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Weekend link dump for February 2

What might have happened in the next season of some TV shows that got canceled. Gotta say, as a fan of “Castle”, I’m glad the Season 9 that might have been never did happen.

“[Alan] Dershowitz’s career is a testament to the effects that celebrity, affluence, and fame can have on even the most formidable legal minds. His client in the Senate trial won’t be Trump, or even the presidency as an institution, but power itself.”

“Everything You Need to Know About the Potential Sale of .Org”.

“I grew up watching Sound of Music at least once a year with my evangelical Christian family. That was the 1970s and ’80s, when it was on the short list of officially sanctioned movies deemed acceptable and edifying for good Christian families. Watching that movie taught me that the Nazis are always the bad guys and that refugees and those who help them are always the good guys. This is no longer a noncontroversial position in American evangelicalism.”

“But the biggest thing is we shouldn’t lose track of what a disgrace this is. Bolton, as we’ve suspected, denied critical information to a lawful and constitutional judicial inquiry while making it available for what is at the end of the day a private business venture. There is just no conceivable justification for this from any, any perspective. It is really a disgrace.”

Jemele Hill eulogizes Kobe Bryant and how he evolved as a person after he retired from the NBA.

“If Bolton does testify, he not only refutes the linchpin of Trump’s defense, he also potentially implicates a wide array of other officials.” (Scratch this if this is obsolete by Sunday.)

“But now, the executive privilege argument is no longer available. Trump’s tweets directly denying the substance of Bolton’s reported allegations waive any privilege that might have protected them from public disclosure. Privilege is meant to keep a president’s secrets confidential. If the president reveals those secrets or publicly discusses the conversations himself, there is no longer any need to protect them from disclosure.”

“That person knew, as did all who inhabit Quote Whores boxes everywhere, the value of being well-known and seen-often-on-TV.”

“The Oral History of Prince’s Super Bowl XLI Halftime Show”.

RIP. John Andretti, NASCAR driver.

RIP, Fred Silverman, longtime TV producer who gave us Scooby Doo, Where Are You? and so much more.

“The New Orleans Saints apparently had a hand in determining which local priests were on a pedophile list, according to lawyers for sex abuse plaintiffs suing the Archdiocese of New Orleans.”

There’s still a lot more House Democrats can do once the Senate and Mitch McConnell finish giving Trump a get-out-of-any-form-of-accountability card.

Jeopardy! legend James Holzhauer revisits betting on baseball.

RIP, Mary Higgins Clark, bestselling author.

RIP, Edgar Henderson, Disney animator who produced cartoons for the original Astrodome scoreboard.

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5 Comments

  1. SocraticGadfly says:

    Kobe Bryant never REALLY apologized for Eagle, Colorado, and he never at all apologized for calling a ref a faggot. https://socraticgadfly.blogspot.com/2020/01/kobe-bryant-and-dark-day-at-bezos-post.html

  2. Manny says:

    Soc the man is dead, I would be surprised if any of us have never done something that would offend someone else.

  3. C.L. says:

    Manny, most of my ‘offenses’ don’t result in me being charged by the local (CO) Sheriff’s office or in a civil suit filed by the person(s) I offended.

    Just sayin’.

  4. Flypusher says:

    Was Kobe on a redemption arc? I would say yes, as it looked like he went forth and sinned no more (hopefully by never cheating again, or at least holding to “no means no” if he wasn’t faithful) and he was doing good work in mentoring young athletes, girls in particular. It looked like fatherhood was good for him. Did he face adequate consequences for his transgression? No, but the rich and famous bullying and buying their way out of trouble is sadly nothing new. His legacy is complicated, and reporters ought not to be punished for saying that.

    Also very sorry that crash happened-it was a tragedy.

  5. Manny says:

    C.L. I don’t follow sports, sometimes what some of the stars do do make the front page, so I see the headlines. I went back and looked and the charges were dropped, did it happen only two people know what happened, one of them is dead, the other has not spoken since a civil settlement. But one can’t assume that because there is a settlement that a crime was committed, sometimes it is worthwhile to pay to bring embarrassment or hinder a career.

    Nunes has filed numerous suits are they valid probably not, but they have been filed.