Midday open thread: A jackass, a problem, and a new job

Today’s comic by Jen Sorensen is The house is too damn big:

Jackass:

A Connecticut judge could impose penalties on InfoWars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on Tuesday, after Jones aired a show where he punched a picture of an attorney representing Sandy Hook families and called the lawyer a “pimp.” […]

While sitting next to his own attorney, Norm Pattis, Jones accused Mattei without evidence of planting child porn on InfoWars’s servers.

“Total war!” Jones said. “You want it, you got it! I’m not into kids like your Democratic Party, you cocksuckers! So get ready!”

Ugh:

Local organizations have struggled to dispose of 70 dead gray whales that have washed up along America’s West Coast. Now, a federal agency is turning to private property owners for help.

The tragic die-off is the highest in 20 years. Scientists believe most of the massive animals are starving to death and speculate that it’s because food sources are vanishing in the dramatically warmer waters triggered by climate change.

Officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are asking landowners to volunteer space to simply allow the mammals to decompose over time.

Is anyone trying to stop them?

Don’t you wish those long summer days could last forever? An island in northern Norway is campaigning to do just that.

With the Northern Hemisphere’s summer solstice just around the corner on June 21, Sommarøy — meaning “Summer Island” — wants to swap its watches for flower garlands and declare itself the world’s first time-free zone.

Need a job?

Reynolds Wrap is looking for someone to travel across the United States in search of the tastiest ribs. If the savory barbecue wasn’t enough, they’re also handing out a $10,000 check to go along with it. […]

The person chosen will travel across the country for the first two weeks of August in search of the best barbecue in America. Along the way, the CGO will be in charge of posting photos, grilling techniques and other multimedia on the company’s website and social media channels.

On today’s Kagro in the Morning show: It turns out there’s no slowdown in Congressional impeachment interest after all. Because what’s the point of being in a powerless Congress? Today we fill in the gaps in that “take care” clause discussion, because it, too, argues for impeachment.

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