Days 64, 65 and 66 of 1,461 (or 2,922)

As glad as I am that Trump caved like Mammoth Cave would were it to collapse, I’m disturbed that he gave up so easily after quarter-assing AHCA outreach for less than three weeks. Will he wilt like this when an actual, non-self-inflicted crisis happens? Eventually, America will need its President.

  • Obama took months to get the ACA passed. Trump gave up, I reiterate, after less than three weeks.
  • Paul Ryan is a fraud and a hack and anyone who got duped by his reputation should be ashamed.
  • Devin Nunes cannot possibly oversee the Russia investigation. What is he hiding?
  • Lock them up. Lock them all up.
  • Though his background is bog-standard Republican Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin is also creepy in that quintessentially Trumpish way. “Perfect genes” should not be said, ever.
  • As wretched as Trump is, it could be worse. Bassem Youssef, the “Jon Stewart of Egypt,” had to leave his country and miss his father’s funeral. We are not there yet.
  • Trump’s budget sucks for public transportation, among many, many things.
  • In organizing news, Fight for 15$ and Black Lives Matter are joining forces. These folks get stuff done. I’m excited.
  • Do women earn less because they enroll disproportionately in low-paying majors, or are those majors low-paying because women enroll in them?
  • If you’ve seen the memes about missing black girls in D.C., it seems like the police are simply doing more to publicize voluntary disappearances that have happened in the past. So it’s a pilot light of a crisis rather than a wildfire, though still bad. Here’s a map of the disappearances.
  • “Free Tibet” still lives, but it’s lost a lot of prominence. I think that ship might have sailed.
  • The trailer for the Justice League movie looks awful. Just watch Justice League Unlimited again.
  • It turns out that the front crawl swimming stroke is not the same as “freestyle,” front crawl just happens to be the universal choice for freestyle. I am actually very miffed about this.

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