Um. Okay. So I guess from now on, we should treat police with all the respect we would give any bureaucrat with a gun? U.S. judge says law enforcement officers had no legal duty to protect Parkland students during mass shooting

Review of La Traviata (everything but, uh, the music and performances).

Met Opera: La Traviata (Fathom Events) review | The Vast Jeff Wing Conspiracy

Great, now Beth Takahashi can be a remorseless assassin in virtual reality, too. (Still nursing brutal ass-handings I received in 1993.)

Review | ‘Tetris’ becomes even more addictive in ‘Tetris Effect’

I’ve been arguing this for the last two years, that what’s cited here is part of a 200 year old trend, and there is simply no way in hell we’re going to reverse it. Every time I say this, I’m inundated with “why do you hate America, you heartless elitist.”

This is very simple. Rural America needs the same safety net that the rest of us do: universal healthcare, the kind of protections formerly created by unions, and eventually a UBI. That provides the baseline that allows those who wish to stay rural to survive, and maybe figure out ways to thrive.

What we *can’t* do is carve out rural America as some kind of special case that deserves more time, attention, and support than the rest of us. For one, they don’t. For another, it’s simply lower ROI than investing in cities. But by all means, let’s start treating everyone with some goddamn dignity. The Hard Truths of Trying to ‘Save’ the Rural Economy

“We’re not going to be satisfied until we’ve killed all of you.” Federal judge in Texas rules entire Obama health-care law is unconstitutional

Uh… okay, this would be news if a credible source corroborates it. Not the first time this week I’ve heard someone say Trump is a current drug user. Kathy Griffin on Twitter

Pretty much the only thing Trump has been consistently successful at in his lifetime is fucking with Chris Christie. Jennifer Jacobs on Twitter

My lifelong dream of becoming agoraphobic is proceeding nicely.

(Also: the COO of Starbucks is Roz Brewer? Is Mr. Bean the CFO?) Starbucks to add delivery, change its cafe cleaning schedule

You’d think the man would be willing to do ANYTHING that changed his Google results. Rick Santorum goes on CNN and says he won’t be Trump’s chief of staff