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Weekend link dump for October 28

“One of the central contradictions of capitalism is that what makes it work — competition — is also what capitalists want to get rid of the most.”

“Thing is, Trump may indeed be nuts; but his constant lying is perhaps the least nutty thing about him. His relentless dishonesty works.”

“All of which is to say that Scott Warren has a far stronger claim as to the sincerity of his religious beliefs than Hobby Lobby did.”

“Was Gary Hart Set Up?” Maybe. Read and see what you think.

One Hundred Websites that Shaped The Internet As We Know It.

RIP, Joachim Ronneberg, Norwegian resistance fighter who sabotaged Nazi Germany’s nuclear weapons ambitions during World War Two.

Hey, remember when Donald Trump claimed to be a champion of LGBT rights?

So many things to investigate, so much need to take the House majority back to do them.

“Why is a congressman from Iowa weighing in on local politics in another country? Because there’s an outright white nationalist running for mayor in Toronto, and wherever an explicit white nationalist is running for office — in the U.S., in Canada, in Austria or France — Steve King feels compelled to lend his support.”

“I will build the best sandcastle in the galaxy!”

“As usual, the correct response to all this is ‘poor Blake Bortles.'”

“Mr. Trump’s aides have repeatedly warned him that his cellphone calls are not secure, and they have told him that Russian spies are routinely eavesdropping on the calls, as well. But aides say the voluble president, who has been pressured into using his secure White House landline more often these days, has still refused to give up his iPhones. White House officials say they can only hope he refrains from discussing classified information when he is on them.” What could possibly go wrong?

“Firstly, to Ernest Lawrence Thayer, a man whom I have never met but is apparently obsessed with me: Thank you so much for taking the ONE TIME I messed up at baseball and turning it into an incredibly long poem. What a wonderful use of your creative faculties. You seem like a very chill person.”

“An image on the explosive device sent to former CIA Director John Brennan on Tuesday appears to be a parody of an ISIS flag taken from a meme that has been circulating on right-wing corners of the internet since 2014.”

Please don’t bring Grandma’s cremated ashes into Disney World.

A look at the last time the Red Sox and the team now known as the Dodgers played in the World Series.

RIP, Ovide Duncantell, founder of Houston’s Black Heritage Society and the nation’s first parade to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

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2 Comments

  1. Bill Daniels says:

    Regarding Trump and the GBLT’ers, Trump IS a champion for them, inasmuch as US citizens who are GBLT are benefiting from his leadership and policies…..just like every other American. The article mentions the Orlando nightclub shooting. Trump has done more than any president in recent memory to keep out violent Muslims who would like nothing better than to repeat that slaughter on other GBLT’ers. Trump’s law and order policies, cracking down on gangs and illegals makes GBLT’ers safer….just as it makes non-GBLT Americans safer.

    Trump is doing more for these people by treating them not as victims, but as American citizens, than any pandering by other presidents might have done. He asks them, “what can you do,” instead of, “what group do you belong to?. Trump was the first president to enter office supporting gay marriage, something I also support as a matter of fairness.

    But OK, let’s talk about the ‘big’ issue…..transgender in the military. Depending on who you listen to, transgender is either a medical problem, or a mental problem. Let’s go with the “it’s a medical problem” theory. OK, then, that’s just one of many medical problems that would preclude one from military service, like diabetes, heart problems, or bone spurs. Nobody is saying Trump is anti-diabetes patient because diabetics can’t join the military, it is what it is.

    Let’s talk about the other big issue, Mike Pence. Pence was added to the ticket to make sure evangelicals came out for Trump. Pence isn’t dictating ANY policy positions from second chair. Even if I agree that Pence would try to enact policy to hurt GBLT’ers, he doesn’t have that power, so this also is a dead issue.

  2. Manny Barrera says:

    Bill why not quit posting that nonsense at least here. Go over and post at Big Jolly at least there you have people that think that we nuked the Twin Towers. They will believe your bull.