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I need a plugin that automatically removes all Pinterest references from search results. They are never useful and always annoying.

It’s only logical that Trump’s could-be savior Amy Coney Barrett will stand with her Catholic convictions and oppose the death penalty too, right? Her support of segregation is apparently reconcilable with her deep spiritual beliefs, but surely state-senctioned murder can’t be.

I rarely meet a portmanteau I don’t like, but “bichronous” (as in “bichronous learning”) rubs me the wrong way.

My estimation of the idea of a serious secession movement and/or internecine violence between state factions has gone from 0/ridiculous to “I can see a pretty clear path, and if I were single and no children I’d be hoping it comes sooner than the 2-3 decades I imagine it would.”

Dreamt that the likely, unstoppable SCOTUS nominee believed “separate but equal” policies are fine & pre-existing conditions should be death-warrants, that Trump was on his way to re-election w/minority vote & Pence holding the new Senate’s 50/50 tiebreak. Then I fell asleep.

Listening to podcasts and reading articles about the SCOTUS appointment—despite the reality that the fat dump dropped on the country, turning it into a political toilet, that we have to call our president will get his way—is my new, multimedia doomscrolling.

RBG’s death doesn’t change the election: the tiny # of undecideds and non-voters don’t vote based on SCOTUS (witness current situation), and if election is disrupted, the court even with RBG would’ve voted Trump’s way 5-4 (can’t believe anyone thinks otherwise). Hello theocracy.

RIP RBG. That’s not just the ballgame. That’s ALL the games. And this is why I say never say it can’t get worse.

The Boys is godawful tv. Almost all stilted acting, mundane, predictable posturing in place of plot, and no one worth caring about. Maybe comic book fans will lap up anything they are given…but they should demand better than this dreck.

RIP, brilliant, irascible, occasionally terrifying author and critic Stanley Crouch. I can’t say I agreed with him often, but I envied his gifts & intensity. Get Notes of a Hanging Judge and see for yourself. Wendell Pierce’s Twitter tribute: fncll.org/go/rk0o3

📚Interesting 2020 Booker Prize shortlist! Four debut novels. Four women. Time to read all of them… → fncll.org/go/z6-u7

For those of us who spend too much time jumping into Zoom, Meet, WebEx, etc., this tiny utility for OSX giving instant access to the view from your camera is surprisingly useful. → Handmirror - fncll.org/go/handmirror

It’s a bad look, but when one of the Oregon senators who fled like cowards to avoid a vote they were going to lose-on a bill that included money for brush and tree clearning, wildfire prevention, and climate change mitigation-loses his home to the wildfire. My empathy is nil.

Does murdering 70,000-120,000 of the citizens you purport to lead by refusing to lead count as genocide? Treason?

When will faculty accept that teaching is a discipline? I wonder how the economist or lit professor would feel if I asked for 5-min or less videos and a few brieft, targeted web pages so I could learn to be an economist or literature expert in the next week or two?

USC Professor Greg Patton being removed from teaching his class and the situation “investigated” due to using the word “nei ge” is mind-bogglingly stupid. Just the kind of thing that solidifies resistance to taking on real issues. USC should forcefully rebuke to the students.

Predagogy: a teaching approach in which you inflict your preferred, or only known, practices on your students regardless of their needs and/or view your role as one of command, surveillance and control to ensure their “honesty.”

Based on my brief forays for prescriptions, people have apparently decided the pandemic is over. Wish they’d sent/send the memo to all the recently dead and thousands yet to die. Hey, remember when 1/60th the number died in 9/11 and we went to war?

I wonder exactly when I went from angry young writer who was going to change the world to the fat, wordless guy listening to 80s hair bands while feeding his sourdough starter.

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