Category Archives: culture & philosophy

today’s *clank* mama griz

WWJWD?* A Dutch mom ignored warnings from officials and single-handedly rescued her 19-year-old daughter from the clutches of ISIS. In a remarkable story straight out of a “Taken” sequel, the mom, identified only as Monique, chose to take matters into her own hands — venturing to the war-torn Syrian city of Raqqa to save her [...]

Blatant beardism, I say!

Now, having a beard is promoting toxic masculinity. “Lumbersexual” *bwaaahahahaha!* Now I axe you … (What? Yeah, reckon radical Islamist beardos will be none too all-fired pleased, either.) _________ KisP ref

today’s *clank*

Dang thing was staged. My apologies for not listening to my gut.

The science is not settled

Meanwhile, back in real science (where there’re no political, ideological, or theological axes* to grind) deniers and skeptics also get grants and face-time. The discovery of the Higgs boson … is now being called into question by a different group of scientists. The illusive particle, regarded as key to understanding why matter has mass, which [...]

11/11

It’s Veterans Day in the US, when we thank those who served in the armed forces; whereas on Memorial Day, we honor those who were lost. In the UK, it’s Remembrance Day (Armistice Day — WWI) This year, it’s something, well, special. (Keep scrolling down to the overhead picture for the full, heart-rending effect.)

some final-ish solutions

For all you “If I Were King of the World” types out there: managing The Planet™ without including the reality-based considerations isn’t as easy at it sounds. Last weekend, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a new report. According to the IPCC, the total cumulative future human production of carbon dioxide [...]

… but we don’t want the Irish

The ROKs go all 19thC on ‘er. ~ vid ~ Irish teacher Katie Mulrennan had been teaching English around the globe for years, in Oxford, Dubai, and Seoul, when she was rejected for a position by a South Korean teaching agency. Why? Because she was Irish, and therefore, a stinking drunk. “I am sorry to [...]

Daesholes and Muslimbeciles

What passes for “getting lucky” in Islamistan ~ vid / story ~Slavery. F’n slavery ! How the F’nF can a civilized human being rationalize slavery ‽ If you’re quoting a holy book that claims to justify slavery, tear that page out and f’n burn it, lest that blasphemous insult to something deserving worship taint everything [...]

war on wimmin reality

Next thing you know, they’ll be outlawing large sodas. Saudi Arabia has developed an international reputation for regularly violating women’s rights, one the nation continues to feed with a new law issued by the country’s religious police, the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, outlawing “tempting eyes.” What are “tempting” [...]

Progs looove cultural diversity

~ vid ~ All cultures are equally legitimate … A crowd stoned to death a young man in northeast Congo on Friday before burning and eating his corpse, witnesses said, in apparent revenge for a series of attacks by Ugandan rebels. [more] … or not.