The RED moon!

There’s so much damned smoke in my area due to U.S. Southwest wildfires that the moon looked red the other night!

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RIP, the iPod

And I don’t mean “ripping” music for the ipod…

I heard it yesterday that Apple will no longer be making iPods soon. I kinda figured this was on its way; the mp3 itself has recently been replaced in terms of licensing with a more efficient type of file and these days people aren’t as interested in gadgets that only function as music players…they could just use the mp3 player in their smartphones just like they use their smartphones as cameras, computers, and planners already.

That said, I’ll miss it. I still have an iPod touch that I bought back in 2009. Still runs quite a bit more smoothly than my new smartphone.

The CNN Reddit Affair continued…

The latest from Kapitalist Kitty

Kapitalist Kitty

THIS is a lot of hullabaloo about absolutely nothing. But both CNN and the defending the Reddit troll have turned it into something by their insistence as another episode in the proxy war between the left and the right. The statement that proved the news line heard around the world was this:

CNN is not publishing “HanA**holeSolo’s” name because he is a private citizen who has issued an extensive statement of apology, showed his remorse by saying he has taken down all his offending posts, and because he said he is not going to repeat this ugly behavior on social media again. In addition, he said his statement could serve as an example to others not to do the same.
CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change.
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Critics of CNN have taken in large part to calling the statement “blackmail” and holds this…

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Before conservatives attack Hillary’s PAC-dependence

Another politics post on the Roland Baines blog.

Kapitalist Kitty

Look inside yourselves.

No,  I don’t mean that in some fake mystical sense. I mean that the answer lies in the actions and stances of U.S. conservatives. I’ll explain:

You see, as a feline economist, I have to do an awful lot of sifting through what policies have real economist consequence and what are steeped in myth. It’s my job and it’s not at all different from sifting through the litter box. But an inconvenient and incontrovertible fact about Election 2016 is that Hillary’s hardcore support from big PAC’s is connected to none other than SCOTUS’ Citizens United v. FEC. Conservatives, for the most part, supported this ruling. They saw private, investor like meddling in elections all over the country as a good thing because they perceived that it would bring more republicans into Congress.

They were right, to a large extent. The GOP comeback commenced in 2010 at…

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