August 28, 2020 8:26 AM HomePoliticsMorning Reads for Friday, August 28, 2020 Morning Reads for Friday, August 28, 2020 By Ginny Politics 8 Comments Jimmy Carter, the Rock and Roll President. Columbus honors founding of women’s sufferage movement in Georgia. Pray for our neighbors. Farmer’s Almanac predicts a wild and crazy winter, especially for our northern neighbors. Even the new ones (you know who you are).When grammar triggers… But is it fluent in Whale Song? Good grief, fellas. Even frumpy old me can tell these two guys apart! VDH on the Summer of Protest. Wasn’t it a British scientist who recommended the lockdown in the first place? He’s not dead yet. He’s feeling better. Happy 90th Birthday, Sir Sean Connery! Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Ginny Get off my lawn. 8 Comments chefdavid Carter was also attacked by a rabbit. https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2015/04/24/sot-jimmy-carter-rabbit-attack-reliable-sources-2010.cnn August 28, 2020 10:09 AM Log in to Reply xdog Ginny, by all means inform your opinions however you choose but I really wish you’d stop posting links without reviewing them first. If you want to make the point that some scientists now think the societal lockdown in England was overdone, why don’t you cite a reputable source instead of wasting my time by linking to yet another nutter site? Here’s a couple of decent articles I found easily. https://www.ft.com/content/d23bcad1-ccb4-4733-b344-91737614493b https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/934813 I don’t know the situation in the UK but I trust Financial Times and Medscape to present verifiable facts and informed opinion because they aren’t associated with fantasists whose goal is to profit by feeding red meat to rubes. Here’s a look at summit: “Launched in March 2019, Summit News is a far-right conspiracy website. Like most questionable sources this website does not have an about page nor disclosure of ownership. The primary writer appears to be Paul Joseph Watson, who is a former editor for the conspiracy website Infowars. Overall, we rate Summit News Questionable based on Extreme Right-wing bias, promotion of conspiracies, misleading and unproven stories, and a complete lack of transparency.” https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/summit-news/ In other words, Alex Jones without the UFOs. In case association with Infowars isn’t enough, here are a selection of recent offerings from Watson: “Man Killed by Kyle Rittenhouse Used N-Word, Provoked People to “Shoot Me” “Kyle Rittenhouse Did Nothing Wrong” “Cancel Culture Psychopaths: The real explanation behind hate crime hoaxes” And more ad infinitum ad nauseam. You can’t pretend those are reasonable positions presented rationally without redefining words. Please stop the nutter links, or stop expecting the non-koolaid crew to give a damn about what you post. August 28, 2020 10:14 AM Log in to Reply armanidog The scary part is that she may have reviewed them and thought they were OK. August 28, 2020 10:48 AM Log in to Reply Chatsprint Thank you for this. Caught that link myself and started to wonder if even this site has gone QAnon nuts. Watson is a real pos and linking to his garbage serves no purpose other than furthering his propaganda. August 28, 2020 12:46 PM Log in to Reply Mr. Bear It was inevitable that the crank stuff would start flowing. I’d rather treat this as a teachable moment, reminding us all to check our sources. And, given the absence of reliable sources, people start making things up and others start believing them. What’s hard about this pandemic is that we all have a ringside seat to watch science at work. Eventually, peer-review winnows out the bad ideas, and so it should be here. But along the way, there are a lot of bad ideas. An educated populace is our best hope. August 28, 2020 11:39 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn Interesting read. https://thebulwark.com/international-conservatism-needs-trump-to-lose/ August 28, 2020 12:23 PM Log in to Reply armanidog Christians shoot themselves in the foot. Nothing says evil like supporting a murderer: “Domestic Terrorism For Jesus: The Christian crowdfunding site GiveSendGo is hosting a fundraising drive for alleged domestic terrorist Kyle Rittenhouse after legitimate crowdfunding sites like GoFundMe refused to do so. GiveSendGo, which self-identifies as the “fastest growing Christian Crowdfunding site made by Christians for Christians,” has already raised over a $100,000 for the Kenosha killer Kyle Rittenhouse, the domestic terrorist charged with murder after killing two BLM protesters and wounding another.” https://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2020/08/christian-crowdfunding-site-raising-money-for-kenosha-killer-kyle-rittenhouse/?fbclid=IwAR20aP8LnfO6I5lYL48HVjUDk-WgWjEyMtY4Va_I_W0VEZMVBOe3au8aJV0 August 29, 2020 9:12 PM Log in to Reply armanidog August 29, 2020 10:17 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.