Posts for June, 2015
entry to yesterday's peace on teaching the English English
pre-Independence (from England) Day edition of:
Teaching the English English
More examples of why the Daily Failis
what Malaysian Airlines is to air travel.
the Guys and Dolls Dept.
women: Just as demented as the guys
am about as much a feminist as I
am feminine and bein’ how’s I’m an ex-Marine combat vet, I don’t
consider m’self to be Bruce Jenner exactly. Caitlyn. Whatever.
But one doesn't have to be a feminist or feminine to be fair-minded and over the decades I have been hopeful about the way women have taken
– not been given – larger and larger responsibilities in running the
world. Today women are highly visible in all professions and predominate in a number of
them. Although the opportunities that women have today were available,
technically and legally, to the girls I
graduated from high school with half a century ago, a lot of ill-founded,
malignant, sexist presumptions have been eliminated and those opportunities
are a lot easier to take advantage of for today’s high school
grads. There were, for instance, no female astronauts back then, and none
on the horizon, literally or figuratively.
From the Details,
EmptyWheel is now
telling us that it's the white guys
who are really America's terrorist problem. An excuse for the FBI's warrantless tapping of
White at EmptyWheel seems
to me to be a few bulbs short of a complete 4-pak, like a lot of liberals
these days, including Barack Obama. In White's case that is really
ironic because EW is normally written by voracious blogger Marcie
Wheeler, who comes across as very sharp. But Wheeler is on
vacation and so the EW second stringers have taken the opportunity to dim
the lights at EW considerably, so to speak.
From the Displaced
Thoughts on: 1)
why neither the right wingnuts nor the left wingnuts can distinguish
between climate and weather and 2) the Darwinian aspects of Ramadan
may not be The Weather Channel,
but they still know what's up. Here's the way NASA explains the
difference between weather and climate:
The difference between
weather and climate is a measure of time. Weather is what conditions of
the atmosphere are over a short period of time, and climate is how the
atmosphere "behaves" over relatively long periods of time.
And the reason I say it is
that every time there's a hiccup in the weather somewhere on the planet
and a new record is set, the climate changers or the anti-climate changers
get their knickers in a twist about how the new record proves their point
that the climate is changing, or not. The idiocy here is equating
weather with climate.
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Summer solstice, or
there goes the sun.
of thoughts on this Northern Summer Solstice, 2015, as the sun starts its
journey back south.
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How does Huffington Post avoid a trademark lawsuit?
all know that HuffPo is poorly written, poorly edited,
gratuitously purulent, and directed mostly at women with
sexual/gender-identity problems and too much time on their
hands. It is, in a word, America's version of the UK Daily Mail -- and
almost as successful. But I do like the way HuffPo's "Dikipedia"
articles really take the mickey out of some real, well . . .
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So . . . that's what the sanctions against Russia are all about
the dirty dealings that led to the bloody Ukranian Euromaidan protests that
brought about the overthrow of Russian-puppet Viktor Yanukovich last
year, there is little doubt now that the violence was promoted by the
CIA. I mean, just look at the way CIA head John Brennan suddenly appeared in Kyiv
like a rabbit out of a hat, even
while bullets were still flying.
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funniest line by a professional jock. Ever.
over Lee Trevino, Tiger is now scooping up the great one-liners like he used
to scoop up the major trophies.
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Jon Stewart knows the massacre drill
HuffPost headline May12.15
durn, this is embarrassing. We’ve got another mass murder in the land of the free and the home
of the mass homicide. Yes, nine more innocent bodies filled with bullets
from guns supplied by ‘Murica’s gun manufacturers/importers, guns
promoted by ‘Murica’s very own NRA, guns protected by some warped,
deadly reading of ‘Murica’s 2nd Amendment. Add another
body count to the rolling mass murder known as "police brutality" and it makes
ya’ glad to be a ‘Murican, don’t it?
Greenwald has no balls.
(And don't call David Miranda his "boyfriend.")
ole’ Glenn Greenwald
gets lathered up, he really lets fly, don’t he? In response to a
paywalled Jun14.15 Sunday
Times article, "British Spies Betrayed to Russians
and Chinese," about Edward Snowden, GG does a wee-wee all
over the paper. . .and himself.
obvious juxtaposition the MSM are failing to see.
something that ain’t being talked about during
all of the media crapola over black-faced and kinky-haried I’m-black-too,
who heads the Spokane NAACP. And that something is Bruce Jenner.
cops, prosecutors, & judges in the news
Read Sergio De La Pava's Guardian article
Enemy is the State."
I mean, just stop right here and read the damn thing. It's for your own
And then study the Guardian's interactive
database on killer cops in the US.
And then give some thought as to what the hell is going on with these violent US cops before stepping through these recent stories.
Loretta Lynch's bust should scare the hell out of
lot of media folks are beginning to suggest that one-time
speaker of the House, Republican icon Dennis Hastert, was a pervert
school teacher and wrestling coach. A pig’s ass, IOW. Obama’s Dept. of
Justice is suggesting the same thing by way of a 2-count
although it’s not the counts of the indictment that suggest the pig’s ass
problem – that’s in the back-story laid out in the indictment.