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  • Just in case you wanted to know…

    Just in case you wanted to know…

    If you don't get booed, or pooh- poohed, you'll likely end up talking about when/whether you'll get boosted...
  • Justice Sotomayor’s Question

    Justice Sotomayor’s Question

    ”Will this institution survive the stench that this creates in the public perception that the Constitution and its reading are just political acts?”
  • The Arbery Verdicts: Guilty!

    The Arbery Verdicts: Guilty!

    At the end of the day, the Arbery verdict is about what equal justice under law is supposed to look, sound, and feel like...
  • Compared to What?

    Compared to What?

    The recent legal events and courtroom occurrences are reminiscent of the concerns and issues I went to law school to address and eradicate...
  • A Question About the Rittenhouse Verdict

    A Question About the Rittenhouse Verdict

    ...and all else being exactly the same...
  • Fascism and Racism

    Fascism and Racism

    It begins with the disregard of fundamental human and civil rights and the declaration that the very presence of the "other" in the general population is somehow fraudulent and illegal...
  • Monosentence Monday: the Filibuster

    Monosentence Monday: the Filibuster

    it’s a one sentence post, just read it
  • Why the spike in the price of gas at the pump?

    Why the spike in the price of gas at the pump?

    The people who are in control of the vagueries of gas and oil production and prices in this country are not friends of Joe Biden or Democracy.
  • Black Pastors and Fair Trials

    Black Pastors and Fair Trials

    The defense attorney here is the embodiment of 'living history' and provides us with the opportunity to relive history in real time without the need for a dramatic reenactment... 
  • Politics Girl: Talking Common Sense About Messaging

    Politics Girl: Talking Common Sense About Messaging

    "In general, the reason the Democratic Party always sounds so helplessly incoherent is because its lawmakers are trying to simultaneously appease their corporate donors and look like they are fulfilling their public promises to fix problems created by those corporate …
  • Sell the Brownie

    Sell the Brownie

    Democrats need to stop selling the recipe...
  • Failure to Appear: Update! Bannon Charged With Crimnal Contempt

    Failure to Appear: Update! Bannon Charged With Crimnal Contempt

    Subsequent to a contempt citation, the presiding officer of the chamber can be instructed to refer the matter to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia.
  • About Me and my husband

    About Me and my husband

    Now, a lot of people have no idea or interest in the Cat Fancy, which is worldwide. Most people if they appear interested at all, assume it is like the AKC dog shows shown on tv. Yes and no.
  • Abortion

    Abortion

    there are a lot of politicians and judges…not really trying to reduce the number of abortions in America by the most logical means, which would be reducing the number of unwanted pregnancies, putting the lie to what this issue is …
  • Here’s a Question or Two

    Here’s a Question or Two

    Would the country be able to withstand the aftermath of a Trump guilty verdict?
  • Spoiled by music in college

    Spoiled by music in college

    Getting older, actually turning 67 yesterday, I was recently reflecting on the music I heard in college. I’ve spent a lot of time on campuses because my wife is a professor. We spent ten years with her teaching at Purdue. …
  • Not exactly a silver lining, but close

    Not exactly a silver lining, but close

    Image taken 9/26/21, Stowe, VT
  • We Can Look Into This, It’s Free

    We Can Look Into This, It’s Free

    The most attractive feature is that it's free of charge and one person could conceivably be the host for additional blog accounts...
  • The Evil That Men Do

    The Evil That Men Do

    In short, government mandates re public education and public health are as American as apple pie and the flag.
  • The State of the Political Union

    The State of the Political Union

    When lies and hypocrisy are treated as the rhetorical and moral equivalents of truth and fact In public discourse, reason and reasonableness no longer matter.
  • Bill Baird: The Forgotten Pro-Choice Hero

    Bill Baird: The Forgotten Pro-Choice Hero

    Bill Baird gave a single condom and some contraceptive foam to a female  Boston University undergraduate. He was promptly arrested for violating the Massachusetts Crimes Against Chastity law in 1967. In 1972, SCOTUS overturned the law.
  • Incentivizing Oppression, Then and Now

    Incentivizing Oppression, Then and Now

    Like its 1850 precursor re slavery, this law is not as much about abortion as it is about oppression.
  • Democracy Is Going Down The Tubes…Again

    Democracy Is Going Down The Tubes…Again

    The top House Republican said his party would retaliate against any company that cooperated with an order to preserve the phone and social media records of G.O.P. lawmakers
  • Biden is Having a Hard Day’s Night

    Biden is Having a Hard Day’s Night

    Defending democracy is not one man's job. Defending democracy is not a spectator sport.
  • New Rules of the Road for 2021 and Beyond

    New Rules of the Road for 2021 and Beyond

    Most accidents are caused by people who are drunk, high on drugs, whacked out on prescription pharmaceuticals, sleep-deprived, distracted by their electronic devices, in the midst of relationship ending screaming matches with their soon to be ex-partners,
  • One sentence post: what defines conservatives

    One sentence post: what defines conservatives

    It’s a one sentence post
  • More Site Work Ahead WORK COMPLETED HAVE AT IT

    More Site Work Ahead WORK COMPLETED HAVE AT IT

    Now that I understand what was driving the website nuts, I have some more work to be done. There are a bunch of plugins that have to be updated and that requires that I down a full site backup before …
  • Consumer Advisory

    Consumer Advisory

    This is the first of more than 980 poems that I plan to post here. Gotta do something to make this site worthwhile.
  • NOTES ON THE PROCESS -Open For Business

    NOTES ON THE PROCESS -Open For Business

    I have just cancelled the account on which BindleSnitch was being hosted, the one where we were operating at 200% of the file space we were paying for.  We should now have full service restored. I didn't bother to cross-check …
  • The Genisis of the Politics of Vaccine Misinformation

    The Genisis of the Politics of Vaccine Misinformation

    Currently, 16 vaccines – some requiring multiple doses at specific ages and times – are recommended from birth to 18 years old. Some are required before entering public school.
  • The American Paradox?

    The American Paradox?

    It is virtually impossible to confer substantive, viable, and enforceable civil rights upon people whose basic human rights are not acknowledged and respected.
  • Some Questions, If BindleSnitch Goes Viral…

    Some Questions, If BindleSnitch Goes Viral…

    Given what most of us write and post, the possibility exists that a piece can be discovered by the likes of MSNBC or CNN,  and deemed worthy of national exposure.
  • Voter ID: White Folks Can’t Leave Home Without It

    Voter ID: White Folks Can’t Leave Home Without It

    The Republican message to nonwhite people who wish to exercise the right to vote: What's in your wallet?
  • Accidental Glampers

    Accidental Glampers

    Even so, hitting the road was somewhat liberating.  We had been planning for a month or so to join our friends on a camping trip on an island in Lake Champlain.  Last summer it was difficult to see what the …
  • Holy cow – I caused a riot

    Holy cow – I caused a riot

    I didn't advocate kicking kitties or pummelling puppies.
  • A single sentence and a question about voting rights

    A single sentence and a question about voting rights

    Why isn't this enough?
  • The Alamo Myth:Texas and Slavery

    The Alamo Myth:Texas and Slavery

    It's virtually impossible to get people to stop lying to you, when they won't stop lying to themselves and each other.
  • Lightning bugs

    Lightning bugs

    Forget the porcupine. This really is about lightning bugs.
  • Global Warming anyone?

    Global Warming anyone?

    Highway to Hell - no thanks
  • Joy Reid is Spot On: Reprise

    Joy Reid is Spot On: Reprise

    If America doesn't continue to evolve toward a multiracial, multicultural egalitarian democracy it must surely devolve into a plutocratic autocracy predicated on white supremacy....
  • Socialized Medicine?

    Socialized Medicine?

    It seems that an internet search for "socialized medicine" largely nets cartoons decrying its horrors.
  • Critical Race Theory: Two Views

    Critical Race Theory: Two Views

    It doesn't seem possible that both Barack Obama and Ted Cruz. graduated from Harvard Law School.
  • The Struggle Continues

    The Struggle Continues

    More about the travails of an erstwhile website.
  • Mowing the lawn

    Mowing the lawn

    This post is really about mowing the lawn. This isn’t code for anything andI’m not making a larger point.
  • Understanding American wealth distribution

    Understanding American wealth distribution

    The problem with looking at wealth is that we don’t have a sense of scale.

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