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Saturday, February 24, 2024



#406  [archive]
FEB. 24, 2024

The bastards have killed Vice
    Just another of the dwindling few reasonably competent media outlets, strangled.

Christian-nation idea fuels US conservative causes, but historians say it misreads founders' intent
    This article is from AP, once a reliable source, but it's twenty paragraphs before there's even a hint of explaining separation of church and state.
    Et tu, Associated Press?

I don't care which air purifiers are best for pet hair, but neither do Google's search results 

The Hunter Biden story has done a total 180 but the mainstream media is in denial 

Alabama Supreme Court cites the Bible in terrifying embryo ruling 

Tax records reveal the lucrative world of covid misinformation 

Measles erupts in Florida school where 11% of kids are unvaccinated 

Oklahoma school superintendent doubles down on strict gender policies that led to nonbinary student's death

Republican Congresswoman who used in-vitro fertilization works to ban it 

West Virginia House passes bill allowing prosecution of librarians 

Iowa Senate passes “Blank Check To Discriminate” bill 

Alito is saddened that anti-gay Christians are labeled as bigots and treated as such 

U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Arizona) speaks at rally sponsored by Proud Boys and Nazis 

Oklahoma abortion bill would also restrict contraceptives, IUDs, and create an abortion database 

Tennessee Gov signs bill allowing state officials to refuse to perform same-sex marriages because Jesus 

A gunman killed and injured protesters at a BLM March, and police blamed the victims 

Cop doing triple the speed limit without a siren killed woman in a crosswalk, but will face no charges 

Man shot and killed by LA police was holding plastic fork, video shows 

Mr. Plinkett's super happy fun Star Trek: The Next Generation mistakes video 

Amusing, Interesting, Outrageous, or Profound
    AIOP is my Lemmy page, for anything that's (in my opinion) amusing, interesting, outrageous, or profound. It's mostly a rough draft of this page, but you're invited to stop by.

♫♬  MUSIC  ♫ 

CIA Man — The Fugs 

Everything is Broken — Bob Dylan 

If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out — Cat Stevens 

The Old Philosopher — Eddie Lawrence 

Thank You for Hearing Me — Sinéad O'Connor 


Nex Benedict

Mary Bartlett Bunge
researcher, spinal cord injury 

Hydeia Broadbent
AIDS activist 

Paul D’Amato
actor, The Deer Hunter

Tony Ganios
actor, The Wanderers 

Roger Guillemin
neuroendocrinologist, Nobel Prize 1977 

Vitalij Kuprij
rock'n'roller, Trans-Siberian Orchestra 

Ben Lanzarone
composer, The Love Boat

Ewen MacIntosh
actor, The Office

Kent Melton
character sculptor, The Lion King

Steve Miller
author, Agent of Change

Colin Murphy
journalist, human rights activist 

Robert Reid
basketballer, Houston Rockets 

Dex Romweber
rock'n'roller, Flat Duo Jets  

Pamela Salem
actress, Never Say Never Again

Randy Sparks
singer-songwriter, The New Christy Minstrels 

Roni Stoneman
banjo player, Hee Haw

Cynthia Strother
singer, The Bell Sisters 

Matt Sweeney
visual effects, Apollo 13

Jean-Guy Talbot
hockey player, Montreal Canadiens 

Bobby Tench
rock'n'roller, The Jeff Beck Group


Cranky Old Fart is annoyed and complains and very occasionally offers a kindness, along with anything off the internet that's made me smile or snarl. All opinions fresh from my ass. Top illustration by Jeff Meyer. Click any image to enlarge. Comments & conversations invited. 

Tip 'o the hat to the AVA, BoingBoing, Breakfast at Ralf's, Chuff, Dirty Blonde Mind, It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time, Lemmy.world, Looking for My Perfect Sandwich, Miss Miriam's Mirror, Voenix Rising, and anywhere else I've stolen links, illustrations, or inspiration.

Special thanks to Linden Arden, Becky Jo, Wynn Bruce, Joey Jo Jo emeritus, Jeff Meyer, John the Basket, Dave S, Name Withheld, and always extra special thanks to my lovely late Stephanie, who gave me 21 years and proved that the world isn't always shitty.

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