Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Goober with a Grudge and a Gun #7,682 (or is it 8,276?)

Ho, hum, another day in the USA, another goober with a grudge gets a gun and shoots up a school. Who can keep up anymore? I've already lost count of how many of these have happened in the past week alone. It's almost every day now. Other countries look at us like we're insane. And they're right.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

TSA Blog: the Energizer Bunny of the Blabbosphere

As regular readers here know, the TSA Blog, a.k.a. Propaganda Central, is the official on-line mouthpiece of the Transportation Security Administration. (There are, of course, lots of other, humanoid mouthpieces, as well.) 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

On the Avenue, Hon!

A beautiful, sleek, avocado-green 1961 Dodge (with a Chrysler front, according to the owner) on The Avenue in Hampden that had us gasping from a block away (click pic to enlarge). 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Fiddling, Fracking, and In General Fucking Things Up

Fracking is not only causing toxic contamination of aquifers and setting faucets on fire, it's also causing earthquakes. So what is the U.S. doing? Doubling down, of course. When you find a failed policy, when you have incontrovertible evidence that what you're doing is harming people, why of course you do more of it! 

Just as with Prohibition. More people were dying of alcohol poisoning during Prohibition than had been dying of it before, so of course the U.S. government made Prohibition laws even more stringent. Better yet, it made alcohol more poisonous!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Junked Rapiscan scanners get second life

Since the radiation-emitting, independently untested Rapiscan strip-search scanners were removed from airports last year -- at the cost of millions of dollars to taxpayers -- what's happened to them?