“Chumbawamba were a British alternative music band that had, over a career spanning three decades, played anarcho-punk, pop-influenced music, world music, and folk music.” (Wikipedia)
“The term ‘tubthumper’ is commonly used for someone, often a politician, seeming to ‘jump on the bandwagon’ with a populist idea. The liner notes on the album Tubthumper, from which ‘Tubthumping’ was the first single, put the song in a radical context, quoting a UK anti-road protester, Paris 1968 graffiti, details about the famous McLibel case and the short story ‘The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner.'” (Wikipedia)
I remember being told this song was some sort of sports anthem back in the day. You can check the lyrics out here.
I occasionally include stuff in the Weekend Reading List that I’m not sure I agree with, or that’s more of an opinion piece, or from sources I’m not 100% sure of. It’s basically a pile of stuff that I found interesting over the week.
For example, I have a couple of blogs included this week with opinions I’m not sure I agree with, but that did provide some interesting reading. Also, I’ve got an article from a source I can’t verify (I pointed that one out). So, remember to read critically, is I guess what I’m saying here. 😀
Weekend Reading List
- Language Jones: Linguistically, Why Does It Sound Like Trump Thinks Frederick Douglass Is Still Alive?
- TechCrunch: Information is garbage
- Lawfare: Tip for Journalists: Look into Threats to Federal Judges Following Trump’s Tweets
- Lawfare: FISC Rejects Claim That Public Has a First Amendment Right to Court Decisions About Bulk Data Collection
- The Rude Pundit: The Red Trunk Project: A Small, Good Thing That Could Become a Huge, Life-Changing One
- The Atlantic: The Rise of Progressive ‘Fake News’
- Tucker FitzGerald: Intolerant Liberals
- Washington Post: As the planet warms, doubters launch a new attack on a famous climate change study
- NPR: MAP: Find Out What New Viruses Are Emerging In Your Backyard
- Ars Technica: Net neutrality assault can be stopped by citizens, Senate Democrats say
- Backchannel: A young Wikipedia editor withstood a decade of online abuse. Now she’s fighting back — on Wikipedia itself.
- Ars Technica: Article names “whistleblower” who claims that NOAA manipulated data
- ProPublica: Claims of ‘Homosexual Agenda’ Help Kill Hate Crimes Laws in 5 States
- CNN: New law lets husbands sue to stop wives having abortion
- FiveThirtyEight: The Darkest Town In America
- Vocativ: xHamster Reroutes Utah Traffic To Sex Ed Videos (I’m not sure about this source, so file this one under “Please be true, please be true.”)
- Media Matters: Trump’s TV Star Fades: He’s No Longer A Ratings Magnet