The Special Needs Presidency

May. 20th, 2017 05:54 am
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Making it easy for Dolt45:
After four months of interactions between Mr. Trump and his counterparts, foreign officials and their Washington consultants say certain rules have emerged: Keep it short — no 30-minute monologue for a 30-second attention span. Do not assume he knows the history of the country or its major points of contention. Compliment him on his Electoral College victory. Contrast him favorably with President Barack Obama. Do not get hung up on whatever was said during the campaign. Stay in regular touch. Do not go in with a shopping list but bring some sort of deal he can call a victory.
Thanx to Charles P. Pierce.

ETA: My First Big Boy Trip,
by Donald J. Trump.

Return

May. 20th, 2017 05:43 am
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The new Twin Peaks may disappoint. Which is fine with people like me who believe that David Lynch began his career looking back at a shark he had jumped over.

Thanx to Metafilter

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May. 18th, 2017 09:55 am
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Poll #18386 Two down
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 18


Who was the worst person who died this week?

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Roger Ailes
14 (77.8%)

Ian Brady
4 (22.2%)

Big little book

May. 18th, 2017 05:58 am
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Babel-17 put a space opera, a meditation on language and communication, alternate sex/love arrangements, and a fascinating protagonist into under 200 pages.

Thanx to Tor.com.

Bail Fail

May. 17th, 2017 05:37 am
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Scott Alexander on the horrors of the bail system. We are hearing the radical new suggestion that a large percentage of those charged with crimes could actually be released on their promise to return (and the threat of additional charges if they fail to) with a record of success comparable to those on bail and that family and other ties can be used to determine who qualifies. 50 years ago there were programs that did just that. (I participated in one of them.) They worked.

Endgame

May. 16th, 2017 06:30 am
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It would be unacceptably cruel to give the millions of stupid white people who voted for Trump what they really voted for: to take away their ACA coverage, which to their surprise turned out to be the hated Obamacare they wanted to be free from. In fact, I’d like to see them (and the rest of us) have real National Health. But as the ravages of age* force him to fail more and more at Simulating Grown-Up Behavior, from demanding a second scoop of ice cream to telling his Russian buddies some of the peachy-keen Top Secret Stuff he’s learned, I hope that he can find his way to the nice safe room with the nice soft walls before he does any real damage but not before he gives his followers a look at their hero drooling all over himself. It would be especially tasty if the continued loosening of his verbal sphincter lets him say in nationally televised Outside Voice what he really thinks of the “white trash” in the “flyovers” who voted for him. Of course, some of them will believe that he was what they thought he was until Killary snuck up on him and vaccinated him.
*People don’t get paresis anymore, do they?
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If you liked Juicero, you’ll love SMALT. Now your saltshaker can talk to you, dispense salt in an “interactive way,” AND take part in a DDOS attack on something Putin doesn’t like.

Round up the usual suspects

May. 14th, 2017 05:49 am
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Dolt45’s consigliere tries to distract us from his boss’s crimes by ramping up the war on some drugs.

Thanx to reason.com

PSA

May. 13th, 2017 07:11 am
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If you do a quick ^A^C on a Wired article, you can grab it before they tell you to pick up the soap turn off your ad blocker.

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