Friday, July 21, 2017

Parliamentarian deals setback to GOP repeal bill

Parliamentarian deals setback to GOP repeal bill
Oops. Although, they almost certainly knew this. Does that mean this is all theater, not actually intended to pass? Just red meat for the base?

Mika McKinnon on Twitter

Mika McKinnon on Twitter
Professional procrastination.

Bill Scher on Twitter

Bill Scher on Twitter

How could so many be furious over a female Doctor Who? They answer is they’re not

How could so many be furious over a female Doctor Who? They answer is they’re not

Steven Universe's Next Chapter Will Be a Bit of a Murder Mystery

Steven Universe's Next Chapter Will Be a Bit of a Murder Mystery

Controversial Speeches on Campus Are Not Violence - The Atlantic

Controversial Speeches on Campus Are Not Violence - The Atlantic
Yes. "The implication of this expansive use of the word “violence” is that “we” are justified in punching and pepper-spraying “them,” even if all they did was say words. We’re just defending ourselves against their “violence.” But if this way of thinking leads to actual violence, and if that violence triggers counter-violence from the other side (as happened a few weeks later at Berkeley), then where does it end? In the country’s polarized democracy, telling young people that “words are violence” may in fact lead to a rise in real, physical violence. Free speech, properly understood, is not violence. It is a cure for violence."

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Low Oxygen.. Running out of air in a mine!

Low Oxygen.. Running out of air in a mine!
Do not try this at home.

Boss Tells Woman Her Headscarf Is "Unprofessional" So Now She Shows Up in Cosplay Every Day

Boss Tells Woman Her Headscarf Is "Unprofessional" So Now She Shows Up in Cosplay Every Day
Awesome.

Trump’s lawyers seek to undercut Mueller’s Russia investigation

Trump’s lawyers seek to undercut Mueller’s Russia investigation
Ha! "His primary frustration centers on why allegations that his campaign coordinated with Russia should spread into scrutinizing many years of Trump dealmaking. He has told aides he was especially disturbed after learning Mueller would be able to access several years of his tax returns."

Matthew Colville on Twitter

Matthew Colville on Twitter
Tolkien elves have anime eyes. Physics proves it.

The Hard Thing About Software Development

The Hard Thing About Software Development
Very true.

O.J. Simpson granted parole, could be out in October

O.J. Simpson granted parole, could be out in October
He can finally continue the search for the real killers.

Shelling From Royal Caribbean’s M.S. ‘Allure’ Sinks Carnival Cruise Vessel That Crossed Into Disputed Waters

Shelling From Royal Caribbean’s M.S. ‘Allure’ Sinks Carnival Cruise Vessel That Crossed Into Disputed Waters

Steven Universe

Steven Universe

These Star Trek: Discovery Props Reveal a Ton About The New Klingon Foes

These Star Trek: Discovery Props Reveal a Ton About The New Klingon Foes

io9

io9
Depressing, and, I believe, wrong.

Louise Mensch’s Destructive Fantasies

Louise Mensch’s Destructive Fantasies
Don't pay attention to articles by Mensch except for amusement value. Taking them seriously could lead you down the road to madness or conspiracy theory. "Usurpation abounds, at home and abroad, and seems never to be walled in by anything as prosaic as the law. Mensch’s Supreme Court has proactive police powers and a Bruce Willis–esque “marshal” who chases down helicopters and colludes heroically with the rogue justices. Her Congress acts primarily in camera, and may already have informed Trump that he is no longer permitted to use his legal powers. Her FISA courts issue indictments they have no authority to present. And the rules? They’re suggestions, really. The America of Mensch’s imagination is a place in which the entire Republican party is imminently going to jail — on RICO charges, no less — because Paul Ryan is a partisan. What the Da Vinci Code was to Christian theology, Louise Mensch is to James Madison’s handiwork. See how the symbols line up in the moonlight?"

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