Category Archives: Bullshit As a Load Bearing Structure

Conservatives Will Always Find Something To Get Upset About. Ignore Them.

One of the hilarious things about the 2009 healthcare debate thingee was that, once conservatives started calling Romneycare ‘socialist’, we were still supposed to take them seriously (though maybe showing up armed to town hall meetings had something to do … Continue reading

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Incivilitudiciousness, Paul Ryan Style

So this was a thing that happened in 2012 (boldface mine): The Republican ticket has embraced a new small-business hero. On Wednesday, the owner of a bakery who last week turned away Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. introduced Representative … Continue reading

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This Is What Passes For A ‘Moderate’ Trumpist: The Pizzagate Edtion

While I’ve argued repeatedly, that, at the margins, there are Trump supporters who can be peeled off (either switching or sitting out), many of them seem to be pretty far gone. For those who don’t know what Pizzagate is, here … Continue reading

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Jill Stein And Anti-Vaxxers

Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein has been quite the fly in the ointment the last couple of weeks, though that will probably recede as, unlike during the Democratic convention, there’s now no easy way for her to draw attention … Continue reading

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Government Schools Versus Government-Contractor Schools

Apparently, conservatives, in line with their scorched earth approach to governance, have decided to call public schools ‘government schools’ (boldface mine): Somewhere along the way, the term “government schools” entered the lexicon in place of references to the public school … Continue reading

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The Killer App Is John Rockefeller?

Despite all the hoopla and rhetoric to the contrary, much of the ‘new’ economy, the ‘sharing’ economy, and the various other names for it is nothing more than the same old economy, just with more CPUs. With that by way … Continue reading

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Policy Nudges and Fudges

One thing the technobrat set loves is the concept of ‘nudges’, which are seemingly small changes in policy that cause behavioral changes leading to Utopia better policy outcomes. A few years ago, when ‘nudging’ people to save more for retirement … Continue reading

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