Monthly Archives: February 2012

PDP-Frothy Radicalism

Although the media doesn’t often acknowledge it or let it get through, the radicalism in this year’s crop of conservatives runs quite deep. Take the current front runner, Rick “frothy mixture” Santorum. Now.. Rick’s a Catholic and I have no … Continue reading

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My post-apocalyptic youth has found me…

I came across something that I may never tire of… Nukemap–an interactive map page that can show you the range and effect of a nuclear blast from various different-sized weapons anywhere you want. OMG. This is what I have been … Continue reading

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PDP-2016 is on the way…

I’ve been watching this tendency build now ever since 2010… even back to 2008 when it started to become apparent that the political tiger of fundamentalist ignorance and lies that the Republicans had been cultivating and using politically for the … Continue reading

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PDP–Dude is scared….

This is a data point. The man who campaigned explicitly against Obama and then cancelled money from the Feds for rail development and called it federal boondoggle money etc etc… …and who is now in the process of being recalled … Continue reading

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PDP–Nate Silver’s models, political thermometers, and long term predictions

I have the sense that Nate Silver has been a bit corrupted by the position he’s in at the NYTimes. Back in 2008–he became big DURING the primaries as his statistical models mapped changing levels of support for candidates in … Continue reading

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Political Data Point (PDP)–New Post category…

In order to make this blog more central to my thoughts and writings–rather than just reserving it for more philosophical and linguistic type posts/thoughts–I’m going to try to add in the political content on a daily basis.  I regularly do … Continue reading

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Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll…

So.. yesterday I was thinking…. thinking about the different ways that people seem to seek pleasure and/or what kinds of stimulation seems to be their preferred choice. As such, one of the easiest–and also often very accurate–ways to summarize this … Continue reading

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Talk to me in that old, old Ænglisc….

Todaeg, ic hæbbe ascunga. Hwa eom ic?  Hwæt do ic?  Hwær ga ic? Hwæt wat ic soþlic ond hwæt cann ic soþlic don? Todaeg is eac ane gehyðnes to understandan an æfterlic læden. Niewlice hæbbe ic leorned to arædan Ænglisc … Continue reading

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Bone Orchards and the Shadow Moon…

I am rereading American Gods by Neil Gaiman again. This is like the 4th time I’ve done so… and I have the feeling that this will not be the last time that I do so.. nor that this is going to … Continue reading

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