Monthly Archives: November 2012

GOP “surprised”?

After refraining from political comments since the election I can’t resist at least a brief comment on the kabuki of the Repugs, their faux anguish, the occasional feigned outrage, and all the other theatrics they’re trying to use to avoid … Continue reading

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Yes, Let’s teach the “controversy”, all the “controversies”

Since I’m going to plug them I decree it’s OK to show their images. At the site you can get some t-shirts to show how you feel. I particularly like Babe the Blue Ox and Paul Bunyan because I actually … Continue reading

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Rare visits

One fun part of getting blogging statistics is looking at the distribution by country. Naturally my blog in English is mostly viewed by English-speaking countries as well as countries with the largest Internet audience. But it is interesting to see … Continue reading

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Applied Nate Silver

I’ve become a real fan of Nate Silver. I was aware of him back in 2008 when he first received much notice for 538 and then again in this election cycle when his projections eased my fears of impending doom … Continue reading

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Sourdough loaf and stuffing

It’s back to baking and I’m baking up a storm for Thanksgiving. The first challenge was bread for stuffing. This will be my first year of home-made instead of stale store-bought so hopefully it will be worth it. The first … Continue reading

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HP – RIP? – 2

I previously commented on my views about the decline of HP in “HP – RIP“, but it seems Meg is moving to spin the decline. Like other Repugs perhaps Meg needs to go back to the conventional arithmetic rather than … Continue reading

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Impact of wired world – blogging is hard!

It’s interesting (to me, at least) that I wrote this post about a month ago, “Do I own this blog or does it own me?” and in that post mentioned that I had taken a pause and why. Now, about a … Continue reading

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Nate Silver’s book should be mandatory reading for Republicans

Instead of demonizing Nate Silver for his bias (which, in hindsight, turned out to be 100% true, not just gross outcome, but 50 out of 50 right) Republicans (now “shellshocked” about their loss) should read and absorb his new book … Continue reading

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Logical consistency, like facts, are optional for GOP

I find two totally contradictory arguments being put out by Repug pundits remarkable. First is the Rove meme (to CYA against wasting all the zillionaire’s mob money and try to avoid a hit) that Obama “suppressed the vote.” Now this … Continue reading

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Finally it’s over

I can breath again, now free from the trash commercials from the zillionaires and safe for a couple of years from the tea baggers (although now have one from home state, a sad loss; a total crook against an honorable … Continue reading

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