Weekend link dump for August 20

Find someone who loves you as much as a bunch of right-wing billionaires “love” Clarence Thomas. Love giving him lavish gifts, anyway.

““Overconfidence,” the committee concluded, had “dulled faculties usually so alert.””

“Twitter Is Auctioning Off Old Items with Former Logos — and Even Selling Desk Chairs — Amid X Rebrand”.

Ten things to do before you resign your job.

If you still don’t understand what the WGA strike is about, read this and then we can talk.

“I’m going to say something that might make me a bit unpopular. From where I sit, Attorney General Merrick Garland has taken a logical and reasonable legal path all along.”

Jodie Sweetin is a mensch.

“So, with all that in mind, let’s consider Turn-On, one of the great examples of a noble failure in television’s long history. Even if you don’t like it, you have to appreciate what it represents.”

Disbar him.

“A powerful lobbyist convinced a federal agency that doctors can be forced to pay fees on money that health insurers owe them. Big companies rake in profits while doctors are saddled with yet another cost in a burdensome health care system.”

“I think we can all agree Elon isn’t serious and it’s time to move on.”

“Retired NFL star Michael Oher, whose supposed adoption out of grinding poverty by a wealthy, white family was immortalized in the 2009 movie “The Blind Side,” petitioned a Tennessee court Monday with allegations that a central element of the story was a lie concocted by the family to enrich itself at his expense.”

“A healthy climate is included in your constitutional rights, at least if you live in Montana. On Monday, District Court Judge Kathy Seeley sided with the 16 young plaintiffs who sued Montana three years ago, arguing that its pro–fossil fuels legislation violated their right to a safe environment.”

Lock them up. Lock them all up.

“After hottest summer on record, heat-related illnesses are now being tracked nationwide”.

Lock him up, too.

“More than any other lawyer in America, Giuliani should have known that getting mixed up with Donald Trump—especially in Trump’s plot to overturn the 2020 presidential election—would likely land him in his present state: an indicted felon who, at age 79, may spend the rest of his days in a federal courthouse, then prison.”

“Despite smashing box office records and becoming a cultural phenomenon, “Barbie” is banned in a growing number of countries around the world.” (The story lists four, so maybe that sentence is overstating things a bit. I suspect that list may yet grow, however.)

RIP, Jerry Moss, Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who co-founded A&M Records with Herb Alpert.

“After the devastating fires that destroyed the town of Lahaina and killed over 100 people, wealthy tourists staying in undamaged areas of Maui are continuing to demand activities while recovery efforts are underway.”

RIP, Lolita, oldest orca still held in captivity.

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One Response to Weekend link dump for August 20

  1. Jonathan Freeman says:

    Regarding The Blind Side piece, I was not a fan of the movie but clearly remember articles describing what happened as shady football practices. The conservative family may not have directly made millions from the story but most of what they did amounted to using Michael. They used money to get his grades changed and then the conservatorship solely to appease the NCAA.

    He’s no angel in all this either. He admitted in his book that he wasn’t adopted so he’s known a lot longer than what he now claims and had to know the strings they were pulling were not typical. The first thing I thought when this came up in the news recently was that he had run out of money or had a new book to sell but I hold the Tuohy family more at fault because they were rich boosters holding all the cards. They should give him his money and show where every cent went, then he should sue the movie company for a separate accounting because I don’t trust anything the white savior family says at this point.

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