I'm not a fan of music award shows, so I avoided tuning in to last night's VMA awards on MTV. In fact, I don't think I've surfed to MTV since some time in the 80s.
If you are like me, then you missed that MTV invited six current or retired transgender military members to walk the red carpet.
Journalist Interrogated, Fired For Story Linking CIA And Syria Weapons Flights
I took a look at TOP this morning and saw this on the front page:
From Charlottesville to Netroots Nation: white supremacy is everywhere—even in progressive spaces
The word that caught my attention was "everywhere". It reminded me of debates I've had on TOP that too often ended with statements of "All white people are racist!"
It's an effective way of ending a debate, but that's the only thing that statement does.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) waded through more than 100 bills in his in box on Friday. Included in the ones he signed were a bill to ban the gay panic defense in criminal proceedings and a bill making it easier for transgender people to have their birth certificate altered.
Lots of legal issues to unpack in the dismissal order, but the crux of the judge Zloch's argument rests on a specious and wholly unsupported legal theory of consumer protection that places an unconscionable burden on political donors to prove they actually heard a politician say he or she was honest, before the donor can sue the politician for being dishonest.
A great parody sung to Sound of Silence. Let me give you a clue who the song is about.
Hello darkness my old friend
It is time for him to tweet again....
But first he'll have to check in with fox news
because that's the only place he gets his views
Confounds the Science
Is a Weak Weekly Better than No Weekly Watch at All?
I guess that's kind of like asking if a weak cup of coffee (or tea) is better than none. So last week for the first time in about a year, I missed getting out my weekly news synopsis. I have a good excuse...I was kidnapped to play a dance last Saturday and then hauled across the state of Georgia to the NE corner to see the eclipse. Although I regret missing publication last week, I must tell you the eclipse was totally worth the loss. I hope you all got to see at least a bit of the event!
Will Hurricane Harvey surge once again inundate Galveston? Fisherman's Wharf area on Ship Channel, with offshore drilling platforms and art. August, 2017. UPDATE: Pointing all toward Naomi Klein tweet in comments. Hope you will share far and wide. divineorder
Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller has subpoenaed lobbying firms that were involved with Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn regarding their work for a Ukrainian Pro-Russian think tank, the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine, between 2012-2014. What you may not know is that the Podesta Group was also hired by the same organization to lobby the State Department while Hillary was Sec'y of State during the that time period.