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What Obama has done as president

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

The Democrats haven’t always done a good job of proclaiming their successes. Rachel Maddow on MSNBC does it for them in this segment from her show. She lists all the great things President Obama has done, many of which you probably didn’t know or forgot. President Barack Obama Exits With Long List Of Accomplishments | […]

A moment of continued emergency

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web, My thoughts

Whenever I think about Donald Trump I still get upset. I certainly don’t envy anyone living in the US right now. How can we wrap our heads around the concept that Trump will be president for the next 4 years? Adam Gopnik at The New Yorker calls this “a moment of continued emergency.” He says that […]

Letters of Note

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

I came across a website that has hundreds of fascinating letters from throughout history. The letters are serious, mysterious, and funny. Here’s an astonishing letter written by a freed slave to his former master: To My Old Master Here’s a brilliant letter written by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. to a school board head who burned his […]

Real news vs fake news

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web, My thoughts

I’m not sure anyone predicted this problem — sometimes the drawbacks of new technology aren’t apparent until later. But now we have to do something about it. What’s the problem? Some people are getting what they think is news but it’s fake. How can they believe it if it’s outrageous? Because their head has been […]

Clinton vs Trump, one last time

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

Gabriel Roth on Slate has listed the drawbacks to the 2 main candidates in the US federal election. He lists 230 drawbacks for Trump and 1 for Clinton. You might quibble over some details, but why would you? It’s completely ridiculous to pretend that Trump is a reasonable candidate. I firmly believe that this is […]

Bad Lip Reading

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

Some guys that call themselves Bad Lip Reading have created an absolutely hilarious video that you must watch. Trying to describe it won’t do it justice so just watch it. “DEBATE NIGHT!” — A Bad Lip Reading of the first 2016 Presidential Debate If you like that one — and I can’t imagine you wouldn’t […]

President Obama knows what’s what

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

Here’s an excerpt from a recent speech by President Obama in which he explains very clearly exactly what’s been happening with the Republican Party the last few years, why it’s not surprising their nominee is Donald Trump, and why no one should vote for Donald Trump. President Obama is very smart — I wish more […]

What’s new in space

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

The guys on YouTube who go by the name Cracked have made a video about recent space news. If you’re tired of news from Earth this might brighten your day. They talk about the probe that’s heading to an asteroid, a fairly nearby Earth-like planet, a mysterious signal from space, and a galaxy made of […]

Know anyone who’s voting for Trump?

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

If you know anyone who’s thinking about voting for Donald Trump, please point them to this article, which articulately states many reasons for not doing so. The article talks about his conspiracy theories, business practises, and policies. The case against Donald Trump

The problem with movie music

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

The article/video below talks about how directors use “temp music” while they’re editing their movie to give it the feel they want. This music is supposed to be temporary, but the directors become so used to it during the process of putting together the movie that they sometimes ask their composer to write something similar. […]