A new modest proposal

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

Here’s a nice bit of satire, proposing that the US split into 2 countries — Redland and Blueland. It’s by Sally Greenberg, from The Hill. Unlike the original “Modest Proposal” (by Jonathan Swift) this one is actually a bit tempting… Toward an American two-state solution

Trump’s negotiating skills

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

Donald Trump convinced his followers that he was a great negotiator. Lawrence O’Donnell explains that in his first negotiation as president Trump failed miserably: President Donald Trump’s First Negotiation Was A Humiliation | The Last Word | MSNBC Holdout supporters of Trump must finally be at least wavering. If they voted for him because they […]

Impeaching and/or resisting Trump

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web, My thoughts

I have some hope that Donald Trump might not be president for all of the next 4 years. There are at least 3 ways he might be removed before then. 1) He could be impeached. Even Republicans, loathsome as they are, are not going to just let Trump do whatever he wants. You can bet that the word […]

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 […]

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 […]

The problem with Fox News

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

The US should make a law that says if your TV station has the word “News” in it then it has to tell the truth. This would force Fox News to either change its name or start telling the truth. Here are 50 examples of times that Fox News has lied, handily compiled by The […]

Trump is still dangerous

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Donald Trump’s chances of becoming president are becoming slimmer and slimmer. But that doesn’t mean we can forget about him. He is still an extremely dangerous person. Every reasonable person needs to stand up and repudiate him in the strongest possible terms. One of the most dangerous things he’s doing is saying that the election […]

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 […]