To put an interesting twist on the whole Trump-Putin love fest, I can across this headline this morning—Like Keystone XL, Much of Dakota Access Pipeline Steel Made by Russian Company Tied to Putin—and yes, I did mean THIS Chamberlain…Nev
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John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight returns on 12 February.
And absolutely: Fuck You 2016…
So, I had several long conversations over the weekend trying to make sense of the latest news out of FBI Director Steve Comey. I’ve turned the news every way I can think of and I just can’t buy into all the conspiracy theories coming from both the Republicans and the Democrats. I think Comey is […]
So, John Oliver (a comedian I really like) took a shot at Jill Stein and I’ve received two response emails this week from the Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka campaign. The emails are summarized in this news item from the campaign’s website: We were pleasantly surprised when John Oliver’s research team reached out to us […]
I’ve offered this suggestion before and I’ll continue to make the offer. We need to take two immediate steps to purge the barrel of all the bad apples. First, no police involved shooting should be handled by internal affairs or a local district attorney with a pet grand jury. Only an independent prosecutor should be […]
If you haven’t ordered a copy of Dan Guman’s The Kid Who Ran for President, do so. I have.
Of course, Ohio—with White Hat Management at the fore—comes in for the lion’s share of Oliver’s piece. As for the question of Cyber Charters, I can say from 10+ years of working with online classes in multiple districts that unless the student is working in a classroom with a knowledgeable educator (or receiving at-home instruction […]
Perhaps 15 years ago or so I had a friend who bought a car through J.D. Byrider. I was unfamiliar with the company but got a quick an horrible lesson from her experience. She bought a car that I might have paid $2,000 for if I was feeling generous, for about $7,500. I don’t know […]
Ralph Nader writes: Taken as a whole, with exceptions, the American people have the strangest attitude toward the Congress. Our national legislature spends nearly a quarter of our income and affects us one way or another every day of the year. Yet too many people withdraw in disgust instead of making Congress accountable to them. […]
[Update at 0600 on 14 August: Garry Trudeau also gives a (probably unintentional) nod to the topic in the Sunday strip.] [Update at 1800 on 12 August: The story, and video, is blowing up with both The Guardian, John Oliver’s right—journalism is in danger, and here’s why that matters; and Mother Jones, John Oliver Takes […]
So, here’s the nut. Feelings trump facts 99.999 percent of the time, just ask anyone who has ever uttered a prayer or ridden a little faster through Sleepy Hollow.
I’ve marked the next Groundhog Day (2 February 2017) on my calendar. Have you?
[Update at 1300 on 12 May: As is to be suspected, Mano Singham perfectly expands on Oliver’s piece in Misunderstanding and misrepresenting science. Originally published at 0300 on 9 May]
[Update at 1307 on 12 May: As is to be suspected, Mano Singham perfectly expands on Oliver’s piece in Misunderstanding and misrepresenting science. THE DANGERS OF MORNING-SHOW SCIENCE…