So.... about last night

The Democratic Party is a joke. Of course this isn't news to anyone around here, but after.... whatever the hell that was last night, it's apparent to pretty much everybody.

The DMR/Selzer poll fiasco the other day left the most trusted pollster in the country and CNN with egg on their face. But last night left every network in the country scrambling to make sense (and fill time) of the biggest clusterfuck in modern political history.

This will likely be the end of the Iowa caucus, and probably the entire caucus system. And it was a 100% self inflicted humiliation.

New York Times Editorial Board Endorses Warren and Klobuchar

I. Can't.

Here's the link, but I frankly wouldn't bother:

The TL;DR version is "Both the radical and the realist models warrant serious consideration. If there were ever a time to be open to new ideas, it is now. If there were ever a time to seek stability, now is it.

Impeachment Party? Knock Yourselves Out!


Dear Establishment Democrats,

Thank you so much for inviting me to your Impeachment Party. It's really great to hear you've finally found something to nail Trump with. Good for you! You've been looking so hard these past three years. So nice to see all that effort finally pay off!

(Of course, some might say you should have spent that time looking for solutions to all the problems the country is facing, but hey, let's not get crazy! Right?)

Laws Politick per Sir Isaac Newton, newly derived from an Essay Upon Motion Systems

I was sitting underneath the shade of oak tree, bad season for cypress, actually. Then, whilst musing to myself, as most users are wont to, an apple didn't not impact my cranium, a curious thing occurred, i. e., a thought occurred to me concerning political polling.

Dems Like Losing

Democrats like to lose. That's my thesis for today.

When I was a young man, I came to the realization that the political parties weren't operating in good faith. Republicans were perfectly willing to thwart plans they previously championed if there was a chance a Democrat was going to get the credit for it. And when it comes to successful economic measures which would lift society up from poverty ... forgettaboutit!

Trump outplays Democrats in a two-level other-dimensional chess match.

And they are so fucking stupid, Very few Dems are willing to admit how it is now apparent that Trump simultaneously outplayed them on two, disparate levels simultaneously with one tweet. The previous sentence is the product of Tim Pool, whom I have discovered to hold political values similar to my own, who once was a Berniecrat, but disappointed like me.

Here's the gist:

Democrats grasp tiger's tail--the re-arrest of Jeffrey Epstein

Remember the famous rhyme lots of us learned in childhood? You know the one that starts "eenie, meenie, minie, moe"? I have paraphrased that rhyme consistent with the unfolding of the following essay:

Eenie, meenie, minie, moe
Catch a tiger by the tail.
When the tiger snarls,
You better bail.