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The brilliant Carroll O’Connor as Archie Bunker

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:42:28 +0000

Not just O’Conner, but Stapleton too. And the script. All brilliant, I think. People remember Archie as a buffoon, and the show as a comedy. But it was much more than that, and the acting was superb:

Podesta and the “oversampling” on polls

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:41:04 +0000

There’s a meme going around to the effect that Wikileaks has exposed a John Podesta email that proves that polls are rigged to favor Democrats through oversampling of Democrats. Commenter “blert” (among others) described it yesterday this way: We have Podesta’s emails where he dictates to the pollsters how to spool up Hillary’s numbers… Podesta’s […]

Meanwhile, Michael Totten reports on what’s been brewing in the Democratic Party

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:04:12 +0000

Michael Totten went to the Democratic Convention and talked to a lot of Bernie Sanders delegates and supporters: I asked them to tell me the biggest problem they had with Hillary Clinton and the Democratic establishment, to narrow it down to one or two things. I got a variety of answers. “Our biggest problem,” a […]

Early voting in Florida: fun with statistics

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:56:42 +0000

You can have a lot of fun with statistics. At Gateway Pundit, an extremely pro-Trump blog, there’s a post entitled, “YUGE! Trump Leads Early Voting in Florida By 120,000 – A First For Republicans in The State” [hat tip: Artfldgr]. Sounds good for Trump, doesn’t it?: …[Trump’s] lead in early voting [in Florida] is a […]


Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:58:48 +0000

…marches on with double-digit premium hikes. Sometimes I get tired of typing the words “no surprise.” But it’s no surprise.

Sad news: Steven den Beste has died

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:55:27 +0000

Unless you were around in the early days of the blogsophere, you may not have heard of Steven den Beste, and the news that he has died may not mean much to you. But to those of us who remember him, he was a giant. I wrote a post about him in 2005, and I’ll […]

Harry Reid says the Senate is set for the nuclear option

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:17:47 +0000

No surprise whatsoever: Reid, who has previously floated changing the rules in 2017, added to TPM that if Republicans “mess with the Supreme Court, it’ll be changed just like that in my opinion. So I’ve set that up. I feel very comfortable with that.” In 2013 Senate Democrats changed the filibuster rules on most of […]

The Trump candidacy has been a learning experience, hasn’t it?

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:35:49 +0000

A while back, commenter “Bill” had this to say: One of the jarring things for me during this awful year is that I’m beginning to understand what it’s like to be a man without a party. I always was right along with everyone else on the conservative side in past elections – all the same […]

What a tangled web we weave…

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:17:05 +0000

…when first we practice to deceive: Here we provide empirical evidence for a gradual escalation of self-serving dishonesty and reveal a neural mechanism supporting it. Behaviorally, we show that the extent to which participants engage in self-serving dishonesty increases with repetition. Using functional MRI, we show that signal reduction in the amygdala is sensitive to […]

Fall: past peak

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:43:03 +0000

The leaves aren’t quite what they were just a week ago. But although there are fewer of them, some very beautiful ones still remain. It’s windy, and you can feel a nip in the air. Here are some photos I took this past weekend: BEREFT – by Robert Frost Where had I heard this wind […]