Mitt's new debate coach needs some truth serum

Mitt's new debate coach needs some truth serum
Seems his winning performance last night was littered with lies aka fibs
As for example - he actually has some Fanny and Freddie that are NOT in a blind trust 
That fact will come back to bite him because AP chased it down
He also lied or otherwise prevaricated about his participation in a slur ad
It did not come from his PAC and he approves of it in his own voice

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Governor's Pardons in Mississippi - An Evaluation

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Governor's Pardons in Mississippi - An Evaluation

Many Pardon Applicants Stressed Connection to Mississippi Governor - NYTimes.com:

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Pardoning has a quality of mercy. Nevertheless the fact is that the Governor's actions had a pattern of preference based on social and political relationships Therefore they seem tainted.

Some of the cases where pardons occurred resulted from a combination of hubris and chance - as in deaths due to drunk driving. The law metes out penalties deemed just by society. The habitual issuance of pardons is strained when, as in this case, there was a larger than normal number of pardons based on possibly skewed criteria.

It would be nice if all punishments were remedial. Today punishment is more retribution than remedy. And the use of pardons seems a frail means of changing things. With millions in jail growing old and presenting no danger to society, a robust campaign is in order.

Charles Sanders Peirce - A Collection of Threes

Threes contain monads and dyads

Triads for thought
Beat Binary
Triangles being infinitely expandable 

The first is the vague and undefinable reality
The second somehow modifies and adds to the first
The third brings the first and second to a point of action 
actuality manifestation hypothesis experiment 
Peirce's is a progressive evolutionary realistic philosophy


Possible triangles, as 

1 Quality

2 Relation              3  Representation



Indices      Symbols



Propositions       Arguments


Hypothesis (Abduction)

Induction                     Deduction 



Object         Interpretant


Speculative Grammar

Critic              Methodeutic



Normative Science       Metaphysics



Ethics               Logic



Sense of reaction         Sense of generalization



Matter             Evolution



Law              Habit-taking



Secondness          Thirdness



Brute Actuality   The sign's soul

(Possible triangles drawn from Brent, Charles Sanders Peirce, (1993) 331-332


Here is a list of the triads in seqoential lines

1 Quality 2 Relation 3  Representation
Icons  Indices Symbols
Terms Propositions Arguments
Hypothesis (Abduction)  Induction  Deduction 
Sign  Object  Interpretant
Speculative Grammar Critic  Methodeutic
Phenomenology  Normative Science  Metaphysics
Aesthetics  Ethics Logic
Feeling-qualities  Sense of reaction  Sense of generalization
Mind  Matter Evolution
Chance  Law Habit-taking
Firstness  Secondness Thirdness
Idea  Brute Actuality The sign's soul

And as firsts, seconds and thirds.


Quality, Icons, Terms, Hypothesis (Abduction). Sign, Speculative grammar, Phenomenology, Aesthetics, Feeling-qualities, Mind, Chance, Firstness, Idea


Relation, Indices, Propositions, Induction, Object, Critic, Normative Science, Ethics, Sense of reaction, Matter, Law, Secondness, Actuality

Representation, Symbols, Arguments, Deduction, Interpretant, Methodeutic, Metaphysics, Logic, Sense of generalization, Evolution, Habit-taking, Thirdness, The sign's soul


In some respects this last is the most useful as it easily enables one to select firsts, seconds and thirds in any order - for example Sign, Proposition, Generalization or Aesthetics, Actuality, Habit-taking. Each cluster suggests firstness, secondness and thirdness. 

Mitch Daniels makes Mitt look manic

Jobs, Jobs and Cars - NYTimes.com:

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Mitch Daniels turned out to be yet another GOP State of The Union Reply Failure. He did it by getting his basic facts entirely wrong. He cast Steve Jobs as someone who had created more jobs than the President without observing that Jobs had led industry in moving jobs out of the U. S. Apple has 43,000 employees in America and 700,000 workers somewhere else. That didn't stop Mitch. I must confess I could not watch the speech. It was terminally boring. I watched it long enough to conclude that if the GOP wants him to be the nominee, bring him on. He makes Mitt look manic. Oh, and he was a W budget director. That is a wonderful credit. Maybe he crafted the reason why we are broke.

Another sensible Obama move

Obama to Link Aid for Colleges to Affordability - NYTimes.com: "President Obama is proposing a financial aid overhaul that for the first time would tie colleges’ eligibility for campus-based aid programs — Perkins loans, work-study jobs and supplemental grants for low-income students — to the institutions’ success in improving affordability and value for students, administration officials said."

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Another sensible Obama move
The President appears to have his groove
While GOP sorts fuss and fight
Obama wins the day by doing right

Newt More or Less Stepped in It

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Last night was Newt's first serious come uppance
He was stopped in his tracks by Mitt's retort
A joyous media is dancing on Newt's grave
It seems a blind trust functions as a last resort

John Lennon John Sinclair Video 1971

John Lennon John Sinclair Video 1971

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Limning the suburbs in words video

Devinull Poetry Archive 13- Suburb Speak - YouTube: "You are an arrogant ponce. Your verse clearly shows that you are full of yourself and rather pleased with yourself. It also clearly shows you looking down your nose at "normal" people. You have a moronic accent that doesn't belong to any geographical location on earth, hair styled by a retarded chimpanzee and a fat lethargic body bought in McDonalds. You are clearly intelligent, but your "poetry" doesn't convey that, your "poetry" conveys a smarmy, silver spoon fed arrogance and disdain!
fearthepriest71 3 years ago

You see, this goes to show the wide gulf of perceptions. In my mind I considered this a very subtle meditation on my life within the suburbs, and on learning to disregard the petty asshole and the material anxieties of suburban living. It's meant to go from hatred and a contempt to a tone of 'wait, why am I hating these people so much'? My hair is unmanageably curly (even for my retarded chimpanzee hairdresser, much as he tries), and I am an incorrigible glutton. So how can I improve this poem?
Devinul 3 years ago"

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Arcade Fire, Suburbs, Sonic Youth, Subtle Fusion, Spotify Playlist

Spotify Playlist Sprawl


Arcade Fire and others comment on the pervasiveness of sprawl and attendant evils.

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How President Obama Trumps Romney on Capitalism

Revised May Day, 2012

Romney's defect - he is the face of non-productive, inequitable capitalism. Obama takes up the mantle of productive American capitalism.

Romney faces backward - the terms grass roots, beyond oil and cyber mean nothing to him but to the President they would suggest a coming time of government-stimulated experimentation, building, testing, creating. The very things Braudel saw as the most dynamic aspects of capitalism.

On this May Day, let us concede that capitalism is a fact. It can either manifest new genius and new productivity or sit there after long years of domination and kill us.

Romney represents the conservative, retrograde form of death-dealing capitalism which the Kochs embody.  Obama represents the not-yet sclerotic, not-yet effective force of the Nascent Next Thing.

The Nascent Next Thing is a creative reinvention of life, of local existence.  It is recovering face to face, reclaiming and enhancing public space,  creating local scenes that work. It is growing independence of the automobile, the strip city, the current structures of business, education, recreation, health.  It is the creation of cyber-community. Uncharted Territory. The new New Frontier. 

Make no mistake. Obama is probably more a capitalist than Romney. Romney is a plutocrat, a hapless oligarch. Obama stands at Nags Head with Wilbur and Orville looking for something that flies. That Obama genuinely cares about the well-being of all is a plus. That Romney has no sense of the all - that he is binary through and through - marks him as bad news. He's a Manichean conservative capitalist of the Koch variety. 

We should prefer Obama. We should prefer the freedom we feel when we are not having to dream of Romney in the White House, chipping away at our already limited ability to do more than sit there, waiting for the ax to fall.   

Perhaps "Fregean Revolution" needs some revision

Abstract. The historiography of logic conceives of a Fregean revolution in which modern mathematical logic (also called symbolic logic) has replaced Aristotelian logic. The preeminent expositors of this conception are Jean van Heijenoort (1912–1986) and Donald Angus Gillies. The innovations and characteristics that comprise mathematical logic and distinguish it from Aristotelian logic, according to this conception, created ex nihlo by Gottlob Frege (1848–1925) in his Begriffsschrift of 1879, and with Bertrand Russell (1872–1970) as its chief This position likewise understands the algebraic logic of Augustus De Morgan (1806–1871), George Boole (1815–1864), Charles Sanders Peirce (1838–1914), and Ernst Schröder (1841–1902) as belonging to the Aristotelian tradition. The “Booleans” are understood, from this vantage point, to merely have rewritten Aristotelian syllogistic in algebraic guise.

The most detailed listing and elaboration of Frege’s innovations, and the characteristics that distinguish mathematical logic from Aristotelian logic, were set forth by van Heijenoort. I consider each of the elements of van Heijenoort’s list and note the extent to which Peirce had also developed each of these aspects of logic. I also consider the extent to which Peirce and Frege were aware of, and may have influenced, one another’s logical writings. Thus, the work in logic of Charles Peirce is surveyed in light of the characteristics enumerated by historian of logic J. van Heijenoort as defining the original innovations in logic of Frege and which together are said to be the basis of what has come to be called the “Fregean revolution” in logic and which are said to constitute the elements of Frege’s Begriffsschrift of 1879 as the “founding” document of modern logic. - Irving Anellis

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