Saturday, August 1, 2020

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2019: If you're tempted to donate to some of the obscure candidates, just send that money to me. I also don't have the slightest chance of winning.

I've been thinking about why there are Warren supporters who despise Sanders. My current theory is it's because her manners and accent are like those of the elite, while his working-class background can be heard in every word he speaks.

2018: When Malcolm X and St. Peter said we should respect everyone, they were only endorsing the Golden Rule in its negative form: Do not treat others as you would not want them to treat you.

Jews should feel no more responsibility for Israel than Christians should feel for the Jim Crow US or apartheid South Africa. All good religions are abused by bad governments.

2017: Ad Hominem assumes you are wrong because of your identity. The Lived Experience Fallacy assumes you are right because of your identity

I rarely find story ideas on Twitter or Facebook, but I often find them on my bicycle.

2016: It's odd hearing people say they "believe in" science as though science was no different than the Easter Bunny.