Four things to know about the Republican plan to give trillions of dollars to the richest Americans

Corey Robin (previously) wants you to know four things about the Republican plan to add 1.5 trillion dollars to the US debt and transfer trillions more to the richest Americans.

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Cops chase innocent shoplifting suspect into stranger’s house, then storm it with 50-person SWAT team and blow up every room except one

Leo Lech is suing the police in Greenwood, Colorado for storming his house with a 50-person SWAT team because they mistakenly believed that a man who ran into his house (whom Lech didn’t know) had shoplifted a shirt and two belts from Walmart; the police engaged in a 19-hour standoff that led to the near-total destruction of Lech’s house due to the use of “calculated destruction,” a tactic through which explosives are detonated through the house, room by room, to isolate the suspect.

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David Cassidy, 1950-2017

David Cassidy, star of The Partridge Family and a successful singer, died today aged 67.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2r9UtIhOI8M

His publicist JoAnn Geffen confirmed his death, with a statement from his family. “On behalf of the entire Cassidy family, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, our uncle, and our dear brother, David Cassidy. David died surrounded by those he loved, with joy in his heart and free from the pain that had gripped him for so long. Thank you for the abundance and support you have shown him these many years.”

Photo: Allen Warren (cc)

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The Twisty Glass Mini is a classy replacement for rolling papers

If your fingers aren’t dextrous enough for flimsy rolling papers, or you’re just fed up with the gross, laborious process of cleaning your pipe, check out the Twisty Glass Mini, available in the Boing Boing Store.

This smoking accessory fits up to a half gram of plant material at a time. Inside its glass body, it features an innovative corkscrew mechanism that lets you easily eject ash and reload with a twist. Its clever design provides a slower burn with a smaller cherry, as well as five open chambers for extra-smooth hits.

To keep your Twisty Glass Mini safe when not in use, it comes with a pocketable carrying case that has plenty of room for cleaning tools and a lighter. Right now you can pick one up for $39.99 in the Boing Boing Store – and take an extra 15% off when you use coupon code GIFTSHOP15 at checkout.

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Fox host Neil Cavuto tells Trump to start acting like a president

Fox News host Neil Cavuto had a strong message for Trump last night, ending with the line, “Last time I checked, you are the president of the United States. Why don’t you act like it?”

Cavuto was fed up with Trump after this week’s twitter tantrums about LaVar Ball and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ). Cavuto says it’s not about players or senators.

“This is about you and respect shown to you. Constant praise shown to you, and gratitude bordering on groveling shown to you. As president of the The United States, doesn’t that already come with the territory?”

When Fox News starts to call Trump out for what he really is (or isn’t), you know things aren’t looking pretty for POTUS.

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