Category Archives: Snark

Don’t Know Shiloh from Shinola

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Here’s a special post for any Californians out there who wonder where their tax dollars are going. Some of you may have heard about this freak, who was convicted of vicious, murderous crimes and yet successfully demanded the state provide him expensive gender reassignment surgery, otherwise he might kill himself from depression.

So, in a sensible world, a razor blade would have been quietly provided and the officials could wait until their ongoing expense had addressed itself. Instead, the state fell all over itself to get the surgery that this weirdo so obviously deserved. Of course, the description of this person’s crimes depends on the source. If you read a heavily left-leaning publication, you get this: (more…)

Civil Servants

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I really should know better by now, but I still get amazed when I see the obscene salaries that bureaucrats and civic employees get. I can’t imagine anyone less motivated, industrious, or clever than a government employee, and yet thanks to their unions, they get salaries that far exceed the average compensation at Goldman Sachs (or Apple or Google, for that matter). The truth value of these employees is, I am highly confident, about 66% less than they are paid.

There’s a crummy little town near Palo Alto called Redwood City – – it’s a real shithole, except for a few good taco joints – – that spends over $100 million for its government. This is a “city” of 82,000 people, and one glance will show you the largesse that they’ve granted themselves…..

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A Siri With a Fringe on the Top

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Most of you know that Siri is Apple’s voice-recognition system. Those of you who use it regularly probably also know that it sucks whale. I have frequent need to send lengthy text messages, and Siri invariably mangles the words. Indeed, something tells me that an evil engineer is at work, because it will particularly screw up pronouns, including those that sound nothing alike. For example, “he” becomes “you”, which, as you guess, completely and utterly changes the content of just about any sentence imaginable.

For example, if I text my wife regarding one of our children, “He should really stop screwing around and do the work required”, and Siri changes “He” to “You” (which it has done dozens of times), then Siri has not only ruined my message but has also gotten me in serious trouble with the spouse. So I’m sick of it.

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