This is amazing…a font created entirely out of gerrymandered districts:
Go here for a proper, high resolution image of the font, and the chance, if you’re so minded, to download it for free.
Here, by the way, is my first composition in this latest gem in the long history of typography:
It’s all a hoot — but it hurts too much to laugh.
(Note: this was up for ~15 seconds last night, but I pulled to avoid triggering my werebigfoot side.)
Open thread, jackals!
The Ratcliffe stuff is really something. Haven’t seen a Trump pick for a big job fall apart so quickly since at least last month. https://t.co/iITvH1BC5e
— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) August 2, 2019
I just mentioned downstairs that you had commented on the twitter thread that you wanted to FP this on BJ. Glad you did — it is brilliant and inspired!
@CincyPD confirms one arrest made tonight. Dallas Frazier is charged with assault after punching a protester. I spoke with the man assaulted. He’s getting checked out at the hospital.
Police have *not* confirmed Dallas is a Trump supporter. Several witnesses told me he is. @WLWT pic.twitter.com/Z2todkEdIu
— Jatara McGee WLWT (@jatara_) August 2, 2019
Zerlina Maxwell (@ZerlinaMaxwell) Tweeted:
Do you know how much anger black women have to hide in this world that kicks us down every second?! We should be rewarded for staying as calm as we do but instead we just get high blood pressure and hypertension. ? https://twitter.com/ZerlinaMaxwell/status/1157079003947253760?s=17
Someone was looking for this on an earlier morning thread.
Angry Black Woman ??
Phuck Outta Here ? ?
Are you kidding me? At what point did @KamalaHarris lose her cool? First she’s too confident — now she’s an angry black woman. https://t.co/KVXT1ApmrJ
— chris evans (@notcapnamerica) August 2, 2019
I feel like I need to say this because a lot of white people dont seem to understand this point.
Having sex with black people does not absolve you of racist behavior.
Having a black or brown spouse, child, or friend is not a shield for you hide behind.
— chris evans (@notcapnamerica) August 2, 2019
I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, but it still stuns me that they continue to nominate people for senior positions without, apparently, doing a scrap of vetting.
He needs an opponent…. like YESTERDAY ???
Manhattan DA #CyVance is doing the most to not seem like the corrupt tool that he is and make us forget that he let Epstein slide for pedophilia and Ivanka and Don Jr slide on real estate fraud… https://t.co/xhLcLYg9DQ
— skeptical brotha ? (@skepticalbrotha) August 2, 2019
Tell it Monie ??
This shit is a game to folks like Michael Moore.
Beware of mofos like Michael Moore. I tell people all the time, Michael Moore represents a certain segment of the “Left” and folks wonder why certain groups look past mofos like him. pic.twitter.com/rkiR8L73X8
— ReclaimingMyTime (@MonieTalks_1) August 2, 2019
Needle of Arya (@Needle_of_Arya) Tweeted:
“Vote blue, no matter who,” is coming a full presidential cycle too late, mainly from people who didn’t follow their own fkn advice WHEN IT ACTUALLY FKN MATTERED.
So saying it this time to me gets on my last m-f-king nerve. Y’all had your chance to not have Trump the first time. https://twitter.com/Needle_of_Arya/status/1157132153932546048?s=17
Tulsi Gabbard claims that MSNBC is being fed talking points from Kamala Harris in a testy exchange about her meeting with Assad pic.twitter.com/pHQ0bHd2PK
— chris evans (@notcapnamerica) August 1, 2019
Marcus H. Johnson (@marcushjohnson) Tweeted:
Calling Obama a bad President is fine if you are going after the small leftist Twitter vote. If you actually need the Black primary voters in the south who determine the nominee its probably the worst strategy you could possibly have https://twitter.com/marcushjohnson/status/1156925357813096449?s=17
Acknowledge the achievements and then build on them. Expand the possibilities that Barack made available. Do NOT attack the good faith, tough choices made then for short term, ultimately harmful, political gain now. As Democrats we need to be proud and be smart. https://t.co/2ajh7BuTpD
— Eric Holder (@EricHolder) August 1, 2019
Baltimore Ravens legend Ed Reed walks into the field at the Hall of Fame Game wearing a t-shirt with pictures of Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland, among others. (pic via @cjzero) pic.twitter.com/EOYhE7bgz2
— Ben Krimmel (@BenKrimmel) August 2, 2019
@rikyrah: You would think this would be obvous. As tens of thousands in the antebellum South showed, including Thomas Jefferson, having sex with a black person is compatible with believing blacks should be property that can be bought, sold and raped with impunity. As Strom Thurmond showed, having sex with a black person is compatible with running for President as a protest against stuff like Truman desegregating the army.
The Trumpsters never do any background checking beyond absolute loyalty to the master. Cause nobody dares to be the bringer of bad news to the master.
Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) Tweeted:
I’ve often read descriptions like “Midwestern, All American type” & I know damn well they dont mean me or my family. We are from Omaha, Nebraska. Dont get more middle America than that. And we’ve been there for over a century ??♀️?? https://t.co/cxYuqIL9Zw https://twitter.com/itsgabrielleu/status/1156965658451558400?s=17
@rikyrah: Kamala is black and female, so of course her enemies will declare her to be angry as well. To right-wingers, any black woman who dares to express justifiable anger in measured tones in Angela Davis.
that’s what The Vault (bka M&T Bank Stadium in Bawlmer Merlin Hon) resounded with on the many occasions when he made a stellar play.
(Srsly, The Best Defensive Back Of His Generation is & always has been his own self, & most all of us Poe’s Crows fans who aren’t bigots love him for it. It’s your day, Ed, savor it!)
@rikyrah: Cy Vance was reelected in 2017 for a four year term. The pressure on him should be to resign. Outside of that it’s 2021 before an opponent against him matters.
@rikyrah: I remember baseball great and Omaha native Bob Gibson caught a lot of flack for titling his autobiography From Ghetto to Glory. But then reality has always gotten in the way of popular sentiment.
@SRW1: The inability of der Trumpenführer’s DNI nominee to pass a background check tells us something, but even when the obvious conclusion is screamed at them, his minions pretend not to hear.
Just crashing in to mention that I updated my post-op medical condition at the bottom of the morning thread. Short version: I’m not quite dead yet.
Thanks to all for your healing thoughts.
Tsunami warning for Indonesia :(
Thanks for the update.
Will continue to send positive thoughts for healing :)
@Steeplejack (phone): Good luck and a speedy recovery.
Because it’s not relevant. The Trump Presidency is white America’s primal whine. Are they getting their way? That is the question that matters to them, not what that way is.
Steve in the ATL
@Steeplejack (phone): damn it—I bet the under!
@rikyrah, @Tom Levenson:
@Steve in the ATL:
¡Bastardo! [Shakes fist.] Ow! [Switches to other arm.]
Re: @Cheryl Rofer:
(This is also a piece of the recent ‘history’ of imaging in the study of glacial movement and changes.)
Kangerlussuaq and the bridge in 2012, in what were then new images of (what was then) high melt, from the Advanced Land Imager on the NASA EO-1 satellite. (The slider compares May 31 2012 to July 12 2012.) https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/78685/flooding-in-kangerlussuaq-greenland
The bridge was wiped out by the flooding and rebuilt.
@Steeplejack (phone): Jeez, I missed that news. Hope you’re feeling OK and taking it a bit easy after the GA. Pretty sure your music is working on your recovery, as music does. And cat purring.
Just like This Train 1996 live
Herbie Hancock & Joni Mitchell – Summertime
Hey, wait a minute, some of those letters are two districts put together.
But on closer inspection, some of those two district letters are made up of two very weirdly shaped districts.
But few made up of two districts, hard to tell if each district is outrage or not.
J R in WV
I noticed that some were two districts too, and felt, not defrauded, but something like that. Sad that there are any districts that could be used for this, tho!!!
Thanks, and thanks for the music. I’ve been listening to Hejira a lot lately, especially “Song for Sharon.” Hypnotic.
ETA: I love that whole album that Joni did with Herbie Hancock.
Actually the Arizona 6th isn’t all that terribly gerrymandered, because Arizona (since a voter initiative in 2001) has an independent non-partisan commission to draw the districts. (and how the R-controlled lege howled and gnashed their teeth about it in 2011) which is why Arizona actually has competitive congressional districts…