Tag Archives: 2016 Election

Transition

Conservatives – “Grandpa, what’s a conservative?” “Oh, you know, our natural rights, free market economy, balanced budget, small government, Federalism as originally conceived, a few other things. Not Yosemite Sam in KKK robes.” “Grandpa, what’s KKK?” “I hope you never … Continue reading

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Begone!

The presidential election recently concluded gave us curmudgeons the rare pleasure of being grumpy no matter the outcome. The contest between knaves and fools was unique that way.* I get to say for the next four years (or until he … Continue reading

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My Brain Hurts

Harnessed, the incendiary codswallop I’ve read in the last 24 hours would light North America, easy. One reason for #NeverTrump was always that he might win, and his horribleness used to paint conservative policies with the ugly brush. It’s already … Continue reading

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Feeling Disenfranchised

My 11th Presidential Ballot. A few observations. McMullins’ people (does he have people?) didn’t get him on the ballot here, leaving the Gang of Eight at the top of the ballot. Hurl. In a state that is now infamous for … Continue reading

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Told Ya

Been saying this for months. Wish I’d been wrong. Gee, we’re dumb.

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What Goes Around . . .

Ross Douthat has some thoughts about the election, aimed at pro-life folks who are, holding their stomachs and gasping for air, thinking of voting for Trump. It’s a pretty good one; I think he’s getting something like this: A Clinton … Continue reading

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Pre-Mortem

Donald Trump is a cartoon of a man, a tycoon, a politician. He has the general outlines of a human being, without the details. How he came to be this way would be an interesting study, I suppose, but in … Continue reading

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No, Thank You Very Much

I doubt I will watch tonight’s debate. Since I will vote for neither, it seems wasteful of time. I suppose I’ll follow on Twitter and find a way to tune in if something amusing happens. Hah, “tune in,” so geriatric. … Continue reading

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Hard Times

In one corner we have Hillary, certainly deceitful and power-seeking, probably corrupt, weirdly entitled. And at her heels, Sidney Blumenthal and Huma Abedin. And Carlos Danger. In the opposite corner we have The Donald, certainly deceitful and power-seeking, probably corrupt, … Continue reading

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Eeyores All The Way Down

Among conservative Republicans, an endangered species, there’s a certain amount of squabbling between the #NeverTrump and #NeverHillary camps. This squabbling is unnecessary, because, alas, The Battle for 2016 is over. The Battle for the Future has yet to begin. Trump’s … Continue reading

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