why Mercury retrograde might be real even when it isn’t real

If Planet Mercury's age was the equivalent of one day, the Greco-Roman pantheon from which the name comes from would have appeared only within the last one-tenth of a second of the day. As such, if someone tried to talk to Planet Mercury about its retrograde motion and its impact on our travel and communication, the ancient planet would likely respond, "Wait, what?"

media attacks against Tulsi prove her allegations of journalistic bias

It seems the biggest media companies aren’t even trying to hide their bias any more. Presidential candidate and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard announced the week before last that she was considering boycotting the fourth Democratic debate in Ohio. She felt and still feels that the Democratic National Committee in partnership with corporate media organizations have been trying to rig the primaries before a single vote would be cast. And while she ultimately participated in the debate, the subsequent media attacks against Tulsi, and the way bias played out in the debate proved that she was right.

the Blogthings website still exists? is it still 2005?

Blogthings was a creature of the early blogging years. A time when blogging was starting to get popular and before Facebook began to dominate.  As a customer-minded business dedicating to meeting the needs of its customers, they saw a need bloggers had.  The need for interesting content. Every Emily, Dylan, Tiffany, Ryan, Amanda, and multiples of twenty-seven Jennifers were jumping in on the blogging bandwagon.  This was cool, until you had to, you know, write interesting content. Which not many were skilled at. 

the four major political parties of the united states

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives held a rather extraordinary vote that says a lot more about the reality of American politics than most media pundits would have you believe, and provides Exhibit A as to why not to take either MSNBC or Fox News very seriously. The truth is, there are four major political … Continue reading the four major political parties of the united states

everything we know about politics is wrong (paranoia run amuck version)

Soundtrack in my head: Talking Heads, "Life During Wartime" geralt / Pixabay In my last three posts I talked about the revelation of the mass surveillance program in which our emails, internet searches, and mobile phone data are collected, stored and subject to review by the U.S. government at any time. It could be said … Continue reading everything we know about politics is wrong (paranoia run amuck version)

everything we know about politics is wrong (creeping authoritarianism version)

In my last post I wrote about the PRISM surveillance scandal and how creeping authoritarianism is oozing outward from the United States government/ Why would this happen? A number of theories abound, of course--everything from the Illuminati to the United Nations to the accusation that President Obama is a socialist. What has been very noteworthy … Continue reading everything we know about politics is wrong (creeping authoritarianism version)

everything we know about politics is wrong (Big Brother version)

Uncle Sam has hit the fan. He has removed his disguise, and we now realize that it's Big Brother behind the mask. The events of the several weeks should erase any doubt that the U.S. government has gone off the Big Brother deep end. Revelations of systematic monitoring and reading of our electronic communications and … Continue reading everything we know about politics is wrong (Big Brother version)