Monday, May 21, 2018

SNL - Kate Middleton Meets The Real Royal Family

From 2013


The Atlantic: The Futility of Trying to Prevent More School Shootings in America - As long as there is easy access to guns, there’s no way parents, teachers, and other specialists can thwart every violent teenager. by Barbara Bradley Hagerty


Twisted Twittler

The Daily Beast: Howard Stern Dishes to Letterman About When Trump Sexualized Ivanka - David Letterman cringed with the rest of us, as Howard Stern told the story of a time when Trump rated his own daughter on a hotness scale. by Julia Arciga
This isn’t the first instance of the president making questionable remarks about his daughter. He told Stern in another interview that Ivanka has “the best body,” and permitted him to call her a “piece of ass.”

Twittler Attacks

Salon: The Trumpire strikes back: White House launches incoherent counterattack on Mueller probe - Even as news emerges of another suspicious Donald Trump Jr. meeting, White House launches major assault on FBI by Heather Digby Parton

The Onion - Queen Elizabeth Announces Success Of Monarchy’s Recent Diversity Initiative

The Onion: Queen Elizabeth Announces Success Of Monarchy’s Recent Diversity Initiative


BBC News: Take the test: What's my real age?

Have An Excellent Monday

embroidery work by Severija Incirauskaite-Kriauneviciene

Morning Joe - FBI Doesn't Open Investigations For Political Reasons - Analyst

Morning Joe - Trump Violating Constitutional Norms Again


The Palmer Report: Donald Trump reveals just how scared he is of Roger Stone’s arrest by Bill Palmer

Twittler Attacks

Guardian UK: After Trump attacks New York Times, Giuliani tells paper Mueller will be done by September - President lashes out over reported offer of overseas assistance - Trump/Russia review: Le Carré meets Mario Puzo

The Religious Left

Guardian UK: Jesus never charged a leper a co-pay': rise of the religious left - From healthcare to tax and immigration, Rev William Barber and the Poor People’s Campaign are driven by faith to focus on the disadvantaged by Lauren Gambino

Twittler Demands

NY Times: Trump Demands Inquiry Into Whether Justice Dept. ‘Infiltrated or Surveilled’ His Campaign

Not Normal

NY Times: Enough Is Enough By Charles M. Blow
These preparations — sheltering in place, ducking for cover, running for your life — have become a routine part of our children’s educational experience. This is not normal and must never be accepted as such. Neither are these shootings normal. This is all insanity.

The Market On Monday

  Good morning. At 8:50 a.m. ET DOW futures are +221 and the price of oil per barrel is up. The market is poised to open significantly higher.

CNN: Trade ceasefire; Ryanair profits jump; Italy in the spotlight by Ivana Kottasová

SNL - Sarah Palin Advice

This is phenomenal. Watch it.

Friday, May 18, 2018


  Enjoy the weekend, see you bright and early Monday morning.

work by Jo In Hyuk


wikiHow: How to Move to Spain


Huffington Post: Moving to Portugal From United States? You’ve Got to Read This By Dimitris Vlachos

The Shooter

The Daily Beast: Dimitrios Pagourtzis, Texas Shooting Suspect, Posted Neo-Nazi Imagery Online


538: How Mueller’s First Year Compares To Watergate, Iran-Contra And Whitewater - And what those past investigations tell us about where the Russia investigation might go next. By Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux
Watergate, Iran-Contra and Whitewater all had one thing in common: They lasted at least four years.


From January 14, 2007

NY Times: The Goal: Admitting Failure, Without Being a Failure By DAVID GREENBERG


NY Times: At Least 8 People Killed in Santa Fe, Texas, School Shooting; Suspect Is in Custody

Perfectly Normal

Salon: Rudy’s desperate new defense for Trump: Conspiring with the Russians wasn’t illegal! Team Trump keeps inventing new fantasies, and this one is especially bizarre. Except that it seems to be working by Heather Digby Parton

The Onion - Woman Nervously Reaches For Cell Phone As Suspicious Black Man Tells Her Today’s Soup Is Minestrone

The Onion: Woman Nervously Reaches For Cell Phone As Suspicious Black Man Tells Her Today’s Soup Is Minestrone

Dooby Do

Guardian UK: Surge in young Americans using marijuana as first drug - Proportion of young people who tried cigarettes as their first drug fell over the same period, US study says

Have An Excellent Friday

work by Giorgio de Chirico


The Palmer Report: Rudy Giuliani is hallucinating by Bill Palmer

Lawrence O'Donnell - 'These Are Animals'

Rachel Maddow - Kushner Family Sees Qatar-Tied Bailout - US policy Warms To Qatar

Here Comes War

Guardian UK: Donald Trump's warning to Kim Jong-un: make a deal or suffer same fate as Gaddafi - Asked about ‘Libya model’, Trump says: ‘That model … was total decimation. That model would take place if we don’t make a deal’


Guardian UK: Bill Gates: Trump twice asked me the difference between HIV and HPV - Microsoft co-founder tells foundation meeting it was ‘kind of scary’ how much Trump knew about what Gates’ daughter looked like
Gates himself met Trump for the first time in New York in December 2016, he recalled: “So when I first talked to him it was actually kind of scary how much he knew about my daughter’s appearance. Melinda [Gates’s wife] didn’t like that too well.”


NY Times: The Moral Rot That Threatens America By Roger Cohen
What eats at America — and so its place in the world — is moral rot: unrelenting blight that emanates from on high. When it comes to rottenness, Denmark is passé. Try the White House.

Hurting Women

NY Times: Trump Administration to Tie Health Facilities’ Funding to Abortion Restrictions

The Market On Friday

  Good morning. At 9:00 a.m. ET DOW futures are -10 and the price of oil per barrel is down. The market is poised to open slightly lower.

CNN: Oil price worries; PayPal's big deal; China-US trade by Ivana Kottasová