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Tuesday 18th of February 2020

“Barr’s big complaint is that the president is so overt with the sleazy pressure” –> Bill Barr Knew He Would Be a Hatchet Man for Trump

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Thursday 13th of February 2020

“What this budget tells us is that this Republican president is a big spender […] confirming that Republican presidents can’t be trusted to restore fiscal sanity.” –> Trump’s Budget Follows in the Footsteps of Giant Spenders

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Colin Kaepernick to publish memoir

Variety:

The activist and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback announced plans to release the book through Kaepernick Publishing, his own newly launched publishing company that is meant to “reinforce the importance of Black ownership” and “give power to Black and Brown voices globally, offering unprecedented ownership options to collaborators and bringing greater diversity and representation to literature and spoken word,” according to a joint release from Audible and Kaepernick Publishing.

Described as “part political awakening and part memoir,” the book will recount Kaepernick’s life experiences that led up to his decision to risk his career and kneel during the national anthem to protest racial inequality. The audio version of Kaepernick’s memoir will be exclusively released by Amazon-owned Audible. The print and e-book version from Kaepernick Publishing will be published in partnership with Melcher Media and distributed by Ingram Brand’s Two Rivers Distribution.

No release date yet, other than “this year”, but I’ll be looking forward to reading it.

Tuesday 11th of February 2020

Cato: “We are marching into a fiscal crisis and our elected leaders seem to have no idea how to tackle it and do not even seem to care.” –> Federal Budget Policy Is a Disaster

Source: paullandry.micro.blog

Thursday 6th of February 2020

Looking for the answers to ax² + bx + c = 0? A mathematician has rediscovered a technique that the ancient Babylonians used. –> This Professor’s ‘Amazing’ Trick Makes Quadratic Equations Easier

Source: paullandry.micro.blog

TheOnion: Rush Limbaugh Admits Presidential Medal Of Freedom Less Of An Honor Knowing That Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou Also Received It

News in Brief, from The Onion:

WASHINGTON—Saying his initial enthusiasm had faded after learning about the award’s history, conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh conceded Wednesday that receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom was less of an honor knowing it had been bestowed upon Rosa Parks and Maya Angelou, too.

Monday 3rd of February 2020

“A young Waylon Jennings, playing bass in Holly’s backing band” –> Waylon Jennings’ role in ‘The Day the Music Died’

Source: paullandry.micro.blog

Monday 3rd of February 2020

February 3rd: The Day the Music Died (1959).

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Will Bolton Get To Testify Against Trump? All Signs Point to Yes.

Reason Roundup:

Firing Bolton may be the best idea Trump has had in office, and we’re all safer and better off because of it. (It would have been nicer if he had never hired Bolton in the first place, but let’s call that water under the bridge for now.) Bolton turning on Trump once fired just makes it all that much better.

Republicans on social media often rejoice in liberals “eating their own” during online outrage mobs—which, I admit, can indeed be fun to watch. But it’s so much better when the people putting each other on the menu are power-wielding warmongers and corrupt bozos in high office.

Wednesday 29th of January 2020

Indeed! “There’s a lot of people we can put a bust of that didn’t raise arms against the United States of America.” –> House has impassioned debate on Forrest bust removal

Source: paullandry.micro.blog

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