Non-Predator Drone Technology

July 24, 2017

No it isn’t a hopeful robot-thespian answering a casting-call for the lead droid role in the next Star Wars episode. Below–via NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day–is the anime-esque JEM Internal Ball Camera–or Int-Ball for short–courtesy of JAXA (the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), currently fluttering about aboard the ISS. Don’t leave Earth without one.

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Dresses by Charles Addams

July 24, 2017


And oh yeah–the French are fucked too . . .

July 18, 2017

“If Donald Trump had stood before 19 countries, his white skin practically gleaming under lights and television cameras, and said that Africa’s problems weren’t due to anything else but having too many kids and a ‘civilization problem’ every liberal from Portland to Massachusetts would collectively shit themselves with rage. They would decry the inhumanity in Rightist thinking, its racism, and above all it’s desire to maintain a brutally hierarchical status-quo.”

From “Macron, Much Like Centrism, Is a Vile Predatory Piece of Garbage” by Dr. Bones, via disinfo.

But when recently-elected “centrist” French President Emmanuel Macron pulls the same vampire-rabbit out of his magical neoliberal ass, so-called liberals in the U. S. ooh and aah and clap clap clap. The French people “dodged a bullet” when they elected Macron instead of the more openly bigoted Right-wing candidate Marine Le Pen a short time ago–so declared the U. S. economist and reputedly liberal pundit Robert Reich.  While I was quite happy to see Le Pen’s campaign go down in flames, I think it would be far more accurate and honest to say that the French dodged one bullet only by taking another.


We’re Fucked

July 18, 2017

In too many ways to count, now that a minority of Americans have successfully reaffirmed their delusional, blinded faith in the Almighty Businessman, but we’re especially fucked on healthcare. The Clintonian crypto-fascist Right wing of the Democratic Party–when not busy concocting nonsense about Russia to explain away how their own favorite flavor of fascist predictably lost to a barely house-trained orangutan in a suit–is desperately attempting to protect its own preferred set-up to insure for-profit, private health insurance providers–legislation known popularly as Obamacare or the ACA (the Affordable Care Act, shortened from the official “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”)–from the depredations of Trumpcare, the “alternative” to Obamacare/Romneycare currently being hatched in the fetid bowels of Congressional Republicans. Yep. Fucked.

Fuck Me William

The focus of the Establishment Democratic Party narrative–save the ACA!–however has kept the only genuine solution to America’s healthcare woes–namely Medicare for All/single-payer–in the background at best. The American people need to move it to the foreground.

Married to the Sea, one of the outré online comic sites that I frequent, with it’s usual bleakly humorous take on life in general, has also been uncharacteristically–synchronistically?–topical of late.


Guess what? More Bernie Sanders . . .

February 6, 2016

On Saturday Night Live . . .


“. . . the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

January 24, 2016

So Franklin Delano Roosevelt said in his first inaugural address to the nation in 1933, at the peak of the Great Depression.

Uncle Bernie

Bernie Sanders is not afraid.

 


Bernie Sanders Rocks

January 24, 2016

Alternative rocker Lissie talks about her new album and–guess what?–Bernie Sanders: