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

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Linkee-poo, if you're compelled to go spinning be sure your spindles are steel, let liberty be your motto and glory will turn your big wheel

On the difference between Hollywood's Ancient Rome, and the actual Rome.

Meritocracy my ass. Smart poor kids less likely to graduate college than mediocre rich kids. Another study to show what we already knew (and one that the people who don't know this will never read or believe). (Grokked from Ferrett Steinmetz)

We're boned.

Yes, Virginia, small town America is chock-a-block full of teh crazy. "The two-term mayor of a small Ohio town has apologized for alleging that 'blacks have all but formally declared war on whites' (among other things saying the war has started) in a Friday Facebook post." I'll bet he gets re-elected.

"The Alabama Justice Project has obtained documents that reveal a Dothan Police Department’s Internal Affairs investigation was covered up by the district attorney. A group of up to a dozen police officers on a specialized narcotics team were found to have planted drugs and weapons on young black men for years." And that's where this story starts. It goes downhill from there. The good news, there was a group of police officers who tried to expose the other officers. Unfortunately their police chief and the district attorney were in on the corruption. (Grokked from Stewart Sternberg)

Putting the Christ back in Christ-ma-Christ. Because too much is never enough. (Grokked from John Scalzi)

There's this moment that we expect computers to become self-aware. But, the opposite happens in humans. Dr. Ben Carson on Syrian refugees. Seriously, read that second paragraph and try not to make the curious dog head tilt at the cognitive dissonance and blatant un-awareness of self and politics going on there.

Not only does Eric Bolling of Fox News double down on Trumpster's thousands of NJ Muslims celebrating after 9/11, but goes one further saying "they were tipped off." It's like Fox News pays bonuses for who can be the most idiotic conspiracy theorist. Oh wait, they probably do.

To all the people who cheer to the Trumpster's statement about killing the terrorists' families as well, you do know you're endorsing a war crime, and legitimizing the terrorist's tactics, right?

The Trumpster just uses people for his own purposes. This isn't new. He's been doing it for years.

The conscience of the conservative. Sen. McCranky "GetOffaMyLawn" Pants will be troubled by voting to kill Obamacare and the expanded Medicaid services, but fuck the poor, he'll do it anyway.

The conservative right lies to promote their pre-conceived ideas about Planned Parenthood? Shocked, shocked I am… Next you'll be telling me they support contraception. (Grokked from John Scalzi)

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