Monday, August 15, 2016, 11:52pm

ICYMI: Stuff that happened over the weekend.

Paul Manafort is Donald Trump’s campaign manager and over the weekend we found out that he’s suuuuuper shady. Like, “made money working for Vladimir Putin’s allies” shady. Remember back just before Russia invaded Ukraine and stole Crimea, the Ukrainians were having a big revolution to oust their corrupt president who was buddies with Putin? (If you don’t, here’s a link.) Paul Manafort worked for that corrupt Ukrainian president. Made millions working for the guy.

In other news, Ivanka Trump – the Donald’s daughter – is busy vacationing with Vladimir Putin’s girlfriend. No, really. Honestly, folks, you can’t make this shit up.

The GOP is said to be “nearing a breaking point” with Trump, which is something I’d take a lot more seriously if they hadn’t already “neared a breaking point” with Trump about dozen times before. Seriously, it’s like an abusive relationship over there. I want to get them a councilor. Blink twice if you need help, GOP.

Meanwhile, Brietbart News was so sure the polls were skewed and Trump was actually winning that they commissioned their own poll to prove it. It showed Clinton winning by 5 points.

I’ll give you a minute to finish laughing.

FiveThirtyEight has a great overview of the election, as it stands so far. They go over the polls and numbers and other fiddly election bits in layman’s terms.

Meanwhile, in Milwaukee, there were riots and protesting over a cop shooting an armed black man to death. CNN has an overview that isn’t terrible. You’ll be tempted to say something like “Well, that guy had it coming, he fired on the cops,” or similar, but you’ll want to remember that Milwaukee is one of the most segregated cities in America, and the cops have been crapping all over the black population of Milwaukee forever. It’s not so much that folks are protesting the death of this one particular man as they are the system that’s been shitting on them for decades.

And finally, you remember how that Olympic pool turned green and Rio was all, “We don’t know what’s going on, but it’s totally safe to swim in, we swear”? Turns out, not so much. The lesson here is just don’t have, like, anything to do with water in Rio. Apparently they’re really bad at it.

Okay, now go check out this tiny, wriggly, adorably ticklish puppy.

 

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