Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Where Fox News Really Got the Name

How did Fox News get the name Fox? Crazy as a...? Sneaky as a ...?

Not according to the traditional history peddled by Fox. According to them, Fox News picked the name from one source that sprung from an earlier source.

First, Fox News is a corporate sibling of 20th Century Fox, the movie studio. That name history almost makes sense. See in the image above the two beams of light on the left side (horrors, the left!) They look for all the world like searchlight beams old Hollywood put outside theaters during movie premieres.

And since the 20th Century Fox movie studio was named kind of after William Fox, founder of Fox Film, one of 20th Century Fox's predecessors, that makes even more sense.

However, according to the information found on a slip of paper that fell from Vladimir Putin's pocket, FOX is really an acronym. The term is short for "Founded on Xenophobia."

It's funnier if you know that xenophobia is, according to Merriam-Webster dictionary, the "fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign." If you didn't know what it meant before this, you can certainly better understand the humor now. I hope.

Now that Muslim travel ban makes much more sense. And it explains why President Donald Trump (aka Don the Con Trumpski) watches almost nothing except Fox News and Ivanka's butt.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Trump's "Cut Cut Cut Act"

When President Trump (aka Don the Con Man Trumpski) was asked by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to name the new tax legislation slowly coagulating in D.C., he came up with this gem: the "Cut Cut Cut Act."

Were did this name come from? I asked an insider of the Cabinet (I went right to the top - Vladimir Putin's cabinet) for the details. Here's what I learned.

The first Cut is for taxes for the 1 percent.

The second Cut is for Medicare in 2018 to make up for the revenue lost giving such a big tax break to the 1 percent.

The third Cut is for the Social Security cuts in 2019 to make up for the revenue lost by the big tax break to the top 10 percent.

Heaven forbid we make hedge fund managers pay the same tax rate as the rest of the middle class, right?

Where did the "Act" part of the name come from? That's how Trumpski pretends he cut taxes on the rich - he "Acts."

Monday, November 13, 2017

Republican Harassment Math

Let's see how this works: 4 women say they were sexually harassed 40 years ago by Roy Moore, and Republican leadership (like his turtle-ness Mitch McConnell) believe them and think Moore should quit the special election for senator in Alabama. The fact that McConnell et al chose his opponent in the primary? Completely coincidental.

On the other hand, there are 20+ women swearing President Don the Con Man Trumpski harassed and/or fondled them (pussy grabbing has been mentioned) less than 20 years ago. Republican mainstream reaction? They're all lying ho's.

No wonder American students are so bad at math.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Not Saying Donald Trump Is Stuck in the Past . . .

. . . but he keeps asking why his Cadillac Presidential Limo doesn't have tailfins.

Yes, Don the Con Trumpski remains stuck in the 1950s. A date that's special to him because that's the last time he had a curious thought.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

A New IT Reality

Here's a "laugh so you don't cry" reality for you about the IT business: The exact minute you get all your megabytes, gigabytes, and terabytes of data uploaded to your new cloud service provider, their price jumps up up up.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Clickbait about Eddie Murphy Absolutely Ridiculous

On Business Insider, one of the "From the Web - Sponsored Links" ads on the right side of my browser talked about Eddie Murphy's. We've all seen these clickbait links before, and usually they're something like, "You Won't Believe [Random Celebrity]'s Incredible New Home!." I understand. I've even been bored enough to click on some.

But the one I saw today was just too funny. "Eddie Murphy's House Makes Alcatraz Look Like a Paradise!" WTF, right? I know San Francisco real estate is crazy, so has some developer turned Alcatraz cells into $2 million condos?

Besides, Alcatraz has been closed for decades, turned over to the Parks and Tourisim Board or some such group that gives tours for a few bucks. It's a good tour. You should go.

But if you were an inmate at Alcatraz, or now at any prison, I'm pretty sure you'd think even MY house is a paradise. After all, every room is bigger than your current cell. Well, maybe not the utility room with that bulky washer and dryer taking up space. But every other room is, including the master bath.

Speaking of the bath, the cliched prison assault stories have no place in my suburban two-story. As many times as I've dropped my soap in the shower, I never once looked over my shoulder as I picked it up.

Just sayin' "paradise" must have lost a lot in the last few years.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Democrats and the Obamacare repeal

Mitch McConnell is right - the Democrats should work with the Republicans to repeal Obamacare.

SO - henceforth the Democrats are commanded to help the Republicans today exactly as much as the Republicans helped the Democrats when they were getting Obamacare organized eight years ago.

Oops - they already are.