The SPECIFIC reason why you’re a dolt if you wept smug tears over that fake Native American nations map.

My buddy and colleague Caleb Howe did a very nice job on dismantling the dolts who can’t tell an alternate history map of hypothetical Native American tribes in the modern day with an actual map of pre-Columbian Native American nations:

You want to complain about education? Here is my complaint: we don’t teach attention to detail or critical thinking. People accept as true something that confirms the beliefs they already bitterly cling to. So this work of fiction becomes an indictment of the racist nature of education in America because some people never saw it and, once they did, just accepted as true a premise that comes from … well who knows? As I said, the date is literally directly on it.

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HA! My Secret Map made the Tor.com blog! @tordotcom

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[UPDATE]

cause-of-death

Without attribution, but that’s my own damn fault: I didn’t slap my website info on the thing. So there was no way that either Tor.com nor Thom Dunn could know where it came from, but I’m glad they enjoyed it.  And, besides…

I kind of ripped off Slate myself, remember? Continue reading HA! My Secret Map made the Tor.com blog! @tordotcom




Looking at the current 2014 Senate map.

Put a gun to my head, as of this moment this is what the Senate map looks like for us in November.

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(Map via 270 To Win) Pickups in AK, AR, LA (hardest to pick up), MT, NC, SD, WV; we retain GA (close) and KY (not close).  CO, IA (second-hardest to justify), MI, and now NH (hardest to justify, and I am indulging myself there) up for grabs. And I am still keeping an eye on Oregon. Conditions aren’t quite ripe, there, but it could be the sleeper of the season. Continue reading Looking at the current 2014 Senate map.