Friday, March 24, 2017

Health Insurance

the nice thing about having health insurance is that you don't go bankrupt when you have that stick surgically removed from your ass.

Saturday, March 18, 2017


I leave home this morning and all's well. I mean, okay fine, we've pissed off the Brits, the Germans, we're like a week away from shooting at North Koreans, a metric fuck ton of people are still dying in and around Syria and Iraq, or just trying to flee Syria and Iraq. And a whole different metric fuck tonne are starving in East Africa. Also the Aussies still seem a bit annoyed at us for some reason, and we're probably going to start a trade war with China. Oh and Mexico is pretty much done with our bullshit. Then there was some asshole in Paris, again. And we're going to be cutting off somewhere between 14 and 24 million people from health insurance over the next few years but still don't have a plan that actually controls health-care costs. Also my shoulder still hurts....Okay so I left home this morning and things were pretty fucked, but like, in a way I kind of understood. And then I get home and Chuck Berry is dead. What the fuck man? c'mon.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

MAD - Mutually Assured Doxing

You're seriously telling me that we can get a bunch of 0-day from the CIA posted to WikiLeaks but nobody has Trump's goddamn tax returns? You're fired Internet. SAD!

Sunday, March 05, 2017


One of the things you’re supposed to do when you’re trying to figure out what you want to do for a living is imagine that you were rich enough that money wasn’t an issue and think about what you would want to do with your life. If I was rich I would just go around Indecent Proposaling people. I don’t know what job that makes me suited for. Does being a sociopath have a good 401K? The only other thing I can readily think of is cult leader, but that seems like a lot of work.

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Superhero Economics

Flipping through some old comics on my shelf it occurs to me that Superman goes through a lot of shirts. Just rips them right off. Thing is, that’s not a really overwhelming sign of strength. Hulk Hogan used to do that when I was a kid and if that’s the measure of an alien who can carry airplanes, it’s kind of depressing. He’s supposed to be super fast, why not just make the effort to unbutton the shirt? Just as quick, and you don’t have to go out and buy a new shirt. No wonder Batman can outsmart him.

Friday, March 03, 2017


I was asked recently to take a look at this report that included a section on population growth. As it comes on the heels of the reinstatement of the “Mexico City Rule” gag order, I have to think that what we’re doing is making more people around the world who don’t generally like America. It’s basically the same argument I have with the abortion debate domestically just writ global. It’s not the devout Evangelical voters having abortions. Making abortions illegal breeds more Democrats. It’s the people who can’t afford economically or emotionally to have the child who are getting abortions, so making the process illegal breeds a larger welfare state and more broken familes. It’s counterproductive to stated intentions. Either you’re lying to yourself or lying to everyone else and neither should be tolerable.

There was another reference I noticed was this Amnesty report . One of these days I just want to read something from Amnesty International that doesn’t make me want to fucking shoot myself. Just give me like a Tweet with some cute puppies or something. Sometimes I think suicide hotlines exist simply for people that have to write and read Amnesty International reports. I digress, what was I trying to get to? Ah, right congratulations America, our leadership is on par with Duterte, a guy who literally brags about extrajudicial killings and Erdogan, so I expect an Executive Order from President Bannon, sorry, Trump making it illegal to insult the President very shortly. It’s on the to-do list right after the one modifying the Statue of Liberty to add “NOT!” to the end of the quote on the plaque. And before you get all whiny, I’m joking. I know Trump won’t change the quote because it currently ends with mentioning a golden door and he takes that literally enough to want one for White Power; I mean Trump Tower.

Thursday, March 02, 2017


I don't know if anyone from the government is actually spying on me, but if they are, I apologize to whoever has to watch for spending so much time at home in my underwear.