Author: Gnerphk

I am The Gnerphk, writer extraordinaire, opinionated, radical, and extremely humble by nature.

F&L 2020: Is Uncle Joe Senile?

Opinion

Let’s face it:  As long as Uncle Joe has been campaigning, his foot’s been in his mouth as often as not.  Heck, given his repeated plagiarism, sometimes it’s someone else’s foot.  …Or is that him being creepy?  I lose track.  But that’s O.K., I guess, because so does he.

In any other campaign season, the candidates would need to be out on the road (more…)

Hydroxychloroquine and COVID-19 (with a note on the AAPS)

(EDITOR’S NOTE:  We are not doctors.  At best, we’re debunkers of internet myths and news commentators.  If you’re reduced to getting medical advice from an upjumped social media blog like this, you really need a better PCP.  And no, that’s not medical advice any more than the rest of this is; it’s just informed opinion.)

Everyone’s got a position on HCQ, but most of you haven’t bothered to review the facts first before choosing which ground to stand.  For a disturbing number of people, it’s enough that Donald Trump endorses it.  (I blame our national trait for this — a uniquely American optimism.  -Editor)

To be clear:  It’s bad enough that people who esteem Trump highly will take his medical advice; he’s certainly no doctor.  What’s terrifying is that people who believe Trump is (more…)

The Not Fake News Update: 31 July 2020

Television news and internet feeds all seem to report continuously on the same disasters over and over, inundating with crises and negative news until we start to burn out.

Well, friends, we’ve got you covered.  The Not Fake News presents a lovely list of all the crises and negative news that major media forgot to mention.  So sit back, relax, and start reading! (more…)

Quick Reminder

Editor’s Desk

If you’re paying attention to the headlines, you’re seeing a lot of bad news these days.

What with COVID-19 to start with — there’s no way we’ll get good news from a nasty pandemic — and then China and Iran being militant, not to mention Russia messing with our elections again, it’s easy to feel inundated by the horrors of life on Earth right now.  Every new story just adds to the pressure until it feels like we’re buried in an avalanche of ills and awfuls.

So I’d like to take a moment to remind you of some things you might be forgetting: (more…)

It’s Meme Season Again

It happened in 2016, and we were shocked at how easily we got played.  Now it’s happening again, and we’re playing along — again.  In case anyone asks:  This is why we can’t have nice things.

For those of you with short memories (more…)

TNFN Announcements: Board, and Mugs

The Not Fake News now has Editorial Oversight and Advisory Board.  Nick Maloney and McKenzie Kieth have joined us to offer their wit, erudition, and sense of perspective going forward.

One of the dangers faced by the press is the potential to misuse the power of the written word, whether to unfairly promote one’s own bias or, as often, causing unintended harm through irresponsible reporting.  The Board exists as a way to keep us honest, to provide a voice of reason when called for, and to help rein in any excesses brought on by caffeine overdose. (more…)

Under Color Of Law

“If we desire respect for the law we must first make the law respectable.”
– Justice Louis Brandeis, Supreme Court of the United States

Since TNFN posted our opinion piece on the use of unmarked vehicles by unidentified officers in apprehensions and detentions in Portland, Oregon, we’ve been able to confirm some additional points of interest and establish a timeline of events.  This grants a new perspective on the so-called abductions, on the lawsuit filed by Oregon A.G. Ellen Rosenblum, and on the bills now before Congress aimed at halting this activity.  Please note the scope of the article is limited to this specific issue.

(Before continuing, we advise you make yourself familiar with the piece linked above for a consistent basis in the facts of the matter.  -Editor)

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Homeland Abductions In Oregon?

With respect to the apparent suspension of the Writ of Habeas Corpus in Portland, Oregon over the past few weeks:

Members of the U.S. military (it is asserted) are rounding up and detaining uniformed protesters on the streets.  This has been reported in Portland for some weeks now, and a few recent videos appear to demonstrate the truth of it. (more…)