Tag: drones

When Animals Take On Drones – The Drones Lose!

Jeanne Moos presents  an outrageously funny video compilation  of drones meeting a bad end while trying to photograph animals. Sure the drones come in peace, they aren’t those kind of drones; but the critters don’t seem to care.  The flying gadgets look like dinner to an Australian eagle, who capably intercepts it and brings the…

Jon Stewart, Dan Patrick and Drones Love Obama!

There is no love greater than that of a drone for an American President, we just need to keep our killer drones in the Middle East terrorizing the people there not here. The troops who man those are heroes you see. Like snipers. Two beheadings are bad, but 100 executions are fine. Our snipers and…

Key & Peele Obama & Luther Address the Critics NSFW

Key and Peele’s skits with Luther the Anger Translator always give me the hope that one day, our patient, polite President will leap from his chair, or  podium and go ‘full Luther’ on the deserving.  For now, we have only the fictional Luther to express what must be going on behind Obama’s calm demeanor.  In…

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Drones & Balls

John Oliver takes the joy right out of the drone program for fans of the stealth weapons of indiscriminate destruction. Oddly, many Americans are widely accepting of drone strikes – on other countries, although we know very little about the program or what it actually does…A case of absence and ignorance making the heart a…

LA Sheriff drone shot down by Hockey fans

Not too long ago I was commenting upon the story that Amazon may soon be delivering packages by drones.  I wondered how many would actually make it to their destination without being shot down by gun enthusiasts. This story helps make that point though in this case it was t shirt enthusiasts who did the…

Smart bombs and smart girls, Lukovich cartoon

There is some unpopular pragmatism. Smart women create more democracy and drones work. Here in America it is not so much smart women, but smart people we don’t like. After all, they tell us many things we don’t like hearing. How much power does the media have?  In the early 2000s about 10% of us…

Texas flaw in Jeff Bezos drones delivery project

After hearing endless examples of why the drone delivery idea put forward by Jeff Bezos of Amazon would not work, I mentioned that all the examples about the FAA and such were superfluous compared to it having no chance of working in Texas as it would be just another thing to shoot. No tongue in…

The Drone Race, Toles cartoon

This is something I have been thinking on for quite some time now.  America was once ascendent with the atom bomb. We could use it when we thought necessary, even on an enemy who had NO AIR FORCE, NO NAVY, had retreated into it’s own borders and no longer posed a threat. But it only…