But this is not the way to do it. The proper way, as always, is Thunderdome. Hillary vs Roger Stone – two jerks enter, one jerk leaves. Tell me that wouldn’t get eighty million households signed on for the PPV! How about James Carville vs Devin Nunes? How about the Battle of the Rhyming Bills – Bill Maher vs Bill Barr? I would pay to watch them bouncing around in those bungee chairs and slashing each other to ribbons.

“The cost for NBC was over $250,000 to build as it was all by hand and very detailed. The show almost put NBC into bankruptcy as the ratings were so terrible and the star of the show was this train essentially. Great piece of television history that belongs in a museum or a collection where it can be seen again!”



(The article is on IMGUR)

“The ruse included bogus tweets from former President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden, Mike Bloomberg and a number of tech billionaires including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Celebrities Kanye West and his wife, Kim Kardashian West, were also hacked. The fake tweets offered to send $2,000 for every $1,000 sent to an anonymous Bitcoin address.”

What happened, or so Twitter now thinks, is that some of its employees were hacked, and their permissions were used to gain access to the accounts of influential people. That takes a real criminal mastermind like the ones in the comic books. But unlike comic book masterminds, these guys didn’t seem to know how to monetize their iniquity. The couldn’t really have expected many people to fall for the obviously phony “send me a thousand and I’ll send you two” scam, so it’s not clear what the point was meant to be.

I’m not convinced that this half-hearted crypto-currency scam, which apparently netted only $117,000, was the real endgame. Maybe they didn’t intend to “score” this time. I guess it could be a gambit by the intruders to test their methods, or perhaps to demonstrate their power, like when the Joker takes over all of the Gotham City TV stations just to prove he can do it. Or they may have posted the bitcoin scam as a red herring to cover up their data mining in Twitter’s servers. Time will tell. But it seems at this moment like they wasted access to vast power.

Gov. Kemp bans cities, counties from mandating masks

UPDATE:

Georgia governor Brian Kemp sues the mayor of Atlanta over the city’s mask mandate.

I do have words this time. His justification is absolutely ridiculous. “This lawsuit is on behalf of the Atlanta business owners and their hardworking employees who are struggling to survive during these difficult times. These men and women are doing their very best to put food on the table for their families while local elected officials shutter businesses and undermine economic growth.” All of his points are totally irrelevant. The mask ordinance does not prevent anyone from going to work or opening a business, or anything else, for that matter. It merely requires that people wear a mask while doing so. You want proof that America’s education system is failing? All you need to know is this: Brian Kemp graduated from college.