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V.25 No.46 | 11/17/2016

The Daily Word in the Fight for $15, Steve Bannon being racist, and Kanye being Kanye

I want the "George Bush hates black people" Kanye back

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Tens of thousands of workers at airports and fast food restaurants are planning a massive strike after Thanksgiving as part of the Fight for $15 minimum wage movement. There will be strikes at 20 different airports, including O'Hare in Chicago and Newark Liberty in New Jersey.

Donald Trump's selection for chief White House Strategist and white nationalist Steve Bannon says he's not a white nationalist. This is the same guy who said there's too many Asians in Silicon Valley.

The Israeli government has announced plans to demolish Umm al-Hiran, a Bedouin village in the country's southern Negev region that is home to Palestinian citizens of Israel. At least 30 residents will be displaced.

Mike Pence went to go see Hamilton performed in New York over the weekend. The cast took the opportunity to deliver a message to the vice-president-elect about how many of them were immigrants and children of immigrants, and asked him to consider them and their lives in his administration. Which Donald Trump, of course, took as a personal attack.

Kanye has been extra Kanye-ish this week. Ugh.

The Daily Word in Surveillance, Shadow Art and the Monster at the End of the Tweet

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Check out artist Vincent Bal creates cool drawings out of the shadows of everyday objects. Weird.

Some college kids came up with a solution to the fake Facebook news in 36 hours. (Too bad some whistleblowers already told the press that Facebook's "trending news" stories were chosen by people, not algorithms, meaning they don't actually give a shit about fake news.)

Grover had a public freakout when he heard there was a monster on twitter. (Spoiler: The monster was Grover.)

Our buddies over the pond have just seen the most extensive surveillance bill passed in the West: The Investigatory Powers Act. I guess there's always a bigger brother out there.

Batman kicked a field goal at the Memphis-Cincinnati game. He's the kicker Cincinnati deserves, but not the one it needs right now.

The "Hamilton" cast delivered a message to Vice President-Elect Mike Pence following a performance where the audience booed him.

V.25 No.42 | 10/20/2016

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The Daily Word in dams, birthdays and dam birthdays

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VP hopeful Mike Pence visited the Duke City today. Then, he split.

Isleta Pueblo and the Federal Government have resolved a long standing dispute over a dam on pueblo land.

Happy Birthday Lux Interior (RIP)!

Happy Birthday ... Elephant Butte Dam! The dam was the largest concrete structure in the world when completed in 1916.

A major hack affected users of Twitter, Netflix and other popular websites.


Donald Trump cannot tell a joke. Probably can't dance, act or sing either so there go his vaudeville dreams.

There is a new bike lock that emits a chemical that causes vomiting if it is cut.

The British government is granting automatic pardons—no need to apply—to men convicted of criminal homosexuality.

V.25 No.40 | 10/06/2016

The Daily Word in "locker room talk," Hurricane Matthew, and the Standing Rock camp

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The second presidential debate of the year was last night. It was town hall-style debate, where voters were present to ask the two candidates questions. Today, the internet seems to have decided who won the debate after all: Ken Bone, the man in the red sweater.

Last week, some recordings of Trump making lewd comments about women were released, to nobody's surprise. Trump's running mate, Mike Pence, denounced these comments but said that he won't drop out of the campaign. He called getting tapped for the VP spot the "greatest honor" of his life.

Oh, and by the way -- professional athletes are pissed that Trump keeps defending/side-stepping his lewd statements by calling it "locker room talk." That's not how locker rooms work, my dude.

Fuck Columbus Day. Happy Indigenous People's Day.

The indigenous protectors camped at Sacred Stone in North Dakota protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline are now being watched and patrolled by the Morton County Sheriff's Office. The peaceful protestors have already met the brunt of North Dakota's private and state-funded security forces. If this doesn't look like exactly history repeating itself, I don't know what does.

The death toll in Haiti and the southeast US is climbing due to flooding from Hurricane Matthew. Urgent rescue efforts are underway in North Carolina, after severe flooding forced people to their rooftops.

V.25 No.33 | 8/18/2016
News City
Robert Maestas

Newscity

Meow Wolf Evacuated

Bomb scare evacuates Meow Wolf, a police officer is killed in Hatch and Mike Pence campaigns in N.M.
V.25 No.28 | 07/14/2016
Lord Voldemort

Indiana's Joyous Goodbye to Mike Pence

Anticipating greater tragedies to come

As a native Hoosier, I feel like I am in the unique position to express both sadness that the hateful, enemy-of-all-women Mike Pence will (presumably) be Donald Trump's running mate in the 2016 election, but also great joy that he will be out of my home state and ceasing to make us look bad. Being saddled with the dying city of Gary is bad enough.

As Samantha Bee said, "Indiana hates Mike Pence as much as Indiana Jones hates snakes." And it's true. The Indiana Governor is so out-of-touch that in a 1999 op-ed he wrote that Disney's Mulan was a ploy to get women to enlist in the military, describing it as "mischievous liberal propaganda." About as mischievous as, say, trying to mandate funerals for aborted fetuses. Pence also claimed in a 2001 essay that "despite the hysteria from the political class and the media, smoking doesn't kill. In fact, two out of every three smokers does not die from a smoking related illness." Meaning: one in three smokers does die from a smoking related illness, which seems like a pretty high number to me, but you know, I'm not in line for the presidency or anything.

In summary: Mike Pence is somehow even crazier than other notable, absolutely out-of-their-mind Indiana natives like both Michael and La Toya Jackson and Axl Rose. Hands down zanier and more of a bigot than Red Skelton.

We don't have the best legacy in Indiana, but we do have Plan-It-X records, Bloomington and Indianapolis, the Hoosier National Forest and Clifty Falls State Park, Larry Bird and Brendan Frasier.

That Mike Pence will be added to Indiana's legacy, instead of written from history as the terrible, bumbling governor he is, is a regional tragedy, and sadly,on track to become a national one.