Entries by mistermix

The Ad That Will Win the Election

I can see it now:  Testimony of parents who have contracted Zika virus and given birth to babies with microcephaly, overlaid with comments by Republican Members of Congress, explaining why they delayed the vote on Zika funding by 3 months, and underfunded it by 1/3. Isn’t this the Daisy ad of this election, or am […]

When They Said “Come Down” I Threw Up

HRClinton 2016. Because somebody needs to be the grown-up.  [Emphasis in the original.] The notion that Hillary is the “grown up” in this campaign is perhaps true, considering the competition. But what does it mean to be a “grown up”? I think we can all agree that Barack Obama is probably the best example of a […]

Of Course He Knew

Sainthood further denied: [O]ne of Penn State’s insurers has claimed “in 1976, a child allegedly reported to PSU’s Head Coach Joseph Paterno that he (the child) was sexually molested by Sandusky.” The order also cites separate references in 1987 and 1988 in which unnamed assistant coaches witnessed inappropriate contact between Sandusky and unidentified children, and […]


To the surprise of nobody paying attention, Hillary whupped Bernie last night in the New York primary. Reading your comments on my Sanders post yesterday, it sounds like some of you think that the Sanders campaign is on the verge of tearing the party apart. But that’s not how my fellow Democrats in New York […]

Another Vote for Sanders

This evening, I’ll be traveling to a polling place somewhere in the Empire State and casting a ballot for Bernie Sanders. I certainly won’t do it with the same level of conviction that I had in 2008 when I voted for Barack Obama — but you only get that a few times in life, if […]

The Contrarian View on Cruz’ Affairs

There may be something to this: This is in some ways great for Ted Cruz. No, scratch that. It’s great for Cruz in almost every way. The biggest issue Ted Cruz has run into this campaign has been people refusing to accept him as a human being. They look at his flesh, that resembles ashen […]

RIP Rob Ford

It’s interesting to see politicians–especially Canadian politicians–working really hard to say something nice about Rob’s passing: Rob Ford fought cancer with courage and determination. My condolences and best wishes to the Ford family today. — Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) March 22, 2016 To mark Rob’s short time on this earth, I’d like to once again remind […]