s skippy the bush kangaroo: August 2018

skippy the bush kangaroo



Friday, August 31, 2018

Good...


https://money.cnn.com/2018/08/30/media/alex-jones-pozner-defamation-suit/index.html

Alex Jones pisses me off. In fact, he's been pissing me off for about fifteen years.

I hope that little prick gets taken to the cleaners...
posted by Jim Yeager at 10:52 PM | 0 comments

Fantasies...


Turning into truth.

Sounds like life under President Trump.

Enjoy...
posted by Jim Yeager at 4:27 PM | 0 comments

the trump administration is making it easier to kill bear cubs in alaska
posted by skippy at 2:30 AM | 2 comments

Thursday, August 30, 2018

When...



They shine...
posted by Jim Yeager at 6:19 PM | 0 comments


joe arpaio finishes dead last in arizona primary
posted by skippy at 2:30 AM | 1 comments

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

the school to prison pipeline

earth has more trees now than 35 years ago
posted by skippy at 3:00 AM | 0 comments

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

couple denied entry to statue of liberty for wearing "abolish ice" t-shirts

here are the tech companies that keep hate groups online

a retirement community turned away 2 married women 

more americans are defaulting on credit cards
posted by skippy at 3:00 AM | 0 comments

Monday, August 27, 2018

what trauma docs know

grand jury report shows 70 years of abuse by 'predator priests'

how to fight back against disinformation

green party candidate in montana was on the gop payroll
posted by skippy at 2:30 AM | 0 comments

Sunday, August 26, 2018

parkland students plan 'get out the vote' campaign for mid-terms

corey lewandowski "you have to respect white supremacists"

jakarta, the fastest sinking city in the world

in-vehicle wireless devices are hampering first responders
posted by skippy at 2:30 AM | 0 comments

Saturday, August 25, 2018

trump's strategy of 'trotting out' black supporters is backfiring

2020 dems take page from trump's playbook 

trump economy is cooking, but only a few get to eat

the utter collapse of trump's 'best people' boast 
posted by skippy at 3:00 AM | 0 comments

Friday, August 24, 2018

This is one of the best things I've ever seen...


A little girl channeling John Bonham.

First time I watched this, I was paralyzed. She's just that phenomenal.

Enjoy...
posted by Jim Yeager at 5:43 PM | 1 comments

an economist explains why trump's gnp numbers aren't impressive - and the rich get richer

parking has eaten american cities

donald trump is a rich man's idea of a rich man

seattle landlords: "if you don't make the money, what right do you have to live in the city?" 
posted by skippy at 2:30 AM | 1 comments

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Each in turn did point at me...


posted by Jim Yeager at 2:30 PM | 0 comments

south carolina manufacturer closing its plant thanks to trump's tariffs

bezos' $150b fortune is a policy failure

trump has caused an identity crisis for american militias 

americans over 65 are filing for bankruptcy 3 times more than in 1991
posted by skippy at 3:00 AM | 0 comments

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

male doctors get paid $100,000/yr more than female doctors

washpost fact checker gets 20 pinocchios for health report mistakes

fcc admits claim of attack on net neutrality comment system was bogus

mount everest is a fecal time bomb 
posted by skippy at 2:30 AM | 0 comments

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

sea level rise has already sunk carolina beach property values - by $1.6b !

30 million americans may owe more money at tax time next year

areas most affected by opioid epidemic also voted for trump

planet at risk of heading towards 'hothouse earth' state 
posted by skippy at 2:30 AM | 0 comments

Monday, August 20, 2018

monday speaks

broadband internet causes sleep deprivation

chile bans plastic bags

capitalism killed our climate momentum

welcome to the next aids pandemic
posted by skippy at 3:00 AM | 0 comments

Sunday, August 19, 2018

sunday afternoons

trump commission did not find wide-spread voter fraud

'eye-popping' pay-outs for ceo's following trump's tax cuts

corporate america hikes contributions to key democrats

man in trump mask attacks socialist book shop in london
posted by skippy at 3:00 AM | 0 comments

Saturday, August 18, 2018

gingerale afternoon (the astrology of a saturday)

study: white people who fear minorities getting equal rights are willing to abandon democracy

koch-funded think tank finds medicare-for-all would lower health costs and raise wages

nra spokesperson dana loesch claims to her post-parkland cnn debate was a public lynching

gop strategist: trump will be an anchor around republicans' neck in november 
posted by skippy at 2:30 AM | 2 comments

Friday, August 17, 2018

friday nights

the left should commandeer democratic parties in red states

america's heart of darkness

jeff bezos's paper tells you not to worry about billionaires

two recession warning signs are here
posted by skippy at 2:30 AM | 0 comments

Thursday, August 16, 2018

And looking back...


Two years ago, someone I only knew through the Internet died of a drug overdose. We'd met online through Fur Affinity eight years earlier. That's a furry fandom site. But it turned out we were both music lovers as well.

Our tastes were not exactly lined up -- Drew loved hip hop, breakbeat, punk, and I was more into classic rock, folk, old school country. But he took a liking to my fursona -- a roughly six-two, two-forty brown bear that doesn't look a whole lot like the six-two, two-forty me. Come to find out, Drew was a struggling junkie.

Any other case, I'd have said get screwed and drop dead. But when I found out he died...

He was 35. I was 46. That makes me want to disappear in the nearest cave -- why am I still alive when this loving soul is dead?

It's messed up, senoras and horsemen. It's just plain messed up.

Two years since he passed, and I'm still haywire in the brain over it...
posted by Jim Yeager at 8:18 AM | 2 comments

Personally, I'm much more into XTC than Disney...



But in this case? Call me a sunflower.

Enjoy
posted by Jim Yeager at 7:49 AM | 0 comments

Nothing in particular...




I've just been on a Peter Gabriel kick in my lately personal life. It beats the hell out of watching Donald Trump find new ways of putting the "twit" in Twitter.

Enjoy...
posted by Jim Yeager at 7:31 AM | 0 comments

thursday asks

let's tax the rich

here comes that blue wave

9 behaviors that could cut your risk of dementia by 35%

this is not your grandfather's kgb 
posted by skippy at 3:00 AM | 2 comments

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

wednesday nights

congo faces a new ebola outbreak

wildfire smoke: a serious health threat

shifting federal policies threaten health of trans people

and ohio bill would require teachers, health providers to 'out' trans students
posted by skippy at 2:30 AM | 1 comments

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

tuesday paranoia

domestic workers in seattle win the most comprehensive bill of rights in the u.s.

american society would collapse if it weren't for these 8 myths

cities sue trump for ending obamacare

the feel-good horror of late-stage capitalism 
posted by skippy at 2:30 AM | 1 comments

Monday, August 13, 2018

monday space

trump threatens government shut down ahead of elections

america's christian nationalists have been finding common ground with russia

the quiet skies: domestic surveillance at us airports

physicians aren't burning out, they're suffering from moral injury

posted by skippy at 2:30 AM | 0 comments

Sunday, August 12, 2018

sunday afternoon in the park

how the bottom half bolsters the us economy

meanwhile almost 80% of us workers live paycheck to paycheck

extremism on the ballot in 2018

minneapolis police told paramedics to inject people with tranquilizers
posted by skippy at 3:00 AM | 1 comments

Saturday, August 11, 2018

get it on (saturday)

purging minority voters is a gop tradition for 3 generations

starbucks has to pay california workers for drips of off-the-clock work 

self-driving cars are on a road to nowhere

beavers are invading alaska
posted by skippy at 2:30 AM | 3 comments

Friday, August 10, 2018

friday night, don't let it ever end

corporate ceo's took home more than you think

this summer's heat wave has fueled natural disasters around the world

us is most dangerous place in the developed world to have a baby

worms frozen in permafrost for 42,000 years come back to life

posted by skippy at 2:30 AM | 1 comments

Thursday, August 09, 2018

thursday angel

the european union had to use colorful flashcards to explain trade policy to trump

the alt-right is taking over renaissance fairs

gop congressman compared the americans with disabilities act to jim crow

these are the corporations behind trump's muslim ban 
posted by skippy at 3:00 AM | 0 comments

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

wednesday night waltz

tv ads for mid-terms pass $1b mark

disneyland agrees to pay its workers $15/hr

russians protest retirement age hike

new numbers from california highlight benefits of automatically registering voters
posted by skippy at 3:00 AM | 1 comments

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

tuesday p.m.

why the myth of the perfect meritocracy is so pernicious

fresh proof that strong unions help reduce income inequality

the worst case scenario has been obvious for a while

left politics can win all over the country
posted by skippy at 3:00 AM | 0 comments

Monday, August 06, 2018

monday song

the gop's minority rule

yes, normal republican elites are a threat to democracy

no, the mythical center isn't sexy

bothersome bystanders and self-driving cars

 
posted by skippy at 3:00 AM | 0 comments

Sunday, August 05, 2018

sunday afternoon

trump wants sanctions for kneeling nfl players

trial runs for fascism are in full flow

5 ways to curb the power of corporations

trump's nativism is transforming the physical landscape
posted by skippy at 2:30 AM | 0 comments

Saturday, August 04, 2018

get down saturday night

trump is actually a very unpopular president

democratic socialism on the rise

the return of the super-elite

us turning its back on human rights
    
posted by skippy at 1:30 AM | 4 comments

Friday, August 03, 2018

This ought to be President Trump's anthem...



Robert Fripp might want to pummel me for this, though. Not that I'd mind...

posted by Jim Yeager at 5:06 AM | 2 comments

I can handle only so much political manure.


So here's some King Crimson -- from the guy who never seems to get enough of King Crimson...


Enjoy ...
posted by Jim Yeager at 4:50 AM | 0 comments

friday night star

portugal eschewed austerity. now it's having a major revival

major teachers union lawsuit threatens to expose james o'keefe's project veritas

how the republican party became the party of racism

ice: the making of the american gestapo 
posted by skippy at 3:00 AM | 0 comments

Thursday, August 02, 2018

thursday afternoon at the coach house lounge

it cost $189,000 to get a convicted child abuser a photo with trump

humans are altering seasonal climate cycles world wide

states slow to prepare for election hacking

young people are drinking themselves to death in record numbers
posted by skippy at 2:30 AM | 2 comments

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

wednesday night prayer

states with history of discrimination purge voter rolls more aggressively

brexit vote broke electoral law, says commission

how conservatives convince themselves the left is evil

women are having sex with ghosts
posted by skippy at 2:00 AM | 1 comments