Saturday, February 27, 2016

Morning Coffee (2/27/16)

Happy Oscar weekend! There are going to be a flurry of posts as I cram in as many more movies as possible, and then early afternoon Sunday check back for my picks for each category.

ICYMI, yesterday's movie posts: Everything Will Be Okay and Day One.

Yesterday was quite a day and Vox had some fun with headlines while despairing about the actual content: Chris Christie endorses Donald Trump for president. Like, of the United States.

America's Trumpiest governor just endorsed Donald Trump

From Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau: Why Electing Hillary in ’16 Is More Important Than Electing Obama in ’08

Wow: Melissa Harris-Perry Walks Off Her MSNBC Show After Pre-emptions "I am not a token, mammy or little brown bobble head." Good for her. I don't watch any cable news shows regularly, but I'm familiar with her work and hers is an important voice to have in the conversation.

This is amazing. Imagine having your bachelor party crashed by Hillary Clinton. "'I love having men at my feet,' Clinton said, laughing, as Kinney and the men all took photos."

I read this and was shocked by how strongly I felt that of course code should count as speech, since it wasn't an issue I'd considered consciously before.

Interesting: A neurologist examines Ted Cruz's face.

Hey, my mom's in this! Pediatricians back new push to allow medical marijuana for some kids

Terrible: Illinois Republicans target single mothers and their babies: GOP bill would ban birth certificates, financial aid if father is not named

Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of llama/dress day, and this oral history was genuinely interesting and also made me wish Arpaio cared about people as much as animals.

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