This hasn’t been a good week for Jared Kushner.
After it was revealed yesterday that the presidential son-in-law was being targeted by the FBI as a “person of interest” in the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, the Washington Post dropped another shocking revelation today in a report stating that Kushner asked Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak if they might set up a “secure communications channel” in a “Russian diplomatic facility,” which would allow the Trump team to have an open and private channel to the Kremlin.
Um… that’s not… you can’t…
Yesterday, on May 27, it was reported that a White Supremacist got on the MAX train in Northeast Portland. He saw two teenage girls, one of whom was wearing a hijab, and immediately launched into a racist, Islamophobic tirade.
Two teenage girls boarded a MAX train in downtown heading to Northeast Portland early Friday evening when a man got on at a later stop and immediately launched into a racial tirade as soon as they caught his eye.
“He was saying that Muslims should die,” said Dyjuana Hudson, a mother of one of the girls. “That they’ve been killing Christians for years.”
Hudson recounted what her daughter, Destinee, told her hours after police tracked down the man as he ran from the rush-hour train into the Hollywood neighborhood. Other passengers chased him from a distance and called 911.
Three Good Samaritans attempted to intervene. One is in the hospital, and the other two are dead.
Two men were killed in a stabbing on a MAX train Friday when they tried to intervene as another man yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim, including one wearing a hijab, police said.
A third passenger who tried to help was also stabbed, but is expected to survive, said Portland police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson.
“The cosmos is also within us; we’re made of star stuff.
We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.”
I’ve decided to drop “Self Care” from the titles of these posts. It’ll still be a category and in the tags; they’re still Self Care posts.
This is one of the greatest endings of one of the greatest movies ever made. Obviously, spoilers for The Usual Suspects, but this movie’s been out for 22 years. I think we’re well past the point where spoilers matter… and yet I’m still gonna put it below the fold… (there is a bit of ableism in this clip, BTW… and no, we’re not debating that)
Video from Rebecca Watson (note for ableism… and again, we’re not discussing that here; I’m working on the ableism post, and we can discuss all that, within some bounds, there when I’m finally ready to post it). That link also has the sorta transcript, if you want or need to read it, instead…
More Grand Finale images…
Following up from last week’s image, here’s a close up of one of those Propeller Belts in Saturn’s rings, the Bleriot Propeller…
I’m genuinely getting sick of talking about the Thin Skin in the White House. I had to take a break. But here I am, again, because details of his nasty budget are out, and it isn’t pretty. Dude wants to cut a whole lot of important stuff.
We’ve already seen a bit of this. The blueprint of this was released back in March. And it’s even worse than that…
A little late today. Sorry about that.
Obviously lions are wild animals, and things like this could always turn. But I find this adorable nonetheless.