Weekend Open Thread — Lincoln Rolls Over in His Grave as Bannon Rolls Trump in His Office

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Temporary President Trump remains under his advisors’ watchful gaze….

We should have put together a real good Weekend Open Thread this week, but we’re busy writing more substantive articles.  So, instead, here’s a bunch of enjoyable linkies from the past month or so.

  1. Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda

    You’re supposed to have already read this by now without our having to tell you to.  What’s wrong with you?

  2. Former friends of Trump’s chief advisor, Steve Bannon, reveal his longtime obsession with war

    It’s good that Donald Trump is watched over by someone who has experience with issues — and, boy, does Steve Bannon have issues!

  3. Trump Administration’s Priority List of Emergency and National Security Projects

    Warning, may contain Poseidon and Cadiz water projects.  FURTHER WARNING!  DOES CONTAIN THEM!
  4. Trump’s Lies vs Your Brain – And what are “Alternative Facts” anyway?

    Over 10-1/2 minutes of Thom Hartmann talking about pretty much what you’d think it’d be from the headline.

  5. The Data That Turned the World Upside Down

    Well this is freaking chilling — and chillingly plausible!  (It’s about the election — and controlling your mind!)

  6. Don’t Let Anybody Tell You the Marches Didn’t Matter

    I have a vague memory of Author Jonathan Chait not being a fan of Occupy.  So guess my reaction.

  7. Portland teen discovers cost-effective way to turn salt water into drinkable fresh water

    This one is just here so that the Winships can check it out for us.

All right, that will have to do.  This is your (semi-Holiday) Weekend Open Thread.  Talk about these or whatever else you’d like, within reasonable bounds of decorum and discretion.

About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose worker's rights and government accountability attorney, residing in northwest Brea. General Counsel of CATER, the Coalition of Anaheim Taxpayers for Economic Responsibility, a non-partisan group of people sick of local corruption. Deposed as Northern Vice Chair of DPOC in April 2014 when his anti-corruption and pro-consumer work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, who then worked with the lawless and power-mad DPOC Chair to eliminate his internal oversight. Occasionally runs for office to challenge some nasty incumbent who would otherwise run unopposed. (Someday he might pick a fight with the intent to win rather than just dent someone. You'll know it when you see it.) He got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012 and in 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002. None of his pre-putsch writings ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level, nor do they now. A family member co-owns a business offering campaign treasurer services to Democratic candidates and the odd independent. He is very proud of her. He doesn't directly profit from her work and it doesn't affect his coverage. (He does not always favor her clients, though she might hesitate to take one that he truly hated.) He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)