Alas, No : Call me crazy, but I think Clinton probably knows what she's doing.

Ed Kilgore, calling out a risk he sees in the Clinton campaign's decision to "go big" against the racist, eliminationist rhetoric and people associated with Donald Trump:

All in all, it was a pretty compelling pitch that aggregated a lot of negative material on Trump’s unsavory comments and associations; the ad made more sense once you listened to her explanations. But this tack is not without risks.

For one thing Clinton and her campaign will need to devote far more resources to the kind of explanations she gave in Reno before it will begin to “stick” with voters who aren’t already hip to the ins and outs of white nationalism and Trump’s association with it. There are opportunity costs associated with that investment as well: It won’t leave as much time as she once had to focus on his dubious personal business record, his irresponsible tax plan, his climate-change denialism, and his incoherent foreign policy views.

I don't know, man—there is a lot of time between now and November.

I've seen no small amount of commentary on Twitter following Clinton's speech in Reno today to the effect that, by calling Trump an extremist, she is letting the rest of the GOP off the hook and denying Democrats the ability to tie down-ballot Republicans to his sinking ship. Maybe. My guess, though, is that we will see a much harder line on the rest of the Republicans coming from Clinton's surrogates over the coming weeks, making a much broader case while Clinton herself maintains the high road.

The speech in question was, by the way, quite good. You should go watch it.

By Pete Brown

All posts

  1. Atrios on Uber
  2. Trophies for participating
  3. Adventures in disaster recovery
  4. "If we look at Column AK on Tab 3 of this list of open tickets…"
  5. Clay Shirky on protest voting
  6. Blair Witch
  7. We are broadcasting from the year 2016…
  8. Your third party won't save you.
  9. Nathan Robinson on voting for the lesser of two evils
  10. And this is the book that made Trump famous.
  11. Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and Dallas
  12. Michael Arnovitz on Hillary Clinton
  13. Not every problem is a software problem.
  14. The second most terrifying thing about this election
  15. Profiles In Courage, featuring Speaker Of the House Paul Ryan
  16. Describes most of my Facebook these days…
  17. A reminder that writers and readers of tech blogs are not ordinary people
  18. Martin Longman on voting v. organizing
  19. Josh Marshall on New York's closed primary system
  20. Rutger Bregman on universal basic income
  21. Jurgen Appelo on why information radiators don't work
  22. Ulysses app is kind of nice
  23. Democrats
  24. If your solution is to shuttle employees to the main office on a supertechnotrain, you're doing it wrong.
  25. Paul Ford on free but kind of crappy hotels
  26. I might trust the algorithm if I thought it were any good.
  27. Iowa
  28. On Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders
  29. Audiobooks, podcasts, and the challenges of building stuff oneself
  30. There is no such thing as a structureless organization.
  31. God-damned Internet of Things
  32. Switching to Reeder for RSS
  33. Stringing small tools together wins again.
  34. Spoilers
  35. "Egalitarian" organizations and internalized control
  36. Richard Kaufman on *The Thing*
  37. Benjamin Brooks on working from home
  38. Laurie Ruettimann on open floor plan offices
  39. I really hope Bimodal IT is intended as descriptive, not prescriptive.
  40. There is a reason that stuff happens.
  41. The grand evasion of gun control
  42. Zach Holman on remote-first vs. remote-friendly
  43. Feeling kinda meh about the X-Files trailer
  44. Is the pope Catholic?
  45. Right-wing kook likes right-wing kook
  46. Sure, Google—blame the humans.
  47. Yep, we're fine on the schedule, except that everyone hates the schedule.
  48. If it walks like a Trump and quacks like a Trump…
  49. It's not just politics. The tech community's objectivity is a myth.
  50. Larry Lessig's plan is ridiculous.
  51. Nuts-McCubbins 2016!
  52. Those impolite protesters
  53. "The Other Sixties"
  54. Why I (mostly) stopped using Linux
  55. Trump trump trumpity trump
  56. Education and the health of democracy
  57. Yeah, still not feeling the Bern.
  58. Trump's "campaign" is the perfect illustration of the GOP circus and its media enablers.
  59. So, Conway, Jevons, and Sturgeon walk into a planning meeting…
  60. LastPass (and basically any other password manager) is still more secure than your homegrown password scheme.
  61. Maybe throwing out the Agile bath water is a good idea, regardless of what's in the tub.
  62. The insistence that children be forced to learn harsh lessons early is bizarre.
  63. The diminishing returns of the GOP welfare circuit
  64. "This OS is buggy because my upgrade failed!"
  65. Single-issue voting, or "Rand Paul is still a nutcase."
  66. Decentralizing GitHub
  67. The doofus dad stereotype is bullshit and needs to be tossed in the bin.
  68. Funny definition of government oppression you've got there…
  69. A great post about continuous delivery of infrastructure services
  70. Uber is terrible, Part… oh, I've lost track now.
  71. But this method doesn't work with a tomato.
  72. My prediction for tonight's *Mad Men* series finale…
  73. Who will explain the explainers?
  74. Cormac McCarthy's *The Road* and manipulative storytelling
  75. The uselessness and vacuity of David Brooks
  76. I seriously doubt that the culture wars are over.
  77. Meanwhile, in the great state of Texas…
  78. Now if only we could automate the automation.
  79. What's good for me must be good for you.
  80. The police state and its enablers
  81. A new Craw Kickstarter
  82. It's weird how all these spontaneous riots keep happening.
  83. Sometimes you are just wrong.
  84. The White House Correspondents Dinner is pathetic.
  85. People are not resources.
  86. Chewie, we're home.
  87. As usual, the private sector makes everything better.
  88. Expecting Hillary Clinton to un-jerk-ify the GOP is stupid.
  89. Oliver Queen learns some odd lessons.
  90. Book: *The Luminaries* by Eleanor Catton
  91. It can't be entirely about what the customer cares about.
  92. Why it is a good idea to listen to experts
  93. Happy birthday, Merle!
  94. I'm glad Terry Gilliam didn't make *Watchmen*.
  95. Bigots gonna bigot
  96. "…but the implementation is only the first step"
  97. "Tax reform" is whatever you need it to be.
  98. Mike Pence has a funny definition of "hospitality."
  99. No, Indiana's RFRA is *not* the same as those 19 other states.
  100. TV - *Bloodline*
  101. Maybe they should just start using square-quotes around "partner."
  102. So Mr. President, if you want to close Guantanamo, then close it.
  103. Why I like minimalist art.
  104. Book: The Wars Of Reconstruction
  105. No, the Republicans in Congress have not committed treason.
  106. Marilyn Frye on what politics is
  107. Comics: *Descender* No. 1
  108. Meetings and email are symptoms, not causes.
  109. NoEstimates as a protest movement?
  110. A new Aliens movie?
  111. Devops certification and the problem with buying expertise
  112. The new Dan Deacon album is out today.
  113. Pipelines v. trains is a false dilemma.
  114. Great post! Too bad it was delivered via 47 tweets…
  115. Do yourself a favor and go read some Malcolm X.
  116. Review: Ann Leckie - *Ancillary Justice*
  117. Buzzkill alert: This snow is no joke.
  118. Tech pundits need to get out more.
  119. Pizza crust will destroy the universe.
  120. If you don't like the law, then fix it.
  121. Peter Singer, eating meat, and the ethical treatment of animals
  122. SAFe is better than nothing, but only marginally so.
  123. Rand Paul is a kook.
  124. Due is a nice reminders app.
  125. Left-wing conspiracy theories are still conspiracy theories.
  126. Dan Burton, still a moron
  127. I think maybe these people have read too much sci-fi.
  128. Getting mad at Brian Williams is kind of missing the point.
  129. Why photo-sharing companies never seem to be able to make a go of it
  130. Reform conservatism is snake oil and Jeb Bush is a terrible person.
  131. The new *Star Wars* comic is pretty good.
  132. In which I am skeptical that the GOP will pay any political price for tanking the ACA
  133. John Carpenter - *Lost Themes*
  134. If your architecture is a mess, rapid deployment is probably the last thing you need.
  135. The *Daredevil* trailer looks good.
  136. The new Terminator movie looks alright.
  137. No, blogging is not dead.
  138. Good article on the creation of AllMusic
  139. Scott Walker is terrible.
  140. I installed and then deleted the new iOS Outlook app.
  141. Revisiting the BBC's *Ghostwatch*
  142. Jonathan Chait bravely defends the rights of whites guys to say they think. Apparently Marxists are to blame.
  143. Someone needs to do a Kickstarter for a *Quantum Leap* movie.
  144. This certainly is easier than sifting through the ninety-nine cent CD-ROM bin at Microcenter.
  145. Link Dump - 2015-01-13
  146. Phrases that should be banned
  147. No, populism is not actually a political position.
  148. A novel twist in gameplay
  149. An entrepreneur in every pot
  150. Link Dump - 2015-01-10
  151. Yes, tell me again about the terrible discrimination against religion.
  152. Title II for ISPs looks slightly more likely.
  153. From the vaults: Jets To Brazil - *Orange Rhyming Dictionary*
  154. I can't believe Apple released Yosemite with that bug that kills puppies.
  155. Serial and the problem of knowledge
  156. Maybe next week I'll dig up a CD player and tape deck.
  157. First-world problems in the twenty-first century
  158. So long, 2014.
  159. Net Promoter Score, or, "The problem with trying to quantity people"
  160. Personal trauma and systemic oppression
  161. "Irritating people making bad decisions"
  162. NYPD v. de Blasio, and NYC politics
  163. Comics: *Lazarus*, Volume 1
  164. Flash photography
  165. I know we are supposed to be terribly outraged about any threat to freedom of expression, but…
  166. My new favorite comic: Rachel Rising
  167. Anti-GMO rhetoric
  168. Ms. Marvel, Volume 1
  169. Uber needs poor people.
  170. The problem with Radiolab
  171. NERD+SPOILER ALERT: The Flash mid-season finale
  172. I will loan you my copy of The Economic & Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844
  173. The Star Wars teaser
  174. Link Dump - 2014-11-27
  175. Ferguson and *Nixonland*
  176. *Countdown City* by Ben H. Winters
  177. It's morning in America.
  178. My *Serial* think-piece
  179. Cod vacations
  180. Link Dump - 2014-11-22
  181. Railing
  182. Found a sunny spot
  183. 1970s Legos
  184. DANZIG!
  185. Link Dump - 2014-11-21
  186. Just keep screaming "BENGHAZI!" even louder.
  187. It's not really a "dog whistle" if everyone can hear it.
  188. Paul Smith & Peter Brews - *Frozen By Sight*
  189. Link Dump - 2014-11-20
  190. Clearly, I am just a statist stooge lacking any perspective or self-awareness.
  191. Link Dump - 2014-11-19
  192. A very helpful related search
  193. "Jack Deth is back, and he's never even been here before!"
  194. Anyone need a 16MB memory card?
  195. Link Dump - 2014-11-18
  196. "…and the rest of the team should be focused on project work."
  197. Comics I'm reading: *Wytches*
  198. It was a bad idea to even suggest the loan program should be profitable in the first place.
  199. Link Dump - 2014-11-17
  200. Because who needs public infrastructure?
  201. Dilbert is not funny.
  202. Pink Floyd
  203. Link dump - 2014-11-16
  204. Mobile friendly
  205. Dave Winer's Radio3
  206. Resistance to change
  207. That pope
  208. Twitter's strategy statement, or Why we can't have nice things
  209. Happy birthday, Hedy Lamarr
  210. Your data-mining sucks.
  211. Started reading *Locke & Key*
  212. The biggest threat to the coming Democratic majority is the Democrats.
  213. I think I am going to need some new running shoes soon.
  214. *A Nightmare On Elm Street* turns 30
  215. *Foundation* trilogy maybe coming to TV?
  216. "I believe the FCC should reclassify consumer broadband service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act."
  217. For the eleventy-billionth time, pointing out racism != "playing the race card."
  218. Nobody likes paying taxes, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't have them.
  219. Just give me a goddamned RSS feed already
  220. Marvel Unlimited is not so great.
  221. My in-depth analysis of the 2014 mid-term elections
  222. Massachusetts Republicans
  223. Birthright #1
  224. *Phase IV* is on Netflix!
  225. Kids these days
  226. *Aliens* documentary
  227. Don't run, Elizabeth! Don't run!
  228. New album from I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness!
  229. I suppose it is proof of *something*, anyway…
  230. Jack Bruce
  231. You seem to have missed something.
  232. Why monitor something you're not going to do anything about?
  233. Meg & Mog
  234. Gandhi never said that, and even if he had, it doesn't make any sense.
  235. Airmail 2.0 seems like it might be cool.
  236. Plato, Popper, & word processing
  237. Technological change vs. cultural change
  238. Mark Lanegan Band - *Phantom Radio*
  239. Sleater-Kinney
  240. BE AFRAID!
  241. Medium's on it, bro!
  242. Why have no white leaders come forward to speak out against this culture of violence?
  243. Predicting the future without knowing the past
  244. "Free v. Not free" is overly simplistic.
  245. Little pink houses, for you and me.
  246. Surprise! Tort reform doesn't work.
  247. A useful roadmap
  248. Not much longer now…
  249. Good intro to David Fincher's visual style
  250. "Text is the most powerful, useful, effective communication technology ever, period."
  251. "Don't feed the trolls is a cop-out.
  252. Childhood traumas: The can lid
  253. Deliberately missing the point
  254. Jose Saramago on writing via keyboard
  255. Freshman year of college is calling.
  256. Jargon needed: The opposite of "solutioning"
  257. Started reading Jane Smiley's *Some Luck*
  258. Trail map - Highland Park, Temple Woods, & Poet's Seat in Greenfield, MA
  259. What's the worst that could happen?
  260. Field Report - *Marigolden*
  261. Both sides do it.
  262. You may have built part of it, just not the whole thing.
  263. With friends like these…
  264. Neil Killick on slicing heuristics
  265. Oh, like that could ever happen.
  266. It's a luxury not to have to worry about racism.
  267. Hell #9438
  268. I think it's time for Batman to take a break.
  269. Caribou - *Can't Do Without You*
  270. The right-wing carbon-copy machine
  271. War forever
  272. Finished Jeff VanderMeer's *Authority*
  273. IT'S NOT A TOOMAH!
  274. Agent Cooper and the Kingdom Of the Crystal Skull
  275. Disconnecting pay from performance
  276. Hosting my own stuff
  277. All Ebola, all the time
  278. The kids these days
  279. Laboratories of democracy!
  280. Ridley Scott's new movie sounds terrible.
  281. *Gotham* is a pretty disappointing show so far.
  282. Again with Heidegger and the Nazis
  283. Experimenting with posting from Drafts
  284. The new phone is here.
  285. Crap Architecture
  286. iPhone Parking Lot
  287. Starting Proust
  288. *The Conspiracy* (2012)
  289. Immigration reform & deficit hawkery
  290. Facebook: Evil, dumb, or both?
  291. The Apple tech press is weird.
  292. VHS v. Betamax
  293. The answer is always "n + 1".
  294. Conservative intellectuals
  295. Zappos is creepy.
  296. Your phone is not the problem.
  297. Deconstruction
  298. Inspirational
  299. Process improvement
  300. Thanks, but finding interesting stuff to read is *my* job…
  301. Sorry, but writing down all your passwords on a piece of paper is a terrible idea.
  302. People like the idea of privacy and security.
  303. Complicated things are complicated.
  304. The Prometheus sequel might not suck.
  305. That technology thing you like
  306. Priorities, people
  307. WAR!
  308. Heidegger's *Schwarzen Hefte*, or "Leaving Godwin's Law in the rear-view mirror"
  309. Because why spend money on keeping things from exploding and falling apart?
  310. Nice public broadcasting you've got there
  311. Vladimir's Big Adventure
  312. 42
  313. Remember, the government can't do anything right.
  314. Sure, there are ways that *Batman Vs Superman* might not suck.
  315. CVS is getting out of the cigarette business.
  316. Trying out Beats Music
  317. Fine, we'll offer a tablet if we have to, but we're not happy about it.
  318. The synthetic unity of experience
  319. No, we shouldn't go back to Project Management 101.
  320. You should go read *The Unwritten*.
  321. The Pope's Blood Is Missing!
  322. State of the Union predictions
  323. Childhood traumas: "The Shadow Man"
  324. Yay! You hit your KPI. Too bad no one cares.
  325. I want to like *Helix*, but…
  326. I'm sure ACORN is somehow to blame for this.
  327. Yes, your explanation is simpler if you toss out the complicated parts.
  328. Mike Huckabee, expert on women
  329. Thinking before you write
  330. *Wildewoman* - Lucius
  331. Bringing the Catholic Church into a year that has four digits
  332. "Do what you love" and unexamined privilege
  333. Perhaps your secret sauce is a bit too secret.
  334. Hate the show, not the venue.
  335. In which I end my brief career as an employee engagement consultant
  336. FUD As a Service
  337. Yes, clearly your belief system is threatened by all 2% of us.
  338. Crippling injuries build character.
  339. *Wolf Hall* - Hilary Mantel
  340. Saving bookstores
  341. I'm not sure there is a good answer to the technical problems of social media.
  342. In which I kick off my new career as an "employee engagement" consultant
  343. Internet activism
  344. *Grasshopper On the Road* by Arnold Lobel
  345. Syfy's *Helix* seems like a mixed bag.
  346. The things one thinks about in the wee hours
  347. GMOs and the Monsanto boogeyman
  348. Your tax dollars at work
  349. let.ter - Taking minimalism a bit far
  350. Holacracy
  351. Yes, people really do still blog.
  352. Healthcare is expensive because people are trying to make money off of it.
  353. Duck Dynasty
  354. No one cares about your private cloud.
  355. Organizational "culture" discussions are mostly empty
  356. bell hooks on Sheryl Sandberg's *Lean In*
  357. So there's a new Death Angel album...
  358. No, Lacan is a just a bad writer.
  359. Money is speech
  360. Clearly
  361. Parking
  362. Nightbreed, The Cabal Cut
  363. It's like when we were all going to boycott Facebook.
  364. It depends on what you mean by "free will."
  365. Unhelpful advice
  366. ZOMG! Fingerprints!!!
  367. People don't scale
  368. No–stronger encryption is not the answer
  369. Movies that scared me
  370. Epistemology
  371. Bespoke
  372. Califone, *Stitches*
  373. Yes, deals with Mr. Morden are likely to end badly.
  374. We want INFORMATION!
  375. Passive-aggressive politeness
  376. Agile is not always the answer to everything.
  377. *My Amityville Horror* is not a great documentary, but it's worth watching.
  378. Google cars
  379. Grant Hart, *The Argument*
  380. Really, DC? REALLY?
  381. Washed Out, *Paracosm*
  382. Suspension of disbelief
  383. This is why bookstores are a niche business.
  384. True Widow, *Circumambulation*
  385. Personal experience v. policy
  386. Concern-trolling Gmail and "the cloud"
  387. Phosphorescent, *Muchacho*
  388. The Washington Post and AWS
  389. St. Patrick’s Day
  390. "You are wrong, and here are the reasons why."
  391. I find it unlikely that VMWare is going to suddenly embrace commodity cloud.
  392. Sometimes a methodology can be taken too far.
  393. "Let's just stick with what we've got..."
  394. What is good about *The Walking Dead* will also be its undoing.
  395. I'm not even sure your enterprise private cloud *could* succeed.
  396. If you haven't already, go watch *Dredd*
  397. The new How To Destroy Angels album
  398. A bit more regarding meetings, and how they suck
  399. Meetings
  400. And next, our plan for when we fail to plan
  401. Finally looked at the NYT's Snow Fall thing
  402. Time-tracking
  403. Prophecy
  404. More guns
  405. Guns
  406. Bold Leadership
  407. Hanlon's Razor
  408. That legacy stuff
  409. It's not about what box someone wants to put it in
  410. Tuhin Kumar on content in a digital era
  411. Money, politics, and Machiavelli
  412. I am skeptical that your tax plan will work any better.
  413. No, that's NOT the definition of insanity.
  414. The Walking Dead, now with more zombies
  415. The original Prometheus script seems interesting
  416. Commonplace is kind of nifty
  417. That Kant was a smart guy.
  418. Petraeus
  419. The World War Z trailer
  420. You should have bicycles
  421. The technorati fallacy
  422. One of my favorite types of requests
  423. The Lucasfilm thing
  424. The hermeneutics of automated configuration management
  425. I kind of agree with Descartes that philosophy should be done later in life
  426. It's not political discussion if you're just yelling at me.
  427. Complicated things are complicated (October 2012)
  428. The forest, the trees, and the DVDs
  429. Undecided voters
  430. David Quammen's new book seems good, but not sure I'll read it
  431. Found a new philosophy podcast
  432. Yes, pitty the poor billionaires and their thankless lives of toil.
  433. The ongoing adventures of Walter Bishop
  434. One can do a lot worse than "good enough."
  435. Is that a missile in your yard, or are you just trying to deter something?
  436. That's fine, but Aristotle still makes for tedious reading.
  437. Nevermind came out 20 years ago today
  438. Messing around with OpenPhoto
  439. Safety nets
  440. So, the Romney thing
  441. Your data-mining sucks
  442. Started watching Homeland
  443. The Clint Eastwood thing
  444. Enjoy the current plethora of music streaming choices while you can
  445. I invoke Sturgeon's Law
  446. Why would the FTC have anything to say about Twitter?
  447. The Lance Armstrong thing
  448. Actually, I expect Todd Akin to announce his candidacy for President any day now
  449. A lot of Can
  450. Finished the first series of *Downton Abbey*
  451. So Paul Ryan is Romney's VP pick
  452. Writing apps
  453. Distorted markets
  454. App.net, or, why it's still tough to compete with free
  455. Unfortunately, gun ownership and car ownership are not the same thing
  456. A bit more on the HBO thing
  457. OS upgrades
  458. Or I could just go listen to the album
  459. Monster Movie Week!
  460. As goes Sparrow...
  461. Why is Twitter more interesting to me than Facebook?
  462. Fantastical + Entourage + Exchange = WEIRDNESS
  463. Network neutrality, obviously a communist plot
  464. Nope, advertising just sucks
  465. Reading
  466. Interesting, but seems like asking for trouble
  467. Who needs it!
  468. Advantage, Mutt
  469. Do you want the answer, or not?
  470. ACA coverage and systems failure
  471. To-do lists
  472. So long, Weather Underground
  473. Checked baggage
  474. The challenge of spending any amount of time in Boston
  475. From the $2 bins at the record store
  476. I haven't seen *Prometheus*, but....
  477. The HBO thing
  478. It shouldn't matter which device I'm using
  479. Not exactly random, but good listening
  480. The Dark Knight... meh
  481. Because Kubrick is a good director, and Ridley Scott is not
  482. Country Roads, Take Me Home
  483. Memorial Day
  484. The revolution will not be Harvardized
  485. Chrome + Google Reader + space bar = ANNOYING
  486. Oddball behind-the-scenes photos
  487. The Times-Picayune, and chasing the wrong problem
  488. Experimenting with Pelican
  489. Readlists
  490. The classroom as an open, iterative project
  491. Yes, the Michael Wolff article
  492. Jevon's Paradox and the Cloud
  493. War Hazard Eliminated!
  494. Unintended Consequences
  495. Limbaugh blah blah blah
  496. You’re playing their game
  497. I highly doubt that AppleTV will magically kill the cable companies
  498. Breitbart
  499. I’m not sure I follow *you*, Mr. Romney…
  500. Maybe they think I’m going to buy another one?
  501. A bit more on The Shining
  502. Obviously, The Shining is *really* about the capitalist oppression of the working class
  503. 47 days of music seems like not that much…
  504. Regrettably, a post on campaign finance reform
  505. Why stop with in-app purchases?
  506. Opera would have saved the Lindbergh baby
  507. Actually, I would prefer not to deal with a human
  508. Ip Man
  509. Yes, but I’m still one one who has to decline the meeting invite
  510. Bogeyman
  511. Good streaming stuff I've found on Netflix: *The Blob (1988)*
  512. Good streaming stuff I've found on Netflix: *Isolation*
  513. Good streaming stuff I've found on Netflix: The Crack In the World
  514. BASIC
  515. In which I am paid back for 10+ years of scoffing
  516. The Comcast/Netflix thing
  517. My power is beyond your understanding!
  518. Out-stupiding the TSA
  519. I see what you did there
  520. The problem with *Stargate:Universe*
  521. That "15 albums" thing
  522. Pedestrian v. motorist v. bicycle
  523. Sorry guys, it's still just a hobby
  524. Sunny side up, hold the overflowing manure pits
  525. That's an interesting definition you have there
  526. James Cameron v. the philistines
  527. Sometimes zombies and politics do mix.
  528. Damn hell ass boobies (2006)
  529. Whither censure?
  530. Stealing TV, Part II
  531. OCTOBER?!
  532. Chasing boogeymen
  533. Nice vetting job, folks
  534. In a move that gives bootlicks and sycophants everywhere a bad name...
  535. As goes South Dakota... well, hopefully not
  536. A discovery that should surprise exactly no one
  537. And no, I don’t care what anyone was wearing
  538. The worst idea I’ve ever heard
  539. Once again, ladies and gentleman, the professionals at work
  540. Supporting the freedom-haters
  541. Why I’m glad I’m not a miner
  542. Say it some more, because that will make it true
  543. Music update - February 2006
  544. The Corporation
  545. Watching TV without having TV
  546. Google strikes again (2006)
  547. Belle & Sebastian – The Life Pursuit
  548. Touchy subject
  549. Take my ports. Please.
  550. NUTS!
  551. One year older than I was at this time last year
  552. Gaim 2.0 beta is surprisingly unannoying
  553. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory
  554. Lewis Black
  555. Uhhhhhhh...
  556. The Yes Men
  557. And again, my apologies
  558. I did it for you, Damien
  559. DRUNKEN CHENEY KILLS AGAIN!!!
  560. The site may be slow today
  561. Electronic mediocrity
  562. Maybe they are better off...
  563. Angry Dick strikes again
  564. Capote
  565. The gang that couldn’t shoot straight
  566. Why I don’t believe in a lot of stuff
  567. Wherein Pete despairs
  568. A long overdue return to an old favorite
  569. The Plame Name Blame Game Revisited (with pictures)
  570. Meanwhile, in TV Land...
  571. Hide your puppies
  572. I like VoIP
  573. From the “Oh, ya THINK?!” Dept:
  574. More good stuff (hopefully) from the Beeb
  575. The Monkey and the Sock Puppet, Part VI
  576. So, Mr. Attorney General—what questions will you answer?
  577. The hearings are on.
  578. Apples and oranges
  579. And in somewhat less serious news...
  580. Tune in tomorrow. For nothing.
  581. War in name only
  582. What? Something good from Cincinnati?
  583. Lookee here—I got me a domain!
  584. I will gladly pay you on Tuesday for a scandal today
  585. I suppose that’s one way of putting it
  586. Hooray for books I’ve never read
  587. The State of the Union (in Happy Happy Gumdrop Land)
  588. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!
  589. Flirting with the dark side
  590. Countdown to a big waste of time
  591. What if you had a demonstration and no one cared?
  592. When the hair was big and the booze flowed like water
  593. Weekend music update
  594. The New York Times finally throws down
  595. Today’s project
  596. What not to be looking for on a slow Friday afternoon
  597. The broken record continues to spin
  598. Long time, no music
  599. Yes, I’ve gotten sucked into Battlestar Galactica
  600. At least someone is putting up a fight
  601. More legal contortions
  602. More on Iran
  603. It’s not playing politics when we do it.
  604. Only 20 more hours to go
  605. Original intent
  606. And Iran, Iran so far away, Iran all night and day
  607. You say Alito, I say whatever
  608. Tick, tick, tick, tick
  609. I don’t want to live with the bears
  610. Quick TV update
  611. Still nowhere on the wiretapping
  612. Alas Kermit, we hardly knew ye
  613. Reading too much into The West Wing
  614. A question, sir...
  615. Blogging about blogging
  616. A few changes
  617. HOWTO: The Straw Man
  618. Year-end music round-up
  619. Again with the wire-tapping
  620. The Great Wire-Tapping Caper That Almost Was
  621. King Kong is a giant piece of shit
  622. I’m genuinely shocked
  623. If only we were this interested in our own elections
  624. Angry Dick
  625. The Fellowship of the Wardrobe
  626. Sorry for the delay
  627. The time grows near
  628. Site news - October 2005
  629. Quote of the Day
  630. Serenity
  631. Stop! You’re killin’ me
  632. I want something like War of the Worlds, but on TV
  633. Forensic Show #23
  634. It’s TV time again
  635. Nothing to see here
  636. Going from bad to worse to...
  637. The Return of the Puzzled Chimp
  638. Google Talk
  639. The Crummy Governor vs. the Worst Newspaper on Earth
  640. Liquid Television strikes back from beyond the grave
  641. Voting != Democracy
  642. He’s not lying
  643. Trying to maintain my sense of perspective
  644. The perfect album?
  645. Movies, movies, movies
  646. Yes, Becky, there really is a new post
  647. A bit of background
  648. Leaving, on a jet plane
  649. He also likes puppies and helps crippled children
  650. Consequences of spending two straight days in the rack room
  651. No one ever said beggars can’t be complainers
  652. Again with this story
  653. Music update - July 2005
  654. PLAME NAME BLAME GAME!
  655. Whither Rove?
  656. How quaint.
  657. Intellects vast and cool...
  658. and... They’re off!
  659. “I have a secret plan to win the war...”
  660. I’m back
  661. You say quagmire, I say... well... quagmire.
  662. Thank you, FARK
  663. ZOMBIES!
  664. On second thought...
  665. Worst... Interviewer... EVER.
  666. Not with a bang, but a whimper
  667. So it actually didn’t suck
  668. More on the filibuster debate
  669. YES!!
  670. Going nuclear/constitutional
  671. Worth a listen?
  672. Music update - May 2005)
  673. Well, at least it’s not wooden...
  674. Who would have guessed I’d make two posts about the National Weather Service in as many weeks?
  675. Because the government doesn’t have anything better to do...
  676. More on taxes
  677. Happy April 15th
  678. Normally, I welcome change, but...
  679. Long live the Death Tax
  680. Damn hell ass boobies (2005)
  681. Woohoo! It’s Windows Update day!
  682. Wherein Pete refuses to throw his lot in with the fanboys
  683. METAL!!!
  684. The Republicans step up their war on the judiciary
  685. This is the coolest thing EVER
  686. Your tax dollars at work - April 2004
  687. April Fools Day
  688. Groundhog Day, Part II
  689. The devil movies always get me.
  690. IM Annoyances
  691. Wherein Pete attempts to give Congressional Republicans the benefit of the doubt.
  692. What the hell?
  693. I suggest we start a pool...
  694. Drill, drill, drill!
  695. This is getting out of hand.
  696. I, for one, say “Woohoo!”
  697. the gates... THE GATES!!
  698. More “indecency”
  699. And again...
  700. Where have I heard this before?
  701. Anybody want gmail?
  702. Dirty, dirty titties
  703. It’s true because I say it’s true.
  704. Odds bodkins! It has failed again!
  705. One man’s Conservative...
  706. Google strikes again! (2005)
  707. wah-nah NAAHHH nah-nah
  708. More on the latest $80 billion circling the drain
  709. You just can’t write stuff this good.
  710. Argh, I say.
  711. A rose is a rose.
  712. I’d say good riddance, if only I didn’t fear something even worse
  713. Sorry...
  714. “Horse?” asked the Cart, “I don’t need no stinkin’ horse.”
  715. Amusement
  716. The bottom-end of 2004
  717. How Bush Won
  718. New Music
  719. Foolishness
  720. Good news, I think...
  721. The first of many, I’m sure...
  722. Numbers, numbers, numbers
  723. Remember that thing I said yesterday?
  724. We have answered your question, now please go away.
  725. Alright, we’ve fixed that problem. What’s next?
  726. Site news - November 2004
  727. A brief tale of political shenanigans
  728. More good web radio
  729. Another post-election site
  730. If we say it enough, that makes it true, right?
  731. Sorry, everybody
  732. What the hell *is* an activist judge, anyway?
  733. Apologies
  734. Nonsense
  735. Some new music
  736. Your argument is very convincing… if only it were not a tangled web of lies.
  737. The music is back online
  738. What is wrong with our culture, summed up in a single amusing anecdote
  739. Odds and Ends
  740. SCIENCE!
  741. Making a bad situation worse
  742. Derrida, Part II
  743. From the “It Couldn’t Happen To a Better Bunch of People” Dept.:
  744. The Faith-Based Presidency
  745. I am rather disgusted at the moment
  746. Two weeks, man… two weeks…
  747. It’s been fun, Linux, but I just don’t think this is going to work out.