Blame Comcast, Xfinity, or whatever it is it’s calling itself these days!

I have an unfortunate announcement today.

Because the most craptastic of all broadband services, Comcast (since rebranded as Xfinity) let me down last night, going out for several hours and only deigning to start working again a couple of hours ago, there’s no blog post this morning other than this rather annoyed announcement. So, if you’re jones-ing for your daily dose of Insolence, be it Respectful or Not-So-Respectful (and my original intention for this morning was Not-So-Respectful, which is always more entertaining, although too much of it gives the haters an opening to become tone trolls and complain about how mean and nasty I supposedly am), blame Comcast/Xfinity for it. I just hope that my Internet is working this weekend when I’m trying to finish off the grant application I’m working on. I’d hate to have to abandon the comfort of my home office to go into work just because Comcast makes me do it.

In the meantime, I leave as an exercise for the reader the deconstruction of a fun little rant by Rosemary Mathis, Vice President of Victim Support, SANE VAX, INC. Proving that SANE VAX is about as big a misnomer as calling Richard Dawkins a devoted Christian, Mathis invents a new syndrome out of whole cloth that she calls the “Post-Gardasil Syndrome.” She’s even written a post about it on that über-quack site to end all über-quack site,, entitled, Post-Gardasil Syndrome – the new name for the spectrum of side effects following HPV vaccination. Basically, it’s a whole lot of speculation based on the abuse of the VAERS database and confusing correlation with causation. It’s truly an amazing work of crankitude. I just wish I had Internet access last night (or had saved the text before my Internet access went down) to do it justice.

So, my minions, do Orac a solid and let ‘er rip on this nonsensical post. Oh, and feel free to tell me your Comcast/Xfinity experiences, too. It’s gotten to the point where I’m seriously thinking of dumping Comcast, as we’ve been having outages lasting anywhere from a few minutes to a couple of hours at least once or twice a week over the last month or so. Given how much money I shell out to Comcast every month, I was getting well and truly fed up.