Schrödinger's Election

Schrödinger's Election

Scott Adams recent article points out that we are seeing two simultaneous realities presented, with one that will fall away when the election happens and we can observe the final results. So choose your reality. If you like the reality where Trump wins, you can watch it happening live on FOX News. He’s crushing it over there. But if you hope for a Clinton win, watch CNN and see your dreams come true. She’s doing great on that network. On November 8th, one of those realities will fall away. Sounds like a certain cat. While he’s not…

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LIberal Bullies

LIberal Bullies

They steal yard signs because they can’t stand there being so many. Scott Adams of Dilbert fame notes how they’ve become the bully party, as well as the party of outright theft. He, of course, “endorsed” Hillary (for, as he repeatedly noted, his personal safety and that of his family). A Democrat operative who is a convicted criminal AND nevertheless meets with the president of the United States is on video bragging about how he set up Trump supporters to get beat up, or rigged encounters to make them look violent. His presence at multiple events has been…

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Rush on Trump

Rush on Trump

Over the last decade a lot of the conservative radio personalities have, for me, fallen by the wayside. Hannity may have his heart in the right place but he comes across as a blowhard who doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Glenn Beck, aka Glenn #Cuck, well – he’s a crying whiner, despite what good he’s done in the past. But Rush? Ah – and oh boy. OK, I don’t listen to his show but have in the past, as well as read some of his books in the 90’s. He’s a flawed man, but…

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First South Carolina Nobly Made Her Stand...

First South Carolina Nobly Made Her Stand...

I stole this title, from the irascible and blunt, but well read Tom Kratman, (if you have not yet read the freely available A State of Disobedience, do so. It’s not his best book, but still), and his column over at everyjoe. The short version? an election that doesn’t see in office very soon a man or woman dedicated to obliterating the tyrannical administrative and bureaucratic state means the death of the republic, too. The difference is that, without Hillary, we may have a little more time while, with her, that would be it. The long version? Describing,…

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Twitter: Moral Treason

Twitter: Moral Treason

Scott Adams recently covers his [ongoing shadowban](http://blog.dilbert.com/post/152204980091/twitter-and-periscope-shadowban-update), the symptoms of which match those of other shadowbans: results easily visible on a users timeline not showing up in the regular “algorithm” timeline, or more significantly, in search results. He also covers how his Periscope numbers, “coincidentally” drop to zero (though he still is interacting with viewers who can still see his stream) when he starts discussing Trump. Finally, he finishes with this:> As I said before, if Twitter is suppressing my political speech, I consider it moral treason against the people of the United…

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Context is Everything

Context is Everything

Before we get into the rest of this discussion, watch these two videos. Ignore the obvious checkbox demographics, because these two ads make a very clever point – the same words, delivered in different contexts, can mean something completely different. These, among other things, makes clear the importance of “frame”, by the way. Even if you wrote out these scenes, completely stripped out the body language, the intonation, and simply described the setting and who was speaking, the differences in meaning would be clear. The frame for the latest Trump scandals is that Trump is a rapist. I know personally that…

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Scott Adams, Persuasion, and Hillary

Scott Adams, Persuasion, and Hillary

Scott Adams, of Dilbert Fame, had for quite some time now been endorsing Hillary for President. > As most of you know, I had been endorsing Hillary Clinton for president, for my personal safety, because I live in California. It isn’t safe to be a Trump supporter where I live. And it’s bad for business too. But that has changed. Lets look into the reasons. First, he flat out admits he doesn’t know enough about event current issues, much less issues that have not yet arisen, to pick either one on the basis of their expertise. Hell – the…

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Stefan Molyneux and Scott Adams on Youtube

Stefan Molyneux and Scott Adams on Youtube

It’s been a long time on this rock, and I’m sure in five or ten years, I’ll think I’m even wiser. Or at least learned a few more lessons the hard way. Nevertheless, I was watching an interview with Scott Adams and Stefan Molyneux, and I was floored by the number of threads that came together for me that I’d been mulling a while. First – background – I’ve been through most of the political spectrum at one time or another, in search of truth. I’ve left most of it as well for the same…

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