https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/i5dqef/TDTU5.m4a After an unforeseen hiatus, Thumbs Down, Thumbs Up returns! We discuss the darkness in the American Political Climate as seen in the reactions to the March for Life incident, And we wax… poetic about the Poetry Foundation’s app. No sponsor ship from the Poetry Foundation or anything, we just really like the app.
William Burroughs used to write, back in the jet-age 60’s, about starting a riot with a tape recorder. You ask some people their opinion of a different group, and record their responses, then take them to members of that group, and ask what they think of it, and record their responses, then take them back… Read More A Short List of Things I Do Not Care About
Basically, this whole post by Peter Grant at Mad Genius Club: First, the publishing world, like the rest of the ruling class, just can’t even with the last election, and by golly, they’re going to react to it. And after noting how they think “Trump voters have created space in the political conversation for heretical ways… Read More On Publishing and Platforms in the Age of Trump
Not this election cycle. Maybe not the next one. But it’s coming. In today’s America, a network of executive, judicial, bureaucratic, and social kinship channels bypasses the sovereignty of citizens. Our imperial regime, already in force, works on a simple principle: the president and the cronies who populate these channels may do whatever they like… Read More The Revolution is Coming, Friends.
So, I was at the gym this morning, and in between sets I tend to gaze up at the TV. The one closest to me always has MSNBC on, which is fine, as it’s good to absorb the framing of the other side (for the record, I’m a declared Gary Johnson supporter, but I’m not… Read More Birther Trump is Not a Birther
Good. He posted on Facebook that he said so, and reaped the whirlwind of idiot Facebook comments. He re-posts his post on the blog, with edits responding to each genre of protest, and it is a delight. A few delights: WHAAA! NO LABELS! You shouldn’t call people Trumpkins!” Forgive me No Labels Police. Writing out… Read More Larry Correia Won’t Vote Trump, Either.
I’m voting for Gary Johnson. That means I don’t care enough about NotHillary to make NotHillary President. That means I’m a bad Republican, a bad patriot, and a dirty cuck. At least, so speaks the voice from the whirlwind of Twitter, right now. My thoughts are thus: And I mean that. I’m not playing the… Read More Observing the Election as a Disinterested Bystander
“Democracy is the principle that the common man knows what he wants and deserves to get it — Good and hard.” -H.L. Mencken Don’t believe the hysterics on Twitter. I predict that fully 70% of the soap-boxers re-tweeting #NeverTrump like they’re changing the world are going to come around. They have to: they care too… Read More If You’ve Ever Voted, or Considered Voting, for a Clinton, Then I Don’t Want to Hear You Moan About Trump
So that’s one thing Trump’s accomplished, as his supporters will doubtless bleat. I will not support Trump if he is the nominee. I will not vote for him. The devil you know is still a devil, and worse yet: you don’t really know him at all. The Whole Thing. Read it.
Scott Adams may be the only sane man on the internet when it comes to discussing the likely GOP nominee. Narcissism is more than having an over-inflated ego and a need for attention. Narcissists also lack empathy. That’s Trump all over. He has no empathy whatsoever. Sure, he says he loves wounded veterans, underemployed… Read More Trump is a Narcissist, According to None of the Definitions of Narcissism