Monday, November 25, 2019

Monday's Child is Full of Links





1. The Band's song, "The Weight." I always wondered. An interview with the songwriter.

2. DJ Trump, songwriter for the Ramones.

3.  Many, and probably most, "market failures" are profit opportunities for entrepreneurs.

4.  All Bob's Money. By Remy, who is genius. Some background on why tuition's so high, also from Remy.

5.  Algorithms judge us, so know their rules.

6.  Viewpoint diversity in student affairs.

7.  A crowd-sourced "History of Political Science," from Emily Farris.

8. Play with Dad day.

9.  Boomers Partied, Xers Got the Hangover.

10.  Rules to protect the weak are almost always turned to oppress the weak. This woman has been punished enough. Protecting children does not mean punishing poor, overwhelmed parents when there is a freak accident. But it's a general problem: hate speech laws are being used to prosecute people of color who are angry at white male cops.

11. Beyond self-parody. John Bolton has evolved into pure energy.

12.  Yes, this is probably right. Repubs are going to vote "no" on impeachment in the House. That doesn't make them spineless. There's an election coming up.

13.  Rotten goat intestines as a drug-smuggling tool.

14.   This is hard to explain. Dude arrested for DUI. He ate his underwear, hoping it would absorb alcohol. And he only "blew" .08. Causality?  A new solution? Or just the sort of thing one does in Alberta on a Saturday night?

15.  Prop 187: Just keeps on giving.

16. The State is force. Actually, Trump is the logical extension of this. He is a Mafia boss, an expert in using force to get what is personally good for him.

17. Millenials want to try out socialism. Also, stick face in bag full of badgers

18. There is a strong strand of Progressivism that prefers purity to power. After all, if they actually take power, they'd be responsible. But jabbering about revolution and drinking in cheap bars is more fun than ruling.

Grand Lagniappe: Amb. Sondland was a big donor for Donald Trump. A photo of him during the campaign. Okay, no, that's Dr. Evil. But you have to look twice, right?