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Weekend link dump for June 30

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“How scout Noelle Needham and superstar Hayley Wickenheiser are smashing hockey‘s glass ceiling”.

“Though the number of people who are ideologically opposed to vaccination is vanishingly small (1 to 2 percent, according to research), significantly more state that they have “serious concerns” about vaccination — it’s this group that most worries public-health experts.”

“We know that misinformation gets plenty of engagement on Facebook. But how does the reach of corresponding fact checks compare?”

“And as long as the Democrats—presidential candidates, Senate candidates, House Democrats, whomever—run around acting like Mitch McConnell isn’t a huge impediment to progress in this country, in his way a bigger one than President Trump, and not calling him out as the one-man Berlin Wall of reaction that he is, they’re wasting everyone’s time.”

“my post-art plan is opening a grilled cheese cart. it will serve $1 grilled cheese made with white bread, bulk cheese, bulk butter, and thats it. greasy as hell. no options, no artisan, nothing. there will be no change. you give me $5 youre getting 5, you figure your own life out.”

“The massive trove, and the story behind it, sheds light on the slap-dash way President Trump filled his cabinet and administration, and foreshadowed future scandals that beset his government.”

Important giant squid news.

Yeah, there’s basically no way the Tampa Bay Rays could play half of their games in Montreal.

“[T]he simplest and most straightforward explanation makes the most sense. Maybe the cruelty, far from being the point, is actually beside the point. Maybe the administration, from the president on down to detention center guards, doesn’t care one bit about the health and well-being of the children in its care. Maybe it views them as a nuisance, as an irritant, as a matter of relative moral indifference.”

“To all of the excuses for our lack of interest — that this was more than 20 years ago, that her motives have been compromised by her commercial interest in selling her book and, my personal favorite, that she should have come forward last year, at the #MeToo moment deemed appropriate by those who’ve never had to learn the hard way that whenever a woman comes forward is somehow the wrong moment — I have one question: If this had been alleged of any of Trump’s potential 2020 rivals, in either party, would the coverage and public response be so meek and measured?”

“An Alabama woman who was shot in the stomach while pregnant has been indicted and charged with manslaughter for the death of the fetus. Charges against the shooter have been dismissed.” And some people wonder where those Handmaid’s Tale protests come from.

RIP, Lonn Taylor, writer, historian, curator, raconteur.

Sad news: Finland’s public radio’s weekly Latin news bulletin has gone off the air.

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2 Comments

  1. Bill_Daniels says:

    I have one question: If this had been alleged of any of Trump’s potential 2020 rivals, in either party, would the coverage and public response be so meek and measured?”

    Maybe ask the Virginia Lt. Governor that question. How quick did the racist/rapist Virginia gov/lt. gov duo go down the ol’ memory hole?

    But I have the solution to this issue going forward. Set a nationwide date. If you are claiming you were raped long ago, you need to come forward publicly and make your claim by XX date, otherwise, your claim will be automatically dismissed.

    As to this woman specifically, just watch her performance while being interviewed by Anderson Cooper on CNN. Even he was shocked. She’s nuttier than squirrel turd. Heck, she hit on light-in-the-loafers Anderson. He was so shocked, he called for a commercial break to stop her from imploding further.

    She basically regurgitated a Law and Order: SVU plot, and she wasn’t smart enough to scrub her social media before she came out with this claim. Back in 2012, when she wasn’t claiming to be a victim, her favorite TV show? The Apprentice. She just loved to tune in every week to see what her ‘rapist’ was up to. Uh, OK, sure.

    She should be sued for defamation, as should the Kavanaugh accusers.

  2. Manny says:

    Only when the god of truth speaks up, will everyone know what that mind has conjured to be fact. Bill in case you have trouble comprehending, I am referring to you.

    Bill so is the earth 6,000 years old, or there abouts?