Category Archives: rage against the machine

npr presents the status quo on cuba, what else in new

I let headlines load on my browser’s start page so that Mozilla will get a little revenue. This is a screenshot of one of them. I knew as soon as I saw the lede and the NPR url that the story would be status quo rubbish. It doesn’t take reading anything more than contained in the image to know that.

The article could have been written by the Miami crowd, the White House, and/or any of the “intelligence” agencies.

In the pic, I count all of about 25 “protestors,” not counting the neighborhood people milling about.

Low information disinformation a la NYT, WaPo, and so many others. According to the recent Psaki announcement, maybe NPR should be removed from all social media.

cccp pin

I just got this pin from Amazon. LOL. There’s more on the way.

cuba from cancun

Cancun 2010. Cancun has a high number of travel agents per capita. You’re never very far from one . As shown on this board, any of them can get you on a plane to Cuba.

USA, doesn’t matter. Cuba will let you right in, at least they did in 2005 when we went. Cuba will even do you the favor of not stamping your passport so you can lie about it if you wish. That said, you will have an exit stamp from Mexico then a reentry with unexplained time in between.

nixon resigns

Greensboro Daily News. August 9th, 1974. Nixon resigns. 📰🗞️

come fly with me

Driving through Dunn, North Carolina, this morning, and thinking of the plentiful private airports and air strips in this area and in Smithfield to the north.

They are very useful for transiting for America’s human cargo for enhanced interrogation. Everybody in the area knows it, but it’s just not talked about.

Also, Florida panhandle, lots of secured contractor places for flights leaving in the darkness at night and returning before dawn coming and going from Central America. Just don’t know why they would do that. 😬

cuban mystery

We just found this in the garage and neither one of us can remember where we got it.

it’s just not interesting

If you want paint-by-numbers status quo “journalism,” Dan Rather and Jorge Ramos are good places to start.

news quadra

Where we went to eat tonight has a nice bar in the back, so we ate at the bar. There are televisions.

One TV had on something called NewsMix, the screen divided into quadrants with the following grand four: CNN, MSNBC, Fox, and BBC.

I had a blocked view of Fox and BBC. CNN spent most of the time on the Federal overturn of the California assault weapons ban with a brief break for Putin. MSNBC had Trump and Trump related on the entire visit. You’d think he was still President.

reading list

My subversive reading list saved to Pocket app.

OMG! 😱



A Peloton is one of those weird exercise things constantly advertised on the TV.

A “pelotón de fusilamiento” is a firing squad.

In South Carolina, if you’re being executed, you now get to choose between the pelotón and the electric chair. 🔫⚡🪑

There’s a shortage of chemicals for the lethal cocktail.  🍹