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Scott Adams: Look at your Trump predictions before talking about politics in public

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Scott Adams Look at your Trump predictions before talking about politics in public

Love him or hate him, “Dilbert” creator Scott Adams’ views on politics have become a beacon for President Trump’s supporters. It’s hard to find artists who support Trump, but as a champion for the President, it’s hard to find anyone more ideal. After all, Dilbert would have voted for Trump if he were real, right?

His most recent blog post is a list of predictions that people have been making since Trump announced his candidacy in 2015. As you’ll see, nearly all of them were indisputably wrong and the handful that could be contested are a stretch. His claim: If you predicted 15 or more of them, you shouldn’t talk about politics in public.

See how you score:

How to Determine If You Should Talk About Politics in Public

http://blog.dilbert.com/2017/12/22/determine-talk-politics-public/#more-16717When candidate Trump first set about the job of redefining politics (and reality) back in 2015, people had lots of predictions about how things would turn out. One year isn’t long enough to know everything we need to know about his presidency, but it’s long enough to to check some of our predictions. As a public service, I put together a list of predictions that various people made about Trump that you can use to evaluate your own predictive powers. Count the number of items on the list that you once predicted would be true. I’ll tell you how to evaluate your score at the end.

I scored under 15… barely. I didn’t think Trump would win the nomination and he’d definitely lose the general election if he made it out of the GOP pack. There were others on the list, but I qualify as someone Adams believes is still allowed to talk politics in public. Considering what I do for a living, this is a very good thing.

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Hey Kansas: If you get Les Miles, the funny quotes come free

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Hey Kansas If you get Les Miles, the funny quotes come free

The Kansas Jayhawks have had a rough football season. They’ve had several rough football seasons. Today’s loss to the Oklahoma Sooners showed a spark of offense for a team that may not be as bad as their record indicates. They also got some good news on the coaching front.

Les Miles may be coming to Lawrence.

The coach that won a national championship with LSU and helped put Oklahoma State on the college football map may try to do the same for the Jayhawks if rumors turn out to be correct.

Beyond being a great coach, Miles has built a reputation for saying some of the funniest things to the press. Here’s one of my personal favorites:

“When I wake up in the morning and I turn that film on, it’s like reading a book and it’s exciting. I don’t read books, but if I read books it would be like reading a book.”

I do hope to see Miles coaching at KU. They need him. The Big 12 needs him. Football fans in general need him.

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SC voter forced to take off his Trump shirt before voting wasn’t being targeted as a Republican

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SC voter forced to take off his Trump shirt before voting wasnt being targeted as a Republican

You may have heard about the South Carolina man who was ordered to remove his “Trump” shirt before he would be allowed to vote. If you saw it on social media you may have seen it attached to comments about voter suppression or anti-Trump bias.

Here’s the reality. Yes, an unnamed South Carolina voter had to remove a Trump t-shirt and a MAGA hat before he was allowed to vote. It went mildly viral after images emerged of the man exiting the polling station shirtless.

He wasn’t being targeted as a Trump supporter. If he’d worn a Kamala Harris 2020 shirt, he would have received the same instructions. Georgetown County’s Board of Elections prohibits campaign materials from being within 200 feet of a polling precinct or inside a voting location. It doesn’t matter if it’s a shirt, hat, button, sticker, or whatever.

If you vote in Georgetown County, South Carolina, be sure to leave your Trump trousers or Bernie bandana at home.

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Olympic gold medal sprinter David Verburg saves a tortoise crossing the road

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Olympic gold medal sprinter David Verburg saves a tortoise crossing the road

David Verburg won a gold medal at the Rio Olympics in 2016, but his best running may have happened last week when he sprinted through a busy intersection to save a tortoise crossing the road.

After swerving to miss it on a Florida highway, the 4X400 track star turned around and started running towards the slow-moving reptile.

David Verburg Sprints into Traffic to Rescue a Turtle

https://www.runnersworld.com/news/a24402677/david-verburg-sprints-rescue-tortoise/“My shoes were untied and loose, so as I started running, I low-key thought ‘This was a terrible idea,’ but I already started running,” said Verburg.

“It happens all the time in Florida. I move a tortoise/turtle whenever I see one. I just so happened to catch this one on camera,” Verburg said.

Even with untied shoes, his speed allowed him to save the tortoise from a bad day—without having to interrupt traffic for very long, either.

Verburg later left the tortoise in a safer spot by the road.

There’s some sort of pun about an Olympic sprinter and a tortoise here, but this story’s too good to spoil with a bad pun.

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