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  1. Why the obsessive need to slot people into this...

    Why the obsessive need to slot people into this peculiar binary? Why is it not acceptable to make a simple judgment of “pretty bad” without descending into perfervid flights of fascist fantasy? I’m...
  2. If you aren’t prepared to insist that Trump is...

    If you aren’t prepared to insist that Trump is the worst thing ever, down to the reductio ad hitlerum level, you are construed as a defending him.

    That’s the rule.
  3. Pivotal as in changing the course of our history?...

    Pivotal as in changing the course of our history? No. The first case of contesting election results in the courts? No.
  4. I’m inclined to agree with Alan. I think there is...

    I’m inclined to agree with Alan. I think there is a bit of recency bias at work here that continually makes us think we are at a pivotal moment in history.
  5. I tried to interest my kid in “Aesop and Son” and...

    I tried to interest my kid in “Aesop and Son” and “Commander McBragg”, but it seems that if it isn’t Japanese it’s not worth bothering with.
  6. I think you mean transcendentalism. Apart from...

    I think you mean transcendentalism. Apart from Emerson, who I saw as more preacher and promoter than original thinker, I don’t think they left much of a mark.
  7. That’s a good insight. Once you’ve reached a...

    That’s a good insight. Once you’ve reached a certain level of age and experience, maybe a guy who held the line against the barbarians has more to say to you than a guy performing a simple living...
  8. I read “Walden” and “The Meditations” at about...

    I read “Walden” and “The Meditations” at about the same time in my high school career, and was very impressed by both at the time. I tried reading both again recently, and while I’m still very...
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    That would make sense. They probably skew older...

    That would make sense. They probably skew older than the general population due to the percentage of retirees in that area.
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    It got up to twenty degrees in my little...

    It got up to twenty degrees in my little Wisconsin city today, and there are kids walking around in shorts.
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    Got our first dose of the Moderna vaccine today....

    Got our first dose of the Moderna vaccine today. Our second will be on St Patrick’s day, which should make it early to remember. We were in our state’s I think second earliest category due to being...
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    Slowed a bit, but by no means over.

    Slowed a bit, but by no means over.
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    Why was that?

    Why was that?
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    It may be the Alzheimer’s talking, but I suspect...

    It may be the Alzheimer’s talking, but I suspect it’s more complicated than that. I think there may be an opportunity in the cities, for instance, where progressives display BLM signs in...
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    When you hear complaints about the “skills gap”,...

    When you hear complaints about the “skills gap”, it’s never about a shortage of English majors. I agree that we place too much social weight on what degrees you have and where you got them.
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    Oh I have no doubt there’s some blood on the...

    Oh I have no doubt there’s some blood on the shirt. I’m just questioning the effectiveness of the strategy of tarring the GOP with the whole “orange man bad” thing. If I thought there was a better...
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    I have one of those great new ergonomic shovels...

    I have one of those great new ergonomic shovels with the kink in the handle that saves your back.
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    I don’t think the point of this impeachment was...

    I don’t think the point of this impeachment was the former President’s guilt or innocence relative to a riot. The outcome was always a foregone conclusion. As Trump fades into obscurity as the most...
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    One article I read said that there are problems,...

    One article I read said that there are problems, and then there are First World problems, and then there are San Francisco problems.
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    Is that what they call a meronym?

    Is that what they call a meronym?
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    I understand NYC is also considering a lottery...

    I understand NYC is also considering a lottery system for its gifted and talented schools to change the shading of student bodies. Vonnegut’s Handicapper General would be proud.
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    I salute her for highlighting the need for a...

    I salute her for highlighting the need for a capable US Space Force. You never know where the Rothschilds will strike next.
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    I don’t think it’s right to hold the child...

    I don’t think it’s right to hold the child responsible for the parents’ idiocy.
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    That’s not very specific. How is Germany or the...

    That’s not very specific. How is Germany or the EU or the world at large better off due to her remarkable leadership?
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    I see GME is down 84% this week.

    I see GME is down 84% this week.
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