Everything you're about to read is true. Except for one thing. My next-door neighbor -- we'll call him John -- is a perfectly nice guy. He doesn't throw loud parties or own a dog that barks at all hours (that's a different neighbor) or randomly set off fireworks (that's a bunch of other neighbors). John … Continue reading When the truth doesn’t fit the narrative
It's been more than two months since I posted here. The last time was March 1st, during one of the last weekends of my old normal (yours too, probably). Back then my wife and I typically spent several hours or more of our Saturdays at a lovely neighborhood coffee shop, where we'd eat and drink … Continue reading Where Am I?
Fifty-one weeks ago I opined that Bernie should not be the Democratic nominee and Joe should not run. I gave a tip of the hat to Michael Bloomberg and Hillary Clinton for declaring that they weren't running. This blog isn't called Blundering Oracle for nothing. After the first four caucuses and primaries, and just prior … Continue reading Signpost Ahead: Super Tuesday
I was sitting in a Sioux City coffee shop one day before the 2020 Iowa Caucuses, seated roughly where an eventual 2020 presidential candidate stood in February 2019, the first time I'd visited the place more than eleven months earlier. Eleven months. The joy and pain of being a resident of Iowa. Tonight it'll all … Continue reading President Pete
After six months back on Facebook, I am feeling more disaffected than I did when I left the social network the first time. Back then, in April 2018, Facebook was very much in the news for data breaches and exploitation and generally unsociable behavior. The primary problem, it seemed, was Facebook itself, so leaving it … Continue reading And we’re just the guys to do it
"I never forget that I live in a house owned by all the American people and that I have been given their trust." - Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1938 "That White House is a real dump." - Donald J. Trump, 2017 I used to think that impeaching Donald Trump was a bad idea. Back in March … Continue reading The need to impeach
OK, I suppose I get it, sort of. When you're an extremely wealthy white man, the world is your oyster. Therefore, from Michael Bloomberg's unbelievably high perch, it probably seems perfectly natural for him to assume that he'd make a great president of the United States. He might just as easily imagine that he'd be … Continue reading A Michael Bloomberg candidacy? Worst idea ever