Tradition Dies Hard

One of the things that comforts me most is the knowledge that my predictions are not always accurate. For if they were I’d be typing this out from my cavernous bitcoin mining complex. Though as it is my wealth remains sullenly rooted outside the blockchain. As for the prediction that (to this point ) has…

North Korean Nukes No Panacea

Even though North Korean ICBMs can apparently now reach New York City and Washington DC, there’s still cause for concern. That concern resides primarily in the fact that any malicious launch would have to cross America to reach Acela, and Pyongyang avionics simply aren’t that dependable. As a result, the trajectory depicted above could put…

Moon River

My urologist once advised me that if the doctor had a hand on each shoulder, you probably weren’t getting a prostate exam. Finding no physiological flaw in the argument, I’ve made a point to incorporate the idea wherever it would fit. As it happens, it fits quite snugly in the orifice of politics. Like patients,…

The Best Holiday Deal

I have an uncanny feel for the audience here. For example, if you aren’t reading this I know it’s probably not because you are presently in a retail thunderdome grappling with Section 8 zombies over a $6 off TV. I also know I’m probably not either. I suppose there are certain satanic half-a-soul-off specials that…

Why a Profligate Society Needs High Taxes

I wrote the following as a companion comment to the recent tax post. Though vested with full editorial discretion, I’ve decided to just publish it as a stand alone piece. One of the key aspects of tax policy that receives far too little acknowledgement is its function as a signaling mechanism. As most of you…

HP Replenishes Gyno Poly Pipeline

I noted in the news today that Hewlett Packard CEO Meg Whitman has announced her 2018 retirement from the company under a pall of speculation that she is eyeing the office of the President as her next strategic acquisition. Ms. Whitman, a California billionesse, made her fortune chaperoning Ebay’s early expansion—most notably its lucrative IPO…

Tax Reform with Purpose

Oh to be unburdened by life’s fleeting embrace. I am often envious of those who appear unmoved by haste in times of urgency. As one example, President Trump presumably understands the precariousness of his political position. He faces an array of opposition that is almost unprecedented. There is the Sword of Mueller swinging in a…

Brotha Hotep

It’s perplexing how few people explicitly subscribe to the neighbor model of nations. One would think that what they openly embrace in their own lives would pass the quality assurance testing of their ideology. But it does not. Not even close. Because people who enforce property lines and only allow their own family members to…

Low Delusion is the Highest IQ

I’ve mentioned before that from an evolutionary perspective it is not the most intelligent who survive, but the least deluded. Intelligence and a deficit of delusion are not entirely exclusive concepts, as without an advanced capability to learn we might still be wallowing in our own filth while succumbing to antique plague pathogens like other…

Ex Post Facto Morality

In what is sure to be only one forward pair of a millipede’s appendages, the failed comedian Al Franken got spackled in the media today for sexual harassment. This triggered by the unveiling of his also-failed attempts to clean the esophagus of some frequently nude mocha tart with his tongue. Following a perplexing bout of…