Patterico's Pontifications


Damn You, AutoCorrect Siri!

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:34 pm

My brother in law blamed Siri for this text today:

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Not to worry, Justin. I have the next version of WordPress. Which means, I guess . . .

Insert your obvious joke in the space below — if you have the ability.

Because If You Don’t Laugh, You Just Cry

Filed under: General — Dana @ 3:53 pm

[guest post by Dana]

If anyone thought that after the midterm trouncing, the president would back off on his immigration plans, then they have not been paying attention. There has never been any indication that this president is open or willing to receive and accept criticism, whether from his own party or even especially from the American people. In this he remains consistent. Besides, one man’s flagrant disregard for the Constitution is just another man’s moral imperative, right?

“When members of Congress question my authority to make our immigration system work better, I have a simple answer: pass a bill.”


Anyway, via Rand Paul, a little amusement in spite of the whole debacle.

Starter pack for presidents who think they’re kings:


Gruber’s take on the immigration move by the President:


Saturday Afternoon Music: California Edition

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 1:07 pm

Two songs about my current home from artists that I have seen in the last week. First, “California” from Radney Foster, who I had the pleasure of watching perform last night at The Mint in Los Angeles:

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Second is “California Wasted” by Toad the Wet Sprocket, which the family got to see last weekend at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano:


Stop Being Culturally Arrogant, White People!

Filed under: General — Dana @ 10:23 am

[post by Dana]


I think we are supposed to be abuzz about the “bold”new cover art from the New Yorker. Artist Bruce McCall:

“It’s not profound, you know—nothing I do is profound—but I wanted to address the whole kerfuffle over the Redskins’ name,” Bruce McCall says.

Rather than viewing the team name as a “badge of honor” like owner Dan Snyder, McCall has a different take:

“This is 2014, and it seems a little late to be dealing with that stuff,” McCall says. “It should have been quashed a long time ago. We did everything to the Indians that we could, and it’s still going on. It seems crude and callous. Names like the Atlanta Braves come from another time. So, in my cover, I’ve brought the cultural arrogance of one side back to the sixteen-hundreds and the first Thanksgiving dinner, just to see what would happen.”


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