Archive for the ‘Misc’ Category

Rachel Maddow is an Uncle Tom

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Rachel Maddow sat right next to Bill Maher, and didn’t say a word, as he gay-bashed figure skater Johnny Weir. Said Maher:

“New rule: someone must tell Johnny Weir more ice and less capades. If I want to see something that gay on ice, I’ll order a daiquiri.”

Bill Maher

Has Maher ever lampooned anybody for being “too straight?” I doubt it.

I couldn’t find the video online of this incident, but it may be up somewhere now if you want to search for it. The incident took place at the 49:05 mark of the February 21, 2014 episode of the “Real Time with Bill Maher” show on HBO.

Was it a coincidence that Maher did that joke with Maddow right next to him? Maybe, but I suspect that he did it on purpose to emasculate her. Maher did the same thing to Neil DeGrasse Tyson back in November. Maher told Tyson that he sounded like Amos & Andy, and Tyson didn’t make a peep.

It looks like Maher gets a kick out of demonstrating how spineless his guests are, and how they value being on TV more than their own dignity. As a distinguished scientist, perhaps Tyson doesn’t associate much with the type of people who would make racist remarks to his face, but what’s Maddow’s excuse? What kind of gay-rights activist takes such a thing lying down?

Tyson and Maddow both missed an opportunity to make themselves more famous. They could have made headlines by walking off the set.

On a lighter note, I haven’t been watching Maher’s show for very long, but years ago he had Artie Lange on and said to him: “Thank you for the dumb opinion.” Now Lange does a hilarious imitation of Maher:

Aspirational AIDS

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

You know times are tough when people are contracting deadly diseases on purpose just to qualify for some help with the rent. Story here: The Men Who Want AIDS—and How It Improved Their Lives.

Actually, times aren’t really tough. Rather, the powers that be have deliberately cultivated this state of affairs to create a huge pool of cheap labor for themselves. If we stopped offshoring millions of jobs, and stopped importing a million un-needed workers every year, our unemployment problem would be solved in short order. And AIDS would no longer be seen as a viable career path.

Readers in Space

Monday, April 1st, 2013

My food-stamps page is getting a surge of traffic from Google+ this afternoon, and some of my readers are in space! Take a look at this screenshot from Google Analytics Real-Time:

Space Station

I don’t think there are 41 people on the Space Station, so perhaps it has been capture by aliens whose first order of business is to read my blog. Seems plausible.

More likely, it’s a bug in Google Analytics Real-Time, which at a minimum has a gigantic memory leak. Leave it running, and look at your memory usage and you will see what I mean. Or just wait a couple of hours for it to crash.

Well, it is April 1st, so I suppose it’s just Google having a little fun.

Update: right around the time I posted this, Google fixed the memory leak, so now you can leave Google Analytics Real-Time running without having to reboot it every couple of hours.

Did George Bush Do This for Katrina?

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

That’s a California utility truck driving off of an Air Force C-5 Galaxy transport plane in New York. How cool is that? Finally, some nation-building here at home.

NYPD Outnumbers Taliban

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Rudy Giuliani was just on CNBC, and mentioned that New York City employs 35,000 police officers. And that is 10,000 more than the number of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, as estimated by NATO back in January 2011.

I wonder if we have whittled down those 25,000 Taliban troops at all since then. And how much does it cost to kill one Taliban? Given all the money we have spent, it’s got to be something absurd, like a million dollars a head, right? Of course, if you did wipe them out, then *poof* go the war profits…