Category Archives: Filthy Stinking Rich

Quotable: Martin Luther King on “riots”

Please note that he said this all the way back in 1967. And yet, were he still living, he could just as easily have uttered it yesterday. The very conditions black US-Americans face today were already in place back then. … Continue reading

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US citizens protest against re-opening too soon

The Grim Reaper is a really nice touch: Reminds me of that part in Mother Night (by Kurt Vonnegut, a must-read) in which a character chants, almost melodiously, the German phrase: “Leichenträger zur Wache!” (“Corpse-carriers to the guardhouse!”) He’s remembering … Continue reading

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Bryan Adams has an un-rocking moment…

…and it’s killed all my nostalgic affection for him and his music, too: Let’s count the facepalms here, shall we: Okay, dude, here’s where you lost me: The moment you started to whine about having to cancel your LUCRATIVE concert … Continue reading

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Amazon exec quits, vindicates striking workers

This is a must-see: And this is a must-read: May 1st was my last day as a VP and Distinguished Engineer at Amazon Web Services, after five years and five months of rewarding fun. I quit in dismay at Amazon … Continue reading

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Not-so shocker: Drumpf and cronies are behind the COVID protests!

And what’s more, they have the nerve to brag about it: AND Donnie thinks THESE are “very fine people”: Yeah. Donnie is now openly supporting armed fascist thugs. AGAIN. Because remember Charlottesville? Yeah, this is that all over again…and this … Continue reading

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Are WE the virus?

I dunno. What do YOU say, Ash Sarkar? Ah. Aha. For all the dark jokes I may make about COVID-19 and all the stupid people who go out of their way to court it, this much is serious: No, this … Continue reading

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A timeline of Donnie’s COVID-19 lies (and Richard Burr’s criminality)

Sam Seder breaks it down: This is where we’re at, people. The world’s most militarized country is being run by criminals. And while people are sickening and dying, they’re lining their pockets and rubbing their hands for more.

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COVID-19: An opportunity for the Shock Doctrine — or its opponents?

Naomi Klein expands, briefly, on ideas from a book she wrote several years ago: I especially love how she takes a quote from far-right economist Milton Friedman (the author of the original Shock Doctrine, which Klein critically examined in her … Continue reading

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A fascinating history of toilet paper

The History Guy tackles a touchy subject with fascinating facts…and humor: Something I never knew about toilets throughout the ages: The kings (and queens) of England used to have special servants (gentlemen and ladies in waiting, no less) whose job … Continue reading

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Short ‘n’ Stubby: Ms. Manx does Doomsday

It’s been a hot while, but the Manx is meowing again. Yes, folks, the calico kitty is back, with some short news items for y’all. And this time, it’s all about the imminent end of the world. So strap in … Continue reading

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