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Roseanne Barr is Racist (plus Tweets)

I wasn’t going to write about this. But, there are heaps of cool tweets today and I need a topic. The stuff I’m writing already is too long to head a Tweets Post, so Roseanne Barr it is. I didn’t watch her show way back when. It didn’t appeal. I tried one episode a few months ago of the comeback, but I didn’t find it funny or enjoyable, or anything else. So that was it. Give... read more

My Picks for Top Tweets: 25 September 2017

I’m having trouble getting back into the business of searching for tweets every day. I’ve become very slow at it after just a few days off. That was all it took to out of the habit – just like a diet. I forgot to put the last two onto social media as well, among other things. I’ll do my best to get regular again! Anyway, here we go for today. There’s a well known Maori... read more

On Charlottesville and Freedom of Speech

As I said in my post on Charlottesville, the destruction of a statue is one I don’t agree with. I think that has a lot to do with my education in history, and perhaps also a general dislike for that sort of action. I suspect everyone here would agree with me that the burning of any book is wrong, and that’s what I equate it with. Also, to me its getting rid of a symptom, not the cause. I think... read more

Charlottesville

I made a start on my usual Daily Tweets post and before I knew it, hundreds of words about the horror in Charlottesville were on the page. Thus, a separate post is in order. The violence is bad enough, but it’s what’s behind the violence that has me feeling physically ill. The blatant racism and bigotry on display is just sickening. Remember all those people who thought that electing a black... read more

The Cancellation of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Trip to Australia and New Zealand

joint post by Jerry Coyne and Heather Hastie   New Zealand is dealing with the tail-end of Cyclone Debbie at the moment. (It made a huge mess of north-west Australia recently.) There’s very heavy rain all across the North Island and the north of the South Island. Several places are receiving a month’s worth of rain in just a couple of days. Normally, this wouldn’t have much effect on me.... read more

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