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Weekend link dump for February 12

Meanwhile, in America

Heavens to Murgatroid!

That time Bob Uecker used a tuba to shag fly balls before a World Series game.

“Lesson: your friendly librarian is better at technology than you, so don’t pull crap like that. I will find you and you will pay.”

You’re going to need the latest version of Chrom if you want to keep using Gmail.

Oh, nothing, just a lost continent under the ocean.

“We do not have a Department of State – we do not have a foreign policy – because we love foreigners. We do it because we love Americans.”

“But hang in there, because I think this is actually rather relevant to the current moment in history. We’re talking about Ezra, and that means we’re talking about tribalism, Herrenvolk religion, mass-deportation, and theocratic fascism.”

Kellyanne Conway is a lying liar who lies a lot. If you are in any way associated with the media – and that includes all of you who consume news in whatever fashion – you should assume she is lying every time she opens her mouth, until proven otherwise.

Resistance works. Keep it up.

One gets the sense that Drew Magary does not care for the Patriots.

Minor league baseball players deserve to be paid a living wage.

“Barack Obama gave away more than $1 million while he was President of the United States, more than half of which went to charities supporting children, according to a Forbes analysis of his tax returns from 2009 to 2015.”

Pop culture Valentine’s Day cards. In case you need them.

“For the last decade, the solar industry has enjoyed exponential job growth. Last year, more than 51,000 people in the United States were hired to design, manufacture, sell and install solar panels, according to a new report from The Solar Foundation. That means the solar industry created jobs 17 times faster than the economy as a whole.”

“Nothing unites, it seems, like the sense of vulnerability that comes from a blistering defeat.”

RIP, “Professor” Irwin Corey, oddball comedian and the Foremost Authority on everything.

RIP, Richard Hatch, actor in the original “Battlestar Galactica” and the Syfy remake.

Meet UAE women’s national hockey team member Fatima Al Ali, who has some serious skills.

Nobody loves and admires Vladimir Putin like the American religious right.

SEE YOU IN COURT.

“This argument between branches isn’t new; it served as the point of debate for many cases that President Obama fought against the ACLU and other plaintiffs during his two terms. But Trump gives these disagreements a new dimension. His carelessness with the facts, his bullying, and his hectoring has now been used against him. His words and actions are responsible for the overreach and for the set of facts that caused the judges to assert their power.”

“What if the president’s determinations are no better informed than your Fox News-watching uncle’s rants?”

Everything on television is about Trump now.

RIP, Mike Ilitch, owner of the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings, and the founder of Little Caesar’s Pizza.

RIP, Raymond Smullyan, iconic mathematician, logician and puzzle-maker.

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6 Comments

  1. Ross says:

    The gizmodo link is broken on the second item

  2. Ross – Fixed now. Thanks!

  3. Bill Daniels says:

    With regards to Kellyanne Conway, I wonder if anyone has considered that she might be trolling when referring to the “Bowling Green massacre.” After all, what better way to shine a light on the two Iraqis in Bowling Green who got convicted of terrorism charges?

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/30/justice/kentucky-terror-sentences/index.html

    Hey, by the way, wasn’t Iraq one of the countries on the, not really, but sort of a ban, list?

  4. Bill Daniels says:

    Kuff,

    Enjoyed the “Meanwhile, in America….” cartoon. I laughed! I hope you don’t mind if I forward it to a few folks.

  5. Flypusher says:

    “After all, what better way to shine a light on the two Iraqis in Bowling Green who got convicted of terrorism charges?”

    I got one. Tell the goddam truth.

  6. Joel says:

    “Everything on television is about Trump now.”

    except on fox, which suddenly seems to have a developed a fascination with local news.

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