What are we reading this morning? Your news roundup!
Baby rhino in your hed gif, sourced via Latest Sightings. More information here: https://open.substack.com/pub/martiniambassador/p/bouncin-baby-rhino
Guess who survived another near death experience today? I'm freaked out. I will go into more details later but a man threatened to take the child I was caring for, lifted his shirt as if to show a gun(no gun, but for a moment, I stopped breathing before I knew that, I thought I was going to die, cause you ain't taking my kid), said he was cop(not a cop)asked me if I had pepper spray and if he wanted to grab my kid "what could you do, you're just a woman"(TRY ME).
We did escape obviously. Kid was shook and so was I.
But I can't slow down to think about as I have to go back out.
So I have pepper spray on my shopping list. That sucks. be back later for OT.
This poor lady :/ : “Turn off your cell phones on October 4th. The EBS is going to ‘test’ the system using 5G. This will activate the Marburg virus in people who have been vaccinated. And sadly turn some of them into zombies.” That is literally the plot of Halloween III.
Well, my alert for the test just went off, and I feel fine. Well, maybe a little hungry. Maybe I could go for some brains. Mmmm, braaaaaains.
That Zelle pool scam article is pretty wild. And Liz Warren makes an appearance.
Beau points out that not only does he not expect to be turned into a zombie, the EBS no longer exists:
Your Wednesday Wonkette Movie Night reminder. This Saturday it is 𝐀𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐧 (1979) theatrical version. The first in the series. Links to streaming options in the post:
The Zelle fraud article proves that "a fool and his money are soon parted".
Justice Thomas recusing? There goes all the vacations from now on.
Will we get a post about OHJB cancelling the Student debt of another 125,000 people?!
Got some real work being done over in the White House!
Well thanks, Editrix, for telling us about the Marburg virus this morning, after we’ve already turned into zombies!
Sam Bankman-Fried is going on trial on fraud charges related to the spectacular collapse of his crypto company. The New Yorker has an article about him and his parents, mentioning that his Mom and Dad think he's innocent and are helping fund his defense. That would be unremarkable except that Mom teaches and has written about legal ethics, which seems to me a bit incongruent with turning a blind eye to fraud. His parents have also benefited financially from his ill-gotten crypto gains, which the bankruptcy trustees are now trying to claw back, including a including a $16.4 million villa in The Bahamas.
Had to stop reading when I got to the zombie conspiracy theory because I was laughing too hard to continue.
Rebecca, I really wanted to read your dad's obit but I don't do Facebook.
The Ohio school story is rage inducing! One more reason I'm happily ensconced in my deep blue state.
That "the cell phone is a thing that will kill you!" thing is also the plot of Stephen King's book "Cell". It's a great book with a less-than-satisfying ending. I recommend putting it down with about four pages to go, and making up your own ending.
Speaking of Matt Gaetz (first of all, ew) is he still doing that thing of “here is this Cuban man that is ten years younger and lives with me, I call him my son like that’s totally normal, even though I pretended he didn’t exist before now or maybe was a campaign aide” because no one seems to talk about that any more