Just Another Day in the Asylum

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In a new poll, half of Republicans say they would support postponing the 2020 election if Trump proposed it

Ryan Zinke refuses to acknowledge climate change as major factor in California wildfires, blames ‘environmental terrorist groups’

Paul Manfort’s attorneys claim the prosecution cherry picked the evidence against him.

Yes, and the cherries they picked would be the evidence of greatest relevance to the case: the documents that prove Manafort’s guilt beyond a shadow of a doubt.

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Welcome to my reader in Bangladesh. শুভ বিকাল

Hope things are going better in your country.

Too Many Funerals

I have apparently reached a certain age, an age where friends are dying at a faster than normal rate. Folks, please give it a rest, at least for a few months.

I went to another funeral this afternoon—a service for a distinguished architect and artist, justice warrior, loving mother and wife, giver of back rubs, aficionado of song and dance, exemplary member of the Church of the Two Holy Herasies. Ortrude, this song is for you.

Well, That Sounds About Right

Trump administration tells ACLU to find deported parents:

The Trump administration on Thursday informed a federal judge that it isn’t responsible for locating deported parents separated forcibly from their children at the southern border.

DOJ said in a court filing that the American Civil Liberties Union, which represents plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit over family separations, should instead take the lead in reunifying deported parents with their children.