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Hackin' yonder trail

Feeling: Happy

2021-04-19

I've been reverse engineering the DOS port of The Oregon Trail and have figured out the dialogue format, most of the save game format, and some of the graphics API.

  • COVID-19 has now officially killed 3,000,000 people world wide. The actual number is certainly much higher than that. This has been a long road, and it's nice to see their is light at the end of the, aw crap.
  • The hate group that calls themselves the Oath Keepers is seeing one of their members plead guilty to two crimes related to the January 6th insurrection, obstructing an officer and entering restricted grounds with a dangerous weapon. Jon Schaffer plead guilty in order to avoid four other more severe charges against him on the condition that he rat out his fellow hate group members.
  • Back in 2020, Detroit was involved in one of the largest protests the city had ever seen to demand justice for the murder of George Floyd at the hands of violent cops. Naturally, the police responded to the protesters with excessively violent force. One of the men brutalized by cops was Kevin Kwart. He was trying to help protesters get off the street, so police handcuffed him, then spent two solid minutes brutalizing him while he was on the ground. After their blind rage subsided, the police realized that they had almost killed him, so they had police medical examiner sign off saying he was fine (even though the examiner didn't examine him). In total, has injuries included a separated shoulder, closed-head injury, tons of bruising, and abrasions all over his head, face, and legs. Since the cops had sent Kwart to the hospital without having even broken a single law, the cops had to lie to justify almost killing him. They said he was blocking traffic, but he never left the sidewalk the entire time they were beating him. There is now a lawsuit against Timothy Vernon (the only cop stupid enough to put his name on the ticket) and three other unnamed officers.
  • Things just keep getting worse for Republican Matt Gaetz.
  • In an effort to destroy the first amendment, Minnesota police are arresting journalists, forcing them to lie on the ground, and photographing their faces. Violent police brutality is especially bad against black people, so black parents have to tell their very young children how not to get murdered by cops.
  • Republican Ron DeSantis is trying to pass a law which would deny voting rights to people whose signatures don't match what's on file, so, I guess he can never vote again?
  • Republican Bill Wehrum made sure that the report which proved a deadly cancer causing chemical was being released into the air in Willowbrook, Illinois never saw the light of day. Like most Republicans, he thought it was more important to protect a business from a pollution fine than to protect human lives.
  • Christian preacher Jerry Falwell, Jr. thought he could ruin the name of his father's fake school with a lot of sex and drugs, and then milk them after being fired, but, now they're suing him in return.
  • Russian despots like Vladimir Putin keep trying to murder opposition politician Alexei Navalny, and they're getting awfully close.
  • Amazon forced its employees to watch anti-union propaganda, and it certainly paid off.
  • Colorado's Supreme Court judge, Natalie T. Chase, has resigned after using the n-word several times, even in front black colleagues!
  • Because Republicans were so terrible at disseminating COVID-19 relief loans, they ended up giving your tax money to countless fraudsters. Thankfully, with adults in charge, many of them are getting caught and have to payback the loans, like this criminal Christian preacher.

For many religious people, a person is being rude simply for not believing in their god.

NASA has succeeded with the first powered flight on another planet.

The physics behind flying Pokémon.

An astrophysicist explains the potentially new fifth fundamental force.

Discussing the so-called Republican cancel culture.


Hackin' duh games

Feeling: Happy

2021-04-16

First Moderna shot's side effects include sore arm at the injection point and mild headache. Totally worth it.

I've added new cheats for the NES shooter, ImageFight. I've also started a page for the Borland Graphics Interface.

  • Because people travel from every country to every other country, COVID-19 won't go away until the whole world eradicates it. Unfortunately, the Trumps of the world in Brazil and India are making that seem very unlikely. In fact, because of Republicans, it's unlikely we will eradicate the virus even in America. You have nothing to fear from the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. A microscopic number of people getting blood clots is random background noise, the people denigrating it are whack job conspiracy nuts, and the pause is just a formality.
  • The people living in Washington D.C. pay insane taxes, but they're not allowed to vote. Democrats are trying to fix that.
  • 13-year-old boy named Adam Toledo was playing with a gun, but when police arrived, he ran away. When the boy was trapped by a fence, he threw the gun to the ground and turned to face the police. That's when officer Eric Stillman shot and killed the boy. Kim Potter has also been arrested for shooting a young unarmed black man. Meanwhile, Luke Alvin Oeltjenbruns, a white man, violently assaulted a police officer by hitting him with a hammer and dragging him down the road with his truck, and he wasn't even tased.
  • Another mass shooting has left eight people murdered, five others wounded, and the gunman killed himself before he could be taken into custody. Republicans will do nothing to stop this.
  • Republican Matt Gaetz liked to go to drug parties to have sex with random women. Nothing wrong with that, but some of those women were minors, and that's a problem.
  • Jason A. Watts is one of the few Republicans with the basic common sense to wear a mask, but because he has to frequently be in close quarters with his anti-science Republican colleagues, they still infected him with their COVID.
  • Republican John Cornyn, who certainly seemd to be a white supremacist, used his government position to ask a black woman if she was a "black supremacist."
  • Fueled by Republican bigotry, Conservatives continue their attack on Asian Americans.
  • How were Republicans able to tip the scales in the Judicial Branch? Lots and lots of dark money.
  • When Conservatives run as Democrats, you get Joe Manchin.
  • In their tireless war on science, Republicans continue to try to cancel Dr. Fauci.
  • Yet another Republican / Christian preacher has resigned in disgrace after it came out that Rick Roeber raped his own children.

Scrabble competitions are removing bigoted words from their official word list.

How Wikipedia has been able to become the world's more important encyclopedia.


Who says you never use philosophy?

Feeling: Happy

2021-04-15

I got my first vaccine jab today! Team Moderna all the way!

Also, today is Ask an Atheist day. If you're curious about atheism, ask away.

  • I make it a point to call out police brutality when it happens. The cop who claimed she accidentally shot an unarmed black man because she couldn't tell her gun from a taser? I'm okay with her being charged with a crime. However, occasionally police have to defend themselves from violent criminals trying to overthrow democracy and turn the nation into a fascist regime. When that happens, I'm not so upset when they use deadly force. Case in point, the officer who, in self-defense, killed Ashli Babbit.
  • A study has found that the UK variant of COVID-19, which is now the dominant strain in the USA, is more infectious than the original, and just as deadly. Also, don't forget, being vaccinated means you're far less likely to catch COVID-19, and, if you do, far less likely to die from it, but you can still get it and pass it onto people who aren't vaccinated.
  • Jeffrey Sabol fancied himself a patriot when he stormed the US Capitol on Trump's orders and tried to overthrow the government to ensure a fascist victory. When that failed, he proved his love of the nation becoming an imprisoned martyr. Nah, just kidding, he cowardly tried to flee to Switzerland.
  • Democrats are finally taking steps to removing Trump's anti-woman Title X rules.
  • Republican Mike Lindell, the My Pillow Guy who thinks he's fit to lead a nation, is trying to get people on board with his Conservative version of Twitter. His big selling point is that you will have true free speech as outlined in the US Constitution! Except you can't say anything bad about his religion, post sexually explicit images, say anything that isn't true, or use any swear words. But, other than that, free speech!
  • Every day in America there is some horrible racist being violent against people of color, and many times, those people have access to military weapons or are the police.
  • Now that Trump is out of office, the US no longer has to kowtow to Russia, and Democrats made that very clear by expelling their diplomats and imposing tough sanctions against them for their interference with our free elections.
  • Matt Gaetz is about as intelligent as the average Republican when it comes to covering up his crimes.
  • How the USA can put voters first.
  • When Trump was in charge, the border was well-protected and lovely migrants were well-treated, but now that Biden is in charge, the border is a crisis zone where refugees are being horribly abused... according to Fox.

There is a hypothesis in biology that children who are exposed to more diseases in childhood grow up to be more healthy as adult. A new study shows that there is more to it than that.

Denver Colorado is returning 14 bison to the tribal lands of the Cheyenne and Arapaho. This was done as part conservation and part reparations.

France is leading the world when it comes to limiting carbon emissions. They're ending all short distance flights where a person could get to where they're going by land travel in 2.5 hours or less.

Another megachurch permanently closes its doors after the head preacher effectively bankrupted it by dumping the church's money into his lavish lifestyle.


Who says you never use geometry?

Feeling: Happy

2021-04-14

I worked on an interesting program today. The problem is: in a grid where each cell can be on or off, find the least number of rectangles to ensure that every "on" cell is inside a rectangle. Rectangles are allowed to overlap, but they can't contain any "off" cells. This problem has probably already been solved countless times in the past by other programmers, and no doubt their code is more efficient than mine, but I wanted to see if I could figure it out myself. I lack the mathematical skills necessary to prove my program is optimal under every possible permutation, but it seems to match the best of what my own brain can do for each test I've tried. I'll probably post some source tomorrow after I clean it up a bit.

  • Even after you get vaccinated, you can still get COVID-19. It's far less likely, and, if you do get it, your symptoms will be much milder, but you can still get it and still spread it to others who may not be vaccinated. And, so far, the Moderna vaccine is still showing remarkable effectiveness. Unfortunately, Republicans and religious people continue to gather in huge numbers, keeping the virus alive and well.
  • Kim Potter, the cop who couldn't tell her gun from a taser and killed an unarmed black man has resigned. This isn't much of a punishment, but it's better than nothing, as the rest of the USA continues to remind us that racism is still rampant, especially among the police force, but also in schools and universities. Thankfully, some states are fighting back. Maryland citizens decided that enough was enough, and they passed a bill to strip police of their murder protections. Republican Governor Larry Hogan tried to veto it, because, as a white man, he's okay with the idea of cops murdering unarmed black men with impunity. But, the Maryland's Democrat congress overrode his terrible decision.
  • Thanks to all the racism, sexual assault, and anti-science rhetoric, the Republican party has lost a lot of support among people of color, women, and the educated, but, they have gained support with white uneducated men. Because of this, they're trying to re-brand themselves as the party of the working man, but, since all of their politicians are people who inherited massive wealth, and all of their policies ruin poor people, it's not going over well.
  • Over 300 businesses have signed an open letter to President Biden urging him to enforce stronger restrictions on carbon emissions.
  • Republicans eliminated the public housing rules which prevented discrimination against people based on their race, sex, religion, and ability, because they're monsters, but Democrats are bringing them back.
  • Wyoming Republican John Bear, who son died from suicide, voted against a bill that would require public schools education children about suicide prevention. Why? Bear argued that, until public schools teach Christianity as fact, and eliminated biology class, people have no reason to live, and therefore suicide doesn't matter. Clearly, his son's suicide has broken his brain.

Mountaire Farm's Millsboro-area poultry plant has been sued for $65,000,000 after they poisoned over 3,000 people by dumping contaminated water into the city's aquifer.

You can learn a lot about video game development by studying the tool set.

Why is South Africa still so segregated after all these years?


And the beat goes on

Feeling: Happy

2021-04-13
  • File the following under, things that could have been easily predicted: COVID-19 has hit people of color far harder than it's hit white people, if we don't ramp up our vaccine distribution, the virus is beginning to mutate out of control, and, because they're afraid of everything, Republicans are also afraid of vaccines.
  • Kim Potter, the cop who shot and killed Daunte Wright, is using an excuse police have been using for years: she claims she accidentally drew her gun instead of her taser. Not likely. Pistols are holstered on your dominate side, tasers are not, this makes it second nature to know what you're drawing. Also, Potter has been a cop for 26 years, and her excuse is that she made a rookie mistake? It seems to me more like Potter knew she was pulling her gun, and she knew she was going to shoot Wright with real bullets, and this is just one of many lies cops say to avoid taking responsibilities for their actions.
  • Although the trigger-happy cop who threatened to execute an unarmed black man has been fired, the Virginia Attorney General has opened an investigation into the police department that bred such a dangerous man.
  • Another school shooting has left a high school student dead. Republicans will demand nothing be done.
  • Pack the Supreme Court with Christian nationalists, and you get what you expect. Republican judges, who claim to favor state's rights, have once again used federal authority to strip states of their rights. In their latest ruling, Republican judges banned together to prevent states from closing public meeting areas during a pandemic, provided they're religious.
  • Not a single Republican has signed onto the Democrat bill designed to stop the anti-Asian hatred in this country, and it's no wonder, considering Republicans are the reason for all the Asian hate in this country. However, will they be foolhardy enough to try and stop this bill, especially when they currently have so many other problems?
  • If Republican Kim Reynolds wants to raise money for her church on her own time, she's welcome to do that, but it's a violation of the US Constitution for her to do it while citizens foot the bill.

The possible new fundamental force in physics, and what it might mean.

Another thing that's terrible in America: long term care facilities.

The science behind destroying the Earth with a death ray.

The Thinking Atheist talks about trying to reason with unreasonable people.


Gamers gonna game

Feeling: Happy

2021-04-12

I've added a couple new games to ROM Detectives and updated several others.

  • In addition to his federal investigation for sex with an under-aged girl and sex trafficking, Republican Matt Gaetz is now being investigated in his home state of Florida. Florida is way behind the curve on this since most of his sexual exploits (showing homemade pornography on the floor of Congress, and teaming up with his co-workers to trick women into having sex with him) initially occurred when he was still working in Florida.
  • If you haven't already got your COVID-19 vaccine, here is a nice Q&A about what type of side effects you can expect. Also, while the current line of vaccines seem to be adequately effective against the several new variants, the fact that they're evolving so quickly means that, unless more people get vaccinated in a hurry, we'll probably see COVID become an endemic virus which will kill a whole lot more people and require regular booster vaccines. And, while Republicans in Florida have let their state reach the third most infected state by total numbers, their law enforcement might actually begin to take the virus seriously and put in jail Debra Hunter, a horrible women who purposely coughed on a person with a compromised immune system in the hope of infecting them.
  • In case you forgot the USA is a police state: Daunte Wright is just another unarmed black man murdered by police and setting off a new series of riots. Joe Gutierrez is a trigger happy cop who pulled a gun on a black man and threatened to execute him because he waited until it was safe to pull over. Then, he and his partner Daniel Crocker pepper sprayed him and illegally searched his vehicle without the owner's consent. There is now a lawsuit against the cops, and the one who threatened the unarmed black man with execution has been fired. Maryland appears to be the first state to wake up and remove the blanket protection police have been enjoying as they commit atrocities.
  • The Anti-Defamation League has called for the firing of Tucker Carlson after he went on another racist rant that people of color were "replacing" the pure white folk of the USA. Not that his racism is anything new.
  • Republicans double-down on their goal of criminalizing voting while black.
  • As an individual, you can't stop fascism in the USA or the COVID-19 pandemic. But, even though it's hopeless, you can still try, and you can still enjoy your life.

Richard Dawkins is still a huge asshole to especially vulnerable people.

Christian preacher Nathan L. Rogers has been arrested for video recording a 12-year-old girl changing clothes.


What day is today? It's Leela's birthday. What a day for a birthday. Let's all have some cake!

Feeling: Happy

2021-04-09

I turn 41 tomorrow. Wow.

I started a page on JPEG images, more to list software which uses it than to describe the format.

  • While anti-political people claim that Democrats and Republicans are the same, the reality is, if a Democratic politician were like Matt Gatez, that is, credibly accused of sex trafficking minors, showing nude photos of ex-girlfriends while at work, and hanging out with people arrested for sex crimes, every other Democrat would have demanded his resignation long ago. As it is, it's taken years of allegations before even a single Republican has called for Matt Gaetz to resign. Most of them still stille view him as a hero of women.
  • Democrats have stopped the Republican brutality of purposely taking refugee children away from their parents, but they don't appear to be making much of an effort to get children out of the cages Republicans put them in. If that doesn't hurt your heart, it's definitely hurting your pocket book as it costs us $240,000,000 every month!
  • It's comforting that Democrats are actively trying to stamp out racism since it causes severe health problems, instead of the Republican approach of glorifying racism.
  • Although we're not even close to enough for herd immunity, the USA is now 25% vaccinated. Let's never again have a COVID-19 potters field.
  • Republican Mitch McConnell, the man who helped make it possible for corporations to own politicians, thinks we need to get corporations out of politics.
  • Republican Gene Suellentrop was arrested, not just for speeding, not just for driving on the wrong side of the road, not just for calling a cop "doughnut boy," but for doing it all while highly intoxicated.
  • Grady Douglas Owens, the man who used his skateboard to attack a police officer during the failed Republican attempt to overthrow American democracy has finally been arrested.

Why do gods always need humans to do their dirty work for them?


Just remember that the last laugh is on you

Feeling: Relieved

2021-04-08

It's a bit unnerving when your grandfather dies of COVID-19, and, at his funeral, nobody but me wore a mask. I'm sad to see my grandpa go, but glad to have that over with.

I finished reading the ancient Jewish book, Song of Songs.

  • COVID-19 is still here, and it's still killing around 800 Americans every day and hitting women especially hard. Although the vaccine roll-out continues, the US is now swimming in the more contagious UK variant. It doesn't help that Republican pundits, though they cut in line for themselves, keep telling their sheep not to get vaccinated.
  • Democrats are still working on their massive US infrastructure plan since Republicans failed to do it in the last administration, despite spending five years claiming they would. And after five years of reckless spending and cutting taxes for the wealthy, now that Democrats are in charge again, Republicans are once again concerned about the budget. Well, the Democrats have a simple way to pay for this, tax the rich.
  • After getting caught using sleazy fine-print tactics to bilk his fans out of millions, Trump's goons are now threatening their donors! If any companies stop giving, Republicans will tell Trump, and he'll use his rabid fan base to ruin them!
  • Because of Georgia's racist anti-voter laws, Major League Baseball pulled their All-Star game out of Georgia and moved it to Colorado, to which Republican Governor Brian Kemp responded, saying it's so hypocritical for MLB to move to Colorado when their voting laws are just as racist as Georgia's! Horrible argument aside, the reality is, they're not.
  • There was another mass-shooting in South Carolina which left five people dead including grandparents and their grandchildren. Biden's pick for head of the ATF, David Chipman, is in favor of stronger gun control, so that looks promising.
  • Arkansas Governor, Republican Asa Hutchinson vetoed an anti-trans bill demonstrating that his traditional Republican values focus on individual rights and privacy, not on forcing one's own moral beliefs on others, but the state's Republican congress is of the more modern Republican party which favors fascism, so they overrode his veto, allowing the bill to become law. Now, in Arkansas, parents will no longer be able to decide what is best for their children, even when doctors agree; Republican politicians get to decide what's best for children. As tragic as this is, it is predictable. After all, what can you expect from a congress that voted in favor of teaching young earth creationism in public schools?
  • Sharon Williams began harassing a nail salon in Manhattan's Chinatown shouting racial slurs at all the Asian Americans inside. Another Asian person tried to intervene, but she continued her racist ranting toward him. Unfortunately, for her, he was an undercover cop.
  • Someone mentioned that Republican John Merrill (married with two kids) had an affair with his secretary, and Merrill publicly denied it, calling it just another smear campaign by the Left to tarnish his good name. Then, someone played a recorded conversation of Merrill getting steamy with his secretary. Caught not only in his affair, but in lying to cover it up, Merrill dropped out of the senate race.
  • Republicans continue to lie about immigration, but Democrats aren't doing anything to fix it.

Christian preacher Todd Coontz joins the illustrious club of preachers who get sent to prison for defrauding the US government for millions.

Digging into the conspiracy-riddled disastrous Soviet hiking expedition.


Later

Feeling: Sad

2021-04-06

I've written an article titled, Why should people call themselves atheist?

  • When NRA spokesperson Wayne LaPierre feared people would shoot him to death, he did what any NRA member would do, he hid out on his friend's yacht. LaPierre said he "retreated" to "the one place that I hope could feel safe," and, when he got there, he thought to himself, "Thank God I’m safe, nobody can get me here." Turns out a good guy with a gun won't save you after all, you need to have extremely rich friends. The reality is, it is horrifyingly easy to carry a gun in the USA, and desperately hard to be useful in a fire fight, and Iowa has only made things worse by removing all licensing for hand guns.
  • A donation card to the Trump campaign has come under scrutiny after donors ended up donating tens of millions of dollars more than they expected. How did this work? Well, just like those dishonest software installers which require you to uncheck a box so you don't install some malware, Trump's campaign cards required donors to check a small box or their donation would become a weekly bill rather than a one-time donation. And, since most people only get their credit statements once a month, they often paid out four or five times the amount they expected to donate by they time they caught it. Always a grifter, Trump claims no responsibility, claiming the error was the fault of the donors, and has no plans to return the money as some of it was already spent on his failed campaign and the rest went into his pockets.
  • Republican Matt Gaetz defended Katie Hill when men were trying to blackmail her with nude photos without her consent, but, now we're learning Gaetz was just doing that for good PR. In reality, he's a scumbag who voted to protect revenge porn, which doesn't seem so surprising when you learn he delights in showing nude photos of his mistresses to his coworkers.
  • Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, a Republican himself, just vetoed a Republican bill that would ban doctors from treating children with gender issues saying that it would interfere with the will of doctors and parents. Why did he do this? Because he is one of the last of the old guard of the Republican party, a party that used to be about personal rights and privacy, but has now unfortunately slipped into straight-up fascism.
  • Republican George E. Langdon IV, the guy who talked about putting homosexuals on an island to watch them all die, tried to assure everyone he wasn't homophobic, but, when that didn't work for some strange reason, he had to resign.
  • It's so tragic there are so many antivaxxers in America. They're especially common in the black community, who have reason not to trust medical establishments, but even worse among Evangelicals, who just aren't rational.
  • The pink tax is real.
  • Roger Janke of Fullerton, California was arrested for hurling rocks at a Korean woman and her 6-year-old child. No doubt emboldened by the Republican racist narrative against Asian people, he now faces a felony sentence because of his hate crime.

A person's reaction to disgusting sensory input strangely seems to strongly correlate to their political values.

More religious people ask questions they think atheists can't answer.

Did "science" determine the world's sexiest man? No. But a desperate cosmetic surgeon got great advertising.

Why can't we just reward people based on how well they do? Because nobody begins at the same starting line.


Oh, life, it's bigger

Feeling: Sad

2021-04-05

Last Friday I lost my grandfather to COVID-19. Keep wearing your masks.

I've added a page for the R.E.M. song Losing My Religion.

  • Major League Baseball has pulled the All-Star game out of Georgia, citing the racist anti-voting measures put in place by Republicans. More of this please.
  • Ever since Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol and tried to overthrow democracy, Trump supports have been complaining that their was a fence erected around it. Of course, violent criminals are still around, so maybe they need to stop their bitching?
  • Republican Patrick Colbeck spent the last election publicly lying about the security of Dominion Voting Systems, and is the next in line to be sued.
  • Pregnant mothers can rest assured, the COVID-19 vaccinations are also safe for a fetus.
  • George E. Langdon IV isn't receiving very much love for his suggestion of a homosexual genocide.
  • Republican Matt Gaetz may have had sex with a minor, but that doesn't mean he can't also ruin Harry Potter.

How can a computer algorithm be racist? It can be made by a racist person.

Which will kill you first, being too hot or too cold?


Indeed!

Feeling: Happy

2021-04-02

I started a page for the film, Big Trouble in Little China.

  • Once again, Democrats are doing what Republicans said they would do, but never did. They're actually focusing on American infrastructure that isn't a useless wall in the desert.
  • Republican Mike Pompeo's homophobic commission in the State Department has finally been disbanded.
  • Democrats are not renewing Trump's racist immigration ban, meaning it has expired.
  • There has been a vaccine production setback. Johnson & Johnson entrusted Emergent BioSolutions to create a massive supply of their vaccine, but the company failed to make them properly. This was, sadly, not unexpected by the FDS, as their 2020 inspection showed the company to have a lot of problems including under-trained employees, lax testing procedures, and contamination ruled being ignored. This has lead to 10,000,000 doses having to be dumped. It's not all bad news though, affordable home tests are becoming available.
  • The Trump organization continues to be investigated with CFO Allen Weisselberg now feeling the heat for helping Trump cover up his affairs with sex workers.
  • A hacker released the entire user database of an online terrorist organization, and one of the users turned out to be a London police officer. When his home was searched, police found plans for making bombs and child pornography.
  • Another unarmed black man was killed by law enforcment. Marvin Scott III was arrested for having a tiny amount of marijuana on his person. He was put in jail and then mysteriously died a few hours later. Eight people have lost their jobs, but none of them have been arrested.
  • Oath Keepers is an American white supremacist terrorist organization led by Stewart Rhodes. While Rhodes claims to have not been part of Trump's failed attempt to overthrow the US government on January 6th, phone records show that he called his fellow Oath Keepers 19 times during the insurrection.

Want to understand your own racist biases?

A look into the development history of Terraria.


What's a lichen? Wouldn't you lichen to know?

Feeling: Happy

2021-04-01

I beat the game Firewatch, which was just as amazing as people had said.

  • Another day, another hate crime against Asian people. Darrell Hunter of California is in jail after stalking an Asian woman into a Chinese bakery, and threatening to murder everyone inside.
  • More than accidents, more than violence, more than stroke, COVID-19 became the third leading cause of death for Americans in 2020. The underlying cause of long haul COVID sufferers hasn't yet been determined, but it seems as though the vaccine helps alleviate the symptoms.
  • Republican Matt Gaetz, the drunk-driving conspiracy theorist and American traitor who tried to steal US secrets and voted to overturn an American presidential election, has been under investigation for months now after being accused of having sex with a minor. But, a new spanner have been thrown into the works. It turns a former US Air Force intelligence analyst gave Gaetz's rich daddy an opportunity to buy his son's innocence. And, why Gaetz went on Fox to try and clear his name by claiming he didn't pay for the minor's plane ticket, and reminded people that Republicans frequently get accused of sex crimes, one thing he didn't do is clearly state that he didn't have sex with a minor. I wonder why that is?
  • There was another mass-shooting yesterday in an office complex. At least four people are dead, including a child.
  • Just in time for International Transgender Day of Visibility, Democrats announce that they will undo the Republican ban on trans people serving in the US military.
  • Because Republicans made no attempt to ensure COVID-19 relief money would be well-spent, many hospitals took the bailout money and still fired their staff during the pandemic to become exceedingly rich.
  • In the UK, Boris Johnson had a group of researchers put together a paper which claims that, while racism still exists in the UK, it has nothing whatsoever to do with the UK government, which, strangely, is Johnson's personal view. It's as though his administration paid a group of people to codify his political position to give it an air of professionalism, however, the panel who produced the article aren't sociologists, but, rather British businessmen.

The bizarre science behind synchronization.

When Sonia Tabizada learned that her former private Catholic school was going to announce the marriage of same-sex couples in their alumni newsletter, she did what any wholesome Christian would do, she called the school and threatened to blow up the entire building with a bomb and kill all the children inside. Despite being an actual terrorist who threatened to murder children, Tabizada was only sentenced to 15 months in jail.

Christians don't seem to realize that, if they accept the Kalam argument, they also have to accept the scientific theory for the origin of the universe, which means the Adam and Eve story is fake, which means the sacrifice of Jesus was meaningless.


Beware the wise octopus

Feeling: Happy

2021-03-31

I've added export programs to most of the formats used in Swords of Glass.

  • In response to the increasing wave of hate crimes against Asian Americans brought on by Republican racism, Democrats are putting forth more effort to help stamp out racism including making sure more Asians are aware of their rights, funding scientific research into finding and ending xenophobia, and better funding programs which help those Asians who have already become the victims of hate crimes.
  • Republican Matt Gaetz is currently being investigated for sex with a minor in relation to his involvement with his good buddy Republican Joel Greenberg who was arrested for 14 different charges related childhood sex trafficking. As expected Gaetz is calling this a witch hunt, but the investigation was started by none other than Trump's lapdog, William Barr, a man who turned a blind eye to even the most glaring crimes of the Trump administration.
  • Remember P. Brennan Hart III? The Trump Republican who got drunk at work and was caught having sex with a White House staffer on top of the General Services building? Well, he sure hopes you don't remember, because he's trying to get back into politics.
  • Republican Ron DeSantis has made it illegal for businesses to require their patrons to have COVID-19 vaccinations, not because he's afraid it will prevent some people from having access to utilities, DeSantis doesn't care about people. Instead, like most Republicans, DeSantis is anti-science. He tried to make this an issue about personal rights and privacy, but, his answers belie his ignorance. When asked if Florida was also going to eliminate mandatory public school vaccination requirements for diseases like measles, he said those would remain because they're different. Different? They're both highly contagious diseases that can be stopped with a vaccination. Could it be that Trump doesn't like one of them, and you have to do whatever he says because he's your god?
  • Because Michigan Republicans can't wear masks or practice social distancing, our state has become the most infected in the Union. Thankfully, Governor Whitmer has asked for more vaccines, and Biden has approved them. Here's hoping I can finally get my jab!
  • Just as COVId was beginning to take root in the USA, Republican Peter Navarro urged Trump to quickly invest in medical safety equipment and drugs for the impending disease. As we know, Trump not only refused, but lied to the entire world about how deadly the disease was going to become. When Navarro heard this, he did what any good Republican politician does, he kept the news secret and immediately began a massive insider trading crime to the tune of over $1,000,000,000.
  • Add another lawsuit to Trump as the Capitol police who were overtaken by the mod Trump incited are now suing him.

The Angry Video Game Nerd reviews Dark Man.

An interesting talk about highly sensitive people including how to better accommodate them, what benefits they bring to the table, and, if you're a HSP yourself, how to make your life better.


Because you think that poor is cool

Feeling: Happy

2021-03-30

I've added a page for the Pulp album, Different Class.

  • People are learning the hard way in America that, politicians are allowed to lie, but Republican enablers are not. And they're realizing this with their rapidly shrinking bank accounts. Maybe Fox needs to start telling the truth? Nah!
  • Once again proving that Trump is still their god, Republican Rand Paul is going to his golf course to speak to the racist organization involved in the January 6th Capitol attack, Women for America First.
  • Republicans in Arkansas proved just how much they hate transgender children by making it a crime for doctors to help them.
  • Democrats are still trying to pass gun control reform, but Republicans, who love guns more than people, continue to prevent progress.
  • Garret Miller was one of the people who tried to overthrow democracy in the January 6th Capitol insurrection with the goal of finding and murdering Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and a black police officer. He also had, on his person, a gun, and rope he was going to use to hang someone. We know all this because Miller admitted to each crime on social media. When police finally got around to arresting this dangerous criminal, he was wearing a T-shirt which had a picture of Donald Trump which read, "I was there, Washington D.C., January 6, 2021."
  • Fueled by Republican hate, a man violently attacked a 65-year-old Asian women, kicking her in the stomach, and then stomping on her face several times while screaming racist slurs at her. Likewise, Kimberly Newman has resigned from her teaching position after she forgot to log out of a video chat with a black student, and went on a racist tirade against them saying black people are liars.
  • I'm late to the party on this one, but Jacob Fracker and Thomas Robertson, two of the cops who were trying to overthrow democracy at the Capitol, were later fired, but really want their guns back. And, in their hometown where they live, racist Republicans are harassing people of color, because that's just what they do.
  • South Dakota Republican Kristi Noem joins other Republican states in banning transgender people from athletics.

Looking at the size of the universe with a sheet of A4 paper.

Testing your ethics with moral dilemmas.

Why does every DNA testing site give you slightly different results?

Do studies show COVID-19 causes weight gain or weight loss? Be careful how you read studies.


Feelin' good!

Feeling: Happy

2021-03-29

Over the weekend, I beat Kickle Cubicle.

  • More shootings in Virginia, and a very close call in Georgia. As far as developed nations go, mass shootings only occur in the USA. Also, why are 98% of mass shootings carried out by men?
  • When Republicans were in charge, they handed out billions in COVID relief money to unscrupulous people and made no attempt to ensure the money was spent for its intended purpose. Now, with Democrats in back charge, those who defrauded the US government, are finally facing criminal charges.
  • Republican Gene Suellentrop was not only driving on the wrong side of the highway while intoxicated, but he also tried to evade the police, and they finally stopped him by having to ram his car.
  • Democrats are working on bills to undo Trump's massive tax breaks for the wealthy, and also introducing an estate tax to make it harder for them to skip out on paying their fair share.
  • Trump's former cabinet of doctors explain just how awful the Republican response to COVID was in the early days of the pandemic and how they just lied about everything. And, despite calling the pandemic a hoax, Republican politicians were the first in line to get vaccinated. And, with so many states opening back up again, the infection rate is again soaring. Try to get vaccinated as soon as possible, and encourage your friends to get vaccinated as well. We're in a race to stop COVID-19 before it mutates into something the vaccine won't protect against. We may need a COVID-19 booster, which is an interesting bit of science in it's own right.
  • After calculating all the secondary effects of mass power outages during the Texas cold snap, the death toll has been raised to 111. But utility company CEOs got a little richer, so who cares?
  • Republican Ron Weiser referred to the three women at the top of Michigan's government (Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Attorney General Dana Nessel, and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson) as "witches" and suggested witches should be "assassinated." This coming not long after an actual assassination attempt was made against Whitmer.
  • Why does every criticism of Biden work even better for Trump? Because Trump was objectively worse.
  • Tennessee Republicans join Arkansas, Mississippi, and West Virginia in their attack against transgender students, banning them from school sports.
  • In an effort to deal with their problem of blood-thirsty cops, New York City is finally ending police officer's qualified immunity.
  • Republican Ryan Kelley was part of the insurrection that tried to overthrow the US Capitol. Although he claims he never entered the Capitol, there are plenty of surveillance videos showing him enticing the crowd to storm the Capitol. However, not only is Kelley not in jail, he's running for Governor of Michigan.
  • Francois Khalil picked up a woman at a bar and asked her if she wanted to go to a party with him. Khalil instead drove her to a house and raper her. The woman pressed charges against him saying Khalil not only lied to her about the party, but had sex with her without getting her consent. She naturally won the case, but Judge Paul Thissen overturned the ruling saying that, because the woman drank alcohol, it didn't count as rape!
  • In Jacksonville Florida, there is a public school named after a racist American traitor, but the district is considering changing the name because they don't like the idea of their children going to a place that honors someone who killed people to enforce slavery. At a town hall meeting, several people cited their Christian faith as a reason for why they oppose a school named after a slaver. However, this didn't sit well with Joey Stevens, a white man who didn't want the school to change names, pointed out (correctly) that, in the bible, Jesus actually encourages slavery.
  • Two Maryland cops responded to a call about a 5-year-old boy wandering out of kindergarten. They found him on the street and put him in the back of their squad car as he sobbed. They drove him back to the school and the boy's mother came. The cops referred to the child as a "beast," handcuffed the five-year-old, and, over a dozen times, told the mother to violently beat her son. When the mother said she didn't want to go to jail for abusing a child, the cops told her it's perfectly legal to beat children, as long as she didn't leave any cigarette burns on him. Although the police are being sued, neither cop is being punished.
  • Even Texas doesn't deserve a New Jersey native adopting a fake accent and pretending to be a cowboy.

Darren Cole unfortunately shares the same name as a man with an arrest warrant. This has caused police to continually stop him and harass him for the past 15 years. Because they refuse to do anything to prevent over 60 cases of mistaken arrest, Cole has been forced to sue the police.

It pleases me to see that the majority of Americans no longer attend church, but, in order to truly help society, it's not enough for people to stop being Christian, we actually have to unlearn all the toxic behavior we learned from Christianity, and become better people.


One more puzzle solved

Feeling: Happy

2021-03-25

I've reverse-engineered the smaller object graphics from Swords of Glass, and now I'm working on the maps.

  • Trump crashed entire agriculture markets in the USA, but Republicans took pride in the help they gave to farmers, but it turns out it was just white pride.
  • More people have been vaccinated, which has led to fewer people taking the virus seriously, which has caused it to rise again in over half the country. Keep wearing masks, keep social distancing! And, for all the cries Republicans made about the pandemic being a hoax, and the vaccines being unimportant, they sure are trying awfully hard to cut in line.
  • Republican Moncef Slaoui becomes yet another Trump appointee to be fired in disgrace, in his case, for sexually harassing his colleagues.
  • The humanity of the North is slowly spreading to the South.
  • A satirical web site called "Duffel Blog" wrote an article which claimed the Southern Poverty Law Center declared both the VFW and American Legion. It was so ridiculous, no intelligent person would ever believe it. Enter Republican Pat Fallon.
  • Meghan McCain, the Republican voice on The View, lands herself in hot water again for using the latest Republican scapegoat "identity politics" to dismiss Asian Americans.
  • Byong Choi was a Korean American restaurateur who sadly died recently, but his family was devastated even further when they received a threatening racist letter.
  • The man who just murdered ten innocent people in Colorado was using an AR-556. It's based off the design of a military rifle, looks like a military rifle, it uses the same ammunition as an AR-15 assault rifle, and it's advertised by the manufacturer as a rifle, so why does the US government call it a pistol? And, morbidly, for all it's down sides, the pandemic has been especially helpful at decreasing the severity of mass shootings. Well, at least in America, the only developed nation where they regularly occur because Republicans won't do what it takes to stop them.
  • Amazon continues to help out the Alex Jones by happily selling his dangerous supplements.

Why do objects moving in the water make that ripply v-shaped pattern?

New Zealand continues to lead the world in social progress. Their latest pioneering law gives paid time off for expectant mothers who have miscarriages.

Looking at the history of on-screen female orgasms.

Although they will never be able to repay the horrific damage they caused to Alan Turing because of their homophobia, it's nice to see that Great Britain is trying to honor the hero.

Are banana peels really slippery? Oh yeah! But will they make your go-kart spin out?


One more puzzle solved

Feeling: Happy

2021-03-24

I've successfully reverse-engineered the object graphics from the old DOS game Swords of Glass.

  • Though Republicans will try their damnedest to block it because they like guns almost as much as they like drunken disorderly conduct, it's nice to have a president who actually wants to do something to decrease mass murders, because it doesn't help that some of the survivors look at ten murdered fellow citizens and declare the murders a win for Jesus. And, while a lot of people are joking that the pandemic must be over, because Americans are getting back to shooting each other, the reality is, we never stopped. 2020 saw the most deadly shootings in the USA in the past 20 years!
  • Timothy Hale-Cusanelli, the Nazi who dressed like Hitler and absolutely loved Trump, will remain in jail pending the investigation of his involvement in the failed Republican attempt to overthrow the US government which may land several of them in prison for sedition. And the Trumps see more backlash from their attempt to take over the nation. Their network of hotels have been removed from one of the most popular luxury travel networks.
  • Refugees continue to arrive on the southern border and the USA is not capable of processing them all. The fault lies mostly with Republicans purposely destroying the nation's ability to take in refugees because they hate people of color, but, lest we grow complacent, the Democrats aren't trying all that hard either.
  • Maybe we could end the pandemic if people weren't such selfish assholes? Hopefully, CRISPR will make that a reality.
  • Democrats continue to push more into universal healthcare.
  • The Republican arguments against statehood for Washington D.C. continue to grow into the more ridiculous. They're now arguing that D.C. shouldn't be allowed to become a state because a state must have a car dealership (spoiler alert, D.C. does indeed have a car dealership).
  • Trump lawyer Sidney Powell, who is now in legal trouble of her own for all the lies she made for Trump, is using the Fox excuse, claiming that no reasonable person would ever believe anything she says!
  • In a private meeting, Boris Johnson, the Conservative prime minister of the UK, claimed that the nation's access to vaccine was thanks to greed. His statement was leaked to the public, and one of Johnson's supporters defended him claiming it was meant to be a joke, and, just like with the stupendously corrupt Trump administration, said the real crime was the fact that it was leaked. The claim that Johnson was quoting from the film "Wall Street" isn't much solace since the line was spoken by the film's villain. In any event, it isn't true. We have the vaccines thanks to the tireless work of thousands of scientists who care more about solving complicated puzzles and helping people than money.
  • While it's common to point to the Tuskegee Syphilis Study and say this is why black people don't trust doctors, this is a gross oversimplification. It's not just that one experiment, it's the fact that the medical community still, to this very day, treats black people as second-class citizens.
  • While we all encourage women to speak up, the reality is, doing so is often extremely dangerous for them.
  • Republican Greg Gianforte illegally trapped and killed a black wolf just outside a national park, but Montana's Fish, Wildlife and Parks department only gave him a warning.

What happens when Yoshi chokes?


Another day, another mass shooting

Feeling: Happy

2021-03-23

I've added a page for the Lisa Loeb album, Firecracker.

  • Because America can't have sensible gun control laws, there was another mass shooting where a white man at a grocery store murdered ten people.
  • When it comes your time to get the vaccine, get whatever one is offered to you. It may sound like some are far more effective than others, but that's misleading, they're all effective. The important thing is that you get vaccinated and encourage others to as well.
  • Republican Eric Greitens resigned in disgrace as governor of Missouri because he was cheating on his wife and blackmailing his mistress by threatening to publish nude photos of her. Despite all his crimes, he still thinks he's US Senate material, and, considering how awful the other Republican senators are, he's in good company.
  • Republican Louis DeJoy is still in charge of the US Post Office, and is still trying to destroy it from within.
  • Hey, maybe Biden isn't so great after all, and we need to frequently prod him so he doesn't get too evil?
  • Evangelical Christian churches are becoming recruiting centers for violent militias.

Although personal accountability is important, it's even more important to know how companies use advertising to offload their pollution responsibility onto consumers. Also, we have a duty to clean up space debris.

Just what are Mario's fireballs anyway?

Republican Jesus is a dick, but hippie Jesus is pretty cool.


We're not out of the woods yet

Feeling: Happy

2021-03-22

I've added a page for Dragon Warrior II.

  • The AstraZeneca vaccines has been declared safe, and, if you have any worries about the vaccine, these four intelligent women can assuage your fears. Because Democrats aren't white nationalists, they're working to help distribute vaccines in other countries. And, while people are sufficiently terrified of viruses, can we institute some adequate factory farming laws so this doesn't happen again? Christian preacher John Hagee preached against mask wearing and social distancing, telling his followers to trust Jesus, so, why did he get the vaccine for himself.
  • Speaking of white nationalists, four Proud Boys are being charged with conspiracy in their failed attempt to overthrow the US government. And, it's nice to once again have a president who isn't beholden to Russia.
  • Democrats are canceling the student loan debt of 72,000 students who were either tricked into signing unfair loan contracts. Republican Betsy DeVos, who makes her money tricking students into signing unfair contracts, is very upset by this.
  • Why is it Republicans and Christians claim to be so offended by the song WAP, but still voted for Trump after he bragged that he liked to sexually assault women by grabbing them by the pussy? Is it because the singers are black women, and Trump is a white man? Nah, couldn't be that simple.
  • Republican Tom Reed sexually assaulted a woman, and, while he claims he accepts full responsibility, he's not going to resign. Instead, to keep his pension, he says we will carry out his term and won't run for reelection. Doesn't sound like full responsibility to me.
  • The church of the Atlanta gunman who murdered a bunch of Asians has expelled him and called his actions, "the total corruption of mankind." I wonder if they ever considered for a moment if their beliefs had anything to do with his rampage? Or Republicans in general? And, while the murderer is claiming he killed people due to a sex addiction, the people he killed were aged 44, 50, 51, 63, 69, and 74. Those don't sound like the ages of sex workers.
  • Chuck Schumer speaks out against Asian violence and government obstruction of Moscow Mitch McConnell. Oh no, Mitch McConnell is threatening to ruin the government (again) if he doesn't get his way regarding the filibuster.
  • Republicans, without any credible evidence, declared voter fraud in every swing state where Biden won, and demanded investigations and recounts in all of them. Several investigations have concluded and showed no evidence of voter fraud, and again declared Biden the fair winner. However, there was a very close election in Iowa with a difference of only six votes. Democrats want an investigation, but, suddenly, Republicans are up in arms saying an investigation would call into question the very notion of fair elections in the country. The Republican lack of shame is disgusting.
  • Kent Taylor, CEO of restaurant chain Texas Roadhouse, has killed himself because he couldn't handle living with the long haul symptoms of COVID-19.

Compact florescent lights weren't nearly as bad as people made them out to be.

Fixing several misconceptions about the US Civil War.


Stuff

Feeling: Happy

2021-03-19

I added a page for video game programmer Nasir Gebelli.

  • Republicans want credit for their completely botched vaccine roll out, and, while I'm not a fan of Biden, at least he's appointed people who can competently distribute a vaccine. Deaths are almost down to 1,000 day, but, with only 23% of the population vaccinated, we still have a long way to go, and, if we want to eradicate this virus, we need to vaccinate, not just our own country, but the majority of the world before the virus mutates into something vaccines no longer protect against. But, Republicans who know nothing about epidemiology continue to fight the science with their ignorance every step of the way.
  • The Atlanta mass-shooter is yet another reminder that women are not safe in the USA, but the murder of Sarah Everard, reminds us that they're not safe in the UK either. And mass murders like this will continue to be carried out until Republicans stop obstructing sensible gun control laws.
  • Republicans want the Capitol insurrection swept under the rug, but the FBI says it will continue to investigate the deadly attack. And, just because they didn't have guns, that doesn't mean they weren't armed.
  • Democrats are removing the extremely harmful Republican anti-abortion laws.
  • A potential assassination attempt was thwarted by Secret Service who arrested Texan Paul Murry who was discovered outside of vice president Kamala Harris's house. They later found his car with an assault rifle and several magazines of unregistered ammunition.
  • During the Trump administration, a new series of Twitter bullying came from Trump every day. He attacked countless people, businesses, and ideals. Republicans stood by him every step of the way, incapable of showing spine and denouncing his constant cyber-bullying. However, now that Trump is out of office, suddenly, mean Twitter posts are the scourge of the nation.
  • Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene, the Jewish Space Laser lady, refuses to honor the police officer who was murdered when Trump followers tried to overthrow the Capitol because the bill honoring his death uses a metaphor describing the Capitol as a temple.
  • Under Trump's leadership the USA learned just how lock-in-step Republicans are with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin.

Fun facts about indie games.

A couple small victories for first amendment: a school board in Indiana is removing their Christian opening prayers and the coach who was fired because he refused to stop preaching to his students once again lost his appeal.


Sure, it's "romantic"

Feeling: Happy

2021-03-18

I've finished reading the Book of Ruth.

  • Fox is full of antivaxxers, because you can't expect the show of the anti-science party to follow science. Meanwhile, Democrats are putting another $10,000,000,000 into schools for COVID-19 testing.
  • Republican Mitch McConnell once again threatens to shut down the US government if he doesn't get his way.
  • Yet another state investigation results in no evidence of voter fraud. Republicans had created an elaborate lie regarding Pennsylvania postal workers, but a very expensive and unnecessary investigation shows it was just that, a lie.
  • Eight people were murdered when Robert Aaron Long (who is proud of how good of a Christian he is) went on a shooting spree at three different Asian health spas. This caused people to wonder if Long was purposely murdering Asian women. Sheriff Captain Jay Baker defended the murderer saying Long just had a bad day (worse than all the people he murdered), however, officer Baker might not be very interested in stamping out anti-Asian racism as he seems to be quite racist himself.
  • Republicans are still blocking the passing of the Equal Rights Amendment, and, while Democrats still can't pass it, they're at least making sure it remains an option for years to come.
  • The Department of Education is in the process of removing the policies put in place by Republican Betsy DeVos designed to defraud students.
  • Police officers Mark Meftah and Rodrigo Reyna-Sanchez had their text messages leaked to the public where they sexually harassed a homeless woman and bragged about violently beating and killing people. For their offenses, they were both given paid vacations.

Seriously, one of the best movies I've seen in a long time is Our Popcorn Movie Dystopia: Some More News: The Movie.

Trying to measure the height of Mt. Everest is a lot harder than you'd think.


Hair stands on the back of my neck

Feeling: Happy

2021-03-17

I've added a page for the album Metallica, by Metallica.

  • Despite almost needing to be put on a ventilator when he got COVID-19, and despite getting vaccinated in secret before leaving office, Donald Trump continued to refuse to urge his naive followers to get vaccinated, until just now, after over a year of calling the virus a hoax, then making racist claims about it, he finally, in passing, said people should get it, but, as is common with narcissists, only if they picture his face when they do. No thanks; Republicans are an impediment to science, but, thankfully, science continues without them, and the Moderna vaccine is now undergoing children testing.
  • Every Republican voted against the latest COVID-19 relief bill, then they took credit for it, now they're trying to stop it again.
  • In 2015, every US intelligence agency reported that Russia was actively interfering with the US election, but they wouldn't go as far as to say that they were trying to help Trump win. Now, they're more certain than ever before, and admit that, in the 2020 election, Russia was indeed trying to help Trump win.
  • Not only did Arizona's Republican party lose their lawsuit challenging Joe Biden's victory, but the judge ruled that they were purposely being disingenuous and ordered them to pay the court fees because of their bad faith lawsuit.
  • Why is Switzerland banning masks in the middle of a pandemic? To punish Muslim women.
  • The allegations of sexual harassment continue against Andrew Cuomo, and his defense continues to get worse.

How Isaac Newton revolutionized the way we calculate pi.

Japan is one step closer to legalizing same-sex marriages.

All the math you'll need to know for real life.

Despite being really crazy, you have to admit, Fundamentalists are at least honest about their religion.


Konkey Dong!

Feeling: Happy

2021-03-16

Last night I beat the Game Boy game, Donkey Kong, which is actually a totally new game. I've also started a list of things Conservatives have "canceled," to counteract the claim Conservatives make about being against cancel culture.

  • Among many other horrible things, Tucker Carlson is a racist.
  • Republican Ron Johnson said the Trump-led insurrection which murdered a Capitol officer, and caused two others to kill themselves, didn't scare him, but he would have been terrified if they were Black Lives Matter protesters. It's interesting that he's not afraid of violent white supremacists, but black people who protest using non-violent means frighten him. But he's not racist!
  • "Lying or wrong," is pretty much the only way you can describe the most prominent Republican politicians. Republican Kevin McCarthy's lies about terrorism are a great example, he's either too stupid to get it right, or he knows he's lying.
  • Thanks to the vaccines, COVID-19 deaths continue to decline, but we're still seeing over 1,000 a day.
  • Republican Josh Mandel is so dishonest, his own home town's newspaper is warning people not to trust him, and they say they won't even attempt to report on all of his lies.
  • Donald Trump has a long history of scamming charities, and yet another instance has been brought to light. Lara Trump, his daughter-in-law, was caught using a dog rescue charity to funnel $1,900,000 of donations for animal rescue directly into the Trump family businesses.

Cryto-currency is the wave of the future, unless...

Public school teachers are still forcing their religion on children when it comes to sexual education, not only pushing abstinence, but also attacking same-sex relationships.

Which type of grocery bag is best for the environment? Plastic single-use, plastic multi-use, paper, or cotton totes? The answer is complicated.

Why do we measure life expectancy different for different species?


Beware the ides of Smarch

Feeling: Happy

2021-03-15

I've added the Nintendo Switch to the Controller Font.

  • Though Republicans they did everything in their power to stop it, the Democrat COVID-19 relief bill has passed, and Americans will finally start seeing financial help from the government during this crisis. Several thousand are already reaping the benefits by maintaining their jobs. Dr. Fauci gave an interview about when we'll get back to group gatherings. It really depends on how many people get vaccinated, and all the presidents (except the worst) want you to get it. There are several vaccines available, you probably won't get a choice, so, when it comes time to get vaccinated, get whatever you can. And, once we've reached herd immunity, we can finally go back to... "normal."
  • One of the Trump fans arrested at the Capitol insurrection was Timothy Hale-Cusanelli, an actual Nazi with a Hitler mustache. Two other Trump goons, Julian Elie Khater and George Pierre Tanios, are being investigated for murder after it was discovered they sprayed officer Brian Sicknick in the face with an yet unknown chemical and he died the next day.
  • Republicans required families sponsoring refugee children to submit sensitive personal information to hostile government agencies in an attempt to frighten people away from protecting children. Democrats have removed those unnecessary restrictions. This is welcome news, because the Democrats, as of yet, haven't tried very hard to get those children out of their cages.
  • News of corruption in the Trump administration continues to come out months after lost. Turns out Republicans in the Justice Department were purposely passing over skilled veterans in order to promote incompetent employees who expressed a love of Trump.
  • I have little expectations for the Republican party in general, but their latest freshmen are bottom of the barrel liars and grifters.
  • Despite Republican lies, Gretchen Whitmer has a detailed plan for replacing Enbridge's Line 5 oil pipeline, and, more importantly, Enbridge has a long history of skimping on safety measures, lying to regulators, and watching their pipelines fall apart and dump crude oil onto the public.
  • The police in Rochester New York can't seem to keep themselves out of the press. What with all the killing unarmed black men, and tasing and pepper-spraying children.
  • When police use their position of power to endorse political candidates, you know that you cannot trust them to be fair or just, by Sheriff Donald Hilton doesn't understand the concept.
  • Racist Texan Republicans show their true colors.

Scotland finally abolished its ridiculous blasphemy law, which is good news since I'm sure a lot of Scots will have some choice words for the Vatican's latest position on hating same-sex marriage.

Was Jesus a space alien using alien powers to cure people? That would still be more believable than being the son of a god.


Vaccine please

Feeling: Happy

2021-03-12

I've added a page for the Bomberman universe.

  • Whereas Republicans literally had no plan for a vaccine roll out, Democrats have been pushing them hard and expect states to open vaccinations to all adults by May 1st.
  • The entirety of Trump's phone call to Georgia has been released. In it, Trump is clearly pressuring Georgia voting officials to throw out the precise number of Biden ballots in order to prevent his loss. His actions were criminal, and Trump should be put in prison for it.
  • I care about the British "royal" family only enough to want them remove from power, and Oprah is garbage, so I didn't watch the interview, but you know who really loves the royal family and will defend them at all costs? American Republicans. I'm sure their ancestors who fought in the American Revolution would be proud.
  • Republican Tucker Carlson said the US military was a mockery for making accommodations for female soldiers, but several of the most senior members of the US military responded saying they were proud of their women soldiers and weren't going to take advice from a civilian talk show host on how to run national defense. Carlson and his Fox friends are also forced to make up lies about other American culture issues, primarily because a lot of Republican voters just don't mind Biden. And why should they? He's essentially a pre-Trump Republican.
  • Although men make up the majority of violent QAnon cult members, white women are the people really keeping the cult alive.
  • Republican Lauren Boebert says she carries a gun with her all the time because she witnessed a man beat another man to death outside her restaurant, and she felt the need to protect herself from violent criminals like that. Fact checkers researched the criminal report and discovered that the dead man in her story actually died down the road from her restaurant and wasn't beaten to death, but got in a fight the day before, and then died from a drug overdose.
  • Republicans are trying to limit voting as much as possible for black people, but, because they frequently bungle their efforts, they might end up preventing just as many Republicans from voting as well.
  • When David Elmendorf, owner of an ice cream shop, wasn't bragging about his refusal to hire black workers, or brandishing guns at black people, he was calling 911 and making false allegations to try and get black people arrested or killed by the police.
  • Stavian Rodriguez was a 15-year-old boy who tried to rob a store, but ended up getting locked inside by the store's clerk. After police surrounded him, he came out and dropped his weapon on the ground. Multiple police officers then shouted contradictory commands at him and, when Rodriguez failed to follow the impossible commands, the police officers opened fire on him. In the hail of bullets, Rodriguez was struck 13 times and quickly died. The officers who killed him are currently on a paid vacation while their child-shooting is investigated. They have been charged with manslaughter, but, let's be real here, they're not even going to get a slap on the wrist.

Unnecessary animal suffering is one of Christianity's biggest problems.

Information is finally leaking out about disgraced Christian apologist Sye Ten Bruggencate. It may not be as bad as serial sexual assaulter Ravi Zacharias, but Sye seems to have been involved in an illicit sexual affair with a vulnerable woman.

Did Moses actually exist? Nope.


We're not there yet

Feeling: Happy

2021-03-11
  • I was expecting to take my dog to the vet for a routine checkup, but they called an said their office is temporarily closed because someone there tested positive for COVID-19 and now the whole office is in quarantine. We have the ability to eradicate COVID-19 forever, but that will never happen as long as Texas Republicans are suing their own city mayors for wisely keeping mask mandates in place.
  • Johnny Damon was arrested for driving while dangerously intoxicated, but, as is typical with Trump supporters, he blamed the arrest on a hatred of Trump.
  • Why is it taking so long to get the COVID-19 relief checks out? Because Republicans like Marjorie Taylor Greene keep purposely dragging out the process. They know they can't stop it, they just want to obstruct as much as possible no matter how many people die or lose their homes in the meantime.
  • Republican Asa Hutchinson has signed a bill into law criminalizing all elective abortion in Arkansas. While Republicans know the law is illegal and will be legally challenged, they're hoping that the Republican Supreme Court will rule in their favor allowing states to criminalize abortion once more.
  • Police violated journalist Andrea Sahouri's first amendment rights (and injured the free press of American) when they arrested her for reporting at a Black Lives Matter protest. A jury has since found her not guilty, but Luke Wilson, the cop who wrongfully arrested her and tortured her, because he never filed a police report, should be guilty of kidnapping, but remains unpunished.
  • Biden is making a lot of progress in completing his promises, and that's great, but, most of what he's done has only brought us back to the way things were before Trump ruined the country. We need to keep pressuring him to make good on his other promises, like getting kids out of cages.

It wasn't the unending physical abuse, the starvation, or the constant mental abuse that caused this Christian boarding school to be shut down, all of that had been public knowledge for years, no, it was finally shut down when one of the girls there finally worked up the courage to accuse the owner of rape. This led to an investigation and the couple who own the "school" are now facing over 100 different criminal charges.

The IPA is an alphabet which includes a letter for every sound the human mouth can make, except those which don't actually exist.

A church treasurer was arrested after it was discovered he'd spent over $150,000 of his church's money on Internet sex workers.

Has your church ever threatened to kick you out if you don't change your personal living arrangements to their strict rules? This woman's church sure tried!

Leigh Ann Bauman, a well known Missouri real estate agent, has been arrested for trying to hire a hit man to murder her mother-in-law. She said she knew it was wrong to have people murdered because she's a good Christian, but she would just ask forgiveness in church to make it all better.


Get confident stupid

Feeling: Happy

2021-03-10

I've added the Game Boy and some of its model variations to the Controller Font typeface.

  • What's in the Democrat $1,900,000,000,000 COVID-19 relief bill? Lots of good stuff. And, because he's not a petty sociopath like Trump, Biden is not demanding his name be put on the stimulus checks. Also, Democrat Gretchen Whitmer signed a bill to put $2,500,000,000 back into Michigan. This includes funding for food assistance and public schools, and wage increases for care workers.
  • Looking forward to getting vaccinated.
  • Biden appears to have made good on his promise to reduce unnecessary immigration arrests.
  • Kenneth R. Hubert is in jail after calling Democrat Emanuel Cleaver the n-word, and then threatening to murder him by lynching him.
  • Before Trump was voted out of office, he signed a ticking time bomb into law which would eliminate 18,000 health regulations from the Health and Human Services. These include regulations like, it's illegal to sell food containing deadly amounts of toxic chemical, emergency rooms have to treat dying patients, and hospitals can't sell your personal medical information to drug manufacturers. Democrats are working to have this law thrown out because it's seriously dangerous and will kill an incalculable number of Americans, but, since Republicans packed the courts, there is a real chance all HHS safety regulations might disappear.
  • Republicans are the kind of people who say, if they aren't congratulated for saving the country, then they would rather see the country fail. And, some Republicans are finally realizing that, like journalist Nicolle Wallace who finally admitted that the party now only stands for lies and bullshit.
  • Black history month may be over, so, now it's time to learn about white history month.

The importance of keeping the correct aspect ratio in video games.

The hidden self-destruct code in Windows 3.1 Microsoft added to prevent people from using other versions of DOS.


I wish I didn't have to pay attention

Feeling: Happy

2021-03-09

I've added a page for the Nintendo DS.

  • While Democrat Gretchen Whitmer is calling for LGBTQ protections in Michigan, Republican Kristi Noem is trying to ban transgender children from high school sports.
  • Roy Blunt is retiring in shame.
  • After all his complaining about voter fraud from mail-in voting, and trying to hard to end mail-in voting for everyone else, Trump is, once again, requesting to be allowed to vote by mail.
  • Last year, Republican Tom Cotton applauded Trump's COVID-19 relief bill which gave checks to prisoners. Biden's relief bill also gives checks to prisoner, but, now that it's a Democrat plan, Cotton thinks it's beyond the pale.
  • COVID-19 has exposed just how bad the USA's unemployment system is, and put a spotlight on those Republicans who want to do away with the system entirely.
  • The USA desperately needs to increase the minimum wage, but every Republican opposes it, and so do several Conservative Democrats. This is why we can't have nice things.
  • Democrats are ending a Trump bill which let companies kill an unlimited number of migratory birds with impunity.
  • Army veteran turned nurse, Grover Street, talks about how COVID-19 is far worse than war.
  • A judge has permanently dismissed the trumped up charged against Kenneth Walker, boyfriend of Breonna Taylor, who heroically defended his home against dangerous armed intruders who turned out to be trigger-happy police officers.
  • Remember when Republicans tried to cancel Dr. Seuss's book, The Lorax because it taught children to respect the environment? But, now they're angry at the Dr. Seuss estate for retiring books which feature racist depictions? This is an important point to remember. For Republicans, caring about the environment is evil, but racism needs protecting.
  • A judge has ordered that Jacob Chansley, the "QAnon shaman," who was arrested for his part in the January 6th insurrection, will remain in jail because he is not repentant, lied to the court, and remains a danger to Americans.
  • A Karen who is actually named Karen Marie Inman is being charged with a hate crime after she shoplifted from an Asian market, then walked up to an Asian man, spit in his face, called him a racial slur, and shouted for him to go back to where he came from. Inman racism was certainly fueled by the all the lies coming from Republicans.
  • Why did New York police handcuff a nine-year-old girl, and then pepper-spray her directly in the eyes while she was handcuffed?

Three bizarre beliefs ancient Christian scholars fell for.

Looking deeper into the claim that men are discriminated against in the workplace (they're not).

Dr. Phil isn't a doctor, nor does he help people. He bring people with mental illnesses on television so he can mock them and tell them the most childish answers to complex problems.

Here's a really cool video series on auditory illusions.


Republicans hate workers

Feeling: Happy

2021-03-08

I've added a page for Azure Ray's self-tilted album.

  • As is typical, all the help coming from Washington is coming from Democrats, and Democrats alone after every Republican voted against the latest COVID relief package, but the Senate still passed it. However, not all Democrats are progressive. Because of Conservative Democrats, unemployment benefits will not be extended as long, and the sorely-needed $15-an-hour minimum wage increase still won't become a reality because Democrats Joe Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema, Angus King, Tom Carper, Chris Coons, Jon Tester, Jeanne Shaheen, and Maggie Hassan voted against it.
  • Biden is also pushing for stronger voting rights ensuring that all Americans, not just white Republicans, have access to voting, and establishing a council for gender policy in the White House.
  • The COVID-19 mutations are not cause for panic, but they are indeed something that people need to be afraid of. If we don't have a successful global vaccine roll out, we should expect the virus to mutate beyond the vaccine before too long. And women will continue to take the brunt of it. Also, take a look at this beautiful COVID-19 painting which is remarkably scientifically accurate.
  • Republicans are completely full of it, especially Jim Jordan, who is best known for protecting a serial rapist, but now he's in hot water for keeping secret over $2,000,000 in campaign donations. In his defense, he claimed that he failed to disclose the money because he simply forgot it was donated. Sounds like a pathetic lie to me, but, it's even more pathetic if he's telling the truth! That means he's so bad with money, he misplaced over $2,000,000 without even realizing it!
  • Further investigations into the failed Republican insurrection are revealing an even bigger break down than originally reported.
  • Texans have been trying to get their multi-thousand-dollar energy bills reduced after their unregulated power company gouged them during the storm, but energy companies refuse to budge, even if it means bankrupting thousands of Texans. This is what happens in a Libertarian system. The corporations have all their authority, and, if they decided to screw you over, there is nothing you can do about it.
  • Police became belligerent and violent and tackled an unarmed black woman to the ground then pepper-sprayed her in the face while her 3-year-old daughter screamed in horror. Why did the police torture a woman in front of her daughter? Because they were told she might have stolen something from CVS. What does CVS sell that's so valuable it's worth this?
  • These three Alabama university professors didn't think twice about dressing up as Confederate slave owners, complete with a whip and noose.

An astrophysicist watches Contact.

How do scientists do studies when the subject is illegal?

An explanation of everyone killed by the god of the bible.


Republicans hate color

Feeling: Happy

2021-03-05

I've started a list of video game achievements for older games that didn't have achievements.

  • Democrats are having trouble pushing their COVID relief bill through. Not a single Republican voted to help Americans, and several Conservative Democrats are demanding changes too. It's still expected to pass, it's just taking longer than it should.
  • Republicans don't have time to waste because they're laser focused on helping the country... they can't be bothered to hold people accountable when they're trying to make it illegal for black people to vote. And, while Republican media outlets may be complaining that Dr. Seuss is being "canceled," even though his estate is willingly retiring the books, what they're not doing is showing the questionable images on television, and that should tip you off right there that something is amiss. Here are examples of the racist depictions found in one of the retired books. Let me know if you can spot anything racist about them.
  • Texas Republicans, who sat idly by while their citizens froze to death because they were unwilling to pass effective energy regulations, are now blaming COVID-19 on immigrants even though they refuse to wear masks or socially distance. Being racist and anti-science is the perfect way to describe Republicans, and simply firing one person in charge isn't going to solve the problem.
  • Republican Madison Cawthorn lies about his past and becomes violent when he sexually assaults women. No wonder Trump likes him so much.
  • Republican Luke Simons has been expelled from North Dakota's House of Representatives because he wouldn't stop sexually harassing women.
  • Trump appointee, Republican Federico G. Klein, has been arrested for attacking a police officer during the Capitol insurrection. And, Richard Barnett, another one of the seditionists who tried to overthrow the Capitol, shouted in court, "it's not fair!" after being told he would have to remain in jail. And, while March 4th was supposed to be a big day for the QAnon cult because they were confident Trump would somehow be made president, it clearly failed to happen, and now they turning on themselves even more.
  • Why does Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene hate the LGBT? Because her QAnon religion tells her to.
  • Yeah, Andrew Cuomo is kind of a scum bag.

Christianity is pro-slavery

Feeling: Happy

2021-03-04

I've added a page for the Epistle to the Colossians. I also made a delicious seizure salad.

  • Republican Elaine Chao, wife of Mitch McConnell, used the Department of Transportation's budget as her own private bank account. She was caught by and ethics group giving taxpayer money to her own family, but, because the Department of Justice was also Republican, they refused to even investigate her crimes, let alone charge her.
  • Republican Eric Barber who mocked women telling them they'll have to have coat hanger abortions thanks to Republicans taking over the Supreme Court, was at the Capitol during the failed coup, but he promised reporters that he never illegally entered the Capitol. Except that he took photos of himself breaking in and committing theft while wearing army cosplay. He has now been arrested.
  • When asked why she would defend a man who incited a mob into a violent insurrection which left several people dead, Republican Kayleigh McEnany said she believed her god wanted her to.
  • It's nice to hear Democrats calling out the anti-science approach Republicans continue to take against COVID-19, but it's calling them out isn't enough, they actually need to do something to stop them.
  • Madison Cawthorn, the new darling of the Republican party, has a history of sexually harassing women and lying about how he became paralyzed.
  • Republican Ron DeSantis appears to be selling COVID-19 vaccines to those willing to donate the most to his reelection campaign.
  • Republicans Charlie Shepherd and Barbara Ehardt opposed funding early childhood education because, if professional teachers are education children, the mothers will have free time, he doesn't think women should be allowed out of the home.

Why do modern windmills look so different from old windmills? Because physicists mastered them.

The estate of Dr. Seuss is retiring several of his books which feature racist imagery. Naturally, the anti-PC police are up in arms shouting, "if we can't draw racist depictions of Asian people, the terrorists win." Don't worry folks, there are dozens of other Seuss books which aren't racist, and thousands of children's books which actually promote togetherness.

Perseverance has already taken some really impressive photographs of Mars.

CGP Grey does a Q&A after 10 years of YouTube videos.

Being impressed by some of the younger YouTube atheists.


I can spell cat!

Feeling: Happy

2021-03-03

Last night I beat Mickey's Safari in Letterland, which isn't much of a accomplishment since it was made for toddlers.

  • Democrats screw up a lot, but they're also getting a lot of good things done. New sanctions have been placed on Russia because of Putin's multiple murder attempts and wrongful imprisonment of Alexei Navalny and their work toward ending the pandemic means people can expect to get vaccines much earlier than expected. This is going to be especially important because anti-science Republicans are already re-opening their states and eliminating mask mandates.
  • Evangelicals can't help but worship their golden idol no matter how corrupt, dishonest, and downright evil it is.
  • Michigan, one of the swing states and battle ground of the past elections has just finished an in-depth review of their election and found no evidence of voter fraud.
  • With everyone having open access to the Internet where people can and do say any lie they can think of, and readers having no skills for determining truth from a lie, conspiracy theories are spreading faster than ever. Just look at how Republicans were so easily able to spread a lie about the Trump rioters. The reality is, everyone who was filmed and arrested at the failed coup was a die-hard Trump supporter who were advertising the fact they were preparing for a violent war at the Capitol long before it actually took place.
  • Republican Kimberly Klacik, was so proud of raising $8,300,000 for her political campaign with a sleek viral ad, but not so proud when she learned that 70% of the raised money went to the advertising company that made her ad. Now her Republican donors are pissed that so much of their donations went to an ad company instead of their candidate, but this is legal because Republicans eliminated campaign finance regulations that require politicians to make clear where donated money will go. The real schadenfreude moment comes when you learn that, despite raising such a huge amount of money, Klacik still lost by over 40% of the vote because she was running in a district with a Democratic stronghold.
  • Republicans don't care about freedom, they care about controlling black people.

If you want to teach your children to not be sexist, it helps to understand how you're accidentally teaching them to be sexist.

The names of some of your lesser-known body parts.

If you're an overweight Christian preacher, you probably shouldn't tell your female guests they need to lose weight in order to keep their husbands interested in them or that men should set a number that, if their wife ever reaches that weight, they will divorce her. And, if you dress like a slob, don't tell women they need to spend more time on their fashion. And you certainly shouldn't point to Melania Trump as an example since her husband cheated on her multiple times despite her size and appearance.

The potential solutions to an unsolved problem in cosmology.

How abusers weaponize self-affirmation.


Finally!

Feeling: Happy

2021-03-02

I finally finished the programming project I was working on. Since nobody has ever made a map viewer of the NES port of Times of Lore, I decided to write one myself. What I suspected would be fairly simple project ended up requiring me to reverse-engineer and write a bit-level decompressor, but I finally figured it out. It's possible that some of the colors are off, but here it is, the very first pixel-perfect map of Times of Lore. I've also updated my Times of Lore page and made open source the code I wrote to extract the map if you'd like to take a look at it.

  • With pressure on from liberals, Democrats are working to ensure that refugees that had their children stolen from them by Republicans can safely be reunited with their children.
  • COVID-19 is on the decline, but the US is still seeing over 2,000 people die every day from it because Republicans botched the vaccine roll out, so don't throw away your masks just yet. And, certainly don't listen to any of the lies told about the disease by a Republican. After all, despite all this posturing, Trump himself got the vaccine in secret back in January!
  • Just a reminder that real journalists don't give partisan political speeches, and real news outlets don't donate huge amounts of money to celebrations of corruption.
  • While Republicans keep lying about the source of the Capitol rioters, the reality is, they were Republicans, at least one of whom, William Robert Norwood III, pretended to be Antifa so he could attack cops.
  • The Office of Congressional Ethics has found substantial evidence that Republican Steven Palazzo illegally misused funds and the power of his office several times.
  • Republicans in Oklahoma want to waste $85,000 of tax payer money to further inject their religion into government.
  • Police arrested Elijah McClain and then choked him to death and injected him with drugs despite the fact he was unarmed and compliant. The cops who murdered him were cleared any wrongdoing, but an independent investigation just concluded and found that the officers had no legal reason to even detain him, let alone kill him, and that the police were biased in their telling of the story. However, despite the police being proved guilty, nothing will come from this despite the fact that cops are essentially dangerous criminals.
  • The Texas government is suing their own power company. Hopefully, something good will come out of all of this.
  • Israel didn't like the SNL joke about the nation only vaccinating it's Jewish population, but, the reality is, they really are only vaccinating their Jewish population, and the nation's health officials keep telling their government they also need to vaccinate the nation's Muslims. Turns out viruses don't care which god you worship.
  • If you don't understand even the concept of science, maybe you shouldn't be telling people to trust the science.

If you don't know how snow melts, don't just assume that it's a conspiracy.

How climate models are essential to combat destructive climate change.

In addition to hating atheists and the LGBT, the Boy Scouts have a long history of protecting men among their ranks who were caught sexually assaulting little boys. Because of this, they ended up declaring bankruptcy in an effort to protect themselves from the deluge of over 85,000 lawsuits. Their current plan means pulling $300,000,000 from local councils and selling off their collection of Norman Rockwell paintings. All this because they didn't want to fire child molesters.


I can almost taste it!

Feeling: Happy

2021-03-01
  • Evangelical Christians didn't see the irony of worshiping a golden idol of Donald Trump.
  • COVID infections are down, but still at the level during the panic of the first wave, and we still have a long road ahead before things get back to normal. And, while wearing glasses might actually decrease your risk of infection, no real science has been done to prove it, despite the headlines.
  • Furious that they keep voting them out of office, Republicans work even harder to make sure people of color can't vote.
  • Republican family Mary Miller and Chris Miller are real pieces of work. Mary became famous because of her, "Hitler was right on one thing," speech at a Republican rally, and now Chris has become famous for having a sticker of a hate group on the back of this truck. The thing is, you don't play around with Nazis. Just ban them and be done with it.
  • Why are many front line workers not getting vaccinated? Part of the reason is they don't trust America's corporate health care industry, the other part is they can't afford to take a sick day if they have an strong immune response to it.
  • A US intelligence report has concluded that the violent murder of Jamal Khashoggi was indeed committed under the order of Mohammed bin Salman, the leader of Saudi Arabia. However, it appears the Biden administration will do nothing to punish him.
  • Texas has power again, but the damage caused by their greed will be extremely costly to repair, and, it's the rest of the nation that will end up paying for it, but, we have our own energy infrastructure problems to deal with.
  • Police murdered another unarmed person-of-color by crushing his neck for several minutes until he died.
  • Hero of Michigan, Jennifer Granholm, has been made Secretary of US Energy.
  • Republicans fought it tooth and nail, but House Democrats eventually passed a massive relief bill which will give Americans $1,900,000,000,000 to help them recover from the pandemic.
  • John Shallerhorn refused to wear a mask at a high school function, started an altercation, and eventually pulled out a gun and shot and killed a police officer.
  • You should boycott Goya foods until they fire their CEO who is spreading the same Republican lie. Trump lost the presidential election by a huge margin, but Republicans keep lying about the results.
  • Republican Jim Jordan turned a blind eye to young men being raped by his wrestling coach, and now he's fabricating lies about Democrats. The reality is, the failure to secure additional officers at the Capitol on January 6th was the fault of Republicans refusing to believe that Trump fans would try to take over the Capitol, despite Trump's order to do so. Of course, since Republicans are also trying to push a lie about the political affiliation of the insurgents, shouldn't they thankful for the delay?
  • Why does Putin keep trying to murder Alexei Navalny? Because Putin is the dictator of Russia, and Navalny is a political threat, and, as a dictator, Putin can get away with murder.

A Christian tried suing their spouse to prevent them from being getting a divorce, and the case was appealed all the way to the state courts!

One of the judges for the Academy Awards, Kieth Merrill, refuses to even consider films for winning if they don't comport to Mormonism.


Getting closer!

Feeling: Happy

2021-02-26
  • House Democrats have successfully passed their bill protecting LGBT people from hateful bigots like Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene, or Republican Rand Paul who equated gender-confirming surgery "mutilation."
  • Republican John Thune opposes a $15 an hour minimum wage because, when he was a teen, he was only making $6 an hour. Of course, when adjusted for inflation, he was making the equivalent of $24 an hour. Meanwhile, Costco is raising their own minimum wage to $16 an hour. Boycott Sam's Club and switch to Costco.
  • Michigan Republicans are purposely refusing to accept COVID-19 aide already allocated to the state; they would rather watch Michiganders die than admit they are wrong about the severity of the virus. And, in Florida, Republican Ron DeSantis won't allow his state have a comprehensive vaccine roll out plan. He's actually proud of the fact that he's not helping his dying constituents. And white people everywhere are making sure that black people don't have equal access to the vaccine.
  • After years of fighting justice, Trump's taxes have been handed over to a New York attorney. If he's guilty of tax fraud, I hope they punish him accordingly.
  • Biden just bombed Iranians in Syria.
  • More evidence has come out that the FBI warned Capitol police about the January 6th attack, but the police refused to take it seriously. And, while Republican "Moscow" Mitch McConnell said Trump was definitely guilty of inciting the insurrection against the US Capitol, he still voted not to impeach him, and now says that he would absolutely support Trump to run for president in 2024, despite the fact he's guilty. Republicans are always party over country.

There is an important distinction between lies and bias.

Explaining General Relativity at seven levels of complexity.

Admire the black pioneers of journalism, and stop thinking of black women as super heroes.

More no-true-Scotsman fallacy from anti-intellectual Jordan Peterson.


Got a bun in my programming oven

Feeling: Happy

2021-02-25
  • With the weather warming up, Texans are no longer in fear of freezing to death, but now they just might try and come to terms with their problem of letting companies control them and Republicans lie to them.
  • Biden fails to deliver on some promises, but, on others he's making good. 105 of the children who were lost by the Republican party have been found under the Democratic party, and immigration is back on track. Biden also has one of the most diverse cabinets in US history, which is ruffling some white supremacist feathers as Republican senators push back hard on his non-white picks while letting the white people get in mostly unopposed. Republicans tried to mask their racism by claiming that Democrats voted against the few people of color in Trump's cabinet, failing to mention that people voted against Trump's picks because none of them were even remotely qualified.
  • COVID-19 is still a serious threat. Gyms are reopening and again becoming super spreader epicenters, and families (black families especially) are still losing their homes, despite the eviction moratorium.
  • Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene reminds us all that the Republican party is full of hateful bigots.
  • Richard Michetti was part of the mob who tried to overthrow the US government. How do we know this? He insulted his ex-girlfriend while storming the Capitol, and she turned him in!
  • Some 11-year-old boys pulled a harmless prank by ringing someone's doorbell and then running away. However, the target of the prank, former-police officer Dean Taylor, got so angry that he chased the boys on foot, jumped out of his car, grabbed one of the boys, dragged him into his car, then told the boy if he ever did it again he would "put a bullet in his head," before booting him from his car. Thankfully, Taylor has since been arrested, but he's already out on bail.
  • After their loss in several battleground states, Republicans are working hard to ensure it doesn't happen again. No, not by becoming better leaders, but by making it harder for people to vote.

Things are happening

Feeling: Happy

2021-02-24
  • The Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been approved by the FDA, which is good news because another more deadly mutation of COVID-19 cropped up in California. We really need to speed up the rate of vaccination, especially world wide.
  • Many of the insurrectionists who failed to invade the US Capitol have since been arrested. After investigating their personal lives and social media posts, it has become very clear that they are fervent Trump supporters. All the evidence of their adoration of Trump only makes Republican Ron Johnson's lies that much more infuriating. Republicans just can't accept responsibility for their failures, and Texas is demonstrating this fact right now.
  • New evidence has been revealed in Republican Jason Ravnsborg car accident. Previously, Ravnsborg claimed he thought he hit a deer, and he returned the next day (for some strange reason) to discover that it was actually Joseph Boever, and Ravnsborg had killed him with his car. However, it's just been revealed that police found the dead man's eye glasses inside of Ravnsborg's car and a flashlight next to his corpse which was still turned on. It's now quite clear that Ravnsborg knew he hit a person and left him for dead, and is now lying about it. Ravnsborg should have been arrested, but, instead, he's still working as South Dakota's attorney general, and will probably only get a slap on the wrist. At least one Republican colleague has demanded Ravnsborg resign, but Ravnsborg says he will do no such thing!
  • Why should you have voted for a progressive Democrat instead of a moderate? Because Biden just reopened one of Trump's migrant camps.
  • Almost 100 Confederate monuments were removed in 2020, which is great news, but we still have a long way to go.
  • Republicans were all talk on infrastructure, but never even tried to build anything useful. Once again, Democrats will have to do what Republicans said they would.

Cat breeds are very similar looking to each other, but, genetically, they're actually a lot more diverse than dogs whose breeds look every different from each other. What gives?

Gwyneth Paltrow continues to be a scam artist.

This history of transphobia in pop culture. It didn't start with J.K. Rowling.


Now you're playing with power... super power!

Feeling: Happy

2021-02-23

I've added a page for Hudson Soft's SNES multi-controller port, the Super Multitap.

Perseverance is safely on Mars, and has sent back high resolution video of its landing procedure and an audio recording of the surface of Mars!

The military is accepting more women than ever before. They're also protecting rapists more than ever before.

Another father-to-be accidentally kills himself with a gender reveal bomb. Can this stop being a thing now?

Just a reminder how awful things get under corporate control.


Kaboom!

Feeling: Happy

2021-02-22

Last night, I beat the single player mode of Super Bomberman.

  • Texas has been run by Conservative Republicans for multiple generations, and, during that time, they've cut the state off from the federal power grid and removed as many oversights as possible in favor of giving more money to fossil fuel company CEOs. The state was heading for a catastrophic failure, and, when it did happen, Republicans did exactly what they always do, they blamed Democrats. The lies of Texas Governor Greg Abbott were particularly egregious, as he blamed his state's massive infrastructure failure on the Green New Deal, and Democrats like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Of course, Abbott was forced to eat his words after Ocasio-Cortez raised $4,000,000 to help take care of Texas, while the Republican leaders of Texas were busy vacationing in Mexico. Now people are suing the utility companies because their recklessness killed a lot of people, and they still gouged Texas for the little power they did provide. Don Trump Jr. tried defending Ted Cruz's Mexican getaway by blaming everything on the incompetent Democrat Governor in charge of Texas, because he's too stupid to know that the Governor of Texas is a Republican.
  • The reality is, this moron isn't an outlier in the party, the latest batch of Republicans are actual high school dropouts who don't have the slightest idea of how US government works, and, even with slobs like Trump voted out of power, the party is expected to continue to devolve and keep trying to violently overthrow the country and commit hate crimes. The inhumane monster Rush Limbaugh is also out of the picture, but his legacy of hate over truth will continue to shape the party. And, while the rare individual might see the light and quit, the horde remains.
  • Erik Prince of Blackwater, a man with family ties to the Trump administration, has been caught selling weapons to Libya against UN sanctions. This is not only a crime, but a grave insult to all US allies, and now an investigation needs to be made to see how complicit Trump was with yet another war crime.
  • The failed Republican coup is still being processed as members of one the hate groups involved, the Oath Keepers, are being charged with the crime of a premeditated take over of the Capitol in order to unconstitutionally keep Trump in office. An additional six Capitol police officer have been suspended for aiding the mob, but their only current punishment is being put on paid vacation.
  • Republicans hate cancel culture, except when they hypocritically use it to cancel people they don't like.
  • Republican Jason Ravnsborg, the attorney general of South Dakota, killed Joseph Boever with his car, and his story sounds awfully fishy. According to Ravnsborg, he was driving at night looking at his phone when he plowed into something (while speeding) that he assumed was a deer. He claimed he immediately stopped his car to investigate, but couldn't find the carcass, so he drove home. The next day, he claimed that he was so curious about the deer he hit, that he drove all the way back to the scene of the accident, and, instead, saw a dead person. He then called the police, who arrived to collect the corpse of Boever and gave Ravnsborg a sobriety test, which, 15 hours later, wouldn't show anything even if he were hammered the night before. Rather than being charged with vehicular homicide or manslaughter, Ravnsborg is only being charged with reckless driving, and, even then, prosecutors don't think they can make it stick considering Ravnsborg's political position! My guess is Ravnsborg had been drinking, saw he had hit a human being, and fled the scene. The next day, wracked with guilt, he returned to scene of the crime in the hopes he was just hallucinating the night before, I mean, who is so curious about a dead deer that they'd go back and look for the corpse? Seeing that it was indeed a person, Ravnsborg's guilt got the better of him, and he called the police, since now, with the alcohol out of his system, he was safe.
  • Just a reminder, although Mitt Romney may have done the bare minimum and symbolically voted to kick Trump out of politics, he's still a garbage human being.
  • Republican Debbie Lesko, after saying that Hispanics are "good workers," said that they should only be allowed to get vaccinated after all the Americans. I guess she thinks COVID-19 checks a person's nationality before infecting them?
  • Republican and QAnon supporter Ben Gibson, who failed to win his Louisiana race, has just been arrested for possession of child pornography.
  • Tucker Carlson is totally full of it.

What's the use of bendy robots?

You can learn a lot from the sinking of Jakarta.


Apparently, not much

Feeling: Happy

2021-02-19

Yesterday, I beat the NES game Rambo. I also added a ROM Detective page for DuckTales 2.

  • Texas continues to reel from the multitude of failures of their Republican "leaders." 47 Texans are now dead as Republicans try to downplay the seriousness of the crisis calling it "rolling" blackouts, but many places haven't had gas or electricity for several days. Residents are turning to propane and kerosene burners for heat and generators for electricity, but, this is leading to carbon monoxide poisoning. The utility companies are profiting off their misery by gouging customers severely charging them hundreds of dollars every day! Hospitals are even running out of clean water and are having to transfer their patients to other hospitals. Rather than demand an explanation from the fossil fuel industry, Republicans have all jumped on the same band wagon, blame renewable energy and politicians in New York? The fact that they all collectively blamed green energy lets you know who has their hands in their pockets. And, during this crisis, Republican Senator Ted Cruz flew to sunny Mexico to go on vacation with his family... in the middle of a deadly pandemic, with his dog left home alone in the freezing house. Cruz has a long history of shaming politicians for going on vacation during hard times, but, as is typical for all Republicans, something is only wrong when other people do it. Biden, proving that Democrats actually care about everyone, and not just those who voted for them, has authorized emergency aide, something Trump would never have done.
  • Having secured a vaccine for every American, Biden is now working to spread the wealth of America to other nations, promising $4,000,000,000 toward vaccinating poorer nations. Meanwhile, Americans are dressing up as the elderly to steal early vaccines and preachers of super-spreader churches continue to die from COVID.
  • Democrats are ordering ICE to calm down and warning them that they will actually have oversight now. They have also successfully rejoined the Paris Climate Accord.

Yesterday, NASA successfully landed Perseverance on Mars. It was tense to watch, but it went off without a hitch. The SUV-size rover is now driving around along with its helicopter drone! this mission will actually begin coming the Martian soil for evidence of life.

The strangeness of time.

The importance of black doctors.

Listening to religious people defend their faith his like watching someone build a Rube Goldberg machine.


And what did we learn?

Feeling: Happy

2021-02-18

I've added a page for one of the more bizarre scenes in the Torah, the circumcision of Moses's son.

  • Things are getting worse in Texas. So far 24 people have died. Without heat, many water pipes are bursting causing a lack of water for many people, and, for those who still have it, the water is not longer safe, so they have to boil it. A difficult task when you don't have electricity. Rather than be leaders and offer help, or even require power companies to provide the service their citizens paid for, Republicans are telling Texans, "you're on your own!" Republicans shirked regulations and now everyone in the state is suffering from their shortsightedness. Well, not everyone, Republican Governor Ted Cruz went on vacation to vacation in sunny Cancún, Mexico, but returned when the press caught him.
  • Over 40,000,000 Americans are now vaccinated, but a new study shows that the current vaccine is only 1/3 as effective against the South African variant.
  • After Republican Ron DeSantis made sure that rich white people would be the first to have vaccine access, a lot of people complained, and DeSantis responded by saying the people who complain about him favoring rich white people will not get vaccinated!
  • The fact that Republicans are still embracing anti-Semites and attacking Asians is not a good sign.
  • Kroger would rather close their stores than pay their workers a proper wage.
  • Trumps failed casino has been demolished. Let's hope his career follows shortly thereafter.
  • Some more articles about what a horrible monster Rush Limbaugh was.

A look at the Famicom Disk System.

The insane glass lens which made lighthouses useful.

What new skill did you learn during quarantine?


But, did you really earn it?

Feeling: Happy

2021-02-17

I added a page for a thought experiment I came up with, the inadvertent thief.

  • Texas Republicans refused to become part of the national power grid because they didn't want to have to abide by the regulations which prevent blackouts. Now that Texas is experiencing record cold weather thanks to climate change destabilizing everything, their unregulated power grid simply can't supply enough energy to heat the homes and they're having rolling blackouts. Republicans are blaming wind turbines and even Joe Biden, but the real fault lies with Republicans refusing to impose sensible rules on the fossil fuel industry. Since the state is completely unprepared for winters, people are seriously suffering, and it's likely many will freeze to death during this crisis. Naturally, Republicans are demanding a government handout, while, at the same time, claiming those who expect a government handout, deserve to die.
  • Back in 1998, three of the Republican Senators who are still in Congress today voted to impeach Clinton. Those very same Republicans just voted to acquit Trump.
  • Rush Limbaugh is dead. Good. He was an absolute monster. Racist, bigoted, and vile to the core.
  • One of the insurrectionists who has been arrested is Leo Brent Bozell IV, son of Leo Brent Bozell III, the man who created a Republican organization that attacks non-Republican media. Bozell was identified because of his sweatshirt which featured the logo of the private Christian school where he sends his children. This wasn't unsurprising as most of those involved in the riot were Christian nationalists which are the most dangerous terrorist group in America, and they're raised from childhood to be dangerous.
  • More evidence that COVID-19 was not human-made, but the results of a wild virus having mutated. And New York is suing Amazon for putting their workers at risk during the pandemic.
  • In the last election, Pennsylvania Republicans lost big. Rather than accept the fact that people no longer want them in power, they are instead trying to completely upend the state's judicial branch to replace many of the state Republicans liberal judges with those that will be Republican-appointed.
  • Remember Amy Cooper? The white woman who let her dog destroy a park, and then, when a black man reminded her of the park's leash laws, called the police and told them a black man was threatening her in hopes that the police were just as racist as she was and they would arrest him or beat him to death? Well, her case has been dropped, and she will not face charges for falsifying a police report.

Governor Whitmer is working to expand public childcare in Michigan because she's awesome.


Some people are more equal than others

Feeling: Happy

2021-02-16

I've added a page for the King James Version of the bible.

  • Although they couldn't convince Republicans do grow a spine, Democrats are pledging to undertake a full investigation on the causes and failures of the Capitol riot. And, now that their cult leader is out of danger, Republicans are pretending they're actually interested in finding out the truth.
  • Republicans don't care when one of their own super spreaders dies from COVID-19, but maybe they'll start caring when they find out it can kill the only thing they care about, fetuses? And, make no mistake, unless the world makes some drastic changes, there will certainly be another pandemic in the near future.
  • Republican Adam Kinzinger's family has disowned him for doing the right thing. After voting to impeach Trump for his many many crimes, Kinzinger's family sent him a letter that was essentially just a laundry list of Fox pundit talking points.
  • Republican Ron Johnson doesn't think the Capitol insurrection was a big deal because they mob only had bear spray, handcuffs, metal poles, riot gear, and various clubs which they used to murder a cop, but, since they didn't have any assault rifles, who cares? Well, the NAACP for one.
  • Republican Fred Eshelman stupidly believed his party's lies of voter fraud and handed over $2,500,000 to a Republican group called True the Vote in the hope that the money would be used to expose a huge plot. However, as time went on, and no progress was made, Republicans lost or dropped nearly every legal challenge they made because they didn't have any evidence at all and Eshelman demanded his money back, but True the Vote already squandered it. Now Eshelman is trying to sue them to get his money back so he can instead invest it on... more attempts to uncover non-existent voter fraud. I kind of feel bad for the guy for being stupid enough to pay into the same conspiracy twice in a row!
  • Remember when a lunatic gunman brought a loaded assault rifle in a family restaurant and began shooting because the Internet told him Hillary Clinton was running a pedophilia ring out of its non existent basement? That act of violent ignorance foreshadowed the Capitol riot, and the restaurant still has recurring vandalism and arson from similar imbeciles. Well, the gunman, Edgar Maddison Welch, has just been let out of prison! It sure is nice to be a white man in America where you can purposely put the lives of innocent children at risk and still only see minimal punishment.

Have you ever been curious about how programmers used machine language.

When learning about evolution, it's important to learn about what evolution is not.


Beware the ides of February

Feeling: Happy

2021-02-15

On Saturday, I beat Yume Kojo: Doki Doki Panic. I've also updated my page on Super Mario Bros. 2.

  • As expected, Republicans once again chose party over country. Before the vote, Trump's lawyers tried one last time to blame the riot on Democrats, and never tried to deny all their horrible incitement bellowed by Trump, which would have been impossible since so much early criticism came from Republicans, until Trump won their nomination, then they got down on their knees for him. There was even a glimmer that we might actually see witnesses, but that faded fast, and wouldn't have mattered since Republicans were refusing to listen to the hearing. Having the same Republicans who incited the coup voting on it is like having Nazis at the Nuremberg trials. When they did take their vote, only 7 Senate Republicans actually did the right thing, the other 43 are either too afraid of the violent mob they call their voters, or wanted the insurrection. And Republicans had no problem with friendly fire. I'm confident they would have still voted to acquit Trump even if his mob followed out his orders to murder Mike Pence and Mitt Romney. Just ask Republican Kevin McCarthy, who got in a swearing match on the phone with Trump when the Capitol was overrun, but his fellow Republicans didn't care. Republican Mitch McConnell even publicly blamed the violent coup on Trump, but still voted to acquit because Republicans simply do not value justice, and neither do their voters.
  • Speaking of the Capitol riot, why were the white men simply let inside, when black people, women, and the disabled are always abused?
  • However, while Republicans are predictably evil, Democrats are being predictably altruistic. Biden is working to close the American torture site which Republicans have adored for years, in Guantanamo Bay Prison. Also, Democrats have secured enough doses to vaccinate every American against COVID-19, which is really important because people are terrible as understanding pandemics, and, while there is a slight downward trend, February 12th saw the largest number of COVID-19 deaths in the history of the pandemic with 5,436!
  • The criminal investigation into Trump's crime of voter tampering in Georgia continues as his lawyers try to claim Trump begging for Georgia voting officials to fabricate over 11,000 ballots in his favor and steal him the win was taken out of context.
  • Thankfully, social media is finally starting to ban the worst spreaders of misinformation because they're causing serious harm.

Increasing the size of highways paradoxically makes traffic worse.

What does sports have to do with patriotism? Absolutely nothing.

After he died, Christian preacher Ravi Zacharias was outed as being a dangerous sexual predator by his own ministry and he used the money donated to his church to pay the women he abused to remain silent. It's nice that the Christians that adored him had the decency to tell the truth, as it's so rare for them to do so, but, before you applaud them, recognize that they're doing what Christians do so well, deflect. In this case, they're blaming Zacharias's sexual attacks on smart phones. Sorry guys, there are billions of smart phones out there, but the vast majority of the men who own them aren't rapists.

Why do men throw tantrums when asked to wear a mask? Toxic masculinity.

The horror of trying to leave Islam while being female.


More nonsense

Feeling: Happy

2021-02-12
  • Republicans continue to poorly argue that Trump can't be held accountable for the insurrection, because they claim Trump didn't incite it. So, Democrats are demonstrating how the mob, in their own words, used Trump's statements to justify their failed coup, of which, several more who got very near to murdering members of Congress, have been arrested, as has this genius. And, just to demonstrate how complicit Trump was with the attack, they quoted Trump directly. Instead of condemning the assault, he told the mob he loved them. Knowing the the hearing against him is pointless because Republicans will vote in his favor no matter what he does, Trump ordered his lawyer to not even bother arguing in his defense, and, instead, give cable news interviews. This is only to spread more misinformation as Republicans are so out of touch with reality, they blame the attack on Antifa, while, at the same time, believe the attack was a good thing that was also peaceful. And, while the Congressional hearing is a farce, the latest criminal investigation into Trump begging Georgia election officials to change just enough votes to give him a victory, is something more serious.
  • Back when Trump predictably became infected with COVID-19 because he refused to take any precautions against it, he received the best possible treatment money can buy and experimental drugs nobody else has access to, and, upon recovering, said it wasn't a big deal for the average poor American. Now, several people that were close to him during that period have come forward and explained that he was actually a lot sicker than he let on, and, even with his round-the-clock state-of-the-art medical treatment, his doctors were worried that he'd have to go on a ventilator to get enough oxygen. Despite the very real chance that he could have died from it, he left the hospital and told all his followers that it was no big deal and they shouldn't be afraid to also get infected. What a monster. Thankfully, with Democrats in charge, an actual effort is being made to vaccinate the public, and my home state of Michigan, with a strong intelligent Governor who isn't afraid to make unpopular but correct decisions, is doing quite well. And, remember, when you do get your vaccination, you want to have adverse symptoms, that means it's working.
  • Despite violating the conditions of his parole, accused murdered and rabid Republican Kyle Rittenhouse will not be arrested, or even have his bail increased. Once again, America proves that white men can openly violate the law without consequence.
  • When Republican Mike Shirkey called the Capitol attack a hoax, it was a shock to many people, but not to those who had been following him closely. Shirkey has a history of encouraging dangerous militia groups and even shared a stage with the men who tried to kidnap and murder Governor Whitmer.
  • More news has come out to the extent at how anti-free press Republicans are. They have been using false security threats to prevent journalists from working!
  • Remember when officers Robert McCabe and Aaron Torgalski violently attacked an unarmed and unsuspecting 75-year-old man, knocking him to the ground and busting his head open? And then they lied and said the elderly man tripped, but it turned out that the cop's attack was filmed and became national news? The case is close, an the cops will not being punished in any way.
  • The problem Sean Hannity faces about having his history on film is that every time he tells a huge lie to protect himself or his party, there is always video footage of him saying the exact opposite.
  • Systemic racism runs deep in American culture, even into things you wouldn't expect, like fraternities, or our history book's inability to recognize the importance of black espionage.
  • Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour would help the average working American, which is why Republicans are so much against it.

Taking a look at the Sega SG-1000.

If you're having a religious debate with someone and they bring up Adam & Eve, you know the person you're dealing with is ignorant.


Plack the Hanet!

Feeling: Happy

2021-02-11

I made a hack of Super Mario Bros. where, instead of Mario and Luigi rescuing Princess Toadstool, my daughters, Gabby and Illy, are rescuing Mario. I call it Super Sisters!!!

  • In the hearing against Trump, a video was shown which included never-before seen surveillance footage of Trump's mod infiltrating the Capitol, and just how dangerous and ravenous they were, and how close they came to reaching members of Congress. They were hunting for Democrats to murder. Unfortunately, several Republicans who are voting refused to even watch it. Republicans weren't afraid at all since the mob wasn't trying to murder them. Meanwhile, Trump's lawyer is doing a bang up job.
  • Over a quarter of Evangelical Christians have been duped by an Internet troll, and 100% have been duped by a church.
  • Actress Gina Carano stupidly believes there was a huge Democrat conspiracy to steal the election. She also believes, without a shred of evidence, that massive voter fraud exists. She also has ignorant anti-evidence based views on wearing masks. Most recently, she compared the Democratic administration to the Nazis. Thankfully, she has been kicked off her most recent television role, and fired from her talent agency. Terrible people need to be held accountable for their actions. Speaking of which, Mike Shirkey finally apologized for calling the Republican insurrection a hoax. And Republicans keep complaining about being "canceled" because they want to continue to say racist, sexist, bigoted lies.
  • Republicans may prevent the USA from doling out justice when their voters try to overthrow the government, but they can't stop Democrats from doling out justice when another nation is successful at overthrowing their government.

Interviewing Maryam Namazie and her brave work documenting the terrors of Islam.


Really, any kind of plode

Feeling: Happy

2021-02-10

I added a page for the Dutch rock band, Golden Earring.

  • In a "no duh!" moment, the Senate voted that it is constitutional to hold a hearing against Trump even though he's now out of office. How can you expect to have justice if a politician can commit a whole bunch of crimes and then simply resign to avoid punishment? Still, nearly every Republican voted against holding politicians accountable for their actions, many of whom cited the work of law professor Brian Kalt, who wrote a famous article about presidential impeachment, but, Republicans made a mistake very common to Christians who quote scientists, they forgot to check if the author was dead. Since Kalt is still alive, he was able to comment on the Republican use of his work, and he repudiated them saying they had completely misrepresented him, a tactic Republicans frequently employ. And, like every other unqualified moron hired by Trump, his lawyer, the guy who refused to prosecute a serial rapist, bumbled around for almost an hour, and the best argument he could come up with was to argue against what the Senate had just voted on! Meanwhile, other Republicans are trying to come to Trump's aide by using the same tactics they use when there is a mass shooting, they say the whole thing was staged by actors who hate Republicans, and that we just need to move on. Of course, this entire hearing is all for show. The reality is, it doesn't matter how guilty Trump is, or how much evidence is brought against him, the Republicans in the Senate get to decide if he's kicked out of politics, and Republicans vote party over country.
  • Republican pundits cheered on Trump for holding massive gatherings without masks, but they criticize Biden for having small gatherings with masks.
  • Southern Baptist Christians have a long history with racism, and their recent attack against Kamala Harris is just more of the same.
  • How can Lou Dobbs talk when his lips are permanently puckered on Trump's ass?
  • A Muslim cleric warns that getting the COVID-19 vaccine will turn you gay (like Alex Jones's gay frogs?), but don't worry, he explains that you can cure the disease by sleeping with flower oil on your anus.
  • Yet another innocent man was shot and killed on his own property by police because they just can't be bothered with determining a person's identity before shooting at them. The unidentified cop who killed the innocent man is on paid vacation pending an "investigation."

It's important for any group to police their own, so feminist Rebecca Watson polices the failed science of feminist Naomi Wolf.


Watch them explode

Feeling: Happy

2021-02-09

I've added a page for the Atari 2600 video game, Boxing.

  • Democrats continue to make progress fixing everything the Republicans broke. The USA will be rejoining the UN Human Rights Council, and, despite the baseless Republican attack on Hunter Biden, Joe Biden continues to be the bigger man and allow the Republican attack to continue.
  • Republicans continue to implode. They tried punishing fellow Republican Peter Meijer for having the audacity to serve country over party and vote to impeach Trump for his treason, but failed. Not too long after voting against impeaching Trump for insurrection, Republican Ron Wright, tested positive for COVID-19 and died shortly after. Republican Lauren Boebert appears to have been caught embezzling campaign funds, not unlike what Trump did it, but she doesn't have the luxury of picking a corrupt attorney general to look the other way. Also, Richard Shelby becomes yet another Republican who has given up his party.
  • Thanks to social media, the CDC is still having to tell people COVID-19 is not a Chinese bio-weapon. Facebook is at least claiming they will crack down harder on COVID-19 misinformation, you know misinformation like that from Republican Kim Reynolds, who ended Iowa's safety regulations claiming they were no longer necessary, not because she consulted her own health experts (she didn't), but because she just felt like it. Thankfully, we finally have people in charge who take it seriously.
  • The leader of the racist terrorist organization known as the Proud Boys is still in jail where he belongs, and Bruno Joseph Cua, terrorist wannbe, becomes the youngest person charged in failed insurrection. Unfortunately, it appears Trump's pardon has allowed convicted felon Paul Manafort to escape justice.
  • How Republicans used the pandemic to give tax money to rich people.
  • As Trump's hearing begins it's important to look at a time line of all the things he and his administration said which caused the failed coup.
  • Lou Dobbs is having a Twitter meltdown over losing his show. So eager was he for attention that he linked to an article which pointed out how he constantly "repeated false election fraud claims."

Ever curious about the family tree of King Aurthur?


Watch them implode

Feeling: Happy

2021-02-08

I've added a page for Brian May's first solo album, Back to the Light.

  • Biden's cabinet is made up heavily of women and people of color, and they're all well-experienced in working in government, and they're working to help the nation. In addition to finally giving Puerto Rico the aide they needed years ago, but Republicans blocked, they're repairing the damage Trump did to the US Postal Service, and working on an additional stimulus package to give more money to families with children. This is great news because, despite Republicans claiming they love children, they really don't. All of this is necessary because the USA is ranked dead last among developed nations regarding worker benefits.
  • Republicans are continuing to lose support after their violent coup failed. Fox is seeing their worst ratings in 20 years after the dictator they championed denounced them and Lou Dobbs has been canceled, Trump's former lawyers and Republican media outlets are all being sued for lying for Trump, and the party keeps eating their own, denouncing Liz Cheney being accountable, and Marjorie Taylor Greene for not being accountable enough. But, despite all the self-inflicted damage, Republicans continue to drain the life out of the USA. As of today, Trump's lies have cost the American taxpayers $519,000,000, the Republican Supreme Court judges have ruled religious people are allowed to spread disease unhindered, and other Republicans keep trying to push Christian nationalism. And, QAnon wasn't a symptom of Trump, it is a symptom of a much deeper problem of American ignorance. This is why you don't elect high school dropouts like Republican Lauren Boebert to the highest level of government.
  • Now that vaccines are being distributed, COVID-19 is beginning to decline, but that's no reason to decrease mask wearing or social distancing. It's still killing almost 3,000 Americans every day, and has probably killed a lot more than that.
  • Convicted felon Roger Stone, later pardoned by Trump, is walking around with an entourage of white supremacists.
  • Some more good news. Alex Wubbels, the nurse who was violently arrested for not letting a cop illegally steal blood from an unconscious patient, has been given a half million dollar settlement, and the cop who assaulted her, Jeff Payne, was fired, and his supervisor demoted.
  • Racism in America is still endemic. Families in Utah demanded their white children be exempt from having to learn about black history. Also, while the environment isn't racist, environmentalism sure it.
  • Wall Street really doesn't like it when outsiders beat them at their own game.

Make them pay

Feeling: Happy

2021-02-05

I've added a page for Westwood Studios. I've also added text tables and ROM offsets to Blaster Master.

  • Democrats continue making good. Even though every Republican who voted to raise taxes for the working class and lower taxes for the wealthy, Democrats still pushed through their pandemic relief bill. Also, while Trump shut down the office of women's issues, because Republicans hate women, Biden is bringing it back. And, Biden is also helping out those cities hit by wildfires who Republicans refused to help.
  • Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene, who doesn't believe in the 9/11 terrorist attack or school shootings and hates Jews, has been stripped of her committee assignments in the House. The vast majority of Republicans voted to keep her in power. Only a scant 11 were so ashamed of what their party had become, they voted against her, despite her threats.
  • Tens of millions of people have now been vaccinated, and the evidence is showing the vaccines are remarkably safe. And while the USA nears 30,000,000 vaccinated, we are also near 500,000 deaths. Stay vigilant, and keep fighting the pro-virus party.
  • Republican Madison Cawthorn says he doesn't regret the part he took in inciting a mob to riot.
  • The Screen Actors Guild has kicked Trump out, but he tried to save face with the old routine, "you can't fire me, I quit!".
  • More Republicans are learning that they can't just continually spout lies forever without eventually getting sued for defamation. Although, some don't learn their lesson very quickly.
  • Beofre Republican Chad Salsman became a district attorney, he told several poor women in need of legal aide that he would make their legal problems go away once he became a DA, but only if he could have sex with them.
  • Wisconsin Republicans stupidly ended the Governor's state-wide mask mandate, but, because they're stupid, they forgot to end his ability to create new mask mandates, so he just created another one.
  • Trump supporters (i.e., terrorists) continue to threaten the lives of election workers.
  • A public library in Lafayette, Louisiana received a small grant to promote voters rights. The library intended to use the money to have speakers give talks about the importance of civil rights and black history, and buy books on those topics, so, the Republicans on the board refused the grant.
  • Rich people won't stop crying about the working class being able to affect the market.

The Vatican has a giant golden throne for their pope to sit in, so why are they hording small business loans?

The toll the pandemic has taken on the video games industry.

Astronomer Emma Chapman is trying to understand what happened during the dark ages of the early universe.


How to be evil

Feeling: Happy

2021-02-04

I've added a page for the NES emulator, FCEUX.

  • Part of the contract Donald Trump had to sign for buying Mar-a-Lago was that he wouldn't be allowed to live their permanently. The other people living in the area just despise him so much, they can't abide having him be so close. But, big surprise, he's breaking his contract.
  • Republican Liz Cheney is an Obama-birther and gives talks for hate groups, but that isn't why her fellow Republicans wanted to strip her of her leadership powers. No, they like the horrible aspects of her, but what they don't like is the fact that she agreed that Trump deserved to be impeached because he incited an insurrection. In a secret meeting, 61 Republicans voted to remove her from leadership, just shy of a majority.
  • In the past, Republican Kevin McCarthy denounced QAnon as a dangerous source of misinformation. However, now that his college Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene is openly supporting QAnon, suddenly, McCarthy doesn't have the foggiest idea what QAnon is. So, which is it, did he publicly denounce an organization that he knows nothing about, or he's a liar who puts party over country?
  • Several of the people who got so angry that Trump lost the election they tried to overthrow Democracy, and murder congresswomen, didn't even vote for Trump.
  • Desperate after realizing just how bad terrorism has become among their ranks, the Pentagon is ordering a 60-day stand-down while they try to figure out a way to decrease extremism in US soldiers.
  • Canada takes the first necessary step in declaring the Proud Boys a terrorist organization. Hopefully, the rest of North America will follow their lead.
  • Who would have guessed that the teenager who went to a protest with an illegal assault rifle in order to murder black people, and was still released on bail, wouldn't diligently follow the rules of his bail?
  • The CEO of Parler says he was fired after pointing out actual terrorists were using their site to plot terrorist attacks, and maybe they should do something about that?
  • Michigan Republicans are turning to Mitch McConnell's playbook and simply obstructing all government until Governor Whitmer gives into their demands. The only problem is, even they don't know what their demands are.
  • Republican Pat Grassley says he can't force people to wear masks, but somehow he was able to create a detailed dress code that all women must follow.
  • The many many lies Republicans tell about minimum wage.

Pastor Dwight McKissic is leaving the Southern Baptist Texas Convention. This isn't because he had a crisis of faith, but rather because every improvement he offered to the SBTC to become less racist was denied. In fact, even suggesting that the SBTC had a problem with racism led to him receiving an extremely racist letter from a member of the SBTC who described all black people as unintelligent savages.

In an effort to earn a little extra money, a convent of nuns was purposely renting the orphans in their care to sexual predators.

Christians believe they have a direct line of communication with the all-powerful creator of the universe who made everything just for them. But it's the atheists who are the narcissists.


More and more

Feeling: Happy

2021-02-03

I've added a page for the Blue October album, Foiled.

  • It's nice to see Biden actually making good on many of the promises he made during the campaign, unlike Trump who just said he did. Unfortunately, since Republicans have packed the Supreme Court, fixing the problems is a lot harder for Democrats than it was for Republicans to create the problems. Thankfully, by electing actual crazy people, Republicans are shooting themselves in the foot, and nobody is buying their completely phony calls for unity.
  • Every now and then we see a case of actual voter fraud, and, yes, the person being investigated is a Republican, and, twist, Republican L. Lin Wood spent much of his time lying that Democrats were committing voter fraud.
  • The past four years have been devastating on the USA. Republicans increased taxes on the poor and middle class while giving massive tax breaks to the rich. And now, when much of America is suffering because Republicans totally botched their response to COVID-19, Republicans are fighting tooth-and-nail to keep relief away from those who need it most. As a tiny percentage of Americans horde most of the nation's wealth, but don't actually do anything with it, the nation's innovation slows to a crawl. Despite all our money and education, the USA has now dropped off the list of the top ten most innovative nations.
  • More good news on the COVID-19 front. The AstraZeneca vaccine seems to be very effective with only a single dose and the other vaccines are working their science. Now, if we can only convince the more ignorant Americans to stop protesting the only thing that will save their lives, we could be in business.
  • Although Biden is undoing much of the damage Trump created, global warming continues unabated with 2020 tying 2016 as the hottest year on record.
  • While it's wonderful that Kamala Harris has become the first female, black, and Asian vice president of the USA, her departure of the US Senate means the Senate no longer has the representation of a black women.
  • Republican Patricia Ashton Derges has been charged with 20 different crimes because she was selling sick people fake COVID-19 cures.
  • There is no racism in law enforcement, just ask former officer Leslie Socolov who gave an anti-Semitic explicit rant against someone before hitting their vehicle with her car and then whined that it is she who is being persecuted.

Looking at the history of Game Stop and how they rose to prominence.


Little by little

Feeling: Happy

2021-02-02

I've added a page for painter Herbert James Draper.

  • Democrats have added a couple more small victories for humanity. Republicans can no longer decided which evidence the scientists in the EPA get to use to make their decisions. Also, Biden is requiring his staff to take one of the more strict ethics pledges.
  • Democrats say they want to offer almost $1,900,000,000,000 in pandemic relief, Republicans say it shouldn't be about a quarter as much. Why is it Republicans only like giving massive handouts to major corporations?
  • While immoral Republicans like Ted Cruz, Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, and Marco Rubio are often the most talked about because of their racism, sexism, and non-stop lying and cheating, we can't forget that they are templates of the Republican party. Most other Republicans are just as disgusting and criminal as they, from the big names like Rick Scott, who also voted to simply change the outcome of elections to his favor, to lowly county commissioners like Couy Griffin who encouraged his fellow Republicans to murder all the Democrats in the country, to the latest batch of brazenly anti-Semitic Republicans like Marjorie Taylor Greene, to those who aren't politicians, but still try to convince them to use the military to take over the country, like Mike Lindell. Anyone who hasn't yet left the Republican party is guilty by association.
  • Trump supporters like Troy Elbert Faulkner are so smart they storm the Capitol while wear their work coat, which has their company's phone number emblazoned on the back.
  • Georgia police remind everyone just how racist they are when a sargent and even Chief Gene Allmond himself were caught on camera referring to BLM protesters as "n******s."

How arcade vector monitors worked.

In the 1980s, ignorant Christians caused a nation-wide panic.


Still so much to do

Feeling: Happy

2021-02-01

Yesterday I beat Katamari Damacy: Reroll. I also rewrote Mystique (a clone of the screensaver Mystify) in GDI and MonoGame.

  • Another terrorist bomber at the Capitol was foiled, but others are training to take his place. After the mob carrying "blue lives matter" flags murdered a police officer one police chief finally realized that it's a symbol of hate and banned it in his department. More hate group members are being arrested. One thing the failed insurrection, kidnapping attempts, and murder of police officers has done for Republicans is decrease their ranks, which is why they're introducing a whole new slew of voter restrictions to prop up the voting strength of those terrible people who still aren't ashamed to vote for them, including the ability to just throw out Democrat votes. We need to fix democracy, and one of the best ways to do that is to listen to the people who have been screwed over by it.
  • A third vaccine has been authorized in the EU, and, now with a ruling party that isn't anti-science, the CDC can actually make effective policy, and they're finally requiring masks for all travelers. But we still have a long way to go as the virus mutates, Republicans continue to obstruct, and anti-vaxxers setup a protest outside of a vaccine distribution centers which not only prevent a lot of people from getting the vaccine, but it also probably causes a lot of doses to have to be thrown away which is only going to make the pandemic last longer. This is why it's correct to call them pro-disease. And, remember the pharmacist who purposely ruined over 500 doses of the vaccine? Yeah, turns out he's a flat-earther! And Catholics don't just protect child rapists, they also give COVID-19 vaccinations out illegally to volunteers and staff spouses. And, since Republicans failed to life a finger to help people who became infected, a huge strain is being put on families. Just one more Republican mess for Biden to clean up.
  • Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene is a perfect example of what's wrong with the Republican party. She wasn't elected in spite of the fact that she's a conspiracy theorist who pushed easily debunked lies like Pizzagate and harasses children whose friends were murdered in school shootings, she was elected because of her lies. And Republican lies are now making it into our public school system.
  • It's less than two weeks to Trump's Senate hearing and all five of his defense attorneys just quit. Turns out Trump wanted them to try and prove the election was rigged, but, since there isn't any evidence, they decided it was wiser to disappear. But, don't worry, Trump has replaced them with new lawyers, and they're exactly what you'd expect: one refused to prosecute a convicted serial rapist. I'm happy to see him flailing, but it doesn't really matter. Trump doesn't have to do anything, the hearing is all for show. There doesn't appear to be enough Republicans willing to grow a spine and do what's right, so Trump will not be kicked out of politics. One argument Republicans keep making is that you can't kick people out of politics just for trying to overthrow the government, but that's exactly what happened to those who backed the Confederacy.
  • Jamie Allard was finally removed from an Alaskan Human Rights Commission after it came out that she was defending Nazi sympathizers.
  • New York police arrested a 9-year-old girl. As she screamed for her daddy, they handcuffed her, threw her in the back of their squad car, and then pepper-sprayed her!

Stopping bots is harder than it seems, but it needs to be done because they're primarily used by major corporations and Russia, both of which are actively working to destroy the USA.

Why are amateurs discovering the majority of new species? Because academia doesn't allow experts the time to discover new species.

Has science buried god? Well, yes. Science doesn't disprove gods, it just makes gods an unnecessary hypothesis.


It's broke, so, fix it

Feeling: Happy

2021-01-29

Yesterday, I finished reading Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution. I also added text tables for the Japanese release of Contra.

  • Fall out continues for the failed overthrow of the Capitol on January 6th which even Trump's former defense secretary says was caused on Trump. Republican Amanda Chase, who called the terrorists "patriots who love their country" has been officially rebuked by the Virginia Senate, but, Republican Josh Hawley just received a $700,000 dark money donation, for cheering on the insurrection and voting to overturn free elections. One of those terrorists, Eric Munchel, was arrested and his home was discovered to be filled with guns, ammo, and plastic handcuffs, some of which he brought to the siege so he could arrest cops and congress persons. His local Tennessee judge said, despite his treason, he should be set free to await trial, but, thankfully, a federal judge wasn't so lenient. Meanwhile, a second police officer has killed himself, and Republicans refuse to ever be held accountable.
  • Republicans are arguing that Democrats shouldn't give more COVID-19 bailout money unless they first get approval from Republicans, the very same people who couldn't be bothered to give adequate bailout money when they were in power, and who are making it so churches are exempt from having to follow the rules during a crisis. But Democrats aren't stopping with just relief, they're going to create a national vaccine program, prop up rural hospitals, ban surprise medical bills, and put more money into mental health coverage. Also, systemic racism means, even if nobody is purposely trying to prevent people of color from getting the COVID-19 vaccine, people of color still receive fewer COVID-19 vaccines.
  • After the will of the people was finally made clear, especially the black vote, Republicans don't want this to happen again, so they're ramping up even more voter restrictions. The ignorant QAnon people are taking it especially bad.
  • Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene thinks that school shootings are a conspiracy and those parents whose children were murdered are just actors. So, naturally, Republicans put her on the Education Committee.
  • Democrats are investigating a serious case of investment fraud, and Republicans, who spent the last four years not only causing fraud personally, but making it easier for their rich donors, are kindly offering to help.
  • Biden's latest executive order will help slow climate change. In the past 24 years, Republican presidents have issued executive orders at a higher rate than Democrat presidents, but they only seem to complain about executive orders when a Democrat is issuing them.
  • Imagine actually having a president who doesn't lick the boots of dictators.
  • Why do we need to defund the police? Because, when they encounter someone with a mental health disability, they shoot them.
  • Trump wanted to put two men whose resumes included "helping Trump get elected," in charge at the Pentagon. Democrats have wisely blocked them.
  • Republicans keep calling for it, but they don't understand the concept of unity. Maybe they should work toward reunifying with Fox?
  • Rudy Giuliani needs to be disbarred, but it probably won't happen.

How Mesmerism was finally debunked, but still wound up becoming a sensation.

Emmett Till, the 14-year-old black boy who was gang-murdered by an angry white mob because they thought he catcalled a white woman, and whose memorial is frequently defaced by racists Americans, will now receive a landmark in his memory.


Slow and steady wins the race

Feeling: Happy

2021-01-28

I added a page for the Myth series of real-time tactics video games. I also added text tables and ROM offsets for the NES port of Bubble Bobble.

  • Biden continues to do good work. His latest executive order pauses oil and gas and doubles off-shore wind production, the US will remove its sanctions against Yemen which has only been making their humanitarian crisis worse, daily press briefings are back at the White House, and Trump's order to let more doctors prescribe highly addictive opioids will be ended.
  • Thanks to an entire year of indifference from Republicans, COVID-19 took hold and is still killing over 3,000 Americans every day, and the even more deadly strains from Brazil, South Africa, and the UK are now all in the USA. Interestingly, scouring social media for an increase in medical symptoms might become a new way to predict disease flare ups.
  • Despite trying to overthrow the US government, Republicans are very unlikely to admit reality, and Trump will probably not be held accountable.
  • Republican conspiracy theorist Marjorie Taylor Greene threatened to have the very same reporters she invited to a meeting arrested after they asked her questions about her contribution to inciting the coup at the Capitol.
  • Republican Kelli Ward has spent the last month arguing that the election was rigged, but, now, proving she doesn't actually care about election integrity, only about Republicans winning, she's trying to stop the recount of her own election.
  • In 2020, the incompetence of Republicans caused the US economy to shrink 3.5% the worst depression since World War II.
  • Andrew Birge, one of the men who conspired to kidnap (and, lets face it, rape and murder) Democrat Gretchen Whitmer has pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with with investigators. He will only be charged with kidnapping conspiracy, but, hopefully, he will rat out a bunch more people and lead to the arrests of several more white American terrorists. You know, people like Ian Benjamin Rogers who was planning a series of terrorist bombings to try and keep Trump president.
  • What defunding the police actually looks like.
  • Poland takes one more step close to self-destruction with a near total ban on abortion.
  • Here are 25 self-proclaimed "prophets" trying to back-peddle on their failed Trump predictions.

Why are their huge colorful pools in the Utah desert?


Slowly, but surely

Feeling: Happy

2021-01-27

Last night, I beat the game Costume Quest. It was a lot of fun.

  • More progress on the way. Biden is phasing out for-profit federal prisons, returning aide to Palestine, cutting back on leasing public land to oil and gas companies, is putting forth directives to stop racism against Asians, and strengthening ties with Native Americans. Unfortunately, it's not all good news. Republicans obstructed government for several years and were able to inject a lot of their political judges into the courts under Trump, and now, Republican judge Drew Tipton is blocking Biden's attempt to stop deporting refugees.
  • Over 100 of those who took part in the failed coup have been arrested, but still none of the Republicans who incited the riot.
  • Almost every Republican in the Senate voted to make it illegal to hold an impeachment hearing on Trump now that he's out of office. To them, if a CEO robs his company blind, but then quits before he can be arrested, he's not a criminal. Truly party over country for these goons.
  • It's only a little over a year after COVID-19 evolved, and over 100,000,000 people have been infected. Biden has ordered another 200,000,000 COVID-19 vaccines, which is good news since the US only seems to get about half the use out of them. In Michigan, where Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer has been taking the virus seriously, we already have more people vaccinated than have been infected.
  • Every Fox pundit creamed their jeans over Trump, and now, they're trying to claim actual journalists aren't tough enough on Biden.
  • Mike Pence ordered his Homeland Security advisor, Olivia Troye, to spy on one of the women in charge of combating COVID-19, Dr. Deborah Birx.
  • In addition to voting to overthrow the presidential election, Republican David Clark also refused to get routine COVID-19 tests. He ended up requiring a cop to escort him from the Georgian Congress because his own Republican lawmakers didn't want to be near him.
  • In Anchorage, Alaska, Jamie Allard somehow made it onto her city's Human Rights Commission where she tried to defend the vanity plate "3REICH" saying, because it directly translates to "third realm," it's a totally benign phrase, and it's all the fault of progressives for thinking it has anything to do with Nazis, even though the term has only ever applied to the Nazis.

Christians tried to sue Boston for not promoting their religion for them. They failed.


Slowly accomplishing what was on the docket four years ago

Feeling: Happy

2021-01-26

I've added a page for the film, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, began of list of video games which are Christmas themed, and added a very grim reminder about the dangers of 5G vaccines.

  • New works for Democrats: Affordable Care Act marketplaces will be reopened making it easier for people to get health care again and Harriet Tubman is back on track to replace the murdering racist Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.
  • Even though he's no longer the Senate Majority leader, Republican Mitch McConnell is still obstructing government. He required Democrats to promise not to veto the filibuster in order to allow any progress in Congress. I would hope those Democrats will keep their promise as well as McConnell kept his to not vote on a Supreme Court justice, but they're moderate democrats which are the equivalent of Republicans from a decade ago.
  • COVID-19 has mutated again. In addition to the original Chinese strain, we now have a UK strain, an African strain, and now, another more deadly Brazilian strain that travelers have already brought back to America. This is why people shouldn't be flying. The Moderna vaccine appears to be effective against it, but the slow vaccine roll out and the refusal to take precautions keeps driving the mutation, means we'll eventually get one that won't be stopped. How slow in the vaccine roll out? 40 million doses have been distributed, but only 20 million have actually been administered! This is what happens when you elect Republicans who don't bother to prepare a vaccine plan. It also doesn't help that rich people are stealing vaccines allocated to poor people.
  • The House has officially delivered the articles of impeachment to the Senate.
  • Republicans are still pushing the conspiracy theory that the insurrection on the Capitol that Republicans incited, was all a hoax, but all of the people who were arrested for breaking into the Capitol are all Trump supporters, even though Republican Kevin McCarthy, who voted to overturn free elections, wants to blame all Americans.
  • In order to prevent corruption in government, Trump signed an executive order preventing former White House employees from becoming lobbyists, except, it was all for show. Just before he left office, he rescinded that order, ensuring the corruption of his administration will continue long after he's gone.
  • A look back at the past four years and all the crimes Trump committed.
  • Another Republican cowardly quits the party rather than work to fix it.
  • Another cop has filmed driving his car through a crowd of people. As "punishment" he was given a paid vacation.
  • What is it with Republicans and lying about their military service? Tom Cotton is the latest Republican who lied about being an Army Ranger, but never was.

If you want to lose weight, you have to eat fewer calories than your body needs. Weight loss really is that simple, it's not just easy for most people to do.

The Earth has lost 28,000,000,000,000 tons of ice since the mid-1990s. It's currently losing 1,200,000,000,000 tons a year, and that rate is accelerating.


Repairs, not progress

Feeling: Happy

2021-01-25

I've added a page for the old game, QBASIC Gorillas.

  • Biden continues to work for Americans. In addition to what I posted about earlier, he's blocking the Keystone XL pipeline, looking into white terrorism, getting rid of the Republican transphobic laws, and appears to have a progressive attitude regarding abortion rights. Of course, Republican TV is very angry at his horrific scandals like condemning white supremacists.
  • But COVID-19 doesn't care about the change in guard, The USA passed another milestone with 25,000,000 confirmed cases, and that number continues to rise at a staggering rate. And, it turns out that an unknown Republican agent was feeding Trump false COVID-19 data which he frequently sided with over that of scientists. Last month, three elementary school teachers in Coob Country, Georgia died from COVID, and, at a wake for their fallen comrades, the speaker asked everyone to don their masks in a show of respect for the dead, but several the pig-headed members refused, still clinging to the imbecilic lie Trump told them that this is all a hoax.
  • In a classic example of "words not deeds" Republicans Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, and their ilk may say that Trump's failed insurrection was wrong, but they are still in favor of overturning the election in Trump's favor.
  • Republicans pushed to have as many people executed as possible, and the Republicans on the US Supreme Court helped to make that possible, even when they evidence wasn't so clear.
  • After publicly accusing Dominion of voter fraud for weeks, but never providing any evidence, Republican Rudy Giuliani is now being sued by the company for defamation, and, unfortunately for Giuliani, Trump is no longer able to give him a pardon, and now has his own problems with the impending Senate hearing.
  • Republican Kellyanne Conway has spent the past several years of her life lying for terrible people, so it's not much of a surprise that she's also been covering up how abusive she is to her daughter. Thankfully, her daughter bravely started recording the abuse and posting it online. When it got so bad that police were called, the police proved once again why they should be defunded. Rather than protect a child, they told Conway to take away any devices her daughter might use to record any future abuse.
  • Democrat Dianne Feinstein has been supporting the Republican party all throughout the Trump administration. She didn't vote to impeach him the first time, claiming he has learned his lesson, but he went on to incite an insurrection. Rather than admit she was wrong, Feinstein defended the Republican attempt to overthrow the election results.
  • Couy Griffin founded a hate group called Cowboys for Trump and help take part in the failed coup. After breaking into the Capitol and saying a prayer to white Republican Jesus, Griffin went back home and was planning to storm the Capitol again, this time with guns and ammo to stop Biden's inauguration through gunfire. Thankfully, the morons who took selfies captured him at the Capitol and he was arrested before he could murder anyone, and, a bit shocking, it was discovered that the would be assassin was a government worker! Garret Miller also went to the Capitol with murder on his mind. More than anything, he wanted to murder Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. He too, thankfully, has been arrested.
  • Florida Republicans appear to be going through with their plan to punish data analyst Rebekah Jones who kept many Floridians safe from COVID-19 by posting the actual infection data rather than the doctored data Republicans wanted her to post which made the virus look less deadly than it actually is.
  • Every so often a Republican can get things right, like when they shut up and defer to actual experts.
  • True to form, Bernie Sanders is more interested in helping people than talking about memes.
  • How much further tech platforms need to go in order to prevent aiding another insurrection.

Russian dictator Vladimir Putin thought he could sweep his competition under the rug by having Alexei Navalny poisoned, but Navalny survived the assassination attempt. As Navalny continued to speak out against Putin, the dictator again thought he could silence the man by arresting him, but Navalny bravely returned to Russia to be imprisoned. Now, as protests erupt all over Russia, Putin thinks that he can use the government to censor the population, but they're making posts to social media much faster than Putin's censors can delete them. Good luck to you Russian freedom fighters!


Not wasting any time

Feeling: Happy

2021-01-22

I've added a page for the Atari game, Fishing Derby.

Some unusual scientific unknowns.

How religion makes otherwise intelligent people say stupid things.


Let the healing begin

Feeling: Happy

2021-01-21

I've added a page for the indie adventure game, Seiklus.


Get behind me, Satan

Feeling: Happy

2021-01-20

I've started pages for the French painter, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, and the Dutch painter, Lawrence Alma-Tadema.

Although false memories are a real thing, not everyone who talks about them is an honest person.

Which African empire was the most impressive? Not the Zulus.


One day more

Feeling: Happy

2021-01-19

I've added a page for the Tom Petty album, Full Moon Fever.

  • A large portion of the mob at the Capitol consisted of white supremacists revealing just how big of a problem they still are. And, so far, 29 law enforcement officials are suspected of aiding in the insurrection at the Capitol, revealing why the police were so easily caught off guard when the warning signs were so obvious. Their ilk are still walking the streets of the Capitol, carrying illegal firearms, and one woman claimed she was part of Trump's law enforcement, only she was lying to an actual cop! One member of the failed coup, Guy Reffitt, who was trying to lay low, threatened to murder his children if they turned him in. He has thankfully been arrested. All of this chaos, in fact, all of it for the past five years, has all been based on a series of unending lies, but, these lies have been repeated so many times, that they've now become part of American culture.
  • Here's a major problem with the people being arrested for storming the Capitol. Many of them are not being charged with serious crimes. Take Gracyn Courtright, for example. She was identified from social media photos which show her attacking Capitol police and later looting government property from a restricted area of the Capitol. Her crime isn't just trespassing and theft, but, willingly taking part in a violent attempt to overthrow American democracy. She should be charged with treason, but, unfortunately, she's only being charged with trespassing and petty theft, a punishment that carries a mere $1,000 fine. She has since returned to social media to say the failed coup that left several people dead was "cool," and she says she's not sorry for what she did, but proud, and that the other rioters should also be proud of making history. Do you think the small fine has caused her to learn her lesson? When she next has a chance to take part in an insurrection, do you think she's going to shy away from trying to overthrow democracy again?
  • Looks like the reason Trump and Giuliani have been selling presidential pardons for $2,000,000 a piece!
  • One of Trump's last requests before he's kicked out of the White House, was to plead the Pentagon for a military parade for his departure. The man whose daddy paid a doctor to create a fake illness so Trump could dodge the draft, really wanted to play with more toy soldiers to make his look like a big tough guy. The Pentagon denied his begging.
  • Republican Nelly Jordan took to Facebook to call Jews puppets of the Democrats and blame them for Trump's impeachment. It's typical to hear such flagrant racism from Republicans behind closed doors, but they're usually cautious enough not to broadcast it on the Internet. Realizing her job was at stake, Jordan claimed she wasn't antisemitic, and claimed someone changed her words, only to later apologize saying what she wrote was "inappropriate." Her fellow Republicans voted on whether to fire her and almost half of them said she should stay, citing freedom of speech and blaming the media and political correctness! However, a slim majority voted to fire Jordan, but said she will be allowed to come back to work for them after two years, which they much assume is ample time for her to learn how to hide her antisemitism better.
  • While rallying to overturn democratic elections, Trump supporter and white supremacist Michael McKinney fired his gun into a car with a mother and four black teenage girls, all unarmed. McKinney, covered in body armor, claimed he was defending himself which is why he shot the teenage black girl in the leg through the glass of the car.
  • Seth Rich was a staffer at the Democratic National Convention who was murdered in part because of lies spread about him on Fox. The family sued Fox and they had to pay the family over a million dollars in damages, but their lawyers made sure that the settlement's details could not be discussed until after the presidential election, hoping that their lies wouldn't injure Trump's chances of getting reelected.
  • After trying is hardest to exclude immigrants from the US Census, but failing anyway thanks to a whistleblower, Republican Steven Dillingham has finally resigned in disgrace.
  • Trump's boss, Vladamir Putin, tried to murder his harshest political critic, Alexei Navalny. After that failed, Putin demanded he be extradited back to Russia to be arrested. Navalny bravely returned to Russia, knowing that he will probably be murdered while in custody.
  • Republican Lauren Boebert was seen with a large group of people at the Capitol days prior to the insurrection even though tours were supposed to be banned due to the pandemic. She denies the accusation, but admits she was giving a tour to her family, but that they couldn't have helped the insurrectionist, but also admits her mother was in D.C. during the riot.
  • The Republican propaganda piece, the 1776 Report, was released on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which especially offensive considering how much the report gets wrong about his life and history. Trump, who knows almost nothing of American history, said he wanted to teach American children "proper" history, so, as expected, the 1776 Report is a long list of lies and white-washing. The report vilifies the black heroes of the Civil Rights Movement, ignores most of the US's history with slavery, and paints the slave-owning founding fathers as abolitionists.
  • Bernie Sanders talks about his new job as chairman of the Senate Budget Committee.

Common misconceptions about the Roman Empire.

With great power comes great responsibility. If you believe that, than someone who is all-powerful must be all-responsible.


Five days left

Feeling: Happy

2021-01-18

I've added a page for palindromes.

  • The Republican insurrection failed, but there are still plenty of crazy Republicans terrorist groups left. Some are being arrested for having guns at the Capitol, others have been caught plotting a second coup, nearly all of them are Evangelical Christians, and there are so many, they won't all be caught before Inauguration Day, but perhaps those Republicans in Congress who may have helped the mob will be. This is why the National Guard will has been at the Capitol for the past week, and, why, if you ask the Capitol police who were overrun on the 6th, why they should continue to be there for weeks to come. Unfortunately, after it was discovered that several Capitol police aided the coup, the FBI is having to screen the troops in case some of them are fascist sympathizers.
  • Thankfully, the fallout continues for those Republicans who helped spur the coup on. Republican Josh Hawley, who saluted the efforts of the mob and tried to overturn democratic elections not only lost his book deal, but now he can no longer do fundraising at a major hotel chain. Similarly, QAnon supporter Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene was temporarily suspended from Twitter as part of the company's cleansing of QAnon misinformation, largely boosted by Russia. But don't expect justice to happen, as "law and order" Trump plans to pardon over 100 more criminals just before he leaves office, but it remains to be seen if he will try to pardon himself for the several lawsuits he will have to face the day he leaves office.
  • COVID-19 is still at its worst, not just because so many people selfishly refuse to take basic precautions, but also because Republicans completely bungled the vaccine roll-out. In an effort to make themselves look semi-competent, Republicans said they were going to expand vaccine distribution, but when hospitals asked for more, they discovered the reserves were already exhausted! Republicans, knowing there weren't any vaccines left, said they were going to be giving out more! Thankfully, Biden is committed to enforcing sensible precautions.
  • The Republican Senate is still trying to prevent the Biden presidency and blocking any measures to hold Trump accountable because, as Rand Paul points out, voting against Trump will destroy the Republican party. I agree with him, only, he seems to think its a bad thing, and not a necessary thing. Putting a murdered in prison will destroy their social life, but it still has to be done. As it is, White House staffers have had a full time job trying to tape together all the documents Trump has illegally shredded.
  • A look back at how utterly incompetent Trump has been regarding cyber-security, which kind of explains why the USA, and Trump himself, was so severely hacked so many times during his time as president. But, it's not just Trump who exposed the USA to hacking, one of his supporters who invaded the Capitol stole Nancy Pelosi's computer and is trying to sell it to the Russians! And, interestingly, by banning Trump and his allies from social media, the amount of online misinformation dropped by a whopping 73%!
  • Trump's former staffers are out of work and looking for new jobs, but very few people are hiring. And it's not just because Republicans caused the worst unemployment in a generation, but because nobody wants to work with people who have proven to be hideously corrupt and morally bankrupt.
  • Despite receiving massive contributions, and gun sales going through the roof because of Republican fear tactics, the NRA has squandered their money and had to file for bankruptcy!
  • Rebekah Jones, the data analyst who put together a great COVID-19 tracking website in Florida, but was fired after Republicans demanded she doctor the numbers to make it look like fewer people were dying from the virus than actually were, is now being arrested at the request of those very same corrupt Republicans.
  • Yes Republican Rudy Giuliani called Game of Thrones a "documentary" of "fictitious Medieval England." in an attempt to justify his call to violence.

Every now and then, someone who is anti-science is able to learn where they went wrong, and become a more intelligent person.


Five days left

Feeling: Happy

2021-01-15

I've added a page for the Tecmo Bowl series of video games.

  • Several people were killed during the failed insurrection, including a police officer (one of his murderers has been arrested), but the mob was out for blood and wanted to kill a lot more. Among those eager to murder congress persons were the Christian pro "life" and lots of Republican politicians. Those rioters who have already been arrested are begging Trump for a pardon, and, considering Trump's love of pardoning actual mass-murderers, it's likely he'll free them.
  • The Republican-led FBI is publicly claiming they had no idea the January 6th insurrection would occur. I guess they somehow missed all the social media threads where Trump fans openly discussed violently overthrowing the Capitol, and all the speeches given by Republicans telling their sheep to rise up and fight, or the fact that the crowd was made up of dozens of people on the FBI's terrorism watchlist. But the FBI isn't as ignorant as they claim. An internal memo shows they were very aware of extremists preparing for a coup, but they never bothered to investigate them, probably because the threats were coming from white men.
  • In a move that shouldn't surprise anyone, Trump is refusing to pay his lawyer's legal fees. This is good news for people who like justice because, by alienating even more lawyers, Trump is eliminating his chances of ever hiring a competent lawyer again, and, since he's just been impeached again, he'll need someone to defend him at his Senate hearing, especially since even his fellow Republicans are finally turning on him, but it's a little late for that now.
  • While I'm glad that social media has finally given Trump to boot, it shouldn't have taken four years of inciting violence and racism for them to do so. The state of New York is suing their own police department for how racistly they handled the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests.
  • While protecting Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, the Secret Service had to rent out a neighboring house at $3,000 a month because Ivanka didn't want "the help" to use any of their six bathrooms.
  • Seven years ago, Republican Rick Snyder and his team accidentally poisoned the water supply of Flint, Michigan which led to several deaths, thousands of people ingesting toxic levels of lead, and billions of dollars in damages. They've finally been arrested!
  • Why did Republicans give $500,000,000 of the money meant to protect small businesses to payday lenders.

North Dakota is trying to pass a law which would require priests to report child molesters, and, naturally, Catholics are pissed!

Another megachurch pastor has been sent to prison for massive tax fraud. This time it's Kirbyjon Caldwell, the spiritual adviser to President George W. Bush.


Keep em coming

Feeling: Happy

2021-01-14

I've added another Contra Lua script. This ones makes enemy bullets easier to see.

  • Trump is the only president in history to foul up so badly he had to be impeached twice. This time, rather than zero, there were 10 Republicans in the House who decided they could no longer sit back and watch their country burn and finally grew a spine. It's not much, but it's a start. Liz Cheney explained that more told her in secret that they would have voted to impeach, but they're afraid of what Trump and his rabid fans would do to them and their families, and Republicans in the Senate didn't waste any time blasting them for loving their country more than their party. Sounds like they're afraid of terrorists. It appears that the Republican-controlled Senate will delay their hearing until after Trump is already out of office, which is interesting, because, at that time, Democrats will have a tie , they can still charge him with a crime,
  • More evidence has come to light about just how ill-prepared for the insurrection the government was. Not only did law enforcement fail to make a threat report, but the panic system at the Capitol had been removed!
  • The fallout from the coup continues. The mob appeared to be half stupid and half violent, and thankfully, the violent half is being arrested, John Eastman, the law professor who lied for Trump has been forced into early retirement, and PayPal is blocking access to those groups trying to raise money for the rioters. Also, Howard Liebengood, one of the Capitol police officers, has killed himself. No word has come out if he killed himself out of disappointment for the police's failure to stop the insurrection.
  • All those Christmas and New Years parties have led to record COVID-19 deaths with 4,200 Americans dying last Tuesday. The USA has been unbelievably slow at rolling out its vaccine, just now surpassing 10 million, still not even halfway to the goal we set for the end of last year. This slow rate means, even after you do get vaccinated, you'll still have to quarantine for a lot longer.
  • Republican Leticia Remauro of New York is facing heat after she shouted "Heil Hitler" to protest sensible virus restrictions.
  • Republicans forced the once-loyal Alex Kaufman to resign as a federal attorney in Atlanta, Georgia because he refused Trump's demands to commit voter fraud. He was replaced by Republican Bobby Christine who was eager to finally see all the evidence of voter fraud Republicans claimed existed in Atlanta, but, when he arrived to work, he says he was shocked to find there wasn't any. Really? You were shocked to find Republicans were lying about voter fraud? Really?

Ireland looked into their nation's history of letting the Catholic Church providing homes for unwed mothers, and they discovered a startling truth, because the Church treated the women and children so poorly, they ended up inadvertently killing around 9,000 children, many of which were buried in mass graves!

Maybe a retired baseball player isn't the best at arguing for the existence of a god?


Give me more

Feeling: Happy

2021-01-13

I've added a page for the Queen album, The Miracle. I also added a Lua script for Contra which allows either player to cycle through their guns by pressing select.

  • More fallout from Trump's call to insurrection where his followers brought guns and bombs. Several major Republican donors are pulling their funding, New York City is canceling their contracts with Trump's company, YouTube has suspended his channel and Twitter and Venmo have banned the account of the organizer of Trump's election overthrow group. Also, Democrats are debating impeachment now, and prominent Republican Liz Cheney has said she will vote to impeach Trump, this may be because she actually has a conscience, but, it may also because she knew Trump was trying to get rid of her.
  • Interestingly, despite the fact that Trump called for his followers to mob the Capitol, Republicans place the blame squarely on Biden. Only a very few Republicans actually have the courage to point out that it wasn't antifa, but Trump supporters who tried to overthrow the US Capitol. And, all this violence has led to the Capitol installing new security measures, and Republicans are furious that they now have to walk through metal detectors the same way school children have to because of Republican inaction on gun control.
  • And, though he isn't vocally calling for an uprising, Republican Mitch McConnell is still obstructing the peaceful transition of power in his own way by refusing to hold a single confirmation hearings for Biden, which means, he will have an empty cabinet the day he takes office.
  • Republicans may be all for killing police officers in an armed insurrection, but don't you dare say they don't care about law and order! Case in point, they just executed an imprisoned mentally ill woman.
  • Republicans claimed that, because there is a pandemic, women shouldn't be able to have abortion pills, and the Republican-majority Supreme Court agreed.
  • Trump presents the Medal of Freedom to honor Republican Jim Jordan, a man who protected serial rapist Richard Strauss while he was a coach at Ohio State University.
  • It's been seven years since Republican Rick Snyder and his emergency managers switched the water supply of Flint, Michigan to the Flint River and then tried to cover up the fact that they had poisoned thousands of Americans, and just now, Michigan is finally on the cusp of pressing charges.
  • Democrat Mikie Sherrill is accusing her Republican congressmen of leading groups of Trump fans through the Capitol the day before the riot as a form of reconnaissance.
  • Who can be concerned about the five deaths or the failed Republican attempt to overthrow the nation when these Fox employees have lost Twitter followers?

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is completely full of it.

Why does time seem to move slower or faster depending on what's going on in our lives?

Automatically thinking people are stupid because they disagree with your politics is a sign of ignorance, but sometimes they really are stupid.


Everyone.

Feeling: Happy

2021-01-12

Last night, I beat Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon.

  • Democrats have begun the articles of impeachment for a second time against Trump, and the House is currently voting to enforce the 25th amendment to remove him from office. And, though the assault on the Capitol failed, the FBI has issued a bulletin to every state that, thanks to Trump's constant calls for violence, they have evidence of armed insurrections being planned at all 50 US state capitals on inauguration day!
  • Eugene Goodman, the Capitol police officer, who faced angry mob looking for a black man to lynch, risked his life using himself as bait to lead the rioters away from US Senators. But not all of the police at the Capitol are heroes, many of them, in fact, are white supremacists and currently under investigation.
  • News has come out that, although he was very pleased to see the rabble infiltrating the US Capitol for him, Trump was very annoyed that they didn't look wealthy enough. And, while people have commented about Melania Trump being trapped by a bad man, it's important to remember that she's not a good person either.
  • How Fox responds when a Republican wins compared to when a Democrat wins.
  • Is it so shocking that a Republican would torture an animal to promote Trump? Or that Republicans would publicly mob a Democratic congressman at an airport?
  • Another one of Trump's goons, the bigoted Chad Wolf, resigned at the last minute hoping the stench won't follow them out of the room. It will.
  • The utter failure of US health care to respond to COVID-19, even for first-line workers, has caused the working class to renew their interest in labor unions. To give you an example of how bad it is, the CDC set a goal for the US to have 20 million people vaccinated by December 31st, 2020, and, now that it's January 12, 2021, they still aren't even halfway. And, although fairness is important, it may interfere with people getting their COVID-19 vaccine.
  • A quick look back at the success in Georgia.

Three things atheists should stop saying.

Adnan Oktar, an Islamic cult leader, has finally been charged with a variety of crimes, found guilty, and sentenced to a mere 1,075 years in prison.


Who would have guessed?

Feeling: Happy

2021-01-11

How hero worship often results in hero abuse.


How many more?

Feeling: Happy

2021-01-08

I've added a page for the Nightwish song, Stargazers.

  • Trump incited a riot to storm the nation's Capitol in order to overthrow democracy and install himself as a permanent dictator. This wasn't unexpected, as he's been doing this since even before he took office. While some police fought the mob, other officers at the Capitol were recorded helping the mob infiltrate the Capitol, and some among the mob were probably off-duty police officers. Either way, there wasn't much of a show of force to try an stop them and now one of the officers who was violently beaten by the mob is dead. Many Republicans applauded the violent overthrow, including Trump's daughter, Ivanka Trump, who called the mob "American patriots." And, after it failed, Trump lied and said, all along his goal was a seamless a peaceful transition of power. Even after this happened, the majority of Republicans in Congress still voted to throw out the results of the Electoral College and overthrow democracy, only in a less-violent way. Pence should immediately invoke the 25th amendment to remove him from office, but he won't. Congress should immediately impeach him again, and Democrats are working on it, but, because Republicans still control the majority of the Senate, and they value party over country, so they won't. As it is, though they helped make this mess, Facebook and Twitter have done more to punish Trump than Congress.
  • The people in the mob which overthrew the nation's Capitol also planted bombs and, because the mob had access to all the electronics in the building, literally every electronic device (computer, phone, lamp, extension cord, etc.) has now been compromised and must be replaced.
  • Among the mob that helped overthrow the nation's Capitol was Republican Derrick Evans and, although he didn't directly take part in the attack, Republican Josh Hawley encouraged more violence. Again, book publisher Simon & Schuster and St. Vincent College have done more to punish the Republicans who helped incite the riot than Congress.
  • Our government may be in a shambles, but COVID-19 doesn't care, and it's still getting worse. Yesterday saw the deadliest day so far with over 4,000 Americans dead from the virus. Those who partied on Christmas and New Years are reaping what they sowed.
  • Even though the Capitol is still a mess, Trump's destructive executive orders are still being passed. All the non-discrimination rules from the Health and Human Services have just been removed, which means that companies which receive taxpayer money to make government housing can once again openly discriminate against women, non-Christians, and the LGBT.
  • Clueless Republican Mary Miller, while standing in front of the US Holocaust Museum, said, "Each generation has the responsibility to teach the next generation. You know, if we win a few elections we’re still going to be losing unless we win the hearts of our children. It’s the battle. Hitler was right on one thing that whoever has the youth has the future." Then, the Republican organization Moms for America, who is even more clueless, defended Miller's speech saying she wasn't actually praising Hitler, she was just pointing out how Republicans need to win over American children in order to take over the nation.
  • Betsy DeVos is now trying to resign thinking nobody will notice that she stuck with Trump for the past four years with every monstrous thing they've done together.
  • Chris Malone, a football coach at Tennessee-Chattanooga, was butthurt that Stacey Abrams helped turn Georgia blue that he publicly mocked her appearance while spouting Republican conspiracy theories. He was promptly fired.
  • In yet another example of everyone aiding Trump having their lives ruined, Trump's former lawyer, Sidney Powell, who kept publicly blaming Dominion voting machines for rigging the election, but failed to produce any evidence, is now being sued by the company for slander over a billion dollars.

Another day, another priest is discovered being a child rapist.


Can't learn their lesson

Feeling: Happy

2021-01-07

I've read the Jewish apocryphal book, the Assumption of Moses.

  • Republican supporters followed the calls of their leaders and infiltrated the US Capitol resulting in several deaths. The same police force who had no problem shooting at Black Lives Matter protesters suddenly laid down and allowed a violent overthrow of the Capitol. Reinforcements had to be called in and even the National Guard. Finally, Trump told his insurrection, "We love you... you’re very special... but go home in peace." Even after the riot, most of the Republicans in Congress still objected to the results of the Electoral College and continued to lie about election security in order to further incite the riot, but it's clear that their real beef is with elections in general. Republican Rudy Giuliani applauded the violent extremists and Eric Trump claimed he would ruin those Republicans who didn't try to keep his daddy in office. In the end, it was all for naught as Congress stayed late and certified Biden's win. Among the sedition crowd was Republican Rick Saccone who lost to a Democrat and Nick Fuentes, a Holocaust denier who after marching at the anti-Jewish "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, lost his YouTube and Reddit accounts because he posted too much hate speech. After seeing the mod that overran the Capitol waving Trump flags, Confederate flags, and brandishing assault rifles, Republicans took a long hard look in the mirror and declared it was all an antifa plot!
  • Unfortunately, COVID-19 doesn't care about the insurrection, and continues to raise to its highest rate in the USA. Chicago schools are stupidly trying to start in-person classes once again, but half of their staff were wise enough to not show up.
  • Hoping nobody will remember that they've stuck with Trump for the past four years, several Republicans are trying to distance themselves at the last minute as the administration goes down in literal flames.
  • After years of Republicans abusing their power and using plain-clothes federal agents to break up peaceful protests against him, a new law requires federal agents to clearly identify themselves when responding to civil disturbances.
  • An unnamed UPS driver was fired after a security camera recorded him giving a long racist rant about why he refused to deliver a package to someone with a Mexican-sounding name. Want to bet who he voted for?

Theists will never convert atheists if they keep telling these lies.


Republican violence against democracy

Feeling: Happy

2021-01-06

I've added a page for Billy Joel.

  • It looks like an extremely slim majority of Georgians didn't want insider trading corrupt criminals leading their state and voted for Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff (leading, but yet to be confirmed). There are several good things to glean from this. First, Warnock is the very first black person to be elected to the national Senate by the extremely racist South, even in spite of Georgia's runoff election system being purposely designed to keep black people from winning. Second, "Moscow" Mitch McConnell can no longer obstruct Congress and his several years of blocking all legislature has come to an end as the party of the VP becomes majority leader when there is a tie. Third, now that the Senate is tied, every vote along party lines will fall to Vice President Kamala Harris, making the first non-white, non-male VP that much more important. But this isn't all good news. The damage Republicans did to the Judicial Branch will linger for decades and many of the new policies Democrats will try to put in place, in fact, even just trying to repair the damage of Trump, will likely be challenged and refused. For example, Trump absolutely gutted the EPA despite even his own supporters hating it, and it will probably be toothless until the Supreme Court has competent justices again. Also, Biden is very conciliatory and it doesn't appear that he will fight for progress. In fact, some of the people he's added to his cabinet are actually quite awful.
  • And, don't kid yourself, though Republicans have lost when it comes to, you know, votes, they're still trying to steal the election in a more criminal manner. Republicans called for their base to violently overthrow the US government, and that is precisely what Republican voters are doing. Trump pressured Pence to throw out the results of the Electoral College entirely, even though he doesn't have the authority to do that, and, in a surprising show of limited spine, he finally said no. His fellow Republicans who care even less about the US Constitution are challenging the results, even though they can't change anything at this point. At the state level, those Republicans who lost their majorities are refusing to let to Democrats who won the elections take their seats. Republican Ryan Aument obstructed Pennsylvania Congress and refused to swear in the winning Senator, Democrat Jim Brewster. John Fetterman fought for justice even as Republicans kicked him out, but Republicans continue to try and illegally hold onto their power.
  • Democrats have a very slim majority, but they have their work cut out for them trying to stop COVID-19 as it keeps getting worse, and churches continue to help the virus kill.
  • In the past four years, pretty much everyone who has sided with Trump has either been found guilty of committing crimes for him or has discovered being associated with him was career suicide, and that continues even now that Trump is on his way out. Cleta Mitchell, the lawyer who helped Trump with his criminal phone call to Georgia where he demanded mass voter fraud, has now had to resign in shame.
  • Even as the country implodes, Trump is still trying to play golf, but Scotland refuses to let his COVID-spewing face in.
  • Wisconsin refuses to file charges against police officer Rusten Sheskey, the white cop who shot Jacob Blake, a black man, seven times in front of his children leaving him maimed and paralyzed. Although police claim Blake had a knife, bystanders filming the attack did not see a knife, the police were unable to describe the knife, and Blake's lawyer contends that it was planted on him.
  • US intelligence agencies seem to be in agreement, the massive cyber attack which infiltrated nearly every branch of American government was most likely from Russia, but Trump will continue to defend them.
  • The Republican failure to control unemployment during the pandemic has left over half a million people in Michigan alone without aide.

American Atheists has released a State of the Secular States pamphlet which shows how well each state is doing at combating religious fanaticism. See how your state is doing.


Republicans hate democracy

Feeling: Happy

2021-01-05

I added a page for the video game company, Namco.

  • The Republican assault on democracy continues unabated. Pence publicly urges his fellow Republicans to refuse to accept the election results and declare Trump king. Meanwhile, all ten living former defense secretaries of the US military agree that Trump lost and the US military veterans group VoteVets now describes Trump as America's "number one traitor." A Georgia election official explained point-by-point how every claim made by Trump is a lie. The Attorney General of Georgia, personally appointed by Trump has mysteriously resigned, and the Georgia election board said Trump could be charged with soliciting election fraud, but his fellow Republicans will never let justice be served. And, finally, today is the day that Georgians decide if there will be any repairs made to Trumps four years of destruction. Don't get your hopes up.
  • The Christmas surge is beginning to hit with 128,000 Americans being hospitalized in a single day. America's health care infrastructure was already failing, and COVID-19 has laid bare the problems for everyone to see. It's gotten so bad in California that paramedics are being told to not even bother trying to save people with a low chance of survival. The death panels Fox said would come about with Democrats in charge has come true because of Republican callousness. Meanwhile, the new mutation seems to be infecting children at a higher rate.
  • Ohio Republicans have passed a law which forces women who have abortions to pay for a burial or cremation for the small lumps of undeveloped tissue that are removed. Because Ohioans do not require the same treatment for miscarriages, it proves that this law is not about the sanctity of life, but about punishing women for wanting control of their own bodies.
  • Trump urged his cult followers to call the Michigan speaker of the house in a further attempt to overthrow democracy, but, as is typical with the bumbling Republicans, they got the wrong number, and now, a random woman in Michigan has been receiving non-stop calls for days.
  • The leader of the terrorist organization the Proud Boys has, thankfully, been arrested. Unfortunately, the charge is a minor one, so it's unlikely he'll be stopped.
  • More has come out about the pharmacist who purposely spoiled over 500 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Not only did he purposely spoil them, but he tried to cover his tracks by making it look like the vials were still okay after he ruined them, meaning, people might still have gotten injected with them! Steven Brandenburg claimed the vaccines were unsafe, in his opinion. So, because he felt they were unsafe, he purposely made them even less safe! When asked how someone without any training in drug safety testing could know which drugs were safe and which were dangerous, Brandenburg had nothing to say. Let's hope he not only loses his license, but also goes to prison.
  • Republican Governor Doug Ducey urged the people of Arizona to stay home to help slow the pandemic, but both he and his son have posted various pictures of themselves partying in public without masks.

Trying to make sense of the wildly inconsistent family tree of Jesus in the Mew Testament.

Law enforcement failed Nashville severely. When the girlfriend of the Nashville suicide bomber went to the authorities and told them he was making bombs in his RV, not only did they never bothered to get a warrant to search his RV, but they sent his girlfriend to undergo psychological evaluation! This is white privileged mixed with assumed hysteria.

Mr. Phil (not Dr. Phil, because he is no longer a licensed doctor) is cruel and hurtful and gets rich by using and abusing people with mental disorders.

The BS behind small miracles.


Trump hates democracy

Feeling: Happy

2021-01-04

I added a page for the symphonic metal band, Nightwish.

  • The Republican government in Georgia has counted their votes three times, and each of the three times, Biden has won. So, naturally, Trump called the secretary of state of Georgia, Republican Brad Raffensperger, and threatened him with legal action if he didn't create over 11,000 new votes for him, which, if he did what Trump demanded, would be one of the worst cases of voter fraud in American history. Trump is demanding a very serious crime and will not be punished or even reprimanded. Meanwhile, Trump laid the lies on even thicker, wrongly saying Georgia's Senate run off elections were illegal and invalid, when they are both legal and valid. Trump's cries might be related to the fact that Georgia Republican Senator David Perdue had to self-quarantine just before the election because his refusal to wear a mask or social distance has exposed him to COVID-19, who, despite his claims to love America, has spent his career moving American jobs to Asia and insider trading.
  • Despite the fact that literally every investigation in the election has proven Biden won fair and square, Republican traitors are expected to obstruct the Electoral College certification, while, at the same time, arguing in favor of it. And, once Biden's presidency is made official Republican secessionists are expected to riot because Republican politicians are urging them to riot. This is all just a game of dangerous political theatre because the reality is, behind closed doors, every Republicans knows Trump lost.
  • The USA has surpassed 20,000,000 cases of COVID-19, and 350,000 deaths, with the more deadly mutation now in multiple states. The actual numbers are probably a lot higher because Republicans actively worked to block social distancing and testing, with Trump specifically saying he didn't want anyone tested unless they were dying in the hospital. Meanwhile, Sheriff's Deputy Aaron Hoffman said he wanted to use his authority as a police officer to murder nurses who give vaccines. Also, two Trump supporters refused to wear a mask on a plane and the pilot had to tell everyone on the plane to get off so security could forcibly remove the women. As a black person walked passed, one of the Trump supporters shouted, "have a good day, n****r."
  • It doesn't matter that the USA is referring to their vaccine initiative as "warp speed," the reality is, thanks to Republican bumbling, every other country is beating us at rolling out the vaccine. China has already vaccinated 50,000,000 people in a single month, and Israel has already vaccinated 12% of its population. Meanwhile, the USA has just barely vaccinated 4,000,000 of our 328,000,000 civilians.
  • And one big important reminder, Biden is not going to get us back to normal, because a lot of the people he's hiring at the people who brought the country to its knees in the first place.
  • And, just to ensure the unemployment rate stays high, Republicans are freezing work visas.
  • George Santos, a gay Trump supporter, attended a big maskless COVID-19 super spreader event for New Year's Eve with his fiancé. Unfortunately, his fiancé's employer, a health care provider, actually takes COVID-19 seriously, and fired him for blatantly defying their sensible social distancing rules. Rather than admit their behavior was reckless and will lead to innocent people being killed, Santos is following the Republican playbook and blaming the media.
  • A British judge is protecting Julian Assange from US extradition by claiming he is a suicide risk, and therefore shouldn't be allowed to go the USA to stand trial for his crimes. Not bloody likely. Assange was a big help for getting Trump elected, and would probably get a full pardon as Trump is handing them out to every violent criminal who sings his praise, and awards his most corrupt lackeys, like Republican Devon Nunes, with the Presidential Medal of "Freedom".

A 7-minute long recap of 2020, and one just focusing on the protests.

Gregory and Travis McMichael, the racist father and son who hit a black jogger with their car, called him the n-word, and then shot him to death, all while recording their murder on video and bragging about it to the police, are being charged in court, but their lawyer is making them look even more racist than they already are.

Religions have a long history of convincing their members to forfeit their civil liberties for the benefit of the religion, but few force them to sign a contract to forfeit their civil liberties. But, it is for that reason that serial rapist and Scientologist Danny Masterson might walk free.

Just a reminder, corporations are trying to kill you. Walmart pharmacists exlain how the company ignored red flags to continue to profit off the sale of highly addictive opioids, and Home Depot has been fined $20,000,000 for purposely not cleaning up lead-based paint at customers houses. This is why it's so important for employees to unionize, especially when working for companies that are on the path toward evil, like Google.

Ever notice how when Muslims kill themselves in an explosion, they are immediately referred to as a "suicide bomber," but when a white guy does it, a lot of media outlets hesitate to use the same term?

Anyone can be psychic if you make enough predictions.


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