Monday, January 22, 2018



Axios: Montana becomes first state to add net neutrality rules after repeal

Replacing Kelly

Vanity Fair: “I’ve Got Another Nut Job Here Who Thinks He’s Running Things”: Are Trump and Kelly Heading for Divorce? With the president and his chief of staff arguing in public, Ivanka Trump takes charge of finding a replacement. by Gabriel Sherman


The Daily Beast: Dems Fold on This Shutdown, But the Next One Could Be Worse - Chuck Schumer accepted Mitch McConnell’s promise to vote on Dreamers in exchange for reopening the government. If he breaks that promise, all hell will break loose. by Gideon Resnick, Andrew Desiderio, Sam Stein



Racist At Heart

Salon: Do Trump and the GOP really want a DACA deal? We already know the answer - Advisers like Stephen Miller and Tom Cotton are feeding Trump’s racism, because they know what’s in his heart by Heather Digby Parton

The Onion - Researchers Say That First Warning Sign Of Alcoholism Generally Driving Over Curb, Plowing Through Fire Hydrant, And Crashing Into Aquarium

The Onion: Researchers Say That First Warning Sign Of Alcoholism Generally Driving Over Curb, Plowing Through Fire Hydrant, And Crashing Into Aquarium


Science Daily: The creative brain is wired differently
summary - Scientists studying brain scans of people who were asked to come up with inventive uses for everyday objects found a specific pattern of connectivity that correlated with the most creative responses. Researchers were then able to use that pattern to predict how creative other people's responses would be based on their connections in this network.

Have An Excellent Monday

work by Emil Nolde

Morning Joe - Trump Clearly Not Up To The Task Of Being President

Morning Joe - Trump's Staff Complicates Ability For Compromise


The Palmer Report: Here’s how Robert Mueller got to Steve Bannon

Empty Head

Guardian UK: A far from cluttered mind? The meaning of Donald Trump’s empty desk - In a recent picture, the Resolute desk had nothing on it but a phone, a coaster, a marker pen and a wooden box. Is he lazy or just efficient?

Homophobia In Brazil

Guardian UK: Violent deaths of LGBT people in Brazil hit all-time high 0 At least 445 LGBT Brazilians died as victims of homophobia in 2017, new research reveals, following a 30% spike in just one year


NY Times: Shutdown, Showdown, Sure Thing by Charles M. Blow
Donald Trump proved himself both woefully inept at making tough deals and also demonstrated that his yearlong strategy of trying to govern to the exclusion of Democrats and playing to a narrow base is fatally flawed.


NY Times: Government Shutdown Goes Into Monday as Senate Inches Toward Deal By NICHOLAS FANDOS and THOMAS KAPLAN

The Market On Monday

  At 9:20 a.m. ET the DOW is -54 and the price of oil per barrel is slightly up. The market is poised to open moderately lower.

CNN: NAFTA is close to falling apart with time running out by Patrick Gillespie

The Sky

The Future

Friday, January 19, 2018


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

work by Albarrán Cabrera


President Predator

The Daily Beast: Stormy Daniels Reveals Donald Trump Is a Lot Like Harvey Weinstein - The president’s M.O. with his alleged mistress was the same as it was with some of his accusers: Sleep with me if you want a job.

What England Is Reading

The Sun: DON’S SPANK SESSION Donald Trump made porn star Stormy Daniels spank him with a copy of Forbes magazine featuring his own face on the cover, reports claim - The adult star also claimed he chased her in a hotel room in just his underpants and compared her to his daughter Ivanka


"Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet." - Aristotle

The Best And Brightest

Salon: Trump appointee drops out after sexist, homophobic and racist rant emerges - Carl Higbie, a former Navy SEAL, made hateful comments about African-Americans, undocumented immigrants and others by Matthew Rozsa

The Onion - Michigan Restaurant Selling $180 Tacos

The Onion: Michigan Restaurant Selling $180 Tacos


Science Daily: Flu may be spread just by breathing - Coughing and sneezing not required for transmission
summary - It is easier to spread the influenza virus (flu) than previously thought, according to a new study. People commonly believe that they can catch the flu by exposure to droplets from an infected person's coughs or sneezes or by touching contaminated surfaces. But, new information about flu transmission reveals that we may pass the flu to others just by breathing.


The Cut: Trump Reportedly Told Stormy Daniels to Spank Him with an Issue of Forbes By Madeleine Aggeler

Have An Excellent Friday

work by Leslie Ann O’Dell

Morning Joe - GOP On Losing Side Of History

No shit...

Lawrence O'Donnell - John Kelly's Hard Lesson On Trump's Belief On Evolution

Rachel Maddow - Fusion GPS Transcript Outlines Potential Trump Money Laundering


The Palmer Report: Robert Mueller expected to arrest these five people in Donald Trump’s Russia scandal

Only 12?

Guardian UK: Turn and face the strange: the 12 weirdest days from Trump's first year

Trump Love

Guardian UK: Stormy Daniels on Trump: pajamas, unprotected sex and … scary sharks - The porn actor, real name Stephanie Clifford, reveals details of her relationship with the future president in full text of 2011 interview
Clifford also described her sexual encounters with the businessman, saying she did not use protection: “It was kind of in the moment. And I was really kind of upset about it because I am so, like, careful.”

GOP Nonsense

  The GOP itself is proof that the American educational system is broken, that propaganda has replaced real information, and that mental health care is woefully broken as well.

NY Times: The G.O.P.’s Doomsday-Machine Politics by Paul Krugman
“Give me what I want or I’ll blow everything up.”


NY Times: Showdown Vote in Senate on Friday With Government Shutdown at Stake By THOMAS KAPLAN and SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
The Senate is heading toward a showdown vote on Friday on legislation to keep the government open past midnight, and Democrats appear ready to block it, gambling that a weakened President Trump will have to offer concessions in the face of a looming government crisis.

The Market On Friday

  At 9:20 a.m. ET DOW futures are +26 and the price of oil per barrel is down. The market is poised to open moderately higher.

CNN: Shutdown looms; IBM drops; Schlumberger earnings by Alanna Petroff