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Weekend link dump for March 27

“The genetic roots of today’s Irish, in other words, existed in Ireland before the Celts arrived.”

That so-called VA “scandal” was a load of bollocks stirred up by the usual suspects.

“The GOP is divided between those people — variously called the Tea Party or the base or the insurgents — and the rest of the party, who are terrified of them and feel the need to continually prove their anti-government bona fides and ideological purity. So the entire party embraces not just ideological radicalism, but a procedural radicalism as well.”

What Kevin Drum says.

Almost half of the people who die at the hands of police have some kind of disability, according to a new report, as officers are often drawn into emergencies where urgent care may be more appropriate than lethal force.”

Having a dinosaur named after you is pretty high on the Coolness list.

“In other words, Obama hasn’t so much moved from the center to the left as he has moved the center to the left, redefining it in the process.”

“This spring, I’m going to write about the unwritten rules of a clubhouse teenager. There will always be unwritten rules, cascading down from the sky, daring you to record them with ink and quill.”

It has been said that when Phillies games are rained out, their fans will go to the airport and boo bad landings. Thus, it is no surprise that the Game of Thrones dragon was booed while on a promo tour in Philadelphia.

“To this day, [Susan Spencer] remains the only female general manager in [NFL] history.”

“It will be a profound struggle or at least take several working groups for the Freedom Caucus to figure out why they’re actually against Trump. Since he embodies everything they’ve ever stood for.”

A very happy 100th birthday to Beverly Cleary.

Hulk Hogan shouldn’t count his money just yet.

RIP, Rob Ford, former Mayor of Toronto.

RIP, Andy Grove, former CEO of Intel.

“A wave of queer female character deaths has fans fighting to remake TV.”

“The official name of a new multi-million pound research vessel could be the RRS Boaty McBoatface after the internet was asked for its ideas.”

Sarah Palin is going to be a TV judge, for “people seeking a common sense in the courtroom”. This is a thing that is going to happen.

RIP, Ken Howard, actor and SAG-AFTRA president.

RIP, Joe Garagiola, catcher and Hall of Fame broadcaster. As a kid I attended a summer baseball day camp for many years. During the lunch break, we’d watch a highlight film of a World Series or All Star Game, many of which were narrated by Garagiola. I can still do a decent impression of his call of Dan Driessen, the NL’s first ever designated hitter, hitting a home run in the 1976 Series. Rest in peace, Joe G.

There’s no evidence that that standing desk you made your company buy for you is doing you any good.

RIP, Garry Shandling, comedian and star of “The Larry Sanders Show”, among others. See here for more.

“Now, you might think that drawing a straight line from legalized abortion to a $4 trillion economic loss seems like a preposterous simplification of a complicated question: What is the socioeconomic impact of legal abortion? If you think that, you are probably one of the social scientists who recently had their intellects insulted by a certain journalist who asked them to take ghost abortions seriously. That journalist is me, and I am sorry.”

I sure hope that the artificial intelligence used to power driverless cars is better than the AI Microsoft used to power “Tay”.

How Bill James predicted the rise of Donald Trump…fifteen years ago.

What the Hawaii Democratic caucuses were like.

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