23 Exceptionally Weird Things People Found Under Their Floorboards. Tabs, Mon., Jan. 17, 2022
Betty White would’ve turned 100 today. Go donate to a pet charity in her honor … or don’t, you heartless bastard. (LA Times)
President Joe Biden’s approval rating among Democrats is tanking, but once Liz Cheney is on the ticket that should help turn things around. (The New Republic)
Democrats think the Biden administration needs a reset, a reboot, a refresh, a rejigger, a … (New York Times)
The MAGA mob is dangerous but also very stupid. (Business Insider)
Comedian Chelsea Pope sends up the Senate’s most useless Democrat, Krysten Sinema. (Twitter)
Kyrsten Sinema working up tears before her big speech todaypic.twitter.com/AqtddLLLtq— Chelsea Pope (@Chelsea Pope) 1642122503
The conservative Supreme Court is a mockery of a travesty of a sham. (Salon)
Nike will start firing unvaccinated employees who wouldn’t just do it. I know. I know. (Oregonian)
Wonderful piece about Black people returning to the South — a sort of reverse Great Migration. (Washington Post)
Slide show intended for training Portland, Oregon, police officers how to manage protests also celebrated violence against demonstrators. Mayor Ted Wheeler is really disappointed. (Portland Mercury)
People explain why working the service industry during a pandemic sucks. (Mother Jones)
How do you mentor new employees in any industry who aren’t in the same physical space as you? (The Atlantic)
Dave Chappelle is peddling what Jamilah Lemieux calls the big “Black ass lie. (Vanity Fair)
Read actor Jonathan Majors’ touching tribute to the late legend Sidney Poiter. (Hollywood Reporter)
Remembering the real Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today.
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Stephen Robinson is a writer and social kibbitzer based in Portland, Oregon. He writes make believe for Cafe Nordo, an immersive theatre space in Seattle. Once, he wrote a novel called “Mahogany Slade,” which you should read or at least buy. He's also on the board of the Portland Playhouse theatre. His son describes him as a “play typer guy."