There's battle lines being drawn.
Nobody's right if everybody's wrong.
Young people speaking their minds
getting so much resistance from behind

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Linkee-poo begins the countdown

Filled with some final outrage for a year full of outrages expecting a New Year with even more outrages to come. I'll try and keep it clean, but I don't promise.

Neil Gaiman shares his new years wish for us all. Yes, that.

My own wish for us all, may we achieve all that we're possible of. May the world become a better place for our passage through it.

Vince's daughter comes up with a great idea for a tax. Every time one of our elected officials do or say something dumb, they have to pay $5. Vince, I think your daughter is being pessimistic about her plan, I think we'd have half the debt paid off in a month. It's an election year after all.

Jim Wright shares a great photo. Oh, yeah, it's also a part of his year end post about how nothing happened. Okay, well, at least all that bad crap those right-wings nuts said would happen, happened. I would ask if it was becoming incredibly obvious that the conservative blathering class is continuingly wrong, but I think there's a portion of our population that is addicted to that particular brand of kool-aid. About 30% of the population to be exact.

Oh for fuck's sake, now the Girl Scouts are suspect of "being lefty"? But then this is coming from a political party whose moderate candidate's son thinks it's funny to repeat a joke about President Obama releasing his birth certificate and grades (already did, and stupid conservative conspiracy crap) before his father will release his tax returns (mandated by law). And form a party that labels a president governing from a right-centrist position (Grokked from Jay Lake) as the "most liberal president EVAR!" And let us not forget that the whackaloon quotient of the far right continues to mount (Grokked from Jim Wright). Why people would listen to Victoria Jackson on politics, I don't know, but there it is.


vince said...

Thanks Steve. I'll let my daughter know. :-)

Have a right-wing-nut-job-free New Year's!

Steve Buchheit said...

Vince, you too. Unfortunately, given it being an election year, I think we'll be up to our collective armpits in whackaloons. Freeze-dried and other varieties.