We just found out the Texas Observer is shutting down this week. Unfortunately, we found out via our friends at @texastribune.

It's been an absolute pleasure interacting with everyone in the Fediverse as the Texas Observer, and we'll miss you.

They should ban maps of the US because Florida looks like a penis

@LoneLocust We finally upgraded ours from a useless rattle-trap landlord special contraption that barely rinsed anything, and yeah, the new one is so quiet we can barely tell it's on.

Veterans of the Battle of Iwo Jima lay a ceremonial wreath during the 78th Reunion of Honor ceremony on the Japanese island today.

The fact that approximately 6 million Jews were murdered by the Nazi regime during World War II is well-known to educated Americans. Much less well-known are the facts of Roma persecution during World War II. Historians estimate that between 250,000 and 500,000 Romani people were systematically murdered by the German regime, out of a prewar European population of perhaps 1 million.


Meanwhile, let's check in on the revised FL school history books...

Elon and the Goons spent the past four months working to identify the best, most critical, most TECHNICAL workers at the company, and now the result is that links don't work when you click them

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Cullen scuttled as Az state health chief as Republicans blast Pima's pandemic measures tucsonsentinel.com/local/repor
Despite a "mountain of expertise," Dr. Theresa Cullen will not lead the Arizona Department of Health Services after Gov. Hobbs withdrew her nomination Tuesday. Cullen was blasted by Republican legislators for measures Pima County took during the COVID pandemic.

Elon tweeted this, and then a few hours later respond to a literal fake news site. How pray tell are people supposed to learn about things that happen outside their direct observation and experience other than through “the press?” Just look for some local people you don’t know who are tweeting about something and then “do your own research?”


We gotta make a decision
Land tonight or probably get blown away

Another right-wing member of Congress with a (partially) fictional resume. Not as egregious as Santos, but still pretty flagrant.


I'd like to see a foundation fund an organized crowdsourcing of resume checks of every candidate for Congress.

After Ducey's container wall dismantled, enviro groups push for remediation on border tucsonsentinel.com/local/repor
After state contractors dismantled the last sections of Arizona's ad-hoc border barrier in the Coronado National Forest last week, environmental groups continue to press for remediation efforts in the protected landscape.

As Tucson's Jones Photo closes doors, film processor Gary Kittell remembers his 61-year career tucsonsentinel.com/local/repor
Vacation snapshots. Family portraits. Romantic landscapes of the desert Southwest. For most of the last 61 years, Gary Kittell has cared for thousands upon thousands of photographs as a film processor and developer for Jones Photo, which closed its doors last week.

@billyjoebowers @TucsonSentinel

Not in the story: My father was a pro photographer in Wisconsin in the 70s & 80s. He sent his stuff to Jones for processing, years before anybody in the family set foot in Tucson.

Man ruining Twitter upset that his ruining of Twitter is harming how much people want to interact with him platformer.news/p/elon-musk-fi

lol well here it is... elon is now using twitter as his personal megaphone and is dissatisfied that his tweets are getting less reach now.

that's the last straw for me. downloading my data and deleting my account. Rest in Peace to twitter 1.0, before it was shit. 2.0 can suck it.


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