…sorry if some of these aren’t as fresh as you’d like but I seem to have been slacking somewhat on the deluge-of-links so chalk it up to a backlog, I guess
…one way & another it’d be nice to see some tangible progress with a lot of what’s going on at the moment
The ultimate old-school editor is grappling with a moment of cultural reckoning. […& look out for the early mentions of yet another reason to loathe justice frat-boy-brett]
…but it’s not as though that’s particularly realistic where some of the bigger ticket items are concerned
…so even the good news is hanging a lot on potential to make up for the lack of meat on the bone…take this for example
…sure it puts a smile on my face that even Fox News couldn’t construct a poll that gets them better numbers than that…but basically all the polls had Clinton running away with the thing in ’16 so I’m nowhere close to feeling like those numbers are genuinely reassuring…not in the face of this kind of shit
Efforts by Trump and his allies to suppress the vote are only part of the problem.
…even if they do seem to be running scared
…here & there the cracks might just be starting to show in places that used to make ol’ clammy mcflopsweat feel special
Amid a mountain of bad polling and stark warnings from allies, the president has acknowledged his reelection woes to allies.
…how do you fuck with the donald?
Reddit, Acting Against Hate Speech, Bans ‘The_Donald’ Subreddit
…along with a bunch of others apparently…including one about the chapo trap house podcast…mind you most of them were apparently inactive so let’s not break out the champagne or anything
…can’t deny some of this stuff is nice to see
…well…at least until the invention of the trump voter
…but there just might be some folks on team GOP looking to take their ball & go home
The president’s support among bedrock Republicans is almost certainly not enough to win him a second term in the White House, as even some G.O.P. leaders concede.
…well, we can hope
…& this took longer than it should have & might not be the last word on the subject…but was still nice to hear
…this…not so much
The outbreak is raging outside Moscow, but President Vladimir V. Putin is committed to a national vote that could keep him in power for another 16 years.
…some mention was made yesterday of the effect that losing advertisers might be having on facebook but if anyone needs a refresher course in why you ought to have less than no sympathy for zuck this hits most of the highlights in one neat package
…proof calvin doesn’t fuck with facebook, I’d say
…& along with Coca Cola I think it’s safe to say that Unilever ditching the platform until the other side of the election is the kind of thing that has to hit zuck right in the bank balance
…& speaking of jerks
…although at least this went a slightly less fucked up way
…because this sure as shit didn’t
The case concerning the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was part of a politically charged battle over presidential authority.
…& the outlook isn’t great with this stuff, either
Employer-Based Health Care, Meet Massive Unemployment
…it’s a tricky one, for sure…much like Joe seems to be finding his pick for VP
…& to be fair those are the two names I generally find myself assuming must be odds-on favorites
…but this made interesting reading
…& right now that military connection could be a hell of a drum to beat?
Lawmakers Press for Answers on Russian Bounty Offers to Taliban to Kill U.S. Troops
…& well they might…but let’s be honest…we pretty much know the actual answers here…president you-know-when-you’ve-been-tango’d* was out here bigging up how swell it was that him & his good buddy Vlad got along so well months after it was clear that ol’ Vlad was doling out your actual stacks of greenbacks for dead US troops…& however you might feel about war in general or that one in particular any fool can tell you that shit ain’t right…& by rights it ought to have some consequences
Spies and Commandos Warned Months Ago of Russian Bounties on U.S. Troops
…but with all due respect to the men & women who signed on to risk life & limb for the liberty of others in a hostile environment half way around the world from the land they hoped to protect…their commander-in-chief has been dropping that ball all over the shop back home…& shitty a chorus as it always is…it’s been landing harder on some than others
…& I don’t mean
the bar owners of Texas or just Texas ( more generally) or the beleagured governor of Florida (or Texas) or whoever has to find something else for Pence to do or anyone dumb enough to go to that convention or the folks who were hoping to catch a flight to Europe anytime soon
…& I hate to say it…not least because I think we mostly already know it…but this coronavirus shit is probably worse than it looks
Symptomless transmission makes the coronavirus far harder to fight. But health officials dismissed the risk for months, pushing misleading and contradictory claims in the face of mounting evidence.
…oh…& speaking of a second of wave of a virulent contagion
…& although the likes of these getting fired is obviously no bad thing
…what does that really mean?
…funny how it all looks that much worse when you put it in even a little bit of context…& after it started off looking so bad in isolation
On The Day George Floyd Died, Police Across The US Shot And Killed At Least Five Other Men
Three Words. 70 Cases. The Tragic History of ‘I Can’t Breathe.’
…so while, again, this sort of thing is heartening to see
“There is no model for my kind of post-presidency […] I’m clearly renting space inside the guy’s head.”
The two-part documentary, which follows the campaigns of several female politicians of color and the communities that rally with them, shows what a systemic shift actually looks like.
A Reckoning Over Objectivity, Led by Black Journalists
…there’s plenty of room to come at this from the other direction
…& lest we forget…there’s all kinds of other crazy shit going on out there
Two Black Holes Colliding Not Enough? Make It Three
…well, they do say whisky is the water of life?
…oh, yeah…& then there was that * from earlier
[…this might be an obscure reference so I wouldn’t expect it to catch on or anything…but I remember these ads &…well…if the name fits?]