Afternoon Links

Scientists discover new kind of jellyfish while exploring the Mariana Trench

Got rats? These homeless cats are for hire.

The dangerous nihilism of Trump voters

Trump’s Establishment Yes Men

“The party of Lincoln is in ruins. A minority of its primary voters have torched its founders’ legacy by voting for a man who combines old-school Democratic ideology, a bizarre form of hyper-violent isolationism, fringe conspiracy theories, and serial lies with an enthusiastic flock of online racists to create perhaps the most toxic electoral coalition since George Wallace. Then — to add insult to injury — multiple GOP leaders bulldozed the ashes by issuing nauseating calls for unity, foremost among them Reince Priebus. Reince, you should resign rather than spending one more ounce of personal energy supporting a reprehensible man.”

“I am no longer associated with the idiotic activities of the GOP and its orange god-king. I refuse to have spent 8 years criticizing President Obama’s unthinking statist minions only to throw my lot in with Trump’s own gaggle of worshiping cultists. The fate of the suicidal, self-mutilating Republican Party is no longer my concern…It’s true that Hillary is worse than almost every human in America, but Republicans went rifling through a a flaming dumpster and managed to dig up the one guy who could rival her in general contemptibleness. This will be yet another reason why I’ll cringe with shame when I tell my grandkids that I was once a member of the GOP. Of course, by that time the GOP will be a question in a Trivial Pursuit game, not an actual functioning political party.”

Every half-competent hacker got into that server, including every foreign government. The American people are too stupid to care.

He will.

Looks like I’ll be writing in Ben Sasse in November.

“The United States has a nuclear arsenal that is large enough to destroy all human life on the planet. Now hold that thought for a minute, because I’m gonna digress, but I will come back to it later. I want you to imagine for a minute that someone came up to you on the street – someone that you knew absolutely nothing about. They look more or less reasonable at first glance, but the first thing they say to you is that Ted Cruz’s father was involved in the plot to assassinate JFK. When you responded with a kind of blank stare, they said that this was covered in a MAJOR PUBLICATION and they wonder why more people aren’t talking about it. When you inquire what this MAJOR PUBLICATION might be, they respond ‘the National Enquirer, obviously.’…At this point, you’d begin backing slowly away and mentally making excuses for why you don’t have any spare change on hand…I bring that up because that’s what Donald Trump did on Tuesday, folks. On the day he was set to clinch the Republican nomination. That’s how he celebrated. By letting his clear dementia just hang balls out for everyone to see…So anyway, here we are back to the part where the President of the United States has at his fingertips the power to destroy all life on planet Earth. Anybody who thinks it’s okay to put the obviously non compos mentis Donald Trump in that position should clearly never have their judgment trusted again.”

😥 RIP

That’s impossible. Obama decimated them.

We’re living in an episode of “Veep,” you guys.

Lord Byron’s darkest summer

M. H. Miller explains how one of the most trusted art galleries in New York began selling fakes.

Long-lost Federalist Papers manuscript by John Jay has surfaced.

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