I was off by a month. My bad.

When I started writing online, way back in 2004, my blogging was a combination of minutiae designed to keep a then-deployed husband in the loop on day-to-day life at home. We were not quite to the end of W’s first term, but it was already clear to me what his election meant to the country, Read More …

What if I’m right?

In the last few weeks, Nate Silver’s site fivethirtyeight.com has shifted stance from Hillary Clinton Will Win to Maybe We Ought To Worry After All. You can see the progression here (since the beginning of August): 8/5: Election Update: Trump’s Slump Deepens In The Polls 8/16: Election Update: Clinton’s Lead Is Clear And Steady 9/1: Election Update: As Read More …

Can you vilify Hillary Clinton without being called sexist? Signs point to no…

A friend posited the following on her FB page (paraphrased here). “It seems that Hillary is attacked due to gender-based perceptions: She’s cold, manipulative, sneaky, can’t be trusted, and so on. Very few people are speaking about the actual issues. Foreign policy? Hillary has laid out a comprehensive set of goals and stances. Trump said that generals Read More …

To poll or not to poll (Updated 11/1/2016)…

Election Update: Clinton’s Lead Keeps Shrinking: 10 questions as the stretch run begins. A few weeks back, I got into a fight with people on a friend’s FB wall, over the relative value of polls. After the smackdown, I retreated to my corner to wait out the holidays and take a break. This evening, I Read More …

Connecting the Dots, Part 5…

I’ve been chewing on what to write, post convention(s), for a while now. This is WAY long, and there are lots of links, many of which have OTHER links, so it could take a long time to get through. You could just skip to the end, but you’ll miss all the supporting material if you Read More …

Hyperbole…

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Hyperbole(ˈ/haɪˈpɜːrbəli/; Greek: ὑπερβολή, huperbolḗ, from ὑπέρ (hupér, “above”) + βάλλω (bállō, “I throw”)) is the use of exaggeration as a rhetorical device or figure of speech. In rhetoric, it is also sometimes known as auxesis (lit. “growth”). In poetry and oratory, it emphasizes, evokes strong feelings, and creates strong impressions. Read More …

You say you want a revolution…

The Beatles wrote the song Revolution in 1968. It was published as the B-side to Hey Jude and then released in a different version on The White Album. Listen to the words. “When you talk about destruction, don’t you know that you can count me out” I got into an argument over the weekend with a British-born Read More …