Politics

So much for the right to a speedy trial

Posted by on February 12, 2015 at 2:06 am

As our elected officials continue to do almost nothing that solves any real problems (and propose many things that pretend to solve problems both made up and real), I’d like to point out something about the immigration “reform” debate: the people who are trying to get their status normalized are being told they might get […]

America the Beautiful

Posted by on January 27, 2015 at 6:25 am

So, I got an email from “the White House” titled “Protecting one of America’s most beautiful places”. It included a link to this item on protecting the Arctic Refuge. I immediately thought of another beautiful thing in America I’d like to see protected: The Bill of Rights, specifically the Fourth and Fifth Amendments. That is, […]

What has the Bloody Government Ever Done for Us?

Posted by on January 25, 2015 at 10:33 pm

So it turns out that Boehner knows that fixing the roads and bridges before they fall apart altogether is important. He thinks he can find the money for that out of tax “reform” that is somehow or another not raising taxes at all. In Closing: FBI; shirt; Takei; and the sad truth about illegal immigration.

Thoughts on the State of the Union Address

Posted by on January 20, 2015 at 7:51 pm

The President characterized the Trans Pacific Partnership as “Americans writing the rules.” It would have been more accurate to say corporations writing the rules. I did like how he dealt with Republican clapping when he announced that he’d run his last election. I wonder if maybe he didn’t ask Senator Franken for some tips on dealing […]

What a laugh

Posted by on January 18, 2015 at 7:56 pm

Believe it or not, there are people who think President Obama is liberal. Isn’t that a good laugh? In Closing: miscarriage; I already said this; measles; and beavers…. with parachutes.

Privacy? Oh, were you using that?

Posted by on January 16, 2015 at 10:15 pm

The incident in Paris is already being used as an excuse to take away what little privacy (and other rights) remain in the world, despite the fact that privacy is a necessary feature of security. In the meantime, bulk data will continue to be collected by both the government and various corporations (who of course, […]

A Rant about the Constitution

Posted by on November 28, 2014 at 12:43 pm

Some people in Congress — by which I mean Republicans — have been ranting about how the President can’t do this or can’t do that because it’s unconstitutional (even though those accursed commie libruls can point to Republican presidents who have done the exact same thing. Well guess what? I can point to at least […]

But What Would be the Point?

Posted by on November 7, 2014 at 5:12 pm

Wednesday, I thought I’d put up an open letter to the President to the effect of “Hey, listen, America needs you to be a grown up when Congress inevitably sends you piles of doggie doodoo.” But, as my title says, what would be the point? He not only hasn’t delivered on a bunch of things […]

Dear Nevada Democratic Party:

Posted by on October 30, 2014 at 9:49 pm

If it’s not too much trouble, could you folks find some additional candidates that I don’t have to hold my nose to vote for? And would it have killed you to run some ads for the guy you’re running for Governor? Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think anything can stop Sandoval from getting a […]

I’m not actually an optimist, but I play one on the Internet

Posted by on May 22, 2014 at 4:21 pm

The problem with the unexpected is that, well, it’s unexpected. A decade ago, some guy was running for Senate in Illinois as a Democrat. I’m not sure anybody thought he had a chance — after all, he’d already lost in a bid for a seat in the House — until the unexpected happened. In this case, […]