The Long Walk

It’s nice to see many people are giving the Democratic establishment the middle finger by declaring that they won't vote for Hillary in November if she gets the nomination. However, it's almost May, and six months is a long time from now. Will the Bernie or Bust movement be able to hold strong until then? If Hillary gets the nomination, it’ll be the beginning of the long walk.

How I plan to vote, and why I'm here.

The other day I introduced myself. Someone read what I said, and indicated that they thought I might have come here to convince you all to vote for Hillary Clinton. That isn't the case, actually I came here because there's nobody to talk to in the real world around me, and I wanted to speak to progressives like myself.

However, I thought I would explain what I do think.

American Nuremberg - my blood just ran cold.

Juan Cole has appeared at several NetRoots meetups, long before the sell-out nature of the great orange Satan became so visible. He is one of the finest students and writers about the Muddle East that I have had the pleasure to meet. Today's article is by his contributor, Rebecca Gordon, who just authored Not al-Qaeda: Abu Zubayda as Bush’s Mengele Experiment

What if no candidate has a majority of electors in the GE?

the President of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted; -- The person having the greatest number of votes for President, shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed; and if no person have such majority, then from the persons having the highest numbers not exceeding three on the list of those voted for as President, the H

Canadian News: Canada To Build A Wall If Trump Wins (AF edition)

Last evening, the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs minister, Stèphane Dion, announced a two-phase plan should Mr. Trump win on Election Day. The first phase would be to "thicken" existing border crossings. This phase could cost up to $10 billion over two years. The second phase would begin after a governmental evaluation following the mid-term elections. Should it be clear to Canada that a wall would be required, construction would begin at an eye-popping $20 billion, over four years. More below. (Meh, no one likes Canadian April Fool's humour. Oh well. "G, you turkey" :=) I get to laugh at myself: that works well too!)

Idle musings, or idol amusings

Usually, some cable or boredcast news program is on in the background in my office. Originally I had planned to do a scathing review of the state of the state of the state of journalism in our state. For example, Blitz Wolfer was talking to some legal official about the charges being brought against Trumps campaign mangler, Corey Lewd'n'nasty. The official clearly stated, "Charges have been brought but the Defendant has not been arrested."