Sunday, September 29, 2019


Weekend Roundup

I noticed this image somewhere recently, and was reminded that I had used it every Weekend Roundup for several months early in the Trump regnum. While I eventually put the image aside, I have in fact done this every weekend since the reign of terror started, so figured I'm entitled to resurrect the image. You can find it in the notebook starting on February 5, 2017, and scroll up from there (the entries are last-in/first-out).

Last week's "whistleblower" story has, like a tropical depression growing into a hurricane entering warm Carribbean waters, mushroomed into this week's (and the rest of this year's, and most of 2020's) impeachment extravaganza.

Many links follow:


As an intro to everything, see Vox's The 10 biggest stories you missed while you were glued to the Trump impeachment drama:

  • A new report finds humans have caused irreversible changes to the Earth's oceans and places
  • The UK's Supreme Court thwarts Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit ploy
  • The Trump administration slams the door on refugees
  • The WeWork implosion is sending shockwaves across Silicon Valley
  • The fight over Joker rages on -- before the movie has even arrived in theaters
  • GM workers strike for second week
  • Protesters in Egypt rise up against President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
  • Greta Thunberg versus Trump and some right-wing trolls
  • Hate speech online is apparently fine, so long as it's only from politiians
  • Spider-Man returns to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

My own link picks on some of these stories (but adding a few more):