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Monthly Archives: January 2017

More hopeful signs 

We are just more than a week into the administration of President Bannon, and there are lots of reasons to feel pessimistic, but I have to, once again, write about some signs of optimism. All around, people are gathering together to do their bit to oppose. Last night we went to a meeting of a […]

Always look on the bright side of life

We may be going down for the count, but at least a lot of us are fighting back. The demonstrations protesting Trump’s recent act of cruelty are one small sign of hope. I don’t think there was anything like this when Hitler took over, so we are at least one up on the Germans. Someone, […]

Dubious Distinction for Obama

Today, Obama is virtually tied for first place in a new poll of the greatest modern president. The Quinnipiac University poll indicates 29 percent say Obama is the greatest president since World War II — just shy of the 30 percent who cite Ronald Reagan, the long-standing titleholder. via The Washington Post No knock on […]

Truthiness rampant

More than a hundred years ago, an Indiana legislator introduced a bill, the purpose of which was to establish a formula for squaring the circle by legislative fiat. The bill came close to passing, but ultimately failed. But the idea that you can establish a fact by a consensus of the ignorant apparently lives on. […]


One of the very first blog posts that I ever put up on the internet complained about the fact that Democrats were wusses. I don’t think that post is findable, as it was put up on an short lived blog that resided on my Apple IDisk, a service long since shuttered. The problem lives on, […]

A con man should really know his audience

I’m beginning to be a little more sanguine about the survival of the Republic, partly because of the level of resistance shown by today’s demonstrations, and partly because of the level of cluelessness displayed by the person who lost the popular vote. In case you missed it, Trump blatantly lied to a group of CIA […]

Women’s March, Local Edition

Second attempt at this, as the first time all the pictures I put up were wildly distorted. I scrapped the post, and forgot to save the text. So, here goes again. As I said yesterday, we here in Mystic had our own little demonstration by the statue of Johnny Kelley, one of three Boston Marathon […]

Impeachable Offense #5

Okay, I realize that I’ve been scratching the surface here, but in my defense, I have a day job and it would surely be a full time endeavor to catalog all of Trump’s impeachable offenses. Here’s the latest: Visitors to the newly revamped White House website get more than a simple rundown of first lady Melania […]

Random thoughts before the bad moon rises

We are heading into some difficult times. It may very well be that we are at a critical juncture, and that we will never recapture any semblance of representative democratic governance. But while it’s important to resist, it’s also important to remember how we got here. For us Democrats, it’s important that we acknowledge that […]

Can’t make this stuff up

When clearly senile Rudy Giuliani was appointed to be Trump’s cybersecurity expert, I read somewhere that Rudy actually had no technical expertise and that all his “firm” did was provide legal advice about cyber security, advice that was probably 99% bullshit, although I don’t know that for sure. Anyway, today I ran into this: The […]