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MONDAY, JUNE 29 This week of vaccination sanity, Girl Scout glory, and the unfortunate overlap of boners and American flags kicked off with Donald Trump, the yam-toned racist and ambulatory hair experiment who two weeks ago spiced up his presidential-campaign announcement by denouncing Mexican immigrants as drugged-up rapists and has been getting his ass kicked around the globe ever since. Today's Trump-thumpers: NBCUniversal, which announced its severing of all business ties to Trump (including canceling planned broadcasts of the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants and removing Trump as host of Celebrity Apprentice), and Grupo Televisa SAB, the vast and powerful Spanish-language media company that also dumped plans to air Trump's pageants and shows. ("In addition, the company, which owns the Mexican pageant that feeds into Miss Universe, said it would not be sending a Miss Mexico contestant this year," reported CNN.) The rest of the week will see Trump lose business deals with Macy's and NASCAR, while the man himself will steadfastly refuse to retract his "Mexicans are rapists" comments. "All I'm doing is telling the truth," Trump will tell CNN's Don Lemon on Wednesday, citing a Fusion report on sexual-assault statistics for Central American immigrants crossing Mexico.

After Lemon pointed out that the news reports had nothing to do with Mexican criminals coming across the border, the would-be GOP presidential hopeful was reduced to barking. "Well, somebody's doing the raping, Don! I mean, somebody's doing it! Who's doing the raping? Who's doing the raping?" In closing, here's the week's most shocking sentence regarding a billionaire running for president on a "Mexicans are rapists" platform: "In several recent polls [Trump] has trailed only Jeb Bush in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, whether nationally or in key states like New Hampshire and Iowa," the New York Times will report on Friday. May God have mercy on our souls.

TUESDAY, JUNE 30 The week continued in California, where last December brought a measles outbreak at Disneyland, and where today Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation removing the personal-belief vaccine exemption from state law and requiring all public-school students to be fully vaccinated. "Effective the 2016–17 school year, children whose parents refuse vaccination and are not granted a medical exemption must be homeschooled," reported the Associated Press. "The law applies to both public and private schools, as well as daycare centers." And while numerous Scientology-affiliated celebrities and science-denying parents will decry the new legislation as medical fascism, the need for the new law will be confirmed on Friday, with news of the immune-suppressed woman in Washington State who recently became the United States' first measles-related death in 12 years. "I'm so sorry to hear about this preventable tragedy," said California state senator and legislation coauthor Richard Pan to Reuters. "In my own state, a child is currently in hospice because of a measles complication. This is exactly why the law I wrote needs to take effect."

WEDNESDAY, JULY 1 Speaking of historic developments in Washington State, the week continued in Seattle, where this past spring a local Girl Scouts chapter received a stunning surprise: a $100,000 check, donated by a supporter and providing a windfall that would send hundreds of girls to summer camp and into science programs. Everything was wonderful until the arrival of a second letter from the donor, this one specifying that none of the donated funds could help transgender Girl Scouts; if the Scouts' plans involved trans girls, the donor wrote, the $100,000 check should be returned. So returned it was. "It was one of the easiest decisions I've had to make," said Girl Scouts of Western Washington CEO Megan Ferland to BuzzFeed News. "It was a sad decision, but it was a really quick one." Earlier this week, BuzzFeed News reports, the Girl Scouts of Western Washington launched a crowd-funding campaign to follow through on its promise to send 500 girls to Scout camp. By today, the campaign had raised more than $250,000. Yay for all.

THURSDAY, JULY 2 Nothing happened today, unless you count the aftermath of the shocking random killing of a woman strolling along San Francisco's tourist-packed waterfront last night, by a suspect identified as an illegal immigrant from Mexico with a history of narcotics charges who'd been previously deported five times—a tragic conglomeration of facts that will enable Donald Trump to gloat to Fox News about a "senseless and totally preventable act of violence committed by an illegal immigrant [that's] yet another example of why we must secure our border immediately." Today, a TV news crew reporting on the murder was pistol-whipped and robbed live on the air.

FRIDAY, JULY 3 Speaking of horrifying occurrences, the week continued in the southeastern and central United States, where the past two weeks have seen the burning of at least seven black churches. "The wave of fires began on June 21 with a fire at College Hill Seventh Day Adventist in Knoxville, Tenn., and continued across at least four states in the southeastern and central U.S.," reported Reuters. "Three fires have been officially declared arson and at least two were deemed to have been the result of natural causes." (Among the "natural" causes of burning churches: lightning, dry conditions.) As for the arsons: "To date the investigations have not revealed any potential links between the fires," as Justice Department spokeswoman Melanie Newman told Reuters. (Apparently, good old-fashioned racism doesn't count as a "potential link," but there you have it.)

SATURDAY, JULY 4 The week continued with Independence Day, the US holiday commemorating the United States' independence from the British Empire. To celebrate, here's a tangentially pertinent tale involving the creepier side of patriotism from Hot Tipper MK: "Dear Last Days, between the designated swimming area and off-leash dog area at Seattle's Warren G. Magnuson Park, there are several small, hidden beaches where one can swim. The last two times I've been there, there has been a shifty tan guy on his bike scanning these areas. Today, he nicely asked me if I minded him 'in his bikini' sunbathing in the spot I had chosen to swim. He disrobed down to an American flag Speedo, which seemed to hold a full-on Cialis-induced erection. I packed up and went to another secluded beach. Upon walking back to my car, I noticed him sitting behind two other women, his American flag at full mast. Is there anything we as a city can do?" Dear Hot Tipper MK: The path forward is clear. Upon being confronted by the Magnuson creep's Speedo flagpole, citizens should immediately salute and scream-sing the national anthem until he flees.

SUNDAY, JULY 5 The week ended with the perennial post–Fourth of July tallying of fireworks carnage, dominated this year by the 22-year-old man in Maine who placed a firework-packed mortar tube on his head, ignited it, and then was dead. recommended

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