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Music Monday: More of the Same as it Ever Was

Published on August 18, 2014 By bmagnus

  It does look like things are getting a lot more complicated in Ferguson. And that’s before the Fed’s version of the autopsy*, and before any grand jury sees evidence. The Genie’s out of the bottle now. In Closing: imagine that, mandatory insurance didn’t fix some of the stuff it was supposed to; fake news reinvented; feminism’s benefits for […]

Ferguson

Published on August 16, 2014 By bmagnus

So yesterday — long after Anonymous* claimed to have the information — Ferguson Police finally released the name of the officer who shot an unarmed young man, setting off riots. But then they proceeded to dump poison in the well. Jackson also gave barebones details about a strong-arm robbery at a local convenience store that […]

A year later, new stuff continues to trickle out

Published on August 13, 2014 By bmagnus

So here we are. Edward Snowden has been in Russia long enough that his visa has been extended. You can actually buy t-shirts with his face on them. There are people who consider him a traitor and people who consider him a hero. He’s got a huge spread in the current issue of Wired. The […]

Happy Blogiversary, Judicial Edition

Published on June 25, 2014 By bmagnus

So, I’ve been at this 11 years. My second post was about the new Supreme Court rulings of the day, and as such, it’s only fair to bring you a breath of fresh air from the Supremes: the cops can’t just go browsing through your cell phone, even if you’ve just been arrested. In another […]

Point, Counter-Point

Published on June 9, 2014 By bmagnus

Remember when we were told that only a good guy with a gun could stop a bad guy with a gun? Last week, a good guy with a grain of common sense but no gun stopped a bad guy with a gun. Yesterday, a good guy with a concealed carry license was killed by two […]

Shorties Academy

Published on May 13, 2014 By bmagnus

One last thing on Microbiology: We have perfectly good vaccines that prevent deadly diseases. Use them! Freakin NSA: please, help yourself to the links. Can you feel the love tonight: A wolf falls in love. This is apparently a thing: Maybe I should have waited until Caturday, but heck, enjoy some Catios. TIL: Anderson Cooper […]

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 […]