Category Archives: Claire

Job Openings @MinistryOfTruth

ToDaZeD #NudgeBalloon Through a National Science Foundation grant, the U.S. government is paying for the creation of a database of “suspicious memes” and other “false and misleading” political ideas posted on social media. …The project defines memes as all “@mentions, #hash_tags, and urls” on Twitter. The .gov. Monitoring social media Citizens’ Public Conversations. For “misleading [...]

It’s this that will kill US

not them but US Whatever happened to the phrase, “Sounds like a personal problem to me…”?!? In June, in return for taking part in a local volunteer initiative to plant flower beds in the city’s traffic medians, the diner was awarded a sign on a lamp post that said “Yield for Sneakers Bacon.” A woman [...]

ToDaZeD CA *facepalm*

our betters The California Highway Patrol arrested Sen. Ben Hueso, D-San Diego, shortly after 2:30 a.m. after officers said they saw him driving a state-issued car the wrong way down a one-way street near the Capitol. [in TheSac] But wait! Hours before… “Loving my Latino Caucus boys,” [tweeted] Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, also a Democrat from [...]

ToDaZeD Gloooooooooogle Doodle

Progress!!1!!! *tweee….*fzzzzzztttt* The $2.2 billion plant, which launched in February, is at Ivanpah Dry Lake near the California-Nevada border. Plenty of sunshine out there… …the Ivanpah plant does not generate energy using photovoltaic solar panels. Instead, it has more than 300,000 mirrors, each the size of a garage door. Together, they cover 1,416 hectares. [3,500 [...]

Come for Teh Snark

stay for the …hm Teh Snark: Why is modern Science Fiction so bad? Why are modern comic books so bad? Why is modern art so very, very, very bad? One would almost think these things are being made bad on purpose. And one would be right! …Establishment SF is Politically Correct SF, in that it [...]

First World Problems

listicle! “That Starbux ‘pay it forward’ thing is stupid.” “I don’t have enough room for my shoooooooz!” “I hate vacuuming!” “My I Heart Radio app keeps crashing!” “My InnarToobs ain’t fast enough to watch movies!”

Helpful Hints for Ferguson Residents!

from One of Your Own OR *clicky*clicky* Also…

Be Careful Out There

you, too Here’s a random facktoid: “In 2013 alone, $449,309,003.71 worth of property was transferred to law enforcement,” the agency’s [Defense Logistics Agency] website states. What do they fear? I suspect it’s more this than this. Nevertheless…

my head is reeling…

Language and “Trigger” Warning (Reuters) – President Barack Obama is loosening restrictions on lobbyists who want to serve on federal advisory boards, a White House official said on Tuesday, a setback to the president’s efforts to tamp down special interest influence in Washington. *blink*blink blink* and it looks like my tummy will be unhappy soon, [...]

Heads Up

money earned ok – not earnedearned like earning $20 the hard way at the bus station… but earned nonetheless. There was an “adjustment” on my AT&T bill for 34¢. Yeah, 34¢. So out of pure cussedness, I decided to call and ask ‘em WTH. Called the number written on the bill for billing questions. After [...]

“Protest”

kickin’ it St Louis style A *disputed* street-shooting and “Protesting” Hood-style at the QuickieMart Here’s Teh Noo LooterGuy2014 Then they set it on fire… And moved on to the AutoZone, Sports Store, Toys R Us, Taco Bell, T-Mobile, Tire & Auto, Radio Shack [?!??!] … And then — 10+ miles away — The Galleria Not [...]

Meanwhile…

in the country soon to be known as Formerly-Iraq… The U.S. government indicated Sunday evening that it had broken with Maliki. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement that “the United States fully supports President Fuad Masum in his role as guarantor of the Iraqi Constitution. We reaffirm our support for a process [...]

oh!

my… The vid demonstrates that the message from PootyPoot the stuuuudents was a tad more …pointed than the pix demonstrate. OR *clicky*clicky* Freudian? Raaaacist? Homo-Derogatory? Incendiary?

Welp. US bombing in Iraq again…

Obobo, Warrior Princess ISIS Bombing Open Thread Strategies? Consequences? Potential blowback? Can’t ask “Potential for Victory?” cuz, apparently, that term is no longer used….

Obobo: He’s So Fancy

he may be an @$$ but he’s our @$$ Now Pooty’s just havin fun with it… Russian bombers Penetrated U.S. airspace at least 16 times in past 10 days Also* “students” Yep.

First World Problems

compare and contrast Remember how CA is denying water to the best food growing area in the US on behalf of Saaaaving a 2” non-native [non-endangered] trash fish from extinction? [a fish that could be bred in a small hatchery in sufficient quantities to fill every waterway and plate in America — were it of [...]

Looking Ahead

is this where we’re headed? I’d say this British dog’s dinner is the target for *some*… …the softly spoken radio show that provides good-natured help and advice to thousands of gardeners every week …is riddled with “racial meanings” disguised as horticultural advice … [by] Dr Ben Pitcher, a senior lecturer in sociology at the University [...]

Yr Tax Dollars @ Work!

”we need more taxessssss The employees [of an Federal agency that handles appeals of patent applications], paralegals making $60,000 to $80,000 a year [and about $700,000 in annual performance bonuses of up to $3,500 apiece for “outstanding” work], were idle with full knowledge of their immediate bosses and multiple layers of managers and judges who [...]

Land of the …erm

full weight and force A federal law that aims to curb childhood obesity means that, in dozens of states, bake sales must adhere to nutrition requirements that could replace cupcakes and brownies with fruit cups and granola bars. The “dozens of states” part is due to the loophole in the Federal Law about skool food [...]

hm…

what could possibly go worng Welcome to Londonistan! not to put too fine a point on it… yeah…. Yahoo reports that thousands are protesting Israel in London. … Do these women look like they could have been in Downton Abbey? Do they have any connection at all to England? … Make no mistake. The same [...]