Friday, February 27, 2015

Zachary Quinto vs. Leonard Nimoy: "The Challenge"

If there's ever a time when laughter is the best medicine, my vote would be right about now. Live Long and Prosper, Mr. Nimoy, you will be missed.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

2014 year-ender

Our 2014 catch of HIGHpocrisy was a pretty light haul.  So for the year-ender, we decided to just try outright fear.  Fear and surprise.

Debating between which evil is ultimately the cause of our demise isn't really a debate.  Either we blow the planet to bits, or it sinks under the weight of its own avarice.  Here's to a great and happy 2015!

Monday, November 17, 2014

J's. In. Space.

How about those European scientists landing a satellite on a comet …… AMAZING!!  Here’s my big question for the day:

How is it that there are people smart enough in the world to figure out how to shoot a satellite into space 10 years ago, have it travel over 300 million miles from Earth and land it on a comet that is only a few miles wide and travelling over 40,000 mph? Yet climate-deniers can’t simply take the word of these really smart scientists when they are told climate change is real and humans are the cause!  The answer may not surprise you: because they're NOT scientists!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Hello, Lamppost

Well, it's been too long an absence, so we came back for a post-election post rife with HIGHpocrisy.  There's something about elections that brings out the idiocracy, not democracy; the stupidity, not lucidity.TM
Let's just hit a few of the lowlights right off the bat:
CO - votes down a personhood bill, but elects a guy who wants one on the Federal level
KY - anti-incumbent fever re-elects Yertle the Turtle, thereby potentially taking health care coverage away from the very people who need it the most. (AR, WV, what are you looking at?)
FL - whitest of the white-collar criminals beats back challenge from tanned fan-loving mish-mash of a governor.
WI - anti-labor, white-collar criminal wanna-be wins AGAIN! And now he might want to put as much white back in the White House as possible. [This from a state that dumped Russ Feingold, so we're not too surprised.]
KS - ruin a state, keep your job.
IA - warm-blooded Sarah Palin knock-off?  Sure, go ahead, can't have enough of those running around the Senate.
And the list goes on and on. Everywhere there was a chance for voters to put their political speech (read: $$) where their mouth is, guess what happened? Against their own damn interests. Every. single. time!  It's truly amazing how moronic the average American voter can be. Economy on the mend, and always the #1 issue - yet people punish the party that had stewardship in favor of the one that tried to wreck the economy in the first place.
Progressive issues won (hello, Mary Jane, hello minimum wage hike); fair-to-moderate candidates did not. Why?  Was it just about the numbers? Historically, if Dems turn out, they win.  Last night was an historically low turnout.  The people who had every reason to vote, didn't. Of course, the system is broken! It has been for some time.
Was it about hatred of the other (black President, brown immigrant, blood-red Ebola)?  As our good friend* Taylor Swift sings, "haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate".
Was it the media's fault?  Sure, we can lay much of the blame on the sheep, but let's save a small dose of scorn to heap on a glassy-eyed, horse-race only media, not just for a collective laziness, but really for an outright abdication of the role of the Fourth Estate. It would have helped if the bug-nuts would have been called out for their bug-nuttery.
Maybe we shouldn't bother trying to come up with impossible answers to unsolvable problems. A minority of Americans (as opposed to minorities, generally) who are too dumb and frightened to know better, just voted in a Congress that will prove crazier and less productive than the one that already reached record-low approval ratings. Hey, if they can't be bothered to vote for people who might actually want to help make their lives a little better, then the hell with them, right? WRONG! Because real people suffer real consequences.  It's not OK that we all get dragged down into hell together.
* disclaimer: we are not actually friends with T-Swift, though we could be, if she let us! 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

More rapid fire

examples, that is, of our daily HIGHpocrisy (with sincere apologies for the tasteless pun, but not really), because.
And let's not forget about Marissa Alexander, who is no George Zimmerman, from last year.
And what to make of Ray Rice getting suspended 2 games for knocking his then-girlfriend unconscious, but CLE all-pro wide receiver Josh Gordon getting booted for the entire season for smoking pot?  America, what a country! What a weird, crazy, confusing experiment of a country!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A dog named Sue

We get that America is a lawsuit nation.  So many people love to sue so many other people.  But, why would the House vote to sue the President over enforcement of a law that the batshade party has already tried to repeal 50 times - and even then, a portion of the law that they wanted delayed in the first place - at a time when they literally cannot accomplish anything else as a governing body?  The longer and latest answers, both historical and comical, may potentially be found in those links, sure.
But the realest, bestest, shortest version of this BATSHADE lawsuit is this: these bag o' nuts are bat-f**king insane!  Full stop. The end.  Sorry, Mr. President, wish it weren't always this way, but haters gonna hate.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Up is down

The world may, indeed, have stopped spinning on its axis, what with Brazil's ultimate and complete soccer humiliation last night + the US Senate confirming an Obama nominee (Houston mayor for HUD Secretary).  If this new alternate reality is worth a look-see, here are some good examples of what used to pass for HIGHpocrisy around these parts.
PS, whoever wins today had also better stop Germany on Sunday in the final, or else we might have to post something else to generate more exposure.  "And you wouldn't want us exposing ourselves".