This Newsletter is Now 90% Pie
Bon matin, mes chéris! I’m up in Canada observing Canadian Thanksgiving the traditional way, which means a piece of leftover pie with every meal. And yes, I’m bragging about making a pie, since friend of the Missive Aaron was providing live text support as I made said pie(s) and friends, I MADE PIES.
Anyhoo, the world is still on fire, so let’s get to the randomness!
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Last week, the New York Times released a huuuuuge investigative report on Trump’s finances, and the ways he’s used the American tax system over the decades to fund his bleeding businesses, in the realm of hundreds of millions of dollars. So while this piece begat hot take on longread on angry tweet, leave it to David Frum to sum up the underlying anxiety to a T: What Does the President Owe, and to Whom Does He Owe It?
I live in San Francisco, I love San Francisco, I care deeply for San Francisco. But, as The New York Times recently discovered, San Francisco can be a literal poop hole, “a Sisyphean cycle of cleanup and filth.”
And finally, our favorite psychotic NHL mascot is now the subject of a bitter class struggle, as the battle over his soul reaches a third week: “Keep your Marxist hands off Gritty”: WSJ writer fumes over allegations that a furry mascot is antifa. Personally, I think Gritty is a nihilist who ascribes to none of your artificial economic systems, and just wants to watch the world burn.
I love you all. Be kind to each other.