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Weekend link dump for August 7

“Fine. Here is a response to every stupid line in Bill O’Reilly’s slave worker fantasy.”

HBO lays off Bob, Luis, and Gordon from Sesame Street, and another part of many people’s childhoods just died.

“This is the question that left dissenters need to ask themselves about Hillary Clinton, if they haven’t already: is there anything that Hillary Clinton can do to redeem herself to you? If there isn’t, you can continue to protest her existence, but don’t be upset if she doesn’t respond — you wouldn’t accept a response if you got it.”

“These choices may seem like trivialities, but, like everything else about Clinton’s campaign, these songs are picked to navigate a set of difficult political conundrums.”

On the Need for Official Attribution of Russia’s DNC Hack.

Among other things, Donald Trump is lying about receiving a letter from the NFL regarding debate schedules.

Johnny Football <3 the Dallas Cowboys. Sweet baby Jesus, please make this happen. (Note: I am a NY Giants fan.)

In case you needed another reason to dislike beauty pageants.

“We’ve all seen more than enough to know exactly the kind of man we’re dealing with in Donald Trump. You’re either with him or your against him. Withdraw your endorsement or it’s just ass-covering and game-playing.”

“The U.S. Social Security Administration announced last week that it will now require a cell phone number from all Americans who wish to manage their retirement benefits at ssa.gov. Unfortunately, the new security measure does little to prevent identity thieves from fraudulently creating online accounts to siphon benefits from Americans who haven’t yet created accounts for themselves.”

So, when is that 30th anniversary Blue-Ray of Howard the Duck coming out?

“Trump, for all his facility with manipulating the media, is at bottom an impulsive and profoundly ignorant racist bully. But the reaction from establishment Republicans is equally damning. With a few exceptions, they have squirmed and rationalized past Trump’s comments. It’s a portrait of a party in utter moral and intellectual freefall.”

If the fundamentalist shoe fits, wear it.

Go ahead and don’t floss. It’s all right.

Wealthy foreigners who want to donate to US political campaigns and PACs now have a template for doing so. Thanks, Citizens United!

Satan Club meets Thursdays after school in the cafeteria.

Next time I need to apologize for something, I’m going to ask Samantha Bee to write it for me.

Turns out running for President hasn’t been good for Donald Trump’s bottom line. Apparently, being a huge racist, sexist jerk does have consequences.

You can find SAT questions on the Internet due to a massive data breach at the parent company.

The Dixie Chicks are back.

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