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Shooting oneself in the foot

Published on September 11, 2014 By bmagnus

You’ll notice that I didn’t do anything to commemorate excuse to slide into a dystopian police state day oops sorry I meant 9/11. Insert quote about safety and liberty here. Moving on then! Today’s news brought me this item about a teacher accidentally shooting herself in the leg. Last week a college professor shot himself in the […]

At the risk of saying something offensive…

Published on May 25, 2014 By bmagnus

Ok, let’s all take a deep breath. In case you don’t know what happened in Santa Barbara yesterday, start here. Like Comrade Misfit, I will not glorify this man above his victims by naming him. Other people have done some terrific commentary, and a few have really stuffed their feet into their mouths as far […]

I know you’re out there somewhere.

Published on January 23, 2014 By bmagnus

I’m talking to the guy who decided to shoot at another motorist at a busy Vegas intersection during rush hour. What the heck were you thinking? The cops still think it was probably a road rage thing: did he forget to signal? Maybe you were riding his freaking blind spot and he accidentally cut you […]

ZOMG! He’s Asking About the Future!

Published on December 17, 2013 By bmagnus

My local news channel decided to cover some information about the Arapahoe High School Shooter, specifically using this “chilling” — that’s Channel 8’s descriptor, not mine — quote: During a 2010 9NEWS town hall style debate, the then-freshman was selected from the audience to ask a question. “What would you like your legacy to be,” […]

Things I learned

Published on May 16, 2013 By bmagnus

  Last night, I completed my first semester of for credit college classes in a couple decades. Over the next few days, I will be sharing a few of the things that I have learned. Let’s start with generalities: This is the sort of college where “admissions requirements” are pretty much “has a valid credit […]

Medical Problem: the Law of Supply and Demand is Still in Effect

Published on April 2, 2013 By bmagnus

As we all know, all too soon we Americans will be required to purchase health insurance from the highly profitable corporations that got us into the health insurance “reform” debacle. Even people who should know better think we just have to have mandatory insurance to abolish pre-existing conditions because after all “people would buy insurance on […]

Music Monday: Happy New Year

Published on December 31, 2012 By bmagnus

  In Closing: My new favorite blog; disgraceful; AC saves lives; damned if he doesn’t sound reasonable; no deal may well be better than a bad deal, but it doesn’t matter because there will be no vote tonight; yeah, that does sound kinda dumb when you put it that way; Baby Boomer Nuns; they wouldn’t […]

I’m sure it seemed like a good idea at the time

Published on December 27, 2012 By bmagnus

USA Today tells us that thanks to patient surveys, hospitals are kissing our butts: Special air-blowing vests keep patients warm pre-surgery. Private rooms are the norm. Staffers regularly check in with patients to anticipate their toilet and showering needs to cut down on call-light usage. Patients are given clear discharge instructions. Cleaning is no longer […]

Gridlock and Opportunity

Published on December 22, 2012 By bmagnus

The next session of Congress is either going to be complete gridlock, or an era of great bi-partisanship. I say this based on this chart from Nate Silver. In case you’ve forgotten, that’s Nate “the man who got all the numbers right when everybody else got them horribly wrong” Silver:   Let me point out […]

Music Bonus: Apocalypse Someday

Published on December 21, 2012 By bmagnus

Happy Solstice! Since you are reading this, it would appear that the world did not in fact end today.   Have some bonus links about Christmas. In Closing: TSA; diet and diabetes; I bet we could create some jobs building and repairing infrastructure (nah, that costs money!); political suicide; don’t confuse us with facts; and how […]