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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.

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…

Another 24 Winning Trump One-Liners

As I have written previously, Mark Twain is one of the most misquoted men in history (as a group, America’s Founding Fathers are probably in second place). Many things he…

24 Hilarious Donald Trump One-Liners

As election year 2016 grinds agonizingly on, the inevitability of Donald Trump (or Drumpf, if you prefer) becoming the Republican presidential nominee is looming on the horizon like a very…

Godwin’s Law Has Been Repealed

The world of cyberspace was stunned when Godwin’s Law was repealed on Monday, 14 March. The law, which was first proposed by attorney and author Mike Godwin in 1990, states…

SCOTUS RATS Desert Sinking Ship

In a surprising reaction to Friday’s Supreme Court decision legalizing same sex marriage in all fifty states, the four dissenting justices announced that they were resigning in protest. “It is…

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