I'm sure this Brexit thing is all economic and not a totally "We older white people are afraid of you younger brown people" thing. Yeah, totally sure it's not about racism. Noted that, just like Trumpster supporters, not everyone who voted for "Leave" was a racist douchebag, but I'm pretty sure all the racist douchebags voted for "Leave." The company you keep. (Grokked from Annalee Flower Horn)
"So, here’s the thing. This was never a referendum on the EU. It was a referendum on the modern world, and yesterday the frightened, parochial lizard-brain of Britain voted out, out, out, and today we've all woken up still strapped onto this ghost-train as it hurtles off the tracks. Leave voters are finding they care less about immigration now that their pension pots are under threat. Maybe one of the gurning pundits promising them pride and sovereignty should have mentioned that, but they were too busy lying about the NHS. " (Grokked from Patrick Nielsen Hayden)
The Sixth Annual Maureen "AJ" Ramey Memorial Summer Reading Program brought to you by Hot Chicks Dig Smart Men is up and running.
Trotify. Because you need it. (Grokked from Dan)
Happy. Lately I've been thinking a lot about this, how to increase happiness (rather than just stave off depression). Sort of looking at this dog playing with its automatic ball tosser (grokked from Jim Hines). That kinda happy. The end of "On Writing" by Stephen King kinda happy. (Grokked from Janiece)
So, you know when you go before a judge it helps to behave and be contrite, especially in criminal proceedings. Then there's the other way of doing it. So, that worked out well. My guess is there's some undiagnosed mental issues there.
President Obama dedicates the Stonewall National Monument in New York City. Commence right-wing whackaloon freakout in 3… 2… 1…
Hey look, now that TSA has made it hell to go through their lines and people are literally missing their flights because of it (even though they arrive 2 hours early), Pre-Check applications are up. Also, private company who was hired to handle is is now "scrambling" to keep up. Remember when we decided to outsource these things? "Private businesses can easily adapt" they said. "Private business is infinitely flexible" they said.
"'It would be horribly tragic if my ability to protect myself or my family were to be taken away,' Sheats wrote in March on her Facebook page, 'but that's exactly what Democrats are determined to do by banning semi-automatic handguns.'" And then she used her guns to kill her two daughters and was then shot by the sheriff when she refused to drop her weapon. Texas. (Grokked from Annalee Flower Horne)
"'What is the EU?" is the second top UK question on the EU since the #EURefResults were officially announced" I'm sorry, as you'll read in the syllabus, we deduct one full letter grade for every day your homework is late. (Grokked from Mur Lafferty)
The fall out from the Trumpster continues as George Will changes his party affiliation from the GOP. Welcome, George, we have jackets. Also, maybe now is the time to re-examine what you thought were the basis of your former party to see exactly how those policies affect the lives of the people you live with.
The Trumpster moderates his "ban on all muslims" to just those from "terrorist countries." The Trumpster also doesn't understand that we live in a globalized world and doesn't understand why Brexit is affecting US stocks. So, how's that smart businessman thing working out?
The ACLU negotiates a smaller "event zone" for the RNC.