Coronavirus INCREASES Anti-Vaccine Sentiment? ?

This morning brought this article from The Washington Post, Prospect of a coronavirus vaccine unites anti-vaxxers, conspiracy theorists and hippie moms in Germany and I have to admit it wasn’t the first similarly-themed article I’d read. Yes, this is Germany and not the USA, but if anything, that makes reading an article like this even more confounding. My understanding of Germany’s...

“God’s Got Me”

Saw this one float by on YouTube; could not believe my eyes. Wait, scratch that, this is Donald Trump’s America. Of course I believe it. The same selfish idiots who claim they’re “protecting people” by carrying a goddamned assault weapon into Starbucks can’t be bothered to wear a mask in public because, with the total coronavirus death toll approaching 100,000 this very weekend,...

GOP Implosion, Trump-Style

I was busy last night, so maybe this broke before I went to bed and I just didn’t notice it, but this morning, I awoke to the news in the local paper that Erick Erickson has disinvited Donald Trump from this weekend’s “RedState Gathering” (another of the early POTUS '16 events) in Atlanta. The proximate cause of Erickson's banning of Trump was Trump’s Friday night phone interview with...

Is Al Gebra Attacking Arizona?

Sure, it’s funny when a witty commentator wonders, with tongue firmly planted in cheek: is Al Gebra attacking Arizona? The humor fades noticeably, however, when you realize the dipwad to whom that commentator is referring is actually an Arizona state Senator: Melvin’s comments led Sen. David Bradley, D-Tucson, to ask him whether he’s actually read the Common Core standards, which have...

Ultimate Redneck Headline

The following is not, of course, how BuzzFeed put this item in their headlines. But for the record, in the wake of Sandy Hook, I cannot believe that both BuzzFeed and the NY Post (which is famous for its, ah, provocative headlines, and where I first saw this item) passed up the chance for the Ultimate Redneck Headline™: Man In Pickup Truck Freedoms Self To Death In The Head At NRA-Sponsored...

Real-Time Access To All U.S. Drones & Warplanes Video With $26 Worth Of Software

Oy. Just Oy. For crying out loud, I use encryption on sensitive emails, and set up a basic VPN server so I can use it when I'm using my iPhone through public wi-fi (like at Starbucks or the airport or something). Did the U.S. military really not think this one through?How’d the militants manage to get access to such secret data? Basically by pointing satellite dishes up, and waiting for the...