Cultural commentary with applications to politics
Gaslighting considered harmful... to the gaslighter. On the other hand, the gaslighters seem to be running things right now, so YMMV.
The switcheroo | Fred Clark
re: US politics
@feld It's an opinion column, so it reflects the views of the author, not the editorial stance of the paper. Still, Douthat is their resident NeverTrump religious conservative, so it's counter-intuitive for him to talk up the left-most candidate. But as he explains, he thinks Bernie cares more about economic populism than lefty cultural priorities, and he's willing to live with that.
This is... unexpected.
The Case for Bernie | Ross Douthat
Fred Clark reviews the story of Josiah, which is often tied up as a self-congratulatory morality tale, but actually doesn't make much sense, and ultimately concludes: "An important part of our task as modern readers, then, is to admit and accept that we are bewildered."
Children’s Bible stories | Fred Clark
I approve this message! There’s no excuse not to make homemade cranberry sauce—it‘s easy, and so much better than the canned stuff.
This is actually a pretty good illustration of the difference between a gerund (left) and a participle (right).
Frank and Ernest by Thaves for November 27, 2019 https://www.gocomics.com/frank-and-ernest/2019/11/27
@CarlMuckenhoupt I thought they had long ago settled on "Feel the Bern."
@feld I had a high school teacher like this.
@djr Some "customers" count more than others, I guess?
My eldest has reached the age where the school brings in police officers to teach the kids that drugs and alcohol are bad, and they should make good choices about what to put in their bodies.
And then I see this article, reminding me that alcohol producers’ business models depend on those who drink to excess, causing injury, death, family breakdown, burdens to public services, etc.
When does my child learn about the dangers of capitalism?
RT @MarciGlass@twitter.com: @firstname.lastname@example.org and the Presbytery of Boise will be erasing all of Idaho’s medical debt through @RIPMedicalDebt@twitter.com. $1.5 million of debt relief for our state (and beyond). https://twitter.com/MarciGlass/status/1190692641135943685
@trueleo I guess that settles that!
gopher, tls, hobbyhacking
So what did I spend my weekend doing?
Well, I followed @solene 's gopher+TLS tutorial at https://dataswamp.org/~solene/2019-03-07-gopher-server-tls.html and set up my own gopher server with TLS.
My life is very fulfilling.