Hollywood writers are going to strike. Bad move.

This happened this week (from the Los Angeles Times)

In a sign of rising labor tensions in Hollywood, members of the Writers Guild of America voted overwhelmingly Monday to authorize a strike just a week before the union’s contract is set to expire May 1.

Although the vote is largely seen as a negotiating tactic to put pressure on the studios, it moves the union one step closer to a work stoppage that would have widespread repercussions throughout the film and TV industry.

The guild said 96.3% of the 6,310 writers who cast ballots voted in favor of the measure, which gives leaders the authority to call a strike if negotiations fail. The union said 67.5% of eligible WGA members voted, describing it as “a historic turnout.” The union has nearly 13,000 members.

During the last writers walkout in 2007, members voted 90% in favor of granting a strike authorization.

They might want to reconsider, because someone has downloaded screenplays into a computer and let AI come up with a script. I’m not kidding.

Here’s the first result:

And here’s the second:

I’ve said it before. When Skynet becomes self-aware, we are screwed. But even more screwed than we would have been a year ago, because Skynet is going to look at the orange babyman and his supporters and say, “Hell, no!”

To Ann Coulter, scam artist, ‘free speech’ = make a buck off the rubes

Am I missing something here?

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter said Wednesday that her planned speech at the University of California at Berkeley this week was canceled amid mounting concerns about potentially violent protests.

Coulter said in an email that the Young America’s Foundation canceled her appearance scheduled for Thursday, ordering her not to go to the Berkeley campus. The university realized that the group “wasn’t serious and dropped ongoing negotiations over a room,” she wrote. “Everyone who should be for free speech has turned tail and run.”

The university sent a message to the campus community Wednesday in the midst of uncertainty over whether, or when, Coulter might come to campus. After the university originally canceled her speech for Thursday and instead invited her to speak there next week, Coulter had vowed to speak anyway; with the university not offering a venue, campus Republican groups had been discussing her possibly appearing on a public plaza, where security would have been challenging.

I think Coulter is a troll and her followers are brainless meat puppets who love having her vomit into their head cavities. (Big reveal: There’s nothing Coulter can say that I would want to hear.)

But the baby fascists told mama Nazi not to show up because the mean liberals wouldn’t provide a venue, that Coulter and her minions were going to trash?

Really?

She doesn’t need the university to give her a room. If her free speech rights are so important to her, why doesn’t she just hop on a bus, walk to the middle of the campus, rear up on her hind quarters and spew? Is she under physical restraint? Did someone chain her to her dungeon?

Is she afraid to show up?

Because people who believe in free speech, and not out to make a cheap buck off of drooling pump trumpets and rushbots, will go into a dangerous environment and put their lives on the line.

Here’s how it’s done:

So, Ann, I dare you to go to Berkeley, I double dare you, you cheap grifter.

The appeal of conspiracy theories

And while we’re on the subject of conspiracy theories (via Jezebel):

Chobani—the Greek yogurt manufacturer owned by Hamdi Ulukaya—has filed a defamation lawsuit against right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his inflammatory website InfoWars, claiming that Jones’s network (which includes a blog and YouTube channel) falsely connected the Chobani factory, which is based in Twin Falls, Idaho and makes a practice out of hiring refugees, to the sexual assault of a five-year-old girl.

The company says that Jones has repeatedly ignored requests to remove slanderous statements, which include blaming a child’s sexual assault on Chobani’s refugee employees and claiming that she was raped at knifepoint by a group of Syrian men. (A child was in fact sexually assaulted, though not raped by the legal definition, by two minors from Iraq and Sudan. The perpetrators were not refugees employed by Chobani.) InfoWars also asserted that Chobani employees were responsible for a “500 percent increase in tuberculosis in Twin Falls,” a claim with no merit.

Meanwhile, I believe Rupert Murdoch drinks the blood of virgins to stay alive. Makes as much sense as deadly yogurt companies.

Castaways are jerks (the Hookerpiss edition)

He really can get people to talk about anything. And if you want the full Monty of delusion, you can either look at this:

Or click here, and read this. It’s a doozy! (One highlight: Did you know the orange menace gave the greatest speech ever delivered on the floor of the House of Representatives?)

(An aide talks about the president’s address to Congress.)

TRUMP: A lot of the people have said that, some people said it was the single best speech ever made in that chamber.

In Lugenorange land, Daniel Webster ain’t shit!