Black Shards Press – Electronic Gumbo is Our Specialty

Time to Go

05.12.2017 (11:27 am) – Filed under: Politics,Term Limits ::

27-term Michigan Rep. John Conyers’ retirement is a “sad end to a long career.”

Hardly. Conyers made a career out of race-focused politics. Leaving the current sexual harassment witch hunt and his wife’s bribery conviction out of the discussion, fifty years is enough.

George Bush Sr calls Trump a ‘blowhard’

04.11.2017 (8:46 pm) – Filed under: Politics ::

Considering how chill former presidents are, this is a big statement. Not that a blowhard like Trump cares.

Mike Rowe

07.10.2017 (11:52 am) – Filed under: Politics ::

One of the most eloquent defenders of common sense in the U.S., Mike Rowe seems to have run afoul of the thought police at YouTube. Google, don’t be evil.

AI hacks are trying to turn code into intelligence like alchemists tried turning lead into gold

28.09.2017 (1:13 pm) – Filed under: Politics ::

Craig is absolutely right about this. A more recent anology is the failed promise of nuclear fusion. Alchemy, cold fusion, and AI may happen someday, but not any time soon.

How digital media fuels moral outrage – and what to do about it

22.09.2017 (9:02 pm) – Filed under: Politics ::
Interesting thought exercise: Imagine an Internet without Google search and Google ads. One would be missed. The other would not.

Miss America Drama

11.09.2017 (11:35 am) – Filed under: Politics ::

Is it a beauty pageant or a political debate? I sort of like these questions as it reveals a thoughtful character. What I dislike is that a politically correct sound bite must be given in place of a thoughtful, nuanced answer if the contestant wants to remain in contention. With years of preparation on the line, contestants literally can’t afford to tell the truth.

Trump to donate $1 million to Texas recovery

31.08.2017 (9:05 pm) – Filed under: Politics ::

Seven figures isn’t something to sneeze at, but Donald Trump donating a million for Harvey relief is like you or me giving $50. Let’s all do better than that! #bthoharvey

Sachs: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, you need to resign

30.08.2017 (12:41 pm) – Filed under: Politics ::

Apparently it’s not too soon for Jeffery Sachs to start the political dog-pile. Of course, he ignores the real big-picture issue: Why are the majority of the country’s refineries in a hurricane-prone region? Why don’t we build more of them in places far away from Houston? Because people like Jeff Sachs won’t allow them to be built.

Black-clad antifa members attack peaceful right-wing demonstrators in Berkeley

29.08.2017 (4:41 pm) – Filed under: Politics ::

Thousands of people in Houston are homeless – and some liberals say they deserve it, of all the idiocy – but the thugs in Berkeley still can’t grasp what it means to be an American. Horrifying as it is to admit, Donald Trump is the only political figure with the balls to say that there are scumbags on the fringes of the entire political spectrum.

Thousands March Against Bigotry In Boston – Political Wire

20.08.2017 (7:35 am) – Filed under: Politics ::

Boston Globe: “A city with a fraught racial past turned out tens of thousands of protesters Saturday for an overwhelming denunciation of racism, anti-Semitism, and religious bigotry, in a demonstration that was largely peaceful though punctuated with scuffles and some edgy nose-to-nose encounters among demonstrators.”

“On a hot, humid day, sweaty throngs on Boston Common chanted — sometimes angrily, often profanely — against Nazis, racism, the Ku Klux Klan, and fascists.”

This is the First Amendment as it should be: Both sides, one right, one wrong, making their claims without coming into violent conflict. The white supremacists will lose every time the normal people let them parade around and display their lunacy.