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If you've never heard of Dark Brandon memes, Biden's recent successes have really brought out a lot of them.
Popehat did not mince words: "that's go-to-federal-prison stuff"
I try to associate CEQA with Regan whenever I can, hopefully this picture will help remind me.
• Short thread by Andy Zhang about Chinese attitudes towards Taiwan. Oh, btw, Chinese ambassador to France says that they'll be doing 're-education' in Taiwan once they retake it, not exactly appealing for Taiwan. Also, if you're wondering why CCP propaganda is so clumsy and counterproductive, it's because it's honed for an internal audience.
• Aaron Eckhouse had a short thread of examples of horrible problems caused by traffic engineers.
• Chinese internet users are turning to Mastodon, a distributed Twitter style social network in response to heavy censorship on Weibo, although it's still miniscule in comparison. Unfortunately there's no equivalent way to respond to China's crackdown on tourism.