Category Archives: Fucking Morons

Republicans Embrace Paul Ryan’s Goal to Create Massive Government Bureaucracies

A while ago, when Republican Rep. Paul Ryan was embracing his Inner Compassionate Conservative by releasing his anti-poverty program, which included a “customized life plan” with a personalized contract with benchmarks and timelines, I noted that his idea was liberalism … Continue reading

Posted in Bidness, Conservatives, Fucking Morons, Healthcare | 4 Comments

Gun Bullies For Freedom

From the Great State of Texas, we find this heartwarming defense of freedom (boldface mine): Armed gun rights activists from several different organizations gathered Tuesday at the Capitol to advocate for a bill approving unlicensed open carry of handguns. The … Continue reading

Posted in Ammosexuals, Conservatives, Fucking Morons, The Freedom To Hunt Your Slaves | 1 Comment

Maybe If We Panicked About Influenza Like We Did Ebola…

Oh, who am I kidding? Meanwhile, dead babies (boldface mine): Flu is now widespread in 46 states and has killed 26 children, health officials said today. “This year is shaping up to be a bad one, particularly for people 65 … Continue reading

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The Oppression of the Mansitter

It’s a shame the Men’s Right Movement, rather than focusing legitimate issues (e.g., should women typically be favored in custody battles?) has degenerated to misogyny and foolishness. Consider this MRA attempt to protect ‘man-sitting‘–where men in public places refuse to … Continue reading

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Security Theater: 153 Guns Got Through Airport Security

This recent failure of airport ‘security’ demonstrates how it’s really just ‘security theater‘ (boldface mine): The authorities say that on Dec. 10, while 1.7 million other passengers were being routinely screened for weapons at security checkpoints in airports around the … Continue reading

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A Hidden Cost of Failing to Fund Mass Transit

Funding for mass transit is always recognized as a cost, as in ‘building that new subway line will cost $X million.’ But what’s typically neglected is the cost if you don’t build mass transit (boldface mine): If [Maryland Republican] Governor-elect … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Democrats, Fucking Morons, Transportation | 1 Comment

Infectious Disease Counterintuitry

If you don’t like the word I invented (I’m rather fond of it), slatepitch will do just fine. Speaking of Slate, a Slate writer was granted space on the New York Times op-ed page to decry the effort to keep … Continue reading

Posted in Fucking Morons, Influenza, Viruses | 1 Comment