Political Party Convention Open Thread

I'll have more to say later---a lot more---about the candidates and narratives of this year's election, but I wanted to take a moment to post an open thread for discussion of both conventions. I should have opened this thread last week---or perhaps a dedicated thread for the Republican Party convention---but better late than never.Note: I know that there is ongoing disagreement over the Democratic candidates and that there are likely heightened concerns in the wake of the DNC email l … [Read more...]


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Lesbian Duplex 778: An Open Thread

It’s time for another Lesbian Duplex thread! If you have a link or article or interesting thought that’s not relevant to an ongoing thread, you can share it here. If a conversation on another post has turned entirely off topic, you can bring it here also. Every so often, as the number of comments on a given Lesbian Duplex post becomes unmanageable, I put up a fresh post. I’ve added a “chatter” tab under my blog banner that will direct readers to these discussion threads, so no one will have to wo … [Read more...]


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Saturday Link Love: Donald Trump, Physicists, and the Republican Party

Saturday Link Love is a new feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier.Note: Inclusion does not apply full agreement. Donald Trump's Ghostwriter Tells All, on the New Yorker---"But the discussion was soon hobbled by what Schwartz regards as one of Trump’s most essential characteristics: 'He has no attention span.'"Trump, Inspired by Nixon? in t … [Read more...]


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Anonymous Tip: Booking the Church Next Saturday

A Review Series of Anonymous Tip, by Michael FarrisPp. 332-335Farris starts this section by talking about the upcoming appeal in Seattle. Gail is appealing Judge Stokes' decision that Peter can sue child protective services for the search of Gwen's home. Peter is appealing Judge Stokes' decision that Peter can't sue over perjury and tampering. Both have to file opening briefs. I though this bit was interesting given what we've discussed so far: Willet had much more experience in a … [Read more...]


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Lesbian Duplex 77: An Open Thread

It’s time for another Lesbian Duplex thread! If you have a link or article or interesting thought that’s not relevant to an ongoing thread, you can share it here. If a conversation on another post has turned entirely off topic, you can bring it here also. Every so often, as the number of comments on a given Lesbian Duplex post becomes unmanageable, I put up a fresh post. I’ve added a “chatter” tab under my blog banner that will direct readers to these discussion threads, so no one will have to wo … [Read more...]


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Saturday Link Love: White Teachers, Timeout Alternatives, and Abigail Fishers

Saturday Link Love is a new feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier.Note: Inclusion does not imply full agreement.  Pokémon Go Could Be A Death Sentence For A Black Man, on Kotaku---"The premise of Pokémon Go asks me to put my life in danger if I choose to play it as it is intended and with enthusiasm." 10 Books I Wish My White Teachers Had Read, … [Read more...]


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Anonymous Tip: You Are the Worst, Peter

A Review Series of Anonymous Tip, by Michael FarrisPp. 328-331Labor Day has arrived, which means it's time for Peter's annual party. Every year on Labor Day, Peter hosted a barbecue at his home on Liberty Lake. Over fifty people were invited to this year's event for an afternoon of swimming, boating, and, of course, eating. Farris tells us that Peter "wasn't much of a cook." This likely helps cement Peter's manly man status in Farris's eyes---real men are only capable of grilling, … [Read more...]


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