Category Archives: Nudge Balloons

ChingChongDingDongs Update

prepare for your humorless scolding Previously: Remember the whole “Washington Redskins iz Raaaaacist” kerfluffle? Whereupon the head of said organization decided to keep the name but started some fund for redskins Naaaative Amerikkkanz. Whereupon obscure “comic” Colbert mocked with the ChingChongDingDong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever. Whereupon completely unknown “comic” Suey Park started [...]

Progress Haven

Tobbagan to Mediocraty Here’s one of the noo sports in San FranFreakshow: Yesyesyes. It’s vandalism. It upsets the owners. The nooz stations went big on the traaaagedy to one owner and her baby bla bla bla. Still. Funnay. Especially when you’ve been cut off then flipped off by so many of these little coal-powered golf [...]

Burn The Heretic!

Kill it with Firing !!11!!!!! Back in 2008, a fella — a private individual — did what many people did: he donated $1,000 to a political proposition in CA. This Proposition passed by 52.24% of the voters. It was even supported — in principle — by many of the candidates in the Presidential election. On [...]

Guilty !!! 2!!!

some more Another report from this: The Maciver Institute‘s article on The White Privilege Conference [WPC 15] [Yes, it's real. Yes, there were 14 previous ones.] I’m beginning to think it might be a bit difficult to have a rational, productive conversation with people who …erm, “think” like this. Their basic “argument” seems to be [...]

Guilty!!

“If you don’t answer the question, young man, we’re going to have to gag you.” What question?!? “Gag him.” –FiresignTheater The city of Madison [WI] hosted the 15th annual national White Privilege Conference last week at the Monona Terrace to discuss issues of white supremacy, social justice, education and the Tea Party. There it is [...]

Doubling Down on Lame

srsly, people Clear back the furniture — it’s time to *runz in circles* !!! The United Nations “scientific” panel is at it again… After several days of late-night wrangling, more than 100 governments unanimously approved the scientist-written 49-page summary — which is aimed at world political leaders. The summary mentions the word “risk” an average [...]

Diplomatic *un-friend!!!!!*

Tobbagan to Incompetence This is what’s meant by “Doing nothing; and doing it badly.” … [Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry] Rogozin learned the U.S. was going to sanction him personally along with six other Russian leaders. According to that announcement, the punitive economic measures will freeze his personal assets in any U.S. jurisdiction, and Americans [...]

ToDaZeD Iron Cookie

suddenly a thang When did it become a “thing” to ban words? Srsly? Is that in keeping with the Spirit That Won The West? Is that how America works? LeanIn.Org and Girl Scouts of the USA today launched Ban Bossy, a public service campaign to encourage leadership and achievement in girls. Yeah. This is why [...]

ToDaZeD Just for Knowing

surely you qualify — who doesn’t?!? Protected Classes Federal ➢ Race ➢ Color ➢ Religion ➢ National Origin ➢ Sex (Gender) ➢ Disability ➢ Familial Status In addition to the above list of “protected classes” the State of California has added: State of California ➢ Age ➢ Ancestry ➢ Gender Identity ➢ Marital Status ➢ [...]

ToDaZeD Win Da Futchah! WTF

Here’s lookin’ at you, kidz Lakota, N.D., farmer Rodney Brossart … was accused of stealing his neighbors’ stray cattle in 2011. IN DISTRICT COURT, NELSON COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTa [sic -- typos abound in this] A neighbor of Rodney Brossart, Chris Anderson (Anderson) noticed that three of his cow calf pairs were missing, presumed that they [...]

ToDaZeD CA *facepalm*

California farmers ban together to fight nut rustlers yeah. This harvest season in the Central Valley, thieves cut through a fence and hauled off $400,000 in walnuts. Another $100,000 in almonds was stolen by a driver with a fake license. And $100,000 in pistachios was taken by a big rig driver who left a farm [...]

Forbidden Knowledge

idiocracy Supported with your tax dollars. Until 2011, students majoring in English at UCLA had to take one course in Chaucer, two in Shakespeare, and one in Milton —the cornerstones of English literature. Following a revolt of the junior faculty, however, during which it was announced that Shakespeare was part of the “Empire,” UCLA junked [...]

Blaspheming Teh Narrative

huntin’ Haven’t been hearing much about the whole Duck Dynasty kerfluffle the last coupla daze. What with my stove going belly-up just as I started the experimental Christmas Cookies [this year -- French Macarons. Yum!], the prep for the new stove, the arrival of the new stove, the new stove not working, the arrangements and [...]

Duck Penis !!!

huh huhuhuhuh Yep — that’s the hook for the MSMBS story on Sen. Tom Coburn’s (R-OK) annual “Wastebook”. Because penis. The “Union for Conceeeerned ‘Scientists’” immediately jumped to their defense. “These studies sound funny because they relate to things that people can easily understand,” [the woman studying duck penni said]. “Similar basic research takes place [...]

Look! A squirr….

whaaa? Interesting article to find in the NYT: The rise of A.D.H.D. diagnoses and prescriptions for stimulants over the years coincided with a remarkably successful two-decade campaign by pharmaceutical companies to publicize the syndrome and promote the pills to doctors, educators and parents. With the children’s market booming, the industry is now employing similar marketing [...]

Two Sides of the Same Wooden Nickel

don’t take ‘em Flipped on the raadio while making coffee. Being Sunday I tuned to a generic MSM newscast [the kind of thing I generally ignore] just to see if anything *significant* happened overnite. Ho Lee Carp! Is this what the Low Information Voter [and the Low information Congress] bases their “decisions” on? What crap! [...]

Meme of Teh Season

hm…. Y’all heard about The Elf On The Shelf? Sounds kinda cute. Apparently the Elf is sent by Santa. The Elf on the Shelf® is a special scout elf sent from the North Pole to help Santa Claus manage his naughty and nice lists. When a family adopts an elf and gives it a name, [...]

ToDaZeD CA *flashback*

#NudgeBalloon whoa. duu-uuude. [September 25, 2013] [Gov. Jerry I dated Linda Ronstat Brown said. “I was brought up to believe in the doctrine of the living family wage. That doctrine says that anyone who works is worthy … and ‘worthy’ means they can support their families.” ..."Nothing could be a simpler, clearer or more moral [...]

This is whatcha get

when red-pen grading is oppression and grammar is micro-aggression Ya get a generation or three who lack the self-discipline to comprehend basic economics. Who are led around by the wish-bone by a bunch of rabble rousers who refute the Austrians with Keynes and Marx. Inequality is eating away at the American dream, warns Obama, as [...]

Trends?

or Fundamental Ch-ch-changes? Retail. A tough business. Also a crazy business. Remember the crazy stories about 6am Black Friday sales? Now I’m hearing on the raadio about all the retailers planning to be open on T’giving. whaaaa?!? Yep — major malls – 8pm; WalMart/Kmart – 6pm; DollarStore – 5pm [c'mon. Even if you give me [...]