Morning Reads for Monday, April 15th

(un)Happy Tax Day! I finished mine a couple of weeks ago, and my tax bill has me kinda like… May the odds be ever in your favor.

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tiger
tiger

Socialism has always been a large part of the Silicon Valley ethos. Consider such figures as Richard Stallman for example. The alleged libertarian tilt of Silicon Valley was always overstated and was always limited to a few figures. And even then it was a kind of a generational thing, as the older Silicon Valley types who professed libertarianism were seen as being counterculture to the prevailing Wall Street country club Republicanism of their time. So the handwringing over Silicon Valley being libertarian was just the alternative media having tantrums over it lacking the same sort of (rigidly enforced) ideological uniformity… Read more »

drjay
drjay

Tiger was a little like the patriots in his prime and i found myself cheering for anyone to step up and challenge him (duval, mickelson, garcia, etc…) but his in yesterday was pretty special and i was glad to see it, even if it means a new generation of people yelling get in the hole when he tees off on a 600 yard par 5, or you da man as he walks down the fairway in the years to come…

Michael
Michael

Only 18 Democrats have announced their intentions to run for president, not one hundred thousand. https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/21/politics/2020-democrats-running-for-president/index.html

Roughly the same number of Republican candidates made initial runs for the White House in 2016.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Republican_Party_presidential_candidates

I understand this website is run by Republicans, but no one is well-served by fake news hyperbole.

drjay
drjay

oh good grief, it was a little humor in the morning reads…not so different than this column that ran in the new yorker in february…i doubt anyone will read this and literally think 100k dems are running…

https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/dukakis-announces-2020-bid-everyone-else-is

Michael
Michael

The premise behind the “humor” is the issue. It’s as if it’s ridiculous that this number of Democrats would desire to run for president. Like, “oh man, here’s ANOTHER crazy dem just trying to take down good ole’ DJT.”

Nothing about American politics today is humorous.

drjay
drjay

similar jokes were made in 2016 with the clown car full of republicans running…people called the debate with the lower polling gops the kids table and such…

Benevolus
Benevolus

Happy birthday ed.