Category election 2016

Congrats to Obama and the DNC

This is brief–I was writing a long piece on the whole ‘fake news’ imbroglio and the word count was in the 2,500+ range so I’ve put it aside for the moment. This is a meme that covers things a tad more succinctly: Regardless of one’s politics, I think we all owe President Obama and Hillary […]

The economy Trump inherits

“For a three-year stretch from 1983 to 1985 during the heart of the Reagan boom, growth in the U.S. economy averaged over 5.5% per year. These two periods were unusually strong, but they show what the U.S. economy can do with the right policies. By contrast, growth in the U.S. from 2007 through 2013 averaged 1% per year. Growth in the first half of 2014 was worse, averaging just 0.95%.”

HOW TO STOP THE EMPIRE –the Trump era reboot

We are now in the Trump era. Even if the folks attempting to tip over Trump by begging electors to vote against the state totals, we will never be able as a nation to escape what has been wrought on us by this election. And I suspect all attempts to reboot the election will fail. […]

Hey, Donald, About the Taxes…

It’s too late to bring it up as an issue that would affect votes, but where’s Donald’s Tax returns? I imagine that Mitt Romney must be plenty p*ssed that Trump never showed us what he has paid in income taxes and was elected anyway. We know (thanks to Marla Maples, probably) that Trump had claimed […]

Pssst! Your Privilege is Showing!: Hypersincerity with Trevor Noah

A friendly, chatty evisceration of Tomi Lahren (post-interview with, and courtesy of) Trevor Noah. Essay by Andrea Sheridan Laurencell. Ms. Lahren is ostensibly being primed by the Alt Right to take over the position of post-feminist arm-candy being vacated by Ann Coulter now that plastic surgery has met its match. To me, Lahren is the […]

Turkey invades Syria

I like to think that I keep up with the news. But the morning news I get courtesy of MSM isn’t doing the trick anymore. If it weren’t for my friends in the Near Term Human Extinction movement, I wouldn’t have known about the deadly fires burning out of control in much of the American […]

Pedal to the metal (updated)

Trump is ‘transitioning’ as he gets ready to be sworn in. And his Transition team includes people who are going to throw out all efforts to measure or control global heating. He’s even sworn to pull out of the Paris COP 21 agreement, even though it will mean little in terms of sacrifice. Some politicians […]