I just returned from a visit to a sort of Colonial Williamsburg of government bureaucracy. A trip back in technological time somewhere between Johannes Gutenberg and the IBM Selectric III electric typewriter. But closer to Gutenberg and the movable type. Quite a bit closer. I went to vote today. Conspiracy theories, plausible software hacking stories… Read More You Are There: New Mexico Voting Cubicle, 2006 A.D.
I took a blog vacation this past weekend, writing nothing and visiting next to same as I airily reposed in a near blog-free existence. It was like when you stop drinking coffee in that I felt a combination of lowered tension along with the recurring realization that I was moving palpably slower than everything around… Read More What’s So Funny About Blogs, Love and Understanding?
A thorough final analysis of “Madrid/Wilson I: This Time is the Only Time”: Thank God(dess) for the World Series. My little daydream this morning has been the creation of a new third political party: the “No Bullshit Party”. The daydream has gone in many directions, summed up with the slogan “The Party for people who… Read More Two Quick Things While He’s Away
There were several mistakes made at last night’s Wilson/Madrid TV debate, but the biggest one was made by me. For I attended the Democratic Party of NM soiree at the Carom Club. This “debate party” seemed like a good idea right up to the time I first saw the karaoke machine next to Carom’s bar.… Read More My Non-Report On The Madrid/Wilson Debate
It’s a long story, one that involves watching bad karaoke (is there any other kind?) while John Wertheim played pool nearby, but my take on the Wilson/Madrid debate tonight is skewed, skewered and skewy (invented word). Just plain skewy. How did people see it in the “real world”? Skewed minds want to know….
Just 24 hours until the Wilson/Madrid TV Debate, which given its singular status really should get one of those boxing Pay-Per-View type titles like “The Thrilla With Carla”. I know I’m on the record saying debates don’t matter, and I’m sticking to that philosophy, but for sheer entertainment-meets-potential embarrassment a long-awaited single TV debate is… Read More Countdown To the "Thrilla"
John Dendahl with possible long-haired Lefty supporter In order to prove our “Independence” (perhaps the single biggest catch-phrase in the election cycle of catch-phrases) we on the Left simply have to vote for at least one Republican candidate. Yes, some of us could vote for Green Party candidate David Bacon in PRC District 4, but… Read More Babble Endorses John Dendahl For Governor