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Weekend link dump for February 3

I’m so glad my kids are too old for the “Baby Shark” era.

Possibly better ways to do overtime in the NFL.

Flying cars still aren’t a thing, but jetpacks are on their way.

“It’s Now Clear None of the Supposed Benefits of Killing Net Neutrality Are Real”.

“The production-weighted cash cost to create one Bitcoin averaged around $4,060 globally in the fourth quarter, according to analysts with JPMorgan Chase & Co. With Bitcoin itself currently trading below $3,600, that doesn’t look like such a good deal.”

Meet Alice de Rivera, who as a 13-year-old girl in 1969 forced the NYC school board to let girls take the Stuyvesant High School entrance exam.

More than you ever wanted to know about the one-panel comic The Lockhorns.

Please, no more Margaret Court Arena at the Australian Open.

“There is no reason at all why Schultz’s preferred mix of policies should be considered “the center” of anything, and it’s important that people understand why.”

“Trump no doubt thinks he looks more reasonable if he gives Congress plenty of time to act before declaring an emergency. He might also think that Congress’s repeated failure to provide funds shows the need for emergency action. The truth is the exact opposite. By giving Congress time to definitively establish its unwillingness to fund the border wall, Trump is both taking away any legitimate justification for emergency action and proving his intent to subvert the constitutional balance of powers.”

“Why isn’t the original Law & Order — the flagship series in what’s arguably the most successful TV brand ever created — currently available on any American streaming platform?”

“My faith teaches me to engage in authentic solidarity, to see others’ oppression as our own. It’s just not an option to throw another community under the bus — even if it might make our lives easier or safer.”

“Howard Schultz is no longer CEO of Starbucks. But as de facto founder (he took it over as a small coffee roaster and developed it into what we know as Starbucks) I imagine he is still a major shareholder. Really he and Starbucks are inseparable. But I don’t think he’s really considered how vulnerable the company is to a boycott or simply enduring brand damage tied to this effort.”

RIP, Kim Bok-dong, human rights activist and “comfort women” survivor.

Don’t mansplain, Dan. It’s not a good look.

Don Junior takes the lead in the “dumbest Trump offspring” contest.

Look on the bright side: You are almost certainly polling better than Howard Schultz.

Ralph Northam must resign.

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4 Comments

  1. Bill Daniels says:

    From “mansplaining:”

    “Juliette Kayyem, is a national security expert and former assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security.”

    Dan, and Trump, got elected to fix problems NOT FIXED by people just like Juliette Kayyem. She’s an expert all right….an expert in how to fail to protect American taxpayers. Or maybe she wanted to fail, and that was the goal, a goal that ended up killing Kate Steinle and many others.

  2. Bill Daniels says:

    Bitcoin reminds me a whole lot of Enron. I have no idea how it is supposed to work, other than it strikes me as a pump and dump ponzi scheme. At least Enron owned some hard, money making assets, the pipelines and oil and gas production facilities.

  3. Bill Daniels says:

    Regarding Ralph Northham……he’s botched his response so badly at this point, maybe he should resign. What he should have done up front is stand firm. Hey, folks, that picture was a joke from 1/3rd a century ago. It’s on par with whichever British prince it was that was photographed in the Nazi uniform….a bad joke. If that bothers you, that’s your problem, not mine. You know where you can cry and be outraged about it? Outside the governor’s mansion. You know where I’ll be? INSIDE the governor’s mansion. What are you going to do? Vote Republican? LOL!

    He should never have apologized, and refused to discuss the matter further. No press conference, no moonwalk admissions, none of that.

    As we have seen, no amount of explanation, apology, or even groveling will satisfy the perpetually offended, so why even bother? Lesson 1: NEVER apologize. It just shows weakness.