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A Simple Request

Published on February 13, 2014 By bmagnus

I was looking at my calendar, and happened to notice that it’s 2014. Can we please, for the love of all that is good, stop speculating about the 2016 Presidential Elections? Seriously. It’s over two years until that particular election day, and two other First-Tuesday-After-The-First-Monday-Of-November election days between now and then. A lot can happen […]

The NSA Scandal is a Gift that keeps on Giving

Published on December 13, 2013 By bmagnus

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 […]

But the CEO might not be able to afford a second Bentley!

Published on December 8, 2013 By bmagnus

You’re going to have a hard time convincing me that raising wages a few dollars an hour is going to result in massive inflation in an environment where every fast food joint I can think of is highly profitable and introducing new low-price options on a regular basis. On the other hand, I can see […]

Music Monday and More: Spirit of Christmas

Published on December 2, 2013 By bmagnus

Some pre-South Park action. In Closing: the freaking NSA; more awesome Pope Francis; Captain Morgan; park; fire; minimum wage; medical ethics; iPhone tax; and why we need real immigration reform.

A Bucket of Shorties

Published on November 19, 2013 By bmagnus

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 […]

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

Published on September 7, 2013 By bmagnus

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 […]

Music Monday: An Interesting Discovery

Published on August 5, 2013 By bmagnus

It turns out that locally, used economy cars are much more expensive than similar used luxury cars. A 10 year old Toyota or Scion in decent condition is $2000-4000 more than a 10 year old Lexus, despite the fact that they have almost identical drivetrains. The same holds true for Honda vs. Acura. One more […]

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 […]

Same Love, or SCOTUS revisited

Published on June 26, 2013 By bmagnus

Exactly 10 years ago today, the second post ever on ShortWoman.com was about the Supreme Court. On that auspicious occasion, they struck down a Texas law on “deviant” (read, GAY) sex. Now here we are a decade later, and the Supremes have struck down the Defense of Marriage Act. Now the Federal government is allowed […]

Too Late

Published on June 23, 2013 By bmagnus

Great. Swell news. Twinkies will theoretically be back on the shelves next month. Whatever, nobody cares anymore. Go ahead. Visit a grocery store or a quickie mart. That shelf that used to have Hostess products is full of knock-off baked goods: Little Debbie; TastyKake, Mrs. Freshly’s; Bimbo Bakeries; even Krispy Kreme. Some of it even […]