Showing posts from April, 2017

Did Nazi That Coming

CJ-Moki here. To mark the 72nd anniversary of Adolf Hitler eating his gun, I will provide my analysis of the various pathetic (neo-)Nazi groups throughout American history:

Since the foundation of the NSDAP in 1920 and the establishment of Nazi Germany in 1933, various bigots, white supremacists, and all-around jerks of the world have embraced Nazism, a far-right ideology with beliefs firmly rooted in asinine hatred and pseudoscientific bullshit. According to Nazism, having light-colored skin somehow makes you an "aryan", which apparently means you are somehow genetically superior to other people (Keep in mind that racialism has been thoroughly debunked).

Sadly, since 1924, various Nazi groups have appeared in the United States. The notable of them (listed in order of when they were the most prominent) are as follows:

Free Society of Teutonia - October 1924 - October 1932
Founded by Nazi propagandist Fritz Gissibl and possessing a measly membership of 500 people, the "Fr…

100 Days Later

CJ-Moki here. Here's my analysis of President Trump's first hundred days:

Since Franklin Delano Roosevelt coined the term on 24 July 1933, the "First hundred days" of a U.S. President's administration has been considered an important part of their presidency, which sets the stage for the rest of their Presidency.

Today marks the hundredth day of President Trump's administration, which has... Not gone well, to put it lightly.

Last year, Trump released "Donald Trump's Contract with the American Voter" (archive here), in which he made at least 28 different promises for what he would do within his first hundred days. However, by 21 April, Trump slammed (archive here) the "First hundred days" standard that he had used:
No matter how much I accomplish during the ridiculous standard of the first 100 days, & it has been a lot (including S.C.), media will kill! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2017 In addition, he posted this

Web Archiving

CJ-Moki here. here's a post about a topic that I find really interesting:

Some of you might have heard of something called web archiving. According to Wikipedia (and as its name implies), Web archiving is the process of collecting portions of the World Wide Web to ensure the information is preserved in an archive for future researchers, historians, and the public. Archiving is usually done through the use of "crawlers", or bots that automatically go over certain pages to archive them.

The two most well-known web archive services are as follows:

The first is the Wayback Machine, a crawler that has been functioning since 1996. The Wayback Machine stores various "snapshots" of webpages on certain dates and times, preserving the page for future looks. The Wayback Machine is interesting to look at old versions of well-known webpages (such as the Nintendo website, circa 1996).The second is, run by a former Russian figure skater. In contrast to the Wayback M…

Horrendous Leadership

CJ-Moki here. Here's a Trump tweet (archive here) from 2013:
Be prepared, there is a small chance that our horrendous leadership could unknowingly lead us into World War III. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 31, 2013
Of course, there's already a /r/EnoughTrumpSpam thread about this with 250+ upvotes:
Well, he did warn us. from EnoughTrumpSpam
CJ-Moki, signing off. As Ted Frank put it,
It's like Trump insulted an old gypsy woman who cursed him to live out his tweets.— (((tedfrank))) (@tedfrank) April 9, 2017

Hold Him to the Truth

CJ-Moki here. Here's a tweet that that President Trump made this morning:
The Fake Media (not Real Media) has gotten even worse since the election. Every story is badly slanted. We have to hold them to the truth! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 17, 2017The tweet in question (archive here) features Trump calling for "The Fake Media (not Real Media)" to be "[held] to the truth!"

Reading Trump's Twitter page shows that he regularly retweets the Drudge Report and Fox Twitter accounts, so we can assume that he considers them to be "Real Media".

As for what Trump considers to be "Fake Media", he lists five notable news sources as being "The FAKE NEWS media" in a tweet (archive here) from 17 February 2017:
The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2017 In addition, Trump notoriously told a CNN…

Organized Rallies

CJ-Moki here. Here's a tweet (archive here) that President Trump just made:
Someone should look into who paid for the small organized rallies yesterday. The election is over! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 16, 2017
Just so you know, Trump appears to be referring to the Tax Marches, an international series of protests pressuring Trump to release his tax returns. However, the Tax Marches were neither small, nor attended only by paid protestors.

Immediately afterwards, Trump made this tweet (archive here):
Our military is building and is rapidly becoming stronger than ever before. Frankly, we have no choice! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 16, 2017
Here, Donald Trump is blowing a "dog whistle", AKA sending a message to his followers that will go over other people's heads. In this case, I think he's trying to say that protest (even small gatherings, as he perceives the Tax Marches to be) should be fought by armed forces.

Like a good old Fascis…


CJ-Moki here. Here's a delightful Tweet from ASAN (the Autonomous Space Agency Network):

LOOK AT THAT, YOU SON OF A BITCH— ASAN (@ASANspace) April 12, 2017 A printed version of the tweet in question (archive here) was actually flown into space by ASAN, thus making this the first known protest in space. A video of the physical version of the tweet being sent into space is embedded below:

CJ-Moki, signing off. Let's see how long it is before Trump makes an angry tweet about this.

America Deserves Better!

CJ-Moki here. Here's a word about a little experience I had on Reddit:

A few hours ago, while browsing /r/EnoughTrumpSpam, I came across a post by Redditor Oursisthefury528. He had apparently seen a protester carrying a sign in front of the Lincoln Memorial, a monument dedicated to a Republican President who actually did some good things for the country (the Republican Party was different back then). Oursisthefury528's post is embedded below:
First Time in DC, this man made me feel as patriotic as everything else I saw today. from EnoughTrumpSpam
I feel kinda stupid saying this, but I feel like this kind of picture might appear in (digital) museums 5 decades or so from now.

CJ-Moki, signing off. As an antipatriot for 155 days by this point, rare instances of sensible people like the man pictured above give a little encouragement to take action.

Incompetence Center

CJ-Moki here. Here's the White House Press Briefing for today (starting at a horrifying point):
As transcribed (archive here) by the official White House website, Sean Spicer stated the following:
"I think a couple things.  You look -- we didn't use chemical weapons in World War II. You had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn't even sink to using chemical weapons." While Spicer is correct in saying that the United States did not use chemical weapons during World War II, he erroneously stated that Adolf Hitler did not use chemical weapons either.

The Holocaust Museum's online Holocaust Encyclopedia describes the poisonous gas used to murder Jews in concentration camps as being "chemically manufactured", effectively disproving Spicer's bizarre statement.

In addition, a while after Spicer mad the "didn't even sink" statement, he made the following quote:
"I think when you come to sarin gas, there was no -- [Hitler] was not usi…

20-12 Vision

CJ-Moki here. Here's a Trump tweet from way back in 2012:
Now that Obama’s poll numbers are in tailspin – watch for him to launch a strike in Libya or Iran. He is desperate.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 9, 2012
Replace "Obama" with "Trump", and "Libya or Iran" with "Syria", and you've got what happened last night. As Redditors DeanerFromFUBAR and Dr_Ghamorra put it:
Comment from discussion Ratings are so low. Trump is desperate....
CJ-Moki, signing off. We need to get the Hypocrite-in-Chief out of office, ASAP.


CJ-Moki here. A word about something that President Trump just did:

Apparently, earlier tonight, Donald Trump decided it would be a good idea to launch 59 missiles at a military base in Syria, a mind-bogglingly reckless move for the President of the United States.

...I don't even know what to say about this. The motives for bombing the military base are hazy at best (it's not like we're at war with the Syrian government), but this was supposedly a strike at the Syrian government for poor human rights conditions in the country.

While I think there's been bad news literally every day since Trump got elected, I don't think it's ever gotten to this new low (before this point).

CJ-Moki, signing off. Let's hope that Trump doesn't do something this careless again.

CJ-Moki Live: Now With Better Headlines!

CJ-Moki here. A word about something that happened yesterday:

Yesterday, at a favorite gathering place of mine, I got to see John Cook, the co-founder of GeekWire, a popular news company detailing tech startups and other aspects of geek culture.

This was not my first experience with Cook. Back in 2015 (shortly before that year's GeekWire Summit), I had a short interview with Cook, where I discussed subject matter that I don't recall.

During this meeting with Cook, I got to talk with him about several different things. I got to discuss ways I can make my blog better and more well-known (For example: Using better headlines, taking advantage of search engine optimization, etc.). Cook told me that he would subscribe to my blog, which would effectively double my subscriber count.

I'm really glad that I got to meet Cook, and I wonder what he'll think about my blog.

CJ-Moki, signing off. It's not every day that you get to take personal advice from the co-founder of a nota…

The Interview List

This list intends to serve as a reference for interviews of Donald John Trump, in chronological order. I plan to edit the list to accommodate subsequent interviews. "Interview of Donald Trump". The Washington Post, 1 June 1980."A 33-year old Trump talks NYC real estate in 1980". Today, 21 August 1980 (embedded below)."Donald Trump Interview on Larry King Live". Larry King Live, 2 September 1987 (embedded below)."Playboy Interview: Donald Trump (1990)". Playboy, 1 March 1990."Interview with Donald Trump". Saturday Night with Connie Chung, 6 April 1990 (embedded below)."'John Miller' Call". People, 1991 (embedded below)"Donald Trump at 1991 House hearing on U.S. Economic Recovery: Depression vs. Recession". C-SPAN, 21 November 1991 (embedded below)."Interview with Charlie Rose and Donald Trump". Charlie Rose, 6 November 1992 (embedded below)."Primetime Live: Donald Trump". ABC News, 10 March…