I was listening to MPR on my way home, like I do every day (i listen both to and from work).
Anyone else listening/watching?
As some of you know, I am a pest control technician (exterminator). Yesterday, I got sent to a house for a hornet void nest. It’s a rental property and the landlord had done a very bad job of installing a wall AC unit, so there’s a hole in the siding next to the unit.
Sacha Baron Cohen gets the GOP and NRA to go on record that they support arming kindergartners.
Regular Twitter contributor, former GW Bush Ethics Lawyer, Longtime Republican, Trump Administration critic, and b.s.-fighter extraordinaire @RWPUSA—aka Richard Painter—has announced that he is running for the US Senate.
Hiya GT, How’s things?
Heard this in the car on my way home from work.
From Ashley Feinberg, former Gawker writer, and current HuffPo Senior Reporter
Alright GT, most of you have had at least one!
This was the first tweet i saw on my timeline, about parents stuck behind the lines, wondering, waiting, and hoping that their child is one of the ones who is ok:
As i was driving home from the pulltab booth job tonight, i heard part of an earlier news conference which gave updates on the number of magazines found in the church (15, of 30 rounds each), on MPR/NPR.
I don’t watch late night infomercials, so when I heard this on the TV in the next room I thought that SNL was running again on a Sunday. Nope. This is a thing that exists in this world. And apparently I’m late to finding this.
Today I got a letter from Ameren, our electric company, saying they would be in the neighborhood in the next few weeks trimming trees which are near power lines.
Good Morning GT!
We all know that there are lots of folks out in the world—the Antivaxxers—who still believe the debunked theory (propagated by former Doctor, Andrew Wakefield), that vaccines cause autism.
So my mother thinks socialists are evil. Thinks they are equivalent to Nazis. Was terrified Bernie would win the primary election and turn this country into Communist Russia. Has a framed photo of Ronald Reagan in her home. Hardcore pro-lower taxes and rah-rah-rah capitalism. Bootstraps and personal responsibility.
For alla y’all in NC, you may wanna make some calls/write letters/email your LOCAL (state-not federal!) reps today/tomorrow, because it looks like the R-side State Senators pulled sime major fuckery at a bit before 3 am on Saturday morning.
The most recent Dear Prudence has a question from a person who joked about giving a friend’s daughter a birthday spanking at her party. The person was kicked out and ostracized on social media for being a pervy weirdo as apparently the parents and friend circle had never heard of this tradition.
This is such a blatant violation of the most basic of surveying standards that I just...