Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Minutes to Midnight

"Unless we change the way we think, humanity remains in serious danger"--Lawrence Krauss of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Humanity, always in danger.

Minutes to "midnight" holds at 3 minutes for 2016

The Doomsday Clock, created and maintained by Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, symbolizes how close the world is to global catastrophe. They created the "clock" in 1947; they assess and possibly adjust the minute hand annually, based on their perception of the risk of a nuclear war. In 2007 they began including climate change in their considerations. Which is weird since climate change is a total myth. 

They set the clock at 3 minutes to midnight in 2015, 2 minutes closer than it had been the prior 3 years, citing both nuclear weapons and climate change as "extraordinary and undeniable threats to the continued existence of humanity."

But what do they know, a bunch of eggheads. I don't hear real Americans like Donald Trump or Sarah Palin worrying about this shit. Or Hillary Clinton. Or you. What's up with that?

Bill Kristol is Continuously Wrong, Still Exists

Not only wrong, also lacking in self awareness.
Bill Kristol is a fucking idiot.
Dated July 22, 2015; as of January 26, 2016 Trump
continues to lead nearly all current polls
He's smarmy, self-aggrandizing and wrong.

All of the time.

All.

Of.

The.

Time.

Maybe nearly all of the time.

But amazingly, consistently wrong.

Great Moments in Marketing/Great Moments in Homeland Security

This Sunday marks the nine year anniversary of the "2007 Boston Mooninite panic"–the day the Aqua Teen Hunger Force defeated the city of Boston with a few D cell batteries and some LED lights: post-9/11 America at its finest. (NOTE: six years later, 2 assholes would use real bombs to kill 3 and injure hundreds at the Boston Marathon. Fuck them and whatever shit they thought they stood for. Fuckers. [NOTE: Following the bombing the entire city of Boston went on lock down; an action unprecedented at that magnitude that, since Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was discovered after the "shelter-in-place" order was lifted, was a bit of an overreaction. True, no one was killed by Tsarnaev during the order but no one was killed after the order was lifted either (yes, okay, there was only like 15 or 20 minutes and he was wounded in a boat, whatev).])

What was my point?

Oh, right, overreact much? Who, us? Never. Even if we are still removing shoes to go through the security checkpoint at airports.

Unless you pay $85.