The numbers do not lie: Paul Ryan’s tenure as Speaker corresponds to the most fiscally irresponsible period in American history.
While I ponder how to extricate myself from the gooey mire of QAnon Twitterland, please learn a lesson from my folly: You cannot troll those who have attached themselves to perhaps the biggest troll of all time.
On a personal note, we spent the weekend in Flagstaff, and Bug got to see Mars through a 16″ telescope, and he got to see the Orion Nebula through the Clark Telescope, which showed him 8 baby stars and the glowing green gas of the nebula. Totally worth staying up late and standing in line in the cold.
There was a post here about centrism, but now consider it something of an open thread..
Your Ordinary World for 17 Dec 2018 links to stories you need to read to start your Monday right, from great writers with unique viewpoints.
It’s not that Walter Kaufmann’s Faith of a Heretic saved my life. But it made it easier.
Sometimes you gotta give’em the whole works.
Ordinary Sunday Brunch: Culture Links is Ordinary Times’ Sunday Morning tradition of bringing you links to stories about music, art, history, and food to read, share, and discuss.
Red Dead Redemption 2’s duality
“The other way! The other way!”
Linky Friday, Ordinary Times’ weekly tradition of links to stories from around the world and across the web. This week, a focus on mental health to read, share, and discuss.
Sometimes you’re happy to lose an argument.
Time to think about getting the presents you didn’t get from Amazon.
The law is such a miraculous thing: all at once so malleable and so rigid. Prosecutors were willing to engineer sweetheart deals for rapists like Schneider and Anderson, and yet prosecutors were unwilling to acknowledge Brown’s humanity despite her being an abused 16-year-old girl being sold for sex.
A story as old as time.
Your Ordinary World for 13 Dec 2018 with links to stories from around the world and across the web to read, share, and discsuss.
This week’s roundup of the best and most interesting law and legal related links from around the web, including SCOTUS updates, falsely branded potato chips, love triangles that become international treaty violations, and more.
It isn’t what it looks like!
I did it like this,
I did it like that.
I did it with a soggy three-dollar Santa hat.
Six of the nine justices voted to deny certiorari in Gee vs. Planned Parenthood of Gulf Coast, Inc. and Andersen v. Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri. But while these cases do contain the trigger words “Planned Parenthood”, the denial of cert does not reflect the temperature of the Court on the issue of abortion.
The media is itching for a competitive 2020 Republican Primary fight. But actual Republicans? Not so much.
Oil, renewables, and Earth in your Morning Ed: Energy links
The story of a daring suitor.
Those songs that we LOVE that never got serious radio play or have fallen by the wayside.
The “Bunker Mentality” is nothing new in the White House. Almost every president of the modern era has been accused of it at various points. President Trump could be said to have been in such posture from day one.
Ordinary World: Education with stories and links on learning, education, teaching, tutoring, and much more from Scott Davies and Ordinary Times.
On the other hand, he broke the curve.
Once again, it’s that time of year!
Ordinary Sunday Brunch with Sunday Morning cultural links to stories about music, art, history, and food to read, share, and discuss.
On the joys of finding Waldo.
All you need is cooked poultry. I don’t care where you get it.
If you like things a bit off the beaten path, check these movies out too.
“That was some party last night!”