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The Difference Between Obama and Trump In Two Top Twitter Trends

Obama gives a heartfelt, inspiring, intelligent farewell address. Trump has it leaked that he may have paid Russian hookers to urinate on him.  :-0 (The claim about Trump is unsubstantiated but it comes from a reliable source in the UK intelligence community, the US intelligence community apparently brought these allegations to the President which they don’t […]

Music Monday – “You’ll be doin’ all right, with your Christmas of white/But I’ll have a blue, blue blue blue Christmas”

This is a fitting song for my last Melancholy Christmas Music Monday post this month – both for the sad lyrics but also how its being performed in front of and indirectly evoking Barack Obama (and heck, if you squint, even the “Christmas of white” could be a reference to Trump’s support among white working […]

Friday Fun Link – How Easily Are People Led?

Comedian Bo Burnham shows how easily it is to trick people and get them to say or do things that they normally wouldn’t which is *very* relevant in light of the success of Donald Trump… A German entertainer made the same point way back in 1973 which also turns out to be *very* relevant in […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Ryan Meili Is Running (April 2009)

Got a pretty exciting early Christmas present today with Ryan Meili’s announcement that he’ll be seeking the nomination in a by-election in Saskatoon-Meewasin. Here’s a photo from Ryan’s announcement of his Sask NDP leadership campaign in Regina in April 2009…

Friday Fun Link – Map of the World’s Rudest Place Names Is A Thing of Beauty

Inordinately proud I’ve been to some of these places.  

“Snow’s so merciless, poor old Montreal/In spite of everything that’s happened/In spite of it all”

Montreal / Montreal.    

Why Trump Will Smash Hillary (May 2016 video)

I had this bookmarked a long time ago but never got around to watching it.  But it’s very prescient knowing what we know now…

Music Monday – “From the Monogaleh valley/To the Mesabi iron range/To the coal mines of Appalachia/The story’s always the same/Seven-hundred tons of metal a day/Now sir you tell me the world’s changed/Once I made you rich enough/Rich enough to forget my name”

Still recovering from the US Election results, I ended up listening to Springsteen’s “The Ghost of Tom Joad” album this morning which seemed like a good fit with what happened in the Rust Belt last week (tellingly, in the New York Times story in that last link, the man who inspired the Springsteen song I’m posting […]

Two Competing Views of the US Election Result

“I Voted For the Middle Finger, The Wrecking Ball” – The Atlantic I am tired of the machine rolling over us—all of us.  The Clinton machine, the Republican machine, the big media, investment banking, hedge fund carrying interest, corporatist, lobbying, influence peddling, getting elected and immediately begin fundraising for the next election machine—they can all […]

Friday Fun Link – 19 Totally Real Conversations Obama and Biden Have Had Since the Election

Not too much funny about the election results but this made me chuckle.