The Hengwrt Chaucer. The oldest extent copy we have of the Canterbury Tales. (Grokked from Dr Caitlin Green)
Jim Hines is raising money by posing, again.
Blade Runner 2049. Please don't suck. (Grokked from John)
A kickstarter for Sisyphus – The Kinetic Art Table. Man that's tempting. Maybe if I win that house in Ann Arbor. (Grokked from John)
"Google has designed a free and open source font for all the world’s languages." Noto. (Grokked from John)
Coming out trans when you've been a "cop's cop" for 20 years.
"…San Jose's Westfield Valley Fair mall is being sued after one of its guards, Francis Lancaster-Abraham Fielding, pulled a gun on a driver who knocked over a traffic cone." And there's video. Because there is always video.
"The Kerrville Police Department on Wednesday said a juvenile was arrested and charged with first-degree arson after an investigation determined that the juvenile was identified as the person responsible for causing a 10-year-old’s severe burns." (Grokked from Emma Audsley)
How are the troll wars going? "A Washington state man on Tuesday was sentenced to one year and one day in prison for posting threats to kill staffers at a company formerly affiliated with Planned Parenthood on Fox Nation." Well, that's one.
"The Oregonian reports that the New Creation Church has come under fire after it posted guidelines for prospective worship leaders whose job is to help lead the congregation in songs, among other tasks." No fatties. We will avoid the obvious joke about "submissive" behavior and a disciplinarian dominatrix. (Grokked from Xeni Jardin)
So, how's that "totally not because of racism" Brexit going? "This is happening across the UK right now – Mapping of foreign born children." Yep, totally not a racist thing. I'm sure they won't make the foreign born wear some kind of symbol or anything to remind people who is a Real Brit™ and who ain't. (Grokked from Tobias Buckell)
I've said it before, the problem with progressives is when we win a fight, we think we've won the fight. "But the pattern is undeniable. In almost every state where voting rights advocates have scored a major legal victory in recent months, they have had to threaten to drag state officials back into court over the shoddy job election administrators have done following the rulings."
"Here’s what we know about voter fraud. One should never say voter fraud is non-existent. In fact, it happens occasionally with absentee ballots and I’ve long said we need more action to stop it. I’ve also said we need to clean up voter registration rolls to stop registration fraud. What is extremely rare and has not affected any election we know of since the 1980s is impersonation fraud, the kind of fraud state voter ID laws are meant to stop. Yet Republican laws that make it harder to register and vote generally don’t go after absentee ballot fraud but are instead targeted almost exclusively to measures making it harder for those likely to vote Democratic to register and vote."
Whelp, now you've gone and made John Kerry mad. "Secretary of State John Kerry called Friday for Russia and Syria to face a war crimes investigation for their attacks on Syrian civilians, further illustrating the downward spiral in relations between Washington and Moscow."
"Fox News host Megyn Kelly on Wednesday took aim at Donald Trump for only doing interviews from the cocoon of her colleague Sean Hannity’s show, where he knows he will be asked easy questions… Hannity fired back on Twitter, accusing Kelly of 'clearly' supporting Hillary Clinton." And so the purge begins. But don't worry, they're now friends, again.
"The International Civil Rights Center and Museum in Greensboro denied Donald Trump’s request to hold an event at the museum two weeks ago – and has faced retaliation from his supporters because of it, according to the museum’s CEO… 'The callers were threatening to come over and burn down the building and to shoot up the building,' he said. 'They’ve lessened in frequency this week, but they’re still coming in.'" Nice people. (Grokked from Mur Lafferty)
"A Republican lobbyist and former Reagan administration official reportedly advised Donald Trump on his first major foreign policy speech at the same time he was promoting the interests of Vladimir Putin’s state-run energy corporation." And then there were three.
Why do we say Donald Trump is a racist? Because he is one. His testimony about casinos where he states that the Indian Casinos in Connecticut don't seem to be run by Indians because they don't look like Indians to him. I guess they forgot to wear their feathers that day. (Grokked from Xeni Jardin)
Also, he is supported by actual, avowed racists who say he's one of them and is talking about their "issues."
Tweet of my heart: @wes_chu You know that saying "do something right the first time"? – That shit don't apply when drafting books.