Sunday Reads: Overload

Hello, so much going on….I cannot process all of this.

So here are a few tweets to start:

There is a lot more going on, but I’m still recovering from a horrible cold and my daughter’s wedding to post anything more.

This is an open thread.

24 Comments on “Sunday Reads: Overload”

  1. Minkoff Minx says:

    Hope y’all have a good day.

    • dakinikat says:

      How’s the mother of the bride? Did you hold up ok???

      • Minkoff Minx says:

        It went well. I don’t think it has truly hit me yet. Lol

        • NW Luna says:

          Glad it went well! Now you can recover.

        • dakinikat says:

          After the first daughter got married, I got a phone call in the hotel room. I picked it up and this male voice went Mom? I was like huhn? I’ve never HAD a male voice call me mom except like “go ask your mom” or “maybe your mom will do it”. It took me like a minute to register that it was my son in law. I’ve always been of the opinion that a team of women should look after all mothers of brides because you’re the one that knows what you’re daughter is getting herself into and every one else acts oblivious to it for some reason. It’s like you know marriage is to make men comfortable and women miserable but feeling the need to tell her to run away like a flooded river–even when your son in laws are decent guys—never quite goes away.

  2. Minkoff Minx says:

    Tomorrow is the Met Gala. It should be something beautiful:

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    Marian imagery has a rich visual history, and la Virgen de Guadalupe — who appeared to Juan Diego several times during the winter of 1531, in Tepeyac, Mexico — is one of the most interesting and beautiful examples. Guadalupe is the patron saint of Mexico and of the Americas. IMAGE 1: The most famous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, held in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico City. Marcos Cipac de Aquino, a Catholic, Nahuatl artist working in the 1550s, is thought to be the painter of this piece. IMAGE 2: How the above image appeared pre-1888, before the Virgin’s 12 pointed star crown was painted over. IMAGE 3: A painting of a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe which is held in the Real Monasterio de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, by an unknown artist. IMAGE 4: This painting by Isidro Escamilla, painted in 1821, is now held in the Brooklyn Museum. As per the Museum’s website: “Isidro Escamilla painted this image shortly after the 1821 Act of Independence, which formalized the end of Spanish rule in the region. New World figures like the Virgin of Guadalupe, who miraculously appeared to the Indian Juan Diego in 1521, became important nationalist symbols, supporting the idea that Mexican independence was divinely ordained.” And for a little pop culture, IMAGE 5: Valentina holds a candle of Our Lady of Guadalupe, whom Valentina described as her “drag mom”, Season 9 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. #heavenlybodiestah

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  3. bostonboomer says:

    • NW Luna says:

      …she was interested in stepping aside if it avoided the spectacle of a brutal confirmation hearing …

      Hmmm. I seem to recall a certain civil servant who underwent 11 hours of questioning and was a model of grace throughout.

  4. quixote says:

    About Drumpf *as President* siccing spies on US citizens: that is not Nixonian.

    You have to reach back to Stalin or someone of his ilk for that.

    • NW Luna says:

      Yes. Unfortunately most don’t seem to have the perspective — or understanding of history — to realize this is far worse than Nixon’s actions (or anything else) which has happened in the U.S. I think it’s part of the “can’t happen here” fallacy.

  5. quixote says:

    Laughed out loud at the image of the “men’s rights activist” finally getting some rights. Perfect.

  6. NW Luna says:

    An off-duty police officer thought a man stole Mentos. So he drew his gun.

    For a moment, after the off-duty officer produced his pistol, Jose Arreola considered how he might die over a $1.19 pack of Mentos.

    Arreola had already paid for the mints in an Orange County gas station March 16 and slid them into his pocket. The officer behind him, clad in black shorts and a sweatshirt, appears to think he sees a crime in progress.

    The officer reaches for his semiautomatic pistol, and in a quick action, pulls back the pistol slide to chamber a round, a video shows. “Give that back … police officer,” he tells a stunned Arreola.

  7. NW Luna says:

    Never thought I’d want to hear Rudy Giuliani keep on talking!

  8. Sweet Sue says:

    JJ, Congratulations to your daughter and her husband.

  9. dakinikat says:

    Comedian Danny Glover hosted SNL last night and here’s one of his haunting bits as rapper Childish Gambino …

  10. dakinikat says:

  11. Minkoff Minx says:

    This tweet is too funny not to share:

  12. NW Luna says:

    Oh shit it gets worse.

  13. NW Luna says:

    JJ —