Third Month Mania – Bullshit: Round Three

As I was away for a couple of days, I didn’t even get to vote in Round Two of ‘Third Month Mania’, let alone post about it. However, bullshit never sleeps. As we vote is this year’s ‘Third Month Mania – Bracket of Bullshit’, we’re getting new bullshit every day, especially from the Trump Conference. The Everyone Else Conference isn’t exactly falling... read more

Just Catching Up (plus Tweets)

The sacking of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe last night by US Attorney General Jeff Sessions was to be the subject of today’s post. However, thing’s aren’t going to plan. The post is not going to be worthy of public viewing today. Further, I’m going to be busy in the real world for the next few days. So my disgust at this whole situation is going to have to mostly pass without... read more

Third Month Mania is Back

You may remember this from last year. (See here, here, here, here, here, and here.) While the rest of the US is dealing with March Madness, on The Daily Show they have Third Month Mania. March last year was a competition to find Donald Trump’s Greatest Tweet of All Time. Trump himself said, “Many people have said I’m the world’s greatest writer of 140 character sentences.”... read more

Trump to Meet North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un

Since long before he became president, Donald Trump has been attacking and insulting Kim Jong-un and North Korea. CNN has a new article that’s a compilation of ‘All the times President Trump has insulted North Korea‘. As you can imagine, there’s a lot there, and includes plenty of tweets. Trump has also made it clear ad infinitum that he thinks negotiation is a waste of time when... read more

Auckland Uni Sacks Staff Member for Trying to Shake Hands with Muslim Student (plus Tweets)

Things are slightly better today. We won the fourth one-dayer (cricket) against England yesterday! It was a really exciting game. Ross Taylor was amazing – back to his best. His outstanding performance makes him every Kiwi cricket fan’s hero today. I’ve put several tweets on his feat in the “Sports Tweets” below. So there’s a veneer of happiness in my life for a little... read more

Trump’s Steel Tariffs Will Damage the US Economy

Last week President Trump announced that he was putting a 25% tariff on all imports of steel to the US, and 10% on all imports of aluminium. There would be no exceptions. The announcement was quite sudden, with virtually no consultation. Trump is making the move using what the Council on Foreign Relations describes as “a little-used 1962 trade law.” His Chief Economic Advisor, Gary Cohn,... read more

First World Problems (plus Tweets)

Tweets is about all I’m up for today. There are a lot of things going wrong in my life at the moment (again), though to be fair, there are probably tens of millions around the world who would swap their life for mine in an instant. Just look what President Assad is doing to his own people in Ghouta at the moment with the help of Russia’s Putin. And I’m not one of the thousands of women... read more

WTF is Wrong with the USA? (plus Tweets)

One of the first things I do most mornings is check out Jerry Coyne’s website: Why Evolution is True. Yesterday, it was afternoon before I got to it. The first post I saw was this one: ‘The Apocalypse is here: Pennsylvania church to hold ceremony blessing AR-15s, nearby school to close during the blessing‘. I didn’t get any further. I need more hedgehogs, otters, octopuses, and Cat... read more

More on Gun Safety in the USA (plus Tweets)

As all presidents do after a major school shooting, President Trump has been saying he will make changes. No one seems to believe him though. As a result of that, you’ll find a tweet in the “Political Tweets” section that shows his approval rating is at a new low. At the moment, the phrase “Gun Safety in the USA” is a bit of an oxymoron. The more I find out about the subject,... read more

Are Guns in Schools a Good Idea? (plus Tweets)

The tweets of President Trump, the NRA, and many others are once again saying that what schools need is armed guards. Stoneman Douglas High School had a “Resource Officer.” He did nothing during the massacre. He was seen standing outside while there was firing going in inside. His job was to intervene in such situations. He did not. He has apparently resigned. This is the problem with these... read more

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