Entries by mistermix

Trumpcare / Republicare and the Olds

Way back in 2005, when most of us were barely born, Republicans re-learned one of the basic rules of US American politics: don’t fuck with the olds. For those of you who haven’t taken a “History of the 2000’s” class recently, here’s a refresher about Bush’s attempt to privatize Social Security: Having invested so much […]

Unter

Here’s a good long read on all the reasons Uber is going to fail. Everyone will have their reasons for enjoying it. For me, I’m sick of hearing how Uber is a model for disruption of an industry, blah, blah, blah. As you can see in the piece, Uber is a set of tiny transfer […]

Red Line Found

Fucking children is still a bridge too far for the alt-right. At least for today: Milo Yiannopoulos, the incendiary writer and commentator who helped make Breitbart News a leading organ of the “alt-right,” resigned from the news organization Tuesday after a video of him endorsing pedophilia surfaced online over the weekend. Some background here, with […]

If I Could Talk to the Animals

A lot of “how to convince Trump voters that Trump is bad” pieces have a real Rex-Harrison-as-Dr-Dolittle flavor to them, and make about as much sense as speaking kanga to a kangaroo.  I don’t have time to waste on reasons why people who don’t listen to reasons why will all of a sudden listen to […]

What Erik Loomis Said

Every single fucking word, especially this: Here’s the thing: If you think Hillary Clinton is a horrible person who is the enemy of the Democratic Party, you are the problem. If you think Bernie Sanders is a horrible person who is the enemy of the Democratic Party, you are also the problem. Quit being part […]

Montana is Winnable

Montana will probably have a special election if (not a big if) the Senate confirms current officeholder Ryan Zinke as Secretary of the Interior. This is a winnable seat, and if not winnable, it can be a non-embarrassment. Trump destroyed Hillary in Montana in 2016 but McCain won by a mere two points in 2008. […]