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Game Of Patterns: Day 611

To put my yesterday selections in one word: fucked. Simply fucked. All 3 selections ran like a donkey. The frustration level is red. Ahhh… Okay. Not looking back. 26 more words


The GOP and their NRA masters are in full panic mode

It was exactly one week ago that gunman Nikolas Cruz opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida. Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you no doubt know that seventeen students and teachers were killed and 14 more were taken to hospitals. 452 more words


Canceling NASA's High Priority Missions: Bad Policy, Bad Precedent, Bad for Science

Ellen Stofan and Waleed Abdalat report in Scientific American:

The president’s recently released Fiscal Year 2019 budget gives NASA an overall increase in funding—certainly something to celebrate in the current fiscally constrained environment.

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Adult hypocrisy and sheer crassness were at the Florida State House in full force on Tuesday night when the Republican-led House defeated overwhelmingly, refusing to offer discussion, a bill to ban assault weapons as visiting high school students watched.  159 more words


Note To Self: Say "I Hear You." Fake Empathy Will Con Them Every Time.

Trump’s crib sheet from his “listening” session with the parents and survivors of gun massacres in this country.  How could he NOT remember to say that? 20 more words


"The Gospel of Self: How Jesus Joined the GOP": A Review

The Gospel of Self: How Jesus Joined the GOP by Terry Heaton is an interesting, self-reflective book. To be honest, upon seeing the title I was not sure what to expect from Mr. 814 more words