Being well past middle age, I admit to being too old to be young. But I’ll never be too old to be immature. Still, I nobly resist juvenile impulses to tie this in with lame conservative excuses for Trump-Russia illegalities:
In an unusual post, author and book reviewer John Scalzi at Whatever purchases and reviews a product designed to eliminate a specific bathroom odor nanoseconds after it is produced during a common biological event.
Stinque examines by photograph the new conservative thought that, when Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort accompanied Donald Junior to that illegal meeting, the Trump campaign was actually being set up by very clever Democratic agents.
Frances Langum watches as Michael Steele, the former chair of the Republican National Committee, is asked for his reaction to Russia-Gate and the flow of new revelations. He gives it with the bark off.
T. Paine, at Saving Common Sense, joins in the outrage at the resistance of British medical folks to keeping alive a newborn with severe mitochondrial disease. My old friend T. Paine is especially angry at the medical explanation: letting the little one die is for his own benefit. The heart of the controversy is whether the parents should be allowed to transport the baby to a US expert for last ditch treatment. To an uninformed person, which is to say me, that seems like a clear case of parental jurisdiction.
T. Paine blames the medical intrusion on the universal availability of free health care. I do recall a similar case of jurisdiction in Florida, where the government lost, and Terri Schiavo was allowed to die. That seems to have been before Obamacare.
This week’s note in Trumpian ‘Alternative Facts’ comes from People.com with a profile of Kellyanne Conway. Featured is Chuck Todd explaining patiently to her that alternative facts are not facts. They’re falsehoods.