I just created a publication on Medium. But just a reminder: robla's blog is not a law blog : https://medium.com/robla
I posted a little something about Electorama! https://medium.com/electorama/electorama-11d8e9412f08
They refer to themselves at "The Center for Election Science", and they have a Wikipedia article by their proper name: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Center_for_Election_Science #c4es
Why doesn't The Center for Election Science have a Mastodon account? I suppose it's probably smarter for them to focus on Facebook or maybe MeWe. Still.... #c4es
But I'll cut to the chase: Dave wrote an incredibly heartfelt story about what it's like for him and his family at this point in history: https://medium.com/@davecotter_2366/im-hopeful-f8218c81bdad I've been wondering "what would Dave have to say about this?", and I'm glad to read what he wrote.
Over on that other microblogging site, I the long and winding story of how I met Dave Cotter, and why what wrote this week is important: https://twitter.com/robla/status/1269471519035416577
8-END/ This is, of course, all WILD speculation, and it's dumb to do that. I love many good Christians like Jimmy Carter. We needed rigid honesty and ethics after Watergate. Watching this 1976 ad makes it clear why he won that election, after the "long national nightmare": https://youtu.be/vt2DfaV96DI
7/ One theory I've heard: Trump assigned Pence to Covid-19 so that if Covid-19 becomes the disaster that many of us fear, he has an excuse to fire Pence in August at the convention in North Carolina: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_Republican_National_Convention Pence is on a PIP!
6/ Mike Pence must drive Donald Trump nuts. Maybe that's why there's all this talk about Nikki Haley replacing Mike Pence: https://thehill.com/homenews/media/485562-cnns-begala-trump-will-dump-pence-for-haley-on-day-of-democratic-nominees
5/ I wonder if God is speaking through Mike Pence the same way that God speaks through the Pope: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/politico-pulse/2020/02/27/how-pence-took-over-trumps-coronavirus-response-785708 Mike Pence is the Pope of the CDC!
3/ That piece from the last toot was written by James Fallows, shortly after he resigned as Jimmy Carter's chief speechwriter. Carter seemed sanctimonious because he was so principled : https://www.newsweek.com/jimmy-carter-was-better-president-you-think-368843
Mike Pence once thought that God's plan involved getting Jimmy Carter elected. Carter was (and is) a principled man. I'm glad he's still with us. But I'm also glad someone like him isn't president. Many in Carter's inside circle found him hard to work with. See this 1979 piece...: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1979/05/the-passionless-presidency/308516/
What is God's plan for Mike Pence? I sure hope it involves getting fired by Donald Trump because of how he's treating the CDC and all of the people that will get killed.... https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/01/gods-plan-for-mike-pence/546569/
In 2020, I'll be serving on the board for Miraheze, and excellent non-profit MediaWiki hosting organization. *Much* more about how I got here on my blog: https://robla.blog/2019/12/23/why-donate-to-a-non-profit-with-a-hard-to-pronounce-name/
Linking my Mastodon robla to my Keybase robla: https://keybase.io/robla/sigchain#32adfe6bb4003ae2de2db9b16d04cc7aff77696728898910acfb5d2ad97aecb70f
Regarding what I've been doing for the past year, and what I plan to do in the coming year... https://blog.robla.net/2019/11/05/end-of-a-chapter/
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