Monthly Archives: June 2016

Trump Calls Warren Pocahontas–Again!

After all the idiocy and racism that Trump has already spewed at the “Mexican” judge, I felt reasonably certain that the Republican Party leaders had finally gotten through to him: he needs to use a teleprompter and stop the racist … Continue reading

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Obama’s Cool Head vs. Trump’s Hot Head

He has overcome–with a cool head. What a contrast with Trump. Below is a great paragraph, written by David Maraniss in the Durango Herald, describing President Obama’s cool-headed temperament. I especially like how Maraniss concludes his paragraph by noting Obama’s … Continue reading

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The Simulation Argument: The Probability of Wetware vs. Dry Wire in Light of What You Think Will Happen in the Future

If you think it’s highly likely we’ll be able to simulate reality to the point where it’s completely indistinguishable from actual reality (say, 400 years from now), then we’re probably already living in a simulation. Really. Just as a matter … Continue reading

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Is The New Tarzan Movie Racist?

_____ The Harry Potter director, David Yates, has a Tarzan film coming out July 1st, and I’m guessing I’ll see it, but I’m also thinking about race with regard to it: why is Tarzan always white? The recently departed Muhammad … Continue reading

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Trump Mocks A Disabled Man–And Children Notice

When Donald Trump mocked a reporter with disabilities, it was ugly. But now the ads are coming like the one below. It’s karma time. How does one vote for a racist who shows contempt for a man with the same … Continue reading

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Trump Hearts Racists–And Alex Jones

Who will be cheering for Trump on the convention floor in Cleveland? According to Dana Milbank at The Washington Post, Trump’s racist and alt-right signalling (Trump is a fan of Alex Jones, for instance) has infected his delegate list, which … Continue reading

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Donald Trump Wants Surrogates To Defend His Racism

This reportage for Bloomberg Politics, the details of which were sussed out by, not one, but three, journalists, is devastating for the Trump campaign. Two of Trump’s closest surrogates broke ranks today and leaked to Bloomberg their notes on a … Continue reading

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Trump University and Scientology

Trump “University” was set up like Scientology. Wow. This sentence is in The Washington Post today: “Three-day courses typically cost $1,495, the records show. But people who paid to attend them were then urged to sign up for even pricier … Continue reading

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Donald Trump Is Already Wearing Thin

We’re barely into the general election cycle, and Trump’s shtick has grown tediously predictable and boring. He’s almond milk past its due date. He has no variant flavors or notes. He’s already shot his wad. You pick the metaphor. He’s … Continue reading

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Donald Trump: “Look at my African-American over here.”

This is in The New York Times. I’m not making this up. At an airport in California a couple of hours ago, Donald Trump pointed to a black guy in his audience as evidence that black voters love him and … Continue reading

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Life Perspective: Elon Musk Thinks Odds High We Live In A Simulation

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Hillary Clinton Just Gave The Speech Of Her Life

In San Diego, Hillary Clinton just gave the speech of her life. I watched it. It was amazing, and it’s already on YouTube. I’m a bit of a softy, but by the end, I was in tears. She said exactly … Continue reading

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Richard Cohen Discovers Hitchcock’s Birds

I think the following comment over the weekend by Richard Cohen in The Washington Post is profound: Donald Trump has taught me to fear my fellow American. I don’t mean the occasional yahoo who turns a Trump rally into a hate … Continue reading

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