Friday Five (racists gonna racism edition)

“They literally fired him for racism.”  WH used NBC gig as proof Trump isn't racist, headline from 2015 of NBC firing Trump from show because of his racist comments.
“They literally fired him for racism.”
It’s Friday!

I think I might be over the cold. I crossed some tipping point on Wednesday afternoon, the fever went away, most of the symptoms had faded. Thursday morning I woke up feeling fine. So I went into the office—I put in a full day and never hit that wall of exhaustion that happened the previous time I went into the office. I don’t feel 100% well, yet, but I also don’t have anything I can point to as a symptom other than still feeling a little tired.

Enough about that!

Welcome to my Friday Five: Only the top five (IMHO) stories of the week and videos (plus notable obituaries and a recap of my blog posts).

Stories of the Week:

A brief overview of the 1893 overthrow of the Hawaiʻi’s Queen Liliʻuokalani, and U.S.’s illegal annexation.

Most Americans considered Trump’s ‘shithole’ comments racist .

Trump administration’s new ‘religious freedom’ rule will encourage discrimination in health care. It will also kill people.

Opinion: The Turpin child abuse story fits a widespread and disturbing homeschooling pattern.

Bruce McArthur charged with 1st-degree murders of 2 men who disappeared from Toronto’s gay village. Police are mum about whether they can tie this suspect to several other similar recent disappearances…

In Memoriam:

How Peter Wyngarde went from a Japanese prison camp to 70s style icon who refused to button his shirt collar.

How Peter Wyngarde was outed as gay by police in 1975, destroying career of the 1970s pin up who inspired Austin Powers.

Obituary – Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of the Cranberries.

Dolores O’Riordan to Be Laid to Rest Tuesday, Though Cause of Death May Not Be Determined for Months.

Director Hugh Wilson, Creator Of ‘WKRP In Cincinnati,’ Dies At 74.

Hugh Wilson, ‘Police Academy’ Director and ‘WKRP in Cincinnati’ Creator, Dies at 74.

Things I wrote:

Storytelling should not be preaching, part 3.

Confessions of a whiny patient.

Confessions of a musical junkie (or, a crazy writer and his crazier playlists).


Ash vs Evil Dead | Season 3 Official Trailer | STARZ:

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MSNBC’s Joy Reid Gives Master Class in How to Shut a Trump Drone DOWN:

Embedding doesn’t work, click here!

Samantha Bee on Full Frontal Investigates on TBS: Is This Racist Racist?:

(If embedding doesn’t work, click here.)

Justin Timberlake – Supplies (Official Video):

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Troye Sivan – My My My! (with so many strobe effects that the video has a warning that it might induce seizures):

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