Our five stories today include a thing about the mental health effects of major disasters, two stories on Donald Trump being a lying liar, happy news about the Hellboy reboot, and a bit on why the Republicans are having such a tough time governing.
Your bonus read for today? Ted Cruz got caught “liking” a porn video on Twitter last night. He blamed it on a staffer, which I’m inclined to believe because we all know Ted Cruz is actually a cockroach in a human suit and probably wouldn’t be rubbing one out to human porn.
In other news, I’m pretty tickled with the news about Daniel Dae Kim and the Hellboy reboot. Daniel Dae Kim was in Lost and Hawaii Five-0 among other things. I’m also slightly disappointed because when I first read the news I didn’t check the photos and thought they meant Daniel Wu, the guy from Into the Badlands, who’s also pretty cool and should definitely be getting more work.
5 Things to Read Today (9/12/17)
The Conversation: The mental health impact of major disasters like Harvey and Irma
“Immediately after a natural disaster, it’s normal to experience fear, anxiety, sadness or shock. However, if these symptoms continue for weeks to months following the event, they may indicate a more serious psychological issue.”
Mother Jones: How Donald Trump Lied to Conceal His Moscow Business Partner
“Donald Trump has told many lies and falsehoods. He’s lied about the Russia scandal. He’s lied about his ties to organized crime. Perhaps he’s lied so much that freshly excavated prevarications don’t register greatly. Yet recent news reports revealing that Trump was pursuing a huge development deal in Moscow in late 2015 and early 2016 show that during the campaign Trump committed a tremendous act of deception.”
New York Magazine: Trump Still Hasn’t Retracted His False Claim That He Saw Muslims Cheering on 9/11
“But Trump’s previous comments on the tragedy undercut his somber tone on Monday. Nearly two years, an Election Night victory, and a presidential inauguration later, Trump has never acknowledged — never mind apologized for — incorrectly and repeatedly claiming to have seen ‘thousands and thousands of people’ cheering the 9/11 terrorist attacks in an area of New Jersey with a ‘large Arab’ community.”
Variety: Daniel Dae Kim to Replace Ed Skrein in ‘Hellboy’ Reboot
“The studio was quick to replace Skrein after the actor exited the film in late August following public backlash, which reignited conversations about whitewashing in Hollywood, over him being cast in a role that was originally an Asian character in the comics.”
FiveThirtyEight: Why Republicans Can’t Govern
“You might think that securing the White House, Senate, House of Representatives and a majority of seats on the Supreme Court would enable a party to practically dictate laws and policy. But so far, unified government hasn’t worked out too well for Republicans.”