I just lost about 2 hours of my life down this rabbit hole of a subreddit.
This story has just about everything wrong with America today. Guns, priests, road rage, and Florida.
Florida’s Turnpike was the site of an unholy showdown last week when a North Carolina priest allegedly leveled his handgun at two people in another vehicle in a road rage incident.
The Palm Beach Post reports that rather than turn the other cheek, William Rian Adams, the rector of Calvary Episcopal Church in Fletcher, N.C., was arrested after he allegedly turned and aimed his Glock-22 handgun at a pickup truck that attempted to pass his red Chevy Corvette.
Adams had reportedly attempted to brake-check the truck for following him too closely, prompting the vehicle to try and speed around him.
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) July 10, 2017
From The Week:
In a shocking statement Sunday, Donald Trump Jr. admitted to meeting with a Kremlin-connected lawyer who had “stated that she had information that individuals connected to Russia were funding the Democratic National Committee and supporting [Hillary] Clinton.” While Trump added that “it quickly became clear that [the lawyer] had no meaningful information,” MSNBC justice and security analyst Matthew Miller said Trump’s statement in and of itself could be the potential confession of a crime.
“You know, it is a crime to solicit or accept anything of value from a foreign national in a campaign,” Miller explained to the Morning Joe hosts. “The ‘thing of value’ has never come up in this context before because we’ve never had a campaign like this, that potentially colluded with a foreign government, but in other contexts, in bribery cases and extortion cases, a thing of value doesn’t have to be money.”
“It could be, potentially, accepting information,” Miller added.
Miller noted that Special Counsel Robert Mueller would almost certainly be looking at Donald Trump Jr.’s statement “and the lies, the repeated lies, the changing statements from Donald Trump Jr. and other people connected to the administration.”
Damn the facts, full stupid ahead:
Every Tuesday at 6 p.m., three dozen Coloradans from every corner of the state assemble in the windowless back room of a small Fort Collins coffee shop. They have met 16 times since March, most nights talking through the ins and outs of their shared faith until the owners kick them out at closing.
They have no leaders, no formal hierarchy and no enforced ideology, save a common quest for answers to questions about the stars. Their membership has slowly swelled in the past three years, though persecution and widespread public derision keep them mostly underground. Many use pseudonyms, or only give first names.
“They just do not want to talk about it for fear of reprisals or ridicule from co-workers,” says John Vnuk, the group’s founder who lives in Fort Collins.
He is at the epicenter of a budding movement, one that’s coming for your books, movies, God and mind. They’re thousands strong — perhaps one in every 500 — and have proponents at the highest levels of science, sports, journalism and arts.
They call themselves Flat Earthers. Because they believe Earth — the blue, majestic, spinning orb of life — is as flat as a table.
And they want you to know. Because it’s 2017.
“This is a new awakening,” Vnuk says with a spark in his earth-blue eyes. “Some will accept it, some won’t. But love it or hate it, you can’t ignore Flat Earth.”
President Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., was promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton before agreeing to meet with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign, according to three advisers to the White House briefed on the meeting and two others with knowledge of it.
The meeting was also attended by his campaign chairman at the time, Paul J. Manafort, and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Mr. Manafort and Mr. Kushner recently disclosed the meeting, though not its content, in confidential government documents described to The New York Times.
The Times reported the existence of the meeting on Saturday. But in subsequent interviews, the advisers and others revealed the motivation behind it.
The meeting — at Trump Tower on June 9, 2016, two weeks after Donald J. Trump clinched the Republican nomination — points to the central question in federal investigations of the Kremlin’s meddling in the presidential election: whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians. The accounts of the meeting represent the first public indication that at least some in the campaign were willing to accept Russian help.