So, having been completely bullied into this by our own beloved Roving Reporter, the one and only Rosalind, here we go. Okay, the most “urgent” thing this weekend is the conference championships and seeding in the NCAA. Yes, the football playoff thing, the latest variation anyway, is supremely important. Or not. As much as the […]
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Bmaz is a rather large saguaro cactus in the Southwestern Sonoran desert. A lover of the Constitution, law, family, sports, food and spirits. As you might imagine, a bit prickly occasionally. Bmaz has attended all three state universities in Arizona, with both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Arizona State University, and with significant post-graduate work (in physics and organic chemistry, go figure) at both the University of Colorado in Boulder and the University of Arizona. Married, with both a lovely child and a giant Sasquatch dog. Bmaz has been a participant on the internet since the early 2000’s, including active participation in the precursor to Emptywheel, The Next Hurrah. Formally joined the Emptywheel blog as an original contributing member at its founding in 2007. Bmaz grew up around politics, education, sports and, most significantly, cars; notably around Formula One racing and Concours de Elegance automobile restoration and showing. Currently lives in the Cactus Patch with his lovely wife and beast of a dog, and practices both criminal and civil trial law.
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Yes, there is real harm that can come from the Jill Stein recount scam. It is an unhelpful sideshow to legitimate vote protection concerns.
Welp, I am still wearing sweat pants because I am not sure any other pants fit again yet. Hope you all had a lot of good food, fun and family over the last few days too. So, how about some abbreviated Trash to round out the weekend? First on the agenda, the Abu Dhabi Grand […]
Jill Stein was a self serving quack vanity candidate from the start, now she is dragging desperate regular Dems into her bogus grift.
Happy Thanksgiving denizens of the Wheelhouse. This is, by my groggy count, our tenth together as the Emptywheel Blog. The first five were at Firedoglake, and the last five here as a standalone. All of the contributors here – Marcy, bmaz, Rayne, Jim White, Ed “Masaccio” Walker, and our special assignment Roving Reporter Rosalind – […]
Week 11 of the National Goodell League is upon us. Once again there was little of interest in the student athlete part of football, but I will summarize briefly. In the NCAA, Houston unceremoniously dumped the once darling of big conference outsiders, Louisville, and did so before Saturday. So, that is over. The always mighty […]
Once upon a time, Mitt Romney exiled his dog, Seamus, to the roof of the family station wagon. Now Trump has Mittens tied to the roof like a dog.
Well here we are in the fifth day past the stunning election. That maybe was not that stunning at all. I don’t necessarily have anything to add at this point. Success has many fathers, and failure is an orphan. Right now there are a lot of fathers jockeying for power around Trump, and a hell […]
Will Rogers very famously said: “I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat.” That was made sometime in the 1930’s I think, but it is enduringly true. So, where will the Democratic party go now that they have had their ass handed to them by Trump? Who will lead […]
The Cubs winning the World Series in the middle of the 2016 election shitstorm is a welcome thing. We are all long suffering Cubs fans at this point, waiting for the insane drought to be over.