EMAIL BLAST: Comedian Louis CK comes for Trump: “Please stop it with voting for Trump,” C.K. writes. “It was funny for a little while. But the guy is Hitler. And by that I mean that we are being Germany in the ’30s. Do you think they saw the sh-t coming? Hitler was just some hilarious and refreshing dude with a weird comb over who would say anything at all.”
GET OUT: Trump tells Rubio to leave the race: “Marco Rubio had a very, very bad night and personally I’d call for him to drop out of the race,” Trump said. “I think it’s probably time.” Rubio’s campaign said Trump is scared of Florida: “Trump’s history as a con artist is being exposed,” said spokesman Alex Conant. “Trump knows that Marco has the momentum in Florida and is afraid because he knows losing those 99 delegates to Marco will be a turning point in this race.”
2016 ELECTION: Donald Trump broke the debate rules last week, and everyone let it slide: “Donald Trump consulted with his campaign manager during the first commercial break at Thursday night’s Republican debate, violating ground rules from Fox News stating that candidates would not be allowed to have contact with their campaigns, rival campaign sources told CNNMoney.”
ROME: Thousands protest for gay rights: “Protesters carried banners that read ‘We want equality’ and sported the gay pride rainbow on their faces, with one man naked apart from a cardboard fig leaf with the words “civil unions” on it. Activists say the bill, which had to be cut back to the bare bones to pass in the senate and is now being examined in the lower house, is only a small step towards securing rights for homosexual families.They are particularly angry over the scrapping of a clause which would have allowed gay people to adopt their partners’ biological children – a proposal the prime minister, Matteo Renzi, was forced to dump under Catholic pressure.
— Tiziana Piedimonte ﻥ (@TizianaPied) March 6, 2016
UPCOMING VOTE: Kokomo, Indiana to vote on LGBT protections on Monday: “The Kokomo Common Council is scheduled to vote Monday on extending protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens. That proposal would also bar discrimination based on a person’s marital status, age or veteran status.”
MATHEMATICS: Researchers believe they have pinned down the identity of Banksy: “Scientists have applied a type of modeling used to track down criminals and map disease outbreaks to identify the graffiti artist, whose real name has never been confirmed. The technique, known as geographic profiling, is used by police forces to narrow down lists of suspects by calculating from multiple crime sites where the offender most likely lives. The researchers used the location of 140 Banksy artworks in London and Bristol, western England. Writing in the Journal of Spatial Science, they said the artworks ‘are associated with sites linked to one prominent candidate’ — Robin Gunningham, previously named in media reports as Banksy.”
SPACE: SpaceX had another try landing its reusable rocket on a drone ship at sea, but it crashed. Video of the landing shows the feed cutting out just as the rocket approaches the pad:
— Mashable News (@MashableNews) March 4, 2016
READING ROOM: Larry Kramer’s 10 favorite books.
REDESIGNING: Marc Jacobs talks to The Guardian: My relationship with fashion has always been that each of us stars in our own movies and costumes ourselves to play the part we want. You take blouses and jeans and dresses, and you put them together and they tell your story.” This is especially potent for people who feel they don’t fit in, or that the jeans or dress laid out for them doesn’t reflect who they really are. In October 2012, Lana Wachowski, director of the Matrix films, gave an emotional and candid account of her transgender experience in an acceptance speech for the Human Rights Campaign’s Visibility award, in which she spoke of feeling “that I am broken, that there is something wrong with me, that I will never be lovable.” The speech resonated with Jacobs, because, “while I didn’t have that particular experience – I never had any kind of gender confusion – I knew from a very early age that I was gay. And so at nine years old I felt like I was different from the other boys. I didn’t want to play sports or roll in the mud eating worms, or whatever. I wanted to make ceramics and embroider my jeans and go shopping for back-to-school clothes. My parents never, ever taught me that one skin colour was better than another or a particular sexual preference made me normal– and yet when I was with the other kids, I just knew that I was different. That was hard. That’s where I had such a connection to what Lana was saying.”
WEEKLY ADDRESS: President Obama discusses the American Spirit of Innovation:
SUNDAY STUD: Model and blogger Dan Rodrigues.