Month: August 2020

  • Election season: U.S. leader quotes on my mind

    Now more than ever the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption. President James-Garfield, 100th anniversary of Declaration of Independence Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give […]

  • Election season: My re-reading list good to read

    Review: The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion Quasi-Mandatory Voting In the time of Hamilton

  • Election season: Founding Father quotes on my mind

    I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. Thomas Paine (1776) Even mercy, where conquest is the object, is only a trick of war; the cunning of the fox is as murderous as the violence of the wolf. Thomas Paine (1776) The mobs of […]

  • Election season: My re-reading list mandatory

    Illusory Truth Effect : how the frequency of statements influences how accurate we think they are. Puppet Candidates : how candidates claim they create things reserved for Congress. (Bush v Gore) The Enemy’s POV and Ideological Identity : ideology > facts. Even worse, we have arrived where ideology is our identity. Bullshit Curation : “the […]

  • Is MAGA pro-Social Democrat?

    When people use Make America Great Again, the question is often posed as to what period? I often see the assertion to the late 1940s through the 1950s, which was before the removal of segregation. These are not usually MAGA supporters, but let’s hypothetically say this is true. Something that came to mind is this […]

  • Facebook discourages providing sources

    A friend posted an article about a political candidate. I wanted to find a related article and add it to that conversation. So, I opened the browser, got pulled into a couple offline things, found the article, got pulled in a couple other offline directions, and went back to the post. The app refreshed and […]