Note: This is the fourth and last in a series of blog postings emanating from work originally compiled for a Daily Bullshit entry.
Today, in faux-liberal Sebastopol, I noticed a bumper sticker. It was the only bumper sticker on the pickup truck, but it read, “I don’t believe the liberal news.” Read more
Note: This is the third in a series of blog postings emanating from work originally compiled for a Daily Bullshit entry. That text has now been moved here.
With an increasingly likely early departure of Donald Trump from the presidency, the Left may be about to fool itself in a few ways. Read more
Note: This is the second in a series of blog postings emanating from work originally compiled for a Daily Bullshit entry. That text has now been moved here.
Update, August 21, 2017: When I originally published this entry, on August 19 at 1:10 pm, I failed to cite a source for my claim that Trump had flip-flopped on who was to blame for Charlottesville. Since then, the Los Angeles Times has published an article specifically documenting the flip-flops. I have added the reference to the original.
Following Steve Bannon’s departure from the White House, John Bennett at Roll Call considers Trump’s alienation of conservative factions, especially now what are really paleoconservatives. There are actually two levels to this matter: First, there is the question of how much support Trump actually sacrifices by ditching Bannon. Paleoconservatives, apart from calling attention to themselves with protests such as at Charlottesville, and occasional terrorist incidents, don’t really amount to much—and, truth be told, the less insane among them are well aware of this. Read more
Events in Charlottesville, Virginia, in which, among other things, an “alt right” neo-Nazi ran his car into a crowd of counter-protesters at a paleoconservative rally, killing one and injuring several, have brought questions of Donald Trump’s relationship with paleoconservatives into an all too fuzzy focus. Trump was slow to condemn the incident, initially blaming both sides, then blaming the “alt right” (paleoconservatives), then reverting to blaming both sides. This is the first of a few postings in reaction to those events, slightly refined from the now-removed original on the Daily Bullshit. Read more
It’s about a paradigm.
I’m not—at least not today and probably not ever—planning on taking on the memo written by a now-fired Google engineer which attempted to explain why women are not as well represented in high technology. But I would predict we’ll probably see more such memos and that, even if we don’t, the underlying attitudes will persist. Read more