No Chill Carps, and Other Fishy Tales.
Morning, poppets! I had a dream last night I was going to be able to send you a positive missive, filled with hope for this 2016 election cycle, that we’d all had just a few too many edibles and that we were all emerging from our hazy state, anew.
Then, my Netflix recommendations and Facebook search suggestions reminded me that everything’s still a garbage fire.
WTF, INTERNET? In the words of the youngs, reality has no chill.
Some headlines for you:
The 2016 campaign has moved from post-fact to pro-nonsense (Washington Post)
States' rights advocates eye convention to bypass Congress, amend Constitution (Fox News)
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have reportedly stopped calling each other after primary wins (TPM, syndicated on Business Insider, citing a Politico story, which you should read)
Mr. Trump’s Dangerous Babble on Foreign Policy (NYT Editorial)
Donald Trump Hates Women (Slate)
An Open Letter to Trump Voters from His Top Strategist-Turned-Defector (xoJane, but I found a link to it on National Review because nothing makes sense anymore.)
Trump Steps Into Wisconsin Talk Radio Buzzsaw (National Review)
This one is in reference to a Charlie Sykes radio interview, wherein Trump was woefully underprepared and seemingly didn’t know that Sykes was a proud #NeverTrump. For our readers in the communications industry, I encourage you to listen to the whole thing and marvel at how Sykes dodges in and out, stinging Trump when he can, though in the end it’s like arguing logic with a carp.
And finally, please read Vanity Fair’s Q+A with early-Facebooker and VC Chamath Palihapitiya, where he discusses how startups are spending too much $$$ on food, his immigration history, and how he’s on the FBI’s side in the Apple snafu:
"They want to seem like they’re on the side of the consumer. But there’s nothing stopping an Apple engineer today from rooting your phone and taking whatever they want. It’s a bit of a red-herring conversation right now.” (Vanity Fair Q+A with Chamath Palihapitiya)
Just keep swimming, my loves.