Category Archives: Observations

Uber builds its own company town by putting its drivers in vehicles they can’t afford

Uber will eventually be a platform for the sharing of driverless cars. You’ll pay a flat fee every month, and a vehicle from their fleet (probably still owned by private individuals) will pick you up every time you press a button on your iPhone, and take you to wherever you need to go. Until then, […]

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Saying they “delayed our action plan,” Rick Snyder lays the blame for the Flint water disaster at the feet of “career civil servants” who cared more about process than people

You have to give him credit for having chutzpah. It took him a few days, but our Governor, with he help of multiple consultants and a few top flight PR firms, is attempting not just to deflect blame for what happened in Flint, but actually turn the deadly public health crisis into an anti-government parable […]

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Like something straight out of North Korea, the USA Freedom Kids serenade Donald Trump with a song about his incredible courage, strength and wisdom

I had an incredible post planned for last night, which I know you would have loved. But, two hours into writing it, I curled up next to my toasty warm laptop and fell asleep. So, here’s what I’ve got for you instead… the USA Freedom Kids lip syncing their jingoriffic knock-off of the 1917 hit […]

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It took him half a dozen years, but Obama is finally coming for our guns

Perhaps worrying that not enough self-described “patriots” were heading out to join the well-armed Christian militia members who are massing in that abandoned Oregon gift shop to fight federal “tyranny”, President Obama just announced that, starting tomorrow, he’d finally be coming for our guns… If that doesn’t light a fire under the asses, nothing will. […]

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Start Wars: The Force Awakens… don’t call it a sequel, when it’s a remake

I liked the new Star Wars movie. As a fan of the original, I didn’t really have much of a choice about it. I mean, it’s pretty much the same film. I don’t fault Disney and J.J. Abrams for approaching it this way. In their shoes, I would have done the same thing. They essentially […]

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