(Permanent Musical To The Last Post Of The Week From The Blog’s Favourite Living Canadian)
Well, that was some first-class scarpering from El Caudillo del Mar-a-Lago Friday afternoon. On Thursday, he leaps onto the electric Twitter machine and tosses gasoline-soaked dynamite onto the fires in Minneapolis. On Friday, he hypes an afternoon “press conference,” at which he comes out, yaps about China and Hong Kong, announces that the U.S. is leaving the World Health Organization, and then beats feet without taking a single question on anything. Whaddaguy!
In his Thursday night Twitter tantrum, the president* went out of his way to throw a shot at the “radical left” mayor of Minneapolis, Jacob Frey. It should be recalled that Frey and the president* have some history. Last October, when the president* was planning one of his mass wankfests in Minneapolis, Frey demanded that his campaign pay the city $530,000 in security costs, this because Frey knew that the president* is a notorious deadbeat. This got up the president*’s nose, and the campaign threatened to sue the city. Also, the city’s police union, the president of which , got into the mix. From :
Trump also attacked Frey over Twitter for a policy that prohibits city police officers from wearing their uniforms in support of candidates at political events or in campaign ads. The city's police union spokesman has complained about the policy, and the union is selling "Cops for Trump" T-shirts. Frey said the police force must be nonpartisan and non-ideological. "They're free to express their First Amendment rights but should do so off-duty," he said.
im电竞官网-So, naturally, now that Frey’s city is bleeding, the president* was right there on the job with a half-ton of salt to rub in the wounds. These really are the fcking mole people.
It was another bad week for the Keystone XL pipeline, the continent-spanning death funnel and perpetual conservative fetish object. From :
The Trump administration and energy industry players lost their bid to sideline the ruling, which bars the Army Corps of Engineers from using a fast-track water permitting approach for new oil and gas lines. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit the government and energy companies “have not demonstrated a sufficient likelihood of success on the merits and probability of irreparable harm to warrant a stay pending appeal.” Barring any Ninth Circuit reconsideration or a successful petition to the Supreme Court, the decision means the streamlined permitting process will remain off-limits for new pipelines while the parties file briefs and argue the broader appeal to the Ninth Circuit—a process that takes months.
im电竞官网-The war of attrition against this pipeline is grinding on and on. Sooner or later, I suspect, the drive to build this thing just to own the opposition has got to wane.
Elsewhere in the climate crisis, the top of the food chain is getting fat. From the :
Researchers at the University of Manitoba have been working to identify and quantify the expansion of the apex predator’s range into the eastern Arctic off the northern coast of Baffin Island for the past few years. They use unique markings on [killer] whales to understand their movements and estimate the number that have taken up residence farther into the Arctic archipelago in the summer. As early as the mid-1800s, orcas were spotted in the area during the open-ice season, but as that season lengthens, their presence is becoming more prominent, the research found.
Narwhals are summer residents in the water off the northern coast of Baffin Island, with an estimated 95,000 whales migrating there in the late spring. Until recently, the area was a refuge because it remained at least partially ice-covered until the late summer, protecting the narwhal from predators such as the killer whale. That protection has now vanished. Narwhals are a primary source of food for orcas. Lefort’s research estimates that in a single summer, orcas could be responsible for killing more than 1,200 narwhals. This would likely change the balance in the ecosystem and would have a significant effect on Indigenous communities that hunt narwhal.
Food for thought.
Weekly WWOZ Pick To Click: "Freetown Crawl Fightinville Brawl "(Lost Bayou Ramblers): Yeah, I pretty much still love New Orleans.
Weekly Visit To The Pathe Archives: Here’s some video from rioting in Belfast in 1932. Smiling children, building barricades. ; working class citizens united to demand relief from chronic unemployment, sectarian beefs be damned. Local Communists worked to bring this solidarity about. History is so cool.
Someone needs to turn a fire hose on the politicians in Georgia to get everyone to cool out. From the :
An arrest warrant was issued Tuesday evening for Jones after a controversy surrounding his campaign video, news station Columbus police allege Jones put the general public in “danger” when filming the video and asked the public for its help finding him, WTVM reported. Two men who shot the campaign video without a permit for Jones were accused of damaging government property. Christopher Mandel Black, 23, and Erik Deangelo Whittington, 24, were booked into jail Friday, several days after the “Get Out And Vote” rap video was released, local news outlets reported.
The video posted Monday on Facebook featured Jones, Rapper JawGaBoi and an overhead shot of a car burning rubber while cutting doughnuts in the parking lot of the Columbus Civic Center.
Is there more? Of course, there is.
On a Facebook Live video posted on his campaign’s Facebook page Saturday, Jones accused his challenger in the race, incumbent district attorney Julia Slater, of using the arrests to try “to suppress the vote to stay in power” and “steal an election.”
Ana Cecilia Grimmett, Black’s girlfriend, told the Columbus Ledger Enquirer the arrests were “all Mark Jones’ fault.” She alleges Jones told her boyfriend he’s going to be OK when Black asked him about the legality of cutting doughnuts in the parking lot. According to Grimmett, her boyfriend participated but was not the driver of the car featured in the final campaign video.
Were I Miss Grimmett, I wouldn’t make any plans for Thanksgiving.
Is it a good day for dinosaur news, ? It’s always a good day for dinosaur news.
“We’re not sure if the Mygatt-Moore preserves an unusually stressed ecosystem, where theropods like Allosaurus were eating any available food – including each other – or if this was actually normal behaviour for them, and our previous fossil collection strategies have led us astray. With either result though, we know that these animals were more willing and able to bite into bones than we previously thought.”
Any connoisseur of Cold War Japanese monster movies could tell you that dinosaurs ate each other. Godzilla vs. Mothra, Rodan vs. Megalon.
While some of the marks could have been due to predation, at least some were down to just scavenging, Drumheller-Horton said. “Predators usually target the meatiest bits first and work their way down through less and less nutritious parts. A big theropod trying to eat another big theropod’s toes was probably very late to the party, when the more choice sections were already eaten.”
I hate getting to the buffet late when there are only toes left. Ruins the whole dining experience for me. But it kept the allosaurus alive then to make us happy now.
I’ll be back on Monday, when it will be (amazingly) June already. Be well and play nice, ya bastids. Stay above the snake-line, and leave some of the toes for someone else. It’s only fair.
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