Wednesday, October 26, 2016

3rd Party Poopers

I wonder how different this country might be today if Ralph Nader had done in 2000 what Libertarian candidate William Weld is doing now.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Nothing special

A serious pre-debate thought:

The next time we Americans are tempted to brag about our national superiority, we should pause and remember that roughly forty percent of us would eagerly turn the most powerful leadership job on earth over to a TV reality show performer whose only obvious talent is an ability to lie with a straight face.

Saturday, September 17, 2016


Tonight, Texas A&M won an ugly football game on the road against an SEC West opponent. There were plenty of frustrating moments, such as five field goals instead of five touchdowns on otherwise promising drives. There were a few big offensive plays, and a lot of good defensive plays. The Aggies aren't good enough to beat the best SEC teams, but they might be good enough to beat the other average SEC teams.

After the game, I came across an interesting take on the status of the campaign, and it reminded me that people who must sell advertising to stay in business have a vested interest in creating suspense over the outcome of the election. Like the final score of the A&M-Auburn game, the Daily News Bin post gave me an excuse to smile for a few minutes. 

Sunday, September 11, 2016

The Deplorables

If we're lucky, HRC's remarks will successfully steer the political discussion in this country toward a thorough analysis of the people who support the Cheese Doodle. Are half of them worthless scumbags, racist slime, inbred trailer trash, and neo-Nazis? Or, did she underestimate how rotten things are in the GOP today? Educated white voters need to decide if they really want to swim around in a bottomless river of shit with the sort of imbeciles who actually believe Donald Trump is a solution to a problem.