Tag Archives: dishonesty

One down, 207 to go…

Donald Trump has been President of the United States for one week now. Just typing that feels strange. Like a different reality. I’ve been re-watching episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine lately, and I’ve recently gotten to one of … Continue reading

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Raiding the henhouse

Two years ago, I discussed the appointment of various climate change deniers to posts as heads of Senate committees in charge of science-based institutions. Those institutions are tasked with addressing (among other things) climate change. That was a perfect example of … Continue reading

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Politicizing Science

Now that science denial is coming back into (political) fashion, and indeed, an entire government is going to be built on lies and bad information, I feel like it’s now my duty to combat incorrect information as much as I … Continue reading

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Edging toward Godwin

This is a quick rant expounding on a thought I posted to Facebook yesterday. I’ve talked repeatedly about fear, and how Trump stokes people’s worries and concerns, and distracts from real problems. Unfortunately, it bears repeating. And repeating. And repeating… … Continue reading

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Brexit Lemmings

So, last week, the United Kingdom did it. They voted narrowly to leave the European Union. Well, kind of. Okay, actually, they didn’t. This was a referendum among the citizenry to ascertain popular opinion about the EU. The actual process … Continue reading

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Impeach the Senate Judiciary Committee

Okay, please bear with me here, as this one will probably sound pretty angry. And forgive the title, as I’m aware that what I’m going to say is likely not sufficient to actually call for impeachment. But this is an … Continue reading

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Sizing up the competition

Yep. This is what we’ve come to. The frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination made dick jokes during a nationally televised debate. When Senator Rubio sunk to “The Donald’s” childish level by making jokes about his hands, Trump couldn’t help but respond in … Continue reading

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