Thursday, August 4, 2016

Bookmarking Charles Pierce

First is this post explaining the "ransom" paid to Iran. The synopsis:

In January, possibly because everybody involved got tired of windmills and tulips and really good beer, the two countries finally settled matters. As Agence France-Presse reported at the time, the U.S. agreed to pay $400 million in cash and $1.3 billion in interest to settle the claim first filed on behalf of a government that had been overthrown for nearly four decades. 

Second is a link to an NYT video showing how "refined" the average Trump supporter is.

Presented without comment, except to say that, if Mother Times is willing to break the F-Bomb barrier, even by proxy, things must be in worse shape than we thought.

Third is "good" news out of Kansas. 

Back in 2014, Congressman Tim Huelskamp was one of our contestants to succeed Michele Bachmann as Royal Regent Of The Crazy People. (Louie Gohmert, of course, is Padishah Emperor For Life.) Huelskamp had compiled an impressive resume even then for being pretty much a career dick.

Actually, if you go read the rest, it turns out to be good news for everyone except Huelskamp.

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