Category Archives: Lunacy

Links and Comments: Owning Libs and Tyrannical Government Plots

Republican values and principles; enduring human nature.

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Links and Comments: Alternate Realities

Marjorie Taylor Greene, evangelical minds, selective science, denying the truth.

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Notes and Quotes: Richard Dawkins’ UNWEAVING THE RAINBOW

Here is a middle-period book by the Oxford scientist whose writing mostly focuses on evolution; this one is an exception. Its topic is the beauty of science, how science addresses the “appetite for wonder,” and how people who don’t understand … Continue reading

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Links and Comments: RL, as despicable as DJT

Vox: Rush Limbaugh’s toxic legacy, subtitled “Rush Limbaugh is dead at 70. The Republican Party he poisoned is very much alive.”

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Links and Comments: Political Matters This Week: 11 Feb 2021

This is the week Trump is being impeached for inciting a riot and invasion of the Capitol, and Republicans, supposedly the party of personal responsibility, are going to let him get away with it. Nothing to see here, they say. … Continue reading

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Links and Comments: Space Lasers. Being Played. Bizarro.

Nicholas Kristof’s letter to his conservative friends; Paul Krugman on the party of bizarro; CNN on the post-Trump era; The Week’s Ryan Cooper on GOP extremity; Slate’s Jeremy Stahl asks House Republicans if they believe in Jewish Space Lasers.

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Links and Comments: Law and Order except for T***p; Capitalism except for the rich

Republican motivated reasoning about the legality of the impeachment trial; Thomas L. Friedman (NYT) on “Socialism for the Rich. Capitalism for the Rest.”

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Links and Comments: Liars, Fear, Motivated Reasoning, Science Denial, Conservatives

Slate’s William Saletan on Republicans vs. liars; NPR on vaccine resistance; Salon on reactions of QAnon to Biden’s inaurguration; a long NYT piece about what goes on inside QAnon chatrooms; how science denial is a form of conspiracy theory; why … Continue reading

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Links and Comments: True Believers Scorned

The QAnon cult is reeling from the evaporation of the promises Q and a certain former president made about what would happen on inauguration day. It’s like those many examples over past centuries of apocalyptic cults, anticipating the end of … Continue reading

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Links and Comments: Insurrectionists, the G.O.P., Evangelicals, Fantasies, and Lies

It’s always dangerous to characterize any entire group with some common trait; that’s the first step toward prejudice and bigotry. Yet there are more and more article and essays that find common traits among Republicans, as a group, or at … Continue reading

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