Brown Eyes Aren’t Irish Eyes

Well, the (working) week that Thou gavest us, Lord, is ended – and I have to say that, for me at least, it was a spectacularly unproductive one. At least, it was at work. The other stuff that I do during the week – you know, lifting heavy shit, beating the ever-lovin’ crap out of my brothers…

via Friday T&A: Redshift Rider Edition — Didact’s Reach

I begin to think I live in an echo chamber…

I was listening to the Z-Man’s latest podcast when he mentions the story of the post I’m currently reading on my screen.

Illegal alien appointed to statewide post in California

The California senate Rules Committee has appointed an illegal alien to an advisory committee, the first illegal to hold state-wide office.

Sacramento Bee:

Lizbeth Mateo, a 33-year-old attorney and immigrant rights activist, will serve on the California Student Opportunity and Access Program Project Grant Advisory Committee. The committee advises the California Student Aid Commission on efforts to increase college access for California students from low-income or underserved communities.

“While Donald Trump fixates on walls, California will continue to concentrate on opportunities,” de León said in a news release. “Ms. Mateo is a courageous, determined and intelligent young woman who at great personal risk has dedicated herself to fight for those seeking their rightful place in this country.”

Some modest good news – College edition

Academics reeling as market discipline comes to the University of Wisconsin

If you are sick and tired of professors indoctrinating students in politicized classes that teach nothing of any use in real life, and hate the idea that tenure immunizes them from accountability, the next decade or so is going to provide some relief. The reckoning is coming, as shocked professors at a University of Wisconsin campus just discovered. The higher education bubble that Professor Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit has forecast to burst has just popped in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Old Main, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point (Source) It turns out that you can’t earn a living teaching subjects that students aren’t that interested in. Even if you have tenure. Colleen Flaherty writes in the Chronicle of Higher Education: …the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point announced its plan to cut 13 majors — including those in anchor humanities departments such as English and history and all three of the foreign languages offered — and,


Gun control. Again — The Irish Savant

I see that there have been mass walkouts from schools throughout America in protest against gun violence. According to Vox the students want to ‘deliver a simple message: Reducing gun violence is about more than stopping mass shootings in schools. It’s also about addressing how violence affects communities of color’. Are we to assume from this…

via Gun control. Again — The Irish Savant

Not Fucking Good Enough…

The lawsuit and settlement announced Wednesday by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission detailed how Holmes and her chief deputy lied for years about their technology, snookered the media, and used the publicity to get investors to hand more than $700 million to keep the closely held company afloat.

Elizabeth Holmes

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

As part of the accord, Holmes will pay a $500,000 fine, surrender 19 million shares and is barred from being an officer or director of a public company for 10 years.

They faked lab results!!! They conned people of out millions of dollars!!! Why isn’t she in prison? Why isn’t her head on a fucking spike?


Does it pay to be a Rock Star?

Let’s ask Ric Ocasek….


Possibly one of the ugliest men alive, in 1989 Ric Ocasek married (and is STILL married to) Paulina Porizkova, one of the most beautiful women in the world.


And she looks awesome for her age now.


Learn how to play guitar, boys. Learn how to play guitar. Of course, looking at Ric’s build, one gets the notion his nickname might be “Tripod”. Nothing you can do about that.

Ant-Man is NOT the Star of the Ant-Man and the Wasp movie


Paul Rudd isn’t even listed as starring in the movie per the blurb above. Apparently, whatever lessons Scott Lang learned in the first movie, he’s forgotten and now the Wasp will have to save his ass. That stinks, since Ant-Man was my second favorite MCU movie after the first Guardians of the Galaxy. Oh well, like the old saying goes, “Disney ruins everything”.