Elsewhere for August 27, 2016

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Michael Chabon AN OPEN LETTER TO OUR FELLOW JEWS

The road to hate: For six young men of the alt-right, Charlottesville is only the beginning Essentially what these young white straight men are complaining about is the fact that they are dumb asses, and they’ve got their hand out, wanting a reward for being entitled while male dumbasses. Poverty is miserable, but if you have the luxury of attending a rally hundreds of miles away, cell phone in hand, I’m not sympathetic. You’re an entitled dumbass. Grow up; stop thinking you’re special. You’re not. You’re not contributing to making the world better, you’re not helping your own family and neighbors, you’re attempting to take someone else’s cookie rather than making your own.

What is the alt-right? A linguist looks at language in Taxonomy of Trolls Linguistic data analysis of 3 billion Reddit comments shows the alt-right is getting stronger (almost more increasingly outrageous and obnoxious because they feel safe in the current climate.

Thank God for the honesty and integrity of Donald Trump, America’s moral compass during these difficult times Trump called the groups opposed to the Nazis the ‘alt-left’ and it’s about time we had an appropriate name for extremists whose views are so militant that they’re opposed to Nazis

Last week Internet services company Cloudflare reversed its long-held policy of being content-neutral and kicked The Daily Stormer out of Cloudflare’s DDoS protection service.“This was my decision. Our terms of service reserve the right for us to terminate users of our network at our sole discretion. My rationale for making this decision was simple: the people behind the Daily Stormer are assholes and I’d had enough.”

The International Space Station just pulled off the photobomb of a lifetime

Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide This is a downloadable .pdf from the Southern Poverty Law Center. It’s got practical real-world suggestions about things to do in the face of hate that actually work.

How Oregon Increased Voter Turnout More Than Any Other State New evidence shows how automatic voter registration increased not only voter participation but also voter diversity.

America 2017: Georgia Woman Fired For Menstruating On The Job FYI: Women in per menopause can’t predict their periods, or the amount of blood; it can be substantial, and sudden.

Meet John Smelcer, Native American Literature’s “Living Con Job” The prolific author and academic John Smelcer has built his career on dubious claims.

1 In 10 Sanders Primary Voters Ended Up Supporting Trump, Survey Finds“What drove Bernie Sanders supporters to Trump in the general election? Looks more like race than trade.”

Via <cite>The New Yorker</cite>: A Conversation with Mark Lilla on His Critique of Identity Politics

 Federal Judge Put Hundreds of Immigrants Behind Bars While Her Husband Invested in Private Prisons Judge Linda Reade’s husband bought more prison stock five days before one of the nation’s biggest immigration raids.

💩🔥💰 Trumpery 💩🔥💰

Trump called out “anti-police agitators” in Boston — and thanked protesters an hour later

What Trump’s Increasing Isolation Could Mean For His Presidency There has been a pattern — that if anyone gets too much attention for being influential, they become a target.

That Russian Guy Who Attended the Trump Tower Meeting Is Almost Definitely a Spy

I was detained for protesting against Donald Trump. Here’s what the US Secret Service asked me In the end, I couldn’t stop wondering why theywere devoting so much time to a non-violent protestor with a banner when they could be pursuing neo-Nazis

North Carolina County Official Indicted For Rigging The 2016 Election For Donald Trump “Richard Robert Rawling, 59, of Cary, was charged with felony counts of failing his duties and obstruction of justice after allegedly skewing the vote tallies to help elect President Trump and other conservative candidates.”

Via The Chicago Tribune Something is truly wrong with Donald Trump “All in all, he appeared desperate, out of control and emotionally needy. If Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., expressed concern last week that Trump was not demonstrating fitness to lead, one can only imagine what he and other Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., with whom he is feuding must think now. He barely mentioned Republicans’ top agenda item, tax reform, and demonstrated once again that all that matters to Trump is Trump.”

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She plays o’ the viol-de-gamboys, speaks three or four languages word for word without book, hath all the good gifts of nature, knows a hawk from a handsaw, and can see a church by daylight. The rest is subject to fancy.