insolentmonkey
Badmonkey
insolentmonkey
Jul 25 2019
11

Yeah, I come from a military family covering every branch, and my parents/grandparents/etc. who have served are kinda embarrassed by the endless adulation. To them, they provided a service to the country purely out of something they wanted to do, but don’t want to be spotlighted everywhere they go, especially since Read more

Jul 25 2019
180

Not just that - blue lives mattering is codified in law. If someone shoots their neighbor, they’re going to jail. If that neighbor is a cop, their sentence is automatically higher. If a cop is killed, the entire force expends all of its resources to find who did it. Everybody knows blue lives matter, anyone who needs Read more

Jul 25 2019
51

I have to confess, I got through half of this article before my head started to hurt and I stopped. Read more

Jul 25 2019
15

Hawley is a big candidate for “Trumpism after Trump”. Trump’s voters want someone they see as more successful than themselves, so his elite pedigree may not be a hindrance. Inconsistency in his message won’t bother people who’ve supported Trump. Ranting about “cosmopolitans” is a dog-whistle and everyone knows it, and Read more

Jul 25 2019
63

This may be the briefest post I’ve ever made on an education-related matter: The research skills of incoming college freshmen have been deteriorating, year-on-year, at least since I began teaching fifteen years ago—and likely long before that.

The average 18-20 year old’s ability to initiate, sustain, evaluate, and Read more

Jul 25 2019
156

Much as I always want to revel in the utter incompetence of these idiots, this half-assed explanation actually makes me think that they got fucked with. You really can’t find that image accidentally. Searching google images for “presidential seal” in a variety of ways turns up shitloads of... the actual presidential Read more

Jul 24 2019
131

Real life isn’t a fucking Aaron Sorkin show. There are no such thing as thunderous monologues that win the day. Read more

Jul 24 2019
1

Every time I see a sad Doc Gooden story, I think about just that.  He was set to be one of the all-time greats and is the ultimate “woulda been”.

Jul 23 2019
17

That wasn’t my intent and I’m sorry if it comes off that way. I was trying to illustrate that sometimes you get lucky and the switch flips.

Jul 23 2019
33

Man the younger generation has no idea how good Doc was in his prime. Imagine Pat Mahomes doing this. Dude was electric and the face of MLB. Read more

Jul 23 2019
196

The 49ers are not a San Francisco team anymore. Santa Clara is a town far away from San Francisco that has its own merits, but the 49ers are just another guy on the peninsula who says when asked that they live in SF, then when pressed as to which neighborhood, admit Santa Clara. Santa Clara is not San Francisco. Read more

Jul 22 2019
117

Okay, odds are I will never get married or have kids. But in the rare chance that I did both (. . . or either, I guess), I’ve always imagined that there would come a day when I had to explain what the heady zeitgeist of the Clinton and Bush eras felt like. Read more