Jason Wallestad

Exploring the worlds where parenting, teaching, advising, and coding coincide.


I am voting whole-heartedly for Joe Biden

November 1, 2020

I’m voting for Biden because he stands firmly in support of LGBTQ+ rights, including the right to marry. I’m voting for Biden because he stands up for the rights of women, including their right to make decisions regarding their own bodies. I’m voting for Biden because he has a proven track record of fighting to Read More

Trump has left us all out in the cold

October 28, 2020

Fox News probably isn’t going to cover the story of the Trump supporters who were abandoned in the 31 degree freezing cold after Trump’s rally last night. Trump’s supporters were bused in (hey, isn’t that what they accuse BLM of doing?), and for whatever logistical reason, it took up to 3 hours (!) to get Read More

Trump’s racism is hiding in plain sight

October 25, 2020

Republicans like to believe that racism in America is rare or overblown, and they are quick to defend Trump against charges of racism. But Trump’s racism is hiding in plain sight. At Trump’s rally in Florida this past Friday, a man standing behind him continually flashed the “white power” hand gesture as Trump was speaking. Read More

I’m voting for Joe Biden because he’s the only candidate with moral standing

October 20, 2020

I’m voting for Joe Biden this fall because he’s the only candidate with the moral standing to lead our great nation. The party that once claimed the mantle of “The Moral Majority” is now anything but. Not only have they raised the most immoral man in modern American political memory as their standard bearer, but Read More

Yesterday was just another day in Trumplandia

October 9, 2020

Yesterday was just another day in Trumplandia, and Trump continued to remind me why I’m voting for Biden. Midday, Trump released a video message to seniors, a demographic he is failing badly with, in which he spoke in front of a green-screened White House. His message makes it clear why he’s failing with seniors: “We’re Read More

If you’re white, this post is for you

October 8, 2020

This post is probably going to make some of you uncomfortable, and that’s okay. I believe that most of Trump’s followers think racism is wrong (at least the ones not waving Confederate flags), and this is why Republicans are so uncomfortable and defensive when charges of racism are leveled at Trump. I’ll get into the Read More

Eight (really really sad!) observations on Trump’s abuses of the English language

October 5, 2020

I’ve read transcripts of Trump’s rallies, press conferences, and interviews –– he veers mid-sentence from one topic to another, rarely finishing a thought, and he repeats and doubles back so often that it’s hard to know what he’s actually saying. While it’s tempting to dismiss his dodges, evasions, and ramblings as general ol’ craziness, that Read More

Today’s Republican party is the party of personal irresponsibility

October 3, 2020

I join Joe Biden in wishing the President a speedy and full recovery from Covid-19. In addition to praying for the President’s recovery, Biden had his campaign pull all negative ads. Four years ago when Hillary Clinton had pneumonia just two months before the election, Trump didn’t wish her well, pray for her, or pull Read More

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