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September 19th, 2020 - 10:53 am § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

A Democratic strategy: Count votes, and if necessary, threaten massive retaliation.

If Trump wins reelection and the GOP keeps the Senate, the math is very simple: Game over. In every other scenario, it’s a lot more complicated. To grapple with this, let’s divide the coming days and weeks into three discrete periods: (Period 1) The 45 days before the election, (Period 2[...]

August 26th, 2020 - 5:54 pm § in Humor, Politics

Are polls any good?

The polls were wrong in 2016, so nobody will ever believe pollsters again. Actually, they weren’t. The election went pretty much as predicted. Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes. An electoral system originally designed to preserve slavery, and never changed, put Tru[...]

August 5th, 2020 - 7:29 pm § in America, Politics

Public health officials are quitting because of threats, harassment

From NBC’s Today Show, Aug. 5, 2020:  [...]

April 30th, 2020 - 1:05 am § in America

FACEBOOK on the Louisiana Purchase

On Saturday, April 30, 1803, the Louisiana Purchase Treaty was signed by Robert Livingston, James Monroe, and Barbé Marbois in Paris. President Jefferson announced the treaty to the American people on July 4. After the signing of the Louisiana Purchase agreement in 1803, Livingston made this famous[...]

December 13th, 2018 - 2:59 pm § in Misc.

MORE OF THE SAME JUST WILL NOT DO

On chilly wet Sunday morning in early December I was in the social hall at the Catholic parish I attend. This is the “Coffee and Doughnuts” hour which I normally do not attend. However, I was there to help sell Christmas cards for the Knights of Columbus which promotes “Keep Christ in Christma[...]

November 6th, 2017 - 12:00 am § in America, Donald Trump, Hypocrisy

Who said he would make his country great again?

Yes, Adolf Hitler Really Said He Would ‘Make Germany Great Again’ Neo-Nazis around the world have made it clear that they’re optimistic about what a… Share PALEOFUTURE.GIZMODO.COM|BY MATT NOVAK[...]

March 20th, 2017 - 8:19 am § in America, Donald Trump, Environment

BREAKING NEWS: FBI INVESTIGATING TRUMP, TRUMP TWEETS

COMEY CONFIRMS: FBI INVESTIGATING TRUMP Meanwhile Trump is Tweeting and the GOP wants to Bring Benghazi Back NYTIMES:  Representative Trey Gowdy, Republican of South Carolina and Mrs. Clinton’s Grand Benghazi Inquisitor, has turned into the Inspector Javert of intelligence leaks. And who is he bl[...]

March 2nd, 2017 - 1:27 am § in Misc.

How to manufacture jobs

In a forward-thinking way, shall we look at what the incoming Administration can do about what appears to be issue #1, jobs? Among the major issues are skills and also areas for jobs that cannot be exported. A problem is with industrial drill press operators, secretaries, etc., who don’t have [...]

March 1st, 2017 - 7:21 am § in America, Donald Trump, Politics

When Trump Bans the Real Media

David Brewster A case just decided in New York underscores that barring media from briefings, based on “viewpoint discrimination,” is likely unconstitutional. This obviously bears on Trump’s press secretary’s recent action barring certain media from a briefing. An expert expl[...]