The News: Friday, June 9, 2023

leftovers & links
Friday, June 9, 2023

News you need,
whether you know it or not

New York prisons may have effectively banned journalism behind bars 

Human Rights Campaign declares a state of emergency for LGBTQ+ people in the United States 

Saudi crown prince buys PGA Tour – and control of golf in North America 

Golf was already dead to me, but now it's deader.

"Enough is enough" — Australian PM throws support behind movement to free Julian Assange 

Reddit lied about negotiations, and I have it on tape, says creator of app now forced to shut down 

Peacemaker gets a street named after him 

Archaeologists discover Atlantis 

Canadian wildfires lead to historic U.S. air quality event supercharged by climate change 

Grim future for coral reefs around the world 

Earth's land is drying as it warms, but it is not clear how dry is too dry 

Cop fired for swindling $2-million from elderly dementia patient gets his job back 

Police say former deputy sheriff masturbated in parking lot of ice cream shop 

L.A. Sheriff's Deputies arrested a trans activist for robbery; video tells a completely different story

Judge tosses hundreds of convictions tied to N.Y.P.D. officers accused of misconduct

N.Y.P.D. anti-crime units still stopping people illegally, report shows 

Former officer facing reckless homicide has been charged in Ohio before 

Deputies suspended after ignoring inmate's fatal medical emergency 

Stop politicizing the weather, says Republican Congressman whose state is under an air quality warning 

Pence says we must "restore confidence in equal treatment under the law in this country" by not indicting Trump 

Republicans demand records from investigators of Trump lies 

Huckabee ditches Chick-fil-A, pledges allegiance to Popeye's 

Jordan further weaponizes his subcommittee on the weaponization of the gov't to chill speech

Tucker Carlson's Twitter show opens with an anti-Semitic fanfare 

Mystery links
There's no knowing where you're going


My browser history
without the porn

April Fool's on the radio 

My life as a waitress 

No straights at Pride Night 

What did Johnny Appleseed really do? 

When workers pushed to unionize, Ben & Jerry's chilled 

♫♬  It don't mean a thing  ♫
if it don't have that swing

Bonanza — Lorne Greene 

It Isn't Nice -—Malvina Reynolds 

Let the Sunshine In — Hair 

Ring of Fire — Johnny Cash 

Trains — Al Stewart 

Eventually, everyone
leaves the building

Marlene Clark 

Pat Cooper 

Ian Hacking 

The Iron Sheik

nostreboR taP 

George Winston 

Harald zur Hausen


Cranky Old Fart is annoyed and complains and very occasionally offers a kindness, along with anything off the internet that's made me smile or snarl. All opinions fresh from my ass. Top illustration by Jeff Meyer. Click any image to enlarge. Comments & conversations invited.  

Tip 'o the hat to ye olde AVA, BoingBoing, Breakfast at Ralf's, CaptCreate's Log, Looking for My Perfect Sandwich, One Finger Medical, Two Finger Magical, Miss Miriam's Mirror, Nebulously Burnished, RanPrieur.com, Voenix Rising, and anywhere else I've stolen links, illustrations, or inspiration. 

Special thanks to Linden Arden, Becky Jo, Wynn Bruce, Joey Jo Jo, John the Basket, Dave S, Name Withheld, and always extra special thanks to my lovely late Stephanie, who gave me 21 years and proved that the world isn't always shitty.

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