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Monday, July 11, 2016

Linkee-poo says there's barbed wire at all these exits and there ain't no place in Belfast for that kid to go

Apparently everyone is too busy "collecting them all" to actually read the news for me.

Clouds are moving to the poles. I'm sure it'll be all right.

The student loan problem. Let's privatize it they (the GOP) said. It'll be better, they said. And here we are, drowning in more debt.

Because I've seen this same report cited on both sides of the issue. "A new academic study that builds on Washington Post research into fatal shootings by police has found that unarmed black men were shot and killed last year at disproportionately high rates and that officers involved may be biased in how they perceive threats." It's not just about absolute numbers, the real story is in the details of those numbers. (Grokked from Paolo Bacigalupi)

Mikee Huckleberries water's down his "All Lives Matter" to "Male Lives Matter." You'll get to the moral side of this issue eventually, Mikee. Dragged kicking and screaming, but you'll get there.

David Cameron says, "I'm outa here, bitches." But it sound much better what that English accent of his.

"Former Texas governor Rick Perry said… that Donald Trump still plans to build a wall along the Mexican border—but the wall will be 'digital' rather than physical." So, a vaporware wall. ":: Trump waves hands toward the South :: See, it's there." You'll be able to see it with the Pokemon Go app. And it'll be "yuge" and the best digital wall that wasn't there ever! I think Ricky (Don't Lose That Number) is confusing the "digital divide" economic/opportunity wall with a physical wall. Or the doctors adjusted his meds. One of the two.

You know that meme where Hillary Clinton is a master of politics? Bernie Sanders is going to endorse (and appear with) her tomorrow. This is how Democrats suck at the modern game. I want to shout, "No, no, no, wait until Thursday to steal some thunder." (Yeah, I know, it's a long standing "gentleman's agreement" not to stomp all over the opposition's convention news cycle)

"In a draft of the party platform… the GOP signaled a major shift in its position on gay marriage and dropped its call for a constitutional amendment… CNN reported. Instead the draft platform says that the issue should be left to the states to determine, according to CNN." Oh Sparky, this is why you failed high school Civics class. The question has been called and the vote tallied. It's all over, except the kicking a screaming tantrum.

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