What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

Monday, September 26, 2016

Linkee-poo, all the waiters in your grand cafe leave their tables when you blink

Twenty-three emotions you can feel, but probably didn't know had a name. Liberosis and altschmerz, that's me. (Grokked from Vince O'Connor)

"Five lionesses in Botswana have grown a mane and are showing male-like behaviours. One is even roaring and mounting other females." I wonder if the NC GOP is interested in which bathroom they use?

The King is dead. So passes Arnold Palmer. There's this joke about who watches golf on TV, but when the King and the Golden Bear played, I did watch golf on TV with my grandfather. I might have to buy some iced tea and lemonade tonight. So it goes.

Memorial to the Staten Island Ferry lost to a giant octopus. (Grokked from Chia Evers)

"For those of us who grew up in Santa Fe, N.M., there are few figures that loom larger than Zozobra. I mean that literally, as much as figuratively: The 50-foot-tall marionette is as familiar as Santa Claus — only, instead of stealing away with cookies and milk, Zozobra ends its holiday each year by being ritualistically burned to death before a crowd of tens of thousands of screaming people." Sometimes the old ways are the best ways. Burning one's fears, resentments, embarrassments, and "woes" is a very old magic.

"The short version is that they said a book was for ‘mature readers’ because it had a bisexual character and foul language (the section on the maturity rating neglected to mention the actual heterosexual sex in the book. Just the existence of a bi character). When criticized, they issued a series of increasingly bizarre and hostile statements, then eventually deleted everything and locked down their social media accounts."

"The traditional role of the media in a free society is to inform the public. Generally, this is thought to include making the public aware of what is true and what is a lie. The Trump campaign appears to feel differently." To be fair, the Clinton campaign also agrees, but unfortunately so does the head of the Commission on Presidential Debates. And you may be surprised, but I agree like the Clinton campaign, I agree to a point. If the "truth" would require parsing statements and determining, as they say, "what the meaning of 'is' is", then there really isn't time for that kind of lawyering. However, if it's a "truth" that could be overturned by a quick Snopes.com search, yeah, I think the moderator has a duty to call it out. After all, if a "moderator" can't do that, than they're merely the person who asks questions, not an actual moderator of the discussion. (Grokked from Jim Wright)

So, after a bitter primary campaign that saw Cruz calling the Trumpster out for attacking his wife and father, and being booed off the stage at the RNC for saying people should "vote their conscience," why did the Tedster back the Trumpster? "Cruz rented his huge donor email file to Trump about six weeks after dropping out of the Republican primary race, Politico reported late Sunday, giving him a source of campaign cash for yet another potential run for office." Yep, that's a reason. Not a good one, but one that make sense.

Tweet of my heart: @donmoyn This election in a nutshell: @politico dings Clinton for lying b/c she took seriously Trump's claims about his net worth (Grokked from Annalee Flower Horne)

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