So Facebook’s “Integrity Teams” can’t enforce integrity if it upsets the side of the U.S. political fence that is, quite obviously, more lacking in integrity.
— Read on daringfireball.net/linked/2020/05/27/wsj-facebook-divisiveness

The thing to remember is that if allowed to fail, the cruise ships won’t sink to the bottom of the ocean. The jobs won’t disappear. The companies will go into bankruptcy, existing shareholder equity will get wiped out, and new ownership will take over. A bailout won’t rescue the industry or the jobs — it will rescue the shareholders.
— Read on daringfireball.net/linked/2020/04/18/capitalists-or-cronyists

Brutal, but we need to look this square in the eye. A lot of this just seems politically unviable in the U.S. Especially so with a president who — despite spending over an hour on TV every single evening — has not spoken in even vague terms about any actionable plan whatsoever.
— Read on daringfireball.net/linked/2020/04/10/klein-normalcy-plans

Intelligence chief Michael Atkinson first alerted Congress to a whistleblower complaint.
— Read on www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-52164706

Obviously nothing to see here…

Daring Fireball: Hobby Lobby Reopened Stores in States With Coronavirus Lockdowns
— Read on daringfireball.net/linked/2020/04/01/hobby-lobby

Anyone who dies from this should be counted as murdered.

The Prodigal Techbro | The Conversationalist:

Ex-Google lobbyist Ross Lajeunesse left the company in 2019 over its censored search engine for China and also because of homophobic, sexist and racist work practices. He’s now running for a Democratic senate nomination, and recently wrote a classic of the ‘scales have fallen from my eyes’ genre, called “I Was Google’s Head of International Relations. Here’s Why I Left.” Its lede is “The company’s motto used to be “Don’t be evil.” Things have changed.”

Really? Has Google really changed? Lajeunesse joined in 2008, years into Google’s multi-billion dollar tax avoidance, sexist labor practices and privacy hostility and continued to work there through the years of antitrust fines, misuse of personal health data, wage fixing, and financially pressuring think tanks. Google didn’t change. It just started treating some of its insiders like it already treated outsiders. That only looks like radical change if you’ve never thought too hard about what you are doing and to whom.

Via: https://www.jwz.org/blog/2020/03/the-prodigal-techbro/

Daring Fireball: The Obituaries of Republicans Who Opposed Nixon’s Impeachment
— Read on daringfireball.net/linked/2020/01/30/republicans-who-opposed-impeachment

I wish I thought this would cause some GOP senators would think this through, but I suspect they’re in an endgame where they know they have no future, and only want to do what they can while they have the reins.