Jun
16
2015
8

Monsanto announces the creation of genemod marijuana. Or, as I like to call it: MONSANTO DEVIL-WEED.

HAHAHA:

Monsanto has announced it has patented the first genetically modified strain of marijuana. Global AgInvesting reports that the news has been welcomed by scientists and leaders of the agriculture business alike as a move forward towards the industrial use of marijuana and hemp products could bring a major shift towards marijuana policies in the U.S.A. and ultimately, to the world.

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Jun
10
2015
5

Bernie Sanders gets quizzed on his loyalty to America by… NPR?

This is not Blue-on-Blue.  This is someone who needs to retire.  And no, I don’t actually mean Bernie Sanders.

Diane Rehm [NPR]: Senator, you have dual citizenship with Israel.

Bernie Sanders: Well, no I do not have dual citizenship with Israel. I’m an American. I don’t know where that question came from. I am an American citizen, and I have visited Israel on a couple of occasions. No, I’m an American citizen, period.

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May
29
2015
2

Tesla Cars are great! …As long as you have a diesel generator to recharge them.

This is ridiculous, right? It looks pretty darn ridiculous.

Glenn Reynolds looks at it and sees a reminder that the electricity has to come from somewhere, and there’s a reason why we typically burn hydrocarbons to get it.  I, on the other hand, am approaching this video from a theological point of view (although I don’t actually follow the religion that many Tesla enthusiasts apparently do).  I’m sure that there’s some logical reason – assuming that you actually accept the faith’s core assumptions – why it’s not actually absurd to recharge your electric car with a diesel generator while simultaneously believing that you’re cutting down on fossil fuels. I can’t imagine what that reason is, but then I am a heathen to these people.

May
28
2015
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‘Bad.’

BadU2

I suspect that this band is about to go back on heavy rotation for me.

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May
25
2015
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‘Bob’s Dog Obedience School and Taxidermy Shop.’

I love this song.  So much so that I don’t mind the lack of an Amazon link.  No, really*.

Seriously, my wife and I can and do sing along to this one.

Moe Lane

*But feel free to buy stuff anyway, if you like.  I’m pretty close this month in referral fees to be able to afford the Wii U.

May
23
2015
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‘Hells Bells.’

Hells BellsAC/DC

Easy listening, these days.

May
22
2015
3

Update on Kentucky-GOV GOP Primary: James Comer takes the high road.

(Via @willstauff) Good for James Comer: “As you know, I have asked for a recanvass of all 120 counties to make sure that the totals are correct among the 220,000 Republican votes cast. If the results are accurate, I will congratulate and gladly endorse Matt Bevin.” As I noted yesterday, there’s a difference between a recanvass and a full recount; and it’s perfectly reasonable for anybody behind by only 83 votes to ask to make sure that the sums all add up.  So what James Comer is doing here is to let people know that he is not planning to ride a dispute over the Kentucky Republican gubernatorial primary results all the way to the bitter end: instead, if the recanvass doesn’t show him ahead after all then Comer will be bowing out, gracefully*.

Which is the honorable thing to do. I’ll also note that I agree with this argument that it probably didn’t hurt Matt Bevin any either to have stayed strictly out of that epic personal brawl between Comer and Hal Heiner that marred the mid-primary season.  To quote S.M. Stirling: “it’s surprising how often mercy has practical utility.”

Moe Lane (crosspost)

*Come, I will conceal nothing from you: I guessed wrong on this one. I expected a bitter rear-guard action. Would that I was always wrong in such a pleasant fashion.

May
20
2015
4

Well, The Witcher: Wild Hunt is going well.

The machine that I bought specifically for The Witcher: Wild Hunt is working fine and the game play is nice and smooth. I still need to get a handle on crafting, and of course relearning the keyboard commands is always awkward. I figure that once I do I can crank the difficulty above Pathetically needs his hand held.  So: so far, I’m enjoying the game.

Moe Lane

PS: Some people apparently hate the keyboard bindings and/or think that it’s a console game imperfectly adapted for a keyboard.  I have no idea if those are legitimate gripes, or just people complaining like people do on the Internet. :shrug: I’m having fun, at least.

 

May
18
2015
4

‘Hand In My Pocket.’

Hand In My PocketAlanis Morissette

Jagged Little Pill was actually a pretty good album, I thought.

 

May
15
2015
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Democrat reduced to supporting the not-David Vitter Republicans in the LA-GOV race.

I have a weakness for articles like this.

Let’s get to the point: A Democrat … cannot win a Louisiana statewide election. Twenty years ago, someone like [Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Bel] Edwards would have been unbeatable. Today, however, a vote for the Amite Democrat is, for all practical purposes, a vote for Vitter.

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May
08
2015
1

Just a reminder: Wticher 3 will be taking over my brain in two weeks.

At least for a while.  Fortunately – and again, thanks largely to my readers – I have a computer now that can handle what’s below.  Thanks, people.

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