Catherine Shaffer and the giant internet hand of spanking.
It's good to know that no matter how far we think we've progressed as a society, we can still ban books. Vonnegut's Slaughter House Five? Really? Crude language and adult themes are inappropriate for an upper-level English course? Truly, Republic, MO district school board, you have your heads up your asses if you think your kids haven't already been exposed to even worse. Also, the person objecting to having the books doesn't have children within the system. I'm all about openness and inclusiveness for opinions, but making your decision based on "advocating principles contrary to the Bible" 1) isn't an acceptable argument to ban a book and 2) can not be reasonably made by someone who isn't being exposed to the material as they have no standing. (Grokked by Jeffrey Beeler).
The problem of the income inequity. Oh look, major problems happen when we destroy the middle-class and concentrate wealth in the top 1% (also with examples on how unfair that really is). (Grokked from Jay Lake)
I think I need to start drinking more often. I'm getting close to Professor Farnsworth's quote, "I don't want to live on this planet anymore."
The Economist on some Tea Party cognitive dissonance. "The tea-party movement has spent the past year arguing that stimulus doesn't work and cannot, by nature, create more jobs or economic activity. The idea that a major tea-party figure can turn around and make a bog-standard argument for defence spending on Keynesian grounds testifies to a startling capacity for cognitive dissonance." (Grokked from someone, but I lost the link, sorry)