I was amused by this headline from the UK guardian about Chicago: Chicago's Democratic socialists on brink of transforming city's politics Six Democratic socialists may join city council this year, reflecting the progressive momentum in national politics The body of the story I found equally puzzling But the Chicago educator and community activist may be poised to … Continue reading How Will Electing Socialists Transform Chicago?
by baldilocks Sailing the ocean blue. A group of people who believe the Earth is flat have announced their “biggest, boldest, best adventure yet”: a Flat Earth cruise scheduled for 2020. The cruise, organized by the Flat Earth International Conference, promises to be a lovely time. Flat earthers – who include the rapper B.o.B. [JAO: don’t ask because … Continue reading Voyage to the Edge
Mother: Is is a boy or a girl? Doctor: [who just delivered baby] Now I think it's a little early to start imposing roles on it don't you? Monty Python's The Meaning of Life 1983 Just when you think you've succeeded in intimidating the world into concluding that Boys and girls are all social constructs … Continue reading Those Discriminating Lactating Breasts!
Lately I've had a lot more responsibility at work as we ramp up for Black Friday and the time that follows and I've been given a lot of people to get up to speed to be ready for the onslaught. Because these days available workers are at such a premium instead of just getting workers … Continue reading An Interesting if Sightly Depressing Anecdote
By John Ruberry Twenty minutes into the first episode of a new Netflix series, Dark Tourist, not only did I ascertain what dark tourism is, I realized that I am a dark tourist. After all, I'm someone who has vacationed in Detroit. Twice. I've visited the most dangerous neighborhoods of Chicago. I've been to Gary, … Continue reading Review: Dark Tourist
I talked to Catholic Children's Author Susan Joy Bellavance Author of King of the Shattered Glass and Will you Come to Mass? at the 2018 Catholic Marketing Network Trade Show in Lancaster PA Or rather I talked to her in the front seat of my car in the parking garage at the end of the … Continue reading Voices of CMN 2018 (and the Front Seat of My Car) Susan Joy Bellavance Author of King of the Shattered Glass and Will you Come to Mass?
The Boston Globe as Called on the Press United as a whole to go After Trump on August 16th over daring to call them out: The Globe has reached out to editorial boards nationwide to write and publish editorials on Aug. 16 denouncing what the newspaper called a "dirty war against the free press." As … Continue reading The Boston Globe Calls for Business as Usual on Aug 16th
"Remember, leave that cloth exactly where I told you." "Boss, why all the cloths? You're been advertising to the world that you're behind this for weeks." "Advertising? No, the indefatigable Capt Leland Stottlemeyer and his boobs in blue aren't remotely smart enough to recognize my signature" said Biederbeck, "I'm only advertising my involvement to one … Continue reading 100 Word Fan Fiction: Dale the Whale Beaches Adrian Monk
Last Saturday night my son and I were having dinner at the Cracker Barrel in Sturbridge and had some time to kill before our order came up. Rather than play one of the peg games they had for sale I came up with a new game, the "Cracker Barrel Trigger a Woke liberal College Student" … Continue reading Introducing: The Cracker Barrel “Trigger a Woke Liberal College Student” Dinner Game
Noticed this interesting story from the AP & Time concerning civilian gun ownership: There are over 1 billion firearms in the world today, including 857 million in civilian hands — with American men and women the dominant owners, according to a study released Monday. The Small Arms Survey says 393 million of the civilian-held firearms, … Continue reading Cause and Effect Being Armed edition
by baldilocks I can't be the only one who noticed this. This is Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg when he testified in front of Congress about user data privacy some weeks back. And this is former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Schneiderman recently resigned from his office because: [Four women with whom he has had romantic … Continue reading Dirty Windows
Happy Friday! Here are some oddball things I came across, submitted for your enjoyment... It is "spring" here in New York's Scenic Hudson Valley, but The Winter That Will Not Die rained ice chips on me while I walked the dogs yesterday and there are still mounds of unmelted snow along side driveways and parking … Continue reading Weird, Wild, and Wonderful
The weird egg laying mammal with a duck's bill on its face may hold the key to the problem of our antibiotics not working well against resistant bacteria and germs. Via Sky News: A breakthrough by Australian scientists has found that the platypus - which is already a unique creature - is also in possession … Continue reading Platypus, Save Us!
by baldilocks One Ring to rule them all. With Louis Farrakhan’s well-known anti-Semitism, hatred of whites, and alliance with the Women’s March and the Congressional Black Caucus being in the news, I am reminded of something startling that I talked about back in 2012. When I was on my way to church this morning, I … Continue reading These are Some Really Strange Bedfellows
Sgt. Schulz: [seeing the prisoner wearing Hitler mustaches and doing a Nazi salute] Bah! One Fuhrer is enough! Stalag 17 1953 Today My son was playing the Youtube video on the tricks that makers of WW 2 video game RAID had to go though pass legal muster for sale in Germany because of their strict … Continue reading Deutschland: One Video Game Hitler/Nazi away from the rise of Der 4th Reich DaTechGuy’s Quick Thoughts