Politics

This is not the best possible recourse, but it might be important. The idea here is to bring the Senate within reach as a body to oppose some of Trump’s worst moves, by making the 100th Senator, a seat in Louisiana for which the election has not yet been held, a Democrat instead of a…

Republicans Have No Ethics Ever, Proven

There may be a few individuals who are not in politics who have some ethics who still call themselves Republicans. One such person, a friend of mine for whom I have great respect, sent me an email the other day apologizing. For the whole Trump and Republican thing. But at the professional level, there isn’t…

Just a quick post to get a recent set of presentation slides up here on the blog. Earlier this week a colleague in the Science and Technologies Studies program here at York hosted me in her fourth year undergraduate seminar class. Rather than my accustomed and normal role of librarian (I happen to be the…

Make America Informed Again (Synopsis)

“Whenever I found out anything remarkable, I have thought it my duty to put down my discovery on paper, so that all ingenious people might be informed thereof.” -Antonie van Leeuwenhoek We all have our biases, even if we ourselves are scientists. Yet if we want to make quality decisions about the world as we…

President Elect Donald Trump is tweeting again. See above. Phenomena is plural, phenomenon is singular. Here, the New York Times is being chastised for not covering the “Trump Phenomenon” in a way that the president elect finds acceptable. That is bordering very closely on a violation of the first amendment. Clearly, The Donald somehow managed…

Here’s a thought that occurred to me during one of this week’s sleepless nights: Donald Trump is Marion Barry for rural white people. That’s probably too cryptic for a lot of people, since I’m now an old man who yells at clouds, but what I’m referring to is Barry’s second election as mayor of DC,…

Three days out from the election and many of us are still trying to adjust to this new reality. It’s been a very rough week.

Look In case the point is not clear, read: Trump’s anti-Semitism, racism, sexism, was not so genuine or violent as it sounded, and he was merely using this language as bait to catch masses of followers, and keep them aroused, enthusiastic, and in line for the time when his organization is ready to make a…

Harry Reid Statement on Donald Trump

I thought you should see this, copied from here. Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement about the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States: “I have personally been on the ballot in Nevada for 26 elections and I have never seen anything like the reaction…

Get Your Dump Trump Bumper Sticker

Remember the Dump Nixon movement? Well, now we have the Dump Trump movenet. Same idea, but it rhyme better! I have assembled a handful of suggestions for your body, your car, your doorway. The Dump Trump Hat Anti-Trump Navy Blue also comes in a “Fuck Trump” version and is very reasonably priced. I’ve already ordered…