Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A 2016 Presidential Prediction


Even if he doesn't throw in for the top slot, Jerry Brown will be on the Democratic Party's short list for a cabinet position, quite possibly veep.

Lots of people like to joke about "Governor Moonbeam" and his previous presidential campaigns, and yes, he will be pushing 80 years old as of inauguration day, but let's have a look at the ol' resume:


  • About to start his fourth (non-consecutive term) as governor of the most populous and highest-GDP state in the US;
  • One term as Secretary of State of the most populous and highest-GDP state in the US;
  • One term as Attorney General of the most populous and highest-GDP state in the US;
  • Two terms as mayor of the 8th largest city in the most populous and highest-GDP state in the US (47th largest city in the US as a whole).
Thought I'd get that one in early, before everyone's saying it.

How to Lose a Tight Election


This:


Rick Scott wasn't doing nearly as well as you'd expect an incumbent to be doing against a flaky party-hopping opportunist like Charlie Crist anyway (see RCP), and now this. Apparently his scheduler got mixed up and told him he was guest-starring on America's Dumbest Douchebag Videos or something.

Go, Adrian!

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Strong Candidate for "Dumbest Thing I've Read This Week"


Viv Forbes at the Heartland Institute:

it is not per capita emissions that could affect the climate -- it is total emissions

Errrrrrrrrr ...

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