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 attorney, semi-retired due to disability, residing in northwest Brea. Occasionally runs for office against bad people who would otherwise go unopposed. Got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012; Josh Newman then won the seat in 2016. In 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002; Todd Spitzer then won that seat in 2018. Every time he's run against some rotten incumbent, the *next* person to challenge them wins! He's OK with that. Corrupt party hacks hate him. He's OK with that too. He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)