Journeys in Spam

I receive a lot of spam comments on this blog. I moderate (e.g. delete) them to keep things clean here. Most are advertisements for payday loans or inane comments followed by a link, but sometimes there are real gems. Here are a few of my favorites. Formatting is preserved and usernames are in bold.    I simply couldn’t leave […]

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Firing McCabe: A thought

For more specific details of what is going on, check out Lawfare’s wonderful piece on what we do, and don’t, know about this event.    Last Friday the political world was rocked, a weekly occurrence these days, by the surprise firing of former Deputy Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe. Attorney General Jeff Beauregard Sessions […]

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Foodprint Optimization: A start

Depending on who you ask I am a vegetarian, flexitarian, freegan,  lacto-ovo vegetarian, broke, and/or someone who overthinks their diet. With the exception of the last one, all of these descriptions are technically inaccurate. I don’t eat meat, unless the food will otherwise be thrown away and my consumption of it will not create an […]

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Uncanny politics

Alternative facts are near and dear to the heart of this blog, but I am afraid we may remember today’s debates over reality fondly in two decade’s time. I am going to pose a problem, prediction, and question.   In the midst of a presidential campaign that has become almost synonymous with fake news, PolitiFact […]

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