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Jeb Bush #RightToRise Twitter Campaign Goes Flaccid

On January 7, Jeb Bush issued a challenge to all of his “followers” on Twitter: Show your support for the Jeb Bush for President campaign by posting a message with the #RightToRise hashtag. “Is something holding you back from achieving your #AmericanDream? Tell us! #RightToRise”.

The tone of the responses has not been quite what […]

Another Fox News Fail on Twitter

Fox News takes to Twitter again in an attempt to show popular support:

Only 113 for a nationwide network? Ouch. You’d think Fox News would have learned its lesson from its recent #OverIt2014 disaster. Asking its followers to describe all the conservative and Christian-oriented reasons they were glad to see 2014 bite the dust, […]

I am not Charlie Hebdo. The Kouachi brothers are not Islam.

Signs reading “Je suis Charlie” or “I am Charlie” have sprung up in demonstrations offline and online around the world in the wake of a shooting in which two brothers shot and killed 12 people working for the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo. The meaning intended by carriers of the “Je Suis Charlie” sign […]

Muslim Religious Extremist Violence And Christian Journalism

Journalists around the world are giving a great deal of attention to the killing of people working at a satirical French magazine. The attackers were Muslims angry about the magazine’s publication of blasphemous images of Mohammed, the central prophet of Islam.

This attention is justified, because the killings were a shocking reminder that religion is […]

What Was the Exact Moment When Peter Jackson’s Hobbit Movie Series Went Off the Rails?

J. Clifford’s one-image review of the new Hobbit movie by Peter Jackson reminded me that this third movie in the series had come out. I had forgotten, honestly, and that’s saying a lot. I have watched every minute of the making-of footage of each of the three Lord of the Rings movies by Peter Jackson, […]

Extraterrestrial Art History Opportunity

No, I’m not talking about aliens doing watercolors.

There’s an opportunity to mark the historical significance of earth-bound humans, but to do so on the planet Mercury.

There are five unnamed craters on Mercury, and the Mercury Surface Space Environment Geochemistry and Ranging Team is sponsoring a contest to determine names for them. Up through […]

A Final Light Bit of Activism For 2014

If you’re like most people, you’re winding down today, coasting to the end of 2014, so that you’ll have energy to begin the new year with more enthusiasm. If that’s the case, I suggest taking part in one final light and fluffy bit of activism before the ball descends in Times Square.

Fox News […]

Top 5 Up To Stories In 2014 News

Seen on Twitter: “Email marketing has an ROI of up to 4300% (Source: HubSpot)”

“Up to” is a wonderfully useful statistical phrase for people promoting flimsy schemes. “Up to” doesn’t promise that a number will be accurate for everybody, or even approachable by most people. “Up to” describes the highest value in a range of […]

The Interview Hack – An Inside Job?

Here on Irregular Times, we often debunk the ridiculous conspiracy theories that political extremists concoct to justify their absurd ideologies.

Tonight, I have a conspiracy theory of my own to introduce. It comes after watching The Interview, a movie starring Seth Rogen and James Franco.

It’s a terrible movie. James Franco overacts beyond the […]

Jim Webb Pursues Presidency With Anemic Communications

When Jim Webb announced that he is running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, he promised to wage a vigorous campaign. He said, in his announcement speech, “True leadership makes a difference. Results can be obtained, even in a paralyzed political environment, and in fact I believe we can un-paralyze the environment and re-establish […]

Free Color-In 2016 Electoral College Map

Yesterday, we had one of our Irregular Times readers pose an Electoral College challenge – could Jeb Bush actually put together enough state victories to win the general presidential election? To be able to address this challenge, it was necessary to refer to a list of the delegates that each state is able to send […]