Happy November!

Hey guys. So, I didn’t write most of last month. I still read the news passionately every day. I still taught voice to my kiddos (and continued to read peer-review work on educational psychology, which I feel has made me a much better teacher). And I’m making good money at teaching voice, so that’s awesome. But my meds have really gotten a hold of me — in a good way! I’m just…content. I’m sad about my weight, but I can... Read more

Matt Dillahunty and I will be speaking in Wichita for Skeptics of Oz this weekend.

Hey gang! First, sorry I’ve been absent the last week. Personal stuff. I’ll be getting back into the grind soon. But I did want to let everybody know that I’ll be speaking at Skeptics of Oz in Wichita this weekend. I’ll apparently be Matt’s warm-up act at 3pm. 😛 If you’re in the area, swing by and say hello! It’s free!

The message the political left needs to be focused on right now.

I posted this to my facebook, but it seemed like a sentiment I should be putting everywhere, which includes my blog.   Here’s the real message our side needs to be focused on right now: If Clinton wins in a landslide, she has the mandate to go further left with SCOTUS nominees than politics would ordinarily allow. A liberal SCOTUS for 30 years will do a lot for the country. It will undoubtedly mean more than the presidency. Yeah, barring... Read more

Maybe poking Warren Buffett wasn’t the smartest thing Donald Trump could’ve done.

In last night’s debate Donald Trump boasted of using tax loopholes to avoid paying income tax. He justified this by saying people like Warren Buffett did the same thing. Warren Buffett heard him, and today decided to step into the ring himself: Answering a question last night about his $916 million income tax loss carryforward in 1995, Donald Trump stated that “Warren Buffett took a massive deduction.” Mr. Trump says he knows more about taxes than any other human. He... Read more

Speaker Paul Ryan withdraws GOP support from Trump, but still endorses him.

Oh snap, Paul Ryan has given up on any chance Trump had of winning the White House: House Speaker Paul Ryan told fellow Republicans Monday he will no longer defend GOP nominee Donald Trump and will instead use the next 29 days to focus on preserving his party’s hold on Congress. “The speaker is going to spend the next month focused entirely on protecting our congressional majorities,” Ryan’s spokeswoman, AshLee Strong, said in a statement. In a conference call with... Read more

Hillary up BIG in first polls after leaked video.

Who’s got happy feet? I’ve got happy feet. Ok, so here’s the big news: Clinton’s up 14 points in a head-to-head matchup with Trump and up 11 if you include vote dumpsters Gary Johnson and Jill Stein: Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 14 points, 52-38, in a head-to-head matchup among likely voters, according to a NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Monday. The poll was conducted on Saturday and Sunday, after the 2005 tape of Trump’s vulgar comments about women... Read more

MORNING HAPPINESS: Knows where the food is, too chubby to squeeze in.

Welp, the Republican party continues to implode. If you needed any more happiness this morning, I guess there’s this: Someone wants to squeeze into the food drawer but is too chubby

Chaos in the GOP continues today. RNC puts a halt on get out the vote effort for Trump.

Wow, today has been absolutely nuts. This could turn out to be one of the biggest landslide elections in history. The Republican National Committee on Saturday appeared to at least temporarily halt the operations of some of the “Victory” program that is devoted to electing Donald Trump. The move comes as the GOP nominee is under mounting pressure from elected Republicans to step aside after he was caught on tape bragging about sexually assaulting women. Story Continued Below In an... Read more

Bedlam in the GOP today: another US Senator calls on Trump to step down.

Wow, it’s pure chaos in the Republican Party today. Another Republican Senator has come out saying Trump should step down: Donald Trump should withdraw and Mike Pence should be our nominee effective immediately. — Senator John Thune (@SenJohnThune) October 8, 2016 Sadly, this is not how it works: Republican National Committee Rule # 9 outlines what happens when there is a Republican nomination vacancy due to “death, declination or otherwise.” It basically says that there are two ways for the Republicans to re-nominate a candidate... Read more

Republican Party turning on Trump as another Congressman asks him to step aside.

For a full rundown of the fallout from Trumps remarks about grabbing women by their pussies, see my earlier post from today. Rep. Joe Heck, House Rep from Nevada’s 3rd District, is currently giving a speech in Vegas in which he says Trump should step aside. The crowd boo’d him: Heck is getting booed as he says Trump should step down. “I’m so disappointed in you,” one yells. This is what the Republicans have wrought. — Jon Ralston (@RalstonReports) October... Read more