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LeBron James, Cavaliers looking for another sweep

Medina Gazette - 9 hours 46 min ago

It’s become a postseason tradition: LeBron James going for a sweep.

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LeBron James, Cavaliers looking for another sweep

Medina Gazette - 9 hours 46 min ago

It’s become a postseason tradition: LeBron James going for a sweep.

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AP interview provides your handy reminder that Donald Trump is nucking futs

Daily Kos - 9 hours 49 min ago

Since Donald Trump took office—before Donald Trump took office—there was a sudden burst of interest in the 25th Amendment, that little bit of text that describes how the president may be removed from office if unfit to serve. But of course, the application of that rule is just a fantasy. There’s no way that Donald Trump’s cabinet or the Republican Congress would actually pull the switch. 

It’s just that with every interview which passes, Donald Trump shows why they really, really should.

There’s the unreasoning arrogance of a grade-school bully,

AP: Can you tell me a little bit about how that came about?

TRUMP: No, just — you know, I asked the government to let her out. … You know Obama worked on it for three years, got zippo, zero.

There’s the Greek chorus of imaginary praise that speaks to him from everywhere on everything.

TRUMP: Many people, human rights people, are talking about it. ...

TRUMP: People have given me credit for having great chemistry with all of the leaders, including el-Sissi.  …

TRUMP: People said they've never seen anything like what's going on right now. 

And the persecution he feels because that praise doesn’t end up on the front page of every paper.

TRUMP: I've developed great relationships with all of these leaders. Nobody's written that. ...

TRUMP: And the media, some of them get it, in all fairness. But you know some of them either don't get it, in which case they're very stupid people, or they just don't want to say it.

And there’s the just plain delusional.

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Commenting Issues Appear Fixed – NOT!

Balloon Juice - 10 hours 19 min ago

From the backend, it looks like the commenting issues are resolved. This doesn’t mean there won’t be a twitch or two, but I only saw one comment in trash since last night. I know that AL and Adam and perhaps others rescued folks from moderation; that’s different than ending up in the trash! Last night, there were hundreds of recent comments in the trash, so  there is clear progress.

I’ll keep an eye on things today as I can, but I think the Great Comment Crisis of Ought-17 is finally at an end! Huzzah!

 

ETA: FYWP.  I’m turning off and on a few things…prepare for turbulence! :)

 

Open thread, and be sure to check out Raven’s pix tomorrow morning!

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Drone Diary: Shooting a dance video really demonstrated the value of a flying camera

9to5Mac - 10 hours 33 min ago

Unusually for me, there aren’t many words in this drone diary – mostly I’m going to let the video do the talking!

When I reviewed the Litchi app last time – an app that lets the drone fly completely autonomously on a pre-programmed path – I mentioned a plan I had in mind for a future project at that tumbledown castle.

The plan was to take a dancer there and shoot a dance routine from the air in a beautiful setting. This required the cooperation of the weather, but it all came together earlier this month. It was a lot of fun, and I think the result really shows the value of a video camera you’re able to position exactly where you want it – whether up high or down low …

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Morning Digest: Nervous Republicans flood Montana's House special election with TV ad spending

Daily Kos - 10 hours 44 min ago
Leading Off

MT-AL: After their close call with a first-round knockout in Tuesday's Georgia 6th District special election, national Republicans are sounding the alarms ahead of Montana's own May 25 special election for its lone House seat. The NRCC has added $1.2 million in TV ad reservations, while the House GOP-aligned Congressional Leadership Fund Super PAC is airing a new ad that attacks Democrat Rob Quist as part of an $800,000 buy. CLF tries to tie Quist to Nancy Pelosi, skewering him for wanting government-funded health care and supposedly supporting cuts to the defense budget, while they also hit him for his past debt troubles.​

Campaign Action

​Meanwhile, Republican Greg Gianforte released an ad that warns Quist wants a national gun registry "in a big government computer," which Gianforte claims could lead to "federal bureaucrats [grabbing] your guns." He then fires a shotgun at a computer monitor flashing the word "confiscate" and destroys it, promising he'll stand up for the 2nd Amendment.

Gianforte's spot and a recent NRCC ad are both hammering Quist over an earlier interview where Quist spoke favorably about registering assault weapons like one registers a car. In response, Quist himself previously debuted an ad on Thursday to tout his own support for the 2nd Amendment where he too shoots a TV screen displaying an attack ad.

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Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 AM ET!

Daily Kos - 10 hours 44 min ago

Well, Trump didn’t leave town for the weekend, but he made sure to stop in at his DC hotel, probably for a ruined steak, and maybe so that he can keep claiming to be a real estate professional on his taxes.

And his “administration” spent the weekend insisting they were serious about holding health care hostage for construction money for the wall. Yes, money from us, not Mexico. And yes, he meant the same wall.

By Sunday night, we all had become aware that the AP had filed their exhibit in the 25th Amendment proceedings: the transcript of Trump’s rambling and largely unintelligible “interview,” given in the Oval Office on Friday.

We’ll give you a damage report.

Listen LIVE, right here at 9:00 AM ET!

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David Waldman, author of “KITM: Art of the 3 figure Deal”, brings us the story of people who actually figured out how to really make it big in this business. It’s amazing what one can do when not burdened by the overbearing weight of excess scruples. David explores Media Matters’ report on how Breitbart.com is the communications arm of the Mercers' empire. Matthew Gertz’ tweet storm provides many more details. Many can dream, but nobody can grift like a Trump. Germany catches Ivanka fever. Ivanka moonlights as various United States representatives while repping her wares. What do you know? Jason Chaffetz is stepping down from Congress as early as Friday. Christina Wilkie at the Huffington Post is crowdsourcing an investigation into Trump’s inaugural donors and you can help! This weekend you can follow Donald P. Trump’s twitter countdown/conniption to 100 days in office, or you can read up on a name you’ll soon be reading up on: Ezra Cohen-Watnick, bagman for Devin Nunes and pal of Michael Flynn and Jared Kushner.

(Thanks again to Scott Anderson for the show summary!)

Need more info on how to listen? Find it below the fold.

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Report: U.S. cases of anti-Semitism increased last year

Medina Gazette - 10 hours 44 min ago

NEW YORK — The Anti-Defamation League found an increase in cases of anti-Semitic intimidation and vandalism last year, evidence that anti-Jewish bias intensified during the election.

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Aaron Hernandez's Connecticut hometown prepares for funeral

Medina Gazette - 10 hours 44 min ago

BRISTOL, Conn. — Family and friends of Aaron Hernandez will say their farewells to the former NFL player during a private funeral in his hometown.

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Report: U.S. cases of anti-Semitism increased last year

Medina Gazette - 10 hours 44 min ago

NEW YORK — The Anti-Defamation League found an increase in cases of anti-Semitic intimidation and vandalism last year, evidence that anti-Jewish bias intensified during the election.

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Aaron Hernandez's Connecticut hometown prepares for funeral

Medina Gazette - 10 hours 44 min ago

BRISTOL, Conn. — Family and friends of Aaron Hernandez will say their farewells to the former NFL player during a private funeral in his hometown.

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The best jailbreak tweaks for the Music app

iDownloadBlog - 10 hours 44 min ago

If you have a jailbroken iOS 10 device, then you likely used the Yalu jailbreak tool that debuted at the beginning the year. While the iOS 10 jailbreak has inspired the development of numerous jailbreak tweaks, some of them really stand out from the rest.

In this piece, we’ll discuss the best jailbreak tweaks for complimenting the Music app that have been released following the iOS 10 jailbreak.... Read the rest of this post here

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APNewsBreak: New Orleans to take down Confederate statues

Medina Gazette - 10 hours 44 min ago
Workers in New Orleans began removing the first of four prominent Confederate monuments early Monday, the latest Southern institution to sever itself from symbols viewed by many as a representation racism and white supremacy.
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10 things to know, Monday, April 24

Medina Gazette - 10 hours 44 min ago
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
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Sheryl Sandberg picks 'Option B' in her book on resilience

Medina Gazette - 10 hours 44 min ago

NEW YORK — Though perhaps best known as Facebook's No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg is also a mentor, a mother, a billionaire and an author. When her husband Dave Goldberg died suddenly in 2015 while they were vacationing in Mexico, she added “widow” to the list.

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APNewsBreak: Dodgers, Yankees cut projected luxury tax bills

Medina Gazette - 10 hours 44 min ago

NEW YORK — The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees are cutting payroll and their luxury tax bills — just as Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and perhaps Clayton Kershaw near the free-agent market after the 2018 season.

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South Korea, allies brace for North Korea follow-up act

Medina Gazette - 10 hours 44 min ago

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea marks the founding anniversary of its military on Tuesday, and South Korea and its allies are bracing for the possibility that it could conduct another nuclear test or launch an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time.

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Arkansas prepares for 1st double execution in US since 2000

Medina Gazette - 10 hours 44 min ago

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Two condemned Arkansas killers who admit they're guilty but fear their poor health could lead to extreme pain during lethal injections set for Monday might become the first inmates put to death in a double execution in the U.S. in more than 16 years.

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Um, WTH Is Trump Saying?

Crooks and Liars - 10 hours 45 min ago
Um, WTH Is Trump Saying?

I am by no means a licensed mental health professional. Nor do I particularly think that "diagnosis by video" is an appropriate thing. That said, I think there needs to be a discussion about Donald Trump's mental acuity.

Admittedly, he's never had a particularly large or varied vocabulary. And his rhetoric does tend to fall on the bluster side rather than actual knowledge. We saw that throughout the endless primary and election season.

But I don't know if the pressure of the job is getting to him (other presidents have let their hair grow grey as an indication of the stress, but 45 prefers the Miss Clairol home solution) or this is a sign of dementia (his father died from complications of Alzheimer's), but I defy you to find any evidence of higher cognitive functioning in this interview Trump gave to AP this week:

AP: Do you feel like that's one thing that you've changed, that you maybe are actually asking the direct questions about some of these things?

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Mike's Blog Round Up

Crooks and Liars - 10 hours 45 min ago
Mike's Blog Round Up

Monday again, already? Does it ever stop?

We were under the impression that un- & anti-social media had made the whole "web-log" thing anachronistic, but, to adjust an aphorism, "The present day blogger refuses to die." Here's evidence thereof, short & sweet for today:

Digby (Hullabaloo): Bad for him, worse for everyone else.

BLCKDGRD offers a web-log round-up of his own.

War in Context quotes Bill McKibben on the Trump Admin. & the planet.

From Sky Dancing, the March For Science.

Blogs rounded up by M. Bouffant, who's been typing at
Web of Evil for almost 10 years now.


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