What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

Monday, February 27, 2017

Linkee-poo, well you're windy and wild, you got the blues, I'm your shoes and your stockings

"Sen. Marco Rubio won’t participate in town hall meetings because he says political activists will crash them to create a media spectacle of people who 'heckle and scream at me in front of cameras.'" Dear Sen. Rubio, those aren't "activists", those are "constituents." (Grokked from Ann Leckie)

"Ask residents of this coal-mining crossroads about President Trump’s decision to crack down on undocumented immigrants and most offer no protest. Mr. Trump, who easily won this mostly white southern Illinois county, is doing what he promised, they say. As Terry Chambers, a barber on Main Street, put it, the president simply wants 'to get rid of the bad eggs.'… But then they took Carlos." I guess it all depends on who gets to grade the eggs. It's easy to hate the person you don't know, it's hard to see blanket policies hit the people you do know. But then most people think the movie is all about them, they don't realize their just the expendable extras in everybody else's (those who don't know them) movie.

"President Trump said Monday that 'nobody knew that healthcare could be so complicated,' as Republicans have been slow to unite around a replacement plan for ObamaCare." Actually most of us who have had to use the system and our insurance knew. There's a lot of us. Maybe you should listen to us. (Grokked from Jim Wright)

"The Washington Post, The New York Times, and ProPublica have launched Web pages outlining all the ways you can leak to them. ProPublica highlights three high-tech options on its page (in addition to the Postal Service): the encrypted messaging app Signal, an encrypted email program called PGP (or GPG), and an anonymous file sharing system for desktop computers called SecureDrop. The Washington Post goes even further, highlighting six digital options." I remember having conversations (or polite arguments) in the 90s about personal encryption. Lots of people then (and even now) think it's not worth it. After all, what do we have to hide?

Tweet of my heart: ‏@SarcasticRover (in response to the news of Trump wanting an extra $54B for the Pentagon) That’s 3 NASAs… or 4 National School Lunch Programs… or 6 Environmental Protection Agencies. (Grokked from Xeni Jardin)

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