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, November 28, 2016

Linkee-poo is bleary-eyed and its back hurts from the long weekend

Scrivener is 25% off today. While I have moved back to writing in a plain text editor, I had originally bought my iPad in anticipation of Scrivener for iOS. So, yes, I did purchase it.

Who needs clean air legislation? "In the middle of the last century, London was no stranger to oppressive pea-soup fogs laced with smoke from coal fires. But the smog that blanketed the city in December 1952 was unusually vicious: It lasted for five days and killed thousands of people. Official estimates put the death toll at 4,000, but the BBC reports research suggests the fatal fog might have killed as many as 12,000 people." I mean, it's not like people are dying from bad air.

"The number of white nationalists and self-identified Nazi sympathisers on Twitter have multiplied more than 600 per cent in the last four years, outperforming the so-called Islamic State (Isis (sic)) in everything from follower counts to number of daily tweets, a new study found… Yet, the GWU study said that white nationalists are using the site with 'relative impunity'." (Grokked from Cat Rambo)

Fidel Castro is dead.

A democrat from a rural district talks about how gerrymandering has lead to the urbanization of the Democratic Party and to their losses. (Grokked form Ferrett Steinmetz)

"Arrest: We can confirm 1 arrested for attempting to vote a second time. Claimed he worked for Trump and was testing the system." So another person arrested for attempting to violate election laws, and again it was a conservative. (Grokked from Xeni Jardin)

Sen. Jeff Sessions as told by the lawyer who testified against him during his nomination for the federal judiciary. Can people change over 30 years? I hope so. I certainly have. But they can also get better at hiding what they really believe.

"The alt-right believes, at its core, that the American government has been poisoned. Poisoned, specifically, by the ideology of tolerance and multiculturalism. So long as the United States is officially committed to the idea that all people should be treated equally, regardless of race or creed, then it cannot take the steps necessary to make America a nation for whites." Aw, their poor widdle feewings that they're not special, poor little lost lambs. And they can't talk they way they want. If we give them all participation trophies, would they go back home? (Grokked from Ellen Kushner)

Tweet of my heart: ‏@freddiedeboer The great American pretense is that communism is to blame for bread lines in Havana but capitalism isn't to blame for poverty in Detroit. (Grokked from Annalee Flower Horne)

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