Weekly Randoms 6/5 - 6/11

- Got baby-drooled on. Which essentially just means it's 9 o'clock these days.

- Pockets of Anti-Sharia Law protesters occurred throughout the country this past week, though there is no evidence of any threat of Sharia Law. Tension's rose as those wanting to stop the xenophobic talk clashed with the protesters. It continues to show the divide deep and dangerous xenophobia we have within this nation.

- Sunday drivers are a thing. They drive with the same sense of urgency as I do of getting out of bed for work on less than 3 hours of sleep.

- In this week of you-just-can't-make-this-stuff-up, Trump has continued to verbally attack London mayor Sadiq Khan for not using inflammatory language to rile up xenophobia following another terrorist attack orchestrated by ISIS. Trump went on to verbally attack United States ally and home of thousands of U.S. troops, Qatar, via twitter, for what else, but to talk more about terrorism. Also, while Comey went under oath to testify on Thursday that he felt pressured by the President to cease the FBI's investigation into his campaign, was asked for his loyalty and tried to defame him after he was terminated. By Friday the FBI brought to the team top legal mind Michael Dreeban to help with the criminal investigation into Trump's possible collusion with Russia. That same day Trump insisted that he'd testify under oath that Comey's testimony was false, while everyone everywhere spit out their drinks laughing so hard at how stupid it was. If someone is listening, for the love of god, please take this guy up on this statement.

- All the while the set-on-lighting-this-country-on-fire House of Representative Republicans continued their assault on all things responsible by voting through bills that would strip down bare minimum banking regulations from the Dodd-Frank bill and healthcare reform that are expected to rip health insurance from 24 million Americans. The healthcare repeal vote in particular comes next week. Follow accordingly.

- Comey also testified that Attorney General Jeff Session, the man that was pressured to recuse himself from the Russia investigation because of his own previous lying testimony about meetings with Russian operatives, was still involved and meddled into the investigation anyway. Including writing a memo recommending Comey's firing. He'll testify this coming Tuesday.

- I would lose my mind if I didn't have satellite radio. Regular radio is garbageeeee.

- It really tripped me out to read recently in a study that statically, the single biggest factor in the massive racial disparity of the incarcerated in this country wasn't the war on crime, or more arrests, or even the percentage of cases convicted, but the frequency of cases brought to trial.

- An estimated 267 more gun deaths this week, as per gunviolencearchive.org. Just another week in the U.S...

- This Yankees team has made it enjoyable to watch them play..something they haven't been the last couple years.

- The wacky snap election in Britain this past week (a weird political loophole) 3 years ahead of time turned out to be a mess for the nation that and has left their prime minister Theresa May with less leverage heading into the beginning of their Brexit negotiations next week. The uncertainty and turmoil by America's likely staunchest ally does not help their standing in the rest of the world.

- Elmo's laugh is the thing of nightmares.

- Puerto Rico voted again for statehood by the United States. This happened a few years back, as well, though the voter turnout was deemed too low then and likely will be this time around, too. Point blank, becoming a state would give the island the ability to apply for bankruptcy and get much needed financial relief to its people, something that is not in the greedy venture capitalists' financial interest, so I won't expect it to happen anytime soon.