Typepad has been under something called a DDoS attack for the past week which is why this blog, and many others, have been temporarily down. Finally, it's back up.
I haven't had much to say about politics recently because I find the political condition of the country to be inordinately depressing. We're in a dirty and ugly place, a cesspool of ignorance and fear, made worse by denial and willful stupidity.
While significant numbers of people have their knickers in a knot over who can marry whom, and who can smoke what, the 1%-ers are locking up their control of power in this country, and the condition of the world is on a trajectory of environmental catastrophe.
Sometimes the absurd is so absurd, there's no way to comment.