Third Party & Independents Archives

Election Eve - There Are No Safe Spaces

Sorry hysterical Yale students, there are no safe spaces anymore in America. As the most divisive election campaign comes to a close … Wait. No. If you think the divisiveness that has characterized this election campaign is going to magically evaporate in the faded late-autumn chill on Wednesday morning, you are in for a surprise.

But of course, you're not at all surprised at the possibility that the partisan divisions - and the confrontations in general - will linger, and even thrive, whoever wins this election on Tuesday night. You're just exhausted, and probably irritated. And maybe angry at the other side as well. Often really angry.

But these are times in which even pollsters, yes pollsters, go at each other with full-frontal raging obscenities. As in Nate Silver ripping into HuffPost's Ryan Grim, in a series of angry tweets. Over methodology used in polling at FiveThirthyEight compared with HuffPost's. F-bombs dropped repeatedly over how samples and respondents and trend lines are cobbled together to make a working statistical model. And it's hard not to get sucked into their exchange. (I'm completely with Nate btw, who has built a reputation for himself as a credible pollster).

Why? Because it seems that HuffPost's polling is biased and lacks credibility and their needling of fivethirtyeight deserved Nate Silver's contempt. But would any of us had such strong reactions to polling methodology a few electoral cycles ago?

America is fractured, and the fault lines have first been cultural well before they then became political. And much has to do with the progressive movements steady march into every aspect of an individual or a family's heretofore private life. When the personal becomes political - all of the personal, any aspect of personal behavior you can think of - then safe spaces vanish. Real safe spaces, ones where you have the freedom to pursue your life as you see fit. Ones that exist within a shared cultural framework. Not a monolithic cultural world. Which has never existed in America. But a generally agreed upon framework for existing. An agreed upon social contract.

Everything is litigated nowadays. Relations between government agencies for example. So now that the FBI has concluded that the new batch of emails do not provide any reason for them to change their earlier conclusion of an absence of behavior that could successfully be prosecuted, what does the State Department do bright and early Monday morning? They tell the court where the FOIA lawsuit launched by Judicial Watch is being held, that they will need 5 years to thoroughly review the 31,000 pages of emails recovered by the FBI. Ha ha. Ha ha.

From pollsters slugging it out, to emails being slow-walked by State, to media collaborating with campaigns, both campaigns, on a nasty personal level that leaves most of us uncomfortable, partisan politics is stretching trust in America and her institutions to the limits. This is not 1860, of course. Or even 1932, at least not yet. But the genius of the founding father's framework is being tested yet again. America will survive, and yes prosper, yet again. We just don't know the details quite yet. Including how long it will take for trust to be rebuilt in America.

Posted by AllardK at November 7, 2016 6:45 PM
Comment #409673

I grew up trusting our national government and its numerous agencies and departments. I responded to my nation’s draft call for military service rather than find a loophole or flee to Canada. I have never NOT filed my income tax forms. I have no criminal record. I have voted in every election since I became old enough to vote.

Slowly and consistently my trust eroded away. It wasn’t a massive fault line, but small cracks appearing with ever more regularity.

I found my patriotism and religious beliefs challenged on the public square. I found my trust in the press evaporating as it became politicized. As the voices of hate and anger, demanding largess and special treatment grew to a crescendo, I found government listening to the mob rather than the voice of reason, restraint and historical precedence.

Families, the basic building block of nations and civilization itself were being dismantled with the aid and encouragement of government. Education was similarly bastardized with the introduction of national standards designed to equalize achievement to its lowest denominator.

Excellence in performance is now trumped by seniority or discouraged as demeaning to others. We hand out trophies to our children that simply reward participation.

Institutions of higher learning are no longer laboratories of free thought as the liberalization of faculty demand compliance with politically correct thinking. We now have a huge number of able bodied citizens who find no disgrace in living off the work of others.

The morality of the nation has sunk to levels beyond my comprehension.

My voice will no doubt soon be silenced.

Posted by: Royal Flush at November 7, 2016 7:28 PM
Comment #409681

I often wonder if public education started out as mandatory. Was it put to the people as a benefit paid for by the public to better educate the community’s children? You know, like how Social Security was insurance paid for by the rich, or floating the idea of free healthcare to promote Obamacare?

Before the 16th and 17th amendments were passed nobody cared about the federal government. It didn’t affect them individually. It was that way from the beginning. We could have got to this point without conceding the individual’s right to own property to the federal government.

I believe our current situation is caused directly by the 16th and 17th amendments. Their accumulated effects have sold the common worker into slavery and servitude. The fruits of their labor are taken from them before they even receive it. And then, they beg for it back by surrendering their 5th amendment right to not incriminate themselves and their 4th amendment right to be secure in their papers. The federal government thanks them for being poor by paying them with an earned income credit.

The cumulative effects of the 16th and 17th amendments have us all looking to less than 600 people to solve our nation’s problems. That’s an impossible expectation. One that insists we lie to ourselves attempting to make it work.

Posted by: Weary Willie at November 7, 2016 9:40 PM
Comment #409686

I’ve heard that many people are buying food to store…
Thank you for sharing the post.

Posted by: dog breeds at November 8, 2016 4:30 AM
Comment #409712

Thanks for the Pat Caddell link dbs. Very interesting and informative.

Posted by: Royal Flush at November 8, 2016 2:34 PM
Comment #409742

Well, now there are no safe spaces for you guys either. It’s not just opinion anymore, or red meat sloganeering. Now you have to make good on all your bull****. That would be most entertaining to watch, if it weren’t for the collateral damage.

Posted by: Stephen Daugherty at November 9, 2016 7:55 AM
Comment #412031

Pretty good post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts. Any way I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon.

Posted by: happy wheels at January 9, 2017 2:54 AM
Comment #413028

We have every single cheat code for the game guaranteed. cheats have long been a part of the gta series and are exactly. this is our stance and further information on gta online cheats.

Posted by: gta 5 online money generator at February 8, 2017 5:38 AM
Comment #413076

Your site is truly cool and this is an incredible rousing article. Much thanks to you to such an extent.

Posted by: Axis Customer Care at February 9, 2017 9:37 PM
Comment #417640

Hina Sharma is top rated girls in UAE. You just need to make one search on the online platform and you will certainly come across hundreds of websites that are offering you with the service of Escorts in UAE.

Posted by: Hina at June 27, 2017 6:34 AM
Comment #417653

We provide escorts services in UAE. We provide top escort model from all over the world. Our models are experienced,youthfull,skilled,instructed and delightfull. They know how to satisfy thier clients.

Posted by: Indian Escorts in Bur Dubai at June 27, 2017 11:59 AM
Comment #417789

We are Abu Dhabi Escorts who bring the young female staff every month. The gentleman needs some new excitement in their life that is why they intend to visit Abu Dhabi Escorts. Our lady staff is the trend-setting service provider in Abu Dhabi, we bring some new stuff time to time, that keep our clients excited which make them come to us again and again.

Posted by: Abu Dhabi Escorts at July 4, 2017 8:36 AM
Comment #418256

London Lollipop Escorts service provides thier services in three ways of calls such as in-house call, out-house call and using the our place. We provide plaesure to the customers. We ensure our customers that the place us they are selecting is safe and away from any problem. The choice of girls from our website is huge. Each girl has different fee. Our Girls come from all over the world. They also have special talents such as massaging, dancing etc.

Posted by: Escorts Agency in London at July 16, 2017 8:01 AM
Comment #419326

Dubai Dolly is well known and most advanced escorts agency. Our girls attract many people from different parts of the world. We provide many escorts of different ages who love to works according to customers. Our girls can’t get a match in terms of looks, figures, physiques, and breasts. Book our Indian escorts for enjoying the life.

Posted by: Dolly Escorts at August 12, 2017 10:52 AM
Comment #419710

I have a similar opinion to you. Thanks for expressing yourselves in this matter.

Posted by: zoofast at September 7, 2017 11:54 AM
Comment #419891

Welcome to Top Vip Escorts website of Indian Escorts in Dubai. We are thankfull that you have taken out precious time from your life to visit our site and one thing that we can surely guarantee that our girls did not disappointed in any way. We are a group of professionals girls who are connected with the distinctive part of this industry and that is the reason we our Pakistani Escorts in Dubai know the hook and nook of the industry. Our Top Escorts in Dubai use that knowledge to make sure that we are creating a platform for you that helps you in making sure that you are getting nothing less than the best Pakistani Escorts in Dubai. So, ready to go on a joy ride with our girls.

Posted by: Upcoming escorts in Dubai. at September 16, 2017 11:33 AM
Comment #419911

If you are looking for the hottest Indian and Pakistani escorts in Dubai, then you have reached your right destination. Mirchiescorts are one of the best escorts agencies in Dubai who serves cute, stunning, sexy and sizzling escorts services to the people who want to pay for an unforgettable journey to the world of sexuality.

Posted by: Escorts in Dubai at September 17, 2017 1:02 AM
Comment #420231

A warm welcome from best1dubaiescorts girls to our future customers. Our Pakistani Escorts in Dubai provide a very high level service that you will thoroughly enjoy. Every one of the escorts girls that you see on this site is over 18 years old and they are accessible for either outcall or incall escorts services in Dubai at a very cheap reat. We generally continue extending our display and adding new young ladies to our escorts agency.

Posted by: Pakistani Escorts at September 29, 2017 12:30 AM
Comment #420562

We open our arm to warm welcome through our Escorts in Pakistan agency but before we go long, let’s take a walk down and see our girls. You are in our Pakistani Girls website where you will know about the Girls escorts who will introduced you to such world of pleasure that you thought never existed before visit us. Our Lahore Girls are from all over the world and trained in the art of seduction and satisfaction that helps you in enjoying a new form of sexual pleasure.

Posted by: Escorts in Pakistan at October 10, 2017 11:24 AM
Comment #420741

Welcome to Pakistani Escorts website and we believe that we will have a long association with our customers. At, our customers find the very sexy Pakistani escorts who are here to offer the most exciting journey and experience to their customers. Our Pakistani Girl have a great variety of beautifull girls who can satisfy all the cravings of the clients. We always hire pakistani girls on the basis of their intelligence, sexual appearance, beauty, attractiveness and friendly nature. We are here to provide the luxurious and satisfying experience to our clients at any cost. Our client’s portfolio consists of Actress,ministers, businessmen, TV actor,local people and many more. These girls have the experience to deal with all kinds of customers. So, it doesn’t matter from which category you are from, we will provide Pakistani call girls that can satisfy you with all the possible erotic techniques, art and poses.

Posted by: Call Girls in Sialkot at October 17, 2017 6:24 AM
Comment #421046

The knowledge you share really changes me in life, I sincerely thank you for the things you have done, sure your blog will help more people.

Posted by: Learn to fly at October 27, 2017 2:50 AM
Comment #421051


Posted by: gmail email login at October 27, 2017 6:11 AM
Comment #421052

I was just looking for the last time. Thanks for the description!

Posted by: kajj88 at October 27, 2017 7:34 AM
Comment #421578

This is a great blog, I really like to read it.

Posted by: Imprumut online at November 14, 2017 6:09 PM
Comment #421852

Very Nice Post

Posted by: Pakistani Escorts In Dubai at November 21, 2017 6:44 AM
Comment #421956

Our wonderful Escort assistance in Native Indian contains first-class excellent the best great high quality of as well as mature females. We provide then real pictures of our females Escorts on our website to the customers can use. All of our Escorts are extremely certified and well were. Our Escorts come from a well-known background and withstand an elegant way of life when they are not at work.

Posted by: Indian Escorts Dubai at November 27, 2017 8:05 AM
Comment #422302

Real safe spaces, ones where you have the freedom to pursue your life as you see fit. Ones that exist within a shared cultural framework.

Posted by: no deposit bonus at December 10, 2017 3:52 PM
Comment #422303

Relations between government agencies for example. So now that the FBI has concluded that the new batch of emails do not provide any reason for them to change their earlier conclusion of an absence of behavior that could successfully be prosecuted, what does the State Department do bright and early Monday morning?

Posted by: no deposit bonus codes at December 10, 2017 3:55 PM
Comment #422379

A hyge Welcome form Paki Babes one of the best award winning escorts agencies. We are known for serving high-class service in Lahore, Islamabad and many more. Our Pakistani call girls are sexy and beautifull. The Paki Babes are committed themselves protecting privacy of clients. Our agency hire only professional girls for customers.

Posted by: Pakistani Call Girls at December 13, 2017 9:22 AM
Comment #422417

The Karachiescorts69 girls are the best girls in Industry. Our Each girls has a different body type. Our Karachi Escorts are willing to give you the best service. Every girls of our team will satisfy you on everything.

Posted by: Escorts in Karachi at December 15, 2017 9:25 AM
Comment #422491

Indian Angels are an exclusive international high class escort agency and gentleman’s companion club with special attention to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and many more. Read, relax and enjoy your time on our site offering a classy, full-service of the most exquisite quality. We believe an intellectually inspiring conversation can elate as much as any physical interaction and we would love to share this experience with you. Indian Angels is a high-class agency for travel, business, boat parties and more with cultivated, genteel ladies.

Posted by: Indian Escorts in Dubai at December 18, 2017 11:40 AM
Comment #422816

Whenever you visit Pakistan in life you must book our Karachi Escorts. Our girls will provide you with better service than us. Our collection of girls are best and skills will make you happy. Our Karachi Call Girls are the best and elite ones which makes you happy.

Posted by: Best Escorts in Karachi at December 30, 2017 11:48 AM
Comment #422821

The Lahore Escorts aim is to provide finest service to the customers. All the girls in our company are 18 years or more. The Lahore Call Girls are not only from the beautiful land of Pakaistan. You can select our girls from our website, mail us and you can also book our Girls in Lahore on call.

Posted by: Sexy girls in Lahore at December 31, 2017 10:34 AM
Comment #422866

Welcome to our escorts agency we vow to provide best escorts in Pakistan. We are the no-1 provider of Pakistan Escorts. Our girls are fully specialize in several arts such as exotic dancing, body massage and many more. Our ladies are affordable but not are cheap. The prices of our girls very easily afford.

Posted by: Islamabad Call Girls at January 2, 2018 8:35 AM
Comment #423144

amazing writing. thanks.

Posted by: black panther stream at January 11, 2018 3:40 AM
Comment #423399

Thanks for sharing

Posted by: send flowers to Norway online at January 18, 2018 3:42 AM
Comment #423404

Create tiaa cref account. You can follow this guide while signing to tiaa cref. tiaa cref login using your windows or mac pc. You can also login to your account with mobile app or mobile web browser. Tiaa cref sign up steps and sign in guides.

Posted by: tiaa cref at January 18, 2018 7:15 AM
Comment #423495

Thanks for writing this

Posted by: Instant Approval Article Submission Sites List at January 20, 2018 4:52 AM
Comment #423760

I feel it interesting, your post gave me a new perspective! I have read many other articles about the same topic, but your article convinced me! Thanks your share!

Posted by: vex 3 at January 27, 2018 1:47 AM
Comment #423905

It is easy to understand, detailed and meticulous! I have had a lot of harvest after watching this article from you! I feel it interesting, your post gave me a new perspective! I have read many other articles about the same topic, but your article convinced me! I hope you continue to have high quality articles like this to share with veryone!
usps tracking

Posted by: slither io at January 31, 2018 4:00 AM
Comment #424132

Welcome to our escorts agency we vow to provide best escorts in Pakistan. We are the no-1 provider of Pakistan Escorts. Our girls are fully specialize in several arts such as exotic dancing,

Posted by: Avriq at February 7, 2018 5:00 PM
Comment #424133

Thanks for sharing

Posted by: Avriq at February 7, 2018 5:05 PM
Comment #424411

Muscatpussycat is the place for most beautifull girls which will provide you internal satisfaction. Our Oman Escorts girls know how to satisfy the crawings of thier customers and make fully happy with thier service. We also provide Pakistani Escorts in Muscat which are fully trained in thier work. If you seeking some enjoyment you can book Call Girls in Oman.

Posted by: Escorts Service in Muscat at February 16, 2018 8:19 AM
Comment #424465

Muscatbabes are the top girls provider in Muscat and we deals with specail high class genlemen. Our Call Girls in Muscat team, will fullfill the deep desires of the customers. The Muscat Call Girls perform in manner which our customers decide. Our esscorts girls are from respactable background. Our Muscat Call Girls are known for thier sexy bodies, beautifull faces, killer look, attitude and many more.

Posted by: Muscat Escorts at February 17, 2018 10:38 AM
Comment #425348

Absolutely fantastic posting! I would like to say thank you for the amazing details

Posted by: braintree at March 13, 2018 12:03 PM
Post a comment