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.

Endarkenment…

Guardian.com: If Donald Trump wins, it’ll be a new age of darkness We are almost there. The countdown says two days. This time Tuesday, we’ll be minutes away from the closing of the last polls, except for Alaska and Hawaii (IIRC). We should already know how things look in the East. We might know the Central 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 …

Storm’s here.

In December of 2014, I wrote this post as a placeholder for further exploration. I never got back to the subject because I was trying to juggle the holiday performance schedule and the last semester of classes before graduation in May. It isn’t that the problem had gone away, but it seemed quiet for a 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 …

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 …