“Every person needs to take one day away.”
― Maya Angelou,
It’s a long weekend this week and I took an extra day off for my first holiday time since Christmas so links are landing early, kittens. Forgive the short intro, but I’m on break mode!
One last take on the Royal Wedding from the great and good Linda Holmes.
This man was not prepared for the replies to his tweet.
Yet more shock still. Such a shocking week this has been. Please read this and the past four links in a devastatingly monotone voice.
Speaking of skincare, though, this is 100% how I lured Jeff in.
Also this week in awful, an organisation with almost 100% white ownership and a 70% black workforce told its members that they couldn’t engage in certain acts of civic protest over police brutality. I refer of course, to the NFL. There is some hope, however.
“They may have a different version of the truth than we do.” This year’s version of “alternative facts.”
ARE THERE NO HEROS LEFT?! Also Weinstein has turned himself in on rape charges. Good.
Here, something good in the world.
I’m not dwelling overly long on the various political dramas of the White House week, but I’m conflicted about that choice. Because in part I think that it means the perceived tactic of this White House is working: they are sowing so much chaos, unreliable information, or outright conspiracy theories that it’s almost impossible to land any kind of blow on them no matter how necessary. The president is in tone (and who knows, I’m typing this on Wednesday, this could total expand by the end of the week) suggesting that the FBI planted evidence against him. This is farcical. He’s tried this tactic before, claiming that the game was rigged against him and his messaging was rather thrown off course when he actually won the election. Meaning that the long term scheme was for the government to plant a spy in his organization to gather information that they didn’t release while simultaneously investigating his opponent’s campaign organization and holding press conferences about that, so that he would win the election to install an administration of his own supporters….to then start undermining him?
The alternative option on this Occams Razor edge is that at some point Mr. Trump or people around him came to FBI attention due to the various shady dealings in his business past. But hey, why be simple when you can start another conspiracy theory. The president lies constantly and no one cares.
This from the president who has claimed that Barack Obama wiretapped him, suggested there were tapes of his conversations with James Comey, speculated that Obama wasn’t born in the U.S. and implied that Joe Scarborough played a role in the death of an intern, just to name a few. https://t.co/Szh6QiucDz
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) May 23, 2018
Oops. I dwelt.