Monthly Archives: November 2016

Ate Us

By | November 20, 2016

This blog will is on hiatus as I gallivant about the land on a much-needed vacation. Expect posting to resume in approximately two weeks.

The real reason Dems lost

By | November 19, 2016

I think now examining the data and how people mostly react economically in elections that this was what really lost it for the Dems, though it’ll never be discussed because the Dem diktat is that Obamacare is unblemished, almost a miraculous, glorious triumph. And not the failure it actually is. 2. The Obamacare Disaster. This… Read More »


By | November 18, 2016

Most brilliant tweet of the year: Bingo. This election sometimes just feels like a grad seminar in sociology being taught to angry economist — Chris Arnade (@Chris_arnade) November 17, 2016

We’ve lost

By | November 18, 2016

And I’m not talking about the election. With and other sites now shut down, the information genie has now been stuffed back into the lamp never to emerge again in our lifetimes. I haven’t used in many years, but it was often the only place to find albums that were no longer for… Read More »

No Fate

By | November 16, 2016

If I hadn’t joined the military right out of high school, I likely never would’ve had quite enough money to feel safe moving out of Lake City, FL. Probable that I’d still be there now, possibly in prison or also likely dead. I don’t even know why I joined the military, meaning at the time… Read More »

Larry, Larry

By | November 14, 2016

And now Larry Lessig is attempting to start a civil war. Awesome. It’s been supremely disappointing watching the Dems choose a bad candidate, fall behind her like snuffling puppy dogs, and then attempt to avoid the consequences of their own inadvisable and kooky choices. The election was conducted by the candidates with the rules as… Read More »

Gestalt fault

By | November 13, 2016

So the Democrats are going to spend all their time searching for (IMO dubious) proximate causes of Hillary’s loss and instead not face that fact that the reason they actually lost was that they nominated a candidate reviled by extremely large percentages of the population, who had historically high negatives (even among those who had… Read More »

Blip bleep

By | November 13, 2016

I’ve seen this weird usage error a number of times now: A “blimp” on the radar. The radar footprint of a blimp is enormous, so this means the opposite of what is intended. Has “blip” become an uncommon word? I guess it is not used that often except in this idiomatic phrase.


By | November 13, 2016

Wait, I thought I was supposed to be blaming angry white men for Trump’s victory? Oh, hmm, that didn’t bear out statistically. Whoopsie. The finger pointing at everyone else is usually pointed the wrong way. Our media — liberal or conservative — is terrible. Just pitifully bad and destructive.


By | November 12, 2016

Taibbi said it best, as he often does. The Democratic Party’s failure to keep Donald Trump out of the White House in 2016 will go down as one of the all-time examples of insular arrogance. The party not only spent most of the past two years ignoring the warning signs of the Trump rebellion, but… Read More »