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Hands up don't shoot: Adam Toledo, 13, Chicago. (Buzzfeed)
And while we're at Buzzfeed, the ridiculous man who testified George Floyd was killed by car exhaust also claimed a young man who was sat on to death by police died instead of heart attack and "bipolar disorder." — Buzzfeed
"No hesitation" police shooting practice targets of pregnant women and little kids, from 2013. (Reason)
Derek Chauvin's defense: fucking pathetic. (Slate)
Where are the good apples?
“We’re not dealing with bad apples, we’re dealing with a rotten tree.” Trevor addresses Daunte Wright, Caron Nazar… https://t.co/mh6PmlITXT— The Daily Show (@The Daily Show)1618441260.0
The Charlottesville Nazis aren't fringe anymore. They've United the Right. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ — Noah Smith, Noahpinion
And speaking of Charlottesville Nazis: On Tucker Carlson et al. flooding the zone with shit. — Amanda Marcotte at Salon
Pete Buttigieg said highways are racist haw haw haw can you even believe that? Well, Politifact can! And it's not even "mostly true," it's just true! (Politifact)
Just FYI this Wisconsin schoolteachers' lesson on "how would you discipline slaves who were disrespectful" was about HAMMURABI STYLE slaves, not like American slaves, so it's ALL FINE! Just makin' history come alive! — NBC News
Ignore the snooty (if well-meaning) framing and headline that seems to pooh-pooh permanent individual housing for roofless people as not good enough, this is a nice look at what some architects are doing with tiny houses and shipping containers in LA. (Not sure why she's an architecture writer if she didn't know shipping containers can be nice, but whatever it's fine, good story.) — LA Times
Actually, the SCANDALOUS OH NO failure of Solyndra was part of a government green tech loan package that ended up profiting US taxpayers $2 billion, not counting the part where it was good for the planet. And that is a thing I just learned from Politico, so thank you Politico!
How are we Holocausting anti-vaxxers today? I think you mean how AREN'T WE! COVID-19 vaccine opponents invoke the Holocaust, dismaying hate speech experts. (Orange County Register)
Please don't steal the literary prize money! — LitHub
Top 50 Tuscan villas for rent? I think we all need some. (Rent Villas)
Keep Wonkette in Italian villas, no I'm not kidding do I look funny to you.
Rebecca Schoenkopf is the owner, publisher, and editrix of Wonkette. She is a nice lady, SHUT UP YUH HUH. She is very tired with this fucking nonsense all of the time, and it would be terrific if you sent money to keep this bitch afloat. She is on maternity leave until 2033.