2015 in review

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A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,100 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.

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26 Responses to 2015 in review

  1. Jamie says:

    This is what you all did last year. Now go forth and get people 🙂


  2. patd says:

    wonder who some of our global-mates are like the 2 in mother r, the 2 in saudi a and the 3 in new z…

    we the trailmix masses huddled o’er our keyboards yearning to think free with wretched refuse strewn across our desks and jamie our lady liberty saying ‘send your temper tossed homeless thoughts to me”


  3. jacew2003 says:

    Sunday Serendipity.

    In honor of 2016! Enjoy the music, enjoy the day, and enjoy the year!


  4. Jamie says:

    Sundays with Jace are always so reinvigorating ..


  5. jacew2003 says:

    So it would appear that the ‘Well regulated Militia’ is out exercising their Second Amendment rights

    My questions are, who in authority called them out? Absent such an order is this not simply anarchy? .



  6. rebelliousrenee says:

    Yeah… Bill will be close to here on Monday. And Trump not that far away in Massachusetts.
    Having breakfast with friends this morning we were all expressing how nice it would be when we finally have our primary and all the hoopla goes elsewhere. Although, we’re glad for those that make money off it all.


  7. blueINdallas says:

    Interesting & sad report on the Syrian refugees in today’s paper. TheUN estimates that men outnumber women by 3 to 1. Females (of all ages) are increasingly victims of sexual violence, including being used to pay off smugglers. The men are first in line for services and food; women and children come last. The articles concluded with a observation from a woman refugee that “almost all the men in the world are bad.” In a place with a worldview that does not value women, and where women have few rights or protections, let this be the year that crushes that worldview. Let that woman, and others, find a place with a more progressive worldview.


  8. Tony says:

    2015 was a terrible year for abortion rights. 2016 does not have to be 2015
    We can’t accept violence against women in the form of attacks on abortion clinics or abortion stigma. Time to fight
    “Here’s what we already know about the year ahead. In 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide Whole Women’s Health v. Cole, a case challenging 2013’s Texas House Bill 2 (HB2), which places far-reaching restrictions on abortion providers and clinics for the purpose of shutting them down. If the Supreme Court and, specifically, Justice Anthony Kennedy, who has been known to green-light abortion restrictions and will likely be the deciding vote, finds that forcing 30 or more clinics to close does not place undue burden on Texan women (an unbelievable assertion, considering a recent report estimated that between 100,000 and 240,000 Texan women have self-induced home abortions since the clinic closures began), we could see an acceleration in the state-by-state dissolution of abortion access – a basic constitutional right.”


  9. Tony says:

    Eric Boehlert
    Hillary enjoys largest lead in Dem primary history. Chuck Todd opens Meet the Press w/ “can Democrats get excited abt Hillary Clinton”?


  10. blueINdallas says:

    Just read a Huffpo article about Puerto Rico’s dire straights, Congress, hedge fund scumbags (including on of Hillary’s top contributors); you can find it by scrolling down in Jace’s link about Rubio (who changed his mind about wanting to allow PR to declare bankruptcy).

    Has anybody seen “The Big Short” yet? I have not, but from the reviews I think Puerto Rico might make a nice companion piece.

    Housing prices have skyrocketed here since 2012, when I chickened out of buying a condo. Close to the canal and everything here has major foundation problems, as did they one. The frack-quakes have also contributed.

    Anyway, it’s back in the market and $35,000 more than it was in 2012. Most of the new homes are enormous and start at $800K. The smaller ones (which are not small), are $400-$500K. Ridiculous.


  11. Tony says:

    The Media Are Bored, but Below the Radar, Clinton Is Connecting
    They don’t go viral, but Hillary Clinton’s proposals on substance abuse, Alzheimer’s and other issues are hitting home with voters.


    • patd says:

      tony, seems she’s the only candidate issuing indepth issue papers/positions, taking definite stance on various problems but being castigated for pandering…. guess the media wants vague, hateful taunts rather than well-thought out helpful ideas from a candidate to be considered believable. the dumbing down of America sells.


  12. Tony says:

    Trump: Hillary Should Tell Security Detail to Disarm if She Hates Guns So Much
    by Ken Meyer


  13. patd says:

    good point made in https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/01/03/why-arent-we-calling-the-oregon-militia-terrorists/?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_oregon-945pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory
    As of Sunday afternoon, The Washington Post called them “occupiers.” The New York Times opted for “armed activists” and “militia men.” And the Associated Press put the situation this way: “A family previously involved in a showdown with the federal government has occupied a building at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon and is asking militia members to join them.”
    Not one seemed to lean toward terms such as “insurrection,” “revolt,” anti-government “insurgents” or, as some on social media were calling them, “terrorists.” When a group of unknown size and unknown firepower has taken over any federal building with plans and possibly some equipment to aid a years-long occupation — and when its representative tells reporters that they would prefer to avoid violence but are prepared to die — the kind of almost-uniform delicacy and the limits on the language used to describe the people involved becomes noteworthy itself.


  14. patd says:

    from http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jan/04/hillary-clinton-republicans-turn-back-the-clock-on-progress-donald-trump
    Following Clinton’s town hall in Derry, one voter – who did not give his surname – remarked it was as though “two different elections” were taking place.
    “The discussion on the right is all about, ‘They’re coming to get us, they’re coming to get us, they’re coming to get us,’ and the discussion on the left is all about the economy,” said Peter, of Derry.
    “It’s hard to believe that the Republicans and the Democrats are running in the same race.”


  15. patd says:

    odd we don’t hear stuff like this on mainstream media
    from wonkette http://wonkette.com/597538/donald-trump-actually-horrifying
    … did you hear about the hilarious time he cut off his infant nephew’s medical care — the infant nephew with cerebral palsy — because of the very good reason that “I was angry”?
    Then came the unveiling of Fred Sr.’s will, which Donald had helped draft. It divided the bulk of the inheritance, at least $20 million, among his children and their descendants, “other than my son Fred C. Trump Jr.”
    Freddy’s children sued, claiming that an earlier version of the will had entitled them to their father’s share of the estate, but that Donald and his siblings had used “undue influence” over their grandfather, who had dementia, to cut them out.
    A week later, Mr. Trump retaliated by withdrawing the medical benefits critical to his nephew’s infant child.
    “I was angry because they sued,” he explained during last week’s interview.

    well, nytimes should get some credit for mentioning it this weekend in http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/03/us/politics/for-donald-trump-lessons-from-a-brothers-suffering.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&region=CColumn&module=MostViewed&version=Full&src=mv&WT.nav=MostViewed
    but where was the story on faux news and chuckie’s show?


  16. Jamie says:

    Need a new subject for the New Year … Any ideas?


  17. Tony says:

    The New York Times is blowing this election: It’s time to admit the Grey Lady has a Hillary problem
    Three times the paper of record has targeted the Democratic front-runner, and three times it’s swung and missed


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