Posts Tagged ‘trump

Am I in a democracy (by which I mean free press) (by which I mean U.S.) any more?


11/27/17 update: well, there goes one of my favorite magazines:   Hey devoted readers and passersby, Sorry for not being on top of the blogging.  On of many reasons being, you know, the election.  I took it seriously, did the homework, studied the debates.  and, you know, fucknut won anyway.  So then I went […]

neo Nazis, Charlottesville


Protest and participate


Updates: 12/2/16 Petition: If the Trump administration decides to create a Muslim registry, the American public should all register as Muslims ( 11/28/16  updated links Protest dates   ——————————————————————————————————————————– Despite the deep divides, we are all in this together.  Most Americans probably do want some similar things, such as jobs, improved economy, increased minimum wage, […]

go Michelle Obama.


Why Trump? why?


  How to Trump in a debate:   “An Open Letter to My Friends Who Support Donald Trump” The Huffington Post, Jeremy Nix, 3/12/16   “Here’s Why Republicans Are Still Willing To Vote For Donald Trump” The Huffington Post, Natalie Jackson, 10/10/16, (  

The Extremism of Trump


  “The Warmth of Trump” in the first debate   Trump on Women: Trump’s misogynistic comments, video from 2005 resurfacing “From a Mother to Her Son, On ‘Locker Room Banter’” Yahoo Beauty, Elle, Sarah Taylor Peck, 10/10/16 ( see below for my rant about this     ——————————————————————————————————————————— Trump and fascism . . . On […]

Critical Thinking


(How historians, or critical thinkers in general, approach research.  I’m using steps to lay it out, but these don’t need to be done in any particular order necessarily.) Step One: have an open mind towards new and/or opposing views; stay curious Step Two: question everything, have healthy skepticism Don’t believe something just because someone or […]

First Presidential Debate 2016, Trump v. Clinton (part 1, question 1: Job Creation)


Breaking down the first presidential debate, September 26th, 2016, Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton: The debate video and transcript, and my source for Trump and Hillary quotes is here. (New York Times) My bias: strongly left leaning, certainly, but self-identified Independent My personal opinions: On the “pro-Hillary at least in the sense of anti-Trump” side: […]

It Can’t Happen Here


An excerpt from the book, It Can’t Happen Here, by Sinclair Lewis (1935). “If Bishop Prang, our Savonarola in a Cadillac 16, swings his radio audience and his League of Forgotten Men to Buzz Windrip, Buzz will win.  People will think they’re electing him to create more economic security.  Then watch the Terror! God knows […]



(following quote:) It was for the sake of this day that he had first decided to run for the presidency, a decision that had sent shockwaves of astonishment throughout the Imperial Galaxy.  Zaphod Beeblebrox? President? Not the Zaphod Beeblebrox? Not the President?  Many had seen it as clinching proof that the whole of known creation […]