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Why I Love Jon Stewart

From his interview in the NYT:

“There’s always this begrudging sense that black people are being granted something, when it’s white people’s lack of being able to live up to the defining words of the birth of the country that is the problem. There’s a lack of recognition of the difference in our system. Chris Rock used to do a great bit: ‘‘No white person wants to change places with a black person. They don’t even want to exchange places with me, and I’m rich.’’ It’s true. There’s not a white person out there who would want to be treated like even a successful black person in this country. And if we don’t address the why of that treatment, the how is just window dressing.

You know, we’re in a bizarre time of quarantine. White people lasted six weeks and then stormed a state building with rifles, shouting: ‘‘Give me liberty! This is causing economic distress! I’m not going to wear a mask, because that’s tyranny!’’ That’s six weeks versus 400 years of quarantining a race of people. The policing is an issue, but it’s the least of it. We use the police as surrogates to quarantine these racial and economic inequalities so that we don’t have to deal with them.

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Bwahaha! As If He Even Reads…

From Politico:

The White House said Tuesday it will not be renewing subscriptions to The New York Times and The Washington Post, two papers the president frequently attacks as “fake” and which he suggested canceling the previous night in a TV appearance.

Monday on Fox News’ “Hannity,” President Donald Trump called the Times “a fake newspaper” and said “we don’t even want it in the White House anymore.”

“We’re going to probably terminate that and The Washington Post,” Trump said. “They’re fake.”

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I’ll Be Damned…I Won!

A couple of months ago the New York Times had an online contest to name three baby llamas that were born at a farm in Pennsylvania.

I had entered three names (Pastiche, Aspheryn and Cher) and lo and behold—the name Pastiche was chosen as one of the winners!  There were 300 NYT entries and 50 more from an open house at the farm in July.  Here’s the link to the article, and be sure to read down to the end. 

Ahem.  [beaming with pride]

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/19/garden/the-results-of-the-baby-llama-naming-contest.html?src=rechp

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THAT’S MY BOY ON THE LEFT—I’M SO PROUD.