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The BBC reported – Cybertruck: Tesla truck gets 150,000 orders despite launch gaffe. The “gaffe” wasn’t. That is how most “bullet-proof glass” reacts to impact. The material is actually layered glass & plastic, with the outer glass providing UV protection and scratch resistance for the plastic and the plastic absorbing the energy of the impact to prevent penetration and holding the glass fragments in place. OTOH, Elon’s cross between a Chevy Vega and a DeLorean is a hatchback without the hatch. The rear bed isn’t long enough for plywood or drywall. That windshield is going to turn the thing into a solar oven in the summer.

Rachel Maddow has Impeachment embroidery: “You can’t promote principled anti-corruption action without pissing off corrupt people.” George Kent, US State Department, January 13, 2019.

Rachel is also reporting that US Intel have briefed the Senate on the Ukraine interference theory: it is Russian agitprop.

A while ago Lindsey Graham compared the Mueller investigation to “a political rectal exam”. You know that’s a nice compact definition of investigating an asshole who is a politician. Thanks, Lindsey 😈

November 26, 2019   10 Comments