Friday, June 15, 2018

Weekend!

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

work by Ishiodori Tatsuya

Insecure

The Daily Beast: Donald Trump, The Insecure Pledge in the Dictatorship Fraternity - The authoritarian impulses would be sad, if they also weren’t so horrifying. by Rick Wilson

Share It


Colbert - Trump Celebrated His Historic Summit With A Historic Lie

Admission

The Atlantic: Trump’s Remarkable Admission About Dishonesty - The president is open in his affection for oppressive rulers and in saying it’s acceptable to lie to the public. Why does anyone still doubt he means it? by David A. Graham

Nut In Chief

The Daily Beast: Trump Wanders Onto ‘Fox & Friends,’ Praises Kim Jong Un, Calls FBI Leadership ‘Scum’ - ‘He speaks and his people sit up in attention,’ Trump said of the North Korean dictator. ‘I want my people to do the same.’ by Andrew Kirell

NPR - Carl Zimmer - A Science Writer Explores The 'Perversions And Potential' Of Genetic Tests

Off To Jail Manafort Goes

Bloomberg: Manafort Heads to Jail After Judge Criticizes Witness Tampering By Andrew M Harris, David Voreacos, and David McLaughlin

Bust

Salon: Inspector general’s James Comey report: Another pro-Trump conspiracy theory falls apart - Despite furious right-wing spin, all the IG’s Comey report proves is that the FBI was terrified of Republicans by Heather Digby Parton

The Onion - Mark Zuckerberg Defends Decision To Fly Confederate Flag At Facebook Headquarters

The Onion: Mark Zuckerberg Defends Decision To Fly Confederate Flag At Facebook Headquarters

Biosignature

Biosignature -
"A biosignature is any substance – such as an element, isotope, molecule, or phenomenon – that provides scientific evidence of past or present life. Measurable attributes of life include its complex physical and chemical structures and also its utilization of free energy and the production of biomass and wastes."

Habitable Moons

Science Daily: Distant moons may harbor life - Researchers have identified 121 giant planets that may have habitable moons
summary - Researchers have identified more than 100 giant planets that potentially host moons capable of supporting life. Their work will guide the design of future telescopes that can detect these potential moons and look for tell-tale signs of life, called biosignatures, in their atmospheres.

Have An Excellent Friday

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Morning Joe - Rudy Giuliani Calls For End To Mueller Probe

Of course.....

Lawrence O'Donnell - New York A.G. Files Fraud Lawsuit Against Trump Family

Rachel Maddow - DoJ IG Report Lesson - Republican Bulling Of Law Enforcement Works

Hope Springs Eternal

  I'll believe it when I see it.

The Palmer Report: Today’s the day: welcome to the prison phase of the Trump-Russia scandal by Bill Palmer

Where Is America?

Guardian UK: Sanders uses Bible to defend Trump's separation of children from families at border - Press secretary rejects criticism of Jeff Sessions citing Romans 13 to justify policy and says ‘it is very biblical to enforce the law’

God Help Us

Guardian UK: 'Antsy and bored' Trump nearly left Kim summit in peril, report says - President almost upended summit by wanting to move event forward a day after ‘tense’ staff meeting with North Korean officials

Charity To Himself

NY Times: Donald Trump’s Charity Begins, and Ends, at Home By The Editorial Board
It’s long been clear that Donald Trump’s family foundation, the Trump Foundation, is not a generous and ethical charity, but just another of his grifts. He branded it the way he brands his buildings, using his name to generate income that he then has used largely for his own benefit.

Tariffs

  Trump is setting in motion the circumstances that will be about the worst recession yet. This is my sentiment.

NY Times: U.S. to Put Tariffs on $50 Billion in Chinese Goods as Trade Fight Widens

The Market On Friday

  Good morning. At 9:15 a.m. ET DOW futures are -197 and the price of oil per barrel is down. The market is poised to open significantly lower.

CNN: US tariffs; Euro tumbles; Upbeat Rolls-Royce by Ivana Kottasová

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Preet Explains

  Preet Bharara describes how Trump used his foundation to ‘funnel money’ into his own pocket.

Turning

CBS News: Exclusive: Michael Cohen believes Trump and his allies are turning on him

Infuriating

Matthew Miller - "This Oct. 5 email from Comey to Brennan and Clapper on publicly acknowledging Russian interference is infuriating.

The Full Report

Justice.gov: A Review of Various Actions by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice in Advance of the 2016 Election

Separation Of Church And State

NBC News: Sessions cites Bible in defense of breaking up families, blames migrant parents - The attorney general, in a speech to law enforcement officers in Indiana, called on his "church friends" not to blame him for the policy. by Adam Edelman

No Empathy

The Daily Beast: ‘Don’t You Have Any Empathy?’: Sarah Huckabee Sanders Confronted Over Families Separated at Border - The White House press secretary on Thursday was forced to defend as sound policy the separation of babies from their mothers at the U.S.-Mexico border. by Matt Wilstein

The Best Of Ron Swanson (Parks And Recreation)

Colbert - Anthony Scaramucci And Michael Avenatti Predict Trump's Fate

Corrupt To The Bone

Quartz: Read the NY attorney general’s corruption lawsuit against the Trump Foundation By Nikhil Sonnad

The Onion - Newly Uncovered Journals Reveal Alexander Graham Bell Invented Telephone As First Step In Consolidating All American Businesses Into Single Monopoly

The Onion: Newly Uncovered Journals Reveal Alexander Graham Bell Invented Telephone As First Step In Consolidating All American Businesses Into Single Monopoly

Women

NPR: U.S. Suicide Rates Are Rising Faster Among Women Than Men

Historic


Have An Excellent Thursday

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Morning Joe - In Interview, Trump Offers More Praise For Autocrats

Lawrence O'Donnell - Trump Fuming About Cohen’s Handling Of Stormy Daniels

Rachel Maddow - Nixon Lawyer's Prison Time Casts Shadow Over Michael Cohen

Explained

The Palmer Report: Michael Cohen’s plea deal and his financial dispute with Trump and his lawyers, explained by Bill Palmer

WTF

Guardian UK: Nevada’s most notorious pimp wins Republican primary - Dennis Hof, owner of the Moonlite BunnyRanch brothel, won the Republican nomination for a state assembly seat on Tuesday

Our Sick President

Guardian UK: Donald Trump shrugs off Kim's human rights record: 'He's a tough guy' - As Fox News host presses Trump over North Korean regime, president is dismissive: ‘A lot of people have done bad things’

How Much

NY Times: How Much Can Democrats Count on Suburban Liberals? By Thomas B. Edsall

How To

NY Times: How to Lose the Midterms and Re-elect Trump By Frank Bruni
You’re right that Donald Trump is a dangerous and deeply offensive man, and that restraining and containing him are urgent business.

The Market On Thursday

  Good morning. At 9:15 a.m. ET DOW futures are +84 and the price of oil per barrel is up. The market is poised to open significantly higher.

CNN: Comcast bids for Fox; Rolls-Royce cuts jobs; Volkswagen penalty by Alanna Petroff

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

America's Dictator

CNN: After meeting with North Korean dictator, Trump calls press America's 'biggest enemy' by Brian Stelter

Interest Rate Hike

Axios: Federal Reserve hikes interest rate as unemployment falls

Read The List

  The list is nauseating, be forewarned.

Boston Globe: Atrocities under Kim Jong Un: Indoctrination, prison gulags, executions

Deteriorating

Salon: Psychologist John Gartner on Trump’s behavior: “It’s a coup that’s not moving slowly anymore” - Former Johns Hopkins professor argues Trump is getting worse, may be “on the boundary of psychosis and reality” by Chauncey DeVega

The Onion - Saudi Arabia Announces Escalation Of Human Rights Abuses To Curry More Favor With U.S.

The Onion: Saudi Arabia Announces Escalation Of Human Rights Abuses To Curry More Favor With U.S.

One In Three

NPR: 1 In 3 Adults In The U.S. Takes Medications Linked To Depression

Cohen's Lawyers Bail

ABC News: Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen likely to cooperate as his attorneys leave case: Sources
...Cohen has been represented by Stephen Ryan and Todd Harrison of the Washington and New York firm, McDermott, Will & Emery LLP, but a source representing this matter has disclosed to ABC News that they are not expected to represent him going forward.

Chemistry

The Atlantic: Trump’s ‘Great Chemistry’ With Murderous Strongmen - The United States diminished itself by electing a man who so often winds up needlessly praising dictators. by Conor Friedersdorf

Liar

  I detest the NY Post.

NY Post: Rudy Giuliani’s wife says he’s a cheating liar By Julia Marsh

Have An Excellent Wednesday

work by John Gannam




Lawrence O'Donnell - Trump Accomplished 'Nothing' At Summit With Kim Jong Un

Rachel Maddow - Trump Military Exercise Giveaway To N. Korea Suits Putin's Goals

Template

The Palmer Report: Robert Mueller provides the template for how Donald Trump will be dismantled by Bill Palmer

Bizarre

Guardian UK: Analysts dissect Trump's bizarre summit trailer: 'Perhaps it's a way to bond' - Washington analysts described the film Trump showed Kim Jong-un as more similar to a property developer making a hard sell
Donald Trump’s salesman pitch to Kim Jong-un included a bizarre video, in the style of a Hollywood trailer, to persuade the North Korean dictator that he can be “a hero” by choosing peace and prosperity over nuclear weapons.

The four-minute film, contrasting images of warplanes and artillery with skyscrapers and speedboats, portrays Trump and Kim as the stars of history in the making – “two men, two leaders, one destiny” – with the US president getting top billing. The narrator suggests that “a new world can begin today, one of friendship, respect and goodwill”.

Twittler Effect

Guardian UK: Republican primary election wins reflect a strong Trump effect - Mark Sanford, who Trump opposed, was defeated while Corey Steward, ‘a cruder imitation’ of the president, won in Virginia

God Help Us

NY Times: Trump: Trying to Remake America in His Own Image By Thomas L. Friedman

New Fears

NY Times: Trump-Kim Summit Creates New Anxieties for Asian Allies

Art Of The Moron

The Daily Beast: Trump’s Negotiating Style Is Pure Art of the Moron - Even by this blowhard’s YUGE standards, it’s been an exceptionally bad and destructive week of terrifying our allies and legitimizing our enemies. by Rick Wilson

The Market On Wednesday

  Good morning. At 9:15 a.m. ET DOW futures are +29 and the price of oil is down. The market is poised to open modestly higher.

CNN: Media merger mania; Fed rate decision; ZTE stock plummets by Alanna Petroff

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

By George

CNBC: Kellyanne Conway's husband defends Mueller probe, criticizes Trump by Kevin Breuninger

Meddling

CNBC: Mueller warns that election, politics meddling by foreigners is still happening

Outfoxed

NY Times: Trump Was Outfoxed in Singapore By Nicholas Kristof

'Goodbye Pork Pie Hat'

Charles Mingus

Compare



One To The Next

Vanity Fair: “The Era of Primal Trump”: Insiders Fear Trump Is Lurching from One Nuclear Showdown to Another - Advisers worry that with Singapore in the rearview mirror, “It’s going to hit the fan pretty soon.” by Gabriel Sherman

Nothing

The Daily Beast: ‘Rocket Man’ 1, Trump 0: North Korea Keeps Its Nukes for Now - The Singapore declaration does not commit Kim Jon Un to a firm, verifiable process for giving up his nuclear weapons, but the president believes Kim ‘will do the right thing.’ by David Axe

The Great Divide


Nothing

Salon: Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un’s nothing summit: He went to Singapore for a giant photo op - Considering this is Trump, it could have been worse. But North Korea got a major PR victory and agreed to nothing by Heather Digby Parton

The Onion - Trump Touts Success Of Singapore Summit After Securing $10 Billion Trade Deal To Sell Nuclear Warheads To North Korea

The Onion: Trump Touts Success Of Singapore Summit After Securing $10 Billion Trade Deal To Sell Nuclear Warheads To North Korea

Fires

NPR: Fires And Drought Close Forests In Colorado And New Mexico

Have An Excellent Tuesday

work by Antony Gormley





Morning Joe - The 'Major Problems' In Trump-Kim Agreement

Spectacle

MSNBC: At summit with North Korea’s Kim, Trump gets his spectacle (but little else) By Steve Benen

Botched

The Palmer Report: How the media is totally botching the Trump-Kim summit by Bill Palmer

The Paper Trail

Guardian UK: Donald Trump and Michael Cohen are destroying their documents all wrong - The president rips up his notes into tiny little pieces while his lawyer opts for a shredder – yet neither can hide their paper trail

Fight Dirty

Guardian UK: Battle hymn of the Democrats: why it's time for liberals to fight dirty

What Are The Details

NY Times: Live Updates: Trump to Suspend Military Exercises on Korean Peninsula

No Details

NY Times: Trump and Kim See New Chapter for Nations After Summit
But the statement did not go much further than previous ones by North Korea and was short on details, including any timetable or verification measures.

The Market On Tuesday

  Good morning. At 8:50 a.m. ET DOW futures are -5 and the price of oil per barrel is down. The market is poised to open slightly lower.

CNN: Markets react to Trump-Kim summit; AT&T ruling; Brexit votes by Alanna Petroff

Monday, June 11, 2018

19 Psychological Tips That Will Change Your Life

De Niro Uncensored

Nine Steps

NY Times: The Nine Steps Required to Really Disarm North Korea By WILLIAM J. BROAD, DAVID E. SANGER and TROY GRIGGS

Change


Increasing

Axios: The big picture: Suicide rates are increasing in almost every state

Not Yet

The Daily Beast: Trump’s Character Is Our Destiny. We Must Recognize That Horror. We have not hit the bottom yet on this presidency. by Ron Reagan

'Helplessly Hoping'

The LSB Experience - nicely done boys.

Meltdown

Salon: Summit madness: After Donald Trump’s G7 meltdown in Quebec, what lies ahead in Singapore? Now that Trump has alienated our closest allies, he’s off to meet Kim Jong Un with no preparation. Sounds great! by Heather Digby Parton

The Onion - Assistant Always Follows Warner Bros. CEO With Suitcase Containing Codes To Authorize ‘Collateral Beauty 2’

The Onion: Assistant Always Follows Warner Bros. CEO With Suitcase Containing Codes To Authorize ‘Collateral Beauty 2’

Allergies

Science News: Kids with food allergies are twice as likely to have autism - But having the immune abnormalities doesn’t mean a child will develop the disorder By Aimee Cunningham

Baby


Have An Excellent Monday

work by Cornelia Konrads





Morning Joe - Is There A Method To Trump's Handling Of Trudeau?

Morning Joe - My Worst Expectations Were Met This Weekend

Friendless

The Palmer Report: Donald Trump has no friends by Bill Palmer

Ovation

Guardian UK: Robert De Niro wins ovation for 'Fuck Trump' speech at the Tony awards - Introducing a performance by Bruce Springsteen, the actor twice denounces the president, but his words are bleeped out for TV audiences
“I’m gonna say one thing. Fuck Trump.”

As the applauding audience rose to their feet, De Niro continued: “It’s no longer down with Trump. It’s fuck Trump.”

The Summit

Guardian UK: Trump-Kim summit: US to offer unprecedented security deal - Mike Pompeo says assurances Trump will offer Kim will go further than 2005 agreement
Mike Pompeo did not specify what security assurances Trump would offer Kim but made clear they would go even further than a 2005 agreement in which the US pledged not to attack North Korea with nuclear or conventional weapons.

Pure Idiocy

NY Times: Trump Upends Global Trade Order Built by U.S.

Outrage

NY Times: Trump’s ‘Bully’ Attack on Trudeau Outrages Canadians

Isolated

NY Times: Escalating Clash With Canada, Trump Is Isolated Before North Korea Meeting

The Market On Monday

  Good morning. At 9:15 a.m. ET DOW futures are +23 and the price of oil per barrel is down. The market is poised to open modestly higher.

CNN: Trump on tour; Rolls-Royce engine trouble; The end of net neutrality by Ivana Kottasová

The Mad King

The Daily Beast: The Madness of King Trump on Full Display at the G7 - The Group of Seven is a club that is supposed to represent shared values. But, um, Trump doesn’t share any of them. No wonder he wanted his buddy Putin back in. by Christopher Dickey

Friday, June 08, 2018

Weekend!

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

work by Monet

New Mueller Indictments

Rolling Stone: Breaking Down Robert Mueller's Newest Indictment - Paul Manafort’s witness-tampering allegations are no joke

The Onion - Curiosity Rover Finds 5 Bucks On Mars

The Onion: Curiosity Rover Finds 5 Bucks On Mars

Insults

Salon: Trump insults U.S. allies ahead of G7 summit, will rush off to snuggle with Kim Jong-un in Singapore - Donald Trump dreads meeting with allies angered by trade war, but can’t wait to hang with North Korean despot by Heather Digby Parton

The Onion - Trump Flubs Gaffe

The Onion: Trump Flubs Gaffe

The Onion - Giuliani Says Kim Jong-Un Begged Like A Has-Been-Politician-Turned-Hack-Attorney Trying To Get A Job At The White House

The Onion: Giuliani Says Kim Jong-Un Begged Like A Has-Been-Politician-Turned-Hack-Attorney Trying To Get A Job At The White House

Plunge

Science Mag: Cost plunges for capturing carbon dioxide from the air By Robert F. Service
Pulling carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air and using it to make synthetic fuel seems like the ultimate solution to climate change: Instead of adding ever more CO2 to the air from fossil fuels, we can simply recycle the same CO2 molecules over and over.

Lies


Microfiber Catching Laundry Ball

Have An Excellent Friday

work by Llew Mejia



Lawrence O'Donnell - Trump’s DOJ Leak Probe Snags Senate Staffer

Rachel Maddow - Light Of Russia Investigation Sends Trump Affiliates Scattering

End Up

The Palmer Report: Donald Trump just stupidly set a precedent that’ll ensure the people closest to him end up in prison

Defenseless

Guardian UK: Trump justice department will stop defending key parts of Obamacare - Administration makes rare decision not to defend federal law in court, pointing to changes in the measure due next year

P.O.Trump

Guardian UK: 'Take that, Trump!': Democrat kisses same-sex partner in election advert - Richard Madaleno, running in primary for governor of Maryland, kisses husband in TV ad

Cult

NY Times: The Cult of Trump By The Editorial Board
Through his demagogic command of the party’s base, he has emerged as the shameless, trash-talking, lib-owning fulcrum around which the entire enterprise revolves.

Crazy Man

NY Times: Trump Calls for Russia to Be Readmitted to G-7
President Trump called on the world’s leading economies on Friday to reinstate Russia to the Group of 7 nations four years after it was cast out for annexing Crimea, once again putting him at odds with America’s leading allies in Europe and Asia.

The Market On Friday

  Good morning. At 9:15 a.m. ET DOW futures are -85 and the price of oil per barrel is down. The market is poised to open significantly lower.

CNN: G7 summit angst; ZTE deal; IMF in Argentina by Ivana Kottasová

Thursday, June 07, 2018

Organic

CNN: NASA's Curiosity rover finds organic matter on Mars By Ashley Strickland

Impeach

The Atlantic: Trump and Giuliani Accidentally Make the Case for Impeachment - By invoking the specter of a self-pardon, the president and his defenders are implicitly suggesting that only Congress can constrain an executive's lawless behavior. by David A. Graham

The Anti-Gay Movement Grows

USA Today: Tennessee hardware store puts up 'No Gays Allowed' sign

Mars

check it out, outstanding photos of the Martian landscape.

Ars Technica: Mars Express has revealed the Red Planet in stunning new ways - Mesas. Chasms. Icy poles. River-like features. Mars is both alien and familiar. by Eric Berger

Cruelty

The Daily Beast: Ronal Francisco Romero Died in Agony in ICE Custody. Now His Family Is Preparing to Sue. An independent autopsy found he would have been ‘intensely, visibly ill and in severe pain for several days’ before he became at least the 27th person to die in custody since 2015. by Betsy Woodruff
...he died of bacterial meningitis, which started with an ear infection and spread to his brain. He also experienced renal failure and ketoacidosis, according to the court filings.

In Response To Rudy



Occam's Razor

Occam's razor is the problem-solving principle that, when presented with competing hypothetical answers to a problem, one should select the answer that makes the fewest assumptions. The idea is attributed to William of Ockham, who was an English Franciscan friar, scholastic philosopher, and theologian.

Rudy Untethered

Salon: Conspiracy theory dance party! Rudy Giuliani’s insane Israeli vacation - In one morning at an investment conference, Giuliani insults Kim Jong Un and floats a new conspiracy theory by Heather Digby Parton

The Onion - GE Releases New Flickering Light Bulb For Abandoned Sanatoriums

The Onion: GE Releases New Flickering Light Bulb For Abandoned Sanatoriums

Ocean Pollution's Toll

NPR: In Thailand, 17 Pounds Of Plastic Kills Whale, Highlighting Ocean Pollution

Doofus Leadership

New Yorker: What Happens When a Bad-Tempered, Distractible Doofus Runs an Empire? By Miranda Carter

Have An Excellent Thursday

work by William S. Rice 1873-1963




Lawrence O'Donnell - Avenatti - Cohen Colluded With Stormy’s Former Lawyer

Rachel Maddow - New Cambridge Analytica Revelations Connect Trump Russia Dots

  You must watch this clip.

The Dream Scenario

The Palmer Report: Sean Hannity just went berserk on-air about Trump-Russia, and probably sent himself to prison in the process by Bill Palmer

The Trump Conspiracy Thickens

Guardian UK: Cambridge Analytica director 'met Assange to discuss US election' - Brittany Kaiser also claims to have channelled payments and donations to WikiLeaks

The NBA's Greatest Team - The Golden State Warriors

Guardian UK: NBA finals: Warriors close on title as Kevin Durant heroics beat Cavaliers

Monstrosity

NY Times: ‘I Want to Hate …’ By Charles M. Blow
...nearly seven in 10 Americans “feel worn out by the amount of news there is these days.”

Dems Strenghten

NY Times: Democrats Strengthen House Takeover Prospects in Primary Voting
Democrats enhanced their prospects for winning control of the House with Tuesday’s coast-to-coast primary results, skirting potential calamity in California and lining up likely gains in New Jersey and possible victories in Iowa and New Mexico.

The Market On Thursday

  Good morning. At 9:15 a.m. ET DOW futures are +63 and the price of oil per barrel is up. The market is poised to open moderately higher.

CNN: Glitch in London; Trade action; More retail pain by Ivana Kottasová

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Pardoned Me


Reason 86

Chicago Tribune: Giuliani says Mueller's team is trying to frame Trump

Trump's F Team

The Daily Beast: Sean Hannity and Seb Gorka Are Going to Singapore for Trump’s North Korea Summit - Former White House aide Sebastian Gorka and Fox News primetime host Sean Hannity will be in Singapore covering Trump’s talks with Kim Jong Un. by Maxwell Tani

'Person A'

The Atlantic: The Astonishing Tale of the Man Mueller Calls ‘Person A’ - One of the most shocking revelations from the special counsel’s investigation is the suggestion that Paul Manafort’s longtime aide is a pawn of Russian intelligence. by Franklin Foer

Bobby

Salon: 50 years after Robert Kennedy’s assassination: Don’t get caught up in conspiracy theories - Here’s the thing about conspiracy theories — they almost always serve those who already hold the power by Timothy Denevi

The Onion - Scott Pruitt Claims Misappropriated EPA Funds Would Have Only Been Wasted On Dumb Shit Like Clean Water

Guardian UK: Scott Pruitt Claims Misappropriated EPA Funds Would Have Only Been Wasted On Dumb Shit Like Clean Water

Sex Bots

Guardian UK: Claims about social benefits of sex robots greatly overstated, say experts - There is no evidence that AI robots will reduce the need for sex workers or provide a ‘safe’ outlet for paedophiles

Why Indeed

Washington Post: Why do all these criminals keep gathering around Trump? by Paul Waldman

Have An Excellent Wednesday

work by Paul-Elie Ranson 1864 – 1909




Lawrence O'Donnell - United Nations - U.S. Is Violating Human Rights

Rachel Maddow - Manafort Legal Peril From Bad To Worse As Pressure To Flip Mounts

Twit Fit

The Palmer Report: Donald Trump launches into midnight meltdown by Bill Palmer

Good Riddance

Guardian UK: White House aide steps down after anger over remarks on McCain's health - Kelly Sadler dismissed ill senator’s opposition to CIA nominee because ‘he’s dying anyway’

Oppression

Guardian UK: Oppression in America: 'To root this out we need a movement against racist policies' - To root out racism, academics and activists say, talk of healing is not enough: the bias at the heart of American politics, policing and society must be addressed

Takeaways

CNN: 6 takeaways from the biggest primary night of 2018
In retiring Rep. Darrell Issa's district, one Democrat will advance, CNN projects. But in two other Republican-held districts the party was worried about -- those of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher and retiring Rep. Ed Royce -- it's still unclear if a Democrat will advance to the general election.

Optimism For Democrats

NY Times: Gavin Newsom and John Cox to Compete in California Election for Governor
National Democrats were increasingly optimistic overnight that they had managed to push their favored candidates into the general election in several important races in Southern California.

Trump's Grift Swamp

NY Times: Grifters Gonna Grift By The Editorial Board
Meanwhile, Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, has once again burnished his reputation as the Trump administration’s biggest grifter.

The Market On Wednesday

  Good morning. At 9:20 a.m. ET DOW futures are +98 and the price of oil per barrel is down. The market is poised to open significantly higher.

CNN: Facebook has another problem; Google faces shareholders, Australia's boom by Ivana Kottasová

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

'Lady Bird'

trailer - watch this movie, it's great.

Stephen Colbert - Can A President Pardon Himself?

Mitch McConnell Cancels Most Of Senate August Recess

  Mitch tries his best to turn the election.

Faux News

The Daily Beast: Fox News Uses Photos of Eagles Praying to Falsely Attack Them for Kneeling During Anthem - The network apologized Tuesday, calling the thirty seconds that ran Monday night an ‘error.’ by Maxwell Tani

Hate


'Cept You And Me Babe

Greg Brown - sounds like he's channeling Leonard Cohen, but I still love it.

Sadist In Chief

Salon: Donald Trump’s trade war masks a darker agenda: Aiding the far right in Europe - US ambassador to Germany vows to help the far right, and Trump’s foreign policy looks even more sinister by Heather Digby Parton

The Onion - Report - 83% Of Americans Just Want To Put On Sunglasses And Say ‘Let’s Do This’

The Onion: Report: 83% Of Americans Just Want To Put On Sunglasses And Say ‘Let’s Do This’

Learn

NPR: When Everything Clicks: The Power Of Judgment-Free Learning

Hair Brush


Have An Excellent Tuesday

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