Another Democrat’s Campaign Finally Ends


Creepy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti has been convicted of extortion. This should put a definite end to his attempt to run for the Democratic nomination for President.

Alexandra Chalupa, who was involved in Avenatti’s abortive campaign effort in Iowa, was unavailable for comment.

The Winnowing Begins


It looks as if two or three of the Democrat vanity candidates have reached the end of their willingness to spend time and money running for President. Michael Bennet, Andrew Yang and, possibly, Tom Steyer are pulling the plug on their campaigns.

As I type this, Bernie is a bit ahead of Mayor Pete, but the two of them together have less than 50 percent of the votes. Biden is in fifth place and well on his way to losing the nomination as he did in 1988 and 2008.

I was considering putting another bag of popcorn in the microwave, but things are so close to proceeding exactly as I have foreseen that I think I’ll go to bed early tonight.

Meanwhile, in Dixville Notch …


… the New Hampshire town with the longest tradition of midnight voting has given the majority of its votes in today’s Democrat primary to a write-in candidate Michael Bloomberg.

BTW, Dixville Notch has a roughly 50/50 record of selecting the eventual winner of the Democrat’s nomination. Here are their previous winners who wound up failing to receive the nomination.

1968 Richard Nixon (I’m not making this up!)
1972 Edward Muskie
1984 Ernest Hollings
1988 Dick Gephart
2000 Bill Bradley
2016 Bernie Sanders

Well, we see how things go over the next few weeks and months.

The Art of Computer Programming


Slashdot reports that the Shadow app written for the Nevada caucus is also buggy and that the state’s Democrats have said that they will not use it.

Perhaps the Democrats would do better if they hired programmers who has demonstrated the ability to write functional software, especially phone//tablet apps.

Some Interesting (and Snarky) Questions


Jeff Dunetz has a post over at The Lid asking some questions about how things will go in the aftermath of the House Impeachment Hoax. This one’s my favorite.

When nasty Nancy ripped up the copy of the State of the Union Address, Speaker Pelosi broke the record for pettiness. Wouldn’t it be fun if, at next year’s SOTU, President Trump gave Pelosi the transcript of his speech on an iPad? I, for one, would love to see her struggle to break the screen when Trump’s speech was over.

Perhaps Shadow can create an app for that.

And the week isn’t over yet.