Steven L. Taylor
Sunday, May 21, 2023
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective.
He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog).
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Can’t believe I’m the firstest here, but happy Sunday, one and all!
Huh. The page says there is a comment here. Damned if I can see it. I wonder if it will appear after I post this?
eta: Nope, but now it says there are 2 comments.
Gee, what could possibly go wrong?
A good interview: Melissa McCarthy: ‘I spend a lot of my work shredding people’
I love MM, her work has been a little uneven at times but I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything of hers that didn’t give me at least a few chuckles. This bit from the article cracked me up:
It was f’n hilarious Spicer.
Says the guy who was on Dancing with the Stars.
@OzarkHillbilly: Ironically, Luddite’s “first” post got moderated for whatever reason. Those show up on the counter but not the site unless released.
@James Joyner: Ah, that makes sense… I guess. 😉 I can never do tech, that’s what my wife is for. Well, that and the plumbing.
Too f’n funny:
Apparently he got penalized a stroke because the law of gravity took his side. Golf is weird. I had no idea they have a shot clock.
I think my wife would kill me if I referred to her special parts as plumbing.
@steve: So would mine, but I’m talking about toilets and sinks and pipes etc etc etc.
Get your mind out of the gutter. 🙂
Probably not a good idea to question the technology of the site.
Steve is a medical professional; he thinks of everything in terms of bodily parts.
Oh ho! The games afoot! My response to being moderated has been sent to detention. Wheeeee!
@Flat Earth Luddite:..My response to being moderated has been sent to detention.
Sunday detention is the worst. It means you go straight to hell and miss Sunday dinner.
Dammit, teach! Er, I mean, guess I’ll just sit here on the back porch with my coffee and leftovers from dinner. Mmm, pie!
A melancholy day for me today. My nephew, the one who died in an auto accident at the end of last September, would have been 16 today.
A virtual hug for you.
Weather has taken a turn for the better over the last two weeks after a rather cold wet early spring.
The plants in the garden have just erupted since the start of May.
(Weeds in particular. Do you have couch grass and creeping buttercup in the US? If not would you like some? ’cause I’ve got plenty to spare.)
Today was “Finished Planting Out the Sweetcorn Day” in the JohnSF veg patch
About a fortnight later than last year, I think.
Thanks so much. I appreciate it.
Also in UK: Sinn Fein continue to advance towards being politically dominant in Northern Ireland.
After last weeks NI local election results were declared yesterday, (roughly equivalent to counties in the US, sort of) they are now the largest party in local government there.
Sinn Feiin: 143 (+39)
DUP: 122 (no change)
Alliance: 67 (+14)
UUP: 54 (-21)
SDLP: 39 (-20)
Howdy from the Peabody Hotel in Memphia, TN.
Memphis has damn good BBQ.
That is all.