Last night, author, spiritualist, and lover Marianne Williamson captivated America during night two of the Democratic primary debates. Her policies and declarations entranced a nation, and it seemed at times like she was operating on a different astral plane. She reminded me of another brave thinker: Hideo Kojima, creator of Metal Gear Solid, the blockbuster stealth-action video-game series. Metal Gear mixes complex geopolitical military situations with, like, nuclear mechs and psychic troops — much like Williamson mixes presidential politics with … crystals. Anyway, they have more in common than you’d think.
Marianne Williamson or Metal Gear Solid?
The task is simple. Determine whether the quotes below are from Democratic presidential primary candidate Marianne Williamson, or a character from Hideo Kojima's Metal Gear Solid video-game series.
Yes! Williamson said this last night, challenging President Donald Trump and promising to defeat him with love.
No! This is not a line from Metal Gear Solid.
Yeah, duh. It's Otacon from the original Metal Gear Solid, of course!
Not Marianne, but very much in the Marianne vein.
Yes, this is Skull Face from Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, the guy who wanted to steal ... language? Weird game.
Not Marianne, but the Dems could still stand to hammer this messaging a little more.
Yes! Williamson promised to throw down with the prime minister of New Zealand.
No! Although New Zealand or the United States would be a better place to raise a child than Outer Heaven.
This means that we’re unlikely to see Trump’s taxes before the election
🚨In the congressional subpoena cases, by a 7–2 vote, the Supreme Court rules that Congress DOES have the power to subpoena Trump’s financial records—but sends the cases down for the lower courts to more carefully assess “separation of powers concerns.” https://t.co/FLpcA1m0Vz
Pete Williams making an important point right now on @MSNBC: the ruling today re: Vance doesn’t mean the *public will see Trump’s tax returns. This decision relates to the returns being sent to a grand jury (which is private).
Gorsuch helps deliver a big win to Native Americans
First #SCOTUS opinion: Much of Oklahoma remains Indian country and “only the federal government, not the state, may prosecute Indians for major crimes committed in Indian country.” 5-4, with Gorsuch joining the liberals.https://t.co/jP0G5iYF4q
Robert Redfield: CDC won’t be revising school guidelines but will provide “additional information.” “Our guidelines are our guidelines, but we are going to provide additional reference documents to aid basically communities that are trying to open K-through-12s,” Redfield on ABC
Spoke w/ CDC Director Robert Redfield in a small gaggle of reporters. He said he, CDC & Pres Trump are totally “aligned” on what needs to happen next. I asked, if you’re so aligned, why is the president lashing out at CDC on Twitter? Redfield sort of shrugged & didn’t answer.
Never mind actually fighting the virus, let’s just open everything
NEWS: The White House plans to issue its own guidelines for the reopening of schools because officials now say the ones released earlier this summer by the Centers for Disease Control are too restrictive, a senior administration official tells @carolelee and @PeterAlexander