Monthly Archives: August 2017

“Police have disappeared” — Vox Popoli

From Twitter:”Police have completely disappeared from #Berkeley. People getting beaten up. Red flags being waved in the air.”This is a surprise? Again? Really?What part of “when seconds count, the police are 20 minutes away” failed to register with gun-owning conservatives?Observations:The police have ZERO responsibility to protect you. None. This is settled case law. Never, ever,…

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Dragon Award last wee — Vox Popoli

Last chance to register and vote in the 2017 Dragon Awards is this week. The Finalist ballot is here, and the registration signup is here.My own A SEA OF SKULLS is a finalist in the Best Fantasy Novel category.From a #DailyMemeWars subscriber:Once again your “MEME of the Week” email subscription paid off: I opened her…

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Intelligence and communication — Vox Popoli

Normal: Eh, it was fine.Midwit: 1,500-word monologue reiterating the Mary Sue article that said the comic book was better.High: 3,000-word dissertation on the technical details.VHIQ: Eh, it was fine.UHIQ: What movie?I can explain the latter process:The movie ends.Think about X scene or character.Think about how something like that might be useful in the book I…

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Warrant? We don’t need no steenking warrant… — Knuckledraggin My Life Away

A bill that will allow homes to be searched without a warrant was passed with overwhelming support by the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Trump—and it happened with no media coverage and very little fanfare. On the surface, House Joint Resolution 76 looks harmless. The title of the bill claims that…

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And let the riots begin! — Knuckledraggin My Life Away

WASHINGTON, Aug 25 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday granted a pardon to former Arizona lawman and political ally Joe Arpaio, the self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff in America,” less than a month after he was convicted of criminal contempt in a case involving his department’s racial profiling policy. Trump had signaled this week that…

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Sebastian Gorka resigns — Vox Popoli

Another MAGA figure leaves the Trump administration: Sebastian Gorka, the brusque national security aide to President Donald Trump, reportedly resigned his post as deputy assistant to the president late Friday.The Federalist reports Gorka wrote a scathing resignation letter that sharply criticized the president’s newly unveiled strategy for the war in Afghanistan, and savaging White House…

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