Pathetic take by the New York Times on the Trump indictments

It’s not victor’s justice, it’s holding a lawbreaker accountable. The Times was wrong to even bring this up.

Tweets by Nate Silver and Matt Glassman on the GOP

The GOP has turned to using the courts,voter suppression, and state legislatures to enact their extremist policies on issues such as abortion which are opposed by the majority.

Wins based on the electoral college rather than the popular vote will undermine faith in elections. All 25 presidential elections in the 1900s had the same result in the popular vote and electoral college. Two of the six elections in the 2000s have been won by the popular vote loser. Trump lost the popular vote by an unprecedented almost three million votes.

Look at the Glassman tweet thread

American life expectancy is decreasing

Tweets and videos on the Chrysler Building

New York’s Chrysler Building was completed in 1930.

My take on the 2023 Orioles

The 2022 Orioles won 83 games after winning only 52 in 2022. Will they fall back in 2023? Most predictions I have seen predict they will only win in the 70s. I predict they will win 87.

There is a precedent for the Orioles’ big jump.

1988: 54 wins

1989: 87 wins

1990: 75 wins

This time is different. The farm system is much better than it was in 1990. There are lots of players close to being ready for the majors that they can bring up or trade. They will have full seasons of Adley Rutschman and Gunnar Henderson.

I do think they didn’t do enough in the offseason but their minor moves do make the team slightly better.

It will all come down to pitching. Can the bullpen repeat their excellent performance of last year? That will be tough but it’s possible,. I think there will be improvements in the starting pitching especially if Grayson Rodriguez and D L Hall come up and John Means does well whenever he returns.

I am looking forward to the season. I think the Orioles will be good and enjoyable to watch.

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The cover of The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan – Tweets and articles

This tweet reminded me to post about the cover

NYC Album Art Revisted: The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan

The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan: the story of the artwork

Bob Dylan and Suze Rotolo During the Freewheelin’ Cover Shoot on West 4th Street in New York City, 1963

2024 general election polls

Twitter and YouTube posts on the Flatiron Building

The Flatiron Building in Manhattan is a uniquely-shaped structure in Manhattan that was recently sold.

We need more gun safety