Words Fail Me category archive
The voter fraudsters aren’t who Republicans want you to think they are.
Business Insider’s Tom Lobianco reports that Mike and Karen Pence have once again used the Indiana governor’s mansion as their home address to vote absentee in their home state. Which is probably news to Eric Holcomb, the Hoosier State’s governor since January 9, 2017.
The report goes on to explain that, through some strange Alice-through-the-Looking-Glass reasoning, this is apparently legal in Indiana because that was their last residence of record in the state. Or something.
Many years ago, in my road warrior days, I was sitting in the bar of my favorite hotel in Chicago. At a table close to me, three young whippersnappers in three-piece suits from what was then called the Sears Tower, which was about two blocks away, were discussing impending layoffs at their outfit.
Finally, one of them, as he took a sip (or maybe it was a gulp) of his whiskey, said, “Well, I know one thing. I’m never going back to Indiana.”
I think I now understand why.
I have no words.
When I was in college, I had no interest in joining a fraternity.
I could get drunk quite nicely on my own without having to pay dues to do so.
Headlines I never would have predicted, episode one.
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Americans were easily suckered by Russian propaganda in the 2016 election, allowing themselves to be duped by trolls much more frequently than Europeans, reports the Daily Beast in a new piece that analyzes how the output of Kremlin troll farms was received.
The Russian propaganda was “nine times more effective than its disinformation in Russian,” the report says, because Russians are smarter about identifying it.
Americans will believe stuff they read on Facebook and Twitter when they wouldn’t believe the same stuff if they watched the hand of God descend from the sky to write it on a stone tablet with His own finger.
We are a society of stupid.