Monthly Archives: February 2018

The Tale of Brave Sir Robbin’

America’s Prime blowhard took to the stage this morning to tout his bravery under fire, conveniently forgetting his five deferments from Vietnam, where he would have undoubtedly have ALSO done as claimed. But listen to Cadet Bone Spurs on his own courage and valor:

“You don’t know until you test it, but I think, I really believe I’d run in there, even if I didn’t have a weapon, and I think most of the people in this room would have done that too.”

~Trump on Florida shooting: ‘I really believe I’d run in there, even if I didn’t have a weapon’
Jeremy Diamond / CNN

Right. Of course, he would. Continue reading

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The Obligatory post-Super Bowl post

The Super Bowl is in the news:

Eagles’ 1st Super Bowl Win Draws 103.4M Viewers, Smallest Audience In Nine Years – Update
Dominic Patten / Deadline:

UPDATE, 1:13 PM: As late as it went and as rowdy as it got, the City of Brotherly Love made pretty swift progress this morning picking up the debris of last night’s victory celebrations for the Philadelphia Eagles’ first Super Bowl win ever….

Perhaps the numbers confused them. The III:XXX kickoff time might well have been tough to decipher. And, of course, the II/IV/MMXVII date might have been trouble. Or would have, if they TOO had been written in Roman numerals.

pentium chip by Rjluna2 (Wikimedia commons)

Remember the “Pentium” chip?

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The Thick Plottens

UPDATED BELOW

In my last post, I noted that the boiling frog simile has been replaced by the disabled bathyscaphe drifting down, down, down below crush depth, as cracks appear in the windows and spread, and the sounds of metal stressed beyond its breaking point emulate the electronic shrieks of a cyber-Cerberus undergoing extreme torture.

And the pressure continues to build.

 Trump sees Nunes memo as a way to discredit the Russia investigation
By Kevin LiptakKaitlan CollinsSara Murray and Dan Merica, CNN
Updated 6:43 PM ET, Thu February 1, 2018

As everybody except Republicans seems to “get” this is an unprecedented (a misspelling of “unpresidented” which is where the USA finds herself) predation on our governmental norms. Continue reading

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