When Donald Trump says something happened, it should not change anyone’s estimation of whether the event actually happened. Maybe it did, maybe it didn’t. His claim doesn’t change the odds.
Don’t play the slap game with Jason Momoa.
– David Benioff, Game of Thrones showrunner
I think that a huge problem is people who read comics and don’t understand the point of superheroes, which is to be the best version of yourself. You love Captain America? Well, you know what Captain America would never do? Go online anonymously and shit on a girl for having an opinion.
Uber is sorta like Silicon Valley’s version of the Trump Administration. Where there’s a new scandal every day or even every hour. The daily list of the scandals doesn’t keep up.
Sorry to have missed Gwen Moore’s town hall style meeting today. Sounds like she was in top form:
Our democracy is being tested, y’all…Rome, one of the greatest civilizations in history, only lasted 300 years. And we’re at 240. So this ain’t no guarantee we’re going to make it.
And Moore wasn’t disingenuous like crosstown representative James Sensenbrenner who dismissed the need for a special prosecutor looking into the connections between the Trump administration and Russia by arguing against a straw man:
I don’t think it’s good for our country to have the executive branch under constant investigation.
After, of course, his previous enthusiastic support of an independent prosecutor used to investigate Bill Clinton.
Dan Goodin for Ars Technica:
The lesson that emerged long ago is that the security of so-called Internet of things products is so poor that it often outweighs any benefit afforded by an Internet-connected appliance. As the CloudPets debacle underscores, the creep factor involved in Internet-connected toys makes the proposition even worse.
Alec Ounsworth, still the best. Streamable now over on NPR.
Matt Novak for Gizmodo on Chuck Grassley’s attempt to tweet at the White House about political accountability and increasing government transparency:
I guess this is just how our government operates now. Sitting US Senators just tweet random shit into the ether with the hope that someone in the White House sees it. Seems pretty foolproof.
You should probably follow Jen Ashley Wright btw.