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

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Linkee-poo on a snowy Sunday

"After months of speculation and leaked documents, NASA's long-awaited EM Drive paper has finally been peer-reviewed and published. And it shows that the 'impossible' propulsion system really does appear to work." (Grokked from Matt Staggs)

"Donald Trump's election looms over a U.S. citizenship ceremony in San Antonio, as the judge presiding over the ceremony says if you don't like that Trump will be president, go to another country." He seems nice. (Grokked from Anne Beckie)

"The First Amendment Defense Act is the nuclear version of the so-called 'religious freedom' laws that have appeared across the country, most infamously in Mike Pence’s Indiana. The Republican House will surely pass it, the Senate will pass it unless it’s filibustered by Democrats, and President-elect Trump has promised to sign it… If it becomes law, FADA will be the worst thing to happen to women and LGBT people in a generation." In an attempt to "protect" their rights, they're going to take ours away. (Grokked from Justine Larbalestier)

"In depressed rural Kentucky, worries mount over Medicaid cutbacks." Not mentioned in the story, Clay County, KY went for Trump at 86.6%. "About 60 percent of Clay County's 21,000 residents are covered by Medicaid, up from about a third before the expansion." Yep, people will vote against their own interests, just not in the way conservatives like to paint it. (Grokked from Jim Wright)

"The group was generally peaceful until a man and a woman from NPI approached the group with a video camera and microphone, prompting protesters to yell 'Nazis go home.' The woman, who wouldn't give CNN her name but wore a badge saying "Emily," appeared to interview a protester, asking him if he is a 'self-hating white person.'… Another protester knocked the man's video camera, and a scuffle ensued between the two. A few other protesters entered the fray yelling 'Die, Nazi, die,' and the man from NPI reemerged with a bloody gash on his forehead." (Grokked from Matt Staggs)

Tweet of my heart: ‏@fivefifths Folks boycotting a show nobody can actually afford and boycotting Starbucks by buying it. That's how I know our schools failed us. (Grokked from Ferrett Steinmetz)

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