DID WE THOUGH? Morning news roundup!
Today’s hed gif source is “The 4th Man.” More info here: https://open.substack.com/pub/martiniambassador/p/the-fourth-man
I live in the same part of Louisiana that Fenton is in, a lot of small towns here profit from fines. There's a town that's between the town where I live and the city where I work that will pull people over for going 2 miles over the speed limit. You can always tell who lives here and who's just visiting, because residents know to obey the posted speed limit to the millimeter. (BTW I am not defending this practice, I think it sucks and is not a sustainable way to power a town.)
Y'all - we need to talk about the propaganda, now
"The GOP's take on the 1/6 surveillance videos -- that they show a mostly "normal day" at the Capitol -- is like saying April 20, 1999 was a normal day at Columbine High School. "Look at these kids just coming and going to class!" Yeah, it was normal until about 11:20"
Garrett Bucks takes a look at corporations' rather silly and performative allyship. Oh, Listerine. . .
Speaking of how this country treats people differently who look different
I fervently agree with the professor that the former prosecutor pundits all need to be saying this
"If Trump were a Black man accused of leading illegal gang activities and spoke about judges, the prosecutor & witnesses the way he does, he would be gagged. Hearing would be 10 mins. Or he’d be jailed. Why don’t our TV fmr prosecutor pundits address this truth? #RuleofLaw"
Thank you so much for sharing the excellent NYT interview with Rabbi Brous, Rebecca.
I said I'd post this this a few times leading up to Thursday -
Here’s a printable PDF of my version of pumpkin pie - a tweak of Martha Stewart’s recipe, and not ALL that different from the recipe on the can. But better! Really! This makes Damn Good Pie, as Agent Cooper might have said…
War sucks, music helps.
Biden confused the number 1 pop star in the country with the pop star with the number 1 book in the country. He reads! Burn the witch!
The youth vote is not “very unhappy with Biden’s support for Israel”. It is morally revolted by his funding for genocide.
Picked up a ~13 lb fresh turkey last night. Today I'll quarter it and get a breast quarter going in the sous vide. Thinking of bagging the 3 quarters for the freezer in sous vide bags with butter and cajun seasoning. Still deciding on freezing them before or after sous vide.
Our new apartment has a gas oven range. I know, I know. As bad as it is for the environment, I absolutely adore cooking with gas. It's infinitely better than electric. Also, I have no control over the appliances in a rental, so I'm not going to kick myself over it. Just enjoy it while I can!
Also, here's the new Capital One commercial with John Travolta as Santa. It just made my morning!
--- https://twitter.com/DougJBalloon/status/1726765070812577958 New York Times Pitchbot
I am an anti-Big Tech, Jewish supporter of the free press. Here’s why I applaud the efforts of Elon Musk, who I do not support, to use Republican prosecutors, who I do not support, to silence reporting on his love for Adolf Hitler, who I do not support.
by Glenn Greenwald
the Ezra Klein thing is really good
Is it just my computer, or does Wonkette need to update their certificate or check their clock? what does this mean?
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Bot problem .... solved. Muhahaha.
Basically the video shows a ton of accounts making similar statements ... that are clearly not matching the very same video that each post includes. So that bot service prepared a long list of generated text, but then combined that with the wrong video. Geeez.