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Armitage last won the day on February 23 2017

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  1. I keep seeing Trump Tweeting "No Collusion!" over and over. I realize that history is no doubt included in his general ignorance, but at some point you would think that he would remember that it wasn't involvement in Watergate that led to articles of Impeachment against Nixon, it was obstruction of the investigation of Watergate.
  2. Less nice, she was one of the supervisors of the CIA's torture program.
  3. Trump's comment on China's President Xi Jinping and his recent consolidation of power: To reference "Watchmen", "If that statement starts to chill you after a couple of moments’ consideration, then don’t be alarmed. A feeling of intense and crushing terror at the concept indicates only that you are still sane." I'm sure it will eventually be spun as "just a joke."
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    Classic Movie Plot Holes (Spoilers)

    It's never been stated on the TV series, but the writers of the Walking Dead comic book have mentioned in interviews that there are no zombie stories in that world. No Night of the Living Dead, no Vodoun folklore, nothing that ever conceived of the idea of the dead reanimating.
  5. Who's been appointed to advise the USDA on dietary guidelines? A lobbyist for the corn syrup industry, of course.
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    How does one become the Archmage?

    There was an interesting depiction of such a competition in the Marvel graphic novel* "Triumph and Torment". The winner of the challenge becomes Sorcerer Supreme, but has to perform a service for anyone else who's still standing at the end of the competition. Doctor Strange won, of course. Doctor Doom had just enough magical ability to barely hear the call to the challenge, and his armor's onboard sensors, computers, and servos allowed him to mimic the techniques of the other casters, learning more about magical combat in an hour than years of study would have accomplished, by his own admission. He's the only other person left, and he recruits Strange to assist in rescuing his mother's spirit from Mephisto's realm. *This was published back when graphic novel was an actual publishing format, not just a synonym for comic book or trade paperback compilation.
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    Funny pics

    There's a short story in which a man, feeling there wasn't sufficient public support for scientific research, uses a time machine to go back to ancient Greece to give an extra push to development. In the process, he demonstrates to the great thinkers of the time that scientific progress requires a lot of hard work. This has the effect of turning them off science, because hard work was something the lower classes did. He gets pulled back to a society that's a century or two behind where it had been, unable to recreate the time machine to fix his mistake.
  8. Meanwhile, Trump asked for the power to purge the government of non-loyalists.
  9. Not really political, but Congress is now literally a train wreck.
  10. There's also his Commerce Secretary.
  11. You see it with pretty much any issue that requires work, as an excuse not to do it. It seems to come up a lot when discussing climate change. "Why should we reduce carbon dioxide emissions? (Insert country name) isn't going to do it, so our efforts won't matter." "If you're so worried about climate change, why are you still driving a car, heating your house, and using your computer?"
  12. Tammy Duckworth is not pulling her punches. "Cadet bone spurs".
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    Black Lightning on CW tonight

    There was an interesting line on one of the news broadcasts about superheroes in other communities. It was easy to overlook, but it leaves me wondering who else is out there on this Earth.
  14. That's a feature, not a bug. There are so many outrages that either people become numb and stop paying attention, or no particular outrage gets long-term attention because it's quickly replaced by the next one.
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    Funny pics

    It's amazing how much the art style has improved over the years. Then there's the transformation from a comic about slacker indie music fans into a de facto science fiction comic with thought provoking storylines about human/AI interaction and the role of AIs in society, while maintaining the humor.
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