I've noticed lately that my reserves of piss and vinegar have been topped off. I apologize for my crude words, but sometimes you have to use them.
"The earnings of more than half of American authors fell below the US federal poverty level last year, according to a survey from the Authors Guild." Keep the day job. Next up, water is wet. the ocean is filled with the tears of authors. "The biggest decline in income over the period was for traditionally published trade authors, at 28%;" but wait for it… "earnings for self-published authors were down 25%." (Grokked from Justine Larbalestier)
The Slactivist blogroll. I'm name checked (or at least my blog is, thanks man), but there's a lot of interesting places to go there.
"Students are paying higher tuition than ever. Why can’t more of that revenue go to the people teaching them?" A great article covering more than our universities' moral failures of increasing the ranks of adjunct faculty, for which they barely pay minimum wage (if it even rises that far), but covering a lot of the crimes against the American Worker, all to benefit a few. But the majority is about just what it means to be an adjunct. Speaking from personal experience, they aren't focusing on the negative, this is exactly what it's like. (Grokked from Sheila)
The Red Cross attempted to shut down GOA investigation, instead winds up with a law for more stringent oversight. "Rep. Bennie Thompson… says, he received a letter from (Red Cross CEO) McGovern. She wrote to Thompson, ranking member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, and asked him to 'end the GAO inquiry,' according to a copy of the letter obtained by NPR and ProPublica. McGovern gave the congressman her private cellphone number and asked that he not communicate with her in writing." Good on you, Rep. Thompson. Good on you.
CSS can kill. Hahahahahaha. Every web developer I know can relate to that (graphic showing airline seats outside of airline fuselage). (Grokked from Ferrett Steinmetz)
It isn't just Red Green who loves duct tape. Or, who knew Red Green was practicing for a space mission? (Grokked from the Slactivist)
"After a hospital in rural Kansas announced last week that it will have to close, Republicans in Kansas may reconsider expanding Medicaid in the state." Strange what happens when shit gets real. Of course, it helps that the Senate VP is from Independence, where the hospital closed. Dear Sen. Jeff King, too late.
About those fantasy sports game sites… Actually was wondering this the other day, how much is "skill" and how much is "chance" in these "daily games." For me, it's mostly because the ads are so annoyingly "Bubba-masculine" fantasy trolling, and it's mostly targeted at kids who don't really understand how the world makes money off them. For the politicians, they see a new source of revenue. Because if there's anything worse, it's the greed of politicians who see a good opportunity to rake in money off the rubes, while giving the 1% more tax "relief".
So, how much can religious pastors make before we can start calling them the money changers in the temple? Apparently it's a hellalotta money. (Grokked for the Slactivist)
"In 2012, nearly three-quarters of Asian-American voters went for President Obama. But… 20 years prior… fewer than a third voted Democrat." While a lot of ink and air-time has been devoted to the Hispanic-American vote, the GOP has been losing minorities on all sides.
And the punking begins. In this case, a Jimmy Kimmel fan punks Donald Trump's fan and speaches. (Grokked from Dan)
"But Trump's supporters aren't with him because they want to hear the wonky details. They want someone to channel what they feel… And, right now, no one's doing that better than Donald Trump." So, if you want a clear insight into the soul of the GOP right at the moment, there's the spokesman.
And then there is the phenomenon that white nationalist groups find what the Trump is saying is quite aligned with their own position. While that doesn't make the (s)Trumpet a racist (not openly at least), but what he stands for matches to those who are openly racist.
An you know it's bad when Anderson Cooper loses his cool. This over the blatant (and poorly executed) attempt to spin Donald Trump's not countering a man who claimed President Obama is a muslim and not an American citizen. The real truth, the Trumpster doesn't really listen to anyone who isn't making him money or blowing sunshine up his ass. Seriously, it's like no one else has experienced an asshole, narcissistic CEO before. Also LOVE the "'You may laugh it off, but there are potential reports of Muslim radicals,' Dean said…" Potential reports! We're writing them right now! Also, remarking that he didn't spend "much time visiting "the Muslim world, because I don’t want to get killed," should be the next "Hope I don't get AIDS, just kidding, I'm white."
Why can't the people who actually did watch the Planned Parenthood video find the scene Carly Fiorina described. Because like most of the rest of the scandal (and a lot of what the believe), it's only in their little heads.
If my police chief wrote a post like yours, he wouldn't have even made it to the Council Meeting. Don't let the door hit you in the ass, fucktard.
Tweet of my heart: @POTUS Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It's what makes America great.