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Armchair theorist, poet, and occasional IT manager, Sascha B. is equipped with a Master's Degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Texas, and is not afraid to use it. His work has been published by the University Press of America, Edwin Mellen Press, University of Texas Press, and a variety of small journals nationwide. He is also the proprietor and baker for 3141 Pie, of which you should eat many.

The Deal

I stopped blogging in 2013, when life overtook me. My father became ill and died shortly thereafter, and my mother was left with increasing dementia. I became the primary caregiver, and now orchestrate my mother's care and our family estate.

Now, I am coming up for air again.

Looking for the next book to read. All suggestions welcome.

My reading list is over here.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Why Herman Cain Might Be The GOP Nominee

In the words of Andrew Sullivan:
Perry is simply too dumb and lazy to be president. Romney too transparently opportunist for a purist party. Paul is disqualified because of foreign policy. Bachmann is a programmed bonkers-bot. Santorum is a frothy substance whose views of the world are frozen in place sometime around 1986. Gingrich is an asshole who could never win the presidency, and even those who like his permanent smirk/snarl understand that. Huntsman might as well be Al Sharpton, because of his views on climate change, gays and because of his working for Satan. No wonder Cain has a shot.
Thankfully, I suspect that winning the GOP nomination this election is a bit like winning 4th place in an Olympic medal competition: you might have done really well, but no one is going to give a damn the next day, and someone else is walking away with the gold. I have no qualms at all with Herman Cain walking away with 4th place. After the Sarah Palin as VP debacle, even a blowhard shallow-minded pizza CEO whose knowledge of global affairs and statecraft runs the gamut from A to B could be a step up.

Monday, October 24, 2011