Friday Links (astronaut on the runway editions)

c4f9ml1ucaal-ooWell, it’s Friday.

It’s been an extremely grueling week at work, with very long days scrambling as fast as we can to get an impossible amount of work done. Which means I’ve been doing less reading than usual. I was frankly surprised I had more one a few links saved this week!

Anyway, here are the links I found interesting this week, sorted into categories.

Links of the Week

Anti-Semitic Graffiti on NYC Subway Scrubbed by Riders in Viral Act of Kindness.

Meet Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the black woman who invented that rock and roll sound.

This dog has a guaranteed basic income, and look how eager he is to teach a yoga class anyway.

Happy News!

Kesha wins a legal battle over her producer, Dr. Luke, who she says sexually assaulted her. I’ll take any good news, no matter how small…

This week in Where Do We Go From Here?

Your Guide to the Sprawling New Anti-Trump Resistance Movement.

How This Dictionary Became Twitter’s Favorite Burn Book In The Age Of Trump.

People Are Addressing ‘President Bannon’ on Postcards to White House.

This week in awful news

‘Shocking’ scale of Catholic Church sex crimes revealed.

Some notes on the worst-case scenario.

Trans Teen Takes Her Own Life Weeks After Giving Moving Speech on Acceptance.

Fabulous, Darling!

87-Year-Old Buzz Aldrin Slays The Runway At New York Fashion Week.

14 Times The Merriam-Webster Dictionary Was Shady AF.

Some say Hollywood is out of touch with America. 2017’s Best Picture nominees say otherwise.

News for queers and our allies:

The Gay Couple Who Adopted My Baby Are Exactly The Parents I Wanted Him To Have.

There was a rally for LGBT rights outside of Stonewall, and we’re so proud.

Surfing helped gay athlete come to terms with his sexuality.

Majority of Americans oppose religious-based service refusals to gay couples: Poll.

I Was Openly Gay On My High School Team And Heard Slurs All The Time.

James Baldwin’s Queerness Was Inseparable from His Blackness.

Vermont, D.C., Massachusetts have highest number of openly LGBTQ people.


Experiment Reaffirms Quantum Weirdness.

This Is What Would Happen If An Asteroid Hit New York.

Tornado damages NASA facility in New Orleans.

Witness Me! Hubble Catches Fiery Death Of Red Giant Star.

Astronomers Discover A White Dwarf-Red Dwarf Binary System That Behaves Like A Pulsar.

Science Fiction, Fantasy and Speculation!

Ursula Le Guin on fiction vs. ‘alternative facts’: Letter to the editor.

Hugo Award “Finalists” and “Nominees”.

What REALLY Sold in 2016?

This week in Writing

The Key to Writing a Mystery Is Asking the Perfect Question.

As celebrity books boom, professional authors are driven out of full-time work.

This week in Words

Is it ‘I Could Care Less’ or ‘I Couldn’t Care Less’?

This Week in Tech

From Holocaust Denial To Hitler Admiration, Google’s Algorithm Is Dangerous.

Most smart TVs are tracking you — Vizio just got caught.

Culture war news:

Ordinary Americans carried out inhumane acts for Trump.

It’s Not Foreigners Who are Plotting Here: What the Data Really Show.

Hypocrisy isn’t the problem. Nihilism is.

Fake Medical Organization Publishes Lie-Ridden Manifesto Attacking Transgender Kids.

This Week in Fighting Back in the Culture War:

Shaun King: What just happened in Seattle is about to spark a nationwide movement in America’s largest cities.

Rabbis arrested outside Trump tower for protesting the Muslim ban.

How I Escaped Christofascism and Other FAQs From You, Answered.

Pink ‘Pussyhat’ Creator Addresses Criticism Over Name.

This Week Regarding the Lying Liar:

Videos Used To Claim Success Of Trump’s Yemen Raid Were Actually Posted To Internet Back In 2007.

Donald Trump: the making of a narcissist.

Yemen Raid Had Secret Target: Al Qaeda Leader Qassim Al-Rimi. And we didn’t get him…

Pro-LGBT adviser already axed from Trump’s White House.

News about the Fascist Regime:

Trump and Staff Rethink Tactics After Stumbles.
– White House staff still hasn’t figured out how to work the light switches in conference rooms,
– White House staff is woefully smaller than the job requires
– donald ends his work day every day at 6:30 NO MATTER WHAT
– donald had Not Read Any Executive Orders Before Signing Them
– when he went to Palm Springs for the weekend was the first time he heard from people he trusts that the protests and poll numbers are real, and now, only now, has he instructed his Chief of Staff to hire people to do admin jobs and said that he wants to read Executive Orders during the draft stage
… To quote donald from a few years ago, “Can we impeach someone for gross incompetence?”

Trump Administration Orders Clearing of Protesters at Standing Rock.

‘She is not a terrorist’: Iranian baby caught in travel ban is granted entry for heart surgery.

Inauguration Protesters Targeted for Facebook Searches.

Kellyanne Conway lashes out at ‘haters’ who won’t let ‘Bowling Green Massacre’ story die.

Bipartisan group of national security officials argue Trump’s Muslim ban makes America less safe.

The Muslim Ban: Everything You Need to Know.

This week in Politics:

Despite critics’ claims, Dodd-Frank hasn’t slowed lending to business or consumers.

‘Atheist Muslims’ could be the key to defeating Islamic terror.

Betsy DeVos and a Pay-to-Play Nomination.

Republicans fear for their safety as Obamacare protests grow.

Fight Over Congressional Redistricting Begins With Key Gubernatorial Contests.

The Republicans Are Off to a Pitiful Start.

This Week in Racists, White Nationalists, and the deplorables

c4k6_rrukaaqjixWhat Gamergate should have taught us about the ‘alt-right’ – The 2014 online hate-storm presaged the tactics of the Trump-loving far right movement. Prominent critics of the president elect should take note.

Nazi Leader Celebrates Win Of “NFL’s Whitest Team”.

6 things Steve Bannon has declared war on.

Republican congressman says white terrorists are different.


Richard Hatch, Star Of Battlestar Galactica, Dies At 71.

RIP Richard Hatch, the Original Apollo and a Tireless Battlestar Galactica Advocate.

Richard Hatch’s 10 best Battlestar Galactica moments.

Things I wrote:

Supplemental Links (again) a Day After a Friday.

This song is your song, this song is my song….

Why is it always my job to justify my existence?


FACT-CHECKER, FACT-CHECKER 🎳💚 Randy Rainbow Song Parody:

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Oval Office Cold Open – SNL:

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