The Trump Rules

So, I’m sure you’re aware that Donald Trump made a joke about murdering Hillary Clinton yesterday. Then, he walked it back and lied about what he’d said, pretending that he’d merely suggested that “second amendment people” could vote as a bloc and defeat Clinton…somehow…after she’d already been elected…or something. The only exceptional thing about this […]

The Worst (I’m Already So Tired of Trump)

What can I say about Donald Trump that hasn’t already been said? Let’s find out! I’ll start with the obvious: By any reasonable measure, Donald Trump is the worst person to have ever been nominated by a major party in the United States, and he will be the worst person to be elected on the […]

And Then There Were Two*

Donald Trump v. Hillary Clinton, a no holds barred cage match to the death**. This should be fun. Clinton is very much “the devil you know.” She’s the closest thing the Democrats have to Bob Dole in the sense that her candidacy feels as though it’s a result of it being her turn as much […]

We Report, You Decide

John C. Wright said this. George R. R. Martin responded with this. I’ll leave you to your own judgements and say nothing beyond the fact that I find the exchange telling.

Hugo Awards 2016: Geez, not this shit again

Welp, it happened again: The Rabid Puppies, the folks who want to destroy the Hugo Awards, nearly swept the nominations again this year. Not that anyone expected their defeat last year to discourage them. They seem to revel in the whole “If we can’t have what we want, at least we can ruin it for […]

ESPN’s coddling of Curt Schilling ends badly

Parker Molloy wrote a much better recap of the events surrounding Curt Schilling’s dismissal from ESPN than I ever could, so if you want the long version, I strongly suggest you read the whole thing here. She breaks it down in great detail, but I’ll sum up here for those of you who didn’t follow […]

The derp in here has gone up a couple of degrees

So, some scientists and pro-science types have decided to start using a hashtag, #StandWithScience for their crowd funding campaign. This being the internet, you can probably guess what happened. It took about 10 seconds for the perpetual adolescent crowd to start using it for their own purposes. Nothing new in that. What is fun, though, […]

Vox’s Jason Blum Gets It All Kinds of Wrong

Vox published an odd piece by Jason Blum in which he makes the case that piracy is the primary reason why Hollywood isn’t making art house films, ergo piracy must be stopped in order for Hollywood to continue to make good films. He makes the case, but he doesn’t make it particularly well or at […]

Apparently, NASA has something in common with the Wu Tang Clan

You’re just trolling along, spouting truth-free nonsense about about climate change on Bill Nye’s Facebook, not a care in the world, when suddenly… …NASA shows up to kick the ever-lovin’ shit out of your positions. I can’t stand Facebook, but this has to be one of the most beautiful moments in the history of the […]

Encryption on WordPress?

About damn time. Good things are starting to happen on the encryption front. This is important. The problem with expensive and/or difficult encryption is that it won’t be universally adopted. At the extreme in of the spectrum, that means that anyone using encryption is instantly flagged as a Person of Interest. That kind of defeats […]