And We’re Back! [DOT 30/1/23]

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Friday my neighbor had a bday party and I ended up over there until way past my bed time. I put a new record player console together yesterday, which was a little bit of an ordeal but not too bad. Nothing too exciting though.


Get ’em

‘We’re not done’: end of Scorpion unit after Tyre Nichols death is first step, protesters say
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jan/29/tyre-nichols-death-protests-memphis


Puke.

Ron DeSantis prepares for 2024 White House bid as Trump hits campaign trail
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jan/29/desantis-trump-2024-white-house-bid


🙁

‘It was all for nothing’: Chinese count cost of Xi’s snap decision to let Covid rip
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/jan/29/chinese-cost-covid-xi-lockdowns-china


Having a normal one in Ohio


Sprots!

Bengals face Chiefs after Eagles rout 49ers
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2023/01/29/nfl-playoffs-live-updates/


Shut up and take my money!
San Antonio Zoo will let you name a cockroach after an ex and feed it to an animal
https://www.cnn.com/2023/01/29/us/san-antonio-zoo-cockroach-valentines-day-trnd/index.html


Ok that’s cute.


Have a great day!

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9 Comments

  1. China gets bit in the ass by magical thinking. Too bad that’s also contagious.

  2. Musk personally ordered silencing of a liberal investigator of far right wingers.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-01-27/elon-musk-s-twitter-trust-safety-head-ella-irwin-breaks-rules-for-him

    Bari Weiss and Matt Taibbi are silent, as usual, although in this case it’s self-imposed.

    Meanwhile the Biden administration’s nominee for the FCC is being attacked in a right wing media campaign ginned up by telecom giants and their PR machines.

    https://www.techdirt.com/2023/01/27/new-dumb-attack-against-gigi-sohn-tries-to-shame-her-for-being-on-the-effs-board/

    Reformer Gigi Sohn is being attacked for being on the board of the Electronic Freedom Foundation, which is a major force for free speech online.

     

    • …I thought I’d seen something the other day about weiss & musk being on the outs these days but I forget what about?

      • By all accounts it was Kayfabe. Neither one shuts up if there was a real feud, but both dropped it immediately. This was more like two soccer players briefly jawing just to make a show after a foul, without actually throwing hands or even holding up play.

        Weiss may move on from Musk, but at this point she can’t go very far.

        • …makes sense…I didn’t pay it much mind but it was along the lines of weiss endorsing something critical of the line he was peddling & him un-following on twitter or something of that level of meaningless window-dressing?

  3. GOP is loaded with people hoping Trump goes away but too weak to do anything.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2023/01/2024-republican-primary-donald-trump-deus-ex-machina/672888/

    “There is an old quote that has been attributed to Lee Atwater: ‘When your enemy is in the process of drowning, throw him a brick,’” Sullivan told me. “None of Donald Trump’s opponents ever have the balls to throw him the damn brick. They just hope someone else will. Hope isn’t a winning strategy.”

    It’s worth noting the timeline is incredibly tight. Primary season starts in less than a year, and GOP hopefuls needed to be organizing and raising millions last year.

    It’s worth noting the political press, which prides itself on being savvy, is doing the exact same thing. They’re muzzling themselves on potential infighting in the hopes that something magical clears the field of Trump. By this point in 2015 for the GOP and 2019 for the Dems they were already in a frenzy. The press is too scared to jump in now.

  4. US renewable energy farms outstrip 99% of coal plants economically – study

    Coal in the US is now being economically outmatched by renewables to such an extent that it’s more expensive for 99% of the country’s coal-fired power plants to keep running than it is to build an entirely new solar or wind energy operation nearby, a new analysis has found.

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