Wednesday, September 26, 2018

A word from the author (UPDATED)

Posting may be sporadic until or unless I can come up with the money to get the internet turned back on. Just a heads up.
I'll try to schedule posts if I can get to a hotspot.

I'm back. For now. Things aren't going well, financially. That's not news. Donations and subscriptions are down to about half what they were just a few years ago. Either the economy is tanking, or my value is declining. It is what it is, and I'll keep looking for new sources of income-- so far, nothing has clicked.

Again, I'll beg: if you use Medium, PLEASE "clap" for my posts there. Just a few claps gets me enough money to help me out-- and each post can be clapped for, by each individual, 50 times. But no one claps. I got 2 cents from Medium last month. Yes, the site is wildly leftist. If my posts there would get a little notice, maybe that could shift a little. If not, at least it would help me out monetarily


Hard to believe in 'accusation market'

(My Eastern New Mexico News column for September 26, 2018)

I don't want to be cynical, but the emergence of a market in politically convenient accusations of sexual misconduct, made at just the right moment, is making me cynical.

It's as though people collect and save these accusations in hopes that someday the person they are prepared to accuse will seek a political position, when the accusation can be whipped out, shined up, and presented as a tactic to derail the ambition. If the accuser and accused support different wings of the political vulture, the rest...

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