What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Linkee-poo is working for the weekend

Alan Rickman's Severus Snape farewell letter. (pointed to by ChiaLynn)

Tepco official admits half of the Fukushima reactors suffered meltdowns to various degrees. Ya think? Well folks, we're heading up the second hill now. Now that most people around the world have moved on to fresher disasters. What's the second hill about? That second question, just how much (and what kinds) of radioactive materials leaked out. (Grokked from Catherine Shaffer)

Fox News and the 2012 Presidential Race. A lot of insider-baseball there in the NY Magazine. This article goes on the stack I have for when somebody tries the line about how Fox News is the only sane news around (and, yes, that's happened more than I wish to admit). (Grokked from Jay Lake)

Good news for art school grads. Again, not so much with the hiring of experienced designers.

Slactivist talks about the myths we tell ourselves. In this case, about faith based initiatives. Again, it's with the longing for a gentler time that never existed, a blinding of white privilege, and the ever popular "We are the masters of our own destiny" crap. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

Reality bites. The father of our current debt? G W Bush. Thanks, guy.

So, the Gingrich bill to Tiffany's looked to just be a "not an average Joe" attack (which is why I didn't really include it in any of my online or offline arguments against him - although I think I linked to it when Newt tried the spin that it proved his fiscal restraint). But beneath that smoke and mirrors lurked some fire.

Just fucking amazing. It's called "emergency spending" for a reason. And, to tie FEMA funds for Joplin (and other places) to "offsets" from a party that refused to budget for two wars (and instead made "emergency spending" legislation that was outside the budget to fund them) is, well, let's just say that if it actually came out that the right actually ate their own, I wouldn't dismiss it out of hand these day. Wow. Just wow. The word "callus" doesn't even come close. (Grokked from Erich)

Some infographics on selective war outrage. Republican Party, reality calling on line 3. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

This is why you should read all documents people ask you to sign. Considering most times I'm asked to fill out forms for a doctor's office I have about 3 minutes to do 15 minutes of paperwork, I'll admit I don't read them fully (as I do with most contracts, the company that handled my house closing was very upset about that). Also, here is the free market at work. Doctor's offices are under no obligation to try and take your rights away in this manner. The only concern is to cover their own asses. There are many permutations to your doctor owning any critique of their service, including stifling any malpractice suit (which would require you or your lawyer to write a critique). (Grokked from gabrielnovo)

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