First Post – A Slightly Wider View of The Great American Mistake

Last week over at the legacy site there was an exercise into looking back at first posts as a member there. I took the opportunity to repost mine, from now a decade ago, with a little bit of modernized pre- and post- commentary. The following is that new posting in its entirety: CHALLENGE ACCEPTED – Marking …

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A Post-Mortem on the ‘Speaker’ Selection Process – In Which I (Likely) Break with Yet Another Powerline Prime

Well, the process seems to have been concluded and, once again, "next-in-line-ism" with a less-than-impressive figure proved more important to the Republican Party than a more acceptable - any more acceptable - candidate. It makes you wonder who and what is so heavily invested in Mr. McCarthy that it was worth this extended "embarrassment" to …

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In Which I Offer My Services as Speaker of the House

The following was posted directly on Ricochet earlier this morning: Of course, I cannot fully clear my schedule until sometime around May 1 so I will have to treat this as a part time gig until then. But, since I will not be nearly as focused as the last Speaker on coordinating a very lucrative insider trading scam through …

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The Skewed Framing of the ‘Speaker’ Debate – Shameless Intellectual Un-Seriousness Spreads Well Inside Our Perimeter

The following was posted directly on Ricochet earlier this morning as a message to the members there: Sure, some of it is just embarrassingly shallow…juvenile taunts like: “They want Hakeem Jefferies as Speaker then?” and “it puts Pat Murray in line after Kamala Harris to be president.” I didn’t take time to relocate the video, …

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A ‘Bipartisan’ Speaker and the Shortcut Into the Abyss

I've seen it posited that the Republican majority in the House could mess up and accidentally elect a Democrat as Speaker while voting their conscience and/or playing politics well within the boundaries of their rights as elected Representatives of their districts. Advanced theories even suggest a band of 20 or so Republicans might join with …

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Roe Who? An Experiment in Alternative History: A Preliminary Model of What Should Have Been – REVISITED

One more little bit of bookkeeping here to properly document items that went straight to the legacy site due to some laziness on my part over the last couple of weeks. This one featured an post from August 30, 2019: — — — — — — — — — — Well, let’s see where this …

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