Weekend link dump for September 3

Just another day at the movies. No big deal.

“Why would you attempt to pull a con on a community made up of hundreds of thousands of Meddling Kids?”

The case for Taylor Swift’s new song being about Arya Stark.

“Depending on how you’ve set up two-step authentication, however, this may be far from airtight security. What’s more, not all two-step authentication methods are equally secure. Probably the most common form of secondary authentication — a one-time code sent to your mobile device via SMS/text message — is also the least secure.”

Don’t fall for Harvey-related viral hoaxes.

“Pushing civil society from talk and voting to violence and paramilitaries is what the fascists are trying to accomplish – moving from the rule of law to the rule of force.”

“When it comes to tax reform, in other words, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is hardly a profile in courage. The reason is simple: the Chamber’s own members can’t agree among themselves on what tax reform ought to include.”

“So, Bronn and Cersei Hate Each Other In Real Life”.

“One of the internet’s oldest and most popular neo-Nazi forums, which has been linked to dozens of murders, has been shut down after more than two decades of promoting white supremacy.”

“For those keeping score, this is a group of white evangelicals tripling down on the precise theology that utterly failed them in the past. Twice.”

“This is what awaits Trump on the flip side of his terrible August. It’s why anyone holding out for the possibility that Trump’s presidency might somehow become more ordinary over time is making a category error. It can’t become more ordinary, because it came into existence under unacceptable circumstances.”

“President Trump just pardoned Joe Arpaio, who was essentially running a concentration camp in the Arizona desert. He said there are some good Nazis, and he’s kicking out young adults who were brought here as kids by their parents, and I’m the one who has to continue to apologize?”

Four words: Floating fire ant colonies. You’re welcome.

Even monster trucks were pressed into rescue service during the height of Harvey.

RIP, Rollie Massimino, former head basketball coach at Villanova and author of the greatest upset in NCAA Tournament history.

“What all of this amounts to is that while Kushner has been given oversight of numerous key foreign policy issues and problems, his ‘family’ is simultaneously in a desperate hunt for money which basically has to come from abroad – from a lot of the people he meets with in his White House job. It’s like having a Secretary of State desperate for help getting money from every foreign potentate he meets with. In fact, it’s not ‘like’ that. It sort of is that.”

RIP, Jud Heathcote, former Michigan State men’s basketball coach who won an NCAA Tournament with Magic Johnson on his team.

RIP, Richard Anderson, best known as Oscar Goldman on The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman.

RIP, Walter Becker, co-founder of Steely Dan.

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