Alas, No : A few things have happened since the Civil War and Robert Byrd.

Steve Benen, writing about Trump's "Hillary is the bigot" nonsense:

The Democratic Party, in the first half of the 20th century, was home to two broad, competing constituencies: southern whites with abhorrent views on race, and white progressives and African Americans in the north, who sought to advance the cause of civil rights. The party struggled with this conflict for years, before ultimately siding with an inclusive, liberal agenda.

The result was a dramatic shift in both parties. After “Dixiecrats” began their exodus in 1948, and in the wake of LBJ signing the Civil Rights Act in 1964, the Republican Party welcomed segregationists who no longer felt comfortable in the Democratic Party. Indeed, in 1964, Republican presidential nominee Barry Goldwater boasted of his opposition to the Civil Rights Act, and made it part of his platform.

It was right around this time when figures like Jesse Helms and Strom Thurmond made the transition – leaving the progressive, diverse, tolerant Democratic Party for the conservative GOP.

In the years that followed, Democrats embraced their role as the party of inclusion, while Republicans became the party of the “Southern Strategy,” opposition to affirmative action, campaigns based on race-baiting, vote-caging, discriminatory voter-ID laws, and politicians like Helms, Thurmond, and others.

Benen is absolutely correct here, but again—Trump is not trying to actually appeal to African American voters. He is trying to convince white voters that it's okay to vote for him, that the real affront is being accused of being racist, not actually being racist.

By Pete Brown

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  1. Sports and patriotism displays are sort of creepy.
  2. Keeping books on shelves
  3. Good times at Fukushima
  4. Of *course* Trump isn't going to bother with building anything.
  5. Uber opens the company store
  6. Blogging didn't die. It was killed.
  7. Call me crazy, but I think Clinton probably knows what she's doing.
  8. Atrios on Uber
  9. Trophies for participating
  10. Adventures in disaster recovery
  11. "If we look at Column AK on Tab 3 of this list of open tickets…"
  12. Clay Shirky on protest voting
  13. Blair Witch
  14. We are broadcasting from the year 2016…
  15. Your third party won't save you.
  16. Nathan Robinson on voting for the lesser of two evils
  17. And this is the book that made Trump famous.
  18. Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and Dallas
  19. Michael Arnovitz on Hillary Clinton
  20. Not every problem is a software problem.
  21. The second most terrifying thing about this election
  22. Profiles In Courage, featuring Speaker Of the House Paul Ryan
  23. Describes most of my Facebook these days…
  24. A reminder that writers and readers of tech blogs are not ordinary people
  25. Martin Longman on voting v. organizing
  26. Josh Marshall on New York's closed primary system
  27. Rutger Bregman on universal basic income
  28. Jurgen Appelo on why information radiators don't work
  29. Ulysses app is kind of nice
  30. Democrats
  31. If your solution is to shuttle employees to the main office on a supertechnotrain, you're doing it wrong.
  32. Paul Ford on free but kind of crappy hotels
  33. I might trust the algorithm if I thought it were any good.
  34. Iowa
  35. On Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders
  36. Audiobooks, podcasts, and the challenges of building stuff oneself
  37. There is no such thing as a structureless organization.
  38. God-damned Internet of Things
  39. Switching to Reeder for RSS
  40. Stringing small tools together wins again.
  41. Spoilers
  42. "Egalitarian" organizations and internalized control
  43. Richard Kaufman on *The Thing*
  44. Benjamin Brooks on working from home
  45. Laurie Ruettimann on open floor plan offices
  46. I really hope Bimodal IT is intended as descriptive, not prescriptive.
  47. There is a reason that stuff happens.
  48. The grand evasion of gun control
  49. Zach Holman on remote-first vs. remote-friendly
  50. Feeling kinda meh about the X-Files trailer
  51. Is the pope Catholic?
  52. Right-wing kook likes right-wing kook
  53. Sure, Google—blame the humans.
  54. Yep, we're fine on the schedule, except that everyone hates the schedule.
  55. If it walks like a Trump and quacks like a Trump…
  56. It's not just politics. The tech community's objectivity is a myth.
  57. Larry Lessig's plan is ridiculous.
  58. Nuts-McCubbins 2016!
  59. Those impolite protesters
  60. "The Other Sixties"
  61. Why I (mostly) stopped using Linux
  62. Trump trump trumpity trump
  63. Education and the health of democracy
  64. Yeah, still not feeling the Bern.
  65. Trump's "campaign" is the perfect illustration of the GOP circus and its media enablers.
  66. So, Conway, Jevons, and Sturgeon walk into a planning meeting…
  67. LastPass (and basically any other password manager) is still more secure than your homegrown password scheme.
  68. Maybe throwing out the Agile bath water is a good idea, regardless of what's in the tub.
  69. The insistence that children be forced to learn harsh lessons early is bizarre.
  70. The diminishing returns of the GOP welfare circuit
  71. "This OS is buggy because my upgrade failed!"
  72. Single-issue voting, or "Rand Paul is still a nutcase."
  73. Decentralizing GitHub
  74. The doofus dad stereotype is bullshit and needs to be tossed in the bin.
  75. Funny definition of government oppression you've got there…
  76. A great post about continuous delivery of infrastructure services
  77. Uber is terrible, Part… oh, I've lost track now.
  78. But this method doesn't work with a tomato.
  79. My prediction for tonight's *Mad Men* series finale…
  80. Who will explain the explainers?
  81. Cormac McCarthy's *The Road* and manipulative storytelling
  82. The uselessness and vacuity of David Brooks
  83. I seriously doubt that the culture wars are over.
  84. Meanwhile, in the great state of Texas…
  85. Now if only we could automate the automation.
  86. What's good for me must be good for you.
  87. The police state and its enablers
  88. A new Craw Kickstarter
  89. It's weird how all these spontaneous riots keep happening.
  90. Sometimes you are just wrong.
  91. The White House Correspondents Dinner is pathetic.
  92. People are not resources.
  93. Chewie, we're home.
  94. As usual, the private sector makes everything better.
  95. Expecting Hillary Clinton to un-jerk-ify the GOP is stupid.
  96. Oliver Queen learns some odd lessons.
  97. Book: *The Luminaries* by Eleanor Catton
  98. It can't be entirely about what the customer cares about.
  99. Why it is a good idea to listen to experts
  100. Happy birthday, Merle!
  101. I'm glad Terry Gilliam didn't make *Watchmen*.
  102. Bigots gonna bigot
  103. "…but the implementation is only the first step"
  104. "Tax reform" is whatever you need it to be.
  105. Mike Pence has a funny definition of "hospitality."
  106. No, Indiana's RFRA is *not* the same as those 19 other states.
  107. TV - *Bloodline*
  108. Maybe they should just start using square-quotes around "partner."
  109. So Mr. President, if you want to close Guantanamo, then close it.
  110. Why I like minimalist art.
  111. Book: The Wars Of Reconstruction
  112. No, the Republicans in Congress have not committed treason.
  113. Marilyn Frye on what politics is
  114. Comics: *Descender* No. 1
  115. Meetings and email are symptoms, not causes.
  116. NoEstimates as a protest movement?
  117. A new Aliens movie?
  118. Devops certification and the problem with buying expertise
  119. The new Dan Deacon album is out today.
  120. Pipelines v. trains is a false dilemma.
  121. Great post! Too bad it was delivered via 47 tweets…
  122. Do yourself a favor and go read some Malcolm X.
  123. Review: Ann Leckie - *Ancillary Justice*
  124. Buzzkill alert: This snow is no joke.
  125. Tech pundits need to get out more.
  126. Pizza crust will destroy the universe.
  127. If you don't like the law, then fix it.
  128. Peter Singer, eating meat, and the ethical treatment of animals
  129. SAFe is better than nothing, but only marginally so.
  130. Rand Paul is a kook.
  131. Due is a nice reminders app.
  132. Left-wing conspiracy theories are still conspiracy theories.
  133. Dan Burton, still a moron
  134. I think maybe these people have read too much sci-fi.
  135. Getting mad at Brian Williams is kind of missing the point.
  136. Why photo-sharing companies never seem to be able to make a go of it
  137. Reform conservatism is snake oil and Jeb Bush is a terrible person.
  138. The new *Star Wars* comic is pretty good.
  139. In which I am skeptical that the GOP will pay any political price for tanking the ACA
  140. John Carpenter - *Lost Themes*
  141. If your architecture is a mess, rapid deployment is probably the last thing you need.
  142. The *Daredevil* trailer looks good.
  143. The new Terminator movie looks alright.
  144. No, blogging is not dead.
  145. Good article on the creation of AllMusic
  146. Scott Walker is terrible.
  147. I installed and then deleted the new iOS Outlook app.
  148. Revisiting the BBC's *Ghostwatch*
  149. Jonathan Chait bravely defends the rights of whites guys to say they think. Apparently Marxists are to blame.
  150. Someone needs to do a Kickstarter for a *Quantum Leap* movie.
  151. This certainly is easier than sifting through the ninety-nine cent CD-ROM bin at Microcenter.
  152. Link Dump - 2015-01-13
  153. Phrases that should be banned
  154. No, populism is not actually a political position.
  155. A novel twist in gameplay
  156. An entrepreneur in every pot
  157. Link Dump - 2015-01-10
  158. Yes, tell me again about the terrible discrimination against religion.
  159. Title II for ISPs looks slightly more likely.
  160. From the vaults: Jets To Brazil - *Orange Rhyming Dictionary*
  161. I can't believe Apple released Yosemite with that bug that kills puppies.
  162. Serial and the problem of knowledge
  163. Maybe next week I'll dig up a CD player and tape deck.
  164. First-world problems in the twenty-first century
  165. So long, 2014.
  166. Net Promoter Score, or, "The problem with trying to quantity people"
  167. Personal trauma and systemic oppression
  168. "Irritating people making bad decisions"
  169. NYPD v. de Blasio, and NYC politics
  170. Comics: *Lazarus*, Volume 1
  171. Flash photography
  172. I know we are supposed to be terribly outraged about any threat to freedom of expression, but…
  173. My new favorite comic: Rachel Rising
  174. Anti-GMO rhetoric
  175. Ms. Marvel, Volume 1
  176. Uber needs poor people.
  177. The problem with Radiolab
  178. NERD+SPOILER ALERT: The Flash mid-season finale
  179. I will loan you my copy of The Economic & Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844
  180. The Star Wars teaser
  181. Link Dump - 2014-11-27
  182. Ferguson and *Nixonland*
  183. *Countdown City* by Ben H. Winters
  184. It's morning in America.
  185. My *Serial* think-piece
  186. Cod vacations
  187. Link Dump - 2014-11-22
  188. Railing
  189. Found a sunny spot
  190. 1970s Legos
  191. DANZIG!
  192. Link Dump - 2014-11-21
  193. Just keep screaming "BENGHAZI!" even louder.
  194. It's not really a "dog whistle" if everyone can hear it.
  195. Paul Smith & Peter Brews - *Frozen By Sight*
  196. Link Dump - 2014-11-20
  197. Clearly, I am just a statist stooge lacking any perspective or self-awareness.
  198. Link Dump - 2014-11-19
  199. A very helpful related search
  200. "Jack Deth is back, and he's never even been here before!"
  201. Anyone need a 16MB memory card?
  202. Link Dump - 2014-11-18
  203. "…and the rest of the team should be focused on project work."
  204. Comics I'm reading: *Wytches*
  205. It was a bad idea to even suggest the loan program should be profitable in the first place.
  206. Link Dump - 2014-11-17
  207. Because who needs public infrastructure?
  208. Dilbert is not funny.
  209. Pink Floyd
  210. Link dump - 2014-11-16
  211. Mobile friendly
  212. Dave Winer's Radio3
  213. Resistance to change
  214. That pope
  215. Twitter's strategy statement, or Why we can't have nice things
  216. Happy birthday, Hedy Lamarr
  217. Your data-mining sucks.
  218. Started reading *Locke & Key*
  219. The biggest threat to the coming Democratic majority is the Democrats.
  220. I think I am going to need some new running shoes soon.
  221. *A Nightmare On Elm Street* turns 30
  222. *Foundation* trilogy maybe coming to TV?
  223. "I believe the FCC should reclassify consumer broadband service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act."
  224. For the eleventy-billionth time, pointing out racism != "playing the race card."
  225. Nobody likes paying taxes, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't have them.
  226. Just give me a goddamned RSS feed already
  227. Marvel Unlimited is not so great.
  228. My in-depth analysis of the 2014 mid-term elections
  229. Massachusetts Republicans
  230. Birthright #1
  231. *Phase IV* is on Netflix!
  232. Kids these days
  233. *Aliens* documentary
  234. Don't run, Elizabeth! Don't run!
  235. New album from I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness!
  236. I suppose it is proof of *something*, anyway…
  237. Jack Bruce
  238. You seem to have missed something.
  239. Why monitor something you're not going to do anything about?
  240. Meg & Mog
  241. Gandhi never said that, and even if he had, it doesn't make any sense.
  242. Airmail 2.0 seems like it might be cool.
  243. Plato, Popper, & word processing
  244. Technological change vs. cultural change
  245. Mark Lanegan Band - *Phantom Radio*
  246. Sleater-Kinney
  247. BE AFRAID!
  248. Medium's on it, bro!
  249. Why have no white leaders come forward to speak out against this culture of violence?
  250. Predicting the future without knowing the past
  251. "Free v. Not free" is overly simplistic.
  252. Little pink houses, for you and me.
  253. Surprise! Tort reform doesn't work.
  254. A useful roadmap
  255. Not much longer now…
  256. Good intro to David Fincher's visual style
  257. "Text is the most powerful, useful, effective communication technology ever, period."
  258. "Don't feed the trolls is a cop-out.
  259. Childhood traumas: The can lid
  260. Deliberately missing the point
  261. Jose Saramago on writing via keyboard
  262. Freshman year of college is calling.
  263. Jargon needed: The opposite of "solutioning"
  264. Started reading Jane Smiley's *Some Luck*
  265. Trail map - Highland Park, Temple Woods, & Poet's Seat in Greenfield, MA
  266. What's the worst that could happen?
  267. Field Report - *Marigolden*
  268. Both sides do it.
  269. You may have built part of it, just not the whole thing.
  270. With friends like these…
  271. Neil Killick on slicing heuristics
  272. Oh, like that could ever happen.
  273. It's a luxury not to have to worry about racism.
  274. Hell #9438
  275. I think it's time for Batman to take a break.
  276. Caribou - *Can't Do Without You*
  277. The right-wing carbon-copy machine
  278. War forever
  279. Finished Jeff VanderMeer's *Authority*
  280. IT'S NOT A TOOMAH!
  281. Agent Cooper and the Kingdom Of the Crystal Skull
  282. Disconnecting pay from performance
  283. Hosting my own stuff
  284. All Ebola, all the time
  285. The kids these days
  286. Laboratories of democracy!
  287. Ridley Scott's new movie sounds terrible.
  288. *Gotham* is a pretty disappointing show so far.
  289. Again with Heidegger and the Nazis
  290. Experimenting with posting from Drafts
  291. The new phone is here.
  292. Crap Architecture
  293. iPhone Parking Lot
  294. Starting Proust
  295. *The Conspiracy* (2012)
  296. Immigration reform & deficit hawkery
  297. Facebook: Evil, dumb, or both?
  298. The Apple tech press is weird.
  299. VHS v. Betamax
  300. The answer is always "n + 1".
  301. Conservative intellectuals
  302. Zappos is creepy.
  303. Your phone is not the problem.
  304. Deconstruction
  305. Inspirational
  306. Process improvement
  307. Thanks, but finding interesting stuff to read is *my* job…
  308. Sorry, but writing down all your passwords on a piece of paper is a terrible idea.
  309. People like the idea of privacy and security.
  310. Complicated things are complicated.
  311. The Prometheus sequel might not suck.
  312. That technology thing you like
  313. Priorities, people
  314. WAR!
  315. Heidegger's *Schwarzen Hefte*, or "Leaving Godwin's Law in the rear-view mirror"
  316. Because why spend money on keeping things from exploding and falling apart?
  317. Nice public broadcasting you've got there
  318. Vladimir's Big Adventure
  319. 42
  320. Remember, the government can't do anything right.
  321. Sure, there are ways that *Batman Vs Superman* might not suck.
  322. CVS is getting out of the cigarette business.
  323. Trying out Beats Music
  324. Fine, we'll offer a tablet if we have to, but we're not happy about it.
  325. The synthetic unity of experience
  326. No, we shouldn't go back to Project Management 101.
  327. You should go read *The Unwritten*.
  328. The Pope's Blood Is Missing!
  329. State of the Union predictions
  330. Childhood traumas: "The Shadow Man"
  331. Yay! You hit your KPI. Too bad no one cares.
  332. I want to like *Helix*, but…
  333. I'm sure ACORN is somehow to blame for this.
  334. Yes, your explanation is simpler if you toss out the complicated parts.
  335. Mike Huckabee, expert on women
  336. Thinking before you write
  337. *Wildewoman* - Lucius
  338. Bringing the Catholic Church into a year that has four digits
  339. "Do what you love" and unexamined privilege
  340. Perhaps your secret sauce is a bit too secret.
  341. Hate the show, not the venue.
  342. In which I end my brief career as an employee engagement consultant
  343. FUD As a Service
  344. Yes, clearly your belief system is threatened by all 2% of us.
  345. Crippling injuries build character.
  346. *Wolf Hall* - Hilary Mantel
  347. Saving bookstores
  348. I'm not sure there is a good answer to the technical problems of social media.
  349. In which I kick off my new career as an "employee engagement" consultant
  350. Internet activism
  351. *Grasshopper On the Road* by Arnold Lobel
  352. Syfy's *Helix* seems like a mixed bag.
  353. The things one thinks about in the wee hours
  354. GMOs and the Monsanto boogeyman
  355. Your tax dollars at work
  356. let.ter - Taking minimalism a bit far
  357. Holacracy
  358. Yes, people really do still blog.
  359. Healthcare is expensive because people are trying to make money off of it.
  360. Duck Dynasty
  361. No one cares about your private cloud.
  362. Organizational "culture" discussions are mostly empty
  363. bell hooks on Sheryl Sandberg's *Lean In*
  364. So there's a new Death Angel album...
  365. No, Lacan is a just a bad writer.
  366. Money is speech
  367. Clearly
  368. Parking
  369. Nightbreed, The Cabal Cut
  370. It's like when we were all going to boycott Facebook.
  371. It depends on what you mean by "free will."
  372. Unhelpful advice
  373. ZOMG! Fingerprints!!!
  374. People don't scale
  375. No–stronger encryption is not the answer
  376. Movies that scared me
  377. Epistemology
  378. Bespoke
  379. Califone, *Stitches*
  380. Yes, deals with Mr. Morden are likely to end badly.
  381. We want INFORMATION!
  382. Passive-aggressive politeness
  383. Agile is not always the answer to everything.
  384. *My Amityville Horror* is not a great documentary, but it's worth watching.
  385. Google cars
  386. Grant Hart, *The Argument*
  387. Really, DC? REALLY?
  388. Washed Out, *Paracosm*
  389. Suspension of disbelief
  390. This is why bookstores are a niche business.
  391. True Widow, *Circumambulation*
  392. Personal experience v. policy
  393. Concern-trolling Gmail and "the cloud"
  394. Phosphorescent, *Muchacho*
  395. The Washington Post and AWS
  396. St. Patrick’s Day
  397. "You are wrong, and here are the reasons why."
  398. I find it unlikely that VMWare is going to suddenly embrace commodity cloud.
  399. Sometimes a methodology can be taken too far.
  400. "Let's just stick with what we've got..."
  401. What is good about *The Walking Dead* will also be its undoing.
  402. I'm not even sure your enterprise private cloud *could* succeed.
  403. If you haven't already, go watch *Dredd*
  404. The new How To Destroy Angels album
  405. A bit more regarding meetings, and how they suck
  406. Meetings
  407. And next, our plan for when we fail to plan
  408. Finally looked at the NYT's Snow Fall thing
  409. Time-tracking
  410. Prophecy
  411. More guns
  412. Guns
  413. Bold Leadership
  414. Hanlon's Razor
  415. That legacy stuff
  416. It's not about what box someone wants to put it in
  417. Tuhin Kumar on content in a digital era
  418. Money, politics, and Machiavelli
  419. I am skeptical that your tax plan will work any better.
  420. No, that's NOT the definition of insanity.
  421. The Walking Dead, now with more zombies
  422. The original Prometheus script seems interesting
  423. Commonplace is kind of nifty
  424. That Kant was a smart guy.
  425. Petraeus
  426. The World War Z trailer
  427. You should have bicycles
  428. The technorati fallacy
  429. One of my favorite types of requests
  430. The Lucasfilm thing
  431. The hermeneutics of automated configuration management
  432. I kind of agree with Descartes that philosophy should be done later in life
  433. It's not political discussion if you're just yelling at me.
  434. Complicated things are complicated (October 2012)
  435. The forest, the trees, and the DVDs
  436. Undecided voters
  437. David Quammen's new book seems good, but not sure I'll read it
  438. Found a new philosophy podcast
  439. Yes, pitty the poor billionaires and their thankless lives of toil.
  440. The ongoing adventures of Walter Bishop
  441. One can do a lot worse than "good enough."
  442. Is that a missile in your yard, or are you just trying to deter something?
  443. That's fine, but Aristotle still makes for tedious reading.
  444. Nevermind came out 20 years ago today
  445. Messing around with OpenPhoto
  446. Safety nets
  447. So, the Romney thing
  448. Your data-mining sucks
  449. Started watching Homeland
  450. The Clint Eastwood thing
  451. Enjoy the current plethora of music streaming choices while you can
  452. I invoke Sturgeon's Law
  453. Why would the FTC have anything to say about Twitter?
  454. The Lance Armstrong thing
  455. Actually, I expect Todd Akin to announce his candidacy for President any day now
  456. A lot of Can
  457. Finished the first series of *Downton Abbey*
  458. So Paul Ryan is Romney's VP pick
  459. Writing apps
  460. Distorted markets
  461. App.net, or, why it's still tough to compete with free
  462. Unfortunately, gun ownership and car ownership are not the same thing
  463. A bit more on the HBO thing
  464. OS upgrades
  465. Or I could just go listen to the album
  466. Monster Movie Week!
  467. As goes Sparrow...
  468. Why is Twitter more interesting to me than Facebook?
  469. Fantastical + Entourage + Exchange = WEIRDNESS
  470. Network neutrality, obviously a communist plot
  471. Nope, advertising just sucks
  472. Reading
  473. Interesting, but seems like asking for trouble
  474. Who needs it!
  475. Advantage, Mutt
  476. Do you want the answer, or not?
  477. ACA coverage and systems failure
  478. To-do lists
  479. So long, Weather Underground
  480. Checked baggage
  481. The challenge of spending any amount of time in Boston
  482. From the $2 bins at the record store
  483. I haven't seen *Prometheus*, but....
  484. The HBO thing
  485. It shouldn't matter which device I'm using
  486. Not exactly random, but good listening
  487. The Dark Knight... meh
  488. Because Kubrick is a good director, and Ridley Scott is not
  489. Country Roads, Take Me Home
  490. Memorial Day
  491. The revolution will not be Harvardized
  492. Chrome + Google Reader + space bar = ANNOYING
  493. Oddball behind-the-scenes photos
  494. The Times-Picayune, and chasing the wrong problem
  495. Experimenting with Pelican
  496. Readlists
  497. The classroom as an open, iterative project
  498. Yes, the Michael Wolff article
  499. Jevon's Paradox and the Cloud
  500. War Hazard Eliminated!
  501. Unintended Consequences
  502. Limbaugh blah blah blah
  503. You’re playing their game
  504. I highly doubt that AppleTV will magically kill the cable companies
  505. Breitbart
  506. I’m not sure I follow *you*, Mr. Romney…
  507. Maybe they think I’m going to buy another one?
  508. A bit more on The Shining
  509. Obviously, The Shining is *really* about the capitalist oppression of the working class
  510. 47 days of music seems like not that much…
  511. Regrettably, a post on campaign finance reform
  512. Why stop with in-app purchases?
  513. Opera would have saved the Lindbergh baby
  514. Actually, I would prefer not to deal with a human
  515. Ip Man
  516. Yes, but I’m still one one who has to decline the meeting invite
  517. Bogeyman
  518. Good streaming stuff I've found on Netflix: *The Blob (1988)*
  519. Good streaming stuff I've found on Netflix: *Isolation*
  520. Good streaming stuff I've found on Netflix: The Crack In the World
  521. BASIC
  522. In which I am paid back for 10+ years of scoffing
  523. The Comcast/Netflix thing
  524. My power is beyond your understanding!
  525. Out-stupiding the TSA
  526. I see what you did there
  527. The problem with *Stargate:Universe*
  528. That "15 albums" thing
  529. Pedestrian v. motorist v. bicycle
  530. Sorry guys, it's still just a hobby
  531. Sunny side up, hold the overflowing manure pits
  532. That's an interesting definition you have there
  533. James Cameron v. the philistines
  534. Sometimes zombies and politics do mix.
  535. Damn hell ass boobies (2006)
  536. Whither censure?
  537. Stealing TV, Part II
  538. OCTOBER?!
  539. Chasing boogeymen
  540. Nice vetting job, folks
  541. In a move that gives bootlicks and sycophants everywhere a bad name...
  542. As goes South Dakota... well, hopefully not
  543. A discovery that should surprise exactly no one
  544. And no, I don’t care what anyone was wearing
  545. The worst idea I’ve ever heard
  546. Once again, ladies and gentleman, the professionals at work
  547. Supporting the freedom-haters
  548. Why I’m glad I’m not a miner
  549. Say it some more, because that will make it true
  550. Music update - February 2006
  551. The Corporation
  552. Watching TV without having TV
  553. Google strikes again (2006)
  554. Belle & Sebastian – The Life Pursuit
  555. Touchy subject
  556. Take my ports. Please.
  557. NUTS!
  558. One year older than I was at this time last year
  559. Gaim 2.0 beta is surprisingly unannoying
  560. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory
  561. Lewis Black
  562. Uhhhhhhh...
  563. The Yes Men
  564. And again, my apologies
  565. I did it for you, Damien
  566. DRUNKEN CHENEY KILLS AGAIN!!!
  567. The site may be slow today
  568. Electronic mediocrity
  569. Maybe they are better off...
  570. Angry Dick strikes again
  571. Capote
  572. The gang that couldn’t shoot straight
  573. Why I don’t believe in a lot of stuff
  574. Wherein Pete despairs
  575. A long overdue return to an old favorite
  576. The Plame Name Blame Game Revisited (with pictures)
  577. Meanwhile, in TV Land...
  578. Hide your puppies
  579. I like VoIP
  580. From the “Oh, ya THINK?!” Dept:
  581. More good stuff (hopefully) from the Beeb
  582. The Monkey and the Sock Puppet, Part VI
  583. So, Mr. Attorney General—what questions will you answer?
  584. The hearings are on.
  585. Apples and oranges
  586. And in somewhat less serious news...
  587. Tune in tomorrow. For nothing.
  588. War in name only
  589. What? Something good from Cincinnati?
  590. Lookee here—I got me a domain!
  591. I will gladly pay you on Tuesday for a scandal today
  592. I suppose that’s one way of putting it
  593. Hooray for books I’ve never read
  594. The State of the Union (in Happy Happy Gumdrop Land)
  595. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!
  596. Flirting with the dark side
  597. Countdown to a big waste of time
  598. What if you had a demonstration and no one cared?
  599. When the hair was big and the booze flowed like water
  600. Weekend music update
  601. The New York Times finally throws down
  602. Today’s project
  603. What not to be looking for on a slow Friday afternoon
  604. The broken record continues to spin
  605. Long time, no music
  606. Yes, I’ve gotten sucked into Battlestar Galactica
  607. At least someone is putting up a fight
  608. More legal contortions
  609. More on Iran
  610. It’s not playing politics when we do it.
  611. Only 20 more hours to go
  612. Original intent
  613. And Iran, Iran so far away, Iran all night and day
  614. You say Alito, I say whatever
  615. Tick, tick, tick, tick
  616. I don’t want to live with the bears
  617. Quick TV update
  618. Still nowhere on the wiretapping
  619. Alas Kermit, we hardly knew ye
  620. Reading too much into The West Wing
  621. A question, sir...
  622. Blogging about blogging
  623. A few changes
  624. HOWTO: The Straw Man
  625. Year-end music round-up
  626. Again with the wire-tapping
  627. The Great Wire-Tapping Caper That Almost Was
  628. King Kong is a giant piece of shit
  629. I’m genuinely shocked
  630. If only we were this interested in our own elections
  631. Angry Dick
  632. The Fellowship of the Wardrobe
  633. Sorry for the delay
  634. The time grows near
  635. Site news - October 2005
  636. Quote of the Day
  637. Serenity
  638. Stop! You’re killin’ me
  639. I want something like War of the Worlds, but on TV
  640. Forensic Show #23
  641. It’s TV time again
  642. Nothing to see here
  643. Going from bad to worse to...
  644. The Return of the Puzzled Chimp
  645. Google Talk
  646. The Crummy Governor vs. the Worst Newspaper on Earth
  647. Liquid Television strikes back from beyond the grave
  648. Voting != Democracy
  649. He’s not lying
  650. Trying to maintain my sense of perspective
  651. The perfect album?
  652. Movies, movies, movies
  653. Yes, Becky, there really is a new post
  654. A bit of background
  655. Leaving, on a jet plane
  656. He also likes puppies and helps crippled children
  657. Consequences of spending two straight days in the rack room
  658. No one ever said beggars can’t be complainers
  659. Again with this story
  660. Music update - July 2005
  661. PLAME NAME BLAME GAME!
  662. Whither Rove?
  663. How quaint.
  664. Intellects vast and cool...
  665. and... They’re off!
  666. “I have a secret plan to win the war...”
  667. I’m back
  668. You say quagmire, I say... well... quagmire.
  669. Thank you, FARK
  670. ZOMBIES!
  671. On second thought...
  672. Worst... Interviewer... EVER.
  673. Not with a bang, but a whimper
  674. So it actually didn’t suck
  675. More on the filibuster debate
  676. YES!!
  677. Going nuclear/constitutional
  678. Worth a listen?
  679. Music update - May 2005)
  680. Well, at least it’s not wooden...
  681. Who would have guessed I’d make two posts about the National Weather Service in as many weeks?
  682. Because the government doesn’t have anything better to do...
  683. More on taxes
  684. Happy April 15th
  685. Normally, I welcome change, but...
  686. Long live the Death Tax
  687. Damn hell ass boobies (2005)
  688. Woohoo! It’s Windows Update day!
  689. Wherein Pete refuses to throw his lot in with the fanboys
  690. METAL!!!
  691. The Republicans step up their war on the judiciary
  692. This is the coolest thing EVER
  693. Your tax dollars at work - April 2004
  694. April Fools Day
  695. Groundhog Day, Part II
  696. The devil movies always get me.
  697. IM Annoyances
  698. Wherein Pete attempts to give Congressional Republicans the benefit of the doubt.
  699. What the hell?
  700. I suggest we start a pool...
  701. Drill, drill, drill!
  702. This is getting out of hand.
  703. I, for one, say “Woohoo!”
  704. the gates... THE GATES!!
  705. More “indecency”
  706. And again...
  707. Where have I heard this before?
  708. Anybody want gmail?
  709. Dirty, dirty titties
  710. It’s true because I say it’s true.
  711. Odds bodkins! It has failed again!
  712. One man’s Conservative...
  713. Google strikes again! (2005)
  714. wah-nah NAAHHH nah-nah
  715. More on the latest $80 billion circling the drain
  716. You just can’t write stuff this good.
  717. Argh, I say.
  718. A rose is a rose.
  719. I’d say good riddance, if only I didn’t fear something even worse
  720. Sorry...
  721. “Horse?” asked the Cart, “I don’t need no stinkin’ horse.”
  722. Amusement
  723. The bottom-end of 2004
  724. How Bush Won
  725. New Music
  726. Foolishness
  727. Good news, I think...
  728. The first of many, I’m sure...
  729. Numbers, numbers, numbers
  730. Remember that thing I said yesterday?
  731. We have answered your question, now please go away.
  732. Alright, we’ve fixed that problem. What’s next?
  733. Site news - November 2004
  734. A brief tale of political shenanigans
  735. More good web radio
  736. Another post-election site
  737. If we say it enough, that makes it true, right?
  738. Sorry, everybody
  739. What the hell *is* an activist judge, anyway?
  740. Apologies
  741. Nonsense
  742. Some new music
  743. Your argument is very convincing… if only it were not a tangled web of lies.
  744. The music is back online
  745. What is wrong with our culture, summed up in a single amusing anecdote
  746. Odds and Ends
  747. SCIENCE!
  748. Making a bad situation worse
  749. Derrida, Part II
  750. From the “It Couldn’t Happen To a Better Bunch of People” Dept.:
  751. The Faith-Based Presidency
  752. I am rather disgusted at the moment
  753. Two weeks, man… two weeks…
  754. It’s been fun, Linux, but I just don’t think this is going to work out.