status 2020-08-27: contemplating the phrase “law and order”
@snipejaeg everything reads as coded racism to me these days
@kai ain't that the truth
esp. when you look at the rest of the sentence, and then question who they're including in "you"
@snipejaeg er, what sentence is that?
@kai this morning, anytime Mike Pence said "you" in his RNC speech
@snipejaeg oh I'm afraid to watch.
What kills me about all this is that it *works*!
Matthew Yglesias had a beautiful line in the Weeds podcast democratic convention special about how the parties are themselves outcomes of ideas of the voting base but also the election systems etc. It made the republican party make sense.
@kai Yeah. I started saying back in 2009 that the GOP establishment had gerrymandered themselves out of control of their own party.
This is (currently) a single-user instance, because "be part of a community" models and unwritten rules stress out my neurology.