Alas, No : The second most terrifying thing about this election

The most terrifying thing about this election cycle is that there is a chance Donald Trump could end up in the White House. I continue to think that outcome is unlikely, as the nation's changing demographics constrain a strategy of appealing to angry, resentful white people in the general election in a way they have not in the Republican primary.

Still, Republicans have spent the last several decades making it increasingly difficult for non-white people to vote, so there is a chance Trump could win.

The second most terrifying thing about this election cycle is that, even if Donald Trump loses, I am sure there are any number of equally appalling, quasi-fascist/eliminationist goons watching this campaign and learning from Trump's mistakes and failings. You can be sure that they will be ready at the next opportunity, and if this cycle has proven anything, it is that the Republican Party is essentially a failed state, ready to be taken over and exploited by any demagogue who shouts loudly enough and can figure out which levers to pull.

In other words, it is is going to be a lot easier whoever creeps out from under the rock the next time around than it has been for Trump in this election.

By Pete Brown

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