The wisdom of Private Scheisskopf.


For my sins, I’ve been watching the various Dem primary debates, though I must admit on the first one stopping fairly early into the 14 hour marathon before I began to lose the will to live. The second one, billed as a town hall on climate change was mercifully short at only 7 hours, but … Continue reading

Some thoughts about Trump’s Rio Rancho, New Mexico rally.


I watched the speech Trump gave at his recent rally on 16th September in New Mexico. The overall format was as I expected. After he’d warmed them up, he went through all the economic numbers, which attested to the American economy being in the best shape it’s been in decades. The brute numbers speak for … Continue reading

Trump’s platform for 2020.


Anyone running for re-election to a high office has three broad strategies to choose from, or a judicious mixture of them. The first is highlighting their achievements while already in office, hopefully some, the second is announcing a list of initiatives that will appeal to the electorate to make them vote for them and the … Continue reading

The early Dem candidates for 2020 – part 3. Planning the succession.


In the first two parts of this series, I looked at the major and then the trailing rabble of Democrat candidates vying for the ticket to run against the Trumpie Monster. When you stand back and look at the entirety of what’s on offer, a number of trends become apparent. The first is it increasingly … Continue reading

The early Dem candidates for 2020 – part 2. The turnips in tutus.


The first part of this series dealt with what are currently thought to be the three main contenders for the Democrat presidential nomination in 2020; Biden, Sanders and Harris. Of the three, I can see at the moment Sanders probably having the slightly better chance of winning the Dem ticket, strange as that might sound. … Continue reading

Will they be devoured by their own children?


By the time the day eventually arrives when people have to put their X on a piece of paper in a polling booth, there’s only usually two big parties left in the race; one on the Left and one on the Right. In a simple classic race, the electorate will prefer one or the other … Continue reading