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Saturday, November 12, 2016

There's a sucker born every minute

That's one of PT Barnum's memorable quotes. Barnum famously created "the greatest show on earth" and relied on people's curiosity and gullibility to have success. 

The Donald admires Barnum at least in part because he was a showman. And these articles help to understand the connection. It's not quite as simple as he makes it out to be...

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The lame list

Stupidity is something I can not tolerate. Here is my current list of dopey attitudes that chafe me. Don’t be stupid. Don’t be one of these:

  • Anti-science
  • Flat earther
  • Faux patriot
  • Blind supporter of anything, or anyone
  • conspiracy theorist
  • Doubt the Moon landing, or call it a hoax
  • Anti-vaxxer
  • Believe in a deep state
  • Pretending to understand something that is enormously complicated, and just oversimplifying it