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

Friday, November 25, 2011

Linkee-poo thinks it's beginning to look a lot like November

Exposing the cost of health care. I think I've said it before, to have the "free market" functions conservatives think will work well, doctors' offices will need to install price boards. Like the ones they have in fast food restaurants. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

The New Yorker on "we are the 1%." (Grokked from Morgan Locke)

When Black Friday goes bad. Just an informational note mace /= pepper spray. They can have the same effects on people (actually, pepper spray is worse because it's meant to get into your air passageways). And now, watching the noon news, it looks like there a bunch more problems with black friday shoppers. (Grokked from Dan)

"As for all of that inspirational, up-by-their-bootstrap talk you hear on the Republican campaign trail, over half of the near poor in the new tally actually fell into that group from higher income levels as their resources were sapped by medical expenses, taxes, work-related costs and other unavoidable outlays." Were as, according to those fun Americans at the Heritage Foundation those "poor" and "near-poor" have "roughly 14 of 30 amenities." I guess the think those "poor people" should take their next cruise vacation to some Central American countries to see how the poor "really live" and stop being whiners about not having enough food, or being one-paycheck away from homelessness. Wow. I guess the conservative are now armor platting that bubble they want to live in. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

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