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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Comey, redux

After my post yesterday, I feel it’s only fair to admit that there has been a tad more Democratic pushback against this blatant interference in the election than I expected. If anyone had any doubts about the inappropriateness of Comey’s action, or the fact that it was not legally required, they are dispelled here. There […]

Emails again

There is a tradition in this country. Don’t ask me why. It’s against the rules to have a Democratic Secretary of Defense, though sometimes that rule is observed in the breach. But it’s always against the rules to let a Democrat run the FBI, hence we have a Republican running the FBI at present, a […]

Grifter in chief

Trump certainly runs true to type, doesn’t he? The Republican presidential nominee has given a mere $33,000 to his campaign this month. That means he needs to pony up another $44 million to fulfill the boast that’s become a familiar refrain in interviews and rallies over the past several days. Actually, it’s worse than that. […]

What have some got, that the ABA don’t got?

Courage! >Alarmed by Donald J. Trump’s record of filing lawsuits to punish and silence his critics, a committee of media lawyers at the American Bar Association commissioned a report on Mr. Trump’s litigation history. The report concluded that Mr. Trump was a “libel bully” who had filed many meritless suits attacking his opponents and had […]

The Great Debate, part 3

For a number of reasons I won’t go into here, I watched last night’s debate, though I would have preferred to skip it. To a certain extent I’m not good at judging winners and losers, because I actually judge debates based on who makes more sense and who tells fewer lies, which is a criteria […]

Saturday morning laws of cartoon physics

A little humor to start your day. I sincerely hope that the youth of today are being properly schooled in these immutable laws. There are others in the film context, such as the pie always finds the face of the most pompous person at the party.

More false equivalency

At this point, the media’s insistence on finding some sort of equivalency between Trump and Clinton is becoming almost comical. The latest example is the AP article about the Al Smith Dinner, in which the reporter strains to make the argument that both Hillary and Donald were out of line. Hillary’s jokes were, in fact, […]

An Open Letter to Aundre Bumgardner

(For those who don’t reside here in Groton, Aundre Bumgardner is the state representative from my district, which also includes a slice of New London. ) Dear Aundre: Well, it looks like you’ve passed the Trump test. Instead of voting for your party’s standard bearer, you are going to vote for Gary Johnson, the guy […]

In some cases, past performance is a guarantee of future performance

Here in my home state Senate district, we have a race between an intelligent progressive candidate and the 2014 Republican candidate for lieutenant governor; a candidate so disastrous that the Republicans did their best to put a lid on her during the entire losing campaign. She was a do-nothing town councilor here in Groton for […]

I think this is a reasonable question

Why are stupid people like Steve King on television time and again while intelligent people so rarely make an appearance? In the latest of the many, many stupid things he has said on national television, King recently claimed that the fact that Republicans stole the Florida election from Gore in 2000 (no fraudulent votes, just […]