Thoughts & Essays

Dorian, Trump, & ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’

A few quick hits now that I’m back from my long weekend…

NPR: Amateurs Identify U.S. Spy Satellite Behind President Trump’s Tweet – In case you missed it, Trump tweeted out a classified photo of the remains of an accident at the Imam Khomeini Space Center in Iran. He’s president, so technically he’s allowed to do that, but doing that gave away some fairly important details about our spy capabilities.

New York Times: Faced With Criticism, Trump Administration Reverses Abrupt End to Humanitarian Relief – The Trump administration announced it was going to start deporting immigrants who are here for medical reasons. The outcry was so profound, they’ve been forced to back down on the policy… for now.

CNN: Trump went golfing as Hurricane Dorian threatens US – Dorian, a massive category 5 hurricane, is barrelling down on the US. Trump canceled a trip to Poland and stayed home to golf. This looked so bad, the Trump administration had to announce Trump was getting hourly updates on the hurricane… while he’s out on the golf course.

AP: Dorian triggers massive flooding in Bahamas; at least 5 dead – Speaking of Dorian, it hit the Bahamas and just royally fucked things all up. Here’s some more about that from Reuters. I think Dorian’s due to hit Florida and roll over the States sometime Wednesday.

io9: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Is the Groundbreaking Fantasy Epic We’ve Been Waiting For – Just to wrap things up on a somewhat lighter note, we binged The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance over the weekend and it is amazing. Outstanding. Brilliant. I adore every second of it. If you haven’t seen it yet, you should.

(Featured image credit: Hurricane Dorian East of the Bahamas and Florida, USA – August 30th, 2019. Aqua MODIS data through NASA Worldview, processed by Pierre Markuse. Source.)