Category: US-Election2016

  • Debarkle Chapter 59: Meanwhile…Trump, Puppies and Pizza

    Debarkle Chapter 59: Meanwhile…Trump, Puppies and Pizza

    “You ignorant low information bastards. Motivated by fear and anger, you overlooked every gain made over the last few cycles, and traded it in to a lying huckster democrat for some magic beans. So you could stick it to the establishment, by electing the shit bird who funded them.” May 2016: what had been […]

  • Starting February: Debarkle

    I’ve been mulling over for some time (years tbh) writing a history of the Sad Puppy/Rabid Puppy attempt to hijack the Hugo Awards. A few things have put me off doing so. Two of the obstacles is any account needs at least some treatment of RaceFail and of the Requires Hate story and they are […]

  • Review: Superior by Angela Saini

    Science journalist Angela Saini’s third book Superior: the Return of Race Science is a very timely survey of the history and contemporary impact of the attempts to use science to prop up racism and beliefs about race. From Carl Linnaeus to the sinister Pioneer Fund, Saini maps the shifts both in actual understanding and the […]

  • Richard Dawkins saying poorly thought through reactionary things again

    Oh dear: And… Alternatively we could not do anything like that because it is an appalling idea. There are at least three levels of confused thinking here. The first is that in the past such attempts to ensure people were sufficiently ‘qualified’ to vote intellectually have been attempts to disenfranchise specific ethnic groups. When coupled […]

  • A Reminder: The Main Kind of Voter Fraud is GOP Voter Suppression

    In 2016 I wrote this post when I was attempting to look at Republican beliefs about voter fraud. Revisiting the post recently I discovered a key link was broken. Famous conservative think-tank The Heritage Foundation had shifted the location of their voter fraud database. If you recall, this ‘database’ was a hodge-podge of incidents […]

  • CoOrDiNaTeD aTtAcKs!

    CoOrDiNaTeD aTtAcKs!

    Cast your minds back to April 7 2015. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish were beaten by the Connecticut Huskies in the NCAA Division I women’s basketball championship and Senator Rand Paul announced he was going to run for the Republic nomination for President of the United States. Meanwhile, in Sad Puppy related news, Larry Correia […]

  • Trump in perpetuity?

    There is an excellent Tweet thread from the consistently insightful Alexandra Erin here: As promised, @asymmetricinfo, I am home now and prepared to walk you — at length and in detail — through my mental model of how Trump as the American Hitler deprives us of democracy. — Alexandra Erin (@alexandraerin) June 26, 2018 […]

  • Reading Vox Day So You Don’t Have To…Again: Part 1

    Reading Vox Day So You Don’t Have To…Again: Part 1

    I got hold of a copy of Vox Day’s new ‘book’ with the intent of reviewing it for you all but an odd thing happened on several occasions. I fell asleep. It isn’t that the prose construction is worse than usual – Vox Day puts non-fiction sentences together better than he does with the sentences […]

  • The Post-Ockham Age: Sometimes we have to multiply motives

    The US Attorney General and living cliche Jeff Sessions has ramped up the failed and counter-productive war on drugs: There have been many reactions to this but part of the left-leaning reaction has been a competition between two perspectives:  That this move is Sessions trying to distract from Trump’s and his own entanglement with […]

  • The Intelligence Community versus #TheRegime

    So one down in Trump’s clique and it seems the intelligence community/Deep State/CIA had a hand in it. Naturally, the left is cheering (yay!) but holy effin shit: the CIA? The CIA helping topple governments is the thing we in particular hate. Yeah but…let’s take a moment to reflect. Flynn was compromised. When the content […]

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