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Weekend link dump for June 18

Yet another thing Donald Trump has ruined for us.

If Kansas was an experiment to see if “conservative” policies would work, it was a massive failure. I mean, a really massive failure. Maybe we should pay attention to that.

What Scalzi says about Coke Zero, though I will drink Diet Coke if that’s what is available.

“Because the most common theme in the Trump administration’s approach to infrastructure is pure obfuscation about how it will be paid for. If you’re not willing to say forthrightly how you’re going to pay for infrastructure investments, you really cannot be serious about it.”

“So this may be a good time to remember that in a key sense, Trump happened because a well-established, real-life mechanism that was in the best position to prevent a Trump presidency failed. That institution was the Republican Party.”

For shame, Megyn Kelly. For shame.

I support the COVFEFE Act, and you should too.

The two things I most want to know about the Battle of the Network Stars reboot: Will there be a dunk tank, and will it still culminate with a tug of war?

“This raises a question. In 20 years, will a new crop of old people simply tune into Fox News and replace them? Or will the Fox News Trump voter (for lack of a better term) simply go extinct?”

“It may be that Trump believes Flynn is the keystone of the Russia scandal, and if he goes down then the scandal will accelerate until it reaches the Oval Office. It may have something to do with some piece of information or relationship we know nothing about. But what’s obvious is that Trump is trying very hard to keep Flynn out of harm’s way, or to keep him happy. If we can figure out why, we may understand this whole scandal a great deal better.”

“Jeff Sessions personally asked Congress to let him prosecute medical marijuana providers”.

RIP, Anita Pallenberg, actor, model, and muse to the Rolling Stones.

“Hodgkinson is just one of many mass shooters who have documented histories of violence toward women, but who end up being able to access weapons anyway because this red flag goes unnoticed.”

“If Mueller is taking a serious prosecutor’s lens to Trump’s financial world and the financial worlds of Michael Cohen, Paul Manafort, Mike Flynn and numerous others, there’s going to be a world of hurt for a lot of people.”

All that reality show sex doesn’t just happen, you know.

The Southern Baptist Convention has a hard time passing a resolution that condemns white supremacy.

“A stunning 50% of the CEOs, business execs, government officials and academics surveyed at the annual Yale CEO Summit give Trump an “F” for his first 130 days in office.”

The story of tough times at Baseball Prospectus makes me sad.

RIP, Helmut Kohl, German chancellor who reunified the country in 1990.

RIP, Stephen Furst, best known as “Flounder” on Animal House.

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  1. Bill Daniels says:

    So, the Southern Baptists didn’t fall for the race baiting and shaming promulgated by activist preachers. Good for them. Christianity isn’t a suicide pact.