Take me to your leader'? I think I'd just lead them to, like, Morgan Freeman's house or something."

But with Trump urging us all to chug Clorox, the UFOs aren't even the biggest news of the week. What about Kim Jong Un, the North Korean dictator and Trump pal who is missing and rumored dead? Trump hints that he knows what's going on with his thuggish pal -- which Jimmy says must mean he knows nothing.

We also learned this week that US intelligence officials warned Trump a dozen times about the looming pandemic last January and February, trying to get his attention while he was mostly playing golf. Their fatal mistake, notes Kimmel, was putting that crucial information in a briefing book. They should have warned him with a dancing cheeseburger on Twitter.

Click and chortle amid the chaos.