Category election 2016

Reliving the Weimar Republic

I wrote many months ago about the Weimar Republic and how and why it collapsed into fascism once conditions got bad enough. Remember? Bad stuff happening now that Trump has unleashed all his ugly hate in his choices for the people to staff his new administration. Not surprising. I’m amazed that it took everyone so […]

While we were distracted…(updated)

While we ‘Muricans were fighting about the worst election in modern US history, this news came in from the Arctic. You can read past posts I’ve had here about the loss of Arctic ice, but it has always started coming back in October of each year. Not this year. If this is the ‘new November’, […]

Cog-ni-tive Dis-so-nance in 2016

There’s a year’s worth of blog material in the news over the  past five days (and no, I’m not talking about my birthday). I wouldn’t ever have to do anything artsy fartsy here again (memo to self–why is spellcheck okay with ‘artsy’, not with ‘fartsy’?). I hear there was an election that didn’t go the […]

Waiting for next Wednesday

I hate to say this, but unless The Donald falls down and breaks a hip (he IS 70), he will win the presidency next Tuesday. The accumulated drip-drip-drip of bad news for Clinton has reached a point where she cannot pull enough independent voters to win. The re-opened FBI investigation (which seems to dove-tail with […]

A WWII style mobilization on climate (and other BS)

Among the many DNC platform planks forced on the Hillary Clinton campaign by the Bernie campaign was a forceful item on climate and fighting global warming:  We believe the United States must lead in forging a robust global solution to the climate crisis. We are committed to a national mobilization, and to leading a global […]

Trump on rigged elections–Crazy?

I really hate Donald Trump. I’m not just saying that now. I’ve posted numerous articles here about him. I definitely do not think he deserves to be president (though I don’t think Clinton does, either–read this). Both of these ‘human hairballs’ are facing indictment for crimes that could rise to the level of impeachable offenses. […]

Wikileaks drops an insurance file

Late yesterday, Wikileaks unlocked one of its ‘insurance’ files. These files are the items that were supposed to be toxic enough to make the US government hesitant to take ‘extra-legal’ means to stop Wikileaks from publishing. ‘Extra-legal’ is code for ‘wet jobs’–There was and continues to be concern that the US is about to assassinate Julian […]