Author Archives: Steve Maley

Everything I need to know about polls I learned in Junior High

It’s funny how some episodes from your past stick in your memory, while more significant ones don’t. In ninth grade, all students were asked to complete a written survey on the topic of alcohol and drugs. We were told that … Continue reading

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The Legend of the Dyspeptic Date

“That’s her. She’s the one.” Scott pointed to a picture of a girl named Rhonda in the freshman facebook. Before there was Facebook, every college had a freshman facebook. It was the last day of orientation, 1974. Scott was a … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Electoral College, Part I: Voter Eligibility

The Constitution of the United States specifies that the President be selected by electors, not by popular vote. Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number … Continue reading

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Dear Democrats: If my choice is between Elizabeth Warren and a cur dog for President in 2020, the cur dog gets my vote. This is why.

Elizabeth Warren has a plan to save capitalism, by Matthew Yglesias, Warren wants to create an Office of United States Corporations inside the Department of Commerce and require any corporation with revenue over $1 billion — only a few … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Monarchy and Pro Wrestling

On a recent trip across the pond, we shared conversation with a couple from the U.K. Fine folks, actually. We had toured sites of Christian history dating to the Middle Ages. The conversation turned to today’s low rate of church … Continue reading

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Belgian Malinois Owners Cry Foul as Bichon Flynn Nabs Best In Show

BRUSSELS (AKC) – Dog owners worldwide expressed outrage over the surprise victory of Flynn, a Bichon Frise, as Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Tuesday night. Indeed, Belgian Malinois owners seemed to take the news the hardest. In … Continue reading

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Tricky Dick and Me

The Friday before Election Day 1972, the Nixon campaign scheduled a last-minute whistle stop rally in a huge hangar at the Tulsa airport. It was my junior year; school let out early, so I hitched a ride home (I thought). … Continue reading

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Young Earth Creationism & Old Earth Geology

[Note: I made a comment on a blog thread at Perry Marshall’s website, Perry is the author of Evolution 2.0: Breaking the Deadlock Between Darwin and Design. He invited me to expand on my remarks relative to oil & gas exploration as applied … Continue reading

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Oil, Gas, and the Electoral College

An illustration from my profession, petroleum engineering, might shed some light on the Electoral College, and what the founders were trying to accomplish when they designed it. So please indulge me. Don’t sweat the details. I promise I’ll keep it … Continue reading

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Donald Trump, the Energy President?

This is an excerpt from a blog post I wrote after Obama’s 2012 State of the Union address (emphasis in original): I keep circling back to the central irony of the Obama Presidency: Obama could have been the Energy President. … Continue reading

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