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, February 17, 2012

Linkee-poo get ready for the Nyquill

Rick Santorum is practically the definition of "google bomb." And now you know why. It's a wonder that it hasn't happened to the whole damn GOP presidential field. (Grokked from Vince)

Yeah, the Tea Party's grass roots millionairs.

The top 10 low point of Darrell Issa's contraception panel. "6. Having to watch a mostly male group of religious zealots try to impose 19th-century views on contraception on American women and girls." that pretty much says it all, doesn't it. Here's the thing that most progressive miss, when conservatives are soundly defeated and shown to be on the wrong side of history we think the issue is settled. For conservatives (especially social conservatives) issues are never settled. They just hold a grudge and wait for everybody to go home to hold their votes in the dark. (Grokked from AbsoluteWrite)

For those youngsters out there, want to know just how fucked up the Cold War was? We tested launching an ICBM from a C5 Galaxy. If you don't know what those acronyms mean, we proved we could launch a an over the pole, low orbit, nuclear missile out the back of a flying truck. Just because we could. Not like we didn't already have land fixed, mobile, and submarine based launch systems. And in the 70s we were looking at tactical nukes in Germany, England, and Turkey.

John Scalzi fairly well makes the point about the 1%. Yes, they do have a wide variance in that 1%, but even the bottom 1% of the top 1% is doing better than 99% of all of us. So bitching that you can't get beluga caviar on alternate Wednesdays, or that the "keeping up with the Joneses" is killing your $1000 a month wine budget, yeah, not going to get a lot of sympathy. And really, I don't mind that your rich. I don't envy your money (or the social cliche you move in, I have enough exposure to that that I don't think a thousand washings could take care of). But if I have to "pay my share" and "tighten my belt" to get by, maybe you should also suck it up, Buttercup.

Jim Wright does a much better job summing up the current GOP primary than I could. Frankly I think you'll get drunk faster and longer using Jim's game than by taking a shot every time Patrick Stewart does the Picard Maneuver in a STNG rewatch.

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