White House Claims Miscommunication on Aircraft Carrier's Location: A senior Administration official says a miscommunication with the Pentagon and the Trump Defense Department was responsible for President Trump falsely claiming on Fox News that he was sending “a very powerful naval armada" to the Korean Peninsula, when those ships were actually on their way to military exercises out in the Indian Ocean, some 3,500 miles in the opposite…Continue
Trump Urges Everyone to Read Book with No Words: In an early morning tweet, President Trump urged all Americans to read Michael J. Knowles’ Amazon bestseller “Reasons to Vote for Democrats,” a satirical book that contains nothing but 260 blank pages. No doubt the book is at the top of Betsy DeVos' reading list. Actually, its a great read for Trump people, because you can just make up your own stories. When asked if he actually read the book, Trump…Continue
Many (including myself) believe we must move to something close to a single payor healthcare system. For some, they base this on the notion that healthcare is a right. For me, I don’t think so. But even if it is not a right, how does that govern what US health policy ought to be?
For conservatives, the discussion of rights looks like this this (taken from Freedom Works…Continue
Navy SEAL Under Fire For Moonlighting As Porn Actor: A decorated Navy SEAL is under investigation after it was disclosed that the soldier had been moonlighting as porn actor Jay Voom, but his porn-star wife Jewels Jade claims he was only trying to help her career after they had experienced financial difficulty. Well, first of all, I’d like to tell them “thanks for your cervix.” Apparently all his missions weren't impossible. So they had some financial…Continue
Trump Insisting on Riding in the Queen's Gold-Plated Carriage: In what is being described by officials as a potential security nightmare, US President Donald Trump is reportedly demanding to ride in the Queen's royal, gold-plated carriage to travel down The Mall to…Continue
Apple to Test Self-Driving Vehicles in California: Ending years of speculation, Apple’s late entry into a crowded field was made official with the disclosure that the California Department of Motor Vehicles has awarded a permit for the company to start testing its self-driving car…Continue
Since President Trump has no ideology or consistent policy on anything, following the advice of whichever business crony or political hack he last spoke with, resulting in no pattern of action in domestic or foreign policy other than a result perceived by the president to help his image, ratings, or business interests, is there any reason to continue to try to discern a pattern in his contradictory actions?
War is a business of accounting: “blood and treasure” calculations underpin warfare in terms of hard cash damage to economies and societies.Continue
Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club Cited for Numerous Serious Food Safety Violations: Donald Trump’s exclusive Palm Beach Mar-a-Lago country club, where he has been routinely entertaining world leaders with dinner and diplomacy, has just been cited again for a number of serious food safety…Continue
hi all, it was not a pretty picture (to say the least, honestly, it was outrageous) with bloody david dao dragged off an airplane in full view of social media. he is said to have concussion, lost teeth, and needed surgery. united refunded all passengers. the airline released a statement about "reaccommodating" the passengers. it looks like our entire country got "reaccommodated" the last decade or so esp after 911. and isnt it "fortunate" for us all some passengers were around to film the…Continue
New Berkeley Study Explains Why Shoelaces Come Undone: After numerous tests run on a treadmill, a UC Berkeley professor of mechanical engineering determined that the combination of banging a leg up and down and jerking it forward is primarily responsible for our shoelaces continually becoming untied. Oh yea, I’ve heard about that study. I believe its called “String Theory.” If you ask me, the solution to this is simple. Instead of using regular…Continue
Scientists Identify Parts of Brain Involved in Dreaming: Scientists have identified regions of the brain involved in dreaming in a study with significant implications for our understanding of the purpose of dreams and of consciousness itself - even offering clues as to what the dream is actually about. In related news, Facebook announced they are just a few short years away from targeted, in-dream advertising!…Continue
Scott Walker Wants Wisconsin to Stop Dictating How Much Kids Go to School: If Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has his way, the Badger State will become the first state to stop requiring students in public schools to spend a minimum number of hours in the classroom.…Continue
Casey Anthony Now a Professional Photographer: Its being reported that Casey Anthony, the Florida woman acquitted in 2011 in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, is now trying to establish a career as a photographer in West Palm Beach. Gee, if that doesn’t work out for her, who knows what she can do for a living? I’m assuming babysitting is pretty much out of the question!…Continue