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No "qualified immunity" for cop who handcuffed 10-year-old for drawing "violent" pictures

www.techdirt.com No Immunity For Cops Who Handcuffed A 10-Year-Old Girl Because She Drew Some ‘Violent’ Pictures

Putting cops in schools is never a good idea. The most likely result of bringing a cop indoors to police schools is that the officer(s) will, indeed, “police” the school. Things that us…

No Immunity For Cops Who Handcuffed A 10-Year-Old Girl Because She Drew Some ‘Violent’ Pictures
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Republican Congressman says Secret Service may have Let It Happen On Purpose

In contentious interview, Cory Mills floats that 'intentional' failures contributed to Donald Trump shooting
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Polite Democrat Syndrome takes down Tenacious D

> The incident occurred during the comedy duo's recent performance in Sydney, Australia, during which Gass made a birthday wish onstage: "Don't miss Trump next time." While video showed attendees responding with laughter, the comment garnered the attention of right-wing politicians in Australia, who proceeded to call for Tenacious D's deportation.

Taking the high road is swell, but also fuck off, Karen. Kyle Gass is a comedic rock'n'roller whose job includes improvising jokes for laughs. Maybe this joke wasn't funny, but it's a damned joke. Same joke, by the way, that I've heard from a few friends and seen on half a dozen blogs.

The MAGA crowd, including elected members of Congress, the Senate, Donald Trump, and J D Vance, constantly talk about arresting, imprisoning, shooting anyone who says or does anything they don't like — and they're not joking.

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The US government gave freed slaves 40 acres and a mule, and then took it all back? Why am I learning this in my 60s instead of in US History when I was 12?

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7 years and a Supreme Court visit later, court (again) rules cop can’t sue activist over violent acts committed by others

www.techdirt.com 7 Years And A Supreme Court Visit Later, Court (Again) Rules Cop Can’t Sue Activist Over Violent Acts Committed By Others

I can’t even imagine what it must be like to fight an obviously bogus lawsuit for most of a decade. That’s what activist DeRay Mckesson has been dealing with since 2017. Mckesson partic…

7 Years And A Supreme Court Visit Later, Court (Again) Rules Cop Can’t Sue Activist Over Violent Acts Committed By Others
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Surprise! Trump is as batty on vaccines as RFK Jr

www.mediaite.com RFK Jr. Apologizes After Video of Call With Trump Leaks Showing Private Comments: ‘We’re Gonna Win’

In the now-deleted video Bobby Kennedy III said that the Trump can be heard “giving his real opinion to my dad about vaccinating kids.”

RFK Jr. Apologizes After Video of Call With Trump Leaks Showing Private Comments: ‘We’re Gonna Win’
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TV charlatan Kenneth Copeland (net worth: $300-million) leads his family in TV prayer for ex-President Trump's ear.

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$1-million awarded to 9-year-old US citizen held for 34 hours by CBP
  • ... but the cops who effectively tortured these kids are still doing what they do, daily.

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    $1-million awarded to 9-year-old US citizen held for 34 hours by CBP

    www.techdirt.com $1 Million Awarded To 9-Year-Old US Citizen Held For 34 Hours By CBP

    As has often been said about ICE and CBP, the cruelty is the point. Both agencies have seemingly gone out of their way to harm people, even though their directives don’t demand the often crue…

    $1 Million Awarded To 9-Year-Old US Citizen Held For 34 Hours By CBP
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    Dead people

    Being old, death gets my attention, so I read the obituaries. This is a collection of recent obits, mostly of people whose work touched my life, because I want to say thanks (or maybe give 'em a final fuck you).

    There’ll be a roundup like this occasionally, until I’m on the list myself.

        Judy Belushi Pisano widow

    Joe Bonsall singer, The Oak Ridge Boys

    Mirta Díaz-Balart fled Cuba and Castro

    Shannen Doherty actress, Heathers

    Shelley Duvall actress, Faerie Tale Theatre

    Joe Egan singer-songwriter, "Stuck in the Middle with You"

    Benji Gregory actor, ALF

    Ringo Hallinan good guy

    James Inhofe rectal itch

    Jon Landau film producer, Honey I Shrunk the Kids

    Dave Loggins singer-songwriter, "Please Come to Boston"

    Jane McAlevey union strong

    Greg Schindel Train Singer

    James B Sikking actor, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

    Richard Simmons Sweatin' to the Oldies

    Lorenzo Trapp forgotten person

    Ruth Westheimer The Dr. Ruth Show

        Previously dead

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    A book about theology
  • Schultz was almost at the Fred Rogers level — a guy who never seems to have stopped being decent.

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    There's a brilliant art instillation at a museum in Arnhem, Netherlands, where the artist Johannes-Harm Hovinga sits at a table all day, and punches holes in the latest UN report on climate change.

    www.theguardian.com Artist punches holes in UN climate report six hours a day for Dutch installation

    Johannes-Harm Hovinga has to take painkillers to complete the 20-day artistic protest at Museum Arnhem

    Artist punches holes in UN climate report six hours a day for Dutch installation

    This is genuine art, and I am not being ironic.

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    Just another dipshit with a gun

    My brother texted me yesterday, "Someone's tried to assassinate Trump." I simply didn't care. Best I could reply was, "Well, that's rude."

    A day later, everyone's in a frenzy. Idiots are analyzing the bullets' trajectory, reporters are digging into the life of some damned fool who accidentally killed someone he wasn't aiming to kill. Republicans, of course, are blaming Joe Biden, because Republicans always have the dumbest response to anything.

    And I still have nothing to say about it, except the obvious — killing people is bad, even if the person you're trying to kill is stupid, mean, and hellbent on destroying America.

    Trump is a symptom, not the disease. Killing him wouldn't solve anything — someone else would take his place, and nothing much would change. Or actually, it might change things for the worse, as most Republicans are as evil as Trump but smarter.

    So put your damned guns away and vote for Biden. He ain't much, but he's sane.

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    Argentina designates Hamas a terrorist group in show of support for Israel
  • In what sense is Hamas not a terrorist group? They routinely blow shit up and kill people. They're terrorists just like Israel, only they do it without US backing, and of course, they're not nearly as good at it.

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    "Do you know why I've pulled you over?

    www.techdirt.com Minnesota Law Says Cops Can’t Ask Drivers Why They’ve Been Pulled Over, But Ensures Cops Can Totally Do That Very Thing All The Time

    Cops love a pretextual stop. A perceived traffic infraction is all that’s needed to cast out a fishing net in hopes of landing something bigger than a citation for an illegal lane change. Tha…

    Minnesota Law Says Cops Can’t Ask Drivers Why They’ve Been Pulled Over, But Ensures Cops Can Totally Do That Very Thing All The Time
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    In Seattle, a rich guy strangled a man to death, and cops seem eager to let him get away with it.
  • Yup, it's the old "He was no angel" trope. Lots of people think it's OK to kill non-angels.

  • The Central Library shows free movies on Wednesdays

    The Central Library shows free movies on Wednesdays

    4th Avenue @ Madison Street, Downtown

    4th floor, Room 2

    Doors open at 2 p.m. and the film starts at 2:30 p.m.

    Registration is not required.

    Surprisingly good sound system.

    And it's free, which fits nicely in my budget.

       

    Upcoming films:

    JULY 17CHARADE (1963)

    "Charade", directed by Stanley Donen, is a delightful blend of suspense, romance, and comedy set in Paris. Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant shine as they unravel a web of intrigue surrounding murder, a stolen fortune, and more mysterious happenings.

       

    JULY 24GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS (1992)

    Director James Foley's 1992 drama "Glengarry Glen Ross" delves into the cutthroat world of real estate sales, portraying two days in the lives of four salesmen who resort to deceitful tactics when faced with the threat of termination.

       

    JULY 31PAST LIVES (2023)

    "Past Lives" is a 2023 American romantic drama film written and directed by Celine Song. It follows two childhood friends over decades while they contemplate the nature of their relationship as they grow apart, living different lives.

       

    More in August...

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    West Seattle businesses hold rally ahead of light rail decision
  • The bridge is for cars, ya pinko, but I can't drive my pickup truck onto the Link, so why build it?

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    In Seattle, a rich guy strangled a man to death, and cops seem eager to let him get away with it.

    publicola.com Man Strangled by Enraged Vehicle Owner Had Just Secured Housing, Enrolled in CoLEAD Program - PubliCola

    NOTE TO NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBERS: Due to a publishing error by me, the author, previous version of this post went out…

    Man Strangled by Enraged Vehicle Owner Had Just Secured Housing, Enrolled in CoLEAD Program - PubliCola
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    Heritage Foundation to furry hackers: "Are you aware that you won't be able to wear a furry tiger costume when you're getting pounded in the ass in the federal prison I put you in?"

    newrepublic.com Project 2025 Creator Threatens “Gay Furry” Hackers in Disturbing Texts

    After “Gay Furry” hackers breached the think tank behind the extreme Project 2025 agenda, its executive director is spewing venom.

    Project 2025 Creator Threatens “Gay Furry” Hackers in Disturbing Texts
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    Republican Representative refuses to disavow armed rebellion against U.S.

    newrepublic.com GOP Representative Refuses to Disavow Armed Rebellion Against U.S.

    This should really be an easy question—and Jim Banks still won’t answer.

    GOP Representative Refuses to Disavow Armed Rebellion Against U.S.

    Republicans lie about everything, of course, including the Congressional oath to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

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    The making of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    www.texasmonthly.com They Came. They Sawed.

    And they most definitely conquered. The inside story of how a ragtag bunch of hippies made the wildest Texas movie ever (and spilled no more fake blood than was absolutely necessary).

    They Came. They Sawed.
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    Harm reduction: "We are, for many people, the only service they receive that doesn’t try to make them do something, that doesn’t demand shame as the price of care."

    www.nplusonemag.com On Delivery | Mitchell Morgan Johnson

    The people we’re supposed to meet aren’t at the CVS parking lot, even though traffic made us ten minutes late. It’s a sunny summer evening, and we’re over in the fancy neighborhood by the lakes. Thunder­clouds are piling up on the horizon. When they do show up — a young couple, man and woman — I lik...

    On Delivery | Mitchell Morgan Johnson
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    In a matter of mere hours, fake news about Volodymyr Zelensky's wife buying a Bugatti with US aid made it to the top of Google News

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    Oklahoma's wingnut in charge of schools has invited his fellow wingnuts to rejigger the Social Studies curriculum, making it more Bibley and bullshitty.

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    **The American Dream** is the most unintentionally hilarious and tragic Wikipedia page.
  • Not really, no.

    I'm an American is all, and don't know anyone in America who can even say "the American dream" without a touch of irony or snark. The article cracked me up, for being 100% irony- and snark-free.

  • South Carolina Man Dies After Firework Explodes On His Head
  • Republicans will argue in court that the ATF has no authority to regulate alcohol, tobacco, or especially firearms, and the Republican Supreme Court will agree.

  • Ex-president of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro could face money-laundering charges
  • Brazilian Presidents are not above the law.

  • Motion Picture Association Hires FBI Official to Lead Anti-Piracy Efforts
  • The ordinary rules don't apply to corporations, and we're suckers if we play by ordinary rules.

    That's why 'shoplifting' from Kroger, 'robbing' a Bank of America branch, 'stealing' cable TV from Xfinity, or 'pirating' movies or music from Columbia or Universal is not morally wrong. Quite the opposite, it's the right thing to do.

  • Ain't it curious that it takes four years and an investigative news source to ascertain that the cop in a fatal wreck was driving way over the speed limit, in a lane going the opposite direction?
  • And it takes some serious mental gymnastics to try shifting the blame to the innocent dead woman, driving at the legal speed limit and in the correct direction.

  • The American Climate Corps is finally under way — a mere whisper of what's needed, but it's serious, un-fake good news against climate change, and that's mighty rare.
  • When Biden announced this a few years ago, I remember Googling around trying to find an application, before remembering that I'm old.

  • Evidence.
  • Man, that is one trippy historical turn of events.

  • On the House Floor, Republicans Gag Mentions of Trump’s Conviction
  • The penalty? Apparently, you get banned from speaking on the record for the rest of the day, and what you said is deleted from the Congressional Record. Small price to pay, seems to me. I'd speak the truth.

  • SOS - Save Our Scarecrow
  • Stop by early. You'll be there all day.