October, 2018 archive
Tony Norman considers the perpetrators of the recent spate of right-wing terror attacks upon citizens of the United States, starting with Robert Bowers, who attacked a Pittsburgh synagogue during services. A snippet:
Raw Story reports; follow the link for more.
Americans were easily suckered by Russian propaganda in the 2016 election, allowing themselves to be duped by trolls much more frequently than Europeans, reports the Daily Beast in a new piece that analyzes how the output of Kremlin troll farms was received.
The Russian propaganda was “nine times more effective than its disinformation in Russian,” the report says, because Russians are smarter about identifying it.
Americans will believe stuff they read on Facebook and Twitter when they wouldn’t believe the same stuff if they watched the hand of God descend from the sky to write it on a stone tablet with His own finger.
We are a society of stupid.
Officers met the couple at the hospital and found the man, whose name was not released, with a single gunshot wound to the upper thigh. He was uncooperative with officers, the press release states, and wouldn’t say what happened other than he was “jumped.”
A bullet hole was found in the car door of the vehicle the couple arrived in, and after more questioning the woman said the man had accidentally shot himself while in the driver’s seat of the vehicle. The gun had been tossed out of the vehicle in the area of Wicks Lane and St. Andrews Drive.
It seems that the jumper and jumpee were one and the same.
Guns and stupid, guns and stupid.
They go together like love and Cupid.
Let me tell you, brother,
You can’t have one without the other.
What bright light decided that unexpected annoying text messages from unknown persons would be a productive way to get out the vote?
Learn about the wonderful world of free and open source. Use computers to do what you want, not what someone else wants you to do. Learn how to use GNU/Linux and its plethora of free and open source software to get stuff done with computers.
It’s not hard; it’s just different.
Who: Everyone in TideWater/Hampton Roads with interest in any/all flavors of Unix/Linux. There are no dues or signup requirements. All are welcome.
Where: Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital in Norfolk Training Room (map). (Wireless and wired internet connection available.) Turn right upon entering, then left at the last corridor and look for the open meeting room.
The hunt for politeness continues, and bags more stupid.
Now, about those IQ tests for hunting licenses . . . .
(Upon the finding of the victim in a mystery story–ed.) She had been an attractive girl. But that “had been” was not a conventional gesture to the fact of death. It was an honest admission that without life the most beautiful body is an object of no interest. We are not bodies, thought Nigel, we are lives.
Crispin, Edmund (real name, Bruce Montgomery), The Case of the Gilded Fly (London: Bloomsbury, 12018), p. 80-81.
David Atkins calls the roll of what modern American conservatives must believe in order to be, well, modern conservatives. In the aggregate, assembled all in one place, the list is mind-blowing. Here’s a bit of it; the rest is at the link.
To be a modern conservative, you must believe that there is a grand conspiracy of scientists all around the world promote a hoax about global warming and climate change in exchange for….well, it’s not entirely clear what. Grant funding? Payoff by global Marxists? Who knows? It’s pretty bizarre, but tens of millions of American conservatives believe it.
To be a modern conservative is to believe that thousands of desperate Central American migrants are being paid by George Soros–himself a symbol and often a substitute code word for Jews, also coded as “globalists” in mainstream Republican rhetoric–to come to the United States to vote illegally and disrupt the midterm elections.
To be a modern conservative is to believe in a ludicrous, grandiose conspiracy of tens of thousands of organizers, undocumented people and elections officials to implement voter impersonation fraud at scale.