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What to do during self-isolation?

Are there things you have learned or enjoyed or missed or lost during this isolation? Let me know in the comments below.

This time out, I talk about a few of those things myself, as well as one listener’s thoughts.

Then I kind of go off in a few directions, including game we’ve played over Zoom or websites.

Mentioned links:

The game “Codenames” [affiliate link]

Skribbl.io

Coronavirus: Half of humanity now on lockdown as 90 countries call for confinement

Australian astrophysicist sent to the hospital after coronavirus invention goes horribly wrong

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Filed under: Coronavirus (COVID-19)HumorMedicineReligion

The Coronavirus Superheroes

There is plenty of bad news when it comes to the Coronavirus pandemic, but let’s not overlook or ignore the good news. Some of the statistical models are looking good, but I’m not talking about that.

There are people who are fighting on the front lines to stop this. There are others making sure that you can continue living your life even as you are sheltering in place. And puppies are being adopted.

In this episode, I talk about some of the good that is happening all around us.

Mentioned links:

COVID-19 Infographic (from listener Phil)

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Filed under: Coronavirus (COVID-19)Medicine

There are a number of political angles to the Coronavirus, and I think many lessons to be learned. Let’s hope people are listening.

Reporter Without Borders has found an incredibly clever way to distribute the works of journalists who have been censored by their own governments. It involves the game of Minecraft. Really!

Mentioned links:

US and Canada suspend non-essential travel between the two countries

Baltimore Mayor Begs Residents To Stop Shooting Each Other So Hospital Beds Can Be Used For Coronavirus Patients

Baltimore mayor under pressure after ‘space to destroy’ remark

The Uncensored Library

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Filed under: Coronavirus (COVID-19)MediaMedicine

Thoughts on Super Tuesday

I have a few thoughts about Super Tuesday (regarding events before, during, and after it), as well as a question from a listener.

Imagine touting the benefits of unionization to your audience, but when your employees want to unionize, you get upset. Teachable moment?

Mentioned links:

Hemingway: If Bloomberg couldn’t buy 2020 with $600M, how could Russia have bought 2016 with $300K?

Yet Another Media Favorite Bites the Dust

The Young Turks’ Progressive Founder Urged His Staff Not To Unionize

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Filed under: Economics & TaxesElections

Coronavirus: don’t panic, be prepared

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is making news all over the world. But what should you do about it (other than keeping those hands washed)? If the worst happens (but I don’t think it will (but I’m no expert)), prepare but don’t panic.

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews got something of an education on the outrage culture of the Left. Did he learn anything from it?

Mentioned links:

Virus pushes beyond Asia, taking aim at Europe, Mideast

Chris Matthews faces calls for resignation after comparing Sanders victory to Nazi invasion

Chris Matthews Begs Bernie for Forgiveness; No Apologies for Despicable Trump Family Remarks

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Filed under: Coronavirus (COVID-19)MedicinePartisanship

Next stop on the slippery slope

“Just because same-sex marriage is legal doesn’t mean that other changes will be made, like polygamy!” That’s what they told us. And yet we keep slipping down that slope.

Democrats say the dardest things! Sometimes they’re funny and sometimes, well, let’s just say they’d never let a Republican get away with saying that.

Mentioned links:

Slippery Slope: Utah Senate Approves Bill to Essentially Legalize Polygamy

Amy Klobuchar Says Nominating A Woman Could End Sexism On The Internet

Democrat James Clyburn Attacks Trump: Black Unemployment Better When We Were Slaves

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Filed under: ElectionsMarriagePolygamyRace Issues

Any chance?

The President’s proposed budget cuts spending by $4 trillion. Could we actually see a reduction in spending that we’ve needed for so long? Or is this just a dream?

How many Democrats would vote for a socialist for President? The answer may (or may not) surprise you.

Who let the world in CO2 reduction in 2019? The answer may (or may not) surprise you.

Mentioned links:

White House proposes slashing $4.4 trillion from budget over 10 years

76 PERCENT OF DEMOCRATS SAY THEY’D VOTE FOR A SOCIALIST FOR PRESIDENT, NEW POLL SHOWS

Global CO2 emissions in 2019

Reddit post looking for podcasts

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Filed under: Budget & SpendingEconomics & TaxesEnvironmentGovernmentSocialism

The app that napped

We might still not have 100% of the votes counted in the Iowa Caucus, and the chairman of the DNC is calling for a re-canvassing of the results. What a nightmare that has application in other areas of government.

With the impeachment of Donald Trump behind us, I finally have some thoughts about it.

And Hillary Clinton is getting sued…by another Democrat. Get out the popcorn!

Mentioned links:

Results for Iowa caucuses delayed as state Democratic Party finds ‘inconsistencies’

The 2020 Iowa debacle

Software disaster sinks Iowa caucus

Nevada Democrats say their caucus won’t use Iowa’s app

Tulsi Gabbard’s $50M lawsuit against Hillary Clinton moving forward after Clinton’s lawyer accepts legal docs, attorney says

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Filed under: Elections

Illegal border crossings plummet

Illegal border crossings have plummeted this past year. How did that happen? Has 100 new miles of a border wall been that successful, or is there some other reason? (Hint: There is some other reason.)

Five states are stepping up and trying to save women’s sports from an invasion. Biological men are beginning to take over, and Republican lawmakers are trying to protect it.

Mentioned links:

Episode 175: Enforce The Laws We Have [Consider This]

Illegal border crossings nosedive as U.S. extends border patrol policy

Trump’s big border wall win

Challenge to transgender agenda: Five states may require public school athletes to compete according to biological sex

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Filed under: Human SexualityImmigrationTransgender

Socialist social media fail

If you’re going to use social media, remember that this is the Internet; your words and your pictures will be fact-checked.

The economy has been going strong while Trump has been in office, which is something the experts did not predict. And it’s working for the rich and the poor. And it’s working better for the poor than the rich!

Massachusetts is thinking about making it easier for minors to get abortions. They need parental permission to get simple meds at school, but abortions? Nah.

Here’s the tweet from the Socialist Party of Britain:

Mentioned links:

Peter Heck

The Socialists Own Themselves Hard…and It’s Hilarious

Wages Soar Fastest among Those with the Least

What Happened on Election Day

Massachusetts May Drop Requirement That Minors Get Permission For Abortion

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Filed under: AbortionDrive-by GraphicsEconomics & TaxesSocialism

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