Donkey Feed, August 8, 2018

By Michael Bryan

Welcome back to the Donkey Feed. Those who feel I’m too verbose will be glad to see I have just 7 Arizona stories, 8 national stories, and 5 world stories for you to enjoy today.

But first, I found some cool tools this episode: Native-Land.ca has fantastic interactive maps of the native peoples, territories, and languages of the native peoples of North America and Australia, which I found fascinating and informative; Also interesting is this illuminating (and infuriating) comparison of income inequality in the United States vs. western Europe (this is not “natural” market forces at work, these charts are the result of political choices we have made):

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Arizona:

  • Sacha Baron Cohen gets Joe Arpaio to admit that he would accept oral servicing from Trump and to talk about graphic sex acts; is it a total humiliation (AZCentral) of Arpaio, or is any attention at all (AZCentral) good for him, or does it merely prove he’s mentally unfit for office (Phoenix New Times)?: Crooks and Liars.
  • Kelli Ward melts down and throws a twit-fit over losing The Arizona Republic’s endorsement to Martha McSally: AZCentral.
  • Two men in Arizona have been arrested based on illegal actions taken to foil the QAnon conspiracy (See the National section if you aren’t familiar with QAnon): AZCentral.
  • Arizona State Senator Juan Mendez toured a Southwest Key detention facility and what he saw shocked and disgusted him: USA Today.
  • Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate Deedra Aboud is seeking your vote to take on Martha McSally, you’ll want to hear what she has to say:
  • Arizona Public Service is the largest power supplier in Arizona and they have invested over $7 million in elections for Corporation Commission, which then raised rates that created windfall of over a $100 million for APS; and this isn’t corruption somehow?:  AZCentral.
  • Maricopa County is taking its Joe-Arpaio-immigration-patrol case to the U.S. Supreme Court in hopes of reducing the estimated $120 million bill to taxpayers for Uncle Joe’s racism: AZCentral.

National:

World:

  • The Trump Administration is renewing sanctions against Iran waived under Obama in the wake of the JCPOA; but Europe is doing it’s best to counter (Financial Times) them: Buzzfeed.
  • Liberation Theology still has powerful truths to speak to power, world-wide: Aeon.
  • Iraq is being rocked by a wave of protests this summer; are we seeing the emergence of genuine Iraqi civil society and real people-power?: Informed Comment.
  • National Security Advisor John Bolton (boy, those words make me shudder with fear…) is the latest official to attempt to walk back the expectations set by Trump for the North Korean nuclear “agreement”; he says “”there’s nobody in [t]his administration starry-eyed about the prospects of North Korea actually denuclearizing,” except the President, that is…: Spacewar.
  • The world may be much closer to an unrecoverable climate tipping point than we thought: Truthdig.

 

4 responses to “Donkey Feed, August 8, 2018

  1. Thanks for posting the native american maps! WOW! (and thanks for the donkey feed!!)

  2. Yes, that is an important story. Thanks, Cheri. And thanks for reading BfAZ 🙂

  3. Such a great round up! Thank you for posting these very important stories. Maybe you can add to the list with the fact that Chris Collins (R-NY) and an early Trump backer… just got in huge trouble for fraud and insider trading. Dems would be smart to run against the rampant corruption in the Republican Party… from the top on down, that swamp stinks to high heaven right now. We need to clean house!

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