Friday Five (Austin bomber was a TERRORIST edition)

“Austin bomber was a TERRORIST”
“Austin bomber was a TERRORIST”

It’s the fourth Friday of March!

Very busy at work. I and several co-workers coming down with several maladies. Impossible deadlines, as always. Meanwhile, spring appears to arrive, but is quickly overshadowing by weird unseasonable weather. Meanwhile, we still have a senile narcissist in the White House and the Republicans continue to show absolutely no spine and certainly no respect for the rule of law.

Once again I bring you the Friday Five: This week you get the top five (IMHO) stories of the week, the top five stories related to queer rights, plus five stories about white terrorists, and videos (plus notable obituaries and a recap of my blog posts).

Stories of the Week:

THE LIMITS OF LEGALISM – Robert Mueller and the FBI can’t save us.

The Great Lie of Conservatism – The philosophical foundation of conservatism is a template for exploitation, argues Drew Magary, and it’s time to stop treating it as half our country’s guiding principles. “…like most conservative writings, these principles are written in the kind of highfalutin dipshit-ese designed specifically to impress any self-declared “enfant terrible” in your school’s debate club. It’s all insufferably pompous. But if you plow through all of Kirk’s bone dry copy, you will see the blueprint for the con laid out.”

Child abuse imagery found within bitcoin’s blockchain. Also, cryptocurencies are a scam.

Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner Promised a Criminal Justice Revolution. He’s Exceeding Expectations. Seriously, this is incredible!

‘This is now a crime scene’: Trail steward recalls finding illegal ‘gingerbread house’ filled with child porn. This story is sooooo weird!

News for queers and our allies:

John Oliver’s gay bunny book is a runaway success. Mike Pence’s bunny book isn’t. Also, this book’s proceeds go to charities devoted to helping gay people. Remember that Pence, when he was a governor, diverted health care funds earmarked for AIDS patients into conversion therapy. So ignore that Slate article that takes issue with this book. Even better, go comment on that Slate article about how much good this book does…

Savannah Georgia ruined Mike Pence’s St. Patrick’s Day in the best way possible.

AIDS 1969: HIV, History, and Race.

Women who have sex with women orgasm much, much more, new study shows.

Judge Demands Trump Provide Names of Those Who Advised Trans Military Ban.

This week in white terrorism:

Here’s What We Know About The Austin Package Bomber.

The double standard on how the media is talking about the Austin bomber .

Americans are more likely to be attacked by far-right terrorists than Islamists.

‘This is all we’ve got’: Young white supremacists are down to their last fundraising platform .

White evangelical Christians really only care about one thing — and everything else is a sham.

In Memoriam:

Who Is Stephon Clark? Police Shot Black Man Holding Cellphone 20 Times.

Austin Bombing Victims Included a Father and a 17-Year-Old Musician.

These are the victims of the Austin bombings.

Things I wrote:

Weekend Update 3/17/2018: Did no one see this coming?.

Spring has sprung, but winter isn’t through with us, yet! (and what say the squirrel god?).

It still isn’t unfathomable!

Ken and Ben, twinks in love — or where did you think fashion came from?


A Selfish Argument for Making the World a Better Place – Egoistic Altruism:

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Stephen Colbert Works Out With Ruth Bader Ginsburg:

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John Oliver on His Children’s Book About VP Pence’s Gay Bunny, Marlon Bundo:


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Trump’s Advisers Told Him Not to Congratulate Putin: A Closer Look:

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Panic! At The Disco: Say Amen (Saturday Night) [OFFICIAL VIDEO]:

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