Entries by [Individual 1] mistermix

What Shutdown?

I’m sitting in O’Hare after having arrived early, waiting for my on-time connection. The departure board is showing almost every flight on time, and TSA at the Rochester airport was a breeze. I believe the TSA agents at our airport are employed by a contractor, so I think they’re getting paid. Most off-season early morning […]

Pop-u-lar

To nobody’s surprise, the most recent Post poll shows that Trump and the Republicans are getting the lion’s share of the blame for the shutdown.  Also, most (53%) oppose the wall. In the next week or two, I’ll be taking a full shutdown cruise. I’m starting by flying out West tomorrow, then I’ll be getting […]

Same As It Ever Was

Adam’s right – whether or not Trump is a Russian agent/asset, he sure is doing what a Russian agent/asset would do.  The question is whether the press is going to get on this in a real way, instead of throwing half punches.  All credit to the Times for breaking the story, but if you look […]

Let Them Eat Shit

How many ways has the Trump administration crapped on the public servants they don’t want to pay?  Here’s a couple, maybe you’ve heard more: Coast Guard families are encouraged to have garage sales instead of a paycheck. Hey, those federal workers were going to take vacation over Christmas anyway, so this is like double pay […]

Fakebook

If you’re older or a Republican, you’re more likely to share fake news on Facebook: Across all age categories, sharing fake news was a relatively rare category. Only 8.5 percent of users in the study shared at least one link from a fake news site. Users who identified as conservative were more likely than users […]