I want it so badly
Sunday, 27 May 2018

Giuliani Admits ‘Spygate’ Is PR in Anticipation of Impeachment

quote [ Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani confirmed on Sunday that the president and his allies’ attempts to discredit the Mueller investigation — including the most recent so-called Spygate controversy — are part of a public relations campaign aimed at staving off impeachment. “It is for public opinion..."

Giuliani’s comment came amid pressure from host Dana Bash to acknowledge that he and Trump were using a “very specific, very political strategy to undermine [the Mueller] investigation” ]

Hoookay - remind me to hire him if I'm ever facing a firing squad.
[SFW] [politics]
[by knumbknutz@11:33pmGMT] [2 comments]

Spectacular Photographs Of America's Western Frontier (1867-1874)

quote [ In the 1860s and 1870s, photographer Timothy O’Sullivan (1840 – 1882) was part of a government-run team of artists, soldiers, scientists, and photographers tasked with documenting America’s frontier in the West. His photographs of the landscape and people of the West touch on the sublime. The wilderness has rarely looked as spectacular. ]

At the the wild wild west
[SFW] [history] [+4 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:06amGMT] [0 comments]

"These aren't people, they're animals."

quote [ "The children will be taken care of - put into foster care or whatever." ]

"When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty." This is not a gray area. This is a place where people should take off there uniforms and say no.
[SFW] [politics] [+2 Underrated]
[by bobolink@2:27amGMT] [13 comments]

SE Digest: Volume 37 (Portable Edition)

quote [ It's very stress free out here in Boise, Idaho. Boring, but stress free. ]

Visiting the family for a week but the show must go on. Long rant on Bitcoin to start, usual shenanigans and some thoughts on minimum wage and the U.S. government's executive branch to round things off.

[NSFW] [do it yourSElf] [+1 Good]
[by JWWargo@12:09amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Ted Dabney, video gaming pioneer, dies at 80

quote [ Co-founded Atari and developed Computer Space ]

[SFW] [obituaries] [+3 Informative]
[by arrowhen@9:04pmGMT] [0 comments]



Ireland votes resoundingly to repeal abortion ban

quote [ Ireland has voted an emphatic "Yes" to amend the country's constitution to enable legislation that would allow women to have an abortion in a historic and emotionally charged referendum.

With a high turnout of 64.13%, 1,429,98, or 66.4%, voted for the amendment Friday and 723,632, or 33.6%, against, according to the country's Referendum Commission. The results that were announced Saturday defied earlier projections that it would be a tight race. ]

Welcome to the 20th century, Ireland!
[SFW] [history] [+8 Good]
[by foobar@6:51pmGMT] [5 comments]

Andrew Sullivan: Why We Should Say Yes to Drugs / Brexit / Pope Loves Gays

quote [ Our society is starved for compassion, gratitude, spirituality, and connection. Psychedelics can help....The end of all this may not be the end of the U.K. or the end of the E.U., but the demise (largely deserved) of the Tory Party....It is so strange to me how so many nonbelievers can see in this Pope’s interaction with others the spirit of Jesus, and how so many of the most devout seem terrified by it. ]

These are the three topics from Sullivan's current New York Magazine column, not, "Three things we should say yes to." I saw Sullivan speak with Sam Harris a few months ago in DC. Since then, I've been following his writing. I don't always agree with him, but I do appreciate his carefully considered ideas.
[SFW] [people] [+2]
[by midden@1:32pmGMT] [1 comment]

Lost Fetish Files of Mid-Century S&M

quote [ There’s something especially spicy about mid-century, femme-dominant S&M — and that’s saying something, considering Sadomasochism has been shaking things up in the bedroom since (roughly) 1785, when the French philosopher Le Marquis de Sade first published his erotic fantasy novel, Les 120 Journées de Sodome (The 120 Days of Sodom). ]

I've been tied up so long
[NSFW] [history] [+3]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:08amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 25 May 2018

The Forgotten '80s Home Robots Trend

quote [ Sometimes, the combination of excellent engineering and a concept far ahead of its time isn’t enough, and truly impressive products become almost entirely forgotten. ]

[SFW] [history] [+2]
[by arrowhen@9:25pmGMT] [4 comments]

The NFL's new anthem policy was not as unanimous as the league wants people to believe

quote [ When the NFL first announced its controversial new anthem policy, commissioner Roger Goodell claimed in a press conference that it was "unanimously adopted" by the NFL team owners.

However, ESPN reported that the league never took a formal vote on the new policy, and that, "Not taking an official tally is atypical for a major resolution." ]

This is mildly entertaining, as this has been making the rounds as a "unanimous vote by the owners" and it turns out that the NFL is in the midst of some serious backtracking and pulling of their collective feet out of their mouths.
[SFW] [business] [+2 WTF]
[by knumbknutz@3:43pmGMT] [22 comments]



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