Monthly Archives: November 2016


By | November 12, 2016

Apparently, Michael Moore can see the future. This was written in July, 2016. Moore said Trump would win. And he was right. But this is particularly prescient. I believe Trump is going to focus much of his attention on the four blue states in the rustbelt of the upper Great Lakes – Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania… Read More »


By | November 12, 2016

Arrival is a good film. I wanted it to be longer; I wanted more linguistics. I wanted more of Amy Adams, who was excellent and convincing, brave and afraid. The linguistics as presented was simplified but accurate. The film was also obviously abridged for the theater and perhaps one day there will be a director’s… Read More »

Excuse making and finger pointing

By | November 12, 2016

According to stunned and delusional Dems, Hillary lost because: Bernie Bros KGB Krampus Space Aliens Tony Danza Voter Suppression (only somewhat plausible one on the list*) FBI coup Evil liberals who had the temerity to utter any word of criticism Dumbledore Here’s why actually Hillary lost: she was a reviled and terrible candidate whose strength… Read More »

Stuck in a bad trade

By | November 11, 2016

Chris Arnade writes sometimes about being stuck in a bad trade. He also writes about the poor and the invisible Americans. I’ve been all of those things so I know what he means pretty deeply. I feel it. Doubt I ever would’ve voted for Trump even if I’d stayed in my home town (including that… Read More »

Nothing and nothing equals

By | November 11, 2016

Well, Trump definitely matters for the Supreme Court, but not about the actual more important potentially civilization-ending issue of our times. Yep, the one barely-mentioned during the campaign: climate change. Here’s what Clinton would have done about climate change: nothing. Here’s what Trump is going to do about climate change: nothing. So there’s that.

False narratives

By | November 10, 2016

Strangely, the narrative is becoming that the polls were actually correct, and the pseudo-scientific polling gurus’ predictions too, despite as I mentioned in a post below there being absolutely no evidence of that at all — and plenty of counterevidence. The tendency of smart people (and I know because I share the tendency) is to… Read More »

The long

By | November 9, 2016

This was the whole problem with Clinton all along that tons of people including me were shouting from the rooftops: Run an unelectable candidate, turns out she doesn’t get elected. Imagine that. (From here.)


By | November 9, 2016

The fact that I saw Trump/Pence bumper stickers and signs at a 100:1 ratio to Clinton/whoever that guy is was it turns out a pretty good, uh, sign of what was to come. Never have I seen a nominee so loathed by so many that save for a few fanatics even her own party could… Read More »


By | November 9, 2016

Look at this ass-covering from Nate Silver (whom I normally like). This is just wrong (I am excluding the few polls taken on election day, and I assume “2014” means “2016”): Unfortunately, presidential elections are won on the state level not the national. It doesn’t matter at all by how much Hillary won the popular… Read More »