Leashes Come Off Wall Street, Gun Sellers, Polluters and More
John McCain “will once again try to paint himself as a voice of reason and a courageous truth-teller, while not actually doing anything.”
“If [Republicans in Congress] don’t act decisively now, when will they act? If this isn’t bad enough—what will be?”
“Put simply, I don’t believe that the stated purpose [of Trump’s executive order] is the real purpose.”
“[…] this is not a document that will cause hardship and misery because of regrettable incidental impacts on people injured in the pursuit of a public good. It will cause hardship and misery for tens or hundreds of thousands of people because that is precisely what it is intended to do.”
All of us showing up, stopping Trump, and taking care of each other is important right now.
But a pin isn’t all we should do. If we see casual racism around us, let’s help stop it.
It’s symbolic, yes, but it’s a start for staying strong and sticking together: wearing a safety pin in support of those who are afraid and possibly harassed.
“Your hand may hesitate to put a mark beside the name, Hillary Clinton. You’re not doing it for her. The vote you cast is for the republic and the Constitution.”
“These rhetorical time bombs, in other words, could be the catalyst for actual intimidation and violence, before and after Election Day. And if that violence and intimidation strikes, it will be against the chief targets of Trump’s campaign: people of color.”
“To evaluate Trump’s life as a whole is to see that however distasteful one finds Hillary Clinton––I will never forgive the Democrats for nominating her––to regard them as equivalently bad candidates for the presidency isn’t just absurd, it is reckless.”
What's new in emoji land in iOS 10. Yay ladymoji!
“The Republicans sold Clinton as season one Leslie [Knope]. Can Democrats make their candidate season two Leslie?”
“the overriding theme was fear—fear of a brown horde.”
“The incident throws a harpoon into the heart of the Trump campaign’s racial politics.”
“Imagine if we could just like what we liked, without being hemmed in by dated stereotypes?” On cards and gender.
“Team Sanders needs to give up on winning the nomination. That battle is over. But Sanders still has an unprecedented opportunity to leave a stamp on the Democratic Party.” And he should.
“If you conjured all the ignorance and arrogance in America and gave it human form, you would have Donald Trump, give or take a spray tan.”
“Violence is scary. But violence-as-ideology is terrifying. And that’s where [Donald Drumpf’s] campaign has gone.”
Dindim. I love everything about this.
No, President Obama, it’s not my phone I’m “fetishizing”. It’s privacy and security. But since when is feeling—and being—safe a fetish?
These are sad times we live in when the top two US senators on the *intelligence* committee don’t believe forced encryption backdoors threaten national security.
But then again, the chairman of the *environment* committee doesn’t believe in climate change, so… http://time.com/3725994/inhofe-snowball-climate/
“Either everyone gets security or no one does.”
I’m a big fan of clever logos. This one does not disappoint.
I love, love, love recut trailers. This one is brilliant.
I like that the chess game picks up where we saw it last.
Yes We Can → Yes We Did
On domestic issues Obama is the most consequential and successful Democratic president since LBJ. It isn't close.
I spend a good amount of time listening to film scores. Here are my favorites from 2015.
A driving reason why I’m eager and grateful to spend so much time with faraway family and close friends when I can.
If you’re in your last 10% of time with someone you love, keep that fact in the front of your mind when you’re with them and treat that time as what it actually is: precious.
Spoilers ahead! I can get behind this theory.
“Every morning, she’s like, ‘BABY! YOU WANT SOME OF THESE GRITS BEFORE YOU GO?!’”
“I said, ‘Seagulls, mmm, stop it now!’ Mmm hah! Mmm mmm mmm hah!”
“Does your monkey go, ‘hoo hoo HOO’?”
Michael Giacchino, my second-favorite film-score composer, on his hero—and my favorite—John Williams. #scoregasm