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Tyson enables scroll lockHere it is Thursday already and we're only now bringing you your recap of the series finale for Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. Happily, on the Cosmic Calendar, it was hardly a delay at all. But here we are, at the final episode, "Unafraid of the Dark," which focuses, appropriately enough, on all the stuff we don't know about the Universe. But we've got some terrific questions.


The episode begins with another shoutout to Carl Sagan's original series, with Neil deGrasse Tyson walking through a CGI recreation of the Library of Alexandria. Like Sagan, Tyson tells us that ships stopping in the port of Alexandria were searched, "not for contraband, but for books" that could be copied and added to the Library's collection. And then, a coda that was not available to Sagan: Tyson adds that the Internet is our Library of Alexandria, and -- even better than the original -- it's not just available to the elite, but to everyone. Ah, but "what will happen the next time the mob comes?" It's almost as if he thinks there are people out there who don't much care for knowledge.

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What did we say this morning? Something about how "They want a war with Iran," and "Please do not listen to news reports about Trump telling his people to cool their jets with the Iran talk, because they want a war with Iran, and all they are looking for is their trigger"?

News came out early this morning that Iran shot down a US drone in the Strait of Hormuz, outside Iranian waters. Let's see what our president and his war-bonering GOP shitmouths in Congress have had to say about that:

Great. Just great. So what's happening now?

Awesome. Just splendid. Trump is having a cuddle party today with John Bolton (who's had a hard-on to bomb Iran since the Bush administration); Mike Pompeo (who's been making the rounds lying and saying Iran and al Qaeda are best friends, thus implying that it's very legal and very cool for Trump to strike Iran without congressional authorization, based on the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) Congress voted for five days after 9/11); and Patrick Shanahan, the outgoing acting Defense secretary, who will make way for another acting Defense secretary, because who needs real Defense secretaries? (The new guy, Mark Esper, is part of the meeting too.) And as Senator Schatz points out above, Trump is emotionally unstable and doesn't know dick about foreign policy, so it's just great that he's having an emergency meeting with these unhinged hawks about this right now.

Tell us what this all means, unhinged hawk Lindsey Graham!

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