Jul 02

Living With It

Well, no.

Covid-19 is more lethal than the flu, but we live with 20,000+ deaths from that every year in the US alone. And we’ve lived for years with a medical system that kills 40,000+ a year more than it would if we had a better system. And we’ve lived with 50,000 opioid deaths every year for a long time now and done little to nothing about that.

So what she said is prima facie incorrect. However, we should’ve done more about Covid-19 and we didn’t. Now, in many ways, it’s too late. I suspect that “living with it” is what we’ll do mostly in the US, as devastating as that will be socially and economically.

Unless, that is, there is a vaccine.

Jul 01

Parroty of Itself

Not only is it real, I watched this episode when it first aired — because my dad loved the show. Even I thought it was absolutely absurd at the time, and I was seven years old.

So that tells you just how terrible it is.

Jul 01

To This Day

To this day, only around 10% of the Firefox extensions that I formerly used function. There are no replacements.

That means for me, the browser is about 90% less functional than it was three years ago. There are so many, many things that I can’t do now and what I can do takes 2-10x as much time.

Why did we have to design everything for fucking morons? Firefox’s motto should be, “Designed by fucking morons for fucking morons.”

Jul 01

Deals

The momentum is running out, but in many ways we’re still coasting on things done in the 1930s. Many of our parks, protected lands, artistic institutions, even scientific discoveries and technologies, depend directly on the New Deal or the ethos that it instilled.

All over and done, and now we are entering the consequences phase.

Jun 30

F Stu

I opposed the Hong Kong handover at the time, when anyone who did so was a “Western colonizer.” But it was always obvious this would happen and now it’s happening.

People are fucking stupid.

Jun 30

Amuse-bouche

It’s funny watching libs tear themselves up over the notion that eating “foreign” food is cultural appropriation vs. the also-liberal tendency to venerate the exoticism.

Amusing to observe.

Jun 30

How It’s Her

AITA for shredding my fiancé’s prom picture?

People are saying this is fake, but there are people like this out there. I know because I dated at least one! I’m not much of a sentimentalist, but I had some army mementoes that I liked. My girlfriend at the time threw them all away — even knowing I wanted them — because she said they were “holding me back” and “it’s just old junk.”

The “old junk” was a 105mm Howitzer casing I’d fired myself, my maroon beret that I wore through thick and thin, and some medals. I didn’t really care about the medals but the other stuff I was pissed about.

In hindsight, I should’ve broke up with her then and there.

Jun 30

Libverse

The “liberal” idea of diversity is people of different skin colors who otherwise act, look and think exactly the same way.

Very limiting.

Jun 29

Wrongy Wrong

That Joe Biden would not be the Democratic nominee.

Then again, I am almost always wrong about politics.