Difficult People

I have a colleague who sends me more emails in a week than the rest of the department put together does in the whole semester.

Do difficult people know they are difficult?

Not About You

People often project local issues on other countries. Cue the example of Cuba. It’s great that the Socialist dictatorship in Cuba has walked away from putting gay people in concentration camps. But it’s still a dictatorship. It’s still terrible. It’s a softer totalitarianism that it used to be 40-50 years ago. But it’s still a totalitarianism.

People who are saying that legalizing gay marriage makes Cuba better than the US and the democratic countries of Europe should be ashamed of themselves. They are using terrible suffering of Cubans to make some inane partisan jab.

Many things in the world aren’t about you. Deal with it.

Old Bills

Dear President Obama,

The bill for the debt you contracted in 2014 has arrived. Please let us know when you will be making a payment.

Dear President Bush,

The bill for the debt you contracted in 2008 has arrived. Please let us know when you will be making a payment.

These arrogant, smug idiots did nothing during the previous Russian invasions, and now the whole planet is on the hook for their ineptitude.

The Lying Media

Russians are going door to door in the occupied territories, shooting people in the head if they refuse to tick the correct box on the ballot. But for the mainstream Western media, that’s a real vote with real results:

96% of what, you bastards? Hostages who sign at gunpoint?

And honestly, when did a serious vote produce a 96% (Russians are actually saying it’s 98%) agreement on anything? Three seconds of googling would have helped these Reuters idiots figure out what’s really happening.

Full Circle

Russians are using Iranian drones to attack the Hasidic Jews celebrating Rosh Hashanah in the Ukrainian city of Uman where Jews make a traditional yearly pilgrimage.

In other news, there’s this:

It was right here on this blog when I had to explain to people why the US should have the right to veto Nord Stream. Who do you think will now be paying to clean up the spill?


Leading News

I set my alarm to recite the most important news of the day after ringing. What’s really weird is that Liz Cheney leads the headlines almost daily. You’d think this is some nationally important politician but nobody knows her. I’ve asked around and got completely blank stares in response. I’m obsessed with politics but even I couldn’t tell you what she does, what job she holds, who voted for her (or maybe she doesn’t hold office, I have no idea).

The media efforts to turn Liz Cheney into an important political figure have been going on for a couple of years at least. They have failed completely. Nobody knows who she is. But the efforts continue with admirable perseverance.