No doorways, no windows, no walls
No shelter here on the ground
No standing and no safe place to fall
Just the promise of this distant sound
Bells are ringing all over the world

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Linkee-poo girds for battle

Catherine Shaff-Stump gives some more WisCon goodies. This time with realistic injuries vs super characters.

Did we tell you the name of the game, son? We call it riding the gravy train. The new Halo is actually the old Halo, with a Halo code on top giving better rendering. If you want it. (pointed to by Dan John)

Well, that solves that mystery. A short comic trailer on why George Lucas made such terrible prequels (hint, it wasn't really him). Bwahahaha. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

The politics of food and fair trade right here in the US, land of the exemplary. (Grokked from Steve Gould)

Because minimum wage is just too much to pay. So, whenever another conservative touts the whole, "But the people have spoken and they want…" tripe again, know it for the tripe it is. Ohio passed a constitutional amendment setting our minimum wage and defining who should get it. Now our legislature is trying to redefine just who would qualify. Proud of the conservatives and their Tea Party fueled victories yet?

Dear Florida Governor Rick Scott, You're right. Taxpayer money should not pay for someone's drug addiction. That's why I'm sure you'll agree all elected officials who receive salaries or payments for their work in government (ie. tax payer money) should submit to a drug test upon election and to randomized testing there after and make all results public record. And as to the sale of your urgent care clinics to remove any taint of conflict of interest. You should have done that before the bill became law. As it is now, you'll receive a higher price for your interest. That's a direct benefit. That's corruption. (Because of the State of Ohio laws, we do random drug tests and yearly training for our employees, however our elected officials are not included in that, which, yes, I disagreed with.)

Really? Editing a wikipedia page post screwup to "make" what you said true? Didn't any of these people actually read Orwell's "1984"? Fuck all. Next are we going to be photoshopping people off the dais? Hey, Palin fans, you do know that wikipedia keeps the history of page revisions, right?

And Fox News doesn't get all huffy about the mixups of the past (including identifying Republican congressmen involved in scandals as Democrats, or some of the completely off the wall crawlers, or quoting Onion stories as if they were real), but let someone mess up the Sarah Palin graphic and it's "Off with their heads." Now, to be fair, Fox News has said they regret some of the earlier errors and would do their best to stop them. But I don't remember them using this language before. Hmm, I wonder who they're backing in the primaries?

And finally, some context between "their" (al Jazeera) and "our" news. Similar articles could be written comparing even Canadian news and the US, not to mention European and Asian news versus ours. "And I channel surf over to the American cable news and mostly find fluff or de-contextualized reports…" Yes, that. Bread and Circuses, folks. Can I get a loaf of sour dough? Ha, look at those clowns. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

And before anyone comments about it, yes, I know Roman Circuses were a different animal than modern circuses. The line was used for comic effect and satiric comment.

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