Category Archives: Politics

The Big Divide

I keep thinking about the 71+ million Americans who voted against nearly everything American has stood for until the last few years. Our Continental Divide may be beautiful to behold, but our National Divide is an ugly disgrace to normative values.

At least they have been our values until now.

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The Big Dogs

And congrats to the First Dogs (elect), Very Good Boys Champ and Major.

How great to have four-legged furry friends back in the White House! (I’ve long thought a love of dogs and a good character are correlated. Guess which POTUS hates dogs.)

Stay with dogs, my friends! Go forth and spread beauty and light.


The Big Blue

Fell asleep reading a Nero Wolfe novel and woke up to a new world. Pennsylvania and Nevada called, Arizona still breaking for Biden/Harris…

Pretty nice thing to wake up to!

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The Big Delay

Well, we kinda knew this was going to happen, but it’s still a pretty damn dark day for Our Democracy.

There seems reason for optimism, but in these crazy times, who knows how this all shakes out.

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The Big Disappointment

It’s official: Based on available data, the resolution to the Fermi Paradox is simply that intelligent life does not exist in the universe at this time.

Life that thinks it’s intelligent does, though. But based on our observations, it has a long way to go. The universe can relax; Earthlings aren’t likely to be a problem to anyone but themselves.


The Big Day

Well, here we go on Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. I’ve said it many times: That this is even a contest says a great deal about the changes in our society in the last score or two of years. I think it’s tragic, but obviously (yet astonishingly) mileage varies.

I Voted

Funny how so many of us already have. My vote’s been in for weeks.

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A Better Debate

Our next VP? I sure hope so!

I thought Kamala Harris did very well last night and that the debate was a welcome return to almost normal politics (to the extent politics can ever be said to be “normal”).

In particular, she showed more signs of life than Joe Biden did, and she showed some appropriate emotions towards her opponent.

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Karma

The thing about facts is that they always win in the end.

(Must resist urge to wallow in schadenfreude…)


Easy Vote

Well, I did my civic duty and privilege as a democratic citizen.

I Voted

And it was a pretty easy vote in two regards.

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Recrudescent

One of the older notes on my idea board is a tiny Post-It™ with just a single word written on it: recrudescence. Wiktionary defines it as: “The condition or state being recrudescent; the condition of something (often undesirable) breaking out again, or re-emerging after temporary abatement or suppression.”

It is primarily a medical term referring to a disease reoccurring; the second Wiktionary definition is: “The acute recurrence of a disease, or its symptoms, after a period of improvement.”

But when I encountered the word several years ago, it struck me as a very good word for this “post-factual” era: the Dark Ages rises again.

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