And they come with no warning,
nature loves her little surprises.
Continual crisis!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Linkee-poo rained out

So, there's been a rash of conservative twitter fiends running the line about how "the left wing violence agains Trumps supporters" blah blah, whatever. Talk to the hand. "Right-wing commentator, conspiracy theorist and Donald Trump–obsessed sycophant Wayne Allyn Root spent a good portion of his radio broadcast yesterday ranting about the need for conservatives to hire special forces operatives who 'have killed people' to destroy liberal groups before 'our lives are erased.'" (Grokked from Laura J Mixon)

"Hundreds of protesters opposing Texas’ tough new anti-'sanctuary cities' law launched a raucous demonstration from the public gallery in the Texas House on Monday, briefly halting work and prompting lawmakers on the floor below to scuffle — and even threaten gun violence — as tense divides over hardline immigration policies boiled over." Dear Rep. Rinaldi, if Rep. Poncho Nevarez did assault you on the House floor, file charges. As I remember, the Texas House is videotaped during sessions, so there will be a record. If you don't, we can all assume you're lying. Like we are now.

"Russian government officials discussed having potentially 'derogatory' information about then-presidential candidate Donald Trump and some of his top aides in conversations intercepted by US intelligence during the 2016 election, according to two former intelligence officials and a congressional source." Steele Dossier, anyone? Well, they do say the information is "financial." And we've moved the marker for Trump from "absolutely no financial connections" to "virtually no financial connections." I'm sure it's fine.

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