Though I saw it all around
Never thought I could be affected
Thought that we'd be the last to go
It is so strange the way things turn

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Linkee-poo, when you believe in things that you don't understand then we suffer, superstition ain't the way

It's that time of year for some writers to share their earnings. First out of the gate (that I've seen) is Kameron Hurley.

How to escape the slush pile. (Grokked from Steven Brust)

LquiGlide creates a lubricative coating (FDA "materials" approved, which I take to mean "all these things are approved in other products, but we ourselves haven't received approval for this specific product") that helps get all the ketchup (and other things) out of the bottle. But you'll still have to pound the bottom of the jar (settle down) to get the ketchup started, right? (Grokked from John)

An interactive map of every satellite in orbit.

"In a surprise announcement, the Boy Scouts of America said that it will begin accepting transgender boys who want to join its scouting programs."

From the Holocaust Museum, the early warning signs of fascism. It's almost like a check list. And in the back of my head, I think about that book a few years ago that tried to tie fascism with liberalism… you know, the one they kept the sales pressure on Fox News. Now wondering if that wasn't an early shot across the bow. (Grokked from Robert J Bennett)

Robert Reich's expounds a little more with the 15 things tyrants do as they take power. (Grokked from Kathryn Cramer)

"The pastor of a largely immigrant Catholic church in Queens has a suggestion for his anti-Trump parishioners: Go take a flying leap off the nearest building." He says he was just being "funny." Dear Father Pizzo, please open your mind, maybe with a 45 cal. Just being funny. (Grokked from Laura J. Mixon)

"Dozens of State Department officials are expected to sign a memo opposing President Trump’s executive order suspending immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries, activating the famous 'Dissent Channel,' which diplomats have used for decades, to oppose what they see as wrongheaded policies put forth by the Trump White House." We'll see how long that "Dissent Channel" remains in place. (Grokked from John)

Annalee Flower Horne tweet storm on why regulations are important to a functioning government. Basically, they're how there shit actually gets done.

And another one. "A man who President Donald Trump has promoted as an authority on voter fraud was registered to vote in multiple states during the 2016 presidential election, the Associated Press has learned." He's the one that Trump quoted for his 3M illegal votes statistic. (Grokked from Jim Wright)

"President Trump has fired Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, concluding she has 'betrayed the Department of Justice' by refusing to defend his executive order that imposes a temporary ban on refugees and visa holders from seven majority-Muslim countries." That isn't all he called her in the official notification.

"But if the last 10 days have made anything clear, it’s this: The Republican Fausts are in an untenable position. The deal they’ve struck with the devil comes at too high a price. It really will cost them their soul." David Brooks on finally coming to grips with just what the Trump administration means and attempting to wave off the GOP before Trump takes the GOP down with him. I don't normally agree with Mr. Brooks, but these are not normal times. (Grokked from Jim Wright)

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