Burden of Proof…

Burden of Proof…

This nugget showed up on a friend’s FB post, which I can now no longer find. Chances are, either the friend decided it had to go, the genius who posted it blocked me, or I blocked him.

At the time, (sometime just after Christmas, I think) I thanked the guy for posting virtually every propaganda-driven talking point Alex Jones and Fox News have shoved into his brain in the name of truth. Here it is, folks. GOP trash talk, all in one convenient comment. Continue reading “Burden of Proof…”

I was off by a month. My bad.

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, in terms of an erosion of civil liberty, of a dramatic (but by no means complete) shift to the right, and long term lasting damage to our reputation as a world leader by his creation of the USA Patriot Act.

In an ever-increasing feeling of depression and anger over last November, I’ve lashed out repeatedly at people who still seem to think that we are operating “business-as-usual” even in the face of abject corruption and cronyism not seen in decades in this country, going all the way back to the Gilded Age of the robber barons. Continue reading “I was off by a month. My bad.”

Storm’s here (Part Two)…

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, I don’t think I can watch anymore. I’m going to go to bed and try to sleep.

I just want people to remember, when they look back at tonight, that the polls this year were WORTHLESS. They lied, just the way I said they would.

They didn’t take into account independents, and that’s where they went wrong. The pundits won’t admit this fault in the logic, but that’s where it lies.

And for the record, yes, Jill Stein did have an effect. She cost us Pennsylvania, if it comes down to the wire in that state.


Continue reading “Storm’s here (Part Two)…”

To Trump, from Russia, with love…

To Trump, from Russia, with love…

Paul Harvey was a well-respected Midwestern radio broadcaster for ABC Radio Networks. When my dad used to take us on our epic summer cross-country road trips, Harvey’s broadcasts were highlights in otherwise endless drives from destination to destination. His segments near the end of every broadcast always began with the phrase “And now, the rest of the story.” Continue reading “To Trump, from Russia, with love…”

Two weeks…

Two weeks…

I am casting my vote for Hillary Clinton as soon as the polls are open for early voting. I’m not taking any chances.

Yesterday on FB there was a meme circulating about how Jimmy Carter was up by 8% before the landslide that lost him the presidency in 1980. Back in March, the article below suggested that Trump’s message wouldn’t serve to do the same damage in this election as the fight between Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan did back then.

This Is Not 1980, And Donald Trump Is Not Ronald Reagan

I disagree. Continue reading “Two weeks…”

Is THIS what it takes today?

Is THIS what it takes today?

Earlier this morning I posted the following article on Donald Trump:

Trump: I was being an entertainer when I insulted women

The pull quote comes from this longer interview with Nevada NBC News 3’s interviewer Jim Snyder, who spoke with Trump just before he took the stage at a rally

EXCLUSIVE | One-on-one with presidential candidate Donald Trump

In my post, I said the following: “Here’s a tip, Donald. We don’t think you’re entertaining. We think you’re scary as hell. Go f*ck yourself.” Continue reading “Is THIS what it takes today?”

I think for myself…

I think for myself…

There is an oft-paraphrased poem that circulates around the Internet. It goes something like this:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Continue reading “I think for myself…”

Incoherent…

Incoherent…

in•co•her•ent (ĭnˌkō-hîrˈənt)

  • adj.
    Lacking cohesion, connection, or harmony; not coherent: incoherent fragments of a story.
  • adj.
    Unable to think or express one’s thoughts in a clear or orderly manner: incoherent with grief.

(Courtesy of Wordnik.)

It’s the only word that adequately describes Trump’s behavior last night. I’m not the only one using it, either. Continue reading “Incoherent…”

What if I’m right?

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):

What I find most disturbing is that his map of the US is much less ambiguous than mine, and mine called it for Trump back in June, based on the numbers I saw coming out of the primaries. I’ve had people blowing me off consistently, with placating comments about how primary numbers can’t predict outcomes. Well, maybe that’s true, but I said it would be a close race back then, and I am sticking to those guns today. Continue reading “What if I’m right?”

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

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 are impotent and we must throw money at them. The economy? Hillary has a plan with specifics, goals, and a path to reach them. Trump said “I’m successful and that’s enough.” Yet instead of discussing the differences in policies, people complain about Hillary’s demeanor and call her “cold,” which is just a smidgen away from being called “frigid,” which implies that her worth is tied to how much she enjoys sex. Which has what to do with the Presidency?”

I thought it was a good question, and I’ve been hammering at the answer all day. It’s complicated, because the second one brings up the question of gender in politics, lots of people (mostly men) go instantly on the defensive.

Sound like anyone you know? Continue reading “Can you vilify Hillary Clinton without being called sexist? Signs point to no…”

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