Children being deported.
Brett Kavanaugh is a gift to all of those Stein supporters who said "both parties are the same". The vote margins toward Stein in 3 states could have prevented the Trump presidency if they had gone to Clinton instead.
I'm helping with "game day parking" for a non-profit, and the whole day-long tailgating phenomenon is bizarre. On the one hand, it feels like one of those cultural traditions that goes back to ancient times, but on the other hand it's cult-like and quasi-religious.
3 Republican governors are now calling to delay the Kavanaugh vote https://www.vox.com/2018/9/27/17910204/republican-governors-charlie-baker-larry-hogan-john-kasich-kavanaugh-vote
Overheard US pol comment regarding today's hearing.
Pockets are important to women, and high-fashion designers are recognizing that https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2018/9/21/17886902/womens-clothing-with-pockets
Politics, sexual crime
I've just released Mastodon De-Mob, an anti-harassment tool that lets users to block everyone who favorited or boosted a toot calling for harassment. https://mastodon-de-mob.codesections.com/
Please feel free to test it out with the example URL I provided; that will only block a test account I set up for this purpose. Hopefully, you won't ever need it for real.
It also reports the harassing toot, which I hope will prevent the tool's abuse for non-harassing toots.
I want a Venn diagram of people willing to argue "Give Kavanaugh a break, he was only 17" and "Trayvon Martin got what he deserved."
Registered the assorteflotsam.com domain for another year. I guess this experiment with Mastodon is working out.
Republicans Are Favorites In The Senate, But Democrats Have Two Paths To An Upset https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/republicans-are-favorites-in-the-senate-but-democrats-have-two-paths-to-an-upset/ #2018SenateElections #2018Election #WestVirginia #Mississippi #NorthDakota #Tennessee #Missouri #Arizona #Florida #Indiana #Montana #Nevada #Texas
Google is Shutting Down Inbox http://www.pcmag.com/news/363712/google-is-shutting-down-inbox?source=SectionArticles
The tyranny of the majority isn’t a problem in America today. Tyranny of the minority is. https://www.vox.com/2018/9/12/17850980/democracy-tyranny-minority-mob-rule-james-madison
The more i think about it the more i realize *this is* the evil mirror universe
Bye phone. I hardly knew you.
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