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Apr. 18th, 2019 20:43
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Apr. 18th, 2019 17:43
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sigh.

oh yeah that politics IRL thing

Apr. 18th, 2019 17:22
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//just watches the Graun feed slack-jawed


President Trump has been tweeting about the Mueller report for almost 12 hours now.

Donald J. Trump
(@realDonaldTrump)
Anything the Russians did concerning the 2016 Election was done while Obama was President. He was told about it and did nothing! Most importantly, the vote was not affected.

April 18, 2019


I mean

I had the right to end the whole Witch Hunt if I wanted. I could have fired everyone, including Mueller, if I wanted. I chose not to. I had the RIGHT to use Executive Privilege. I didn’t!

April 18, 2019


What? Just fucking what? How is this guy still in office? How is he not IN JAIL?

and



what even is this bullshit

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Apr. 18th, 2019 16:48
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which is a great music comm and you should check it out. This felt very....appropriate, post-Magicians season finale. Comforting, anyway.

Bah

Apr. 18th, 2019 15:21
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I think today will be the elderly dog next door's final day. Poor Dakota is very, very old for a dog and time has caught up with her.

if i fits i sits

Apr. 18th, 2019 14:27
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I just noticed that about a month ago my department's director gave me a shout-out on LinkedIn (which I check once a never) - kudos for being an "outside the box thinker".

Obviously I am quite pleased, both that the BossPerson thinks well of me for any reason whatsoever, and that she felt like sharing this in a public medium.

But also, I'm a bit puzzled, because I absolutely don't think of myself like that. (And she's not around to ask, and it being so long ago I don't think she'd even remember what prompted it).

Were you to ask me, I'd tell you that I think firmly in the box, and I am neither shy nor self-deprecating when I say that. My strengths are in grasping the dimensions, material composition and other features of the box well enough to get maximum box-ness out of it, and I'm quite proud of myself for being good at it.

I guess this is an unusual enough skill that an application of it can only be processed as "creativity" by people who aren't reflexive hyper-analytical overthinkers?

MUELLER TIME

Apr. 18th, 2019 19:07
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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/apr/18/mueller-report-release-donald-trump-latest-news-live-updates-analysis-key-points

That's not exonerated! Not exonerated, not exonerated, not exonerated!!

11 instances of obstruction, oh my. And that looks a lot like a Scottish verdict on the collusion, too.
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How kind of the Attorney General to time the release of the Mueller report so that we all have something to read over the long Easter weekend, during the current Brexit lull. (The end times have clearly arrived: I'm voluntarily watching CNN.)

***

Having been to the library this morning, my actual Easter-adjacent reading is Why Angels Fall: A Journey Through Orthodox Europe from Byzantium to Kosovo by Victoria Clark and Antisemitism: Here and Now by Deborah Lipstadt. (This might seem an odd choice but given the content of the Holy Week services, I always feel a bit of a moral obligation to give some thoughtful attention to antisemitism over Easter.)

***

My father gets to choose where my parents go for dinner this Sunday because it's his Easter, but he's suffering from indecision because where he really wants to go is the Puritan in Manchester, NH, that Greek community institution (my grandmother worked in their ice cream shop as a teenager). And of course their Easter specials won't be till next Sunday, which is why my parents will probably go then. He says he's spiritually Greek. What he means is that he really likes their lamb.

***

As for me, I think I'm going to go to Magdalen College Chapel tomorrow at noon because their Good Friday liturgy is featuring Tallis's Lamentations of Jeremiah.

I was in Durham earlier in the week and made it to half of Evensong on Tuesday evening by racing up the hill at high speed the minute my work appointments were done for the day. I might not have made the effort were it not for the news about Notre Dame: you might think you can always visit another time, but it isn't always true. Naturally there were prayers for Notre Dame, "our fellow World Heritage site."

At the top of the nave was a tall wooden cross hung with burgundy fabric. After the service everyone just filtered out, some people stopping to talk with the priests, but I couldn't resist the instinct to go up and kiss the cross. These Orthodox instincts, I don't know.

By Easter (but which Easter?!) I'll probably have reached my limit with church services, and stay home. We'll see.

Hugo Help Please

Apr. 18th, 2019 11:05
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Which twelve of my reviews in 2018 were the best?

Daily Happiness

Apr. 18th, 2019 00:14
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1. Super hectic day at work today but I got everything done that urgently needed to get done and the rest can wait till tomorrow.

2. I have to get up early to pick Carla up at the train station tomorrow, but I'm pretty tired right now so hopefully I won't have any trouble falling asleep.

3. The blankets hanging down from the sofa make such a nice hideout for kitties!

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