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Senseless Tragedy

Published on July 24, 2013 By bmagnus

Time: Sunday, July 21, roughly 7:30 AM Place: Driving on US Hwy 95, headed north out of Las Vegas and towards Mount Charleston This is a summary of the conversation and not a verbatim transcript. Me: I sure am glad the Carpenter 1 fire is under control. Him: Well, only 95% under control, but they can’t […]

Being Angry at a Black Guy is Not a License to Kill

Published on July 19, 2013 By bmagnus

Maybe there wasn’t justice in Florida. However, Wisconsin is another story. Last year, an angry old white man decided that the people who had broken into his house had to be the black boys that lived next door, despite the fact that his security cameras showed two different black men who had happened to come from that […]

Music Monday: For Trayvon

Published on July 15, 2013 By bmagnus

  After this I hope to shut up forever about Trayvon Martin and/or George Zimmerman. In the meantime, here’s some of the better things that I have recently read. I particularly like this one, since it supports my position that a hip carry law would be preferable to concealed carry (Trayvon and any normal person […]

No Shortie Lives

Published on July 10, 2013 By bmagnus

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 […]

We don’t want any trouble

Published on April 25, 2013 By bmagnus

Nobody wants to live in a bad neighborhood, right? And certainly nobody wants to live in the kind of place where the police are continually coming around. But consider this situation. Imagine you get beaten up. As bad luck would have it, it happens a couple more times. The third time, the cops call your landlord […]

Music Monday: ?

Published on March 11, 2013 By bmagnus

Happy Birthday to both John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness) and Alex Kingston (Melody Pond River Song).   In Closing: let’s just get all the TSA bashing out of the way; hope nobody is surprised that Federal law still says pot businesses aren’t legal; Sir Patrick Stewart; no plan is a plan; I already said this; […]

Open Letter to Los Angeles

Published on February 16, 2013 By bmagnus

Hi L.A., How are you? This is a little awkward. See, the thing is that I do like you. I don’t mind your sprawl. I love your museums. How many cities have their very own tar pit?  You have a cute little Chinatown. The thing is, I don’t think you are safe anymore. The problem […]

I think I have a better idea….

Published on November 28, 2012 By bmagnus

So Clark County School District — the 5th largest school district in the nation — has a “successful” pilot of a program to keep track of students on school busses. Parents can theoretically find out whether their kids got on the bus, and where the bus is. Roughly 700 of the 110,000 students who daily […]

Cat Ass Trophy

Published on September 1, 2012 By bmagnus

Or, Caturday, Film Festival Edition Ok, I like cats well enough. I even have a cat. Sure, I occasionally look at pictures of cats online, with or without witty catpions (intentional misspelling). I’ve been sucked in by video of Maru the Box Cat at least once. I have posted about Stationmaster Tama and  library cats. IBKC […]

Missing the Point

Published on August 25, 2012 By bmagnus

It is absolutely a tragedy what happened at the Empire State Building. Who can possibly predict that a guy who was laid off almost a year ago would come back and start shooting? Nevertheless, I’d like to digress for a moment to point out that it’s a lot safer to never hire a nutcase than […]