Where there's smoke, there's insanity


Out of the Foxhole


Fox News made a 180 degree course correction on Tuesday by settling out of court with Dominion Voting Systems over the network’s defamatory lies it spread after the election, agreeing to pay the astronomical amount of $787.5 million. It’s nice to see gravity starting to return to the world of news and politics, where one’s held accountable for one’s actions. What’s...

I Know Why the Caged Twit Sings


Love it or hate it, Twitter is here to stay. It’s become a staple in the worlds of politics, journalism, and beyond. The future of the company has never before looked so unsure. Following Elon Musk’s massive $44 billion deal to buy Twitter, he’s already fired some of its top executives and has hinted at major structural change coming soon. Years of animosity between Musk and...

New York Puts The Heavy on Trump


Hit with a new lawsuit like a ton of bricks My story also on Medium New York attorney general Lititia James has filed charges against Donald Trump and 3 of his children accusing them of fraud. In addition to $250 million in damages, New York seeks to bar the Trumps from ever again serving as executives on any company registered or licensed in New York. [Washington Post] The 222-page civil...

The Literal Stuff of Nightmares


Your eyeballs have no doubt already darted to the hideous sea monster emerging through the hazy, green mist below this paragraph. The newest fodder for my thalassophobia (fear of deep water) and reason to keep my psychotherapist employed, this bad boy was found in the Gulf of Mexico by a remotely operated Shell Oil underwater drone. Real Life ‘Squid Games’ Before you ask, yes —...

Skeletons in Golden Closets


Trump’s residence and office at Mar-a-Lago was raided by the F.B.I. today in an audacious move by a Justice Department which has taken criticism in the past for pulling punches. The search focused on material that Mr. Trump had brought with him to Mar-a-Lago when he left the White House, which allegedly contained many classified documents. They also cracked open one of Trump’s...

“Death Roe”


Well, it finally happened. The longstanding conservative-dreamt death march of Roe v. Wade has finally led to a logical conclusion. Decades of complacency on the part of Democrats slow-walked the precedent right off the plank, one gruesome and grizzly step at a time. Ample time existed to codify Roe v. Wade into law, yet no Congressional or Presidential capital was spent on it. Now, Trump’s...

Another injustice ‘Ritten’ into America’s history books


Yet another crime goes unpunished in America. Another young, white male gets to go home to his family after wreaking easily-avoidable havoc in a town he doesn’t live in, with a weapon he’s not of legal age to own and carry, and whose reckless behavior should bring shame upon all of us. Look at this the faint smirk painted across this boy’s plump, little piglet face. That’s...

State Run Propaganda


Trump suggests U.S. launch it’s own TV network Gee, I wonder whether the White House would have a compelling amount of control over the new network he suggests creating. Perhaps he finally sees he may not win reelection in 2020 between his low popularity, the loss of the House and over 400 State legislature seats, and the unfavorable trajectory of the Mueller investigation. Perhaps he’s getting...

“Truth isn’t truth”


“1984″ is alive and well in 2018 In an unprecedented new era of falsehoods, hypocracy, and downright propaganda, it really requires something shocking to stand out amongst the noise and knock one back a step. Yesterday was one of those moments. Wow. Let’s back up a second, though, and look at a few of the other data points along the way that have led us to where we’re at today...

Case of the disappearing man


Now you see him; Now you don’t! Hocus Pocus Propaganda may be alive and well in the 21st century; and not just in China and Russia but right here, “Made In America” in the good ole United States. By now, we‘re all aware foreign and domestic actors are actively and more or less continuously trying to manipulate our opinions and actions. From fake accounts, names and websites to fake news, posts...

Where there's smoke, there's insanity




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