Though I saw it all around
Never thought I could be affected
Thought that we'd be the last to go
It is so strange the way things turn

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Linkee-poo think someday he have everything, even pretty girl like you

Kids these days. Why, back in my day we had special rooms for computers to exist in. Nine photos from the dawn of the school computer lab era. Spent both time in these, and monitoring them (when in college). (Grokked from John)

There's an underground amusement park in Transylvania. Because why wouldn't there be. (Grokked from John)

So, there's no conservative war on women, eh? Roll the tape. The super cut of sexism on Fox News. And this is what the conservatives broadcast to the world.

Beloit College's cultural touchstone list is out.

The Maple Syrup Mafia. Or not. Actually, it's a cartel which has benefitted maple sugarers, including the guy profiled who wants to sell his syrup on the open market (but probably at the price point set by the Federation). Again (you might remember the almond grower who is also in trouble) there will be people who believe in a "free market", but they always have benefitted from the organization they're fighting against.

Of some relevance to the Planned Parenthood debate, Gray's Donation. That's a Radiolab episode that talks about parents donating their child's body parts to science. A troubled pregnancy, the unexpected birth and then death of a child. Their eventual donation of tissues, and then following up with those institutions that received parts. While not fetal tissue donation, but this shows how these things actually happen and how the people who receive the tissues consider them, and the potential benefits for all of us.

The very definition of privilege, the exemptions being made for Rand Paul to run for both his Senate seat and to run for President. Also note how someone who is always for local control is now suddenly in favor of federal regulations and standardization. And that would be Sen. Paul himself.

"Iowa radio host and influential conservative kingmaker Jan Mickelson unveiled an immigration plan that would make undocumented immigrants who don't leave the country after an allotted time 'property of the state,' asking, 'What's wrong with slavery?' when a caller criticized his plan." I just don't have the fucking spoons for this election cycle. (Grokked from Ferrett Steinmetz)

But then, Dr. Ben wants to use drone strikes to secure the border. Dear Doctor Ben, the quote is, "Nuke them from orbit, it's the only way to be sure." What's next, stick their severed heads on spikes to create the Eyes of the Morrigan along the border?

A parable for the current presidential election (don't forget, there's another general election between now and then). "Robie's Country Store, in Hooksett, N.H. has become an almost ritual stop on the presidential campaign trail… But don't actually try to buy milk and eggs here. The store closed for business in 2013… Even with Robie's closed, the place is still doing a brisk trade in would-be presidents. Five Republican contenders have already dropped by this year…"

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