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

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Linkee-poo goes to ask Alice, I think she'll know

Just as a PSA, because we're one week out from the election you're about to see a flood of political advertising that is demonstrably false. But you're going to see it because one side knows that by the time anyone gets around to stopping them or challenging them, the election will be over. An example, in case you need one. And here's (prospective Majority Leader) Mitch McConnell who says at one moment that they won't repeal Obamacare and at the same time states "'Well, it's the top of my list…'". And, why it's important to actually, you know, vote. I'll also ask it here, "Which party keeps their members in lock-step with their ideology?" 'Cause the GOP keeps saying it's the Democrats, but that's not what the empirical evidence shows.

Oh, and it'll probably mean almost all of my links will be of a political or sociological nature.

They have always fought.

Six things you might not think are harassment, but definitely are. (Grokked from Mary Robinette Kowal)

Wow, that's meta. "'Many American citizens are simply dumb,' (Bill O'Reilly) said. 'They don’t know anything. And when you don’t know anything, you’ll buy anything and propaganda rules.'" I just… there aren't words. Of course he meant that "because the GOP isn't in charge of everything all the rest of you are pinheads." But, yea, this is like the total business plan of Fox News. Buy any gold lately?

"When a business tells you that they are more concerned with your safety than anything else, beware. They are not being honest. They are hedging their own bets, and following the advice of lawyers hired to protect them from lawsuits arising from accidents." Mike Rowe on workplace safety.

When will the Conservative Christians (and Christians and Conservatives), not to mention all those who mouth, "We need to secure our border" disavow and condemn all these violent people in their ranks? When?! See what I did there, flipping the narrative.

So, you know that argument against the new AP History guidelines that Manifest Destiny might have been more about white privilege than anything else? Well, no need to go to history for examples because people are still fighting for the cause of Manifest Destiny. First, to carve out a better life from the American Indian, and now the World. And, you'd think this kind of stupidity might be easy to dismiss, but this jackhole is a regular commentator and interviewee on what we're told is the most popular news network in this country, not some dinky backwater low-power FM station.

I think Jon Stewart just had an orgasm. Sarah Palin may run for office, again, despite the "haters." The Liberals are "'out there playing the politics of personal destruction,' Palin said. 'They do want to destroy personally those whom they disagree with.'" We don't have to do anything, Sarah, you're pretty good at self destructing. All we need to do is just like last time, give you a national stage and eat popcorn while we watch the fireworks.

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