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Posted by on August 28, 2014 at 10:17 pm

Even though the stats say people read this little site regularly, the fact is not many people comment. One of the few people who I’d call a “regular commenter” was Cynthia. It is with great sadness that I must report that Cynthia passed away this morning. She leaves behind a long-term boyfriend, assorted distant relatives, […]

Yet More Things I Learned This Semester

Posted by on May 10, 2014 at 6:41 pm

Yes, the semester is almost over and that means it’s time to share a few choice thoughts. In General: There are people who are willing to wait for a spot 100 feet closer to the building, even in nice weather. In the meantime, I’ve parked in the next lot over, locked my car, walked to […]

Blood Moon Tonight

Posted by on April 14, 2014 at 9:52 am

Seriously.   Expect apocalyptic nut jobs at all times; remind yourself that for all the predictions, the world has yet to end.

Boobs on a Plane

Posted by on February 27, 2014 at 4:38 pm

So apparently Delta Airlines told a breastfeeding mother that she would need to cover up or pump ahead of time. This started a flamestorm on the Twitterverse. Delta quickly backtracked, apparently remembering  that “Breastfeeding without a cover is legal in all 50 states” and that would include over those states. Oh yeah, and remembering that lawsuit […]

A Couple Follow-Ups

Posted by on February 22, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Little Dogs in Big Trouble: Remember this post? The picture was taken in front of the Prince and Princess Puppy Boutique in Las Vegas. Well, there’s been some trouble in the Doggie Kingdom. The owner of the store and her companion are accused of trying to burn the place down with 27 dogs inside. Yeah, […]

The NSA Scandal is a Gift that keeps on Giving

Posted by on December 13, 2013 at 5:54 pm

So, let’s get started. No particular order here. The NSA is apparently tracking a lot of information about where people are based on their cell phones. I’m not sure whether this makes it better or worse, but this appears to be a big deal overseas, where Bad Guys might want to follow American spies “case […]

Happy Thanksgiving, and Hanukkah too.

Posted by on November 28, 2013 at 11:40 am

  Here’s some amazing Thanksgiving facts for you and yours. In Closing: NSA and privacy goodness complete with comic ridicule; about Iran; Pope Francis; filibuster; and cutting off their left hand to appease their right wing anti-base.

Clarity

Posted by on October 27, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Ok. There are some people — millions of them to be honest — who are unhappy that their insurance policies are being cancelled. The policies were reasonably priced, the consumers argue. What these consumers fail to understand is that they were crap policies that were inexpensive because they didn’t actually cover much of anything! If […]

“Don’t Worry Little Lady, I Won’t Let the Democrats Kill Your Cat!”

Posted by on September 7, 2013 at 9:14 pm

A couple years ago, I mentioned the Sea Stone wait I mean Hotel Baja California Restaurant. Guess what? It closed. The rather expensive building sat vacant for a while before displaying a new banner: “Coming Soon! Boca Park Animal Hospital.” Another expensive build ensued. I found this rather curious. Repurposing serially failed restaurant space with […]

ShortWoman’s Super Simplified Campaign Finance Plan

Posted by on August 8, 2013 at 4:23 am

Over the years, I’ve talked about tax simplification and campaign season streamlining. Today I share my idea — singular — for simplifying campaign finance. Since it’s clear that we are unlikely to get to a place where campaigns are publicly funded and each candidate is sharply limited on what he (usually he, sometimes she) can […]