So Verio, my host provider, decided to move everyone over to a new system. Unfortunately, both the old system (this one) and the new one failed at the same time. It took five days to get the old one back up, and here I am — though I expect at least one more outage of a day or so duration before it’s all sorted out. More on all that once it’s truly resolved.
In the meantime, check out last week’s briefly accessible President Romney post (wherein Clinton asks her electors all to vote for him and 37 Trump electors follow suit) or the Facts Don’t Matter post, in case you missed them. (They’re short!)
So much else I would have inflicted on you these last few days, but here’s at least a smattering.
ALEXA FINALLY TOLD ME A GOOD JOKE:
“There are two kinds of people in the world. People who can extrapolate from an incomplete set of facts and …”
OK, you had to be there. But up until now, all her jokes have been puns. She’s gaining depth. (And her parent, Amazon, has topped $760 a share. How far we’ve come from those first books I ordered when that’s all Amazon sold.)
And speaking of jokes (thanks, Mel!) . . .
“My therapist said that my narcissism causes me to misread social situations. I’m pretty sure she was hitting on me.”
OBAMA’S WAR ON CHRISTMAS
Did you see Chris Hayes debunk it? Here, in two minutes. Priceless.
HOW THE MINORITY PARTY TOOK CONTROL
It was carefully thought out in 2010, and boy did it ever work. If you’re not familiar with operation REDMAP, you’ll find this New Yorker piece someplace between revelatory and depressing. That is, if you’re a Trump/Cruz gal, you will revel in it. If you’re me, you’ll want to be sure our side is rising to challenges like these.
Lots more on tap, but want to get this out before Verio crashes again. Hope to see you soon.
Quote of the Day
On the day of the 1983 economic summit, James A. Baker 3rd, then chief of staff, realized Mr. Reagan had not read his briefing book. When Mr. Baker asked why, Mr. Reagan responded, 'Well, Jim, The Sound of Music was on last night.'~Professor Herbert S. Parmet reviewing President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime
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