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E.A. Blair is the 'nom de commenter' of someone who has been a teacher, game designer, programmer, logistic support officer and technical writer at various times in his life. Most of the hits in a search on his real name predate the internet; it appears exactly four times in Wikipedia and six times on IMDb.

Donald Trump Placed On ‘No Fly’ List

The fact that it may be the President himself who is on the list means that Vice President Pence could be required to act as President until the matter is…

Excerpts From President Trump’s Travel Diary (Part Two)

An exclusive leak from someone on Air Force One has supplied me with notes from Donald Trump’s travel diary.…

First Excerpt From President Trump’s Travel Diary

Thanks to an exclusive leak, a confidential source on Air Force One has supplied me with advance notes from Donald Trump’s travel diary. In true Trumpish fashion, each entry appears…

Post-Trump Stress Disorder: Many Lives, Broken and Bruised

Trump had ceased to be a joke. The closest I got to humor was referring to my condition as PTSD (Post-Trump Stress Disorder), but it turns out that’s a real…

When the Watchers Watch You

On his campaign website, Donald Trump has called for his supporters (Daily Kos calls them ”his goons”) to “Help Me Stop Crooked Hillary From Rigging This Election!” by signing up…

Who Watches the Poll Watchers?

The Republican candidate has been trumpeting the notion that if he loses, it’s because the election has been “rigged”. In TrumpWorld, elections can only be rigged one way: against Hair…

Donald Trump: Burning His Bridges

Although the Trump mouthpieces are consistently denying it, major donors are, in attacks of buyer’s remorse, asking for their money back from the campaign.  In his ongoing temper tantrum, Trump…

Fear & Loathing On the Campaign Trail 2016: Regrets, Mistakes & Gonzo Politics

Donald Trump is expressing regret for some of the things he’s said while campaigning to be President of the United States. There are some people who are praising this as…

“Hypocrisy, Thy Name Is Huckabee”.

Mike Huckabee (or, as blogger Tengrain refers to him, Uncle Sugar), the small-minded ex-preacher, ex-governor of Arkansas, two time ex-presidential candidate, father of dog killer and ex-Boy scout counselor David…

Would Warp Drive Breed Contempt?

I grew up with the space program. Astronauts were everybody’s heroes. As a child, I went through every book my small neighborhood library had on space, and when I got…

Getting It Wrong on the Declaration of Independence

I have already written about my Independence Day routine, my annual ritual of reading through the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution, and, on occasion, other significant documents important to…

Antidepressants and A Broken Life

In the early 1990s, I was living in Chicago, having moved there to take a job as a technical writer, but that didn’t work out, and I soon found myself…

The Etymology of Donald Trump

Etymology is an interesting field – if you have a nerdy disposition. It is the study of the history of words, their origins, and how their form and meaning have…

The Final 24 Donald Trump One-Liners

It’s all well and good to make fun of Donald Trump, but it’s a mistake to not take him seriously. The Economist Intelligence Unit has listed a Trump presidency as…

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