Archive for May, 2017

Trump Able to Cljjryff


(New Yorker::Borowitz Report) – Andy Borowitz:

Donald J. Trump tweeted early Wednesday morning that his practice of sleeping only four hours a day was having no impact whatsoever on his ability to cljjryff. …

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Truth About War


(The Intercept) – Jon Schwarz:

Wars are less about conflicts between societies than about conflicts within societies. Every country has a militaristic right-wing, and nothing helps that right-wing triumph over their domestic enemies more than a state of war. And just like a pharmaceutical company that doesn’t want to cure diseases when managing them is so profitable, their top priority is never bringing the war to an end, but maintaining and expanding their power within the country. …

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War profiteering

The Problem is Civil Obedience


(Information Clearing House) – Howard Zinn:

I start from the supposition that the world is topsy-turvy, that things are all wrong, that the wrong people are in jail and the wrong people are out of jail, that the wrong people are in power and the wrong people are out of power, that the wealth is distributed in this country and the world in such a way as not simply to require small reform but to require a drastic reallocation of wealth. I start from the supposition that we don’t have to say too much about this because all we have to do is think about the state of the world today and realize that things are all upside down. …

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Matt Damon reading Howard Zinn: The Problem is Civil Obedience

The Democrats Need a New Message


(Rolling Stone Politics) – Matt Taibbi:

How low do you have to sink to lose an election in this country? Republicans have been trying to answer that question for years. But they’ve been unable to find out, because Democrats somehow keep failing to beat them. …

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How to Get Your Body Ready for Summer


(New Yorker Daily Shouts) – Lauren Bans:

Sunshine, swimsuits, and bare legs – oh my! The warm months are finally upon us. And that means one thing: you gotta get your bod in tip-top shape. Follow these six steps and prepare to flaunt your body confidently in front of your friends and family and maybe even the police, once they inevitably find out you’ve been hiding a body in your basement. …

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Trump Says He Does Not Know Jared Kushner Very Well


(New Yorker::Borowitz Report) – Andy Borowitz:

When asked whether Kushner might have had improper contact with Russian spies during the transition, Trump said, “I couldn’t tell you if that’s the kind of thing he’d do. You really should ask someone who knows him.”

Trump refused to answer further questions about Kushner’s possible legal difficulties, saying only, “I wish Garrett well.” …

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Kushner, Trump, e.a.

Multicultural Star Trek


(New Yorker::Elements) – Manu Saadia:

For Alt-Right Trolls, “Star Trek: Discovery” Is an Unsafe Space. …

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Star Trek: Discovery

The Cost of UK Foreign Policy


(Guardian Comment Cartoons) – Martin Rowson:

2 + 2 =” …

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Martin Rowson on the cost of UK foreign policy – cartoon

Summer Comes to Saturn


(Syfy Wire::Bad Astronomy) – Phil Plait:

On Wednesday, May 24, 2017, summer arrived for Saturn. Well, its northern hemisphere, at least. …

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Saturn's North Pole, by Cassini

Romeo and Juliet: Act 3, Scene 5 (part 3)


(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

Parents. Can’t live without ’em, but also definitely can’t live with ’em. …

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Mya Gosling: Romeo and Juliet: Act 3, Scene 5 (part 3)