Of Sloths and Voters

When I started writing this blog I had no idea I had this much to say about politics, but I guess I set the tone from my very first posting - which was about how the DNC stalked me during the last election. I've also written about how few people voted in the last election, … Continue reading Of Sloths and Voters

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Speech! Speatch!

I don’t usually watch political speeches. They’re generally full of “political promises” which is code for “lies” - sometimes well-intentioned or overly optimistic lies, but porkies all the same. That, and I spent eight years avoiding George W. Truly, my avoidance bordered on pathological. It’s not that I disagreed with every word out of his … Continue reading Speech! Speatch!

Next Demeration

2015 is still young, but we’ve already heard a lot about the possible Republican candidates for President. It looks like the GOP is getting an early start. Either that or the Dems are sleeping in after an epic New Year’s Eve party. As a Democrat, I have a vested interest. I need to start planning … Continue reading Next Demeration

Cruzin’ into 2016

Isn’t Ted Cruz looking svelte these days? Has he lost some weight? Maybe he’s on the same diet as Chris Christie - the Presidential Diet. Eat only good healthy American foods (I’m sure we have a couple) and run from unpopular issues. I suppose everything doesn’t have to be about running for President, but who … Continue reading Cruzin’ into 2016

Elect-A-Vote

My husband and I often debate the relative (de)merits of the British and American political systems. I’ve already discussed how great it is that British elections are only 4 weeks long; the U.S. should adopt this immediately! With the House changing hands in the last election (at least the real estate market is improving), we have … Continue reading Elect-A-Vote

Playground Politics

The Democratic Party needs an intervention, or at least some serious behavioral therapy. Obama delayed some controversial votes to help Democrats in the mid-term elections. So, how did that work out? Obama definitely needs new advisors and some new Senators. What Americans, even the Democratic ones, want is good old-fashioned action - or at least … Continue reading Playground Politics

The Turing Politician

The new movie “The Imitation Game” is about Alan Turing. Among Turing’s many accomplishments was a test for assessing artificial intelligence – quite a feat for a man living at a time when computers were the size of bank vaults and as mentally quick as 1st graders. Turing’s Test is a deception game. The examiner … Continue reading The Turing Politician

EZ Vote

During the last election, 33% of Americans showed up at the polls. This is a lot, isn’t it? We get in a panic when we hear that one in three Americans is overweight or that one in three black males will go to prison. I’ll admit, the Australian stats look better - 9 of 10 … Continue reading EZ Vote

Telephone Deceiver

I know I shouldn’t do it, but I just can’t resist… picking up the phone when the caller ID says “UNAVAILABLE”. No good ever comes of this. Today, there was an Indian gentleman from the local police on the line saying he’d called about a federal complaint filed against me. I laughed and hung up. … Continue reading Telephone Deceiver

To Sue is Human

Republicans are suing Obama over Obamacare. Politicians suing politicians!? Can they do that? I suppose the couple of hundred lawyers that we have in Congress should know. But we didn’t see their academic transcripts when they applied for the job - last-in-class doesn’t sell well in the job market, but on the campaign trail ethics … Continue reading To Sue is Human