I’ve seen this all over the web today: “A white supremacist sucker-punching a woman in the street today is the embodiment of Donald Trump’s America.”1 I agree – it’s not pretty, and it’s only going to get worse. On the other hand – and I do hate to point it out – two months ago, people were laughing their asses off at neo-nazi dandy Dick Spencer getting sucker-punched in the street2. I detest what the man stands for, but once you condone violence, acting outraged later rings … hollow.


  1. https://twitter.com/mikel_jollett/status/853418835881336832 
  2. Possibly by one of his own, it should be noted. 
16.04.2017 • Permalink

It’s just dusty in here, that’s all.

14.04.2017 • Permalink

I get the worry that computers far more intelligent than any human will kill us all; more, though, should be concerned about the imminent creation of a world that makes huge swathes of people redundant. How many will care if artificial intelligence destroys life if it has already destroyed meaning? Ben Thompson, Stratechery

09.04.2017 • Permalink

Donald Trump today is a cruel dolt turned into a raving madman by cable news and Breitbart.com. You could see the descent happen during the Obama era, in concert with the broader maddening of the GOP. The major difference between Trump and the other old white men who’ve been radicalized by the conservative press is that his was a strangely self-directed conversion, based on his desire to make himself known as a plausible Republican presidential candidate. The Long, Lucrative Right-wing Grift Is Blowing Up in the World’s Face

07.04.2017 • Permalink

Foreigners who want to visit the U.S., even for a short trip, could be forced to disclose contacts on their mobile phones, social-media passwords and financial records, and to answer probing questions about their ideology, according to Trump administration officials conducting a review of vetting procedures.The administration also wants to subject more visa applicants to intense security reviews and have embassies spend more time interviewing each applicant. The changes could apply to people from all over

Oh well, who wants to visit the US anyway? (Source: WSJ)

04.04.2017 • Permalink

Like the fundamentalist muslims he wants to destroy, Christian dominionist and US vice president Mike Pence can’t be alone with a woman who is not his wife, for religious reasons. Twitter reacts.

Starvation is is, then! Other things to ponder:

Hm. Dan Hon figures out why conservatives don’t want women leaders:


For some reason, Twitter remains unable to make money. Enjoy it while it lasts.

31.03.2017 • Permalink