Well, That Didn’t Take Long

Clinton’s running mate is a catholic “personally against abortion, but…” writes informed consent and parental consent restrictions against the practice. He favors deregulating banks and businesses.

Meanwhile, Trump (at one particular moment) said he was “pro choice in every respect.”

I think this represents Clinton throwing half of her constituency (women) under the bus so she can edge toward the undecided anti-abortion conservatives that are terrified of Trump. If that’s what’s going on, it’s not just cynical, it’s disgustingly cynical.

When Propaganda Goes Awry

Ted Cruz’ attempt to pee on Donald Trump’s shoes will be forgotten from the annals of propaganda gone awry. What happened on the night of April 20, 1942 ought to be remembered, though we know much less about the event – we have only intangible, edited, documentary and recordings. Those are below:

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Hardcore Gaming

I occasionally encounter people on gaming forums who talk about “hardcore gamers” as if there’s some kind of accepted definition of the term. You know: “hardcore gamers are gamers who play more than 25 hours a day and who only drink Red Bull intravenously” or something like that. The problem with such ‘definitions’ is that they rely heavily on vague concepts, which means it’s very easy to play with your interlocutor’s head by recursively asking them for definitions, complaining that their terminology is imprecise. That rhetorical technique is the real reason they killed Socrates.

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