Matt Yglesias: If only it was divine retribution

Matt Yglesias seems to be unclear on the concept of damage control when a colleague has said something really offensive: Indeed, precisely the crux of our problem is that climate chaos isn’t divine retribution for pollution. So rather than suggesting that is the divine curse of Gaia that those GOP voting areas are subject to … Continue reading Matt Yglesias: If only it was divine retribution

Why are academics outraged about “insulting” Animals?

and this nonsense: “Despite its prevalence, ‘pets’ is surely a derogatory term both of the animals concerned and their human carers,” the editorial claims. “Again the word ‘owners’, whilst technically correct in law, harks back to a previous age when animals were regarded as just that: property, machines or things to use without moral constraint.” … Continue reading Why are academics outraged about “insulting” Animals?

Tomorrow DaTechGuy on DaRadio 10 a.m. & DaTechguy at Linguines 1 p.m.

Kerry Picket of the Washington times will be our guest on DaTechGuy on DaRadio tomorrow at 10 a.m. on WCRN AM 830 Wocester. Brian Henchey will be coming back to join us for both hours and Bill O'Connell author of Liberty's Lifeline: Engaging the Grassroots Movement to Stop the Erosion of American Freedoms And when … Continue reading Tomorrow DaTechGuy on DaRadio 10 a.m. & DaTechguy at Linguines 1 p.m.

Think Progress: Those dead GOP hicks had it coming

That's my translation of this Think Progress piece. The congressional delegations of these states — Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, Virginia, and Kentucky — overwhelmingly voted to reject the science that polluting the climate is dangerous. They are deliberately ignoring the warnings from scientists. I guess Think Progress and those who commented on that story think … Continue reading Think Progress: Those dead GOP hicks had it coming

Doug Matacoins may be snarking on the Royal Wedding…

... but he is very right that this deserves more attention: Syrian security forces opened fire on a demonstration Friday in the coastal city of Latakia - the heartland of the ruling elite - wounding at least five people as thousands took to the streets in several places across the country, witnesses said. President Bashar … Continue reading Doug Matacoins may be snarking on the Royal Wedding…

I’m sure our MSM is outraged over this…

...and will give this outrage all the disdain they gave the birther stuff. White House officials have banished one of the best political reporters in the country from the approved pool of journalists covering presidential visits to the Bay Area for using now-standard multimedia tools to gather the news. The Chronicle’s Carla Marinucci – who, … Continue reading I’m sure our MSM is outraged over this…

Scott Brown Crazy like a fox

This is going to be fun: Brown, a Republican, sent a letter to the chairs of the Legislature’s Special Committee on Redistricting offering his support for a Suffolk County district that is majority nonwhite, known as a majority-minority district. “It is my hope that any redistricting for congressional or state legislative seats will result in … Continue reading Scott Brown Crazy like a fox

Some thoughts concerning this NSFW public event in SF

reported by Zombie (incredibly NSFW) 1. He is exactly right that if it was a group of Christians making fun of Gays in the same manner it would be front page news on every paper, held up as a sign of intolerance and condemned by every major media outlet. The MSM will never cover this … Continue reading Some thoughts concerning this NSFW public event in SF

Carter determined to keep Obama from stealing the title…

...of worst overall president of the last 50 years from him. One should never discount the unlimited capacity for imbecility in any single person but even I find it hard to attribute this to stupidity rather than evil. Glenn Reynolds has called Jimmy Carter the "Best case scenario" for Barack Obama but no matter what … Continue reading Carter determined to keep Obama from stealing the title…

I approve of this decision by Fatah …

..concerning making peace with Hamas for several reasons: 1. it removes the facade that one group of Palestinians want peace with Israel and one does not. Any move that shatters this fantasy is positive. 2. Free Elections are always a positive thing. The Palestinians deserve a free and fair election. They also clarify things. The … Continue reading I approve of this decision by Fatah …

“It’s already past the point”

You might remember A few days ago when I was asking people at the pump what they thought of gas prices and what has been happening with them. Yesterday in between running errands at City Hall, two Banks, the Cable place and the Mall and going door to door for advertisers I took the liberty … Continue reading “It’s already past the point”

What the education debate has fallen to.

Yesterday I was flipping through the radio dial and as I was driving home and heard Michael Bower on 96.8 FM speaking of his outrage concerning a proposed Tennessee law concerning the discussion of homosexuality before the 9th grade in school and making fun of southerners in general. One might debate the wisdom or necessity … Continue reading What the education debate has fallen to.

Big Hollywood hits a pet peeve of mine in the talk about The Exorcist

His general point concerning the church and Hollywood is correct and I suggest reading his piece, but he misses the real point of the movie, and the reason why it still scares me late in my 40's when I watch it by totally misinterpreting the ending: Then an enraged Karras, his belief in God firmly … Continue reading Big Hollywood hits a pet peeve of mine in the talk about The Exorcist

Trump and Corsi get results…and a pie in the face? Update: “Native born” vs “Natural born”?

It's about time: The White House released President Obama's original birth certificate Wednesday. They did? But I thought everybody was saying that He already released it? How can it be that there was a long form that wasn't released? Here is the image: The PDF file is here. Now as for the document itself. There … Continue reading Trump and Corsi get results…and a pie in the face? Update: “Native born” vs “Natural born”?