A Democrat Who Fights Back You Say?

Michigan Sen. Mallory McMorrow blasts colleague Lana Theis on Senate floor in viral speech:

By Tuesday morning, a state lawmaker took to the Senate floor to defend herself against a completely unfounded allegation from another legislator that she wants to “groom and sexualize kindergartners.”

State Sen. Mallory McMorrow, D-Royal Oak, decried the political attack by Sen. Lana Theis, a Brighton Republican who made the accusation in a recent campaign fundraising email without providing any evidence to support it.

“I am the biggest threat to your hollow, hateful scheme. Because you can’t claim that you are targeting marginalized kids in the name of ‘parental rights’ if another parent is standing up to say no,” McMorrow said, at times peering over toward Theis.

Yeah, Republicans are the most repugnant people on earth at the moment. They have no morality and just crave power through ignorance. Trump taught them an excellent lesson; that the less shame they have, the more they can get away with. So it’s nice to see at least one Democrat let loose on the nonsense.

Elon Musk Offers to Buy Twitter

I’m not quite sure if I detest Twitter or Musk more. If the deal goes through I’ll be removing this blog’s twitter account. But is this even a serious offer or just another cry for attention?

Police Pulled Over a Driverless Car

Last week, a GM Cruise-converted Chevy Bolt without a driver was pulled over by San Francisco Police. In an unexpected turn, the car “bolted” …to a safe spot. Cruise responded below.

It’s a sad day when the police pull someone over and don’t get the chance to be complete dicks. This one tries his best by screaming at the car when it tries to go on the lam.

The original Instagram poster noted that this occurred in the Richmond District of San Francisco last week.

b.rad916: Confused SFPD pulling over an #autonomousvehicle in the Richmond District!! Then it tries to take off!! ? ? 1 week

GM’s Cruise vehicles have been operating autonomously in San Francisco at night, giving rides to employees around the city. Until now we’ve only seen success stories. Recently, Google’s Waymo driverless vehicles joined Cruise in San Francisco.

Prague Honest Guide vs. Scammers

One of my favorite YouTube channels is Honest Guide, run by journalists Janek Rubeš & Honza Mikulka. A lot of the channel involves what you would find on any other travel site; best place to get a drink in Prague, or a kebob. But what’s different than most travel sites is that they also go after the scams that focus on tourists in Europe. Here is one of those episodes that actually has a resolution. (European laws make it extremely difficult for meaningful prosecution against these scammers most of the time.)

Elon Musk to address Twitter staff after internal outcry

Twitter, which already is arguably the most toxic site on the internet, may actually get much, much worse.

Twitter plans to host Elon Musk for a question-and-answer session with employees after a week of internal outcries over his appointment to the social network’s board of directors, according to company messages obtained by The Washington Post.

The announcement from Twitter chief executive Parag Agrawal of the highly unusual internal AMA — which stands for “ask me anything” — session was an effort to assuage anxious workers, who in recent days have expressed worries that the firebrand Musk could inflict damage to the company’s culture, as well as make it harder for people to do their jobs.

“We say that Twitter is what’s happening and what people are talking about right now. Often, we [at] Twitter are what’s happening and what people are talking about. That has certainly been the case this week,” Agrawal wrote in a companywide email Thursday, inviting staff to the AMA. “Following our board announcement, many of you have had different types of questions about Elon Musk, and I want to welcome you to ask those questions to him.”

Let’s watch what could go wrong when a site whose algorithms are optimized for throwing argumentative people at each other and bots is now controlled by a sophomoric narcissistic billionaire troll.