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El Coyote Gordo
21 September 2016 @ 06:19 am
Wells Fargo Bank employees were caught making up over a million fake accounts. Top management was shocked, shocked at this behavior and has no idea how it could have happened (spoiler: they fire people who don’t churn up enough business). A Senate committee is looking into it and has achieved rare unanimity; even Diaper Dave Vitter and Pat “Sock It” Toomey noticed something was wrong. Senator Professor Warren is of course doing the best job on it. Charles Pierce reports.
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El Coyote Gordo
21 September 2016 @ 05:44 am
Why we shouldn’t say, “Everyone is a little autistic.” I think it’s useful to avoid the terms shrinks have laid claim to. For instance, if I were to call Donald Trump a narcissist, there would be complaints that I am diagnosing a condition though I lack the credentials to do so. Therefore, I take the same evidence and call him a prick.
 
 
 
El Coyote Gordo
20 September 2016 @ 09:32 am
Happy birthday, debgeisler
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El Coyote Gordo
20 September 2016 @ 08:21 am
Is Poe’s Law killing edgy comedy?

Thanx to andrewducker
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El Coyote Gordo
20 September 2016 @ 06:12 am
Jim Wright has hope for the Republicans
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El Coyote Gordo
19 September 2016 @ 09:21 am
Happy birthday, hils and randy_byers
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El Coyote Gordo
19 September 2016 @ 05:57 am
Washington Post wants its own source prosecuted.

Thanx to Metafilter
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El Coyote Gordo
19 September 2016 @ 05:29 am
Justine Larbalestier on writing for teens

Thanx to james_nicoll
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El Coyote Gordo
17 September 2016 @ 01:26 pm
Black teacher has female body!
 
 
El Coyote Gordo
17 September 2016 @ 09:33 am
Happy birthday, kaffyr and davidbain
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El Coyote Gordo
17 September 2016 @ 07:13 am
Hillary Clinton is a “freakishly unpopular front-runner”, perhaps because she can utter a declarative sentence without apologizing three times, even though she is female. Fortunately, she is running against Donald Deplorable, with cameo appearances by Gary’s Johnson (who is not sure what Aleppo is) and Dr. Feelbad (who won’t know what to do if they invent a vaccine against chemtrails).

Meanwhile, The Times may be giving up trying to triangulate between the candidate who says that 2+2 is approximately 4 and the one who says it’s 27, or maybe purple. Yesterday, they said in so many words, “Donald J. Trump officially retreated from the “birther” conspiracy theory he had clung to for years, while falsely accusing Hillary Clinton’s campaign of first raising doubts.”
 
 
El Coyote Gordo
17 September 2016 @ 06:42 am
Geographically, Arizona is on the ass end Southern edge of the United States, but it doesn’t have that land of cotton/Sahara of the Bozarts image. So they’re trying to make up for it with public figures like Gov. Jan Brewer (“We have did what was right for Arizona.”) and Sheriff Joe Arpaio (still on the wrong side of the bars). Now they have outlawed changing diapers.
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El Coyote Gordo
17 September 2016 @ 06:18 am
How Ursula K. Le Guin discovered Orsinia

Thanx to File 770
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El Coyote Gordo
17 September 2016 @ 06:12 am
Every Stephen King novel* in <170 characters
*and one Dean Koontz novel that slithered in unnoticed, as horrific things tend to do

Thanx to File 770
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El Coyote Gordo
17 September 2016 @ 06:03 am
Ian McEwan has written a Dianetics Hamlet.
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El Coyote Gordo
16 September 2016 @ 09:18 am
Happy birthday, geckoman and noveldevice
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