Thoughts & Essays

A Quick Roundup of News & Thoughts

It’s super cold right now and I am freezing my entire ass off. The whole thing. Right off. Blame any typos on the fact that I can’t actually feel my fingers.

Anyway, a few things.

There’s a new book coming out that details ways to get a president out of office called How to Get Rid of a President: History’s Guide to Removing Unpopular, Unable, or Unfit Chief Executives, by David Priess. Lawfare has a review of the book. It sounds interesting, especially if you have any interest in history.

There’s a massive dog food recall happening right now due to the affected food having toxic levels of vitamin D in them. You can read the quick version at Lifehacker or the complete version at on the FDA website.

Go check your dog food. I’ll wait.

Also, the symptoms of vitamin D poisoning in dogs include vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling and weight loss. Vitamin D poisoning can kill your dog, so get ’em to the vet if you notice these symptoms.

Apparently there’s no mail delivery tomorrow, in honor of Bush I’s funeral? Is that normal? It’s been awhile since a president passed away. I don’t remember if we did that for… Reagan? He was the last president to pass, right? Anyway, no mail tomorrow. Also, the stock exchange is closed.

You should be aware that the GOP straight up stole two elections (Georgia and North Carolina) and are working to take power away from Democrats who won the governorship in two different states (Michigan and Wisconsin) right now. Republicans are bad for democracy, pass it on.

While I’m busy passing news along, I’ll just remind you that two months ago the New York Times published a blockbuster report about how the Trump family, including Donald, committed, just, like, all of the tax fraud.

To wrap things up, here’s an extremely fluffy puppy who thinks he’s trapped.