Lunchtime links Friday, 20 October 2017 13:00:28 CDT David-Braverman Chicago, Entertainment, General, Personal, Politics, Weather (0) Too much to read today, especially during an hours-long download from our trips over the past two weeks. So I'll come back to these: The CIA recently fired Lulu, a black Lab, because she didn't want to sniff for bombs after all. But more seriously: Josh Marshall calls out White House Chief of Staff for making the detestable argument that an attack on the President is an attack on the troops. Alex Shepard at New Republic just shakes his head sadly. London is running adverts aimed at cleaning up its air quality. Former president George W. Bush yesterday gave a speech that took a swipe at Trumpism. Good for him. Still, Trump has the best cabinet ever. Back home, the Chicago River ran backward—er, forward—into Lake Michigan, which might be a symptom of anthropogenic climate change. Deeply Trivial writes about the #MeToo movement and victim-blaming. A La Niña pattern is shaping up which should bring normal temperatures but above-normal precipitation to Chicago this winter. Joy. (At least it will be weak and short-lived.) It turns out, no one wants to buy ugly McMansions in the Western suburbs of Chicago. Finally, over last weekend, XKCD posited a takeover of the U.S. by graphic designers. Lunch break is over.