Entries by mistermix

The Invisible Fist

Yesterday, we had a storm in Rochester with 81 MPH gusts. Since our power grid is shit (lots of wires above ground, lots of trees), about 100,000 of the 300,000 or so households here lost power. Our local utility is working hard, but it will be 10 degrees tomorrow night and probably 25-50K households won’t […]

Get Your ChaffetzPhone® Now

One of the classic bullshit Obama-branding exercises was calling the cell phones that had been available to low income households for years “Obamaphones”. Certainly this was part of what human cock sleeve Jason Chaffetz was referencing with his comments about someone (poor? blah? brown? – you pick) getting healthcare rather than a new iPhone. Almost […]

Trumpcare / Republicare and the Olds

Way back in 2005, when most of us were barely born, Republicans re-learned one of the basic rules of US American politics: don’t fuck with the olds. For those of you who haven’t taken a “History of the 2000’s” class recently, here’s a refresher about Bush’s attempt to privatize Social Security: Having invested so much […]


Here’s a good long read on all the reasons Uber is going to fail. Everyone will have their reasons for enjoying it. For me, I’m sick of hearing how Uber is a model for disruption of an industry, blah, blah, blah. As you can see in the piece, Uber is a set of tiny transfer […]

Red Line Found

Fucking children is still a bridge too far for the alt-right. At least for today: Milo Yiannopoulos, the incendiary writer and commentator who helped make Breitbart News a leading organ of the “alt-right,” resigned from the news organization Tuesday after a video of him endorsing pedophilia surfaced online over the weekend. Some background here, with […]

If I Could Talk to the Animals

A lot of “how to convince Trump voters that Trump is bad” pieces have a real Rex-Harrison-as-Dr-Dolittle flavor to them, and make about as much sense as speaking kanga to a kangaroo.  I don’t have time to waste on reasons why people who don’t listen to reasons why will all of a sudden listen to […]