Connecting the Dots, Part 7…

There’s a benefit to following folks I’ve never met anywhere else but FB. Occasionally, someone shows me a bit of the Internet that I’ve missed before, and because it flew under the radar, I didn’t have it available to draw connections. Today, someone revealed a tiny tip of a much larger iceberg, and now I’ve Read More …

Speaking of elections and Governors…

I rarely talk about local politics (because all politics is local), but where I live, in Maryland, parents are waking up this morning to discover that their Spring Break is about to be shortened by a day. Why? Because Maryland’s Governor Larry Hogan is a Republican, which means he hates public education and the teachers’ Read More …

Election 2018: Analysis Complete. Now what? (Part 2)

In Election 2018: The End of Everything (Part 1), I introduced the second “Cassie’s List” compilation, which includes all the historic data that matters to ME from the last six election cycles for US Senate and House seats. Unlike the work I did for the Presidential election in 2016, this delves deeper into state politics Read More …

I got yer “Why now?” right here…

Not a day goes by that I don’t remember the incidents in my past. I have some of the same issues with my own boss, today, in a very small office where the general manager is the only Human Resources representative and part of the problem. It’s been hard continuing to work there, knowing that Read More …

Election 2018: The End of Everything (Part 1)

I’m almost done compiling data on the senate races from 2006-2016. This stuff takes time because I’m using at least three sources (including the Federal Election Commission) and scouring them for the data is a royal PITA. When I’m done, there’ll be a better list of who to direct those precious support dollars, assuming you Read More …

Achilles’ Heel…

Achilles’ heel n. A seemingly small but actually crucial weakness. More at Wordnik  from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition It all started with this comment on a post on Facebook, in response to this article about Al Franken: Medium.com: A Survivor’s Defense of Al Franken I said: “Speaking as a survivor of Read More …

Aftermath (Part Six): The Enemy of the Good…

It all starts and ends with this: Politico: Johnstown Never Believed Trump Would Help. They Still Love Him Anyway. This is what we face. Not just voter obstruction, but a total divorce from reality. The end of our federal government as we have known it, and maybe the end of the US as an entity. Read More …

Aftermath (Part Five): Patriarchal Theocracy

patriarchal  [pey-tree-ahr-kuh l] adjective1. of or relating to a patriarch, the male head of a family, tribe, community, church, order, etc.: my father’s conservative, patriarchal ways. 2. characteristic of an entity, family, church, etc., controlled by men: the highly patriarchal Mormon church. theocracy  [thee-ok-ruh-see] noun, plural theocracies. 1. a form of government in which God or a deity is recognized as the supreme civil ruler, the God’s or deity’s laws being interpreted by the ecclesiastical authorities. 2. a system of government by priests claiming a divine commission. 3. a commonwealth or state under such a form or system of government. (http://www.dictionary.com/) If I had ten dollars for every argument I had in the last several years over the ramifications of choosing to vote third party, I’d be able to buy a private island and escape this bullshit, but no, nobody paid me to argue Read More …

Aftermath (Part 4): The end of the beginning…

I’ve been chewing on a blog post for about two weeks that takes on where we are now. It’s churning the way a slice of cheap freezer-style pizza with fake pepperoni churns at 3am and you can’t find the antacid because it’s still too dark to see.

Connecting the Dots, Part 6…

“Financial Armageddon.” The Washington Post says so. I just went back in time and checked, and I’m pretty sure this is what I’ve been saying for the last four and a half years, give or take a day or so. Don’t believe me? Here: December 13, 2012: Just when you thought you understood, someone explained Read More …