Buckle Up, Friends, I Ran Out Of Coffee Beans So It's Gonna Be A MORNING.
POPPETS! Let’s keep it quick this fine morning, I’m busy trying to figure out who has the best half-off Valentine candy to scam. Always hustling for snacks, I am…
Discussions about victims of sexual assault sometimes focus on the fact that the majority of incidents are not reported to police (“Only 310 out of every 1,000 sexual assaults are reported to police” says RAINN), with terrible humans questioning why a victim wouldn’t report if it actually happened. And to those jerks, I give them this article: San Francisco police linked a woman to a crime using DNA from her rape exam, D.A. Boudin says (San Francisco Chronicle). Thank goodness Boudin dismissed the charges from that specific case, but that news made me nearly throw my phone out the window when Mum of the Missive sent it to me. What a dystopic nightmare.
In other news, LET’S GO: Biden tells National Archives to hand over Trump White House visitor logs to Jan. 6 committee (NBC News)
I mean, not surprised: Justin Bieber almost single-handedly turned around Tim Hortons (CNN Business) And yes, I can confirm I purchased some Tim Biebs for the family whilst up in the great white north in December and they were… dry. Also, the CEO of the Tim Ho holding company said that he’s now a “Belieber” and I would like to have a chat with the PR person that proposed that, please.
Be careful what you read, my doves: US accuses financial website of spreading Russian propaganda (Associated Press) I mean, I’ve read Zero Hedge - always got a weird libertarian crypto fanboy vibe off of them, so didn’t exactly make it to my daily Instapaper digest or anything, but still, it was definitely passed around the tech sphere…
Um, no shit Sherlock (apologies, I am so grumpy that our Dem party institutions of power are only now realizing they’ve brought a knife to an weaponized disinformation fight that preys on fear): GOP culture war attacks 'alarmingly potent,' DCCC warns (POLITICO)
And finally, if you looked at my Tik Tok For You Page, it’s skincare debunking and Gen Z mocking idiot podcast hosts and you know what, the kids are alright: People On TikTok Are Mocking The Misogynist Things Said By Bros On Podcasts (BuzzFeed News)
You’re all lovely. Be kind to yourselves, don’t forget to drink some water, and tell someone today that you care about them, mmmkay?