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  1. The Billings Gazette rescinded their endorsement of Gianforte and it's quite on point. http://billingsgazette.com/opinion/editorial/gazette-opinion-we-re-pulling-our-endorsement-of-gianforte/article_34d90b42-545b-5e10-9355-605b7c5cb11f.html And I believe several more, if not all newspapers, have rescinded their endorsements including the Missoulian. http://missoulian.com/opinion/editorial/missoulian-rescinds-gianforte-endorsement/article_ab947a9d-9220-5dc5-9193-f1ae9ef03c60.html
  2. And it just keeps getting weirder: Fox News reporters to the rescue http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/05/24/greg-gianforte-fox-news-team-witnesses-gop-house-candidate-body-slam-reporter.html
  3. Well, I managed to score a free e-book from BookShout for I can't recall why, so I downloaded Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima. I had started the book a little after it first came out but it didn't grab me and I moved on to other things. However, it seems well-regarded and her Seven Realms books are popular and this is spin-off of sorts that takes place after that series so...we'll see. Last Tuesday A Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh was released and I'm looking forward to cracking it open. What's everybody reading YA-wise?
  4. Apparently said reporter wrote this story about said candidate a month ago. GOP candidate has financial ties to US-sanctioned Russian companies https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/28/greg-gianforte-republican-candidate-congress-russia-companies And here's audio of the bodyslam. Jesus.
  5. Clearly poors should have planned better, not gotten sick, and not bought an iPhone. All disposable income beyond food, clothing and shelter should have gone into savings to sit around in case of illness. I mean you can't have it all the way the non-poors do. It's not up to us to help the poors out. Sheesh.
  6. Much of it is not, true. The Berlin Wall represented a period of time in history, and after times changed it was torn down. Did that whitewash the past? Of course not. It was something that was needed to heal a literally divided nation. It didn't erase what happened by not being there anymore. I worry that doing what is needed to help people heal is being considered PC and whitewashing. The white folk who celebrate and cling to that past have had plenty of time to revere it. It's ok to move on and consider the feelings of the people whose history has been nothing but torment and suffering during that same period of in whitus memoriam. Remove the monuments and bury that bloody flag. I didn't go back in the thread to see if someone else had mentioned/posted Mayor Landrieu's very articulate speech on this. 'Instead of revering a 4-year brief historical aberration that was called the Confederacy we can celebrate all 300 years of our rich, diverse history as a place named New Orleans and set the tone for the next 300 years.' http://pulsegulfcoast.com/2017/05/transcript-of-new-orleans-mayor-landrieus-address-on-confederate-monuments
  7. 'It is just a movie, for all the time we spend picking over all the details' Yeah. I see the reactions like 'I feel bad about his daughter and stuff but thank goodness, this means someone better is now involved in this piece of optional entertainment' and I shake my head. Are superhero movies so important that you can't just feel for the guy - his daughter took her life - and not care about the other stuff? Like, for a few days anyways?
  8. Mormont, I can't even imagine. Glad she's ok.
  9. Grim news from Manchester. Absolutely no information on the cause of the explosion. My thoughts are with the victims and families and friends. I imagine a lot of young people to have been in the crowd. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-40007886?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_breaking&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=news_central
  10. So this all stemmed from a bat flip?
  11. OMG. This is wild.
  12. As much as I loved him in Deadwood, he will forever be synonymous with the Pittsburgh Penguins mascot, at least for me.
  13. Do I need to spoiler this? Anyways, re Djinn and Salim and the next morning:
  14. Ahemahemahemahem. Hem. She's been my board avatar for most of my time here in Dorkland. Cate's just so lovely.