Let’s all celebrate incompetence

Police White supremacist gangs

There is a new blog post entitled, “The question should not be ‘Why Are Police So Bad at Their Jobs,’ but why is the criminal injustice system so bad at its job?

Alexander Sammon, “Why Are Police So Bad at Their Jobs?” American Prospect, June 2, 2022, https://prospect.org/justice/why-are-police-so-bad-at-their-jobs/


Work

There is another new blog post entitled, “By all means, cherry pick your studies on ‘work from home.’

Javier E. David, “Remote work may not be working any more,” Axios, June 5, 2022, https://www.axios.com/2022/06/05/work-from-home-elon-musk-remote-office-meetings


Elon Musk

It’s bad enough that Elon Musk does not seem to have outgrown puberty; I honestly think the man is seriously unstable. Twitter is an amusing annoying sideshow; matters such as selling cars that need to be safe and safely shooting people into space are somewhat more serious.

Will Feuer, “Elon Musk Threatens to End Deal With Twitter,” Wall Street Journal, June 6, 2022, https://www.wsj.com/articles/elon-musk-sends-letter-to-twitter-requesting-data-on-spam-fake-accounts-11654521207


Gun nuttery

United States

I’m really trying not to get too much into the weeds here because to do so is so blatantly pointless. No matter how many die, nothing really changes.[5] California demonstrates that something could be done,[6] but to think it will be done is simply delusional. Meanwhile, as the U.S. Supreme Court may well be set to loosen gun restrictions even further,[7] people keep dying, as mass shootings seem lately to have become some kind of a craze.[8]

Kanishka Singh and Daniel Trotta, “Nine dead in three mass shootings across United States,” Reuters, June 6, 2022, https://www.reuters.com/world/us/least-three-dead-philadelphia-latest-us-mass-shooting-2022-06-05/


  1. [5]Jon Allsop, “A massacre in Uvalde, and the ‘numbing script’ of gun-violence coverage,” Columbia Journalism Review, May 25, 2022, https://www.cjr.org/the_media_today/uvalde_shooting_media.php; Molly Jong-Fast, “Democrats Should ‘Do Something’ the Way the GOP Does Things,” Atlantic, June 1, 2022, https://newsletters.theatlantic.com/wait-what/62977fdd66d6b500218ffc11/biden-democrats-midterm-elections-gun-laws-uvalde/; Ashley Parker, Tyler Pager, and Colby Itkowitz, “From Sandy Hook to Buffalo: Ten years of failure on gun control,” Washington Post, May 22, 2022, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/05/22/guns-biden-democrats-buffalo/; David Siders, “‘It’s straight out of a playbook’: At NRA convention, conspiracy theories abound,” Politico, May 27, 2022, https://www.politico.com/news/2022/05/27/nra-convention-uvalde-shooting-00035842; Laurel Wamsley, “The U.S. is uniquely terrible at protecting children from gun violence,” National Public Radio, May 28, 2022, https://www.npr.org/2022/05/28/1101307932/texas-shooting-uvalde-gun-violence-children-teenagers
  2. [6]Shawn Hubler, “California Has America’s Toughest Gun Laws, and They Work,” New York Times, May 31, 2022, https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/31/us/california-gun-laws.html
  3. [7]Kevin Rector, “U.S. gun laws are getting looser, not stronger, despite more mass shootings,” Los Angeles Times, May 25, 2022, https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-05-25/mass-shootings-renew-calls-for-stricter-gun-laws-experts-say-the-opposite-is-coming
  4. [8]Kanishka Singh and Daniel Trotta, “Nine dead in three mass shootings across United States,” Reuters, June 6, 2022, https://www.reuters.com/world/us/least-three-dead-philadelphia-latest-us-mass-shooting-2022-06-05/

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