Category Archives: Creeping Incrementalism

Here’s a loverly predicament

sound at all familiar? The Chunnel is under attack from “miiiigrants.” …some 2,000 migrants broke through fencing at the Calais railhead in an attempt to reach shuttles carrying cars and lorries to Britain on Monday night [7/27/15]. …Some 3,000 people, largely from Ethiopia, Sudan and Afghanistan, are camped in Calais in the hope of reaching [...]

Developing….

Dots, Dots, Dots everywhere “NYSE/NYSE MKT has temporarily suspended trading in all symbols. Additional information will follow as soon as possible,” the NYSE said in a status statement on its status page Wednesday. and 660 mainland Chinese companies have requested that trading be suspended Wednesday. …as the rout on the Shanghai and Shenzen exchanges continues. [...]

This seems to be a Big Thing

hate to let it go unremarked… Several U.S. officials say hackers linked to China appear to have gained access to sensitive background information submitted by intelligence and military personnel seeking security clearances. …The forms believed accessed, known as Standard Form 86, require applicants to fill out deeply personal information about mental illnesses, drug and alcohol [...]

Bit of a kerfluddle in Garland TX

and more… Apparently it was over this: American Freedom Defense Initiative [Pamela Geller, President] held an event inside the building where caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad were being displayed. Followers of Islam deem that any physical depiction of the prophet – even a positive one – is blasphemous. Pamela Geller, the organizer of the event [...]

Here we goooooo

srsly? already?!? Countdown To Election 2016 That’s a long time for her to ride… Especially considering; [NYT] The book [“Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich,” by Peter Schweizer ], a copy of which was obtained by The New York Times, asserts that [...]

US’re Payin’ for What, now?

Injury + insult IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Tuesday that service at his agency has gotten so bad that they are ignoring more than 60 percent of taxpayers’ phone calls during this tax season. But what kinda moron would bother calling anyway? The IRS will be the first to tell you that the information provided [...]

…First Seize the Language

nanny and Reality Here’s a permission slip related to a ‘science’ experiment about tectonic plates. …using *horrors* an Oreo. yanno, that pair of wafer cookies with the sugared Crisco filling? Sounds like the kind of thing the kewl teacher would do in 3rd grade — now it’s probably Senior Thesis level. aaaaanyway, nowadaze, parents need [...]

*NOT* The Onion

WASoF At Brown University, a student group organized a debate about campus sexual assault. When Kathy Byron, a member of its Sexual Assault Task Force, heard that one debater might “ criticize the term ‘rape culture,’” Mzzzz Byron pannikkked that the idea of challenging another idea “could serve to invalidate people’s experiences,” or be “damaging.” [...]

Quit leaning at me

and back off Starbucks said the phase of the campaign that involved messages on drink cups was always scheduled to end Sunday. We have always been at war with Eurasia. Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 3:34 AM Starting on Monday, Starbucks baristas are being asked to write “Race Together” on coffee cups they hand to customers, [...]

Not Just Me™

fuzzy-blanket math Hey — didja all cut a foot off the top of your blankets and sew it onto the bottom last nite? Are your feet warmer? In the U.S., Daylight Saving Time – or “fast time”, as it was called then – was first introduced in 1918 when President Woodrow Wilson [Proggie and raaaacist] [...]