Changes…

And these children That you spit on As they try to change their world Are immune from your consultations They’re quite aware of what they’re going through… –David Bowie A little under two years ago, I wrote this post in reaction to Philando Castile’s murder: Storm’s here. In that time, nothing changed, until last February, Read More …

Language means something…

My friend on Facebook says: “This kid was a domestic abuser. His girlfriend had broken up with him, so he SHOT HER. This headline is BS.” Boy, howdy, is it ever. Entitled asshole with access to deadly weapons. But this isn’t the first time I’ve had trouble with headlines. What headline? From the Associated Press via 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 …

Welcome to the Corporate United States of Amerika…

61 days and counting… “I listened as they called my President a Muslim. I listened as they called him and his family a pack of monkeys. I listened as they said he wasn’t born here. I watched as they blocked every single path to progress that they could. I saw the pictures of him as Read More …

Storm’s here (Part Two)…

And from here on out, I’m live on Facebook, and will post updates below. I’m devoting all my time right now to updating my spreadsheet. When I’ve finished, I’ll post my results to 270towin.com, but there’s no point in putting the link up now. ETA: 1:43am EST – http://www.270towin.com/maps/36n0N (My best guess as of this moment.) Folks, Read More …

Fact-free ideology…

You know, I’m not all that good with math. Certainly never good enough to manage Trig in any useful way. There’s some amount of magic in making long formulae play together in complex methods that explain the universe (or at least try). That said, there’s some basic math I consider easy to understand. Bistro math, 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 …