So much politics this week… Let’s see here…
I suspect that all these bizarre seemingly left-field attacks on HRC from Trump “supporters” (many of whom turn out to have twitter accounts from Russia(!)) is Trump realizing what his big weaknesses are and pre-emptively attacking HRC on them. So these new attacks on HRC’s health… are specifically because Trump’s health is worse than thought. And so on. They want to make it seem like she’s counter-attacking or something if these things come out. But, Trump’s razor is forcing attention on problems he has that she was unlikely to go after. Like that letter from Trump’s “doctor”.
The other thing about the health thing that gets me… if Clinton dies in office, we get Tim Kaine. That’s still (the absolute value of) a bazillion times better than Trump. How is this a bad thing?
These attacks on the Clinton Foundation, which are there because Trump’s business (and “foundation“) ties are so shaky (and Putin-y)– turning a charity foundation that helps people into a liability. Of course, it helps a lot of black people in Africa, so maybe that’s why it’s not getting any credit for, you know, saving people’s lives. HRC coverage SUCKS. I mean, seriously, this AP thing is making my blood boil. Also apparently journalists are really bad at vetting sources.
You should definitely watch (or listen to) Clinton’s Reno speech if you can (scroll down for the youtube version). Very powerful. As Yo is this racist says...
Godwin (of the law) says it’s ok to call Trump a Nazi. Because he is.
Someone tweeted about Trump denying medical care to a sick baby and I was like, let me snopes that that cannot be true or it must be an exaggeration. Turns out, nope! It actually happened. He cut off promised medical care to his nephew because he was mad at his brother (who was cut out of their dad’s will). WTF. I mean seriously, what is WRONG with this person.
The media’s false equivalence is dangerous.
Scalzi is correct. More rich white privilege. They don’t even know they have it. They just don’t understand. I wish they did.
5 common behaviors CIS men may not realize are abusive and how to stop them
Trump misusing campaign donations. This was only one of several such stories this week.
Trump being a slimy scumbag. Snopes makes it almost even worse.
But, of course, Trump antics haven’t stopped the police from brutally killing unarmed civilians.
Monsters, role playing, and blackness. Also recommend the radiolab podcast episode she references.
featured patreon of the week
Fallon and Streisand
I love reading about it when Paula from Afford Anything renovates a place.
I got dried dragon fruit from nuts.com. I am insanely happy about this (not an affiliate link, just happy). I lived on it from TJ’s back when I was pregnant with DC1, but we moved away and then they stopped carrying it. :(
Hispanic vs. Latino (I think we posted this when it came out, but here’s a refresher)
Let’s be honest, the French burkini ban is about keeping Muslim women trapped inside. It would make more sense to ban white guys in speedos since white guys are responsible for more violence than are muslim women…
note to self
Is it sad that this looks like my neighborhood? Fortunately we only have a one-story, but boy did we see a lot of confusing second story weird spaces when we were househunting. (With our almost 3K square feet, 4 br, 3br, and 2 car garage, we’re really only on the cusp of mcmansion ourselves. Plus we bought a house from the builder known for quality and it really does seem to have good bones, unlike a lot of the 4K sq foot places we’ve been inside. We used to have friends who lived at a place that looks almost identical to the “help” though they also had a fountain in the front parallel to the stone path.)
Lists of lists about Asian American books
this site is fun!
Cat pictures, please (hugo award winning cat pictures, please)
Historical NYTimes articles about cats
Here’s a twitter account we can all get behind. Updates every 30 min.