Hey Candidates: My Democratic Primary Vote Is Still In Play, So MOAR CAMPAIGN DOGS PLZ.
Hey there cuties, Happy Thursday. This intro isn’t coming quickly to me this morning, as I was debating whether to share that I’m worried my downstairs neighbor thinks I’m insane because I’ve been learning “Rocketman” on guitar and playing it on loop when I get home from work, or that my coffee is extra excellent this morning and I thought you’d all like to know about it. Either way, my brain is still in bed and refuses to get ready for work, so let’s see if we can get through this together.
Coolcoolcoolcoolcool, Consumer Reports has found that a new Tesla automatic lane-changing feature “is far less competent than a human driver.” WTF SILICON VALLEY I’VE BEEN TOLD THAT CODE IS GOD AND SMARTER THAN ME (numerous times, in fact, in typical SF FML fashion).
Trump “stormed out of a meeting” with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, running into the Rose Garden for a presser that included a massive political poster on the lectern and a bunch of whining about witch hunts and cover-ups. As you’ve likely noticed recently, I haven’t been keeping up with the various insanities emanating from the White House as much as I used to, and I’m better for it tbh. But Charles P. Pierce at Esquire is just SOVERYGOOD at distilling this awful state we’re in, so you really should read Trump Lost It in the Rose Garden After His Attempted Power Play With Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats.
And with that in mind, let’s also dive into Why Pelosi is so good at infuriating Trump
OMG Elizabeth Warren—she of infinite policy prowess, epic stick-it-to-the-Man-ness, and a very, very good dog—has been personally calling her small-donation supporters on the phone and people are LOVING IT. Which makes my stupid anxiety brain wonder how many Elizabeth Warren calls I’ve missed because I don’t pick-up unknown calls.
Moby is a creep, and Natalie Portman is calling him out for being a creep, which makes me feel a heckuva lot better for never liking his music.
And finally, the next time you notice just how disillusioned you are with these here United States, read this 2012 take on why Charles Dickens disliked this country (also: a reminder that the Odd Salon Facebook group Something Weird is a font of strange articles like this, so you should join it.)
Take care of / be kind to each other,