Here’s the short version: I made a site called Filibusted that just won Sunlight Labs’ “Apps for America” contest.
Oh, by the way: I will continue to post the occasional bit of political opinion (and political silliness) on this site. But I’ve also started to write more sober analysis on the Filibusted blog. It’s going to be an eventful year in the U.S. Senate — hop on for the ride.
The Republican proposal, as you might expect, doesn’t actually have a health care plan. But it does have this: “Republicans will be on the side of quality versus mediocrity, affordability versus unsustainable debt, and freedom of care versus bureaucrats in control. And we will be on the side of patients, doctors, and the American people.” They are also in favor of good things rather than bad things, moving forward rather than going backwards, the hobbits rather than the orcs, and always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom.
I’ve been saying this for a while now, but something people need to understand about the current state of American politics is that Rep. Mike Pence (R‐IN) is not a smart man. He lacks intelligence.
After the human race is enslaved by robots, there are going to be small rebel groups hiding out somewhere and Elliot Spitzer’s going to be writing op‐eds about how “no one could have predicted” that the robots would rebel and overthrow their masters. And it’ll be left to DFH bloggers to observe that this is in fact one of the most widely predicted scenarios in all of science fiction.