Accumulated Links I Don’t Have Time to Comment On In Detail

Slate: Donald Trump Doesn’t Share America’s Values. The Transcript of His Call to the Philippine President Proves It.


The Blaze (which I never look at but I saw via a relative’s Fb post): Fake academic paper published in liberal journal hilariously exposes the absurdity of gender studies

(Remember Sokal?) I actually know the work of Peter Boghossian and James Lindsay, but I don’t know what they were up to here. Jerry Coyne responded to this post here. I haven’t read any of these in detail and will not comment… except to say, one incident does not undermine the validity of gender studies, nor of peer review. I’ll also mention that, in the engineering world, “peer review” is a precise concept, one I refined the procedure for, and taught in training classes, back when I was working for Rocketdyne.


Rolling Stone: Roger Ailes Was One of the Worst Americans Ever: Fox News founder made this the hate-filled, moronic country it is today.


Alternet: I was raised to be a helpmeet in a society like the one from Margaret Atwood’s prescient book.

\\ See? I Told You the Earth Wasn’t Flat


Salon: The Ugly American’s road trip: Donald Trump and America’s declining culture

Donald Trump as the ultimate ugly American.


Excoriating David Brin post about the hypocrisy of Republicans, who railed against Obama (and Hillary) but give Trump a pass: May 21 at 2:09pm

Clinton and Obama had the only two, 8-year administrations with ZERO high officials convicted or even indicted for actual malfeasance of office – the only times that ever happened. And it happened despite over a billion dollars and 25 years of frantic probing by their enemies, desperately sifting every file and cabinet for some smoking gun, anything at all. The worst you nut-jobs ever found was Hillary making the same mistake with her email system that Colin Powell and Newt Gingrich made, with zero harm done. Ohhhh, lock her up!

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