Monday, September 18, 2017

Monday roundup

Sorry for the silence. I've been having intermittent internet issues again. Here's your roundup.

George Bernard Shaw, intellectual giant and quasi-reluctant Stalin fanboy.

I wish Russia would come to terms with its history.

There's no need to remember Robert E. Lee as anything but a monster.
A reasoned perspective on the free speech/hate speech issue.

Chelsea Manning is not a hero.

Rest in peace, Edie Windsor.

Do NOT ever give to the Red Cross, which did not *show up* in Miami.

Don't proverbially bludgeon our daughters into niceness.

There's no need to give people obvious advice, eg., to tell aspiring parents they should adopt or vegetarians that they could always get a salad. This is a great way to deal with nosy people:
"I have one friend who would look the other person right in the eye and say, in an extremely kind tone of voice, “You never know when you’re going to cause someone tremendous pain by asking that.”"

Yes, most zoos are bad, but these tiger cubs are f*ing adorable.

This video from former Mexican president Vicente Fox.

Twitter meta-joke:

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