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, January 6, 2016

Linkee-poo turns me right around, baby, right around

So, Speaker Ryan, now that you've lead the GOP Congress in their 6th Annual Circlejerk, can you actually do some actual work and help the American People? Yea, I know, but I thought I would ask.

On when the song dies, collective memory, the weight of the past, and carrying the dead. (Grokked from Terri Windling)

The Ferrett takes up the gauntlet dropped by Robert J Bennett and gives writing advice to middle-agers who want to make a living off writing. Short answer, don't quit the day job. And he tosses out two good truisms. "The dirty secret… is that the people who succeed are usually the most tenacious, not the most talented." That goes for everyfuckingdamnthing in life, just a hint. Also, "(Y)ou gotta put in the work. And you’ve got less time."

Gratitude, the new self-help selfishness that started out as selflessness. But then, really, would we expect anything else from the self-help movement? Also there is a large body of research how things like charity, paying-it-forward, donating time, etc all are done mostly to please the giver and make them feel better about themselves (I made a difference). Now, this is not to say you shouldn't do these things, or practice gratitude, but being conscious of our motivations and what we receive from these interactions is an important part of self-awareness. (Grokked from Terri Windling)

So, there's this theory that ancient Greek sailors used snakes as projectile weapons. Adds "throwing snakes, maybe catapult" to the list that includes, "setting hogs on fire and drive them at enemy".

He knows when you are sleeping, he knows when you are awake, he knows how long you've been using Windows 10, as in hours per day. (Grokked from John)

The mistake of using video of the Moroccan border in Trump's own commercial about the American border was "1000 percent on purpose." Yea. Sure. These are the people you want with the nuclear keys.

"'I have missed votes this year,' (Marco) Rubio said when asked about his voting record during an Iowa town hall. 'You know why? Because while as a senator I can help shape the agenda, only a president can set the agenda. We’re not going to fix America with senators and congressmen.'" And this is why the GOP wants a King, not a President. Seriously. This is a grade school civic's class fail. This is your bright, rising star conservative? Go home, GOP, you're drunk.

Ah, those fine upstanding citizens the militia has decided to rally around. Let me just give this hint to the Utah/Oregonian separatists, when you sell land, take cash money for it, it's no longer yours. You have to stop thinking of it as still being your land.

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