How did President’s Trump language influence the El Paso shooter’s manifesto?

Trump Watch #18. Click for more. By: Patrick W. ZimmermanSome. They clearly draw from common sources, and the rise in white nationalist violence and activism in the last 4 years is indisputably linked to candidate-then-President Trump’s public embrace of racist ideology and public defense of white Americans faced with the prospect of a multinational America.  […]

Tofino Tasting: Random in-situ beer review #184725

By: Richard W. SharpWelcome to the first installment in our random series of beer reviews, written when the opportunity arises and as the occasion warrants.1 Opportunities like camping, fishing, cycling, hiking, or any form of sight seeing that makes you thirsty and lends itself to embellishment. We here at Principally Uncertain take it as a […]

Small town America does not have higher voter turnout than cities do.…except in the Northeast

By: Patrick W. ZimmermanWhich is just weird. “Middle America.” “Small town values.”  “Main Street.” These reified terms have been embodied in the political theatre of Town Hall meetings, the “retail politics” of Iowa and New Hampshire, and Plumbers named Joe.  In politico-talk, these stock phrases tend to be codes referencing the idea that rural America […]

EPL by the Numbers 2018-19: Match Week 38. City win title; Liverpool complete best second place finish ever

EPL by the Numbers 2018-19 #30. Click for more. By: Richard Van HeertumAnd then there were none … league matches for the 2018-18 season, that is. It was a largely anti-climactic conclusion to a barnstorming season, the relegation battle already over, armistice all but reached for the top four spots, and the best title race […]

EPL by the Numbers 2018-19: Match Week 35-7. Kompany to the rescue as City all but seal title; all four English sides to European finals

EPL by the Numbers 2018-19 #29. Click for more. By: Richard Van HeertumThe matches have been coming quick and fast, and it has thus been hard to find a point to stop and write this latest post. I decided after the Europa League semis was the best I could do. One must start with Liverpool, […]

Want more Stanley Cup OT?  Start cheering for more defense

By: Patrick W. ZimmermanSudden-death, multi-overtime hockey games are the best viewing in sports.  We’re going to take that as a prior because it is incontrovertible fact.  And it gets bonus points for no commercial breaks.  Go ahead, change the channel in double OT.  We dare you. If OT is the best, then, logically, we should […]

EPL by the Numbers 2018-19: Match Week 34-5. City can put the champagne on ice … as victories over Spurs and United all but seal title

EPL by the Numbers 2018-19 #28. Click for more. By: Richard Van HeertumLast Tuesday brought us a key matchup at the bottom of the table with Cardiff still alive, barely, after beating Brighton 2-0 at Falmer Stadium. After games last weekend and earlier this week, Brighton have now lost six of seven, with only a […]

EPL by the Numbers 2018-19: Match Week 33-34. Tiger roars Again … Liverpool pray for Tottenham and United’s help

EPL by the Numbers 2018-19 #27. Click for more. By: Richard Van HeertumAs has been the case for several weeks now, the weekend kicked off Friday night, with a hot Leicester hosting a Newcastle side that was still in the relegation fight. And “was” is probably the right verb tense here, as Newcastle won 1-0 […]

EPL by the Numbers 2018-19: Match Week 32-33 Liverpool back on top; Chelsea to third

EPL by the Numbers 2018-19 #26. Click for more. By: Richard Van HeertumThe midweek matches last week saw United take a step backwards (losing 2-1 at Wolves), City rise back to the top of the table for a couple of days after a 2-0 win over Cardiff, Tottenham finally win a match 2-0 over Crystal […]

Trump’s Twitter pulpit is slowly losing its effectiveness

Trump Watch #17. Click for more. By: Patrick W. ZimmermanTrump has taken to the Twitters with steadily increasing frequency over the course of his presidency, and people have noticed.. This represents the increasing importance of his ability to supply his superfans and his personal Yes Media the pure, unadulterated, unfiltered Truth of @realDonaldTrump. It’s not […]

The Insufferable Braculator models NCAA Women’s basketball, chapter 2: Concerning chalk

Bracketeering #19. Click for more. By: Richard W. SharpPull up a seat, it’s time for a chalk talk. We’re down to the Final Four and the Women’s NCAA Basketball Tournament, 2019 edition, has been… very predictable. In fact, the current leader among all of our benchmark brackets is chalk, by a nose. That might sound […]

EPL by the Numbers 2018-19: Match Week 32, Liverpool win late, Arsenal to third

EPL by the Numbers 2018-19 #25. Click for more. By: Richard Van HeertumMan City rose back to the apex of the league Saturday with a 2-0 victory over hapless Fulham. Huddersfield then lost 2-0 at Crystal Palace to become the first team to be relegated this season. Two other teams threatened with relegation won – […]