Link love

This week in fascism. More fascism from this week.  Oh, and it turns out that citizenship census question was for fascist reasons.  I’m not sure what actions to do that relate to these– do you have ideas?

This week in Not the Onion

Corruption with the border wall contracting, who would have guessed it.  Even more corruption with the transportation secretary still owning construction stocks.  I am also not sure what actions to do about these.

To nobody’s surprise (For a related action here, I suggest giving money to a democratic senator coming up for re-election or a senate candidate running for the next election.)

That dude in Texas who tried to remove a ton of citizens from voter rolls by flagging them has resigned.  Go Texas!

I’d thought this was a generational difference , but apparently it’s a we’re living in an upper middle class neighborhood now difference.

(Here’s a link to call your senators about if you care about the environment)

Miser mom discusses heart burn

Make disposable products inconvenient and reusable ones convenient.

This comparison of different drafts of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is a fascinating look at screencraft

2 Responses to “Link love”

  1. Revanche @ A Gai Shan Life Says:

    Re Linda’s tweets: I knew there was a difference as I got older and we moved out of the poor neighborhood but I didn’t ever consciously put my finger on it.

  2. Debbie M Says:

    One possible response to the citizenship question is, if it does end up on the Census, to just not answer it. (See https://www.npr.org/2018/04/19/603629576/skipping-the-2020-census-citizenship-question-youll-still-be-counted.) You may be fined (rarely enforced in the past), no more than $100. I can afford that. It may also lead to a phone call or in-person visit from a Census worker. I would hate causing that increased expenditure of tax dollars, but I do not look Muslim or even Hispanic, so I can (probably?) safely withstand any additional scrutiny. FYI, lying can lead to a fine of no more than $500; that could be another option for some people.

    A friend of mine had the even more extreme idea that people in gerrymandered Democrat-leaning districts not complete the census at all. That will make it harder to do effective gerrymandering in the future. As an ex social science major and government worker, this hurts me (data should be true!), but as a Texan living in one of those districts, I find the idea fascinating.


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