Ballad of lemons

Trump’s former associates should fear Putin’s ire more. Trump retaliates with childish nicknames; Putin uses chemical weapons.

The White House released a picture of a Putin puppet and opioid addict playing golf.

One can’t be a Republican politician without also being a hypocrite. What this lot have added to their list of official positions is “Russian agent.”

Sarah Sanders’ soul is predestined for the hot place for lying like the Devil.

Journalists are not astute thinkers.

They’re limited by very short term thinking (tomorrow’s front page, tomorrow’s A block) and an obsession for the “scoop” as opposed to the truth. Big news events like Russia-Trump collusion are simply beyond their pay grade.

In 50 years, no one will know who Brian Leiter was.

I see you

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Next the Alabama House will vote to reinstitute slavery.

The biggest loser today is Assange. He looks like an immense schmuck.

Glenn Greenwald is proof of the old adage that if you go far enough to the left, you wind up on the right.

Sarah Sanders lied. She’s destined for the hot place anyway.

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Trump is severely damaged goods, prone to unhinged actions. Keep him in place and the Dems might even flip the Senate.

Nets allowed Philly to humiliate an entire borough.

Andante cantabile

As the kids say: Michael Moore needs to check his own masculine privilege.

Does anyone remember …

Michael Moore, the filmmaker, lambasted the front-runners. ”A vote for Gore is a vote for Bush,” he said. ”If they both believe in the same thing, wouldn’t you want the original than the copy? Wouldn’t you want Bush? Sirloin or hamburger? Which would you go for?”

Republicans like measles, probably something to do with The Rapture.

The NY Times has hired some low quality reporters recently, unlike the ones who won Pulitzers in 2017. See Elizabeth Williamson.

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From the viewpoint of sheer durability, art works clearly are superior to all other things; since they stay longer in the world than anything else, they are the worldliest of all things. Moreover, they are the only things without any function in the life process of society; strictly speaking, they are fabricated not for men, but for the world which is meant to outlast the life-span of mortals, the coming and going of the generations. – Hannah Arendt

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Is that all there is?

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Sarah Sanders (Ouachita Baptist University Class of 2004) says “I don’t think Congress — particularly not this group of congressmen and women — are smart enough to look through the thousands of pages that I would assume that President Trump’s taxes will be.”

It’s nice that Bernie Sanders took time out from bashing a woman (Neera Tanden) to brag about himself (book sales).

Sanders is playing the victim card, just as his incelish Berniebros do. His narcissism is trending towards the authoritarianism of his Berniebros.

Glenn Greenwald has lost his best bros to defection (Snowden) and incarceration (Assange).

Straight on

Kirstjen Nielsen’s very particular set of skills are likely to be in high demand abroad (N Korea, Turkey, Brazil, and the Philippines).

After GoT, TV will be greatly diminished, like the Elves after the destruction of the Ring of Power.

Populism is an absence of shame.

Authenticity is an identity-policing notion.

Better educated journalists might bring more seriousness to the profession.

As the kids say, white privilege won’t save Assange this time.

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As long as journalists don’t hack passwords or assault women they’ll be fine.

I’m glad Trump acknowledges the legitimacy of sanctuary cities.

Never trust a one-eyed raven.

Watching Tavares break Chara’s ankles was priceless.

Incels don’t understand science.

Bernie Sanders is polling at 16% in Iowa. That’s some “revolution.”