Jason Wallestad

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


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

Why I’m voting for Biden: Trump finds a way to duck under even the lowest of standards

September 30, 2020

The first debate was an ugly and painful and unprecedented 90 minutes in American history.  Trump debates like he tweets –– loud, erratic, and filled with misinformation and outright lies. His performance lowered the standard of presidential behavior even further, which I did not think possible for the president who paid hush money to a Read More

I’m voting for Biden, and I’m looking forward to this debate tonight

September 29, 2020

For months the Trump team has been pushing a smear campaign that questions Biden’s mental acuity and makes claims that he’s likely slipping into dementia. These ads are so absurd that they should be funny, but they’re not. Here’s why: a staggering number of Republicans actually believe them. It would be just as absurd if Read More

Why I’m voting for Biden: Right-wing media outlets and Trump have done a hit job on American democracy

September 26, 2020

I’m voting for Biden this fall because right-wing media outlets and Trump have done a hit job on American democracy. This week, Fox News even admitted in a U.S. District Court that Tucker Carlson is full of it. Fox lawyers won a defamation lawsuit brought against Carlson by arguing that any reasonable viewer would “arrive Read More

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