Friday, May 26, 2023

Fish, faults and failures

Don't go in the water

More Than 350 Books Banned in Florida Schools Since Last July | Miami New Times

This article includes a list of banned books, sorted by Florida county.

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Thursday, May 25, 2023

An Open Letter To Ron DeSantis From The Lincoln Project

An Open Letter To Ron DeSantis From The Lincoln Project

May 24, 2023
The following is an open letter to Ron DeSantis from the Lincoln Project regarding his announcement that he's running for President:

Dear Ron,

Congratulations on entering the 2024 Presidential primary process. Running for President is a life-altering event that will challenge your mental and physical abilities to the utmost.

But first, let's cut to the chase: you're going to get absolutely destroyed. Your awkwardness, disdain for people, and general disgust with the process, won't help while you're shaking countless hands in distant diners or standing in the middle of a fair posing for pictures with a butter cow.

You think you are owed a win, but you've never been attacked like Trump will wreck you. Your height, your recent and sudden weight loss, your terrible political judgment, the bad advice from domineering advisors, will all be fair game to Trump. He's going to go through you like fingers through pudding. You're too weak and afraid of Trump and his MAGA cult members to fight him to win.

It was a brilliant move to announce on Twitter so you don't have to talk to real people or answer real questions. It's just you and Elon Musk – a South African who believes that the radical right deserves their own space to scream racist tropes, promote political violence, and push a bizarre culture war. It won't re-energize your already failing campaign with its fleeing donors and falling poll numbers, but it was worth a shot!

We've been following your career for a while now, and we think we know you pretty well. We're comfortable calling you an unAmerican poseur who wraps himself in the flag and military imagery to hide the fact that he's nothing more than a wannabe despot who governs as a bully. Patriots don't ban textbooks, destroy individual rights, and attack companies that don't agree with his policies.

But there's no reason this can't be fun! We're sure going to love watching you crash and burn.


Your Friends At The Lincoln Project

The Lincoln Project is a leading pro-democracy organization in the United States — dedicated to the preservation, protection, and defense of democracy.

To learn more about The Lincoln Project, go to



There is no time for complacency.

There is no time for living room activism. Every day must be spent asking ourselves if we're doing our part, if we're doing enough to ensure that the grand idea called America continues.

Thank you for joining us in this fight.

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From the rest of us to MAGA nation; the peddlers; tweetledum vs. tweetledee

Love it or leave it

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

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Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Problem pachyderms; problem baggage,t_single-media-image-desktop@1/v1684843968/sbr052323dAPR.jpg,t_single-media-image-desktop@1/v1684843762/mrz052323dAPR.jpg
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Monday, May 22, 2023

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Fwd: Scorsese, DiCaprio tell how Cannes hit ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’

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Subject: Scorsese, DiCaprio tell how Cannes hit 'Killers of the Flower Moon'
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From: Frank Gabriel <>

Scorsese, DiCaprio tell how Cannes hit 'Killers of the Flower Moon'

Something's rotten