Watching the YouTube stream and wondering what that chat window really adds…a scrolling window of abuse, basically.
I watched the WaPo's YouTube stream. Straight up, no chat window. It was blissful.
PPP’s post-debate phone poll has wide margins for Clinton among women, non-whites, young people, etc.
But white people thought Trump won 47-45. Factor in the wide margin among women in general and we come back to the stuff upthread about white men really, really hating Hillary Clinton.
Well, that was weird but oddly watchable.
Trump was incoherent at times and actually lied even more than I thought he would – and doubled down on easily debunked lies.
Maybe that won't hurt him with his voters. But it may be that the thing that does is the truth he inadvertently blurted out: he basically admitted he doesn't pay (and possibly has never paid, depending on how you parse it) Federal income tax: "That's because I'm smart."
In places quite new to me, even if I’ve been before, I rely entirely on GPS. Every time I leave a place, including where I’m staying, it looks like a completely new place I’ve never been, to me. I don’t recognise it.
That mental-map thing resonated with me. If I’m driving from point to point in Auckland I almost always visualise the most efficient route as I’m starting out. It would be hard to drive here without that.
Oddly enough, I’m less good at actually reading maps.
I know I'm just shouting into the void here, but the Washington Post's David Farenthold has really started to get to the nub of the Trump Foundation.
Bottom line: he's using it to avoid tax on money he is paid.
The numbskull Trump voter who wrote this dreck on Stuff today should probably know that when he's muttering darkly about the Clinton Foundation, he's 180 degrees off.
Not that he'd care. I'm done giving these fucking idiots any benefit of the doubt.
I do eventually remember how to get around my physical environment. It just takes my brain longer to store that information than it does for most others.
Ah. Like that last time we had a cup of tea and I couldn't work out how you could have headed off in the opposite direction on the way to the cafe ...
It's really good that you've written this, not just to explain how your own brain works (is there a better way of giving you directions?), but to underline that people's brains, and therefore their experiences, are different, some more than others. It's something I've thoroughly internalised thanks to my sons, but it's always worth talking about.
Pretty sure Ralph is a meth addict.
Ha ha. Thanks for those pics (and captions). That Star Times one is particularly meme-worthy.
The New York Times: Why Donald Trump
Should Not Be President:
A change agent for the nation and the world?
There can be little doubt of that. But voters should be asking themselves if Mr. Trump will deliver the kind of change they want. Starting a series of trade wars is a recipe for recession, not for new American jobs. Blowing a hole in the deficit by cutting taxes for the wealthy will not secure Americans’ financial future, and alienating our allies won’t protect our security. Mr. Trump has also said he will get rid of the new national health insurance system that millions now depend on, without saying how he would replace it.
The list goes on: He would scuttle the financial reforms and consumer protections born of the Great Recession. He would upend the Obama administration’s progress on the environment, vowing to “cancel the Paris climate agreement” on global warming. He would return to the use of waterboarding, a torture method, in violation of international treaty law. He has blithely called for reconsideration of Japan’s commitment not to develop nuclear weapons. He favors a national campaign of “stop and frisk” policing, which has been ruled unconstitutional. He has blessed the National Rifle Association’s ambition to arm citizens to engage in what he imagines would be defensive “shootouts” with gunmen. He has so coarsened our politics that he remains a contender for the presidency despite musing about his opponent as a gunshot target.
New official time-lapse video of the Alford Street bridge construction: