Well, as Ana Navarro unhappily pointed out in the wake of a nor'easter that dumped snow on the Mid-Atlantic states, "The Swamp did not freeze over. Light dusting of snow in DC. We can now go back to focusing on spying home-appliances & Trump-Russia ties." All joking aside...well, not all joking: Maybe we should all get rid of our kitchen appliances cuz according to kellyanne Conway everything is used to spy on US .😂😃😁😀😅 pic.twitter.com/LSOKnpiili— RogelioGarcia Lawyer (@LawyerRogelio) March 13, 2017 But it's not all fun and games. There is the little matter of how we're supposed to take Donald Trump's utterances. From the very beginning, his various surrogates and spokespersons have been trying to explain his words away and it has become literally impossible to tell when he means what he says or is only just saying it. Because air quotes. Trump used them during the campaign. Sean Spicer is using them now and telling us Trump's use of quotation marks are air quotes. Because "wiretapping" is different from wiretapping. Guantanamo prosecutor Col. Morris Davis offers a solution: emoticons. .@realDonaldTrump / @POTUS should use 😜 to mark his "just joking" tweets & 😡 for his "this probably sounds crazy, but it's no joke" tweets. https://t.co/fPXUSEgjAn— Col. Morris Davis (@ColMorrisDavis) March 14, 2017 That's one possibility. However, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) had an alternative approachto this nonsense: Dear 'fake' White House @PressSec @seanspicer: a 'lie' by 'President' @realDonaldTrump is still a lie. https://t.co/Y2BCpwaHOv— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) March 14, 2017 And George Takei agreed, which is enough for most of us: In honor of Sean Spicer's latest idiocy, whenever I talk about his boss I'm just going to refer to him with air quotes, too: the "President"— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) March 13, 2017 The people have spoken. The Trump administration is a joke. And that, my fellow Americans, is no "joke." Unfortunately, as Joy Reid said, it's a joke that is "Neither funny nor acceptable."