About This Site

This is a blog where I write about current events and politics. I’m a software developer by trade and a writer by hobby. I am not affiliated with any political party, and I trend toward the center on most issues, so my opinions and observations will probably make everyone mad. My main purpose for this blog, however, is to educate myself and others. I am not an activist. I don’t want to tell anyone how to vote, but I *do* want people *to* vote and to educate themselves on the issues. I try to stick with facts and avoid rhetoric. I am a big fan of satire, too.

When I say this is a “non-partisan” site, I mean that I do not belong to any political party. So by definition, it’s non-partisan. That doesn’t necessarily mean that my opinions won’t overlap with one party or another, though.

When I say this is a “centrist” site, it means that most of my opinions trend toward the center of the political spectrum. Some of my opinions drift to the left, some of them drift to the right.

When I say this site contains “pragmatic” commentary, I mean that I typically favor political ideas and discussions that have tangible, measurable effects. I don’t particularly like “theoretical” politics, if that makes any sense.

I live in Virginia and I will probably put a local slant on things. The 2016 presidential election was tortuous, but we have a governor’s election coming up in 2017, so we don’t get to breathe any sighs of relief yet. 🙂

The name of the blog was chosen because of its randomness. I literally used a random name generator and tweaked the results a little bit.

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I didn’t like “vengeance” because it sounded like I meant to attack something or someone, which I don’t.

The name is not in any way reflective of the recent “drain the swamp” mantras in the Trump campaign. I just think “swamp” is a funny-sounding word and it makes me laugh.

Since 2005, I’ve written about politics now and then over on my real name blog, but I decided recently it’s probably better not to have my political thoughts popping up in a Google search for my name anymore. I’m not afraid of government suppression or anything like that, I just don’t want to be sitting in an interview one day watching my potential employers tapping my name into their phones and then grilling me about my posts.

All of the opinions expressed on this blog are my own and in no way reflect the opinions of my employers, friends, or family.

Cover image by AkemulusOwn work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link