You should read this for 2/12/2017: Compassionate Canadians, Looting Qumranians, Linguistically undermining evil, Bots fight back, She Persists, and Pho
Quebec City Imam’s Profoundly Magnanimous Eulogy Includes White Gunman in List of Victims
Excavations in a cave on the cliffs west of Qumran Prove that Dead Sea scrolls from the Second Temple period, were hidden in the cave, and were looted in the middle of the last century.
I Am a Priest, and This is Why I’m Pro-Choice
Great Advice from George Lakoff about CopingVia George Lakoff, UC Berkeley cognitive linguist; see also George Lakoff: Progressives Need to Use Language That Reflects Moral Values
Angry programmer sends army of bots after Windows Support scammers
Senator Elizabeth Warren silenced for reading 1986 letter from Coretta Scott King, sent in opposition to Session’s judicial appointment. Responses from her male colleagues: Sen. Lindsey Graham: “Silencing Warren was ‘long overdue” and Sen. Orrin Hatch: “Warren shouldn’t criticize Sessions, should think of his wife”, but Senators Tom Udall, Jeff Merkley, Sherrod Brown and Bernie Sanders all read the letter without interruption. King’s letter is here; the letter notes regarding Jeff Sessions that
Anyone who has used the power of his office as United States Attorney to intimidate and chill the free exercise of the ballot by citizens should not be elevated to our courts,” King wrote. “Mr. Sessions has used the awesome powers of his office in a shabby attempt to intimidate and frighten elderly black voters.
Via Etymons: Dormouse
Quick Chicken Pho from Andrea Nguyen via Emma Christensen from Simply Recipes.
💩🔥💰 Trumpery 💩🔥💰
Despite Criticism Of Claims, 💩🔥💰 Seeks Investigation Into Voter Fraud “[💩🔥💰] and the White House have cited Becker’s report repeatedly to back claims that fraud is rampant. But Becker said that’s not at all what his study found, and neither have numerous other investigations, including one by the Justice Department under former President George W. Bush.”
Who is the judge who stopped 💩🔥💰’s] travel ban?
From Sarah Cooper via Medium: The Laugh Track is Tricking America“The clapping and laughing you hear in both instances are [his] own people, who initiate and get the crowd to follow. They are sycophants who he brings to cheer him on and make it seem like what he’s saying is being well-received. And it’s working.”
They Rethink Tactics After Stumbles “But for the moment, Mr. Bannon remains the president’s dominant adviser, despite 💩🔥💰’ anger that he was not fully briefed on details of the executive order he signed giving his chief strategist a seat on the National Security Council, a greater source of frustration to the president than the fallout from the travel ban.”
Transition email shows initial effort to oust all inspectors general“Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md), the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, said that “this email demonstrates that these calls were not isolated incidents.” He added, “Whoever approved these calls had absolutely horrendous judgment and should not be allowed anywhere near the reins of power.”
Ordinary Americans carried out inhumane acts for Him“At Kennedy Airport, still other federal employees detained and handcuffed a 65-year-old woman traveling from Qatar to visit her son, who is a U.S. citizen and serviceman stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C. The woman was held for more than 33 hours, according to the New York Times, and denied use of a wheelchair.” This is how it begins; it ends with more camps and prisons for citizens and innocents.
California Farmers Backed [💩🔥💰], but Now Fear Losing Field Workers“California farmers could lose workers, many of whom are unauthorized, if [his] immigration promises come to pass.”