Trump and Indictment Text

The third of former President Donald Trump’s (R) indictments was issued by a federal grand jury on August 1, 2023. The four-count indictment was released to the public the same day. Trump appeared at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on August 3 where he pleaded “not guilty.”

Prosecutors allege that Trump engaged in three separate criminal conspiracies to subvert the results of the 2020 U.S. presidential election: One allegedly intended to defraud the United States and impede the lawful functions of the federal government (count 1), another to impede Congress’s counting of presidential electors on January 6, 2023 (count 2), and a third to impede citizens’ rights to vote and have their votes counted (count 4).

In connection with the second alleged conspiracy, prosecutors also accuse Trump of putting the plan into action by attempting to impede Congress’s counting of presidential electors on January 6, 2023 (count 3).

This article is based on the information that is publicly available at the time of its writing. It may need to be revised if new information becomes available. Any substantial changes will be described in the “Updates” section near the end of this post.

Two cars from the 2023 list have gone off to the great junkyard in the sky: the number-nine rated Jeep Renegade and the number-ten rated Chevrolet Bolt. That left room for two new additions, which both make their debuts at even higher (lower?) positions: the ‘facelifted’ Kia Sorento and the redesigned Hyundai Santa Fe. The rest of the list remains pretty stable.

Like I said last year, there are fewer ugly cars on the market now than there used to be. Some cars toward the lower-end of the list are tolerable. But those two new additions are really bad. I think the tide is turning back to ugly, which will make it easier to build this list in the future.

To qualify for this list, a car must be sold in volume to the general public in the United States. Volume is defined subjectively based on my observations (in other words, if I see them on the roads, they qualify; if I don’t, they don’t). Vehicles are excluded if they are not sold new in North America, sell in very low volume, or are sold only for exotic, military, commercial, or other special purposes.

Following are the ten ugliest cars of the 2024 model year according to me. If you own one of the cars on this list, well, sorry. I still love you. But I wouldn’t let you pick out a car for me!

Biden Now the Presumptive Democratic Nominee

President Joe Biden (D) has won a majority of available delegates for the Democratic presidential nomination and is now the presumptive Democratic nominee. With a win in today’s Democratic primary in Georgia, and barring any unusual developments, Biden is now all-but certain to win the nomination. He is expected to be formally nominated at the Democratic National Convention in August.

Biden was a long-serving member of the United States Senate, a two-term vice president under President Barack Obama (D), and is now nearing the end of his first term as president. He defeated former President Donald Trump (R) in 2020, and is likely to face him again in November.

Trump (R) has been the presumptive Republican nominee since his last opponent, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (R), dropped out of the race last week. Trump has not yet attained the necessary 1,215 delegates, but is likely to do so soon. The Republican National Convention, where Trump is likely to be formally nominated, will be held in July.

McDonald's

In 1960, Litton Cochran, owner of McDonald’s restaurants in Knoxville, Tennessee, started selling miniature deep-fried apple pies that came in a little cardboard pouch. They were so popular that Cochran had a hard time keeping up with demand.

By 1968, these amazing little pies had caught the attention of McDonald‘s owner Ray Croc and were starting to roll out to restaurants nationwide. They were wonderful. All in the world was right.

But McDonald’s giveth, and McDonald’s taketh away.

In 1992, for reasons that were never clearly explained, McDonald’s switched to baked apple pies. Nobody asked them to do this. Nobody was happy with it. The new apple pies are fine, I guess, but they’re not even half as good as the deep-fried beauties they replaced.

The world has been in a downward spiral since McDonald’s took our deep-fried apple pies away. Think of all the bad stuff that has happened between 1992 and today. Look at all the bad stuff out on the horizon coming our way.

McDonald’s can save the world. All they have to do is BRING BACK THE DEEP-FRIED APPLE PIES.

Now is the time. McDonald’s: We’re all counting on you.

Sign the Petition Here!

Trump Now the Presumptive Republican Nominee

Former President Donald Trump (R) is now the presumptive Republican Party presidential nominee. Although he has not yet attained the necessary 1,215 delegates, Trump’s last opponent—former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (R)—announced today that she is suspending her campaign. Barring any unusual developments, Trump is now all-but-certain to win the nomination. He is expected to be formally nominated at the Republican National Convention in July.

Trump is a real estate businessman who was elected president in 2016 with no previous political experience. He served one term and was defeated by now-President Joe Biden (D) in 2020. Trump is a controversial figure; he was impeached (and acquitted) twice during his presidency and has faced numerous criminal charges since leaving office.

On the Democratic side, incumbent President Joe Biden (D) is widely expected to win his party’s nomination, but he still faces two minor challengers and has not yet won the necessary 1,968 delegate majority. The Democratic National Convention, where Biden is likely to be formally nominated, will be held in August.

Scott Bradford is a writer and technologist who has been putting his opinions online since 1995. He believes in three inviolable human rights: life, liberty, and property. He is a Catholic Christian who worships the trinitarian God described in the Nicene Creed. Scott is a husband, nerd, pet lover, and AMC/Jeep enthusiast with a B.S. degree in public administration from George Mason University.