With the President going all in to argue that his tax increase for the middle class is more important than protecting children from adult sexual predators, I would say that despite the recent polls that Moore retains the advantage based upon the stats and voting history described in this article.  Jones is up against entrenched patriarchy, particularly in evangelical culture where pursuit of young women for their “sexual purity” is even praised and defended with Biblical references.   The article does chart a winning path for Jones, but leaves out even another possibility – namely that some evangelical women will vote privately and quietly on behalf of their children.  This article suggests some movement in that direction.

Meanwhile, even more evidence to corroborate the claims of the nine victims.

Can Jones thread the needle?  Maybe.


Recycled Youth production, looks good!



Yes, there will be an appeal.  I was expecting the ruling, but it’s still great news!

If you were to ask for my second favorite cuisine I would be hard pressed to come up with an answer.  I love so many cuisines across the planet.  But my first choice would probably be Chinese dim sum.  I was introduced to it as a child when my parents took me to the Asia Gardens on Pacific Ave. in Chinatown – huge ball room where the women would come around with carts and we would point at what we wanted.  Everything was fresh out of the kitchen and it went quickly.  I love everything, but my two favorite items are the sticky rice steamed like tamales in the big leaves and the Chinese broccoli with oyster sauce.  I tend to avoid the fried items, though the taro rolls are really special.  I love all the items this guy eats, and the curried beef pastries, and the melon cakes, and chicken feet!  On my first visit they served duck feet, but now they’re hard to find.

Alas, I haven’t been to the Asia Gardens in years – now New Asia Gardens – the change of ownership/management/recipes led to a decline in quality from my point of view.

According to this video this restaurant is the oldest dim sum place in the U.S.

I also enjoy the Good Luck Bakery on Clement – “China Town West” as the Richmond District neighborhood is often called.

The latest in a long line of studies.

I don’t know, I see it as more than a “high schoolish prank.”  But I also don’t equate Franken’s act with those of  Trump or Moore.

“The treachery of demons is nothing compared to the betrayal of an angel.”

― Brenna YovanoffThe Space Between


This is the worst betrayal yet.  Even if there is room for some sort of misunderstanding with the kiss (which I doubt), the photo is bad enough on its own.  I’ll post links later when I have some time.

I’m glad she went to Jackie Speier, one of the few pols for whom I have near-absolute respect.  I’m glad it’s going to the Senate Ethics Committee, and if they recommend that he resign, he should resign.  I’m glad his fellow Democrats are giving him no quarter in this.

I tend to give the accusers the benefit of the doubt in these things.  I did with the Bill Clinton accusers.  I do with the 16 women who have accused the current President.

As Bill Maher said about the difference between liberals and conservatives on these issues, at least of late, “We arrest our alleged rapists.  They elect them.”

This is almost comical and I’m wondering if it’s just a prank. In any case, if it’s real, I’m really wondering how the meeting went where they decided to name their character “Bernie Bernstein.” They knew there was a Jewish guy who wrote for the Washington Post way back when Nixon was brought down. And the other “Jewish name” they know is Bernie. So, Bernie Bernstein. So, will it work on anyone?


Tomorrow night’s All Things Reconsidered will be split into two sections. Green Party leaders/former Presidential candidate Jill Stein will be on for the first half discussing her appearance at the upcoming Humboldt Cup as well as the state of politics as they are. In the second half we will talk with Andy Courtier, an author with local connections, about the new addition of his book The Abundance of Less – about an aspect of Japan’s counter-culture with some similarities to our own “back to the land” movement. Bob Froehlich will join me as we attempt to close out the KMUD pledge drive on the same evening.


A century ago on this date Suffragettes were tortured in prison. We were several months into America’s involvement in a war the President had pledged to avoid. Dissent was slapped down hard, even if it wasn’t directly war-related. Though the brutality against the Suffragettes wasn’t quite on the scale of what was happening to their sisters in Britain, it was pretty bad. The 19th Amendment was a few years away. It was a pretty dark time for the progressives of the era. Take heart.

Night of Terror.




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