November, 2017 archive
I think the hot springs in the wallpaper are in Yellowstone; I visited Yellowstone once a long time ago.
Dick Polman examines the implications of Donald Trump’s decision to endorse “Judge” Roy Moore in Alabama. He notes some that others have overlooked:
Women and black people are not believable. If women say they were molested or harassed or assaulted, don’t believe them. If Barack Obama, via his birth certificate, proves he was born in America, don’t believe him. If the Central Park Five (black teens who denied raping a white jogger) are ultimately vindicated and exonerated by DNA evidence, don’t believe them. But if a white, right-wing man “totally denies” serial behavior deemed repugnant by society, believe him.
Park the politeness.
According to the story, he or his friend–which one is unclear–was trying to holster a gun when the fellow got shot. Had it been a two-gun holster, no doubt the this would not have happened, as, in NRA Paradise, more guns is the solution to life, the universe, and everything.
It’s policy in the coming Republican dystopia.
Officials in nearly a dozen states are preparing to notify families that a crucial health insurance program for low-income children is running out of money for the first time since its creation two decades ago, putting coverage for many at risk by the end of the year.
Details at the link.
Above the Law’s Elie Mystal reacts to reports that Attorney General Sessions wants to investigate Harvard Law’s Affirmative Action program. A snippet (emphasis added):
African-American Harvard students are fully ready to stand on our “merits.” In fact, we’ve yearned and strived to be judged on our merits our whole lives. We’re not necessarily thrilled to be judged on merits according to the white man, as strained through the racially biased lens of his standardized testing. But if that’s the unrealistic standard, we’re ready for that battle too. Harvard blacks standardize test pretty well.
Frederick Neuman, writing at Psychology Today Blogs, has a theory as to why Donald Trump cannot control his twitting on Twitter. Here’s a bit of his article:
Trump is not tweeting to advance his causes, or to convince anyone of the correctness of his positions. Often, he picks fight with senators, for instance, whom he needs to advance his agenda. He tweets in order to fight with opponents. Sometimes, for this reason, when he has run out of political opponents, he picks on fellow Republican or others entirely unconnected to him, such as sports figures. He enjoys hitting back. The persona he wants to project is the tough guy who doesn’t take anything from anybody. It is simply for the sake of tweeting that he tweets.