Trump and P.T. Barnum

P.T. Barnum: prominent anti-racist, progressive Republican politician, pictured here in 1851.[Wikimedia] Carnival barkers have a certain "reputation" for truth and honesty. One famous carnival barker: the alleged source of the phrase "There's a sucker born every minute". Because of this, I've grown more curious about P.T. Barnum over the past four years. It seems many… Continue reading Trump and P.T. Barnum

Blogging is dead; long live journaling!

I have accounts on Quora, Twitter, Medium, reddit, Mastodon, myndmess, Electorama, Miraheze, GitHub, GitLab, and robla.net, among other. Blogging is so aughts. I'm going to cover just a few of the sites that I journal on here: Website(s): robla.net/RobLaWikiJournal: https://robla.mirahze.org/wiki/RobLa_journalMicroblog: https://mastodon.social/@robla (see also: https://twitter.com/robla)Website(s): Electorama/electowikiJournal: https://electowiki.org/wiki/User:RobLa/JournalMicroblog: https://twitter.com/electowikiWebsite(s): myndmess.orgJournal: https://myndmess.org/wiki/User:RobLa/JournalWebsite(s): Wikipedia (en)/Wikidata/WikimediaJournal: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:RobLa/JournalWebsite(s): MediaWikiJournal: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:RobLa/Journal Those… Continue reading Blogging is dead; long live journaling!

Thinking about “flyover country”

Doc Searls from Santa Barbara, USA / File:Glacial_features_near_Beaver_Dam_Lake,_Wisconsin.jpg / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0) UPDATE: 2020-04-24 - I posted most of what I was working on a few days ago over at Quora: https://www.quora.com/What-dont-most-liberals-realize/answer/Rob-Lanphier I still have some content for Daily Kos as well, but I'm still working out how to present it for the Daily Kos… Continue reading Thinking about “flyover country”

Replacing the jungle primary, December edition

 photo via Wikimedia Commons by Rich Niewiroski Jr. A few weeks ago, I posted "Replacing the jungle primary", where I outlined a couple of proposals that seemed like plausible replacements for California's current "top-two" primary system. I assigned both proposals jargon-y names, but I only want to highlight one of them: "Majority Approval Filter (MAF)". … Continue reading Replacing the jungle primary, December edition