“This is a new low”: Bob Schieffer on Trump’s immigration remarks…


Date: January 13, 2018

01) “This is a new low”: Bob Schieffer on Trump’s immigration remarks


“Just 12 days into the New Year, the White House is already in damage control mode. The challenges it faces not only include the president’s vulgar immigration remarks, but also the publication of Michael Wolff’s bombshell book “Fire and Fury.” CBS News political contributor Bob Schieffer joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss why he considers President Trump’s crude remarks racist, the implications of Wolff’s tell-all about the chaos inside the Trump White House, and why it’s possible for Democrats to take control of the House.”

Shields and Brooks on Trump’s ‘s***hole’ comments, ‘Fire and Fury’ fallout…


Date: January 13, 2018

01) Shields and Brooks on Trump’s ‘s***hole’ comments, ‘Fire and Fury’ fallout


“Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including racially charged remarks reportedly made by President Trump about immigrants, the continuing fallout from a tell-all White House book, whether the president deserves credit for new economic numbers and more.”

CNN anchor brought to tears over Trump remark…


Date: January 13, 2018

01) CNN anchor brought to tears over Trump remark


“CNN’s Alisyn Camerota got emotional discussing President Trump calling African nations “shithole countries” during an immigration meeting.”

You know…

…I said we would survive and get through this presidency…and I still stand by that…

…I just didn’t realize Donald Trump possessed an absolute inability, to even just fake being a decent human being.

…It will be interesting to see if this country can suck it up, for another three years…

…Who in the hell wants a president Pence?


For “The Donald’s” Presidency:

My Ilvermorny House…

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Date: January 12, 2018

01) Pottermore

“Horned Serpent

Named by Isolt Sayre after the great horned river serpent that has a jewel set into its forehead; Horned Serpent house is sometimes considered to represent the mind of a witch or wizard. It is also said that Horned Serpent favours scholars.”

Given the amount of writing I’ve done over my lifetime…I have to admit…

…This is pretty trippy.

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Proof that Americans are lying about their sexual desires…


Date: January 11, 2018

01) Proof that Americans are lying about their sexual desires

“What Google searches for porn tell us about ourselves…

Last year, I interviewed Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, author of Everybody Lies, a new book that uses data on America’s Google habits as an insight into our national consciousness.

Two findings from the book dominated the conversation: America is riddled with racist and selfish people, and there may be a self-induced abortion crisis in this country.

But there was plenty more revelatory data in the book that we didn’t cover. So I wanted to follow up with Stephens-Davidowitz to talk about some of the other provocative claims he is making.

I was particularly interested in sexuality and online porn. If, as Stephens-Davidowitz puts it, “Google is a digital truth serum,” then what else does it tell us about our private thoughts and desires? What else are we hiding from our friends, neighbors, and colleagues?

A lot, apparently.

Among other things, Stephens-Davidowitz’s data suggests that there are more gay men in the closet than we think; that many men prefer overweight women to skinny women but are afraid to act on it; that married women are disproportionately worried their husband is gay; that a lot of straight women watch lesbian porn; and that porn featuring violence against women is more popular among women than men.

I asked Stephens-Davidowitz to explain the data behind all of this. Here’s what he told me.

There’s a lot of variation in what people like. Probably 30 percent of people exclusively watch stuff that you would find disgusting.

It’s a book about human nature. Sex is a big part of human nature. Some reviews of Everybody Lies have criticized me for being obsessed with sex. Everybody is obsessed with sex. If they say they’re not, they’re lying.

There are still sexual preferences that people hide today, even in socially liberal places. About one in 100 porn searches are for the elderly. Hundreds of thousands of young men are predominantly attracted to elderly women. But very few young men are in relationships with elderly women.

It’s interesting. Some sexual preferences I first learned about on The Jerry Springer Show, which featured really poor, uneducated people. People attracted to animals or family members or the elderly. But, now from seeing porn data, I realize those preferences also exist among wealthy, educated people. Wealthy, educated people are more cognizant of contemporary social norms, which means if you have such an attraction, you hide it.

If you define being in the closet as picking partners based on what society wants rather than what you want, many people are in the closet. For example, I am certain a large number of men are more attracted to overweight women than skinny women but try to date skinny women to impress their friends and family members.

Yeah, basically. Some people respond to Indian men wanting to be breastfed and are like, “Indian men are so weird.” That’s not the right response. The data from porn tells us that everybody is weird. Thus, nobody is weird.

Less than 20 percent of porn watched these days features vaginal sex to completion among two people who can conceivably have a healthy baby. Cartoons, anal sex to completion, oral sex to completion, foot sex to completion, incest, elderly porn, tickling, animal porn, sex with objects, etc.”

Well…yeah…

…Everybody has a sex kink, they want nobody to know about.

It would be interesting, if this were applied to child erotica…Those numbers I would be interested in knowing.