Almost One in Eight Republicans Believe Trump Should Drop Out

Monday, October 10th, 2016

This was not a good weekend for Donald Trump. After his indefensible comments about women were made public, many prominent Republicans pulled their support for his candidacy. While Trump has vowed to “never withdraw”, polling was conducted to see how the general public felt about Trump ending his presidential campaign. The resulting reports were publicized with headlines like “GOP voters want the party to stand by Trump”.

It seems to me, however, that this story is being reported exactly backwards. With one month to go before the general election, 12% of Republicans think their own candidate should drop out. That is simply unheard of. If Trump withdraws, there’s pretty much a 100% chance that Republicans fail to recapture the presidency. If he stays in, there is perhaps a 95% chance they fail to recapture the presidency. Anyone who believes a Republican should be president, logically should want Trump to stay in no matter what at this point. And yet, almost than one in eight people who self-identify as Republicans think he should drop out. That is the story, rather than “Oh, most Republicans think Trump should stick with it”.

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Iceland Airwaves Is Apparently NOT the Onboard Music Station for IcelandAir

Friday, October 7th, 2016

I recently visited Iceland for the first time, and my Instagram is looking fresh as hell1. My inbox, however, is not looking quite so gorgeous. That’s due to an email I received from IcelandAir, the airline that transported me across the Atlantic. With the apparent hope that I’ll fly with them again, they sent me this:

Six Questions for This Email From IcelandAir

  • Is Björk wearing Nickelodeon™ Floam® on her face?

  • You remember Floam, right?

  • Hang on, is Björk wearing a garbage bag on her head?

  • Those aren’t earrings, are they? They’re totally the drawstrings on a goddamned garbage bag!

  • Who books travel based on a marketing email received from an airline?

  • Is the answer to the previous question “Björk fans”?

In closing, “Björk” is a funny word.


  1. Here’s a small sample:









    In a word, Iceland is stunning.↩︎

Guac the Vote 

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Last month, a co-founder of the organization “Latinos for Trump” attempted to scare the country, warning that Latinos are so dominant that we could be headed for a taco truck on every corner. Plenty of folks who heard this thought it sounded delicious, but the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce took it as inspiration. Now, they’re using taco trucks to register voters.

One Score and Eight Websites 

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

I initially missed this while traveling, but given my love for the bizarre world that is North Korea, it’s well worth posting now. It appears that thanks to a server configuration error, we now know that North Korea has just 28 websites.

Election Watch 2016: October 4th Edition

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

It’s Tuesday, and the presidential campaign that seems like it may never end still hasn’t ended, so it’s once again time to encourage everyone to vote for Hillary Clinton. Today, let’s take a look at newspaper endorsements.

Perhaps most striking in this area is USA Today’s “anti-endorsement”. As a matter of policy, the paper has never endorsed a candidate. This year, however, they stated explicitly that Donald Trump is “unfit for the presidency.” As the Washington Post notes, USA Today is far from the only paper to steer clear of the Republican nominee. Of particular note are the many conservative papers who’ve declined to endorse Donald Trump, or even endorsed Hillary Clinton.

On Tuesday, the Arizona Republic editorial board endorsed Clinton, marking the first time it had backed a Democrat for president in its 126-year history. The Dallas Morning News, the Cincinnati Enquirer and the Houston Chronicle — all with traditionally conservative editorial pages — have also backed Clinton in recent months. The Enquirer has supported Republicans for president for nearly a century. The Morning News hadn’t backed a Democrat for the White House since before World War II.

As of today, Donald Trump has exactly zero newspaper endorsements, while Libertarian fringe candidate Gary Johnson has six. Hillary Clinton has 23, including 9 papers that endorsed Republican Mitt Romney in 2012. As Ezra Klein wrote, this election isn’t Democrat vs. Republican, it’s normal vs. abnormal. There is only one viable option on November 8th, and that is Hillary Clinton.

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Resistance Is Futile and Essential 

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Radley Balko recently discussed a new documentary entitled “Do Not Resist”, and with it, the problem of the militarization of police in America.

…an Army specialist explains how the troops who use the vehicles get hours and hours of training before they’re entrusted to drive the trucks on a battlefield. The Pentagon then gives the trucks to police agencies to use on U.S. streets with no accompanying training at all.

Inverted Rebuttal 

Friday, September 30th, 2016

After GQ appeared unaware that women can climb, Outdoor Research came up with a perfect response.

Much Too Recent 

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

In America, our despicable legacy of slavery is unfortunately far more recent than many realize. The new National Museum of African American History and Culture will hopefully help to enlighten more people. Ruth Odom Bonner was on hand at the opening ceremony for the museum, and she has quite a story.

“Ruth’s father, Elijah Odom, was born into servitude in Mississippi,” Obama told the audience. “He was born a slave.”

The daughter of a slave is still alive today. Just stop and think about that for a minute.

Shipping Trickery 

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

If you want to drastically reduce the likelihood of damage to anything you’re shipping, just print a flat-screen TV on the side of the box.

Donald Trump Should Not Be President 

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

The first presidential debate occurred last night, making it an apt time to link to a recent op-ed from the New York Times. In it, they provide a detailed look at just some of the problems with Donald Trump. I’ll be voting for Hillary Clinton in November, and I strongly urge all of my American readers to do the same. This is not a political site, but then, this is not a political decision. Donald Trump is categorically unfit to be president, and were he to win the election, it would be disastrous for both our country and the world. Let us do all we can to avoid that possibility.

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