Category Archives: Nudge Balloons

ToDaZeD CA *facepalm*

All Your Labor Are Belong to Teh State. A small-time vintner’s use of volunteer workers has put him out of business after the state squeezed him like a late-summer grape for $115,000 in fines — and sent a chill through the wine industry. The volunteers, some of them learning to make wine while helping out, [...]

ToDaZeD Word Of Teh Day!

brazen Use it in a sentence: “Whenever we can, we follow the law,” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told the House Ways and Means subcommittee on health on Wednesday. see also: barefaced, cheeky and contumelious and #NudgeBalloon

Hilarious.

Sad Story Time I followed this headline Are Liberals the Real Authoritarians? [thinking “duh”] and found a weak piece citing this: The way I saw it, this slavish obedience to authority and tradition on the part of conservatives was the true source of the culture war between liberals and conservatives over foreign war, abortion, same-sex [...]

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 [...]

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…

“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 [...]

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?

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 [...]

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 [...]

ToDaZeD Proggie Throwback

remember this? July 25, 2013 “People like George Soros, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Paul Krugman, Joe Stiglitz, Jeffrey Sax, Dean Baker, Robert Poland, Larry Summers have said they all support a transaction tax. The government has a right, the government and the people of the United States have a right to run the programs of [...]