A classic like 1971's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory works on many levels. When I was a kid, I thought I was too grown up for such stuff. In truth I was not grown up enough. My recent efforts to reestablish a Facebook account in my real name have been met with suspicion and … Continue reading Mark Zuckerberg and the Facebook Factory
After nearly fourteen months away and tons of soul searching, I decided last week to end my self-imposed Facebook exile. Just one problem: they don't seem to want me back. Don't ask me why, because I truly don't know. And don't ask them why, because there's no one to ask. In a nutshell, I set … Continue reading No Facebook for you
My self-imposed exile from Facebook is over. There were a lot of good reasons for me to walk away when I did. There are good reasons to stay away. But there are also good reasons to return. I am under no illusion about my own importance or influence, nor am I running for anything. In … Continue reading Facebook reboot
It's still way early in the 2020 presidential election campaign, but not too early to see some really dumb remarks being tossed around. Blundering Oracle is here to help: Knock it off. What do Mitt Romney and Hillary Clinton have in common? Both were major party nominees to lose the U.S. presidential race. Both also … Continue reading Pro tip: stop disparaging voters
Election Day 2020 is scarcely more than 18 months away, so now is obviously the time to put forward a bold plan to take back the White House: https://twitter.com/GeorgeTakei/status/1121777343368974336 OK, I didn't say that it's a good plan. I like George Takei. I followed his Facebook posts for years, often finding them funny, insightful or … Continue reading The harder path to a better place
There was a time when people used to say things like "I never thought something like this could happen here." Big news was something that happened somewhere else. We'd read about it in newspapers and magazines. We'd hear about it on the radio. We'd see it on the evening news, or sometimes, via the dreaded … Continue reading Twenty years and a day
Nothing to see here. Or is there? The Mueller report went public today, sort of. The "lightly redacted" 448-page report by the special counsel was released to the public, preceded by a press conference by Attorney General William Barr. Barr continued to spin the report as he did in his March 24 summary as being … Continue reading What the blank?