Happy Friday! Where to start, where to start? How about a Political Parrots teaser?
While there are questions about what President Trump’s transition team knew and when – now we know what Vice President Pence is busy working on. By the way “transition team” is code for Vice President Mike Pence. Bloomberg
Speaking of Pence…Did Sixpence None the Richer write the most 90’s song ever?
Breaking News: Baby Booms are more entitled than…well…everybody. Here’s the proof. Marketwatch
Did the Great Recession divide the Millennial generation? The StarTribune thinks so.
Now you too can avocado-toast shame your Millennial wife. USA Today
Student loan shenanigans, the auto industry is reeling and Goldman Sachs puts out a dire warning this week:
The Department of Education estimates that more than eight million federal student loan borrowers have entered default — described as failing to make payment on their debts for at least 12 months. Marketwatch
NPR looks at U.S. Government Officials Playing Hardball On Student Loan Defaults.
Ford Motor will cut 10% of it’s salaried workers and auto sales dropped nearly 5 percent in the first quarter of 2017. CBS News asks, Why?
Goldman Sachs says that a “correction”, which is code word for everyone loses shit or a collapse of housing prices – is most likely to happen in 4 countries over the next 5 to 8 quarters.
Pop Goes the Culture:
Soundgarden’s first show was with a New York band called Three Teens Kill Four; its second was with the Melvins and Hüsker Dü. Sadly, with the passing of Chris Cornell there won’t be another show for Soundgarden. Kim Neely interviewed Cornell and bandmates for Rolling Stone in 1992 – and it’s a nostalgic walk down memory lane – drenched in PBR, flannel and rock and roll.
Another reason why sports ball stadiums are a bad idea:
Publicly Funded, Billionaire Handouts, Easy Political Gimmick , and Slave Labor. Seriously, fuck the World Cup. Deadspin.com
As if you needed another reason to hate Big-Pharma – they’re infiltrating daytime soap operas…for marketing purposes of course. Vox.com
Star Trek is coming back to small screen:
Remember that crazy guy from the GOP Convention last summer? No, the other one. Nope, not that one. David Clarke is now (apparently/presumably ((Assuming his ties to Russia don’t come to light in the next 7-10 days)) joining the Department of Homeland Security. Here is a list of horrible incidents connected to him. Fusion
Can former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn ignore a congressional subpoena? Vice.com
The creator of fake news has died. The Ringer
Larry Wilmore talks to Bernie Sanders and asks: Is the Democratic Party a progressive party? The Ringer
News From The Front:
Nathan Bowe asks: Is child care, child protection getting lost in political dust? Dl-Online.com
Now relax and watch: