…I don’t really know if it makes sense or if reality has finally cracked & just decided to start pranking us with this stuff…but guess what…the US has literally sunk to new depths, apparently
geodesists, who calculate the Earth’s shape, size, gravitational field and orientation in space over time, are redefining the reference point, or vertical datum, from which height is derived
…I’d like to claim it puts things in perspective…but…well
…so bear with me…because there’s some tiresome shit to follow
President Trump’s decision may be viewed as more evidence that he is preparing to exit the one major arms treaty remaining with Russia: New START, which limits the number of deployed nuclear missiles.
…& that might somehow not even be the dumbest shit he’s said this week
Trump Orders States to Allow Places of Worship to Open, Though He Has No Authority To
President Trump ordered states to reopen places of worship, but several governors said that decision would be their call. Persistently high case levels in Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington have medical experts concerned.
A study of 96,000 hospitalized coronavirus patients on six continents found that those who received an antimalarial drug promoted by President Trump as a “game changer” in the fight against the virus had a significantly higher risk of death compared with those who did not. https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/05/22/hydroxychloroquine-coronavirus-study/
Trump Suggests Virus Death Count Is Inflated. Most Experts Doubt It
…sadly…it looks like the error is almost certainly in the other direction
C.D.C. Test Counting Error Leaves Epidemiologists ‘Really Baffled’
…I mean, what kind of monstrous asshole would deliberately be in a hurry to skew those numbers if that would maintain a fiction guaranteed to compound the final toll?
…okay…that’s a little hard to fathom on any level that isn’t sickeningly venal & mortally offensive in a fashion some might even call literally deplorable…but let’s not lose all perspective, people…it’s not like he’s really talking about busting out the for-real nuclear option…because surely not even he’s that dumb
…well…shit…probably shouldn’t even be surprised…he has ever boasted breadth & depth & many, many flavors of dumb…public & private then & now…& of course both foreign & domestic
…because when was it otherwise?
…even the quiet[-ened] bits scream guilt implicitly & explicitly
…if we keep heading east it doesnt look much better
New security laws would allow Beijing to take aim at the protests that have roiled the semiautonomous city and posed a direct challenge to the Communist Party and its leader, Xi Jinping.
China Doesn’t Just Want to Control Hong Kong
Xi’s Move to Rein In Hong Kong Is One of His Boldest Yet
…seriously…even by his abysmally low standards the bar has been digging deep to find new depths to sink to of late…although he has had some help
Kayleigh McEnany Displays One of Trump’s Checks in a Little Too Much Detail
…there’s just a ton of this you-couldn’t-make-it-up bullshit everywhere you look, really
…but I guess what constitutes fitness is kind of a sore spot for the picture of rude health
…I just want to quietly while away my long weekend with recurring bouts of potentially problematic drinking & overconsumption of barbecue like any self-respecting malcontent but somehow I just poured a fresh cup of coffee & settled down with the headlines like some kind of amateur
In the latest twists in a highly politicized case, Michael Flynn’s lawyers are trying to force a judge to end the case immediately, and the F.B.I. will weigh whether it committed misconduct.
Nobody could make supply chains sing like the United States. And now maybe nobody can, period.
With Unemployment Expected to Reach 20%, Senators Take a Vacation
How Women are Getting Squeezed by the Pandemic
…yes, even the ones that voted Dolt45’s way
Jane Roe’s Pro-Life Conversion Was a Con
…maybe Lucy could explain it so even Republicans could understand?
…or…failing that…maybe Nancy could give it a whirl?
…& who knows…maybe some people might pay attention, even
…seems like the odds of him needing to pick someone he’s sure everyone can agree is black might have spiked somewhat
Biden Apologizes After Saying Black Voters ‘Ain’t Black’ if They’re Considering Trump
…so I don’t know whether to hope Liz stays put & takes it to ’em in the Senate or takes the VP slot, to be honest…sure is something to think about though
If Joe Biden selects Elizabeth Warren as his running mate, the ticket would be a marriage of contrasting policy ideas and governing philosophies unlike any in decades.