Weekend link dump for June 26

From a few years ago, Penn Jillette on the bizarre experience of The Celebrity Apprentice.

“Trump, by contrast, is constantly getting massive attention for being a deluded, ignorant, racist maniac. He combines an unprecedented facility to manipulate the modern media environment with gutter bigotry and a complete lack of policy knowledge. If elected, he would almost certainly displace Andrew Johnson as the worst president in American history.”

What Rep. Marc Veasey says.

RIP, Anton Yelchin, who played Chekhov in the new Star Trek movies.

Top 15 Elton John Songs That Would Be Somewhat Better-Suited for a Donald Trump Rally Than “Tiny Dancer”.

“Out of all Hollywood’s parenting stereotypes, the bumbling man who redeems himself by caring for children might be the most exhausting.”

“There are a lot of reasons why adopting a 50-state strategy is both the right thing and the smart thing for Clinton to do.”

“The United States is on track to spend $2.6 trillion less on health care between 2014 and 2019, compared to initial projections made right after the 2010 passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).”

“Ability to serve as an effective president is genuinely by far the most important quality to seek out in a VP.”

“Analysis by MarketWatch suggests that around 20 percent of Trump’s campaign expenditure went directly to Trump-owned businesses or family members.”

How does a four-point shot for the NBA grab you?

“Lists of names like this are a fixture of the white evangelical subculture. This is what we have instead of ecclesiology or church polity. Some would say this is because evangelicals don’t have bishops or popes, but really it’s the opposite problem — we have more bishops and popes than we know what to do with.”

Need a lawyer? You can go to WalMart to find one now.

At least, until the robot lawyers take over.

Wonder Woman is your new POTUS, at least if you watch Supergirl.

RIP, Bill Ham, longtime manager of ZZ Top. The picture at the top of that story is awesome and worth the click.

“That is what this is actually about. The time for patience is long gone. We must find a way from no way. It is time to dramatize the need for action. There comes a time when you have to make a little noise. The time for silence is over.”

In re: Brexit: What Scalzi and Drum say.

So, #BeckyWithTheBadGrades, was it worth it? The real lesson here is to never, ever get involved with a two-bit hustler like Edward Blum.

Keep Laredo weird, y’all.

RIP, Ralph Stanley, singer, banjo player and guardian of unvarnished mountain music who performed “O Death” in the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou?.

“Eventually the kids are going to figure out how badly their elders are screwing them, and maybe then they’ll finally muster the energy to cast a ballot.”

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One Response to Weekend link dump for June 26

  1. Bill Daniels says:

    With regard to the Mother Jones blurb on Brexit, it’s interesting that people old enough to remember life BEFORE the E.U. voted to leave the E.U., and the more experience, i.e. the older they were, the more likely they were to vote for independence.

    Those young that had never experienced a free Britain voted more heavily to remain. Perhaps because they didn’t have the memory of a free Britain to compare things to?

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