Tag Archives: you have *got* to be freaking kidding me

Strategizing.

I am spitballing here (to use a very annoying neologism).  It’s one of the ways I cope with the incomprehensible. Given that Roe v.Wade is under attack, we need to figure out what we will do for the women affected. … Continue reading

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Is #MeToo for only people we don’t like politically?

I have been watching Joe Biden for a long time now. As Vice President of course, but before that as well. And the way he has interacted with women over the years frequently made me uncomfortable. Not my business, I … Continue reading

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I am not going to talk about the Mueller report just yet. For one thing, all we have is AG Barr’s synopsis, and given his position in the administration, I don’t trust him as far as I can throw him. … Continue reading

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Campaigns are already going on.

So people are already announcing that they are running for president. Whoopee. I am going to look at their specific policy suggestions in depth later, but any candidate I support should have the following (not in any particular order):   … Continue reading

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We’ve been Berned before.

So Sanders is running again. How… special. Look, I don’t care if he runs. I don’t particularly even care if he decides to call himself a Democrat. What I do care about is that unless the Democratic National Committee shows … Continue reading

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Today’s scary book.

I have just finished re-reading John M. Barry’s The Great Influenza. This may just be the scariest book I’ve ever read, including Richard Preston’s The Hot Zone and Randy Shilts’s The Band Played On. (I did not find the Shilts book … Continue reading

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For the trolls…

Y’all are going to have to carry the banner on this because I am going off the Internet for a while. A few points to toss at the trolls… Dr. Ford has passed a polygraph test. She has asked for … Continue reading

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God help us. Especially people like me.

In the wake of the Parkland shooting, Donald Trump has suggested bringing back mental institutions. Dear God. Mental institutions were, in some cases, horrible places. And if Trump had his way, you could “nab people like [the shooter] because… they … Continue reading

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Hating.

I am not a hateful person. Correction: I used to not be a hateful person. Donald Trump and his minions changed all that. I hate Donald Trump. I hate Mitch McConnell. I hate Paul Ryan. I hate Fox News. I hate … Continue reading

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Dear commentator on msnbc…

I don’t blame Donald Trump for what happened in Hawaii. It’s clearly the fault of some government official in Hawaii. (And Hawaii? One person hitting a wrong button could instigate mass panic? Without review by a higher-up? Seriously? What is … Continue reading

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I may be posting here more. I am currently on hiatus from Facebook, so the little pieces I drop over there I will be dropping over here instead. The aftermath of mass shootings is stressful for everybody. For me, the … Continue reading

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In San Francisco, no less.

To tell you the truth, I’m still freaked out by the whole thing. On a random impulse, I decided to go to the beach, hoping to see the sun set. I hopped in the Rocket Scientist’s car (he’s out of … Continue reading

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Affirmative action for whom?

The Trump administration believes that white men have been disadvantaged in college admissions. The Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department, in a development that would be amusingly hypocritical if it were not a sickening subversion of everything the division … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders: Self-Appointed Progressive Gatekeeper.

I really wish I could not write about Bernie Sanders. I would love for the self-aggrandizing not-a-Democrat to just crawl back up to Vermont. He’d do a lot less damage to the Democratic Party and, more broadly, the progressive movement, that … Continue reading

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A letter I really should send.

Dear Professor: You may wonder why I stalked out of class today. It wasn’t for a doctor’s appointment – I had one, but not until later. Nor was it because my medicine was making me nauseated, like I told you … Continue reading

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Logic, schmogic.

An open letter to the privileged Texas Senator I heard on NPR today. You are not very bright, sir. The NPR story was about a Texas county sheriff who has taken the position that she won’t turn anyone over to ICE … Continue reading

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The story that just. will. NOT. die.

Standard disclaimer: See sidebar. These are my views, not those of my former employer, for whom I am in no way authorized to speak. I am writing from my experience working for an elections division, a worker bee who got … Continue reading

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Far too many things are going on in the country right now. The media is stretched thin, I am sure. That said, I was disappointed that they spent as much time as they did (too much, really) on the National … Continue reading

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No. Not anymore.

A lot of people — even people I care about and respect — call for we liberals to reach out and bridge the divide with the people who voted for Trump. Fuck that. As long as I can remember many … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to The Republican Nominee.

Standard disclaimer: See sidebar. These are my views alone, not those of my employer, for whom I am in no way authorized to speak. I do not identify them, but I know what the Internet can do. Dear Mr. Trump: … Continue reading

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