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Shorties of Badassdom

Posted by on April 8, 2014 at 9:07 pm

When Kids are Smarter than the Adults: Apparently, being accused of twirling a pencil with a pencap on it is a problem that is best addressed by a 5 hour interrogation evaluation, including a strip search and blood testing. No idea whether anybody thought it would be a good idea to call mom or dad. […]

Paranormal Activities: The Marked Shorties

Posted by on March 1, 2014 at 8:47 pm

Happy March! Let’s get started…. Student Loans: Officially dragging down the economy. I think I have a way to increase consumer spending: This is crazy talk I know, but if the minimum wage were higher, people who make minimum wage could afford to buy stuff. And the Supreme Court makes it worse: Now the government […]

Shorties’ Due

Posted by on January 28, 2014 at 5:51 pm

Enjoy some pre-SOTU appetizers. Keeping an eye on us all: So, here’s the latest links on the NSA, privacy, spying, Snowden, the legality of anything the NSA is up to, and related issues. This just keeps getting messier. No, the fact that it’s cold outside does not prove that global warming is a hoax: seriously, people. […]

A Bucket of Shorties

Posted by on November 19, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Department of Education: It looks like textbook publishers have decided to call a Texas-sized bluff and print science books that only have science in them. Elsewhere, Arne Duncan has realized that insulting “white suburban moms” might not be a winning strategy. Defiance: Apparently you have to be ready to retire from Congress to actually work […]

The Last Will and Shorties of Rosalind Leigh

Posted by on October 18, 2013 at 4:33 pm

On Education: Children living in poverty are everywhere, and standardized tests are not ready for them. For pity sake, we’re wasting time teaching kids who are still figuring out how to hold a pencil how to fill in little bubbles on scantrons. All hail the holy power of earning a completion certificate degree. On Spying […]

Island of Lost Shorties

Posted by on September 13, 2013 at 5:20 pm

  The Tall Shop? Boy are they barking up the wrong tree! Anyway, Shorties. Let’s not forget about these guys: FISA, NSA, privacy, cracked crypto, due process, hearings designed to make the people feel all warm and fussy fuzzy (sometimes typos are funny) about something being done even though nobody in a position of authority is even […]

Return to BloodShorties Lake

Posted by on September 4, 2013 at 7:02 pm

You can thank Drew for the title inspiration. It’s sometimes tough to keep thinking of Shorties titles! Beating the same drum: so here’s today’s tab dump on the freaking mess that continues to be the NSA, DEA, FBI, and Edward Snowden. And now for something completely different: a nice selection of  health, health insurance, and healthy […]

Shorties of Chuckie

Posted by on August 14, 2013 at 5:38 pm

Ok, let’s start with the NSA data dump: boy howdy and I do mean dump. Big mean dookie here and the administration keeps adding to the pile. Advice to the White House: sunlight is a good disinfectant. On Republicans: And a possible shutdown of the government (because that worked out so well for the Republicans during […]

No Shortie Lives

Posted by on July 10, 2013 at 5:56 pm

Ok, just so you know, air quality in Vegas is absolutely awful today because of the massive fire on Mount Charleston. This also means that Vegas’s favorite get-out-of-the-heat spot is closed. So on with the Shorties. A Few Words on Abortion: Don’t want one? Don’t have one. Don’t think others should have them? Support birth […]

Would You Shorties

Posted by on June 13, 2013 at 5:06 pm

What is Problem?: Putin sees no problems whatsoever with Prism. Interesting Statistic: Young children with guns have killed more people than terrorism in the United States this year. Maybe we need a law prohibiting little kids from owning guns… um, yeah never mind. Wake Up Call: Boomers, this is the future calling. He swears he doesn’t […]