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- Tammy Duckworth: Biden’s possible number two becomes public enemy one
Hump-day. Tee-hee. Overnight, we’ve seen Kentucky the latest location for needless bloodshed, an Australian face a Balinese court and a cookbook split the moral palate.
Kentucky rings in the first fatal school shooting of 2018.
Unfortunately, it seems we’re set to have that discussion once more, the one where the world (and especially us) open our palms with blank faces, eyebrows pointing at the change we’ve seen since Port Arthur. Overnight, the first school shooting of 2018 (which has a grim, familiar ring to it, almost like a tradition) occurred, as one student, with the application of a handgun turned the hallways of the Marshall County High School into a location we’ll never visit, but forever know.
Kentucky school shooting comes one day after a school shooting in Texas. https://t.co/CDjWTUu2iw
— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 23, 2018
As for what we know so far, the perpetrator of the acts is alive, in police custody and not a day beyond 15 years old. The medium of the violence was a handgun, leaving two dead and injuring seventeen others. More as this story comes to light, but the rhetoric from the remainder will be the same, and remain it should.
Australian man to face Balinese jail over drug charges.
Elsewhere in extremely familiar rhetoric news, we have another Australian facing a Balinese jail on drugs charges. A Brisbane fellow, Joshua James Baker, is facing the Corby stretch after customs officers discovered the devil’s lettuce and a handful of diazepam tablets.
The lawyers of Baker claim that he uses the substances to treat his paranoid schizophrenia. Prosecutors claim that Mr Baker has no prescription for diazepam, and are rather curious as to where he bought the marijuana.
Baker’s defence team will have the chance to present their case on January 30. And, at the risk of editorialising, and I’m not saying he’s guilty, but the Australian in a Balinese jail is something that is necessary to the background of our lives. Like the first cut lawn of summer, or the last promises to never drink again. ‘Straya.
Australian man Joshua James Baker, who has been accused of bringing drugs into Bali, is unfit to stand trial due to his rapidly deteriorating mental health, an Indonesian court has heard https://t.co/Qpl1IUTcbb
— The Sydney Morning Herald (@smh) January 23, 2018
Stock cooking book tastes poor on flavoursome cover.
There’s an obvious gender roles undertone here, but let us not participate. It’s just a cookbook cover. That being said, the world of the stock photo is a puzzling one. Yes, it’s a place that echoes the microcosm of accepted gender rules by the populace, you know, because it has to sell stuff, but I’m forever enthralled by the lives of those who twist their limbs to bring life to something as soulless as a food blender.
these poor women pic.twitter.com/MeVjZvpyb1
— Mike, but Trying to Be Less Furious All The Time (@mikerugnetta) January 22, 2018
Look at their dull/vibrant faces. Do these two strangers proudly point at this image as an indicator of their jobs very well done? Or do they not care, and it’s a hedonistic free-for-all akin to the last days of Rome. But with easily blended grape smoothies, obvs.
The Top 5 Tweets from Overnight
someone call Lou Bega, this followup hit writes itself pic.twitter.com/hYP9Uw3Hg4
— dan mentos (@DanMentos) January 23, 2018
— Kevin Roose (@kevinroose) January 23, 2018
It’s only now settling in. Wow.
Emily & I met when she heckled me at a comedy show in the back of a diner in 2006. We wrote a movie about it & 12 years later we’re nominated for an Oscar.
I will never get over this. https://t.co/iaFN8mq7iu
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) January 23, 2018
Oh oh not everyone is impressed with this halter training malarkey! pic.twitter.com/4sYJamSQsk
— Barnacre Alpacas (@BarnacreAlpacas) January 22, 2018
me aggressively liking my mutuals’ tweets knowing damn well they all have me muted and want me dead pic.twitter.com/Su1riQhmAS
— t (@gloomsboys) January 22, 2018