My Immovable Political Perspective Is “We Don’t Deserve Dogs, They’re Just Too Good.”
Darlings, the mornings are darker than they were a few weeks ago. So now as I sit and type out this Missive, I’m able to watch the last wisps of fog nestle next to the glass apartments on Van Ness, and cling to the spire on City Hall. You see, while others complain about the chill and humidity and “lack” of “summer,” I for one treasure Karl’s company. And I treasure the opportunity to be present, in this moment, seeing it and smiling and sharing it with you. Thank you.
Business editor of the San Francisco Chronicle—and Ramona The Love Terrier’s servant—Owen Thomas wrote an excellent piece on why language matters when discussing start-ups, especially as governing bodies consider regulation or legislation: Nobody’s sharing anything in an Uber: The insidious spin behind ‘ridesharing’. For discussion: ““Ridesharing” suggests a voluntary activity, an exchange of extra space in a car for a little spare cash. It weighs strongly against viewing drivers as employees.” I especially encourage you to check out the 2015 psychology study he included: Language may indeed influence thought.
The Daily Beast is reporting that over in Trumpland, fear of a Warren candidacy is growing, as GOP operatives aren’t seeing the oppo they’re churning out against her stick. Which means, as all of us normal grown-up Adults know, that Bailey Warren’s canine protection spells are working.
Some folks in Tulare County noticed that Rep. Devin Nunes still referred to himself as a farmer, despite the fact that “he hadn't received income from the profession in at least 10 years.” So said constituents decided to file a writ of election to change this “fake farmer”’s occupation on 2020 ballots. So Rep. Nunes’ campaign sued said constituents, and alleged the writ was a result of “”dark money groups" to harm his campaign.” That lawsuit has been dropped, and hooooo boy that article on The Hill is just filled with tasty, petty nuggets. And a reminder: Rep. Nunes is currently in court suing Twitter for accounts that are mean to him, including my fav that we’ve discussed before: Devin Nunes’ Cow. Eric Ting from SFGate had the absolute best headline about it: The first hearing in Devin Nunes' cow-related Twitter lawsuit was an udder circus.
And finally, love this ode to all my fellow anxious folks out there: These Charts Perfectly Illustrate The Things We’re Overthinking.
Be kind to each other, and to yourselves,