Archive for the ‘You Must be F***ing Kidding’ Category

Are we safe yet?

This from the Beeb. A Tourist named Leigh Van Bryan was barred from entry to the US because of some­thing he’d posted on Twitter. The 26-​​​​year-​​​​old bar man­ager wrote a mes­sage to a friend on the micro-​​​​blogging ser­vice, say­ing: “Free this week, for quick gossip/​​prep before I go and destroy America.” […] In another tweet, Mr Bryan made reference […]

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Congress declares victory over constituents

In a bold step for­ward for decreased gov­ern­ment reg­u­la­tion of gov­ern­ment, Congress was able to declare vic­tory over the vast major­ity of the American elec­torate Tuesday. “This is an impor­tant day for all leg­is­la­tors,” stated Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-​​​​OH). “For years we’ve been ham­pered by the demands of unrea­son­able tax­pay­ers, but with this […]

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Why we don’t let cartoonists write policy decisions

About one in twenty car­toons by Michael Ramirez is actu­ally worth a read; most of the time he pro­duces far-​​​​right nitwit­tery that, rather than pro­vid­ing bal­ance or nuance to my openly social­is­tic and lefty views, sim­ply rep­re­sents cog­ni­tive noise. It’s unfor­tu­nate, too, because Ramirez is actu­ally one hell of a skilled illus­tra­tor. He clearly puts a lot of […]

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Useless old bigot does it again

No, not John McCain — just one of his cheer­lead­ers, old man Chuck Asay. Behold. This cadre of old big­ots can’t die off soon enough to suit me. Fortunately, Asay’s cretinous out­look is no longer rel­e­vant to the major­ity of Americans. That’s prob­a­bly why he’s being such a prat, actu­ally. He’s throw­ing a lit­tle tantrum because no […]

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Chuck Asay: Bigoted homophobe, or bigoted homophobic sack of shit?

Chuck Asay is one of those old-​​​​timey white guys who has more than out­lived his use­ful­ness to the planet. Born in 1942, he’s the direct ben­e­fi­ciary of most of the social-​​​​support sys­tems that were erected dur­ing his youth, those same sys­tems he wants to see dis­man­tled now in the name of “con­ser­vatism” and — probably […]

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Shame them

Last week some dis­turb­ing news broke in my neck of the woods. The long and short is that a school in Prescott, Arizona was paint­ing a rather joy­ous and exu­ber­ant mural that included some of the school’s stu­dents. Certain indi­vid­u­als drove past the school and shouted racist com­ments. A local dem­a­gogue got on the radio and fomented action. […]

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You can tell a lot about a man…

…from the way he chooses to draw women. Yeah, seri­ously. From a cli­part site.

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It’s either gmail or the iPhone

I know. I know. Those of you who are in my gmail con­tacts have been spammed recently by a series of annoy­ing mes­sages. I’m not sure exactly where the weak link is. Because it’s just peo­ple whom I’ve con­tacted directly from my gmail account via their web inter­face, it could be that some­one man­aged to crack my […]

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Ah, Islam, the religion of pieces

Part of Indonesia has joined the great enlight­en­ment by pass­ing a ston­ing law for adul­tery. Good! Because if there’s one thing that stu­pid men with small penises can’t pos­si­bly con­done, it’s their wives boink­ing other men. (Offhand I don’t know of any man who has ever been killed under any adul­tery law any­where.) It’s also now illegal […]

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These people.

These peo­ple are why I have this.

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When entitlement attacks

I would like to think this rep­re­sents the nadir of spoiled-​​​​brat behav­ior from the twen­tysome­thing crowd, but I fear it’s closer to being an iceberg’s tip. A recent col­lege grad­u­ate is suing her alma mater for $72,000 — the full cost of her tuition and then some — because she can­not find a job. In other news, […]

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It was a very stupid idea anyway.

When Bush 43 was still — eww — in office, news broke that cir­cum­cised men had a lower chance of con­tract­ing HIV infec­tion than their uncut coun­ter­parts when hav­ing unpro­tected sex. The “news” was treated as a major break­through and, as I recall, a lot of coun­sel­ing was done of uncir­cum­cised men, sug­gest­ing they have their fore­skins removed instead […]

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