Here’s the text of Pres. Obama’s farewell address.

Read it here. Read the fact-checked version here. While Pres. Obama was going high, I was going low, answering Irma from North Carolina, a Trump supporter who suggested I buy a ticket to any foreign country: Ha ha ha ha ha and ha. See the news tonight? Russia has been helping Trump for at last five years. …

Some North Carolina teachers were arrested

They’d walked 20 miles to talk to N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory, who was indisposed. Fourteen of them were arrested when they blocked traffic. Read the comments from the teachers and parents, and why they walked. They’re damn inspiring. Here’s more on the organizing group, Organize 2020.

So this porn site took matters in hand…

…as it were. So a porn sight (see above) decided to block the entire state of North Carolina after that state passed one of those obnoxiously illegal laws that — well, just read this. It’s too depressing to synopsize. From the porn site: We are appalled by the recent events that have transpired in North Carolina. We have …

Christians act like Christians, and neighbors get mad.

So a North Carolina church has been housing the homeless, and the neighbors aren’t happy — though the church has been performing this act of grace for a year and a half. You can learn more here. Or, if you fancy original sources, you can go here. And thanks, Cynical, for the link. And yes, neighbors …

From the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut: A prayer service at 1 p.m. today

This from our friends at the coalition: The Muslim Coalition of Connecticut together with the Islamic centers in the Greater Hartford area wish to express our profound sadness and deepest condolences to the families of Deah Barakat, age 23, his wife of one month Yusor Abu-Salha, age 21, and her sister Razan Abu Salha, age …

If the truth is uncomfortable…

…make it illegal. The North Carolina General Assembly has proposed a bill that would make it illegal for scientists to predict what could happen to sea levels (Check your maps. North Carolina is a coastal state.) should climate change continue. (A state-appointed committee has already said the sea could rise one meter by 2100.) And …