The shape and narrative of an election is more interesting than polling percentages. From one election to the next, the shape or narrative changes more than all those hard numbers from polls and vote counts, but they do work in tandem. Therefore, get one correct, the outcome can be correctly projected.
Alabama, Cults, and Circles
Well finally some good news from an Alabama election....not all is bad in this state with such a bad reputation. There's good and bad everywhere I guess. Alabama does have cults. Have you read Salvation on Sand Mountain? I taught many children from the Holiness Church discussed in the book, but that's not the kind of cult I have in mind. It is the cult of media that Max Blumenthal talks about that we'll discuss in today's column. Then finally we'll go round and round the news cycle and end up celebrating the longest night of the year.
Yesterday I shared the terrible news out of Birmingham, AL, where one transgender woman was shot and killed on Friday and another was shot in the face during a home invasion on Monday.
There are updates to both stories.
A transgender woman from High Point, NC was found shot to death in a Birmingham, AL motel this past Friday. She was then misgendered and dead-named by police and the news media.
Police Sgt. Bryan Shelton said investigators have no motive or suspect information.
Residents in Dothan, AL discovered flyers from the Ku Klux Klan recently.
It appears to be against transgender and transgender bathrooms and it was basically a recruitment flier.
--Capt. Will Benny, Dothan Criminal Investigation Division
It's Monkey Day!
There are but 17 days remaining until the end of the year, and
There are only 7 days until the December (Winter) Solstice on December 21, at 20:48 PST
14 is 2 x 7; I'll get back to that.
14 is the sum of the first 3 square numbers (1+4+9)
14 is Silicon