The headline is a little off (he was held in one facility rather than transferred to a different facility). And even if it was accurate, we’re not as a society going to be as worried about violent criminals in jail too long as we are with the early release scandal that happened earlier. Still and all, I hope he’s the only one. And we should have better safeguards going forward.
Archives for May 2017
1 Samuel 5:6
But the hand of the LORD was heavy upon those of Ashdod, and He destroyed them and smote them with hemorrhoids.
David Hawkings’ Whiteboard: What’s a whip?.
George W. Bush does the Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner
Mental Floss: The history of mowing lawns.
Putin’s Cock Holster:
- Stephen: Трамп on Civil War history.
- Seth Meyers: A closer look at how hard it is to be President.
- Keith Olbermann: Трамп assault on free speech
- Bill Maher: The day the presidency died:
- Extended cut version of Трамп’s CNN-banned TV ad.
- Trevor Noah: How to make Трамп care about climate change
- Keith Olbermann: Трамп is panicking on Russia
- Late Show: Трамп out of context.
- Susie Sampson: 100 days…Трамп makes you angry enough to be inspired?
- Stephen: This monologue goes out to you, Mr. President
- Rachel Maddow and Seth Meyers: Rachel’s phone call with Трамп
- Cory Booker: Why Donald Трамп should try being nice on Twitter
- 100 greatest accomplishments of Трамп’s first 100 days
- Bill Maher: New Rule–The lesser of two evils.
- Stephen: The new U.S. Constitution as written by Трамп
- Samantha Bee: All the President’s leaks
- Olbermann: Why won’t the press ask Трамп questions?
- Stephen: God weighs in on Трамп’s religious liberty executive order
Trevor: The one who got away.
Samantha Bee roasts the Presidents.
- Stephen: James Comey speaks.
- Keith Olbermann: Is a Grand Jury now looking into Трамп?
- Seth Meyers: Comey testifies
Samantha Bee: FAUX News In Memoriam
PsychoSuperMom: Facts Have A Liberal Bias.
Seth Meyers: Airline deregulation.
“Rep. Jim Martin“:
Samantha Bee: Alt White House Correspondences’ Dinner.
The House GOP Congresscritters Are Literally Trying to Kill People:
- Late Show: Night of the living bill
- Jimmy Kimmel reveals details of his his son’s birth & heart disease
- Full Frontal: unboxing the AHCA
- Bill Maher: Jimmy Kimmel and Трампcare.
- Trevor Noah: Fucking unbelievable–the GOP shoves health care through the House
- Seth Meyers: A closer look at House Republicans rushing Трампcare through
- What you need to know about the Трампcare bill
- Keith Olbermann: The shame and cruelty of the GOP
- Stephen: GOP celebrates 1/3 of its healthcare victory
- What you may have missed about the Трампcare bill
Jimmy Dore: Rick Steeves invests in housing homeless.
Samantha Bee: What is facts>?
Last week’s Friday Night Multimedia Extravaganza can be found here.
So the House Republicans passed a monstrosity of a health care plan. I normally don’t talk about national stuff unless there’s a local angle. But honestly: Fuck the entire GOP. I know, some of them didn’t vote for it. And I’m sure there will be a much tougher road in the Senate. But, you know. Fuck every last one of them.
If you’re represented by someone who voted for it, you might want to let them know that fuck them (but more polite, maybe?). If you’re represented by someone who voted against this shit show of a bullshit bill, please thank them. If you’re represented by Dave Reichert who opposed it on the House floor but supported something similar in committee, you might want to let him know that you see him.
I know it has been successful in many localities, but I just do not like the soda tax Seattle is considering. It always feels very fat shaming whenever people trot it out. Here in Washington where we don’t have an income tax, it seems like a strange place to use your time and energy to push.
Please join us this evening for drinks, conversation, and perhaps some alt-history alt-lessons at the Seattle Chapter of Drinking Liberally.
Can’t make it to Seattle? Check out one of the other 230 chapters of Living Liberally, including nineteen in Washington state, three in Oregon and one in Idaho. Find, or go out and start, a chapter near you.
I’ve seen a lot of how-to-survive May Day posts in the local media recently. Or more accurately, I’ve been seeing a lot of headlines about them on social media and rolling my eyes about the whole thing. So here’s A Downtown Resident’s Guide to Survive May Day:
1) Are you a window Downtown? If so, congrats on being able to read, and thanks for choosing HA. There is a small chance someone will throw a brick at you and if that happens a decent chance that brick will smash you. That sucks, but your owner probably has insurance and at least you’ll get to be on TV continuously for the next few weeks and then in perpetuity ahead of May Day every year. There’s also a chance that someone will spray graffiti on you. That’s less bad, but still.
2) Are you a police officer? If so you’re probably getting more training than a nonsense snark blog post can provide. Please don’t attack peaceful protesters and try to use harm mitigation strategies on ones damaging property, or putting people in harms’ way if that happens.
3) Are you a protester? I’m usually against the bottled water industry, but I always recommend if you’re marching to have a bottle with you. It can be tap water, but those marches can be dehydrating. Maybe bring something you can eat like some trail mix or a Cliff Bar. Please don’t be violent to another human. If you’re going to smash windows or graffiti stuff, know the consequences of that ahead of time.
4) Are you worried about being stuck in traffic? Since May Day is the only day in Seattle where the traffic gets annoying, this is a reasonable fear. If you’re in your car, take alternate routes, I guess. Or wait for the marchers to go somewhere else. They’re marching, so they’ll pass. Give yourself some extra time and be patient with other people caught up in traffic.
If you’re taking public transit, just be patient. Give up your seat if you can since it might take a little longer. You know, bus stuff we already do, mostly.
5) Are you going to be outside Downtown, including suburbia, or like, anywhere North of the Montlake Cut? I guess just watch it on the news. If you do, maybe try to remember that if you’re seeing the same window smashed for the 5th time, it doesn’t make it 5 times as bad. Or watch something else? Maybe. There’s got to be some playoff basketball or a Mariners game. You probably have Netflix, so you can watch something on that. Maybe play a board game with your family.