Just what the subject said. The road crew is digging up the place they dug up and then paved over last week. The kitchen sink has been clogged for two days; the plumber says the snake is pushing the clog but not going through it. He's trying to get at it in the basement now, with the SU's help. He's the one turning water on and off up here.
I am back in the bedroom with Beautiful, who informed me in no uncertain terms that the new paving stones are too hot for her to walk on. Either that or she doesn't like stone dust between her toes because it tastes gritty. Anyway, she's lying on my t-shirt, a sock and a carry bag on the bed near my feet.
And so you get the links I have found...The Oakland police dept. has severed its ties with ICE.
And I love body cameras on cops, especially when the camera footage shows the cops planting drugs and faking evidence.
A good airplane story: A flight attendant saw 'help me' written in the aircraft toilet, informed the pilot and there were police there to catch the kidnapper and free the girl who wrote it when the plane landed.
And there's information about a group of flight attendants that fights human trafficking.
Federal Judge James Boasberg found that the federal permits justifying the Dakota Access Pipeline were not filled out legally -- they lacked vital information on the effect of the pipeline on Native water, among other things -- and the court seeks an additional briefing to consider whether to shut down the pipeline altogether.
This is a huge step and victory for the Standing Rock Sioux and the waterkeepers, even if it is not yet the final victory.Elon Musk says he has verbal approval for an underground 'pipeline' that would take people from DC to NY very fast.Info on preventing dementia long before it starts.
They thought it was just a rock. It's a million-year-old dinosaur fossil, a rare one.Confessions of a NYTimes copyeditor.
You may or may not have heard that the Times is laying off something like 30 -- or was it 60? -- copyeditors, a move that I look at with horror since those are the people who catch the inadvertant errors before they get in print. When I worked at a daily paper, the news path was: reporter, region/city editor, copyeditor, back shop for compositing and layout. Whoever was copyeditor edited all the stories on the first page of the local news section and designed its layout, and changed it at half-hour intervals for the four editions. But this was a one-printing newspaper -- one paper a day, different editions for different sales regions, such as city, local county, neighboring NY county, neighboring PA county. The NYTimes, on the other hand, has an international edition, a national edition, and several local editions each day, at different times and deadlines. That's an all-day job. And the copyeditors have to be sure that every story is factually correct and matches the style of the paper. (One of these days I'll write about stylebooks.) Anyway, the mere thought of losing copyeditors makes my skin crawl.
Apparently, NY City does not allow pet-sitting without a kennel license, and kennels aren't allowed in the city. This does not make things easy for pet owners,
thoughthe Bloggess's letter to the pet sitter that wasn't sent
would scare me off.
Speaking of pets and runaways, Trump's personal lawyer has left, quit, run off, and so has the legal team's media spokesman.
Now the head of the team is ... and no, baseball fans, I am not joking ... Ty Cobb. (The baseball player Ty Cobb scored very well and was a bloody sunovabitch to deal with; he wore spiked shoes and if he didn't like you and you were guarding a base, he'd slide into the base and aim the spikes at your legs. He aimed at black players in particular.) Hmm. He'd be right at home with Trump, wouldn't he?A trying time on a grand jury.
A break: Women win the Internet in tweets.
And #10 illustrates why women should be on *every* design committee.Decolonial theory at work in Australia.Agatha Christie's coming to your screens, along with a lot of other interesting stuff.9 classic country songs and the books they pair up with.Fancy cotton candy art in China.Jeramiah Moss was here.Are the 1930s returning in the Left?Giant metal chicken. Need I say more?What a president with nothing to hide would say to the NYTimes.Abandoned spaces.Seven provisions in the Senate health care bill that may not survive committee review.
Read this, despite the eyeblinding art at the top.
But you do need to know that a bill funding arts and humanities has made it out of committee. Yay NEA and NEH!Where does time go?
I don't know. I do know that this last link is posted for reference and not for your reading pleasure -- in case you have to look something up: a chronological list of Trump's lies.
The plumber is done, so I'm going to finally get my morn-, no, afternoon coffee.