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April, 2018 archive

Nerd Prom Pr0n 0

PoliticalProf explains why the White House press corps was shocked–shocked! I say–that someone dared commit humor at their little insider party.

Facebook Frolics 0

Oh what a tangled web the Zuckerborg weaves,
as these discovered when they tried to leave.

Ryan’s Derp 0

Who will rid me of this troublesome priest?

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Snowflakes 0

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And this surprises you how?

The Environmental Protection Pollution Agency 0

Robert Redford has penned a scathing indictment of Scott Pruitt’s malfeasance. A nugget:

These seemingly daily revelations (of self-dealing and corruption–ed.) dominate the headlines. But Pruitt’s failings in ethics and judgment are only part of a much larger problem: Pruitt has failed at the core responsibility of his job.

He’s not protecting the environment. Pruitt has become a one-man public-health risk to the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat. From day one, he has worked to gut the EPA and hamstring its ability to protect the environment and public health. He works on behalf of the fossil-fuel industry and other industrial polluters, not the American people. That’s the greatest scandal – and the reason, first and foremost, he’s got to go.

“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

After all, turkeys also walk on two legs . . . .

Eric Strunk, 43, and David Dayhuff, 48, both of Gosport, were hunting on private property in northwest Monroe County when another hunter walking along the field line reportedly mistook them for a turkey, according to the release. He shot at them with a 12-gauge shotgun, injuring both men.

QOTD 0

Robert van Gulik:

And both nearing middle age, when passion burns with a more intense fire than in one’s youth.

van Gulik, Robert, The Phantom of the Temple (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1995), p. 174

Swoosh! 0

That’s the sound of the broom sweeping sexist pigs out the door at Nike. A nugget:

While the #MeToo movement has led to the downfall of individual men, the kind of sweeping overhaul that is occurring at Nike is rare in the corporate world, and illustrates how internal pressure from employees is forcing even huge companies to quickly address workplace problems.

As women — and men — continue to come forward with complaints, Nike has begun a comprehensive review of its human-resources operations, making management training mandatory and revising many of its internal reporting procedures.

Nowhere that I ever worked did I witness conduct like that described in the article.

The Gift 0

Opened cardboard box containing a dead fish and a note signed by Donald Trump saying,

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“The Usual Suspects” 0

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Slip yourself a little politeness on the side . . . .

Lake County Sheriff officers responded to a report of an accidental shooting at 11:19 a.m. Officials said they found that the man had been handling a semiautomatic pistol that his wife recently purchased and shot himself above the knee cap when his finger slipped, said Sgt. Sara Balmes of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

Location! Location! Location! 0

Every Picture Tells a Story 0

Image of Donald Trump flicking

Via PoliticalProf.

QOTD 0

Thomas Carlyle:

I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.

And Now for a Musical Interlude 0

Via KCEA.

Chartering a Course for Disaster 0

In the Charlotte Observer, James E. Ford cuts through the rationalizations crap about charter schools.

How Stuff Works, Facebook Frolics Dept. 0

Curtis:  I've had this certain Facebook friend for two years and I've read all his posts.  Yesterday, I told him I disagreed with his latest post . . . then today I went to continue our chat.  I couldn't pull up his profile.  I think he blocked me!  Father:  That's easy to explain.  People don't want to hear your opinion.  They want to hear their opinion coming out of you!

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The Fox in the White House 0

Donald Trump says,

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Lead Poisoning 0

A couple buys a home and discovers that automobile battery casings have been used in the fill for the property.*

Automobile batteries contain lead.

Now they are stuck with their own little hazardous waste dump, one they can’t sell, don’t want to use, and for which they can’t get help for a clean-up.

I really don’t have anything constructive or creative or clever to say about this, other than that it’s just too despicable for words.

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*One suspects that this is recycling that Scott Pruitt would find laudatory.

Personhood 0

Scene:  The Constituional Convention.  Man stands before the delegates saying,

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