Pedestrian Politics

The Convention of States Movement

Grab my RSS while you’re here —> The Convention of States Movement is now gaining real traction.  I find this exciting for a few reasons, which I’ll discuss below. What is the Convention of States? There is a process, championed by George Mason, inserted into the Constitution whereby citizens, can seek to directly make amendments.  […]

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Is Anyone Listening? It's Your 401K!

Don’t take my word for it. Watch your 401K. Update:  The Left’s predilection for Orwellian fantasy is almost stupefying.  The reasonable person is forced to step back and shake his head, almost as a cleansing activity before responding.  The myth, mentioned below, about the present market rally being a product of a healthy economy, created […]

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Beware the Ides of December and Your 401K. Merry Christmas!

Your First Dose of Christmas Cheer From Street Politics! For weeks, on social networks, we’ve been seeing people who don’t know any better celebrating the recent stock market rally. They and talking heads on TV, who should know better, have been calling this the Trump rally. Concurrently, Barry Obama has been saying the rally is […]

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Trump Snarks Media and Fumbles on Flag Burning

Dull-witted Snark as Political Argument Sometimes, an argument is presented so poorly, so devoid of maturity and reason that language fails the respondent. Such is the case with much of what people call “political discussions” on social media. Almost half our population is now witlessly enthralled with monosyllabic populism. And whether right or left, that […]

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College Loses Bid for University Status

The Office of the Secretary for Higher Education reviewed and rejected a bid by a national college organization to become a university. The bid is controversial since the Secretary’s office said they never even looked into the educational credentials of the college it was reviewing. “They’re just stupid,” said Melanie Feelings, a spokesperson for the […]

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Traumatized? You Have a 12-Step Program! :-P'''

There is little that Nick Kristof and I might agree on. In his latest piece, A 12-Step Program for Responding to President-Elect Trump, New York Times, Nov 17, 2016, he only makes one statement that I have always talked about and lately have been harping about. His Step 8 is encourages his readers to get […]

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Thick as Thieves, Those Damned Irish!

[best read with a drunken, Irish brogue] Is this a case of Spy vs Spy?  Could we have Ryan vs Ryan in the House of Representatives?  We already have Paul Ryan as Speaker.  Now Tim Ryan has tossed his crumpled, tweed paddy cap into the ring to be House Minority Leader.  I suspect a conniving […]

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Ha-ha-ha! [gasp, gasp] Ha-ha-ha-ha II

A Smack in December; a Punch in the Face in ’17. It might be mused that Steve Bannon will be a good foil as Special Assistant to the president. But he lacks an important quality. He doesn’t come across as a bootlicker. Trump, so far, has demonstrated that he makes decisions based on how many […]

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Ha-ha-ha! [gasp, gasp] Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

Do you remember Charlie Brown in the classroom, when he says something embarrassing and as his classmates laugh, he is surrounded by the words Ha-ha-ha in giant letters across the screen? I imagine intellectually honest Trump supporters, who are paying attention, have been feeling like CB for the last few days. “Trump tells it like […]

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Ryan’s Hedge; Obama’s Deal

My book, Kindle Version, STREET POLITICS: It Ain’t Your Daddy’s GOP Anymore! 50% of all author proceeds go to fighting Multiple Sclerosis!! ONLY $4.99 Ryan First Paul Ryan’s speech today was encouraging and may be helpful. But there was a line in there I had to think about.  He said Trump was the only one […]

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Keep Calm You Feckin Eejits

Keep calm. Good advice. This title is emblazoned on a tee shirt my wife gave me. It’s a green shirt with a shamrock on it. You get the idea. It is not helpful that we’ve elevated the office of POTUS to the level of royalty. It is not helpful that people who should know better, […]

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Greg Gutfeld "stole" my stuff!

Greg Gutfeld has obviously been reading my stuff.  Well, I think he has.  I’ll have to have the Russians hack his computer and get back to me. But tonight, on The Five, GG made a very specific analogy in a very specific way.  I have made many references to the Clintons being like Pigpen from […]

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Darrell Castle: Dull to the Dull-Witted.

We live in a world where the two leading candidates are a shallow criminal and an inarticulate populist. Neither is what they claim to be, but a credulous electorate is turning hand stands trying to believe them. Why? Because everybody else is doing it.  In such a world, Darrell Castle will appear dry and dull, […]

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McMullin was Under My Radar!

I will get to Evan McMullin in just a bit.  In the meantime… I haven’t had a chance to comment on the latest happenings.  I have been doing battle with a fire-proof tree stump.  It is day 15 since I set fire to it for the first time.  I pre-treated twice with potassium nitrate, let […]

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What Do I Know, Anyway? Experts! [bemused]

Once again, months after reality was established here, the “experts” are finally catching up. A recent example is when Charles Krauthammer said he was finally getting the Trump effect. People had tired of the same old formulaic, often weak-kneed Republicans and wanted something new. They found Trump’s brash delivery irresistible. That was on FOX Special […]

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Jill Stein: A Gift to the American Liberal

Jill Stein Age: 66 Education: Harvard Medical School, Harvard University Party: Green Party of the United Sates Running Mate: Ajamu Baraka There are millions who consider themselves to the left of center who would like to break the mold this year. They are dissatisfied with a candidate who tells Goldman Sachs she has a public […]

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A Love Letter to "Minorities" [smirking]

Do We Need to Obsess Over “Minorities”? If America was living up to its full potential, or even half so, there would be no use for the term “minorities”.  What thinking human being gives a hot goddamn what color your skin is, who you have sex with, whether your name ends with a vowel or […]

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A Lesson in Lib Think!

I am working very hard, here and on Social Media, to prevent the desecration of the Oval Office.  By that I mean I want to defeat Trump and the felon.  But I decided to take a short break to provide a lesson in Lib Think. Despite my incredibly low opinion of him, I have to […]

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The 24-Day Revolution: video 2

How many people can we break free of the two-party trap?  I will take the 24-Day Revolution live starting Friday night (21 Oct).  the big myth right now is that a vote for anyone but Trump is a vote for the felon.  this is flatly false.  A vote for Castle, Johnson, McMullin or Stein is […]

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Relax. Breath. Assess.

I wrote this in May and forgot all about it.  It has been in my Draft box since. do I have my finger on the pulse or what? My son mentioned Gary Johnson in a text today. It is the second time someone had mentioned Johnson in a week. It makes one think. So sit […]

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