My Pet Rabbit Only Travels By Acela, And Other Ineffective Pick-up Lines
Good morning, finest of humans! It’s the Wednesday of the first full week back at work of 2020, and I hope you are taking care of yourself. Did you remember your lunch? Are you drinking enough water? Have you decided on the best ways you will donate/volunteer for a candidate and/or cause that will contribute to voting in an actually-functioning adult to the highest job in the land?
TO THE INTERNETS!
Hey! Remember Duncan Hunter, the vaping congressman who spent $625 on flights for his pet rabbit? Well, despite pleading guilty to “felony conspiracy for converting campaign funds to personal use,” he’s still going to get his congressional pension! I mean, smoke ‘em if you got ‘em?
According to ProPublica, a Navy decision to replace steering instruments with a touch screen system on a destroyer contributed to a crash that killed 10 sailors. Quoting a former senior officer, “The (new system) has no place on the bridge of a U.S. destroyer… It’s not designed to have the control that you need to navigate a warship.”
Read Cat Zakrzewski’s overview of why Ivanka Trump speaking at CES does not address the (very valid) criticisms of the technology conference’s lack of female voices.
And finally, please read Suzy Loftus’s lovely “What I learned in 3 months as San Francisco’s D.A.” in the San Francisco Chronicle, as the office prepares to swear in her opponent today.
Have I told you lately that you’re awesome? Be kind to each other.