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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Grifting the USA

Blogging has been sparse lately, as I’m still getting over the shock. It’s not easy facing up to the fact that I will quite likely witness the end of a republican (small “r”, you’ll notice) government in the United States. Sooner or later everything put together falls apart, but I figured we had at least […]

Ten years too late

Sometimes late is not better than never, and this may be one of those times: A panel of three federal judges said on Monday that the Wisconsin Legislature’s 2011 redrawing of State Assembly districts to favor Republicans was an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander, the first such ruling in three decades of pitched legal battles over the […]

Impeachable Offense, #2

Using his office for personal enrichment: A stalled building project in Argentina bearing President-elect Donald Trump’s name reportedly picked up steam days after he spoke with Argentina’s president. According to Quartz, three days after Trump spoke with President Mauricio Macri, one of his real estate projects in Buenos Aires made headway after years of delays. […]

Impeachable offense, #1

Today I am going to begin what I believe will be the first in a long series of posts, within each of which I will take note of the commission of impeachable offenses by the person who is going to get the most votes when the electoral college next month, as opposed to the person […]

New London Anti-Trump vigil

There will be an anti-Trump candle light vigil at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in New London from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Friday. It’s hard not to be down after the election, but we have to fight back if we have any chance of fending off the dark side of the force. In that […]

Everything put together, sooner or later falls apart

I’m slowly unwinding from the fetal position, but it’s still the case that I wake with a jolt every day when I realize that the unthinkable has happened. I’m under orders from my better half not to be too doom-and-gloomy, so I won’t burden this blog, at least right now, with specific predictions. But, I’ve […]

Election blues

I think it’s safe to say that I get fairly anxious before most presidential elections; 2012 being the only recent exception, since Obama’s reelection was a near certainty. But this year I’m in an especially pronounced fetal position, a position I’m sure a lot of other folks have assumed. At the time, I considered George […]

Saturday Morning Cartoon

If you’re like me, you’re probably totally stressed, looking forward to that moment Tuesday night when (hopefully) the networks announce that we haven’t elected a fascist after all. So, consider this a stress reliever. Anyway, this is one that I remember quite distinctly. It was an oldie when I was a kid. It teaches an […]

More stuff you can’t make up

While the media is obsessed with nothingburgers like Hillary Clinton’s emails, it lets stories about Trump go by that would be fodder for multiple articles were the candidate not Trump. He is such a dishonest crook that mere fraud or manifest dishonesty is not considered worthy of mention. He literally had to admit to sexual […]