Friday Five (another white supremacist edition)

Samantha Bee's takedown of Carlson is in the Videos section below.
Samantha Bee’s takedown of Carlson is in the Videos section below.
It’s Friday! We’re already up to the third Friday in March!?

My husband informs me that he saw rain mixed with snow one morning this week (he leaves for work three hours before my alarm goes off on weekdays), but we’ve had daytime temperatures that have almost reached typical for this time of year. Enough of them that the pollen count has shot up high enough to trigger my first really awful hay fever day of the year. So I had to use some sick time this week. Given how much I was whining about the colder than usual temperatures, I guess I can’t complain.

Anyway, welcome to the Friday Five. This week I bring you: a few stories that each need a category all to themself, the top five (IMHO) stories of the week, five stories about science, top five stories of interest to my queer kindred, five stories about resisting the fascist regime, five stories about deplorable people, and five videos (plus notable obituaries).

Sad Story of the Week:

Fantasy’s Widow: The Fight Over The Legacy Of Dungeons & Dragons.

Local Sports Story of the Week:

And Now It’s Time to Say Goodbye to Some Former Seahawks.

Evil F-ers Who Make Me Question Humanity:

Massacre at the mosques – gunmen kill multiple people, Christchurch under siege.

Stories of the Week:

On web’s 30th birthday, its inventor says we need to stop its ‘downward plunge’.

Metalheads with kazoos drown out Westboro Baptist Church at Capitol.

The findings speak to a bigger problem in the development of automated systems: algorithmic bias.

US Surgeon General visits Washington as measles outbreak spreads.

The College Admissions Scandal Should Remind Grads Of Color We Were Always Good Enough.

Queer stories of the Week:

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Nancy Pelosi and David Cicilline: The Equality Act Is Just the Beginning.

Why wasn’t anti-LGBTQ bias mentioned in the Congressional resolution denouncing bigotry?

Beefed-up hate crimes bill passes Utah House and appears headed for final approval after years of frustration and failure.

GERMANY: Compensation Payments Approved For Gay Men Persecuted Under Nazi Law After End Of WWII.

Massachusetts House Votes 147-8 to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy for Minors.

This Week in Setbacks for Fascists:

Senate Spectacularly Rebukes Trump’s ‘National Emergency’ as Republicans Join Democrats to Block Wall Funds.

The House Just Voted to Demand DOJ Publicly Release Mueller Report – No Democrat or Republican Voted Against It.

Court allows defamation suit against Trump to proceed.

CONNECTICUT: State Supreme Court Clears Way For Sandy Hook Parents To Sue Gun Maker And Sellers.

George Conway Calls Trump A “Pathological Liar” And Calls For “Serious Inquiry” Into His Mental Condition.

Awful, Deplorable People:

Jacob Wohl Faked Death Threats Against Himself – One came from a phony account the wingnut provocateur created and ran just before he was banned from Twitter.

Proud Boys Cite Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to Attack Antifa.

How the Far Right Perverts Ancient History—And Why It Matters.

Instead of New Press Chief, What If Trump Tries Fewer Crimes.

House Committee on Oversight and Reform Chair Elijah Cummings COMING For Election Brian Kemp Stole From Stacey Abrams.

In Memoriam:

Former Indiana Sen. Birch Bayh dies at 91.

Jan-Michael Vincent Dead: ‘Airwolf’ Star Dies at 73.

Stanley Donen Dead: ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ Co-Director Was 94.

How Director Stanley Donen Made Stars Like Gene Kelly and Audrey Hepburn Shine Their Brightest.

RIP, Superstar Wrecking Crew Session Drummer Hal Blaine, Who Played on 150 Top 10 Songs.


Is Tucker Carlson a White Supremacist? | Full Frontal on TBS:

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Robocalls: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO):

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Fake Melania, Tim Apple & Trump’s Six Degrees of Corruption | The Daily Show:

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Gay Church Janitor Stuns ‘American Idol’ Judges with Original Song About Whether Heaven Has a Place for Him:

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