Weekend Links

“We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.”
― John F. Kennedy

Ducklings, it’s been another packed week, both in work and news. I’m working on some minor personal projects, trying to get back on the health wagon, and generally just adulting. I have great hopes for a very boring weekend! Here are your links, tell me what you’re getting up to in the comments.

On Monday: Holy shit. I mean, I thought it was going to happen sooner rather than later and Jeff and I were trading bets on the timeline, but holy shit. There truly can only be one diva in the White House, and she guards her throne!

What do we think of this idea? I think it sounds rather genius.

Do I have children? No. Do I plan on having children any time soon? Nope. Do I plan on buying this children’s book? It’s currently in my checkout and awaiting my next paycheck.

Glossier is just taunting me now! I spotted the teaser on their site and they launched this product by surprise this week. I’ll have to wait for some reviews to see how it works, but as with most of their products, I’m itching to get my hands on it to try it.

The National Review passes judgement. And I think they’re spot on.

Senator Flake excerpted a piece of his new book in Politico this week and it resonated with me. Like him, I believe both political parties in the US are responsible for the current state of affairs, but I believe that the conservative faction bears more of a responsibility for recent history and certainly the rise of a man like Mr. Trump. However, talk (or in this case book writing) is cheap. I don’t want navel gazing on the problem of Trumpism, I want conservatives to commit to reigning in his worst and most unhelpful impulses. As my foremothers would have book it, “Deeds, not words.”

I have more than a few friends who I know will be picking up some of this kit.

On Thursday, holy crap part deux. And part trois!

Last week’s episode of The Read featured an interview with LeVar Burton which was just ace. Standard language and content warning since The Read definitely doesn’t hold back on politics, gender and sexuality issues, and race, in case that’s not your cup of tea. I happen to drink it down in gulps.

Um…should we be worried?

Meanwhile, in Texas.

Album of the week: The Boy Who Cried Wolf, by Passenger 

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