17 December 2016 · Comments Off on Practice Makes Perfect · Categories: Hypocrisy Watch

At Psychology Today Blogs, Lydia Denworth considers a recent study of proficiency in perfidy. Here’s the gist; more at the link:

Once we start lying, the extent of our dishonesty increases over time. And when that happens, our brain begins to tamp down its emotional response to our own immoral behavior, signaling in effect that lying is no big deal. That makes it easier to lie again … and again . . . and again. (Perhaps that explains some of what happened on the campaign trail this year.)

11 December 2016 · Comments Off on Goldman’s Sacks · Categories: Hypocrisy Watch, Mammon, Republican Hypocrisy

Via Raw Story.

07 September 2016 · Comments Off on All the News that Fits · Categories: Hypocrisy Watch

02 September 2016 · Comments Off on The Trouble with Education · Categories: Hypocrisy Watch, Political Economy

This pretty much sums up what’s wrong with public schools. It’s not the schools, it’s Republican-controlled governments that do not believe in the public good.

My daughter is a high school teacher. She (we . . . I) bought those supplies so she could give them to her students, who cannot afford them.

After we stuffed her basket with folders and paper for her students, she started looking at office supplies like staplers and paper clips. “Doesn’t your school give you those for your classroom?” I asked innocently. “No,” she replied, literally shaking her head.

The night before her first day of school, she received an email stating that the school is no longer able to supply ink for her classroom printer. So now she must purchase that as well.

Follow the link for more.

28 August 2016 · Comments Off on You Too Can Be on Television! · Categories: Hypocrisy Watch, Mammon, Political Economy

At Science 2.0, Edzard Ernst explains how to become a charlatan.

27 August 2016 · Comments Off on Healthy Discussion · Categories: Health Care, Hypocrisy Watch

Man wears

Via Juanita Jean.

23 April 2016 · Comments Off on The Courage of Their Carryings-On · Categories: Geek Stuff, Hypocrisy Watch

Get out of Jail free cardPlaintiffs leading a lawsuit against online dating website Ashley Madison over a security breach that exposed the personal data of customers must publicly identify themselves to proceed with the case, a US judge has ruled.

Forty-two plaintiffs, seeking to represent users of the website who had their information compromised, had proceeded anonymously against Ashley Madison’s Toronto-based parent company Avid Life Media, the ruling released on 6 April showed.

I really can’t find it in me to have much sympathy for the plaintiffs.

Really, the chutzpah just leaves me sputtering.

27 January 2016 · Comments Off on How Stuff Works, Bundy Bund Dept. · Categories: Hypocrisy Watch, The New Secesh

Waitress:  So why are you occupying a Fed'ral facility?  Cowboy:  T' force the guvmint's hand!  Waitress:  To force the governmint's hand to do what?  Cowboy:  Overreach of authority to take what the Almight ordained belonged to us!  Bystander:  I'm lost here.  Waitress:  He doesn't want to pay taxes.  Cowbow:  You make it sound a lot less noble when you summarize it.

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Update, after This Was Drafted*:

Bundy Bund bundled.

It appears that the Feds were using an enforcement technique known as “Give ‘Em Enough Rope . . . .”


*You didn’t think I do all this in real time, did you?

I write a bunch of stuff, then I go off and do other stuff. Then I write stuff. It’s the Great Cycle of Drivel.

23 October 2015 · Comments Off on Decoding de Code · Categories: Hypocrisy Watch

One more time: A complaint about “political correctness” means “I want license to be nasty without penalty.”

07 October 2015 · Comments Off on All That Was Old Is New Again · Categories: Hypocrisy Watch, The New Secesh

“Forced busing.”

When I was a young ‘un, back in the olden days, I was forced bused.

I was forced bused right past the black high school to the white high school farther down the road. This clown no doubt would have thought that that was the bee’s knees and the cat’s meow.

07 October 2015 · Comments Off on The Laws Belay · Categories: Hypocrisy Watch

Couple looking at sign saying

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10 September 2015 · Comments Off on “Who’s Sorry Now?” · Categories: Hypocrisy Watch

Hardly anyone, it seems.

08 September 2015 · Comments Off on Stray Question · Categories: Culture Warriors, Hypocrisy Watch, Personal Musings

Will there come a time when persons who have carnal thoughts be willing to admit that their thoughts are their thoughts, and not some phenomenon foisted upon them by outside agency?

Really, now, if you have a dirty mind, own up to it, take pride in it, revel in it, and, for Pete’s sake, stop blaming others for your carnal thoughts.

They are your thoughts and no one else’s.

Full disclosure:

I have nothing against dirty minds. Mine’s as dirty as they come.

I do have lots of things against hypocrites and Miss (and Mr.) Grundys.

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04 September 2015 · Comments Off on The New Crusaders · Categories: Culture Warriors, Hypocrisy Watch

Giles Frazier writes of England, but his words apply throughout (to use an old term) Christendom.

For years our politicians have piggy-backed upon Christian morality for electoral advantage. We should “feel proud that this is a Christian country”, said Cameron earlier this year (pre-election, of course), in what some might uncharitably see as a call to maintain a Muslim-free view from his Cotswold village. But there is no respectable Christian argument for fortress Europe, surrounded by a new iron curtain of razor wire to keep poor, dark-skinned people out.

More at the link.

28 July 2015 · Comments Off on Intolerance: Yet Another Republican Family Value · Categories: Hypocrisy Watch

The Bangor Daily News spotlights the hypocrisy of those who would unleash the hate-full in the name of tolerance. A snippet:

Oddly, Mike Lee, R-Utah, frequently uses the word “tolerance” when talking about the bill he sponsored.

“Our country,” he told NPR in a recent interview, “was founded on a proud tradition of religious freedom and tolerance.”

That freedom, however, meant that Americans were free from a state-established religion. As a result, no one religious view is favored over another, nor should one be forced upon citizens with different beliefs.

Worse, tolerance, in Lee’s view, only goes in one direction. Religious institutions, including colleges and universities that receive federal funding, should be allowed to refuse to hire those who don’t follow their beliefs. Those institutions, however, don’t have to tolerate those whose beliefs and lifestyles don’t conform to their world view.

Read the rest.