Wednesday Link-Off: Quick Hits

Tomorrow and Friday is review day this week. We’ll have a couple of Game of Thrones reviews. One will be the TV show review that’s on Fridays of Ice and Fire. Tomorrow, it’s a look at Episode Three of Telltale’s Game of Thrones game. Maybe it should have been Game of Thrones week here on the blog. Mind you, we’d probably get a lot of hits if we did daily GoT content during the season.

Anyway, it’s time for us to do Wednesday’s links. Continuing our photos from Cannes, here’s Irina Shayk.

The Baltimore riots weren’t really about one person dying in police custody. It was the result of an ongoing pattern of police violence that we’ve seen in the news time and time again. (Rolling Stone)

Bad news for America’s political right. Americans are starting to lean back to the left and are more open about identifying as liberals. While President Obama might have started this trend, he won’t be around to reap the benefits. (Washington Post)

Not helping matters for the GOP is that a former Republican Senator has some pretty damning things to say about the party’s legal challenge to Obamacare. (The New Republic)

Remember the old George Carlin bit where he goes “and now they’re coming for your social security money?” He turned out to be way more right than we all could have imagined. (Salon)

Justin Trudeau may have just committed political suicide before his first election. In backing the Harper Government’s so-called Anti-Terror legislation, Trudeau  (The Independent)

The Irish just became the first country to legalize gay marriage through a popular vote. Naturally, the Catholic Church feels this is their failing rather than the changing sense and sensibilities of the people. (Yahoo News)

The current next big thing in fantasy sports is single-day fantasy leagues. But are these games really fantasy sports or are they gambling under a different name. (Think Progress)

Not many people in football are willing to stand up against Sepp Blatter. Then again, not many people in football are Diego Maradona. (Daily Telegraph)

The saga of Johnny Depp and his dogs isn’t over. The actor faces up to 10 years in prison for violating Australian quarantine laws for foreign flora and fauna. That maximum penalty is just political grandstanding, as is this whole affair, but at least celebrities aren’t getting blatant preferential treatment. (People)

Since I mentioned it earlier, here’s some George Carlin.

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