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2022-11-28 19:00
The EU complains of Warmonger Joe's war profiteering off natural gas prices (while also attacking the Inflation Reduction Act as trade protectionism). Both are true, but? What are you goin… Read More
2022-11-28 14:52
I've written about this before, from the deductive side. Hegelian dialectic, in addition to being crappy philosophy, is pseudoscience by its very nature when made into the backbone of any sc… Read More
Texas Progressives Talk Shop
2022-11-17 15:00
The Lege's Sunset Commission said TCEQ needs to get tougher on big and repeat offenders. It also needs to be pushed to follow through on the possibility of getting tougher on concrete batch… Read More
2022-11-16 17:41
The Trib notes that some suburban "collar counties" that had been trending more blueish reversed that trend. Fort Bend County was the biggest reverser, of counties it samples, followed by De… Read More
2022-11-10 19:19
Anti-abortion people will stop at nothing. They used a shell company to buy the Whole Women's Health building in McAllen. WWH had already shut down in Texas after the Supremes overturned Roe… Read More
2022-11-02 14:00
Ben Rowan has a great, long piece on how Texas Democrats' assumptions that non-voters are quiet hard tilters to Democrats simply isn't so true.First of all, this reminds me of parallel claim… Read More
2022-10-31 15:13
This is a moving snapshot, and an attempt to be a bit forward-looking, and a look at inflation overall. Different sectors will get a look in a bit of detail.Overall?Let's guesstimate:25 perc… Read More
2022-10-27 14:00
A dude named "Justice DuBois," whether a real name or a pseudonym riffing on W.E.B. DuBois (and sullying him), writes this howler for The Daily Texan, the "official newspaper" of (the Blue A… Read More
2022-10-25 14:00
Steve McCraw has thrown the first DPS trooper under the bus over Uvalde. The DPS head has yet to say if larger DPS instructional problems were any part of the cause for someone like Sgt. Ju… Read More
2022-10-22 15:00
Unlike other current or former members of Texas Progressives, namely, Kuff, Stace and Brains, I haven't regularly done my set of endorsements. And, where I live at now, there's damned l… Read More
Nancy Pelosi, Inflationary Political Idiot
2022-10-21 22:16
New inflation concerns, thanks to the latest OPEC cuts, plus tight diesel stocks, which will likely minimize Warmonger Joe's latest effort to battle inflation, and which the Inflation Reduc… Read More
2022-10-19 15:36
I've been to Luckenbach once, a little over a decade ago, when I lived in Marble Falls, and spent a whole weekend touring the heart of the Hill Country. Even then, the surrounding area proba… Read More
2022-10-17 14:00
Beto-Bob has slightly more money than Strangeabbott. But, he's only very slightly narrowed the polls and remains well outside the margin of error.Add in that his "let's go to Muleshoe" lunac… Read More
What's Next For Tulsi Gabbard?
2022-10-12 04:30
In announcing she was leaving the Democraps, Tulsi Gabbard did not say whether she would become a true Independent, a Rethuglican, a capital-L Libertarian, or a Green. (This ex-Green shudder… Read More
2022-10-08 15:30
I blogged after the 2021 season that Shohei Ohtani was no Babe Ruth. I said, let's see you do it again.With the big news of Ohtani officially "qualifying" as both a pitcher and batter, ie, m… Read More
2022-09-28 14:30
And that's beyond their tilt toward wingnuts and disinformation.Rather, it's about Substack as a medium.The first, that I only realized a couple of weeks ago, is that you can't block people… Read More
Amazon BIGLY FUCKED UP
2022-09-23 18:28
I don't often post reviews to Amazon, but occasionally, when a new book is so new there's been little good or bad, or if it's bad and way overhyped, even if there's been massive reviews, I w… Read More
2022-09-22 14:00
I remember that, more than a year ago, people more knowledgeable than me in fields like immunlogy and even more importantly, warned there would be vaccine losers as well as winners as the ra… Read More
2022-09-20 18:04
Tensions, not just over the Robb Elementary shooting, but fanned yet further by it, are splitting Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Uvalde, whose own history reflects Anglo-Hispanic tensions… Read More
It's Still The Economy, Stupid!
2022-09-20 13:50
Warmonger Joe Biden may be touting inflation being on hold in July, and will surely soon tout falling gas prices in August.Not so fast, starting with the fact that the Consumer Price Index w… Read More
2022-09-13 18:00
Only listing nine posts this month instead of the usual 10. By the time I had gotten around to this on Sept. 3, my Sept. 2 Barbara Ehrenreich obit had already jumped into the top 10. And, I'… Read More
2022-09-12 14:00
Just when I think AOC can't "do it again," she can indeed. In a longform GQ interview with Wesley Lowry, she says this about a rape of several years ago that she started discussing after the… Read More
2022-09-05 19:31
Many of us left-liberals and leftists who are on salary not wage have to work today because our locations, or our job and career fields are among those most hit by the Great Resignation or w… Read More

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