Bernie Declares Victory In DNC Reform Fight…


Date: August 28, 2018

01) Bernie Declares Victory In DNC Reform Fight


“The Democratic Party, still parsing the 2016 primary contest between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, on Saturday voted to limit the power of so-called “superdelegates” in selecting the party’s presidential nominee. It’s a win for the party’s left, members of which have voiced concerns that the prior system favored pre-ordained picks and diminished voters’ say.

The Democratic National Committee in a meeting in Chicago on Saturday voted to approve the change, which prevents superdelegates from voting on the first ballot in a contested national convention…

Citation:
https://www.vox.com/2018/8/25/17781964/democrats-superdelegates-bernie-sanders-2020-clinton

The Truth About John McCain…


Date: August 28, 2018

01) The Truth About John McCain


“US President Donald Trump will not attend the funeral of his political antagonist John McCain, a spokesman for the late senator has said.

“The president will not be, as far as we know, attending the funeral,” said McCain family friend Rick Davis. “That’s just a fact.”

Mr Davis read out a posthumous message from McCain that appeared to take a thinly veiled dig at Mr Trump.

In the message, McCain urged Americans not to “hide behind walls”…

Citation:
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45323772

I’m the same…

…I don’t like being callous, in the aftermath of a recent death…There’s too many complex things going on…and it’s important to have some respect for the family…

…But I feel dirty and hypocritical, about the notion of revising the past.

…I think that truth outweighs all else…We just don’t have to shove it in the face of the newly grieving.

New boy love book now available…


Date: August 28, 2018

01) New boy love book now available

A bit late to this…I’m not sure if you can actually get a copy, at the moment.

“The Unorthodox Thing About Love by Jonas Boehm

Synopsis: While grieving the loss of his twin sister, Reuben meets Jonathan, a lonely teenage boy who finds himself unabashedly interested in the stranger to the Cleveland Orthodox Jewish community. Both outcasts, the two develop a friendship in full view of a harsh religious environment.

Reuben’s life is shattered without the one person who understood him. Jonathan is faced with family and school pressures to become a religious scholar, something he isn’t sure he wants. As the two spend time learning more about each other, they discover a world exists beyond the black and white of religious law, and when raw feelings surface, they struggle with the consequences of their attraction.

But their secret gets exposed. Religion and society try to tear their forbidden love apart. As they work through their feelings for each other, religious leaders and a powerful international Jewish organization unite to put a stop to their relationship. Jonathan and Reuben must decide whether to fight their religion and embrace their love or walk away and conform to tradition.

This coming-of-age, intergenerational romance touches on the idea that we don’t get to choose who we love and that love is its own authority, unbound by gender, religion, and law.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-unorthodox-thing-about-love/id1426124513

https://www.amazon.com/author/jonasboehm

Milo Yiannopoulos Explodes on Facebook at Fans Who Question Him…


Date: August 27, 2018

01) PATHETIC!!! Milo Yiannopoulos Explodes on Facebook at Fans Who Question Him


“Jesse addresses (with glee) the meteoric fall of Milo Yiannopoulos, who has been reduced to whining in Facebook comments about how poorly he’s treated by his fans and how little money he has now that he almost did such significant work to get Donald Trump elected…

Citation:
https://www.salon.com/2018/08/26/milo-yiannopoulos-attacks-his-fans-for-failing-to-support-him-emotionally-and-financially/

Milo had a fairly decent thing going on [push back, on left leaning fanaticism], a few years back…

…It’s when he decided to not only “strike his colors” on the issue that got him into trouble [positive comments on adult with teen sexual relations], but to inexplicably become a sudden condemner and mocker of such relationships, that he lost me…

…It became clear…Milo lacks ethical integrity…and honesty.

Campus Sexual Assault: An Epidemic of Absurdity…


Date: August 27, 2018

01) Campus Sexual Assault: An Epidemic of Absurdity

“In its effort to present a balanced portrayal of the presumed sexual assault epidemic on American college campuses, a weird thing happened.

There is an epidemic of sexual violence on America’s college campuses, according to some researchers. Sky News travelled to Ohio, home to several large universities and a huge student population, to find out more.

Notably, the opening graf begins with the conclusion that there is, there must be, an epidemic. Like too many “deep dives” and empirical studies, the question begins not with whether the phenomenon is true, but begs the question. This is one of the reasons this article is interesting.

It’s a notoriously hard thing to measure but one estimate suggests that as many as one in four students will be subjected to a serious sexual assault before they graduate.

This is inaccurate on every level. There are no studies to support this at all, not even from the most ardent believers. But she doesn’t say there are studies, just “one estimate.” Don’t be critical of Sky News US correspondent, Hannah Thomas-Peter, however, as she’s trying her best and facts are hard.

I was expecting it to be quite hard to get students to talk to me about such a sensitive subject.

But I was taken aback at how candid they were, particularly about how the mix of alcohol and risk-taking makes them vulnerable, and why consent is nowhere near as straightforward as it should be.”

Petty Trump on McCain’s Death…


Date: August 27, 2018

01) Petty Trump on McCain’s Death


“Flags at the White House returned to full staff on Monday after they were lowered following the death of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) late Saturday.

Several reporters arriving at the White House early Monday noted that the flags were at half staff for less than 48 hours following the Senate giant’s death. President Trump ordered the flags lowered on Saturday evening.

A number of reporters and commentators noted that in the past flags remained lowered to honor lawmakers and major public figures until their funerals.”

Grandma [2011]…


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Date: August 27, 2018

01) Grandma [2011]


“A gently comic short film exploring children’s misunderstandings on the subject of death with a delightfully uplifting ending. Grandma doesn’t look ill – but she is, so Dad has to tell his children to be ready to say goodbye to her. Grandma makes it easier for the children by saying she will still be with them and will watch over them; even when she is gone. Lulu, the youngest child, is distraught when she hears her parents and the funeral directors talking about burying Grandma. All the children agree that they must help Grandma get to heaven and their first Internet search result for ‘How to get to Heaven’ is Heaven Hot Air Balloons…”

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