Changes…

And these children That you spit on As they try to change their world Are immune from your consultations They’re quite aware of what they’re going through… –David Bowie A little under two years ago, I wrote this post in reaction to Philando Castile’s murder: Storm’s here. In that time, nothing changed, until last February, Read More …

Locking Down Facebook…

The following four articles led to this note. Please read them in order (but watch out for the AUTO LAUNCH VIDEO in the first link): 1. CBS News: Facebook knew of illicit user profile harvesting for 2 years, never acted 2. Reuters: Republican lawmakers concerned by Facebook data leak 3. The Guardian: How to protect Read More …

Language means something…

My friend on Facebook says: “This kid was a domestic abuser. His girlfriend had broken up with him, so he SHOT HER. This headline is BS.” Boy, howdy, is it ever. Entitled asshole with access to deadly weapons. But this isn’t the first time I’ve had trouble with headlines. What headline? From the Associated Press via Read More …

Election 2018: Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District

According to the NY Times, votes should start to roll in at around 8:20. When they’re done, the dust is going to settle and yet another “bellwether” election will be over, but as I’ve said repeatedly, special elections don’t count. They especially don’t count when the weather is horrendous thanks to a nor’easter that’s sweeping Read More …

Burden of Proof…

This nugget showed up on a friend’s FB post, which I can now no longer find. Chances are, either the friend decided it had to go, the genius who posted it blocked me, or I blocked him. At the time, (sometime just after Christmas, I think) I thanked the guy for posting virtually every propaganda-driven Read More …

The things you find…

While researching a dead link in this post from 2006, regarding the Clinton administration and the independent investigation into Henry Cisneros, I came across this article in the CT Post: Chances diminishing for independent counsel Interesting how history keeps dredging itself up, no matter how much people might want to forget.

Fact-Free Ideology (Part Two): Election 2018 Edition

On June 2, 2016, I wrote Part One of this post. Yeah, so I’m still here. I did all the checking before the election and the path out no longer exists for someone my age, without marriage and/or migration to another country as an ex-pat with the clothes on my back, and that’s so far Read More …