Link Me Up, Scotty - Counterpoint Edition

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

My platonic semi-celebrity boyfriend Eric Garland provides a counterpoint to the excellent Cracked article by David Wong about rural America this election season.
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Smart Man, fellow UCFer, and History Professor David wrote an excellent explanation of what, exactly, the Electoral College does, and why the Founding Fathers felt it necessary to include in our founding documents. Hint: They didn't trust their descendants. Part 1, and Part 2.
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It should come as no surprise to anyone that when I voted this election season, I voted for Hillary Clinton. And while it should be obvious why I would never, ever, in a million years even if you set my hair on fire, vote for the Trumpsicle, it's less obvious why I would vote for Hillary. I will probably write my own essay post-election, but for now, here's why.
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Some food for thought from Mayim Bialik on our overconnected world (and brains).
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More than a million individuals "checked in" to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation Facebook page in an effort to thwart data mining by the authorities. I was one of those people, and even if doing so did not accomplish the original purpose, the end result was a nation-wide show of support for the Water Warriors.
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Video of the Century: This American Life asked Sara Bareilles (Broadway’s “Waitress”) to imagine what President Obama might be thinking about the current election and Donald Trump, but can’t say publicly. My celebrity boyfriend Leslie Odom, Jr of Hamilton fame sings.


4 comments:

Lee Schuetz said...
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Janiece said...

*TONG*

Rose Ferriams said...
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Janiece said...

*TONG*