10 am PDT
few quick news-stories, observations,
and follow-ups to keep us focused.
a problem, and it's bigger than Trump or Emails
Pennsylvania heading to become full-on
Stasi police state with HB1538
Slate's Franklin Foer is
beginning to look like a blithering idiot over his Trump-Russia
10 pm PDT
Decide the Death Penalty Question
Sergura at The
Intercept has posted a
must-read article on the
two death-penalty propositions Californians will vote on next Tuesday: Prop
62 takes the death
penalty off of the table entirely; Prop
66 puts post-sentencing
proceedings in death penalty cases on a fast track.
With these two mutually
exclusive propositions, the issue of how California deals with its muddled
death sentence situation could not be placed before the voters more
clearly. The almost 800 convicted murders on California’s death rows
will be sleeping uneasily from now until next Wednesday morning.
But, as is virtually always the case with important policy issues,
California’s either-or options and the wholly-within-the-box thinking
eclipse and, ultimately, obviate discussion of more imaginative solutions
to these incredibly difficult moral questions, such as: Who should determine
whether or not a convicted murderer pays with his/her life? And how can
those decisions be made in a way that filters out bias due to the gender,
race, and ethnicity of the murderer?
The October IED that backfired
4:30 pm PST
HuffPoo steps in it again
it became clear last
year that Huffington Post's coverage of the 2016
presidential election was nothing
more than a huge in-kind, campaign contribution from Arianna Huffington to
Hilton and a continuation of the free-ride given pervert Bill Clinton
Bilton for many years, I took the HuffPoo propaganda site off my list of tabloids to
keep an eye on. My
position is that if media want to endorse a candidate, then do it openly
and keep it on the opinion page. And when you've got a disgusting international,
mega-tabloid like the Daily Fail attacking HuffPoo for shoddy
sensationalist propaganda, that tells you just about all you need to know
about how deep in the gutter HuffPoo has sunk.
The object of the D Fail's discontent was an
idiot Nov02|16 article by HuffPoo reporter Ryan Grim: Donald
Trump Is Accused of Raping A 13-Year-Old. Why Haven't The Media Covered
3:00 pm PST
A few points to mull during
is an awfully lot to unpack during these days of political purgatory between the election and
the inauguration. Here is a start, emphasizing a few insufferable "deplorables"
floating in a basket in the perennial swamp of ponderous idiocy that is
the Democratic Party
A Mickey Mouse coin-flip:
4:00 pm PST
depressed"-- sounds like he should be on suicide watch
after botched market-collapse prediction
Lighten up, Paul, one outa' two ain't
A fella' would have to be a moran not to see that Paul Krugman is one, too.
In this LogoPhere Bullet List Analysis I want to 'splain why that
is, relying on Krugman's sequence of four risible post-election articles
Denis R. O'Brien, PhD/Esq.
denis [at-sign] thepatentguy [full stop] net