Your Morning Cup of Links

A look at a cattery in Ponca City, Oklahoma, that specializes in the Savannah, a cross between a domestic and a serval.

The most bizarrely impressive LEGO creations of all time

Every word of this Williamson piece: “The Republican party of Abraham Lincoln, Dwight Eisenhower, and Ronald Reagan was a party of peace, prosperity, and purpose. It thrived in the California sunshine that marked Reagan’s political disposition. It was born of a country with the confidence to issue the great challenge of the latter half of the 20th century: “Tear Down This Wall!” The Republican party of Donald Trump is something else, something that grows in darker, danker places where they dream of ever-taller walls, literal and metaphorical, behind which to cower. And if that is what the Republican party intends to be, I for one want no part of it.”

CT scan shows Pharoah Ramesses III was murdered by multiple assassins

What absolutely awful people. Who does this?

The Worst Generation

A group of students at Emory University led a campus-wide protest after someone wrote ‘Donald Trump 2016’ in chalk across campus, leading the university to provide “emergency counseling” sessions in response. According to student paper The Emory Wheel, the triggered students protested outside the administration building chanting, “You are not listening! Come speak to us, we are in pain!”

“I’m supposed to feel comfortable and safe,” one female student said. “But this man is being supported by students on our campus and our administration shows that they, by their silence, support it as well … I don’t deserve to feel afraid at my school.”

They come right out and admit that this stuff is just to rile up the rubes, and yet it never offends a Trump voter.

“At some point, angry Europeans, fed up with their supine political class, will begin to strike back, and that’s when the really terrifying scenarios come into play...’We’re just one Baruch Goldstein away from all-out war,’ explained a senior EU terrorism official, citing the American-born Israeli terrorist, fed up with Palestinian violence, who walked into a Hebron mosque in 1994, guns blazing, and murdered 29 innocent Muslims. When that violence comes, a practically disarmed Europe will be all but powerless to stop it. To take the case of Belgium, at the Cold War’s end a generation ago, its army had seven brigades with 18 infantry battalions, plus some 30 more battalions in the reserve. Today, Belgium’s army has only two brigades and six infantry battalions, some 3,000 bayonets in all. That tiny force would have trouble exerting control over even one bumptious Brussels neighborhood in the event of serious crisis.”

This is spot-on: “A terrorist attack has happened in Europe. Let the standard response begin…”

“A useful test of a politician is the repulsiveness of the lies you have to tell on his behalf to support him…Trump has exactly two business successes: Being successfully born to his mother, and successfully outliving his father. He flaunts these major accomplishments to cover up the fact that he’s stupid, lazy, uneducated, at least half-crazy, and ugly.”

What a time to be alive

The Frick’s Van Dyck exhibition is weird but good

“Hamilton” shows why U.S. Founders are forever fresh

Cat Art Show 2016 features Norman Reedus

It’s their nature: goons, bullies, and head cases. Just like their Dear Leader.

Your monthly reminder that, no, Assad/Russia cannot keep anyone safe from ISIS.

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