New York Times investigation: Guards punish black inmates more severely than whites inside New York State prisons
The Essential Selfishness of School Choice
Why didn’t Andrew Cuomo’s special-session wish list include closure of LLC loophole?
Reagan press aide’s response to AIDS crisis
John Key departs as New Zealand prime minister, and the civility of opposition leader Andrew Little was stunning, compared with American politics
The long history of the U.S. interfering with elections elsewhere
John Glenn Dies At 95. He was the first American to orbit the earth, before his political career. He was a Presbyterian ruling elder, for whom one of my pastors was named.
From Richard S. Vosko: Benjamin Corey, who studies theology and culture said, “the problem isn’t that people write things that are untrue, but that so many people are quick to believe things that are untrue.”
Fake news is like Jessica Rabbit and No facts? What does that mean?
Weather Channel: Note to Breitbart: Earth Is Not Cooling, Climate Change Is Real and Please Stop Using Our Video to Mislead Americans
Despite social media outrage, the “Fisher Price Happy Hour Playset” is not real
Fake Or Real? How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts
Revealing fakery – and stupidity
I was telling one of my sisters, just this weekend, what a pain this “fake news” is for a librarian, who deals with the dispensing of information every day.
Sorry to burst your bubble, but don’t all Americans live in their own little worlds?
The Trump Dump: Tracking the New Administration’s People and Policies
If Hollywood designed the perfect candidate to represent the anti-Christ for evangelicals, he would be thrice married, twice divorced, a builder of casinos, a sexual predator (unless the women are ugly), a liar and a man so in love with himself that his fondest wish is to die in his own arms.
– From an Oklahoma pastor
War Is Peace. Freedom Is Slavery. Trump Won In A Landslide.
WHY SCIENTISTS ARE SCARED OF TRUMP
Trump to Remain Executive Producer on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’
The president-elect is issuing statements to world leaders that benefit his family’s corporate empire
Fox’s Shepard Smith Debunks Trump’s False Claims Scrubbing Russia Of Involvement In The US Election
This is what happens when Donald Trump attacks a private citizen on Twitter
Saturday Night Live Is Basically Just Reciting Facts About Donald Trump Now
Only a ‘Love Army’ Will Conquer Trump
It’s difficult to deny his incredible impact on the news this year ― for better or worse
Will Ivanka Trump Be the Most Powerful First Daughter in History? If she weren’t doing the family business, I’d have no problem with her unpaid advising her father in govt. It’s, as Big Brother and the Holding Company noted, The Combination of the Two that’s the REAL problem.
1843 Magazine/The Economist: The Scientists Who Make Apps Addictive
Altruistic People Have More Sexual Partners
Will Lacey was just a baby when doctors diagnosed a rare form of cancer and told his family there was only one end. Nobody then could imagine the journey ahead
Chaz Ebert: A BAKER’S DOZEN: 13 MORE MUST-SEE FILMS OF 2016
Denzel Washington reunites with his childhood librarian for her 99th birthday
Medieval graffiti ‘peacock’ discovered in Sudbury church
NOT ME: One of those held hostage was Roger Green, who said he spent the entire time praying
Now I Know: Ring Around the Lunar Orbit and NASA-L and When Your Brain Nose Something Is Missing and Home Sweet Apartment Building
Greg Lake, Emerson, Lake & Palmer Co-Founder, Dead at 69 – the first Greg Lake vocal I recall: 21st Century Schizoid Man – King Crimson ; also from that album, Epitath; Welcome Back My Friends – Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize in Literature was accepted on his behalf by the musician Patti Smith -it was transcendent; Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech
Come Together With More High-Caliber Beatles Analysis
The Definitive List of the 41 Best-Selling Cast Recordings of All Time
What if, instead of writing and starring in Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda et al. had instead done Sweeney Todd
The Secret Jewish History of Robbie Robertson and The Band
The Four Functions of a Church Choir
5 thoughts on “December rambling #1: 21st Century Schizoid Man”
Excellent selection Roger. I will borrow the NPR guide for my own Sunday Round-up!
Fake news on the right is frightening at a national level for me, but not a personal one because the friends I disagreed with on the election I still disagree with about the news.
Fake news on the left doesn’t freak me out at a national level because it’s not as pervasive or aggressive, but it does freak me out at a personal level because I risk losing left wing friends who suddenly suspect I’m “one of them”
In other news, people on the left need to be aware that “liberal elite” is code for “Jew” in a lot of circles.
Chris – re: “the Jews” – you are right about that. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/12/18/1611124/-The-perennial-perils-of-propaganda
It has a renewed sense of urgency for me.
I just “met” my half brother for the first time via Facebook. He just got of a 2 year stint in prison. His Facebook is littered with images of “bad” Jews marked with swastikas on their foreheads.
So I’m suddenly painfully aware of many things…
Organic ketchup! It cures cancer!