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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Yet another rant

So, this happened, either today or yesterday; Jack “Ass” Kingston, former Republican congressman and current lobbyist, is one of the more disgusting TV yakkers. And on CNN’s New Day this morning, he reminded us why. Alisyn Camerota introduced this segment on the student gun control effort by asking him about a tweet Kingston made. … […]

Random thoughts on a Saturday Morning

Like many on the left, I’ve railed against both siderism, though I defer to Driftglass (highly recommended), as the champ in that field. Read that blog and you have no need to personally read David Brooks to get incensed at his latest atrocity. This morning I had to gasp, for right in the midst of […]

What’s the big deal?

I’m really puzzled about all the attention people are paying to the recent shootings in Florida. I thought we had, sub silentio, agreed that we weren’t even going to talk about mass shootings, unless the shooter broke a record. This guy didn’t even come close. Granted, he holds the record for this year, but even […]

A few thoughts about Michael Cohen

Donald Trump’s fixer lawyer has admitted that he paid porn star Stormy Daniels for her silence during the presidential campaign: Cohen stated: “Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford, and neither reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly. The payment to Ms. Clifford […]

A prediction

Here’s a bit of good news: A political science professor with no management experience and controversial views about redistricting is no longer being considered for the top operational role at the Census Bureau. The White House had been considering Thomas Brunell, a political science professor at the University of Texas at Dallas, for the role […]

Just a small number of states

A few thoughts on this: A top official at the Department of Homeland Security confirmed on Wednesday that Russia did indeed “successfully” hack voting rolls in a small number of states. NBC writes: In an exclusive interview with NBC News, Jeanette Manfra, the head of cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security, said she couldn’t […]

Why don’t the Dems keep their blue dogs on a leash?

Joe Manchin, probably the most right wing Democratic Senator, has clearly gone off the rails: The U.S. Senate should be a polite membership club rather than a contentious governmental body whose balance of power shapes the lives of millions of human beings, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) argued Tuesday. Manchin went to the floor to beg […]

Can Fox meet the challenge?

As I write this, the story at this link reflects a 1.36% decline in the stock market so far today, on top of Friday’s record sell off. Is Fox up to the challenge? They’ve been touting the market’s rise since Obama left office as proof of Trump’s supercalifragilisticexpialidocious presidentiality. Now they have to do a […]

A few thoughts on the “secret memo”

Well, all the world can now read the “secret memo”, and, not surprisingly, other than in the right wing fever swamp, the reaction has been dismissive at best, mocking derision at worst. A good collection of mocking twitter posts here. The whole thing never made sense. The thing was created by Republican operatives who immediately […]