😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣 i can't
Cancel culture really IS out of hand I guess.
C'mon. This whole thing has gotta be an elaborate prank, no?

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24 Feb
The weird thing is, I can *easily* envision his audience believing both that Q is virtuous and that Q is a myth, just as they can simultaneously believe that the attack on the capitol was virtuous and that antifa did it.

Purest tribal epistemology.
The criteria for these claims is not correspondence to external reality. It's correspondence to the interests of the conservative tribe. Two things that are mutually contradictory based on the first metric can coexist peacefully based on the second metric.
Indeed I imagine this is the standard RW take on the insurrection: insofar as it was good (brave patriots fighting a stolen election), it was conservatives; insofar as it was bad (violence, dead cops), it was antifa. These should not be understood as empirical claims ...
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23 Feb
When I first heard Clubhouse described I genuinely thought it was a joke. I still have a moment of incredulity every time it comes up. Clearly my very strong feelings on asynchronous communication are, like most of my strong feelings, not widely shared.
Basically, as a neurotic & self-loathing type, the chances of me regretting what I say rise in direct proportion to synchronicity. I end up regretting about 90% of what I say "live" in conversation, about 50% of what I write on here, & only about 10% of my longform writing.
It's linear: the more time I have to consider my response, the better it gets. I've not yet found the limit of this principle. Ideally, I should just spend my whole life silently taking stuff in & then, on my death bed, write a zillion-page opus.
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22 Feb
Here's a "persuade me I'm wrong" thread on ... writing books.

I periodically get offers from publishing houses or editors saying, "hey, we like your writing, you should write a book for us." And every time I go through the same basic chain of reasoning, which I shall now share.
First: I suuuuuck at multitasking. My brain can think about one thing at a time. I can't even work on two stories at once -- never have. It takes me time to get into a thing but once I'm in the thing I'm WAY in the thing & have no spare attention for other things. Some people ...
... are able to write books while they also maintain a full-time job writing. Indeed, people seem to do it all the time! But it looks like dark magic to me. There's no WAY I could maintain any kind of regular writing schedule while also writing a book. Zero chance.
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20 Feb
Machin's whole brand is free-thinking independence but in reality there is *no one* who suffers from a more thorough case of DC brain. He is in dialogue with hill reporters & pundits & other senators, playing to their opinions. Zero WV voters give a fk about Neera Tanden.
Also? Manchin's not up for reelection until 2026. By then WV will be irretrievably red & he will lose. He's in his last term as a senator; he knows it; everyone knows it. So no, he does not get endless forbearance on the basis of political pragmatism.
Well that's an unfortunate brain fart. 2024, I mean.
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18 Feb
Couple days ago, the family & I went to the Olympic Game Park in Sequim, WA, where they take in & tend to big game animals. You can slowly drive through & feed the animals bread. Here are some large animal heads. olygamefarm.com/about-us/#abou…
And as a finale: yak tongue!
Day after, we went hiking through the Hoh rainforest. Man the Pacific Northwest is gorgeous.
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18 Feb
One of the first exciting episodes of my career came in the early 2010s, when, in a classic state of high Twitter dudgeon, I tweeted that climate deniers should face something like Nuremberg trials some day. Yeah. Dumb. Rush Limbaugh picked up on it ...
... & did a whole segment on his radio show about it. Radical environmentalists want to put you on trial for doubting their religion! I became a right-wing meme that survives to this day. My dad heard my name on the radio. I got a *torrent* of hate mail that lasted for weeks.
It never amounted to anything -- they had something else to hate the next day -- but it's the one anecdote I have where my life bumped up briefly against Limbaugh's.

Anyway, he was a vile, wretched man & the world is better off without him. The End.
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