Well we’ve reached the All-Star Break and have two teams with 60 wins after the Astros demolished the Blue Jays yesterday to split the four-game series.  Even money says there will not be a Dodgers-Astros World Series. Any takers?

And after a couple of close calls on Saturday in the women’s tournament, we are on to week 2 of Wimbledon. And I can see an upset or two happening today.  Probably not in the man’s draw though. I suspect that will hold form until at least the quarterfinals.

Also, people are riding bikes across France, but I can’t be bothered to tune in. I don’t really know any of the cyclists anymore and there aren’t any of them peddling wristbands for social signaling. And without that, what’s really the point?

This is what the Phoenix heat does to people

That’s it for sportzball. Now let’s dive into…the links!

We’ve pondered making up some Glibertarians hats, but are afraid whichever one of you this was would have kept it on when you went haywire.

International Olympic Committee to Rio de Janeiro: go piss up a rope. And yet there are still cities and countries dumb enough to beg them for attention.

Looks like Comey deliberately leaked classified information when he decided to leak his version of conversations with President Trump to the New York Times. Lucky for him the special prosecutor involved in the whole Russian interference investigation is a close buddy of his.

Due process? We don’t need no stinkin’ due process! The comments aren’t exactly reassuring either.


That’s an unbearable way to be waken up. I don’t know what else to say.

This will probably dominate the news day, so I may as well touch on it too. The story as I see it: somebody called on Donald Trump Jr. and said she had damning info on Hillary Clinton. He agreed to meet her and invited Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner to the meeting as well. The lady they were meeting, a Russian attorney, rambled on for a few minutes and then went into a spiel about overturning a law we passed some years ago that led to Russia not allowing adoptions of Russian kids by American families. The meeting lasted 20 minutes and adjourned. Now that person is alleged to have ties to the Opposition research firm the DNC hired that created the fake dossier on Trump about him liking women to piss on him and other stuff, none of which has even come close to being verified. And I’m supposed to be outraged, somehow. Because according to the ranking Dem member on the House intel committee:

“There’s no reason for this Russian government advocate to be meeting with Paul Manafort or with Mr. Kushner or the president’s son if it wasn’t about the campaign and Russia policy,” Mr. Schiff said after the initial Times report.

 I guess he has a problem with free association. And I’m sure nobody in his party has ever taken a meeting with someone saying they have dirt on a political foe. It was unheard of until Donald Trump sullied the political landscape.  Except, you know, for the fact that the DNC and RNC have both hired people to dig up personal dirt on opponents since forever.
Anyway, that’s all for the links, except this one. But I’ll warn you: its a sham.
That’s all for the links. Have a hell of a day.

Gratuitous “America, fuck yeah!” photo.