That is the mistake that many environmentalists make: when talking to Republicans and conservatives about solar and about clean energy, they lead off with climate change. That is the wrong message. If you deliver the message of energy freedom, energy choice, competition, national security, innovation, all of sudden you’ll have a receptive audience. They will listen to you. If you lead off with climate change, they won’t pay a bit of attention to anything you say. They’ve been brainwashed for decades in believing that we’re not damaging the environment.

You need a “Shultz Hour”.

The science of the mind is clear about this point. Our brains can be in either “task-positive” or “task-negative” mode, but not both at once. Our brain benefits from spending time in each state.

Task-positive mode allows us to accomplish something in the moment. Task-negative mode is more colloquially known as daydreaming, and, as Daniel J. Levitin of McGill University has written, it “is responsible for our moments of greatest creativity and insight, when we’re able to solve problems that previously seemed unsolvable.”

This is real. This is a real product. Investors poured money into this, because they wanted it to be real. They wanted a $400 product that squeezes a bag of juice (and inexplicably requires wifi and your phone) to be real.

We have passed peak app. We are in a bubble.

Shoutout to anyone who’s been on the losing end of the following conversation, that likely happened at uber countless times.

🤴: We came up with an ethically questionable idea that will help us increase profits.

👱‍♀️: We shouldn’t do that. That is ethically questionable.

🤴: It’s going to make us more money.

👱‍♀️: But we’d be doing a shitty thing. It’s a shitty thing to do.

🤴: So much more money, though.

👱‍♀️: But it’s bad. Don’t we care about the peopl—

🤴: Do you like getting paid? This is a business! We have to make [more and more and more and more and more] money.

Where’s the line? Where are the companies that willingly take a hit financially because it’s the right thing to do? Where’s the app that values the human experience as much as their bottom line?

Lets hold them up, because I’m sure they’re under-appreciated, and they should be applauded for taking the harder road.

Lamar Smith is a real douche canoe, it turns out. I was a little checked out of local/regional politics before this year, but now I’m on the case.

Who knew that it was so easy to get a hold of Lamar Smith’s office on the phone? Who knew I was living in a crazy gerrymandered district with this evil douche supposedly representing me?

Climate change denier, sponsor of big anti-privacy bills, in the pocket of Trump & Co, and the dude won’t even show up to a townhall because he knows his constituents have some things to say. This guy has to go.

I am obsessed with the last three songs on this album. I discovered this after hearing it playing in a record store, and she’s local!