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Tulsi Gabbard: The Great Democrat Hope?

One major side effect of the ongoing DNC civil war (specifically, the party's Presidential primary process) is that, as of right now, Vegas odds favor what's called a "brokered convention". What that means is that Vegas odds also currently say neither Bernie nor Biden is likely to get the delegate…

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How the Democratic Party is Re-Electing Trump

Last year, key political predictors made clear that a Democrat opponent to Donald Trump could win - IF Dem turnout was high, AND Repub turnout was low to moderate. An average Republican showing could easily lose, including in the Electoral College, if Trump's support was not at least somewhat fired…

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Back to Streaming: Star Citizen 3.8!

Just about fully recovered from the old mobo blowing out... well, it was from 2012, so it had a decent run. Figured that while I was about it, I'd upgrade the processor, RAM, soundcard, video card and so forth, so this is a full-smash upgrade. The one thing that's not back up yet is the second vide…

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The Best Thing About Trump's Bullshit...

...is that his opposition is so fixated on taking him down no matter what, that their own bullshit is finally exposed for what it's always been. For the last several decades, there's been an ever-increasingly-nasty feud between Republicans and Democrats, and for most of that time it's been less abo…

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So I Went Full-On Real-Life Inflatable...

...because I'm now old enough to have kidney stones. which apparently tend to shut down normal bowel functions. So I bloated up with backed-up gas, to the point where my left side seriously felt ready to blow out. It wasn't pleasant. Didn't even know it was a kidney stone playing havoc with my guts…

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I Oppose Lynch Mobs. Apparently This is a Bad Thing.

Because some people have been asking, I figured I'd put out a journal on it; I've been permanently suspended from Twitter for a single tweet in which I pushed back on someone who was promoting lynch-mob mentality. I've always despised mobs. I was the kind of kid who would watch the schoolyard bulli…

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Gulag'd From Twitter for Opposing a Hate Mob

What it says on the tin. I have been permanently suspended from Twitter for responding negatively to someone asserting that we should mob up on people who "fail to prove [themselves] innocent". That is straight-up how every lynch mob in the history of ever has operated, and so I quoted their line a…