Monthly Archive: November 2016

Nov 30 2016

“No matter where you go, there you are.”

– Buckaroo Banzai How the Democrats could win again, if they wanted by Thomas Frank, The Guardian Tuesday 29 November 2016 07.00 EST And here we are again. Today Democrats are wondering what went wrong, but before too many fundraising dinners have been digested they will have concluded they don’t need to worry, that demographics …

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Nov 30 2016

Why The Rory Hate?

I always identified more with Lorelai, to me the interesting thing about the show was her relationship with Richard and Emily. I felt it mirrored some of my connections with my parents which may seem pretty Ozzie and Harriet on the surface but which, if you’re a regular reader, you’ll know were dark and twisted …

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Nov 30 2016

Pondering the Pundits

“Pondering the Pundits” is an Open Thread. It is a selection of editorials and opinions from around the news medium and the internet blogs. The intent is to provide a forum for your reactions and opinions, not just to the opinions presented, but to what ever you find important. Thanks to ek hornbeck, click on …

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Nov 30 2016

The Breakfast Club (Dissidents)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:30am (ET) to …

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Nov 29 2016

The Economic Lessons of Scrooge McDuck

If you’ve had a cultural experience like mine (I had 2 of every network broadcast including PBS and 3 Independents, and now watch not just constantly but exclusively Cartoons and ‘Tween Comedies) you’re probably familiar with Cracked magazine and think of it as a sort of poor man’s Mad without those Sergio Aragoné cartoons in …

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Nov 29 2016

The Front Page Poem

As the resident Gilmore Geek you can imagine my dismay at this scurrilous and unwarranted attack in the Atlantic. The Stars Hollow Gazette is not the New York Times. The Stars Hollow Gazette is not the Hartford Courant. Of course not and even to be mentioned in comparison with those stenographic parrots of the Neoliberal …

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Nov 29 2016

Pondering the Pundits

“Pondering the Pundits” is an Open Thread. It is a selection of editorials and opinions from around the news medium and the internet blogs. The intent is to provide a forum for your reactions and opinions, not just to the opinions presented, but to what ever you find important. Thanks to ek hornbeck, click on …

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Nov 29 2016

The Breakfast Club (Missed Opportunity)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:30am (ET) to …

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Nov 28 2016

Math Problems

One problem people have with Economics is understanding ‘future math’ and by that I mean how decisions today effect outcomes at some specified (or not so much) time yet to come. One way this concept is used to lie to you is to increase your perception of present costs by aggregating cumulative costs over time. …

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Nov 28 2016

The Best Case For The Recount

It would seem that the fact that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by 2 million votes and counting and the recount of votes in Wisconsin has gotten under the aging orange thin skin of the bad tempered liar-elect. Over the weekend after gorging himself on dishes named after himself at his resort in Florida, …

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