Notes: Current Poll Surprising; Hacksaw Ridge; Stock Market

  Current Poll on Jumbotale I am running a poll on the site - first page of jumbotale.com. Just go to the site and please vote...

Understanding Rural America

With the election of President Elect Donald Trump earlier this week the predictable simple explanations of the unexpected result have begun to pour out...

The Wankerer in Turkey

There was a young fellow from Ankara Who was a terrific wankerer Till he sowed his wild oats With the help of a goat But he didn’t even...

Poll Results – Are the Best and Brightest Running for President?

Apparently not! The results of the last Jumbo Tale poll are in.  We had a very nice response rate from readers and yet 100% of...

The Trumpinator – Why Trump Is Winning

When Governor Schwarzenegger ran for governor in 2003 California was disgusted with mainstream politicians.  Schwarzenegger was able to use the circus of the Governor Gray...

Supreme Court Vacancy: Let’s Be Real

President Obama has nominated Judge Merrick Garland to the US Supreme Court.  By all accounts he is a fine person and a good jurist....

Notes: History & Middle East; Sanders In The Long Term

History and the Middle East I just finished The Fall of the Ottomans by Eugene Rogan, which chronicles the destruction of the Ottoman Turkish Empire in...

Notes: Colorado Caucus, Gates, Moses.

Colorado Caucus I am caucusing on Tuesday for Mrs. Clinton here in Boulder.  Looking forward to hearing from my fellow Democrats and attending my first...

Nazis, Politicians, and the Media

I know. You are not allowed to say that word and make a comparison to any events outside 1945.  Because you might offend someone. This...

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