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  • DcnJosephSuaiden 4:51 pm on July 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    UPDATED: Why I’m Now Convinced Trump Can Win, and Why That (Used to) Scare the Daylights Out of Me 

    Since I am going to make this blog public again, and going to focus on my new social media life, I have to add some updates to this, the first one: I’m now voting for Donald Trump. Why? I’m adding updates below, where I can fight with myself from a year ago.

    The social conservative is dead, and Donald Trump is hammering the nails in the coffin.

    Sunday news coverage is the lifeblood of the American news cycle: newspapers place their biggest ads on Sunday, which means their online editions contain the stories that they most expect their readers to want. And Trump currently owns the news cycle. What I originally perceived to be a laughing stock changed as far as I could see into a solid strategy by an old friend of the Clintons to get Hillary in power, based on Trump’s doggedness in pursuit of the Republican nomination.

    UPDATED: Well, now we know of the level of media collusion and Hillary’s strategy of getting Trump in as a Pied Piper candidate. It was all a setup to keep the oligarchy in power.
    And I hate oligarchies.

    But I’m not even sure of that anymore.

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  • DcnJosephSuaiden 5:52 am on July 24, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Cold Reality: It’s Time to Stop Blaming “The South” 

    The reality of discrimination today in the North, per Thomas Sugrue in the Washington Post, is far worse.

  • DcnJosephSuaiden 8:56 pm on July 23, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    No social media except this blog, day three 

    So this has been odd so far. I’ve chosen to not log into Facebook or Twitter for a third day. I feel a sort of withdrawal from it. For Twitter, it’s not so bad. I had forced myself to take a week off last month. For Facebook, it’s weird. A number of real-life contacts are on it and seem to use it almost exclusively. ┬áIt definitely proves the adage that Facebook is for who you know and Twitter is for who you want to know.

    I don’t feel lonely (I live with my family, so) but I do wonder how everyone’s doing on Twitter. Supposedly it would be different if I used social media on a tablet or phone, where it’d be more available but less accessible to me on the desktop. Certainly I’ve been breezing through work since I can’t use Twitter to break the monotony. I guess the harassment by trolls made me retreat into a less public view, but cutting the cord is something I think I needed to do anyway.

    Anyway, if there are any emergencies or requests to talk, it’s probably best to use email. If you already have it, it will be faster than social media for the moment.

  • DcnJosephSuaiden 8:11 pm on July 22, 2015 Permalink | Reply

    How I Learned to Appreciate LibreOffice, or Why Sometimes the Best Things Are Right In Front of You 

    It takes a while to get happy about a program function– sometimes years– but when it happens, it’s worth talking about. Of course, sometimes one must– as they said on DC comics shows like 500 times last season– endure a crucible for this appreciation to firmly develop.

    I finally appreciated LibreOffice today.

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