Uspol, cpac Hungary
CPAC is a mainstream Republican event, attended by national and state leadership and candidates. This year it’s in Budapest, where far right actual no shit oppressive authoritarian Orbán is the featured speaker. Is there any clearer picture what Republicans want the US to be?
“I see the great European population exchange as a suicidal attempt to replace the lack of European, Christian children with adults from other civilizations – migrants”
Meta: uspol, violence, racism, more
I keep quotes and links on various topics in text notes on my on my phone. (Browser bookmarks on mobile are pretty terrible.)
I have categories for things like guns, political violence, civil and reproductive rights, multiple kinds of discrimination/hate. I don’t typically put the same link in more than one category.
Lately I find myself wondering which news item should go where.
This is not good.
Bought a small microwave. I have an event next weekend, I’m the registrar so plenty busy. Eating all meals alone in my hotel room.
I unpacked it to confirm it works.
This thing clearly was never intended to go in its box a second time. I had to tape the *inside* of the box closed, then tape down the foam packing. Only then could I slip the box over it and turn right side up. Nowhere to grip the thing anywhere.
Afterwards it goes in storage for my Colorado workshop.
"It was presidential campaign reporting unlike anything seen before. The reporter made it clear: He had no desire to join the permanent Washington press corps, or ever cover politics full time, and indeed he never did. He was contemptuous of Democratic centrists and unabashed about a sitting Republican president’s depravity, and said so in prose that sounded like a punch-drunk H.L. Mencken spoiling for a bar fight." https://wapo.st/3yHTBSh
uspol, video games
I haven't been able to get A Mind Forever Voyaging out of my head for months.
The premise is an AI explores the simulated impact of policies enacted 10, 20, 30, etc years later. Its author wrote it as a response to the 1984 US election and the policies of the Reagan administration.
The 10 year simulation showed a pleasant, functioning town. 40 years in the game future depicted a religious police state. 40 years after 1984 is two years in our future.
@mediaarchaeologylab btw do you need one of these? I still have that pile of stuff I haven’t mailed yet. Been a bit busy ☹️
Needed to mail something and had to hunt around a long time to find the postage stamps.
They are always in the same place, but last time I put them in a random location.
That previous time was the day of Spouse’s surgery. The county approved one of our building permits while I was waiting, and I had to urgently send them a check so they would issue it.
Which would explain the non standard location of the stamps.
Trying another mastodon iOS client. This one is Mercury. It’s the sixth? one I’ve downloaded today, and the first that was somewhat usable. Others either had tiny fonts, or were plain broken.
So far this is merely ok. Very weird that I have to switch to the numeric keyboard to find the return key? That is gonna get old fast.
Mastodon x appdot.net = fun? A place for former ADN users - on the whole