Hope you're all safe, dry, and warm. Unless you don't want to be. My own personal schedule is still all a flutter, so disjointed is my surfing as Yoda might say.
The wind map. A real time info graphic about wind speeds in the US. (Grokked from Jennifer Crusie)
Look what Sandy did. (Grokked from Miranda Suri)
So now that you've upgrade to CFL or LED lights and are realizing that it's really not that bad and you're using less electricity you think you're the bee's knees, eh? Not unless you're controlling those lights via an app you aren't. Okay, I love technology (for the most part), but at $60 a bulb, uh, no. (Pointed to by Dan)
"Since being elevated to second-in-command of the nation by his father in September 2010, Kim has reportedly been behind the dismissal of at least 31 senior officials." That's a nice way of saying Kim Jong-un had them offed. In this case, firing squad using mortars. (Pointed to by John)
You know, most states have varying laws about elections (who can and can't vote, what ID is required, same day registration, etc), but a campaign should have enough savvy to put together correct poll watcher education materials. Yep, the Romney campaign's poll watcher materials contain falsehoods. Considering their candidate, it's not so much of a surprise. Although the one of not identifying oneself properly could lead to a falsification charge. And those documents poll watchers sign in on? Yeah, those are official forms. (Grokked from Joe Hill)
And speaking of liars, Romney surrogate Norm Coleman said that if Romney were to be elected, Roe v Wade wouldn't be in jeopardy. Uh, yeah, Bob. Look, Ginsberg and Kennedy will probably retire in the next 4 years. If a conservative is appointed to their seats, that will tip the total balance of the court (right now, Kennedy is a moderate conservative, so the court is only "mostly" conservative). Yeah, you can expect a challenge to Roe v Wade to come up quickly, and then good bye safe access to abortion and privacy (Roe v Wade was actually a privacy case). So either Sen. Coleman is a blithering idiot, or he thinks we are. (Pointed to by Dan, who says "BULL SHIT")
I'm just astonished at the amount of blatant lying coming form the Right these days. Sure, there has always been stretches and pandering, but this year we've gone beyond the Obi Wan's admonition, that "It was true… from a certain point of view." It is just dumbfounding.
And, because it's being pointed out everywhere, remember Mitt Romney believes FEMA and government disaster relief is "immoral." I know he meant "unethical", but still. (this link grokked from Ferrett Steinmetz)
Well, that didn't take long. Whackaloon preacher says hurricane Sandy is God's wrath for teh gay. Of course this preacher also thinks Romney is in the gays' pocket as well, because if it's one thing they're known for, the Mormons love teh gayz. I am seriously starting to blame the push in the 80s to close state psychiatric hospitals. Wait, I know what it is. See, with all the Gayz it's getting hot in here (or is it just me?), and that's driving global climate change. I get it now. (Pointed to by John)
Alligator Quotient: With frickin' lasers, man.