Author Archives: a1skeptic

About a1skeptic

A disturbed citizen and skeptic. I should stop reading the newspaper. Or watching TV. I should turn off NPR and disconnect from the Internet. We’d all be better off.

President Drumpf is working overtime to accuse Antifa of violence in the George Floyd protests

President Drumpf has been working overtime to accuse Antifa of the violence and looting at the George Floyd protests around the country. Unfortunately for Trump, Antifa is barely a thing. As recently explained in the New York Times: Antifa is … Continue reading

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They were being Video-recorded while they were doing it.

As most people know by now, there were two racially charged incidents which took place on Memorial Day, and both of which ended up on YouTube. One was of little relative consequence and one was of great consequence and has … Continue reading

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These things really happened this week in the world of Trump

Here at the A1Skeptic we mostly preach to the choir. We’re aware of this, as it’s very unusual for someone to persuade anyone else of political positions that they don’t already have. Our posts can boost the morale of the … Continue reading

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How is it that China is planning to test 11 million people in 10 days, and we’ve only tested 400,000 in Massachusetts?

I find it remarkable that China has announced that it plans to test 11 million people in 10 days after some new covid-19 cases were detected in the city of Wuhan, where the infection orginated. How are they able to … Continue reading

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What to make of the Tara Reade allegations against Joe Biden

There is a woman named Tara Reade who has, in recent days, made a sexual assault allegation against Joe Biden that is certainly disturbing. What to make of those allegations? Let’s review what we know so far: what is known … Continue reading

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Donald Trump really does have an appalling lack of scientific understanding for an American Adult

Last week Donald Trump created a firestorm when he suggested that two treatments for coronivirus might involve injecting commercial household cleaners and using ultra violet rays to irradiate the body. The Internet immediately went into overdrive, producing many precious memes … Continue reading

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How Donald Trump is not like Hitler, but is a lot like Joseph Goebbels

I’ve already written several times how I am opposed to analogizing Trump with Hitler under the theory of Reductio ad Hitlerium. Hitler was the posterchild for neurotic Psychopathy If anything, Hitler was the posterchild for neurotic psychopathy. The man had … Continue reading

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A Look at Propaganda in Action: Trump’s decision to punish the World Health Organization.

I got an email the other from an old friend of my bother’s, a big conservative and fanatical Trump supporter. He doesn’t usually include me in his email circulars, because he knows what my position is. But I thought, okay, … Continue reading

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How a fanatical Bernie Sanders supporter is both right and totally wrong about his withdrawal from the race.

As most of you know, Bernie Sanders suspended (but did not outright abandon) his Presidential campaign last week. A number of Sanders supporters were mighty unhappy with the development, and one of them, a real-estate agent from southern Oregon named … Continue reading

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This is why progressives are apoplectic about Donald Drumpf

The other day I wrote a piece about how Donald Drumpf is like a Rorschach test, and that the Coronavirus pandemic is unlikely to change the perception of people who are Drumpf supporters and those who are not. The post … Continue reading

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