01.04.17

The freshest bullshit: STEMpathy

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle at 2:53 pm by George Smith

Software, artificial intelligence and robots will never have what the Tin Man eventually got (or, rather, always had) in The Wizard of Oz. It’s Tom Friedman’s newest kick only he doesn’t have the Tin Man, he has a friend you’ve never heard of, “Dov Seidman, C.E.O. of LRN, which advises companies on leadership and how […]

11.02.16

“Fizzing, whirling, sparkling, ludicrous bullshit mist …”

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle at 11:25 am by George Smith

Russell Brand. at about 6:30.

07.21.16

If it reads like bullshit about a WMD…

Posted in Crazy Weapons, War On Terror at 8:27 pm by George Smith

It probably is, with a certainty of 99 percent. An alleged chemical weapon in a bowl, using electrolysis, hooked to a wall outlet, at a Wal-Mart in Oxnard. From the Ventura County Star: Oxnard police said Wednesday they arrested a man accused of placing a chemical weapon inside a Walmart store last month. The city’s […]

05.11.15

Zero Dark Thirty? You thought it was bullshit, now you know why

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, War On Terror at 9:53 am by George Smith

I watched Zero Dark Thirty, Hollywood’s treatment of the hunt for Osama bin Laden and his eventual killing. It was unendurably long. And with so many lies already documented from the war on terror, well over half of it was easy to despise. After the bin Laden mission, continuing with the movie, the members of […]

11.21.14

‘Cyberwar is Bullshit’ Took long enough

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Cyberterrorism, The Corporate Bund at 1:37 pm by George Smith

A very young person named Russell Brandom at clickbait news site, The Verge, has discovered this is so. He’s figured out, rightly, that cybersecurity in the US, and — in general, and among its toadies in the West, is solely for protecting the shit of the 1 percent. Former NSA director Keith Alexander, the million […]

01.04.13

The year in bullshit

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle at 10:46 am by George Smith

Fiore. Go, go, go. [The] beloved “Year In, blank.” Put any word in the blank and there’s your story! “The Year in Finance,” sure! “The Year in Global Warming,” no problem! “The Year in Mass Shootings,” or “The Year in War . . .” I guess, but no need to get depressing now– Check out […]

05.07.11

The Process of American Bullshit and Short-sightedness

Posted in Made in China, Permanent Fail at 9:25 am by George Smith

Here today, a story from the Wall Street Journal on US manufacturing work. Baby-boomer retirement, a minor fall in the dollar and slight upticks in demand after the bottom year of the Great Recession have caused slight growth in manufacturing hiring. What the article also does not say is that many of the jobs are […]

01.24.11

The Bullshit Manufacturer, part 4

Posted in Made in China, Stumble and Fail at 12:49 pm by George Smith

Krugman today: Still, you might say that talk of competitiveness helps Mr. Obama quiet claims that he’s anti-business. That’s fine, as long as he realizes that the interests of nominally “American” corporations and the interests of the nation, which were never the same, are now less aligned than ever before. Take the case of General […]

01.22.11

The Bullshit Manufacturer, part 3

Posted in Made in China, Stumble and Fail at 10:44 am by George Smith

Jeffrey Immelt, Obama’s new advisor, in the Washington Post: In the past two years, GE has created about 6,000 manufacturing jobs in the States, many resulting from investments in innovations such as advanced batteries, which we will make at our 100-year-old plant in Schenectady, N.Y. Wow. Six thousand whole jobs. About ten times the extras […]

01.21.11

The Bullshit Manufacturer, second part

Posted in Stumble and Fail at 1:41 pm by George Smith

On the Sputnik moment — that point where your brain has stopped working, you can no longer tell the truth, and you’ve turned it all over to being a pleasing sounding hack, alleged to be coming in the State of the Union address: “The great majority of the speech,” says press secretary Robert Gibbs, “will […]

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