28 February 2016

Link round-up for 28 February 2016

Congratulations Hillary for the big South Carolina win!

Star Trek at its best was about ideas. Would you see this on TV today?

Trump is King Joffrey.

Most pathetic ad ever?

This will be a historic election.

Grammar counts, although from what I've seen of wingnut websites, I wonder how they ever reproduce.

What if there really had been life on Mars?

Last week I linked to this David Ehrenstein post suggesting that the only Scalia replacement the wingnuts could be happy with would be Scalia himself, as a zombie.  It was a joke, of course -- or so I thought until I read this.

It's The Cruzsign out of Space!

Marijuana saves lives.

Yes, Republicans are waging a war on women.  And this guy is going Akin.

Americans can get a free college education.

Britain is cracking down on Islamist indoctrination by teachers.

Reformists win big in Iran's Parliamentary elections.

Iranian women are trying to assert themselves in politics, but it's tough going.

We need to recognize Russia's dominant position in Syria.

The Catholic Church continues to push its taboos on Latin America, despite the zika virus.

Trump doesn't just tell lies, he wants a monopoly on doing so.

Enemies -- and friends -- of freedom can be found in surprising places.

Vote Hillary to save America from the horror of a Trump Presidency.  In fact, he can't win the general election, but he still dominates the Republican race and will win the nomination despite the resistance of seasoned wingnuts -- party leaders' efforts to stop him look chaotic and doomed to fail.  Blogger Tengrain has some helpful suggestions.

Update:  Trump refuses to renounce the support of David Duke and the KKK.  Discussion among pro- and anti-Trump Republicans gets more heated than ever (comment 88 and following).

A Republican pollster finds young Americans "terrifyingly liberal".

Here's how Jeb! blew it.

It's not only Republicans who indulge in voodoo economics -- and voodoo politics.  Time to unite for sanity.

Who says women aren't good at math?

Once there was an ocean, far away.


Blogger Ahab said...

According to Buzzfeed, Trump tersely disavowed David Duke's endorsement.


Trump should have done so immediately. The fact that he waited so long tells us that Duke's racism doesn't offend him. And THAT tells us that Trump is ill-suited to lead a diverse 21st century nation.

28 February, 2016 08:24  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Ahab: Smart move, for the short term. Delaying his repudiation leaves the dog-whistle to racist voters on Tuesday intact, while the fact that he eventually did do it gives him plausible deniability in the eyes of Republicans who desperately want to believe they're not nominating a dangerous extremist.

It will come back to bite him in the general, though.

28 February, 2016 14:52  
Blogger Pinku-Sensei said...

Here's another one about Trump that confirms what people suspect about him: How We Fooled Donald Trump Into Retweeting Benito Mussolini. Classic troll, and Trump fell for it hook, line, and sinker.

Also, the item about him loosening the libel laws so he can sue journalists--he just picked a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel. Maybe he thinks he has the right enemies. I have my doubts.

29 February, 2016 07:49  
Anonymous Blurber said...

On the "Who says women aren't good at math?" posting, I've always believed that the people who figure out the trajectories for various space missions are the unsung heroes of NASA and its contractors.

29 February, 2016 09:56  
Blogger Shaw Kenawe said...

Trump told Tapper that he needed more research before he could reject Duke and the KKK because there may be some good people in those groups.

Yet, he had no problem with saying Mexicans coming to the US are rapists and criminals -- he did not say "some" Mexicans, so he didn't need "research" to find out if there were some good Mexicans coming into the country.

It is obvious that Trump didn't want to offend the white supremacist and racist voters, a big part of his base.

I hope Clinton or Sanders pound him with his weaselly response to a very easy question.

Thanks for the links.

29 February, 2016 13:24  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Pinku: That shows how vulnerable Trump would be in the general election. Just imagine what the Democrats will do to him when it's for real and not a joke.

Blurber: They certainly produce stunningly-accurate results, considering the complexity of the flight paths and how a tiny error at a critical point could throw the craft far off course.

Shaw: A good comparison and it shows how selective he is about extending the benefit of the doubt.

His father Fred Trump apparently had some kind of ties to the KKK, though it's not clear exactly what. His rental practices were notoriously racist. It would hardly be surprising if his views had influenced Donald to some extent.

01 March, 2016 04:22  

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