There's a lot of dumb shit out there, but dumb shit cloaked as liberal hand-wringing is particularly galling:
Liberals may feel energized by a surge in political activism, and a unified stance against a president they see as irresponsible and even dangerous. But that momentum is provoking an equal and opposite reaction on the right. In recent interviews, conservative voters said they felt assaulted by what they said was a kind of moral Bolshevism -- the belief that the liberal vision for the country was the only right one. Disagreeing meant being publicly shamed.
Protests and righteous indignation on social media and in Hollywood may seem to liberals to be about policy and persuasion. But moderate conservatives say they are having the opposite effect, chipping away at their middle ground and pushing them closer to Mr. Trump.
FUCK YOU, NYT. Go gag yourself.
I get that "protests are counterproductive!" is a genre, but "protests are hurting the lukewarm Trump supporter fee-fees" makes me want to punch the author.
After the first wave of ICE raids, the argument was made that the left was fear-mongering by giving the raids excess attention, because ICE officials don't possibly have the capacity to implement mass deportations.
The latter via you, over there.
My four-year-old was playing this morning while saying "Hey hey, ho ho, Donald Trump has got to go spend time with his mother-in-law."
This, about not taking your personal electronic devices across international borders, seems inconvenient and correct.
Never mind, the post is entirely wrong
Remember the story about mobs of refugees in Germany surrounding surrrounding and sexually assaulting women on New Year's Eve 2015/16? Turns out it was a hoax organized by an anti-immigrant bar owner.
Racists sure do lie a lot, don't they.
The 2015/16 assaults did happen. The linked story is debunking a hoax which claimed that similar assaults happened again on New Years 2016/17. I screwed up because I hadn't ever heard of the later hoax before it was debunked.
Everything about priming -- where you read words about old people and then find yourself walking slowly? Not supported by the research Kahneman relied on. The studies are too small, and analysis of the results of those studies suggests strongly that the apparent consistency in all published studies on the subject was artificially created by failure to publish unsuccessful studies. So what Kahneman said about it, that "you have no choice but to accept that the major conclusions of these studies are true" Not so much.
Afterthought: If you read the comments, you will note Kahneman very graciously saying "It's a fair cop."
Flynn, Russians: at least I'm no longer worried that the issue is disappearing away from the public eye. In fact, I'm quite enjoying the revelations.
I guess it's still true that you don't pick a fight with the CIA. Thanks for running that experiment, Don.
The glass half-full view is that the unaccountable deep state sucks in normal times, but it provides an important check on a crew of berserkers like the ones currently in the executive branch.
The half-empty view is that warring handfuls of anonymous guys in the FBI and the intelligence services are now controlling the political life of the nation.