May 2017 archive

May 31

The Breakfast Club (Wake Up)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:30am (ET) to …

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May 30

No Debate

Among the interesting quirks of British elections is that there is no requirement for debates, it is merely customary. That’s true in the United States too and given that The Donald has already dispensed with so many modern traditions like releasing his tax returns I’d consider it unlikely that he’d submit himself (though he does …

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May 30

Mint The Coin

“Money” is a fabrication, an illusion, a social construct, an agreed upon lie. The Rock-Star Appeal of Modern Monetary Theory By Atossa Araxia Abrahamian, The Nation May 8, 2017 For a small but committed group of economists, academics, and activists who adhere to a doctrine called Modern Monetary Theory (MMT), though, #mintthecoin was the tip …

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May 30

The Breakfast Club (Pretenders)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:30am (ET) to …

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May 29

Happy Suck On This Day!

Thank you for the reminder Atrios. And to think it’s only been 28 Friedman Units!

May 29

Decoration Day (Celebrated)

We Need Memorial Day to Obscure the Unbearable Truth About War by Jon Schwarz, The Intercept 2017-05-29T12:38:08+00:00 (I)f you spend time with the dead from the Civil War and the Boxer Rebellion and Iwo Jima and Apollo 1, you’ll also find yourself asking larger questions. Every time I’ve gone there (Arlington), as I’ve looked out …

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May 29

Across the Pond

No, not Amelia who I was surprised to learn has moved into the Marvelverse as Nebula. To be fair there’s a lot of makeup but I should have been paying closer attention. This is a take on the state of play in the snap British Parliamentary elections. Should even a middle case scenario of losses …

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May 29

The Breakfast Club (In Their Memory)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:30am (ET) to …

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May 28

America’s Cup 2017: Day 2

Not a good day on the water for Land Rover BAR or SoftBank. Groupama finally got in the win column. Emirates/New Zealand swept. Oracle USA split but leads the Louis Vitton Cup for also rans by 2. In detail- Oracle USA sailed 3 races, they won against Land Rover BAR, lost to Artemis, and won …

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May 28

Assault… AND Battery (Not Quite A Rant)

Not the cannon or electrical kind this time. English is my first language, also my second and third. Battery is a criminal offense involving the unlawful physical acting upon a threat, distinct from assault which is the act of creating apprehension of such contact.

May 28

101st Indianapolis 500

There was a time when Indy Cars were just as exciting and interesting as Formula One. The cars were actually faster and innovative designs making breakthroughs in mechanical and aerodynamic grip dominated. Indy has also been much more open to female drivers, Pippa Mann this year. The problem is that now it’s Turn Left Bumper …

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May 28

The Breakfast Club (Godzilla)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:30am (ET) to …

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