Obama Approval Rating Skyrockets To 56% As GOP Faces Trump Led Collapse

Republicans had already given away the qualifications argument to Hillary Clinton by nominating Donald Trump, but they are also watching the change argument quickly evaporate as voters are showing no signs of Obama fatigue. If Republicans can’t argue that they have the more qualified candidate, and the change argument falls on deaf ears, what exactly are Republicans planning on running on this fall?

Source: Obama Approval Rating Skyrockets To 56% As GOP Faces Trump Led Collapse

“Let’s just outlaw guns”

Scripting News says:

This came up in a thread on Facebook, once again being told that if you don’t own guns and study the hell out of them, you can’t have an opinion about which guns should be legal or not legal. If it’s hard to define what is and isn’t a good gun, just outlaw all of them. We’ve put up with this superior attitude from these murderer-lovers too long. Make them try to explain what they should be allowed to own. There’s nothing sacred about the 2nd Amendment. It’s an amendment — that means we could do another amendment to undo it. People who love guns and think it’s a sacred right, should think again. It’s not.

Maybe gun control is the reason guns are out of control.

In particular, the gun control meme. This way of framing things is wishy washy. It loses right out of the gate. The gun control meme is for wonks.

Let’s start over.

Ban guns.

Don’t get dragged into pointless detail. Guns are bad. Anybody can tell. Everybody knows it. Just ban them.

(Also: “murderer-lovers” is a brutal piece of framing).

Switching cost

When you switch social networks, you can only take a few connections along. You’ll have to build new connections among people who like the new network.

This works against decentralized social networks. They maximize switching cost by maximizing the number of networks.

Blogs are a single unified ecosystem, but there is a different group of people at each blog.

Marks

Trying to make it big is for marks. You will be taken advantage of until you are sucked dry.

Nothing wrong with ambition. The opposite! But business requires a blunt appreciation of realities.

I’m trying to use my blog in place of posting to mersh social publishing tools like Facebook. That’s why there are so many posts here in the past couple days.

But it is super annoying to write with WordPress. Very high friction in comparison.

EG my “Press This” bookmarklet didn’t work on a page I wanted to reblog. I had to to copy and paste links, download and upload an image, edit HTML, preview, reload, edit, reload.

First ride on new mountain bike. First time I have had a mountain bike, so really my first time out ever. At Redwood Park in Oakland CA. The bike is a Commencal MT AM, in the price range at the bottom of credible mountain bikes. It's a nutty amount of money to spend on something I am new to, but this seems like a  necessary leap of faith for this sport since you can't easily rent a bike.

First ride on new mountain bike.
First time I have had a mountain bike, so really my first time out ever.
At Redwood Park in Oakland CA.
The bike is a Commencal MT AM, in the price range at the bottom of credible mountain bikes. It’s a nutty amount of money to spend on something I am new to, but this seems like a necessary leap of faith for this sport since you can’t easily rent a bike.