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I still don't understand them...

So anyway, the wife reminded me that her old PC laptop, running Ubuntu, was hosed...

I don't know anything about Ubuntu or PCs, I'm strictly a Mac guy, so, WTF?

Anyhoo, I figured out that the best thing to do was reinstall the OS, because, what the hell else am I going to do? It took me a couple of tries to burn a new start disc, but I eventually got that done and then used it to load the OS. Needless to say, it worked.

The Sony Vaio is up and running again. Yeah, I had to wipe the drive and reload everything from scratch, but now my wife has her old POS PC laptop again.

Ain't I a good husband, or what?

David of Bowie's spirit arose from his own passing and now lives forever in our hearts...

I just got another call from the 516 area code...

Some concerned fellow, in a very thick eastern Indian accent, informed me that he was calling from the "Windows Technical Department" about my computer.

When I informed him that I didn't have a computer (which is fucking hilarious, because there are FIVE net connected devices in my house), he went "Um, sorry," and hung up.

I love those guys... I found the perfect rejection.

A few pics to share with your winger buds who are freaking out over Pres. Obama going to Cuba.

Show them these and tell them to just chill the fuck out:

Yep, that's Putin along with Gorby, meeting St. Ronnie.

Easter Sugar Rush, anybody?

Republicans... Sigh.

Connecticut Republican proponents having awkward time with typos

By Walter Einenkel
Monday Mar 21, 2016 1:08 PM EDT

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has been making waves in Connecticut. Whether it is welcoming Syrian refugees into his state while Republican counterparts freak out, or working to end homelessness amongst veterans, Governor Malloy is showing what incremental, positive change can accomplish. But he is a Democrat and there are many angry Republicans in America right now. Some of them got together and bought a sign.

Is it the best sign? Yes. Yes it is.

Does it tell you everything you need to know about what Malloy will face in the 2018 elections? Yes.


Trooper claims state police policies encourage racial profiling

By: Randy Wimbley
POSTED:MAR 17 2016 11:46PM EDT
UPDATED:MAR 18 2016 01:40PM EDT
Are certain drivers targeted more frequently by police than others, it's a bold allegation from a Michigan State Trooper.

Craig Tuer is a 20-year veteran with the Michigan State Police Department and says if some people of color - black men in particular - feel police are constantly stopping them or following them, it's not a coincidence or their imagination. It's by design.

"Now the police I do not believe for a minute are inherently racist, but the policies that are put in place reward a racist behavior," said Tuer.

In an email to the state department of civil rights, Craig Tuer wrote those policies have led to racial profiling.

He says it starts at the top, with commanders getting bonus pay for their post's performance, then troopers getting overtime for court appearances or jail runs and a floating quota system used for state troopers' performance evaluations.

For instance if a post averages 100 tickets from traffic stops, a trooper needs to bring in 70 to remain in good standing.

"If I give too many breaks, if I fall below the 70 percent now my performance rating is lowered and now I have a post commander that's lowering his money he's got coming in," Tuer said. "Now I become a target."

And Tuer claims troopers are trained to target minorities, because they may be under-insured, under-licensed and impoverished, so they're less likely to get a lawyer to fight a traffic stop in court.

He also claims troopers search for drivers they can cite for multiple violations. Troopers call them "daily makers."


Friday is here! Get your PUPPY FIX, People... This time, with a wee bit of the Irish...

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face...

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