Monthly Archives: August 2015

Vox Uses Hilariously Inaccurate Photo On NRA Hit Piece


Vox Uses Hilariously Inaccurate Photo On NRA Hit Piece

Vox attached the logo of a New Deal agency to an NRA hit piece on Twitter Thursday, apparently confusing the National Rifle Association with the National Recovery Administration established by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933.

“The NRA’s president supported ‘sharply restricting’ guns in 1934,” Vox tweeted, with a photo of the National Recovery Administration logo attached. “Then things changed.” The story the tweet linked to was of course referring to the National Rifle Association.

“Journalism is dead,” remarked one twitter user who saved the tweet before it was deleted.

Once more for Vox’s edification: This:


is not the same organization as this:



Prehistoric sand dunes were buried and compressed into sandstone. Subsequent geologic processes brought them to the surface; erosion has given them their pockmarked appearance. I passed by these on the way to St. Thomas…thought they looked neat, so I stopped for a few minutes on the way back.

St. Thomas

Flooded by the rise of Lake Mead in the ’30s. Resurfaced by the lake’s shrinkage in 2003.

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She must be a hasher

bad-decision-bearsOnly a hasher would think this is a great idea:

Hero: Unable to carry on, woman chugs entire bottle of cognac at airport security

Consider this your evening palate cleanser, appropriately alcohol- and China-related in light of today’s drink-inducing rollercoaster ride on Wall Street.  Sorry aspirants — this year’s Alcohol Olympics are over, and we have ourselves an undisputed gold medalist. Raise the flag and strike up the band:

We’ve all been stopped at airport security with a forgotten bottle of water, which we can either toss away or drink quickly in front of airport security. But what happens if that liquid is not water, but an entire bottle of European cognac? For airline passenger Miss Zhao, there was only one solution: slam it back at once. Zhao was transferring to a Wenzhou flight at Beijing Airport at noon on August 21 when she was stopped at airport security. A worker told the woman in her forties that she was not able to bring the imported cognac through the security checkpoint in her carry-on. As it was too late to transfer the cognac to her checked-in luggage, Zhao did what any responsible person that hates wasting food would do: she sat down in a corner and drank the entire bottle of cognac herself.

But to paraphrase Hillary Clinton’s top spokesperson, it seems as though Ms. Zhao didn’t quite think this “solution” through:

That created a new security problem though, and it had to do with the bottle of cognac that was now inside her. Zhao started acting wildly and yelling incoherently. Due to her massive inebriation, when Zhao fell to the floor, that’s where she stayed. When police arrived at the scene, they decided not to let her board her flight out of concern that she had become a security risk to others and herself as Zhao was travelling alone. Zhao was taken to a convalescence room and was checked out by a doctor. It wasn’t until 7pm when she sobered up and realized what she had done. Zhao was eventually released by police to her family who had come to Beijing Airport to escort her home.