Wednesday Reads: “this other stuff”Posted: December 20, 2017
This other stuff eh?
Do you think they are lumping it in with this other stuff?
I really hate these assholes.
Now before the cartoons, a few items of news to relate:
This story is best told from the Wonkette article itself….
She posted this picture on twitter on purpose.
While we’re all still shrieking at the walls about Paul Ryan’s shitty grinning tax bill O-face, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s claims that the Dems told the GOP to go ahead and miss them with all that tax bill writing the Republicans absolutely BEGGED them for help with, let’s take a quick moment to stand in awe of the kids in Minnesota who tried to talk to their state representative, Mary Franson (R – REALLY REALLY REALLY DUMB).
It all started when this lady, Rep. Mary Franson, became twitter famous last week, by getting her ass handed to her by the AAHS Dems, the Alexandria Area’s chapter of Minnesota High School Democrats. The group asked Rep. Franson to meet with them, because they are interested in politics, and she ostensibly works in the field. But instead of being like, yeah, awesome, let’s encourage kids who want to be politically active, Mary Franson got super shitty and refused to meet with the teenagers by responding to them on twitter with: “It’s not a Legislator’s duty to meet with a ‘proudly’ partisan democrat group. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.”
In your face, kids. You see that serious adult person emoji shrug? You see the way she used a small “d” and no “-ic” in her incorrect spelling of the modifying adjective democrat? To their credit, the high school kids stayed respectful, continued to sound like the only grown ups on the feed, and tried to gently remind their representative that she represents them. Rep. Mary Franson was not about to hear that and basically told them all to fuck off and stop bothering her. So these tweets spread out all over twitter pretty good, and a bunch of people who saw them were like, wow this lady seems pretty shitty, but Rep. Mary Franson was like HOLD ON I’M NOT DONE.
Oh that is only the beginning. Go to the link and read the whole account…you will not be disappointed.
The title of this next link made me think of the age old question, how many licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop?
Over the past few days, many voters in Alabama who helped carry Doug Jones to a historic election victory have expressed frustration over recent comments from the senator-elect regarding both President Donald Trump’s alleged history of sexual harassment and the GOP tax bill. In an interview this week with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Jones said that he doesn’t agree with the Democrats who argue Trump should resign from office over the allegations regarding sexual assault and harassment because the allegations “were made before the election, and so people had an opportunity to judge before that election.” He also gave a less-than-clear answer on how he would have voted on the GOP tax bill, were he given the chance.That Jones would pursue a faulty strategy of shifting to the right is not surprising. In fact, many of those who voted for him expected such a shift, although we didn’t necessarily expect to see it before the election was even certified. What we also did not expect, and what may be more troubling, is the feedback from supporters within the progressive community asking us to “be patient” with Jones. Such feedback is very reminiscent of the comments from white clergy members urging Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to wait—comments which gave birth to Dr. King’s famous “Letter From a Birmingham Jail.” While my comments below are in no way comparable to that remarkable letter, they are my attempt to explain why we cannot wait.
For the first time scientists have directly observed living bacteria in polar ice and snow – an environment once considered sterile. The new evidence has the potential to alter perceptions about which planets in the universe could sustain life and may mean that humans are having an even greater impact on levels of CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere than accepted evidence from climate history studies of ice cores suggests.
Dr. Jeffrey Keenan, a medical director at the National Embryo Donation Center in Knoxville, delivered Emma Wren Gibson on Nov. 25. Emma weighed six pounds and measured twenty inches long.
She had been frozen or cryopreserved since Oct. 14, 1992, which is now considered to be the longest known frozen human embryo that resulted in a successful birth.
Surprisingly, the embryo was conceived just a year and a half after Tina’s own birth, which makes it just a year younger than the mother. The embryo was thawed on March 13 and was later implanted in Tina’s uterus after two days.
“It is deeply moving and highly rewarding to see that embryos frozen 24.5 years ago using the old, early cryopreservation techniques of slow freezing on day one of development at the pronuclear stage can result in 100 percent survival of the embryos with a 100 percent continued proper development to the day-3 embryo stage,” said Carol Sommerfelt, Lab Director at the National Embryo Donation Center.
Emphasis mine…see what I mean?
On a more serious note:
Authorities on both sides of the Mediterranean want to silence the activists and NGOs who are inconvenient witnesses to the brutality of border policing
And at last…before the laughs:
Here’s animatronic Trump bragging about sexually assaulting women on the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape:
Go to the link to see more dubbs…this one tho:
Now the cartoons…
Flashback to 2013:
I’m gonna end with this tweet:
This is an open thread.