November, 2018 archive
David marvels at the hypocrisy.
David needs to grow up.
Republicanism is all about hypocrisy.
Field explains how to distinguish a “good guy with a gun” from a bad guy with a gun.
Rex Stout, in the voice of Archie Goodwin:
You can’t look down your nose at someone when he is standing and you are sitting.
Stout, Rex, Champagne for One (in a double volume with Too Many Cooks
which if you haven’t read it you should) (New York: Bantam, 2009), p. 147.
David interviews Professor Pete Simi about Simi’s research into white supremacists.
Dan Simpson, writing at The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, also takes a shot at understanding Donald Trump. A snippet:
How do we make sense of Mr. Trump and his actions? Anyone who has been a parent knows that there often is one child at a play date who breaks all of the toys. In this case, among the toys getting broken are the U.S. justice system, America’s relationships with its allies and the morale of America’s armed forces, which were ordered to deter aspiring immigrants at the Mexican border and who missed Thanksgiving with their families so that Mr. Trump and Republicans could score political points.
At Psychology Today Blogs, Stanton Peele offers three rules for predicting Donald Trump’s behavior, arguing that they are next to infallible. Here they are; follow the link for an explanation of each one:
- Everything is a victory.
- Any apparent shortfall is due to others.
- Silence anyone who disagrees, or who violates rules 1 and 2.
Be polite while patronizing the big box store:
The man was in a Walmart store near Watson and Yuma roads around 6:30 p.m., when the semiautomatic handgun began to slip as he carried it unholstered in the waistband of his sweatpants, Buckeye police said.
The man told police that when he tried to reposition his loaded gun and keep it from falling, he shot himself in the groin area.
From the Internet of Things to the Internet that Sings.
The hunt for politeness goes on.
“Responsible gun owner” is an oxymoron.