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Trump: "Belgium is a beautiful city." Thank goodness for oceans. https://t.co/4oYS8LuMQp
— Andrew Stroehlein (@astroehlein) June 15, 2016
Andrew Stroehlein lives in Brussels.
Trump also thinks America’s “nuclear is old and tired,” but not Russia’s.
Trump on Putin/Russia: "Our nuclear is old and tired and his nuclear is tippy top, from what I hear."
— Ashley Killough (@KilloughCNN) June 15, 2016
All this from one Trump speech yesterday in Atlanta — a beautiful state, by the way.
Trump takes factoids he half heard on Sunday talk shows and regurgitates them in speeches as if they are truths he’s gleaned through years of careful study and deliberation (which is for losers, believe me). Or he simply pulls stuff out of his ass and crowds cheer. He may not know what the hell he’s talking about, but, like your average street tough, he’s got attitude. In word jazz, coherence just gets in the way of the performance.
Make America Incoherent Again pic.twitter.com/VjXSq7Z2pk
— Michael Cohen (@speechboy71) June 12, 2016
In the New York Times’ Sunday Review, astrophysics professor Adam Frank reported on new data that suggest even with a healthy dose of skepticism, “a trillion civilizations still would have appeared over the course of cosmic history.” He writes:
In other words, given what we now know about the number and orbital positions of the galaxy’s planets, the degree of pessimism required to doubt the existence, at some point in time, of an advanced extraterrestrial civilization borders on the irrational.
Speaking of bordering on the irrational, it might still be early to count ours as one.
(Cross-posted from Hullabaloo.)