State of the Discussion

+ BTW, I recently upgraded some this and that on the back end of the blog, and it does seem to make comments post much faster [. . .]

For WordPress self-hosted people, there is already a "restore legacy editor" plugin, even though Gutenberg hasn't been installed yet as the default.

+ I thought you were on WordPress.com, not self-hosted WordPress. I can't find any info on WordPress.com and Gutenberg or Gutenbergerish editing, so I don't know [. . .]
bob
+ so how worried should we be?the Gutenberg post makes it sound like if would be all but unusable for me. the image discussion is [. . .]
Wade McKenzie
+ …the desperate last-gasp radicalism of American reactionary conservatives before the demographic deluge and the expected relegation of white-European Americans to “minority” status in “their own” [. . .]
Wade McKenzie
+ Speaking of George Friedman...The party of Chancellor Angela Merkel no longer uses the word “friend” to describe the United States in its platform. But in [. . .]
bob

just a note on your observation about the whiskey rebellion

https://youtu.be/ASZ7NXD4i1s

Wade McKenzie
+ This, right here. This is where they choked.This, right here. This--here, right here.“I don’t get it. You’re saying ’this here’ in response to ’this here’.”Well [. . .]
+ (Well, I didn't, four years ago, call Daniel Larison a vulgar ideologue. I suggested that his polemic on that occasion stooped to that level, in [. . .]
CK MacLeod
+ Thanks, Mr. McK. I don't see the Rs in any better a position, nor the independents for that matter. All the People's Political Scientists and [. . .]
Wade McKenzie
+ It's a common tactic in scholasticism (vide Edward Feser) to take a term of religio-philosophical significance (such as "creation" or "eternity") that has a commonly [. . .]
Wade McKenzie
+ I don't know, CK, if you or anyone reading along has had a chance to see this yet, but it's so relevant to the discussion [. . .]
+ Thanks, Will H, for the thoughtful comment (which, in addition to being correspondingly thought-provoking, also happened to reveal a coding error making comments on this [. . .]
Will H.
+ A few different trends feed into the Trump phenomenon.One of the primary characteristics of digital media (1994 - ? ) is that the "official" position [. . .]
bob
+ I suspect that as you may suspect that lawn obsessed behavior correlates poorly with more general rightish political tendencies in the general pop. As [. . .]
+ Yes - that is very un-sympatico reactionwise, bob. Which is unusual for you. Though Joni Mitchell might once have sympatico'd your unsympatico-ness kind of maybe, [. . .]
bob
+ I had a more specific, very un-sympatico reaction. In the recent past, my neighborhood was populated by several lawn obsessed types who mowed their [. . .]
Wade McKenzie
+ Congratulations on at least admitting when you, or your source, sbeen touched!Thank you, CK. I blame my source--he fucked me....that plunge at the end of [. . .]
+ Congratulations on at least admitting when you, or your source, sbeen touched!As for the faddishness of disapprobation of Donald Trump, that plunge at the [. . .]
Wade McKenzie
+ …After the Trumpian interregnum is over, the bodies buried and costs tallied, a more mature "condominium" ought to be achievable.Or to put it only slightly [. . .]
Wade McKenzie
+ Touché, MacLeod.But let's not forget Bhadrakumar's overarching point--that geopolitical constraints will compel the German government to seek a close relationship with the dis-United States, regardless [. . .]
CK MacLeod
+ That fellow and his movement would be as much symptoms as causes, of course. Ash had Obama or Obama's America ca. 2013 in view when [. . .]
+ I don't know where MK Bhadrakumar gets his stats - possibly Russia Today: https://www.rt.com/news/germany-lose-trust-us-snowden-431/ - although RT gives the date as 2014. Die Welt, just [. . .]
Wade McKenzie
+ ...Mrs Merkel’s comments today illustrate how much Trumpandbrexit has hurt America and Britain in the past months.From M.K. Bhadrakumar's take on Hausfrau Merkel's remarks:By the [. . .]