Tag Archives: campaign 2016

The First Inkling

I first knew Trump had a chance to win the election way back before he even announced though I didn’t realize that at the time. In retrospect the defining moment was back around May 20, 2015 when Matress Girl graduated. … Continue reading

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Losing, it Does a Body Good

Some years ago the Polish national soccer team had an important international match (related to the Euro or World Cup) and lost. Afterwards on TV a group of experts were going over every aspect of the failure in loving detail … Continue reading

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Clarity in Dark Places

This is my new favorite Twitter account (or do the kids say ‘feed’)? Unlike most “progressive” media he actually travels around the parts of the country left behind in the last 5, 10, 15 (or however many) years and talks … Continue reading

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Everybody wants to end the world

I have lots of weird ideas. I find it impossible to even pretend to believe in any organized religion, but I do believe in things like metaphorical disease and something like telepathy (in both humans and some other animals) and … Continue reading

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Let the Casting of Blame Proceed, pt 2 – The Elephant Not in the Room

First, I think some people are being too harsh on Clinton’s loss. She did pull out an overall popular vote victory. The problem was that a lot of people thought her campaign would be a slam dunk and so they … Continue reading

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The Slogan Gap, pt 1 – Clinton’s Terrible Two

Some people have noticed the slogan gap in the just finished election so I think it might be fun to look at and play with them a little. I am not exactly Mr. Semiotico but a few things are, I … Continue reading

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The Decline of the Republic – The Professional Wrestling Stage, pt3: Work, Shoot, or Screwjob?

It kind of began as a joke, but by now I’m surprised at how professional wrestling (1970s-80s version) helps me understand the 2016 election. Of course a country where the politics increasingly mimics professional wrestling is not one whose social … Continue reading

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Let the Casting of Blame Proceed pt 1 – The President as an Archetype

I tend to become most interested in things after before other people have heard of them or after everybody else is completely over them and wants to move on. This can make it hard to talk about things with people … Continue reading

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Political realignment: 2016-20??

Of the 14 presidential elections I remember anything of, the one that this one reminds me of is 1976. The reason was that that was the year a political realignment that had (in retrospect) begun a few years earlier kicked … Continue reading

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The Decline of the Republic – The Professional Wrestling Stage, pt2: George Gulas and Roman Reigns vs Jimmy Snuka

In the glory days of PW promoters would push performers as either faces or heels. Faces had to wrestle clean and talked a lot about fairplay and clean living and bringing the heels to justice in their spots (interviews or … Continue reading

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