🖕🖕🖕Hey person in charge of upholding the law but is actually a pretty terrible person who often says awful things on social media. Good news! We’ll delete it for you.

I posted recently about living in the novel 1984, and boy was I right. This scrubbing of social media literally is the Memory hole!

👳🏽‍♀️👨‍🦳🇺🇸The president of the United States regularly leads two minutes of hate. Well done right wing nut jobs.

🍿😂😢 Defying Hollywood’s long-standing precedent of sequels being the pits, Toy Story 4 knocked it out of the ballpark.

I didn’t think Pixar could come close to Toy Story 3 (which was so good I didn’t think the series needed another), but I am glad to be wrong. What a delight.

🤬 🤓 🛠 With Jony Ive gone, Lisa Jackson needs to throw some face around to impress upon engineering to make the next round of Macs easier to upgrade and therefore end up lasting longer.

🧑🧑🏽👱‍♀️ I think we’ll see a Warren/Harris ticket for Dems. Maybe be Warren/Castro ticket, but Warren/Harris is probably better.

I also think it doesn’t matter because Trump will win the electoral vote but not popular.

The more interesting idea I have is that Trump won’t pick Pence as running mate. He’s going to pick Ivanka. Can you imagine a Trump/Trump ticket? A literally daddy/daughter dance.

I also think, not long after they win the election, Trump’s health will be so far gone (dementia) that Ivanka will be named successor.

☠️☠️☠️ Where are the mass graves?

🤒🤷‍♂️🏛 Dementia makes for a better Manchurian candidate.

🏫👫❤️Many months ago I wrote about traditions. I guess it’s hypocritical of me to have poked fun at the idea of them when, holy hell, I make them too.

For almost their entire school lives, on the last day of school, I’ve taken my children to have lunch by the fountain in Grand Army Plaza. It’s not a food destination. There are no restaurants, no tables, no food trucks. It’s just a big fountain in the middle of a particularly busy traffic circle in Brooklyn.

Every year I take the day off from work and make sandwiches to bring to the fountain and we sit in the grass and eat our food. I make sure they understand how proud their mom and I are of them and how next year will be another great year in school. Sometimes we’d walk over the to the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Branch to pick out a few books. You know, to start off the summer right.

This year, however, was different. This year was the last last-day-of-school-lunch while my daughter is still a NYC student. Next June (that is, June 2020), she will have graduated from NYC’s public school system and be headed off to who knows where. So, while I expect us to still have that lunch next year, today was a marker.

I have savored every minute of those lunches. That includes every car honk, every spray from the fountain, every book from the library. Every single last-day-of-school-lunch they ate with me. I ate it all up. And I’ll always be grateful.

🗽☠️⛺️ How long before we’re invaded because of our concentration camps?

💩👎🤷‍♂️ Wait wait wait. Huawei thought if this didn’t go well it could “destroy its reputation”? are you telling me it got close enough to production and then someone wondered if this could ruin them?

How the frak is this company run?!

💸🏫🖕Boomers pay just $10 per college credit. Nice! Now how about the rest of us?

👋🇺🇸🤒 Thanks to John Stewart for convincing Congress to do the right thing. Now how about the rest of us?

🍓🤤❤️ My local grocery store (Park Slope Food Coop) has the good strawberries right now and I honestly can’t get enough of them. They’re only here for three to four weeks per year and ever since I discovered them, I long for the season while also dreading how short it is.

I never ate strawberries growing up (fussy kid), but I’m considering going into work late tomorrow to make sure I get a few more pints.

🤓🖥💪 It would be something if the folks who clamored for a pro Mac find the computer they actually want is the iMac Pro.

🤕 👩‍⚕️ 🖕 Holy forking shirtballs! This is NOT awesome. It’s the perfect example of how forked our healthcare system is. Need a walker? Go the Home Depot. Need a wheelchair? Go to AutoZone. Need new intestines? Go to the plumbing supply store.

🏛 🍪 🖕 Here’s the deal: There is no talking to right wingers. They are not arguing in good faith. They. Don’t. Give. A. Shit.

California Representative Katie Porter explained to HUD Secretary Jokester Carson what REO is and how it applies to HUD. Now, if I’m being generous, I am willing to give Jokester Carson a break because maybe he couldn’t know everything single thing HUD works on despite that, you know, being his job. And because he has no background in it and didn’t even want the job anyway.

But to have him joke about it?! Not only is this a serious matter, it was a shitty joke. And then to have a reporter from The Washington Post essentially give that tweet a thumbs up?!

And before anyone says, “Oh, lighten up. You poor libs can’t take a joke!” Here’s a joke: Go fuck yourself.

📱 Apps are, for the most part, dirt cheap. I do admit when I was first buying apps for iOS I was a little weird about it all. “I don’t know, is this worth $2?” Really Bob?

I bring this up because I read a post from Becky Hansmeyer saying app developers should raise app prices. She’s 100% right.

Most of us (OK, OK, me) have spent money on things that someone put 1/10 of the effort into than many app makers do. If you’ve made a good app, charge for it.

🇺🇸 Republicans aren’t afraid of socialism. They’re afraid of democracy.

☠️ When it comes to gun violence, we have let our children down to the point they are now sacrificing themselves in order to save others. Kendrick Castillo should not have had to do what he did to save others. We adults should have and we all let him down. We’ve let so many down. We’ll continue to let others down too.

Every single day children don’t turn on adults is a day adults should count themselves lucky.

📺 I gulped down the Netflix series Dead to Me. I enjoyed it very much.

The series starred two actors who, in my opinion, could never get enough screen time: Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini. They are both excellent and way under used.

🧒 We sure do love our children. I’ll say this until things change: Everyday I’m thankful the children don’t turn again us. However, I’m a little disappointed too.

🚗 Flying cars will not save us from climate change. Unless, I guess, they fall out of the sky in such great numbers they reduce the population of humans.

I worry a lot of people are banking on the idea that autonomous vehicles (think Tesla, etc) will save us. Not only is the tech not there (on ANY level), the capacity won’t be there. There is simply no way autonomous vehicles like cars and small planes will be able to move the amount of people. Improve the trains and busses for everyone and we’ll start getting somewhere. Literally.

☠️ This used to be a big deal. Now you (and I) can’t recall the one before the most recent one.

🛠 The right to repair is so obvious it’s hard to believe we have to even discuss it. Apple is absolutely on the wrong side of this fight.

Products will get used longer if they can be repaired. When a product gets used longer, it means less waste. And if Apple is going to push Lisa Jackson up on stage to have her claim Apple cares about the environment, then the right to repair should be part of this. Perhaps redesigning their products to be more easily repaired can help Apple’s reputation here, but I wouldn’t take a bet on that.

Until Apple’s policy on this changes, I say shame on Apple.

📰 I mentioned recently that I went to school for journalism but didn’t pursue it as a career. The reason wasn’t because newspaper people, on average, are paid poorly. Or receive intense scrutiny. Or work long hours. Or sometimes get killed doing their job. The reason was: I never felt I was remotely good enough to do that kind of work. It’s far more important than the skills I possessed or thought I could ever gain.

But, I guess I could have done it. “False Claim” Inaccurate refrain?! What horseshit that is. We have a word for this. It’s called a lie. Use that word. It’s unambiguous and everyone knows what the hell it means.

There’s a reason the right doesn’t subscribe to The New York Times: They don’t believe it. But there’s also a reason the left doesn’t subscribe: They’re incredibly disappointed.