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

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Linkee-poo is sharpening its cleavers and its knives and drinking all its whiskey by the pint

Always be branding.

Jim Carry's graduation commencement address. There's something I never thought I would type. (Grokked from George Takei)

With climate change we expect storms will grow stronger (storms are the Earth's way of dealing with excess heat/energy). Think it hasn't happened yet? How about tennis ball sized hail. (Grokked from Matt Staggs)

George Will just doesn't get it. This time it's about his article stating that the sexual assault rate is overblown and can't possibly be 1 in 5 women.

Best healthcare in the world, my ass. There's two charts you won't see on Fox News (until a decade from now where they can decry how bad Obamacare has been for our country). (Grokked from Tobias Buckell)

You know that idea that came out of the GOP's port mortum of the 2012 election that they needed to be more inclusive and reach out to different demographics? As the narrative progresses that part of why Cantor lost was he was perceived as soft of immigration reform, there goes that demographic. And as Rick Perry defends Texas' GOP endorsement of "reparative" therapy for homosexuality it makes you wonder just WTF Log Cabin Republicans are thinking. Guys, seriously, the party you're trying to help hates you. Not in a "boy, they make me feel uncomfortable" kind of way, but in a "why can't we stone them to death like we used to" way.

"Get this: The Las Vegas shooting that killed two police officers and another person was just an act. (Alex Jones) said that it was, 'absolutely staged' by the federal government." Um, Alex, when your "mind exploded with hundreds of data points", yea, those are typically categorized as "hearing voices". There's medication for that now. So, any conservatives still reading this blog, do you understand where we progressives get our impression that the Right is whackaloon? These aren't minor players out there. (Grokked from Matt Staggs)

And speaking of whackaloon conspiracy theorists, have you heard about the capturing of one of the people involved with setting up the Benghazi attack? You know, how it was all planned out to boost Hillary's chances in 2016, or distract from Obama, or… something. Only the treacherous expect treachery.

And about that Bundy Ranch thing, it appears to be spilling over.

It's all about the victory, none about the issues. Plus, as an economics professor, he should know he's wrong about "All I know is if you take the long-run graph over 200 years of the wage rate, it cannot differ from your nation's productivity." For the first 150 years he's correct, for the last 50 he's way off. I would make a comment about the general disconnect from reality that both conservative libertarians and the GOP in general has, but any more that's shooting fish in a barrel.

Jim Wright on the possibility of going back to Iraq.

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