'Trump is a predator' / Rooftop strip shows / 'Disco Demolition' revisited

‘TRUMP IS A PREDATOR.’ MTV commentator Ana Marie Cox says former FBI boss James Comey’s Senate testimony about President Trump’s behavior justifies the conclusion “We elected a sexual predator to the highest office in the land, and he is continuing to act like one.”

Eric Zorn: When Comey admitted he was “cowardly” in private with Trump, he was right.
 The Onion:Trump Asks Entire Senate To Clear Out Of Chamber So He Can Speak To Comey Alone.”
In his first response to Comey’s testimony, Trump calls him “a leaker.”
And his lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, says he’ll accordingly file a complaint against Comey.
AV Club copyedits Kasowitz.
Most-tweeted moment of the hearings? Sen. John McCain’s bizarre questioning of Comey.
Disputed by Comey, The New York Times stands by its reporting on the Trump campaign’s Russian connections.
Comey’s view of reporters: “Seagulls at the beach.”
Daily Beast: Five clues Comey left behind.
And now, T-shirts reading “Lordy, I Hope There Are Tapes.”

U.K. SHOCKER. Prime Minister Theresa May’s bid to consolidate control over Parliament has backfired spectacularly.
But she’ll apparently retain her seat through a deal with a small but growing anti-gay, pro-creationist party.
Some see the upset leader, Jeremy Corbyn, “the most left-wing leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party in decades,” as the “British Bernie Sanders.”
… And Sanders is “delighted” at Corbyn’s showing.
Commentary in The Guardian: “Corbyn and his team … changed British politics for good.”
… And they’ve tossed negotiations over Britain’s exit from the European Union “into political chaos.”

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‘SHUT UP SLAVE! DO NOT TALK TO ME!’ A hateful rant and a punch in the eye have led to the arrest of a Chicago man upset that a fellow Starbucks customer spilled coffee on him.
Cook County’s new sweetened beverage tax will probably also include juice boxes, Gatorade and Red Bull.

ROOFTOP STRIP SHOWS. The Sun-Times reports strippers are routinely performing for inmates at the downtown Metropolitan Correctional Center from the roof of the parking garage across the street.
Beyonce’s “dance captain” is offering classes for all ages this weekend in Chicago.

YOUR WEEKEND IS READY. It’s a festival of festivals.
Get ready to argue over this New York Times list of “The 25 Best Films of the 21st Century. So Far.”

‘DISCO DEMOLITION’ REVISITED. Opening today at the Elmhurst History Museum: A free retrospective on the night in 1979 when chaos broke out at Comiskey Park during an anti-disco demonstration overseen by DJ Steve Dahl. (Photo: Paul Natkin.)
Taylor Swift is getting back together with music streaming services.

‘THE BEST DEAL IN ONLINE STORAGE’ IS DEAD. Amazon’s unlimited-data backup for $59.99/year is going away. If you’re on that plan, saddle up for some deletin’.
Amazon’s giant new fulfillment center in Romeoville aims to employ more than 8,000 people by next year.
 University of Illinois professors say they can make phone batteries last longer and explode less.

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