The Bishop and the Butterfly: Murder, Politics, and the End of the Jazz Age

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Latest Impeachment Trial

If I was Richard Day, I would give you a link to follow the event and yell as I saw fit.

But this is 2021, you all follow it as you can. I have run out of chips and salsa.


Mr. Smith goes to Washington

Before our haiku master passed away, he left with the knowledge that Trump had won the 2016 election. How galling that must have been for him.

It would be presumptuous to make anybody a witness that can't speak for themselves but I am pretty sure I hear this:

When you mess with me
You provoke your own demise
Water is the wine

Zoom Call the Inauguration

In view of how the Trump administration has clearly poisoned our security capabilities in ways we have yet to understand, I propose having the Inauguration happen in a bunker or an airplane far away from meat space.

The rot goes too deep for people on the outside to fathom.


So, we have these tulips that were given to us over 20 years ago. And they are in full blossom today.

I don't know how to connect that observation with anything else but that is my Easter celebration this time around.

We Do not have a lot of Time

There are very important issues separating different views of what we should be doing as a country to address the problems confronting our polity.

But we don't have a lot of time to do that.

Push forward and make a plan.
Or wait to see what other quislings do.

Pieces of Clay

It is not actually a democracy such as the Athenians practiced but I wish to make the following proposition to the city of dagblog:

That all participants be required to register before making comments on the site.
I wish that this wasn't needed. It is a pity that one agent should bring about the Tragedy of the Commons. But that agent has set up a tent in the middle of the square and is rifling through the trash cans at night

Well, the bowl is set before you, citizens. Throw in a piece of clay if you agree.

Boycott Trump

I encourage all people to make a concerted effort to boycott Trump. I see that there already is an "app for that" and lists being compiled by different groups.

In addition to not buying from Trump or any of his different investments, an effort is needed to identify which sources of income feed the Billionaire cabinet and do all we can to weaken the flow.

We live in a market society. Let us the pick up the tools laying at our feet.

I Know You Are but What Am I?

The election of Trump has been touted as a challenge to "identity politics". What is identity politics?

Dissonant Thoughts about Banks and Drones

Correct me if I am wrong but the largest under touched elephant in the room during this election cycle has been the global economy.

The GOP used to be all in your face about this kind of thing but the complete collapse and reboot of the banks after 2008 has them singing at a higher octave. A significant chunk of their previous coalition dissociated themselves from the idea that the party has their best interest in mind. The Libertarians have been overrun by the Nativists. More is involved than banks but imagine the world where the coalition just marched on forever or longer than it did.

Closing the Borders

President Hollande has closed the borders of France. The attack has been acknowledged as an act of war. What France does in the near future may not be a continuation of the politics of the Euro Zone that it has bound itself to in the past.



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