Category Archives: fiasco

Stranahan Gang Denied A Peace Order Against Bill Schmalfeldt

Bill Schmalfeldt tweeted this a little while ago. A hearing took place today and W.J.J. Hoge of Westminster Maryland was denied a peace order against Bill due to lack of evidence, just as was predicted. Reports indicate Howard County, MD prosecutors … Continue reading

Posted in Breitbart, fiasco | Tagged , , , | 1,973 Comments

The Truth About Neal Rauhauser

They made Neal Rauhauser into a left-wing supervillain because they wanted and needed one so badly. And for a moment, right wing bloggers seemed to finally be picking on someone their own size, because no one could find Rauhauser to … Continue reading

Posted in fiasco, Psychological Projection, Twitter, Virtual Reality Living, wingnutosphere | Tagged , | 1,549 Comments

Another Reason To Hate France

As if it wasn’t bad enough that the French Empire has returned triumphant of late, France is also responsible for this disco-themed atrocity that assaulted my eyeballs on Reddit last night. Good thing de Gaulle developed nuclear weapons; his country … Continue reading

Posted in fiasco, globalization, Science Fiction | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

SOTU Response Fiasco

She gazed not at the pool-camera where a national audience awaited eye contact, but at the Tea Party Express cam. What should have been a national arrival was instead the perfect picture of cognitive dissonance.

Posted in fiasco, Kulturkampf | 4 Comments

Macondo Fiasco

“Systemic management problems” at private companies and ineffective federal oversight caused the Macondo blowout: “The blowout was not the product of a series of aberrational decisions made by rogue industry or government officials that could not have been anticipated or … Continue reading

Posted in BP oil spill, fiasco | Comments Off

Between Fail And Fiasco There Is Epic Fail

Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio after a disaster-themed 49-7 bowl loss to Alabama, via my local daily: “This game is a roller coaster,” he said. “You go into it — you can be in the locker room all focused … Continue reading

Posted in fiasco, Football | Leave a comment

Netroots Failure

I caught this at Reuters last week. It’s an analysis of the likely outcome of the FCC’s net neutrality decision this week: “There aren’t really any better options for Copps and Clyburn than to support the chairman, despite their preference … Continue reading

Posted in fiasco, internet, Net Neutrality, Netroots Nation | 1 Comment

Nothing More Than This

For regular readers living outside the south, a brief digression into the history of church and sound: southern evangelicals only recently accepted such musical concepts as “Christian rock,” to say nothing of “Christian metal.” The appearance of a strong, epic … Continue reading

Posted in fiasco, music, South of Strange | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Anwar al-Awlaki Is A Traitor Who Has Earned His Death

That is all, or ought to be. But others feel differently: Logically, I would expect that if the government has evidence compelling enough to justify assassinating (or imprisoning forever) an American citizen, the government would prove its case in court. … Continue reading

Posted in fiasco, firebaggers, Media Martyrs | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time

January 28, 1863: in heavy snow at the Confederate encampment in  Virginia’s Rappahannock Valley, the First and Fourth Texas Infantry got the bright idea to fight cabin fever by starting an impromptu exercise. You, know, to blow the dust off … Continue reading

Posted in fiasco | Leave a comment

The Bush Legacy

Why am I not surprised at this? LOS ANGELES — The federal agency responsible for ensuring that an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico was operating safely before it exploded last month fell well short of its own policy … Continue reading

Posted in bush legacy, deregulation, fiasco | Leave a comment