PATRICK MCVAY

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Hacktivistas

Not so long ago (in geological time), I mused in these very pages about how the word “activist” had lately evolved from noun to suffix, used to describe crusading of certain stripes. Unlike “gate,” a suffix applied to various crimes and inconsequential misdemeanors (Deflate-gate being a recent example), “activist” only applies to words ending in the sound “ack,” such as kayak. You might paddle out and form a chain of boats around an island in the middle of the Quabbin Reservoir to protest rattlesnakes (“Deport Rattlers To Arizona!”), but no NPR reporter worth her salt is going to call you a “canoeactivist.” You’re either a “kayaktivist” or you don’t make the news.

Back when I wrote that post, I somehow missed the essential label “hacktivist,” which just yesterday surfaced on NPR to describe the hacker organization “Anonymous.” Where have I been? Hacktivist even has its own Wikipedia entry (something I don’t yet have, which is a real embarrassment to me).

Apparently I don’t pay enough attention to the rise of hacking, except when it involves cigarette-induced coughs late at night outside my home office window, which, if I may say so, really raises my hackles.

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Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Trumpian Tweetage Haiku Continuum

 

 

Investigations
Republican Congressmen
Two wins now in doubt.

 

Dems love Sessions now
Same thing: lyin' James Comey
Saint-like. Really sick.

 

Russia: "nothing to
do with meddling." Why isn't
Hillary looked at?

 

The Special Counsel
Is UNCONSTITUTIONAL
I’ve done nothing wrong

 

 

The phony witch hunt

The soon to be released book
Looks like a big hit

 

Fake News Media

Together with the witch hunt:

My best poll numbers

 

“Caravans” coming

Must go nuclear option.

NO MORE DACA DEAL!

 

We don’t have a wall

Not going to have a country

FUND THE BORDER WALL

 

Trade Wars are good and

Easy to win. They get cute?

Don't trade; we win big!

 

Gun-adept coaches

Weapons-talented teachers

Instantly Shooting

 

Promote the Fake Book

Mentally Deranged Author

False Information

 

Now that collusion

With Russia: a total hoax

FBI/Russia

 

Kim Jong Un, I too

Have a nuclear button.

And my button works.

 

 

Tax cut/Reform bill

Massive Alaska Drilling

Incredible Year

 

 

United Nations

Sanctions on North Korea

World wants Peace, not Death

 

 

False Accusations.

Women I don't know. FAKE NEWS!

Collusion. Russia.

 

Army Navy Game

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF'S TROPHY

Congratulations

 

Pelosi/Schumer

He's bad on Crime, Life, Border.

Vets. Guns. VOTE ROY MOORE!

 

 

Time Magazine Called

Prob'ly "Person of the Year"

I took a pass. Thanks!

 

The Christmas Story

Mother, Father, Baby Son

Jesus Christ. Bahrain.

 

Matt Lauer just fired

When will top executives

Be fired for Fake News? 

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