While I haven’t been paying a lot of attention, this looks about right, at least from a policy standpoint. (The numbers are how many questions out of 20 I agree with the candidate on.)

Candidates with Warren at the top and Biden at the bottom

You can take the quiz at the Washington Post.

Ranking on a “would I feel good about voting for them?” scale have the same top and bottom results, the rest would be shuffled to varying degrees.

Ranked on a “would I vote for them if they were the nominee?” scale, they’d all be in the number one spot. Because while some are more in line with my personal beliefs than others, the priority is getting Trump out, and the top of the ticket vote needs to be a strategic vote to get Trump out of office, not an idealistic vote to “send a message”.

Since I’ll hit 20 years of blogging this November, this year I’m posting a daily list of anything I published on this day in the past. Here are my past posts for January 15…

There are 20 posts previously published on January 15th

  • 2018
    • An Open Letter: I’m a Liberal An open letter to those who don't know me yet, or have just met me recently enough that my not-at-all-closeted political leanings have not yet become blindingly obvious: I'm a liberal, and a pretty far left-leaning liberal that that.
  • 2017
    • Book six of 2017: March, Book 2, by John Lewis. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    • Book five of 2017: March, Book 1, by John Lewis. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    • Had to go back to the store anyway, so we tried again, and went 7/7, no dupes, and got Harley… so we’re calling this set of #Lego #batman minifigs done enough for us.
    • Made our first run at #Lego #Batman minifig blind bags, and scored 8/10 (2 duplicates). Still hoping to find Harley, but don’t want too many more doubles, so we’ll see how it goes.
  • 2016
    • 5pm on Friday before a 3-day weekend. Doc Ock and Spider-Man say it’s time to go home. Sounds good to me! (15/366)
    • This…phone…was found in my building with this note and turned in to me. I think someone is confused. #notaphone
  • 2015
    • It started snowing, so I took a short break for a quick walk outside. :)
  • 2014
    • The day is done! And that bright spot on the horizon isn’t a streetlight, but a big gorgeous winter moon. Nice evening!
  • 2009
    • Star Wars…? This has been everywhere across the 'net for the past day, so you've probably seen it...however, if you haven't, now's your chance. The Star Wars trilogy, as told by someone who hasn't _actually_ seen the movies.
    • Links for January 14th through January 15th Sometime between January 14th and January 15th, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too! • The Year in Pictures: Mystery Solved! • Klingon Language Keyboard • Am I on MySpace.com? • Mark your calendars: January 27th is Rabbit Hole Day • Twitter Author List!
  • 2007
    • Resurrected With some extra money I earned over Christmas season I was able to pick up Disk Warrior 4 and throw it at the drive. It had to run overnight, and wasn't able to repair the issues, but it _was_ able to temporarily mount the drive and allow access to most of the filesystem.
  • 2004
    • A little shakey Either we just had a small earthquake, or they're making NyQuil a lot stronger than they used to.
    • Let’s kill him At the MoveOn.org awards presentation [for Bush in 30 Seconds], Al Franken made the sign-language interpreter crack up by saying solemnly, 'I heard Al Franken make fun of deaf people backstage. Let's kill him.'
    • Carol Moseley Braun…sci-fi geek! The mundane buzz today about Carol Moseley Braun will be her dropping her own presidential campaign and supporting Dean. But the real news happened last night on her appearance on The Daily Show. Turns out that Carol's a total science fiction geek.
    • Dean’s honesty You don't allocate civil rights by who makes you comfortable and who doesn't. I believe that civil unions was a masterful way of making sure that every gay and lesbian Vermonter was entitled to the same rights as everybody else -- without getting into the business about telling churches who they could marry and who they couldn't marry. I think what we did was the right thing.
  • 2003
    • More on Eldred vs. Ashcroft Lots of good links to excellent commentary on the Eldred vs. Ashcroft decision on Copyfight: The politics of IP.
    • R.I.P. Public Domain Copyright was originally intended to give an author/creator a specific, finite amount of time to reap profits and rewards from a created work before it was released into the public domain. Originally set to 14 years, the active term has been extended bit by bit over the years. The primary mover behind the extension of copyright terms in recent years, including this most recent extention, has been Disney. Every time Mickey Mouse was in danger of entering the public domain, Disney challenged the copyright laws, and got the terms extended, allowing them to retain control over Mickey.
  • 2002
  • 2001
    • Antitrust (Hackers 2000) I went out to see Hackers 2000...er...sorry, make that Antitrust tonight. Not a bad little flick...nothing that's really going to tax your brain, but an enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours.

Since I’ll hit 20 years of blogging this November, this year I’m posting a daily list of anything I published on this day in the past. Here are my past posts for January 14…

There are 26 posts previously published on January 14th

  • 2019
    • The 2019 P. K. Dick Award Nominees have been announced! I’ll be reading all six books before the awards ceremony at Norwescon 42 — can you do the same? Join the Reading Challenge in the Norwescon Goodreads Group and read along with the rest of us! 📚
  • 2017
    • Third straight day of below zero temps in the morning. At least today we have things arranged such that we don’t have to leave the house!
  • 2016
    • Heading out on today’s #mlk #peacemarch. @cwupride
    • Students and faculty gathering for a #mlk #peacemarch this afternoon. #CWUpride
    • It’s this year’s #PKDickAward nominees! I have until March 25th (Friday at #nwc39) to get these read…and the first trend I’m noticing is that there are no small books this year! (Okay, Nexus and Crux aren’t nominees, but Apex is, and it’s the third book in that trilogy, so need to read the other two […]
  • 2015
  • 2014
    • Mid-January, and it’s sunny and 51 degrees outside. Not complaining (and not as grumpy as I look in this shot), but it is odd.
    • All but one of my P. K. Dick novels arrived today (one’s on back order). Yay MOAR BOOKS! Now, which to read first…?
  • 2010
    • I’m a Winner! A few weeks ago, I stumbled across the Forgotten Bookmarks weblog, and started following his (?) Twitter account as well. Every so often he runs a simple giveaway contest, and it seems that today, my number came out of the magic hat!
  • 2009
    • Clumsy Headlines Seattle Police Reportedly Kill Man With Knife -- as written, grammatically, that tells me that the police stabbed a man to death. But that can't be right, can it?
    • Links for January 12th through January 14th Sometime between January 12th and January 14th, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too! • Report Finds Online Threats to Children Overblown • Found Footage: Good grief, NCIS, do you take us for fools? • Runnin' With The Songsmith • “The Recently Deflowered Girl” (1965) – Illustrated by Edward Gorey • Hardware that supports iPhoto '09's geotagging - The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) • Rock Paper Scissors Spock Lizard
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
    • Gallimaufry 4 Same deal: ten songs at random…
    • Homeless Vet My mind misinterpreted a sign I saw while walking back to work from lunch, and I ended up spending the next few moments contemplating a world with destitute veterinatarians on the street corners, holding up their handmade cardboard signs as people walked by, begging for 'Spare Change or Sick Puppies?'
  • 2004
    • Green oblivion awaits Woke up this morning with a head cold, and it's just gotten worse as the day's gone by. I've been drinking OJ like it was water all day, and just popped two NyQuil tablets, so hopefully I'll be feeling a little more human by tomorrow.
    • Wall St. Journal mocks Rachel Corrie’s death Right-wing weblog Little Green Footballs has awarded Rachel Corrie their 'idiotarian of the year' award, and the Wall Street Journal has seen fit to include this in a 'Best of the Web' roundup.
    • uhrgh My node id stubbed up, my head hurds, my throad id raw…today's gonna suck.
  • 2003
    • Yahoo's getting pushy again Yahoo is now using something called 'Web Beacons' to track Yahoo Group users around the net and see what you're doing — similar to cookies. Take a look at their updated privacy statement.
    • Switch to MySQL After struggling with things for a few hours tonight, I've managed to succesfully convert the database backend for MovableType to MySQL.
  • 2002
    • Ruminations on Star Wars It's funny, I just watched the whole trilogy last night for the first time in ages. People complained about EP1 being too cartoony and kid friendly. Have you ever watched these movies? Except for Empire, they're as kid-friendly as anything Nickelodeon puts out. Jar-Jar would have fit right in.
    • Quotebook updates I believe Royce may end up with more links to his site from mine alone than from the rest of the 'net in totality. Never let it be said I never do a friend a favor -- no matter how completely goofball it may be.
    • Kate and Leopold End result from both of us -- cute flick. Probably a matinee or renter rather than an evening show, but definitely fun to watch.
  • 2001
    • Wanna download a 70 MB .mp3 file? Well, I'd tried posting my .mp3 files to Napster, but was getting reports from a couple people that they couldn't find me online. So, I just added download links for each of my mixsessions to my dj'ing propaganda page -- feel free to check them out!
  • 1994

Since I’ll hit 20 years of blogging this November, this year I’m posting a daily list of anything I published on this day in the past. Here are my past posts for January 13…

There are 25 posts previously published on January 13th

  • 2017
    • Cold snap update: officially -7°, but reading -13° at our house. 😳 Just…no. Ugh.
  • 2016
    • The diploma is here! It was official before, but it feels official now. #CWUpride (13/366)
  • 2015
    • This year’s crop of Philip K. Dick nominees are here! Guessing I’ll be too busy with schoolwork to have them read by @norwescon #nwc38, but I’ll see how many I can get through!
  • 2014
    • Chatting about our days while Prairie makes cornbread to go with our chili dinner. She says that this is my “Yes, dear, I’m listening” face.
  • 2008
    • Sci-Fi Sounds This was an entertaining little quiz -- identifying classic sci-fi from short sound clips. Most were pretty obvious to me, but not all of 'em.
  • 2007
    • This isn’t right… Admittedly, things are looking up when you glance through the forecast through the next week. Still, there's just something _wrong_ about Seattle and Anchorage both getting snow...and Seattle being _colder_ than Anchorage.
  • 2006
    • iPhoto 6.0: Flickr Photocasts 'What would happen,' I wondered, 'if you tried to subscribe to a Flickr RSS feed as if it were a Photocast?'
    • iLife ’06: First Impressions My iLife '06 package showed up today. I can't stay up incredibly late to play, so this is just going to be a cursory overview to begin with, but it's a start.
  • 2005
    • Maikeru This is what the name 'Michael' looks like in Japanese. It is pronounced 'MAIKERU'.
  • 2004
    • Kodak cameras no more How very interesting — Kodak, a company who's name has been synonymous with photography my entire life, will stop selling traditional film cameras in America and Western Europe.
    • IMDB top 250 The Internet Movie Database top 250 films, as voted by IMDB members. Movies I've seen are in bold — exactly half, as it turns out.
    • ‘cuddling’ I've been reading Something Positive for a while now, since Royce showed it to me, but yesterday's strip has two of the best quotes I've seen from it yet.
    • Electronic Grassroots Much has been made over the past few months of how political campaigns are more and more turning to electronic means of communication and organization to connect and interact with voters, usually pointing to the Howard Dean campaign as the leader and trendsetter for this new approach to politicking. But how did Dean's online juggernaut get kicked into high gear?
    • Changing my habits So, starting tonight, I'm going to try to vary my reading habits a bit to see what that does. I've deleted all the groups I was using before, and instead have all the feeds listed in more-or-less alphabetical order, top to bottom in a single group, ordered by date posted.
    • Army War College blasts ‘War on Terror’ A scathing new report published by the Army War College broadly criticizes the Bush administration's handling of the war on terrorism, accusing it of taking a detour into an 'unnecessary' war in Iraq and pursuing an 'unrealistic' quest against terrorism that may lead to U.S. wars with states that pose no serious threat.
    • Hey! Remember, we pay the salaries of the teachers and staff. We buy the computers. We pay for the buildings in which they are used. As long as public school is public, the Beverly Sweeneys of the world need to know that it is our right and duty to look over their shoulders and question what they do.
    • Kevin and Emily, sitting in a tree… Of course, given that the wedding was announced after the baby was announced, and the ceremony is going to be in Tennessee…well, one has to wonder whether I'll come back with wedding pictures featuring a shotgun-wielding father in the background…;)
  • 2003
    • Happy Places My Happy Place was an animated movie. Script by William S. Burroughs. Score by trent reznor. Animation and art direction by H. R. Giger. Directed by Terry Gilliam and/or David Fincher and/or Darren Aronofsky and/or David Cronenberg (either joinly, or each taking a different section of the film, or possibly a series of films…whatever).
    • BlogFodder Here's an interesting idea — BlogFodder, a daily e-mail with a short snippet of text intended to (hopefully) inspire musings, thoughts, and possibly future weblog posts.
    • Ten-minute Two Towers GOLLUM: Mordor? Hobbitses having little Goth phase, maybe? Very angsssty, wanting to go to Mordor, yes yes. Can Smeagol offer black eyeliner to angsssty hobbitses?
    • Installing MT on OS X While searching around for pointers on getting MovableType moved over to a MySQL backend rather than the DBD backend I'm currently using, I ran across a few good general resources for OS X MovableType installations.
  • 2002
    • AARRGGHH!! I had some problems with my webserver earlier this weekend, which necessitated having to reinstall the system. When I copied the essential files for my website off the box, I forgot one crucial little directory -- and managed to completely bork up my blog software. Dammit.
  • 2001
    • Mom?!?! Just picked up one new DVD to add to the collection today -- George Lucas in Love. If you've never seen the film, it's well worth it...it's a 9-minute long short film exploring the truth behind the story of Star Wars.
    • Bowling Got picked up by my friend Airy, and we went out to La Mex for dinner and then headed out to Jewel Lake Bowl to meet Bill and Rich for midnight Neon Bowling. I got a 148 my first game, and went steadily downhill from there.
    • Up and running Okay, I just got things up and running again. As of right now, everything on my site should be working correctly -- now off to bed, I've got to get some sleep tonight!

📚 three of 2020: Dune, by Frank Herbert ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1966 Hugo Best Novel

This one (mostly) holds up well; still an excellent book, with its mix of SF adventure, ecological messages, political maneuvering, and religious themes. Well worth the re-read after many years.

Since I’ll hit 20 years of blogging this November, this year I’m posting a daily list of anything I published on this day in the past. Here are my past posts for January 12…

There are 24 posts previously published on January 12th

  • 2019
    • Full Bookshelves Are Not Untidy Ms. Kondo may well be good at organizing and helping people find ways to de-clutter and tidy their lives. But she can keep her sparkling woo away from my bookshelves.
  • 2017
    • It’s -3° officially, -8° at our house this morning. This is not acceptable.
  • 2016
    • Book two of 2016: Vol. 1 of Clive Barker’s Books of Blood. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (12/366) #clivebarker
  • 2014
    • Almost forgot my picture for today! Just a little reading before I get to sleep. Gotta finish this one before I can start this year’s P. K. Dick nominees.
  • 2010
    • Links for January 11th through January 12th Sometime between January 11th and January 12th, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too! • Tobey Maguire, Sam Raimi Out of 'Spider-Man' • The C Programming Language: 4.10 Recursion (Brian W Kernighan & Dennis M Ritchie & HP Lovecraft) • The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage • Avatar Hit by Claims of Racism • The Loudness Wars: Why Music Sounds Worse
  • 2009
    • Links for January 12th from 10:14 to 15:44 Sometime between 10:14 and 15:44, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too! • McSweeney's Internet Tendency: The Elements of Spam. • Stephen King fan publishes Shining's Jack Torrance's novel • W. and the damage done • Milky Way Transit Authority • How big Jurassic flying reptiles got off ground
    • Old Fishing Hole Triptych The Old Fishing Hole in Kent, WA, in summer, winter, and flood.
  • 2008
  • 2005
    • BBC Interview on Blogging British blogger Tom Reynolds was recently interviewed by the BBC about his weblog. The interview is definitely worth a listen — they cover quite a few points, including some of the same topics regarding bloggers rights that I addressed recently.
    • Moving to del.icio.us The old linklog has been removed from my sidebar, and has been replaced with a list of the most recent fifteen items added to my del.icio.us page. There's an RSS feed available too, though once I iron out some issues with FeedBurner, lniks will be spliced directly into my main RSS feeds.
    • Search for WMDs Ends It's official: after two years, the search for WMDs in Iraq has been called to a halt.
  • 2004
    • Why I’ve missed IRC during the clinton administration, blowjobs were FREE
    • Bandwidth Confidential to T-Mobile: NASA is downloading 36 MB TIFFs from Mars and I only get 2 bars of signal on my cell phone inside my house. Please look into upgrading.
    • Who’s the pervert? ;) If it weren't for Anil so kindly keeping track of things like this, I'd never know just when the twins were due to turn 18.
    • Apple gaining ground in enterprise markets It's so nice to live in a time when every news article about Apple doesn't involve some form of doom and gloom predictions. Not only have the 'Apple is doomed' proclamations died down, things just keep getting better — even in markets historically far outside of Apple's domain.
    • Apple Computers? Pshaw…try Potato Processing! German police are investigating after an angry man returned a computer he had just bought saying it was packed with small potatoes instead of computer parts.
    • Restaurant vs. Bar If you need reservations, it’s a restaurant. If you have reservations about admitting where you were till 2 a.m., it’s a bar.
    • All I want to do is go back to bed. I'll likely not entirely cease hitting the Vogue on Saturday nights, as there are definitely times I like the busier, bustling atmosphere of a weekend night, and the slightly "pop"-ier music gets some songs in that I like dancing to that are less likey to show up on a Sunday night. However, if I had to choose just one night to hit the club on any given week, Sundays would definitely be my choice.
  • 2003
    • Comment preview upgrade A couple days ago, Phillip found my 'Live Comment Preview' and incorporated it into his blog. However, not satisfied with what I had, he improved the code so that it recognizes and inserts linebreaks correctly!
    • GeoURL I've just signed on with GeoURL, a web service that ties a weblog to a location, so that you can find out who your blogging neighbors are in a true geographic sense.
    • Pick-up lines Do you come here often? Or do you wait until you go home?
    • Rollins! It's like the idea of us getting into a war with North Korea. I can't see it happening, but the way for me to internalize it is to envision these old guys running around the war room with hard-ons, looking for some payback for when they had to bail out of Pusan in the '50s. Or Donald Rumsfeld's thing: 'Yeah, we can handle two wars! Absolutely two wars! How 'bout fuckin' three? Come on, you motherfuckers, we'll start two half-wars over at your house, and we'll have another one on the White House lawn right now, bitch!'
  • 2002
    • Lord of the OS One OS to rule them all, One OS to find them, One OS to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.
  • 2001
    • Downtime Sorry about the recent downtime (the last couple days or so) -- something went seriously glitchy on the machine, and I had to do a system repair on OS X, which nuked the web directory.

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