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Wednesday, 1 January 2020

I find your lack of Neil Innes disturbing

quote [ Musician and songwriter enjoyed success with the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah band, the Rutles and Monty Python ]

Even as a satirist his musical career was genius. A lot of Rutles is actually better than the Beatles. He will be missed.

[SFW] [obituaries] [+3 Sad]
[by sanepride@6:39pmGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

What? No post for Michael J. Pollard?

quote [ Actor Michael J. Pollard, known for his roles in "Bonnie and Clyde" and "Star Trek," has died at the age of 80. ]

Also Gahan Wilson. Damn, people. Things sure have gone to hell around here.

[SFW] [obituaries] [+4 Underrated]
[by sanepride@8:15pmGMT] [5 comments]

Friday, 23 June 2017

For Alt-Right Trolls, “Star Trek: Discovery” Is an Unsafe Space

quote [ The show, which stars two women of color, won’t début until the fall, but already its trailer is raising nativist hackles. ]

Previous post about the trailer that has the alt-white so riled up.
George Takei responds.

[SFW] [tv & movies] [+4 Underrated]
[by sanepride@7:40pmGMT] [19 comments]

Thursday, 22 June 2017

The decline of American democracy won't be televised

quote [ in a country like the U.S., democratic backsliding will likely to start off looking a lot more normal -- with slow, legal attacks on our democratic institutions. ]

Main link is Vox YouTube vid. More in extended...

[SFW] [politics] [+1 Interesting]
[by sanepride@10:03pmGMT] [30 comments]

John Oliver, a giant squirrel and a defamation lawsuit by a coal industry titan

quote [ Oliver knew he was inviting a legal battle when he used his show Sunday to lambaste one of the country’s largest coal mining companies and mock its chief executive. ]

Robert E Murray, CEO of Murray Energy Corporation, is the epitome of corporate evil. Sorry steele, now you're gonna get sued too.

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+4 Funny]
[by sanepride@5:49pmGMT] [10 comments]



Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Live results | Georgia 6th District Congressional Special Election: Jon Ossoff v. Karen Handel

quote [ Democrats and Republicans have spent two months hunting for voters who cast ballots in 2016 but didn’t participate in the April primary. ]

UPDATE: Called for Republican Karen Handel. Not even that close.

[SFW] [politics] [+5 Informative]
[by sanepride@12:27amGMT] [31 comments]

Monday, 19 June 2017

New Study Shows What Really Happened in the 2016 Election

quote [ A new survey of the electorate explodes many of the myths we believe about American politics. ]

Main link is to Jonathan Chait's analysis. Actual study is here.
Fascinating stuff, some folks won't like it.

[SFW] [politics] [+2 Informative]
[by sanepride@8:38pmGMT] [35 comments]

The Slants Win Supreme Court Battle Over Band's Name In Trademark Dispute

quote [ The case could have broad impact on how the First Amendment is applied in other trademark cases. ]

Under the circumstances it seems like the best decision. On the other hand, looks like it means 'Redskins' is probably OK too.
[SFW] [business] [+5 Good]
[by sanepride@6:41pmGMT] [15 comments]

Saturday, 17 June 2017

FACT CHECK: Is Left-Wing Violence Rising?

quote [ those who track extremism say that while there are a few far-left groups that raise red flags, their numbers remain small. ]

So says the 'fake news media' anyway. Needless to say, fact checks are moot when people's minds are irrevocably made up.
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+2]
[by sanepride@1:33amGMT] [87 comments]

Friday, 16 June 2017

Minnesota Police Officer Found Not Guilty In Shooting Death Of Philando Castile

quote [ The incident drew national attention when Reynolds started live-streaming the immediate aftermath of the exchange on Facebook, as Castile lay dying and her daughter sat in the back seat. ]

Sadly unsurprising. As long as police aren't held accountable these kinds of murders will continue.
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+2]
[by sanepride@8:50pmGMT] [16 comments]



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