February, 2020 archive
David digs into the implication of Trump’s pardon spree and sees a pattern: “elites protecting elites.”
The other day as I was driving to a local recycling center, I stumbled over our local R&B station and decided to listen a bit.
I heard a Bloomberg ad clearly directed at the expected demographic of an R&B station’s audience. I totally get (as the kids say) this cartoon; the ad was warm with smarm.
Image via Job’s Anger.
Leonard Pitts, Jr., suggests that the spread of the coronavirus bears a message for wall-eyed pikers everywhere. A snippet:
The one bright spot is that the illness the virus causes could be much worse than it is. As warnings go, it could have been a lot worse.
We are a society of electronic stupid.
Kari Paul, a reporter for the Guardian U.S., said in a Twitter post that her Gig Car Share vehicle lost cell service Sunday on the side of a mountain near the Mendocino County town of Gualala. When she tried to restart the car with the app, she found she did not have enough cell service to power it.
After Paul says Gig Share suggested that she and her companion sleep in the car overnight on the side of the road, she called for a tow truck “to move us three miles down the road where there is cell service so we can start our car[.] The future is dumb.”
Follow the link. You may find this difficult to imagine, but it gets stupider.
At Psychology Today Blogs, Susan Krauss Whitbourne offers a guide to
Trump and Trumpism Machiavellian manipulators.
Be polite to animals.
One of her horses, Jack, died from his injuries.
At Science 2.0, Hank Campbell explores the role of “social” media in fomenting untruth and the sometime complicity of journalism in perpetuating the disinformation.
Methinks that “distrust but verify” is a good guideline as regards “social” media.
Judging from the activity of my telly fones, the “Do Not Call List” is thoroughly castrated, so I reckon that my wish for a “Do Not Text List” is a lost cause. But, honest to Betsy, I’m sick of unsigned texts from unknown phones asking me to support/contribute to/vote for this or that pol/cause/campaign.
If they signed their names, I might feel more charitabl–On second thought, no.
Obnoxious and intrusive is obnoxious and intrusive, signed or unsigned.