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Hanoi Jane Says Sorry

A long time ago, an actress went to North Vietnam. In the ensuing years, she has gone on to wealth and fame and high esteem in the eyes of those who were unmoved by her trip. But for those who saw her trip to visit the enemy for treason, it hasn’t been quite as fun of a journey. Now, Jane Fonda has issued what is being reported as an apology. So why is it that Veterans, both from the Vietnam War and after that, seem so unwilling to accept her purported apology? There is a reason, and it’s really not that complicated.

The Director for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy 3 was fired when his history of Tweets was uncovered and he was found to have made disparaging comments about pedophilia.  Following his firing, the cast and crew of the film have made it clear that they want him rehired since his tweets were “jokes.”

Meanwhile, a young Pitcher for the Atlanta Braves comes without one out of a no-hitter on Sunday. Within seconds of the end of the game, his Twitter record is released and is full of disparaging comments and phrases about gays.

So what is it? Do we conduct a Twitterpast witch hunt every time somebody does something positive? Do we use the results of that hunt to destroy not just the accomplishment, but the future as well? Luckily, a US Senator has a plan


A Tax Too Far

There are a lot of things that I never thought I would see in my lifetime. The Pyramids of Giza, the Fjords of Norway, the Lights of Paris, The Mariners win a World Series, the Seattle City Council backing away from a tax so fast it’s dizzying. 

For all of that, one of the most surreal things I’ve ever seen now includes the President of the United States shaking hands with the leader of North Korea.

I have no clue who Ankit Panda is, but he’s forcing me to see myself and my own biases in a mirror. Why? Well… he’s already writing (on CNN, of course) that the Trump-Kim Jong-Un summit is a complete and total failure.

The City of Seattle is running away from the Head Tax faster than a vegan who accidentally walks into a McDonalds. Why? Because at the end of the day, when socialist utopian dreams meet the hard cold asphalt of reality, something has to give. While Socialism can and usually does try to force its way, even the City Council of Seattle realized that this time they’d gone a tax too far.


It’s a return of the “Ketchup Friday” on the show. All the stuff I didn’t have time for this week gets poured out onto the delicious grilled burger that is Plausibly Live.

So… The latest Windows 10 update. Whither my Arial font? Read the rest of this entry

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