Trump Jr. Murders Mongolian Sheep, Gets Pardoned

December 12, 2019

Trump Jr. Murders Mongolian Sheep, Gets Pardoned

Donald J. Trump Jr. bought an exotic hunting expedition to Mongolia at an NRA charity auction and traveled there last summer with five of his closest friends Secret Service agents. Trump Junior, ever the sportsman, went hunting at night with a laser-sight-equipped rifle and shot an argali sheep.

The argali sheep is a rare endangered species. Mongolia allows a few argali to be shot every year, but hunters need special permits. When he murdered that Mongolian mutton, Donald Trump Jr. did not have a permit. If Hunter Biden had done that, he’d be in Gants Khudag Police Detention Center in Ulaanbaatar. For some reason, Junior got a permit retroactively after he met with Mongolia’s president, His Excellency Khaltmaagiin Battulga.

More:

“Donald Trump Jr. Went to Mongolia, Got Special Treatment From the Government and Killed an Endangered Sheep,” Jake Pearson and Anand Tumurtogoo, Pro Publica

“Donald Trump Jr. Benefits From Nepotism in Foreign Country by Shooting Endangered Animal,” Matt Stieb, New York Magazine

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Go Greyhound, and leave pollution to us!

December 11, 2019

 

Go Greyhound, and leave pollution to us!

Bus deck, Union Station, Washington DC

D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine and the District Department of Energy and Environment have filed a lawsuit claiming Greyhound buses regularly disregard the District’s three-minute idling limit, polluting the air and endangering the health of workers, riders, and DC residents and visitors. The suit against the bus company is based on a DDOE study conducted at the Union Station bus deck, and the DA seeks reimbursement for investigation costs and $216,000 in penalties.

Washington DC is filled with idling intercity, charter, tourist, and commuter buses every day, but you’ve got to start somewhere.

More:

“D.C. sues Greyhound over buses idling at Union Station,” Justin Wm. Moyer, Washington Post

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Flaming Pizza

December 10, 2019

Pizza champ Hakki Akdeniz spins a flaming pie.  But that’s a small part of his story:

“‘I Know the Struggle’: Why a Pizza Mogul Left Pies at Memorials to 4 Homeless Men,” Michael Wilson, New York Times

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How America’s CEOs got so rich

December 9, 2019

How did American CEOs get insanely rich? Stock buy-backs. A Vox video.

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Together Again

December 8, 2019

“Together Again,” written and recorded by Buck Owens, 1964. Tom Brumley on pedal steel guitar.

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There Goes the Girl

December 8, 2019

“There Goes The Girl,” written by Dale Hawkins and Elgie Brown, recorded by Banny Price, 1964.

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Waiting

December 8, 2019

“Waiting,” written by Parker Gispert, and recorded by him with The Whigs, 2012. Video directed by Danny Clinch.

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”Dim Light,Thick Smoke (And Loud Loud Music)”

December 8, 2019

“Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music),” written by Joe Maphis, Rose Lee Maphis and Max Fidler, performed by Flatt & Scruggs, who recorded the tune in 1952. A honky-tonk song performed by a Blugrass band.

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Yes He Can

December 8, 2019

“Yes He Can,” recorded by Tessie Hill, 1999.

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I’m Not Tired

December 7, 2019

“I’m Not Tired,” written by Wilson Pickett and Steve Cropper, recorded by Mr. Pickett in 1965. It’s the flip side of “Midnight Hour,” by the same writers.

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