And they come with no warning,
nature loves her little surprises.
Continual crisis!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Linkee-poo has the Sunday Blahs

So, this morning I was watching "Meet the Press" and John Boehner. He was asked about his opinion of Newt Gingrich, as Newt is the current front runner. The Speaker of the House, someone who worked closely with Newt back in the day (and lost his position for opposing Newt) declined to comment. Actually, what he said was "I have a busy job and I don't have time to pay attention to the political race," or something like that. Really? The Republican who holds the highest elected office in the party, and office that is two-steps away from the Presidency, who has the time to send an aid to meddle in Ohio's redistricting, he isn't paying attention? He doesn't have an opinion of a person he work with for years? Complete and utter bullshit.

John Scalzi is gathering feed back on Whatever. Go let him know what you think of this past year's performance. Cry havoc and let slip the comments of snark!

The reverse gender gap. Not sure I completely agree with some of the "why is this happening" speculation in the article, nor with the "zomg, it's everywhere" or with what people may take from it. Namely, "well, we solved that gender inequality thing, no need to worry about it." Not that this is surprising to me, I'm pretty sure (without adding it up), I've reported to more women than I have to men in my career. As to the quote, “We’ve arrived at the top of the staircase… only to discover a cavernous room at the tail end of the party, most of the men gone already, some having never shown up — and those who remain are leering by the cheese table…", that's a whole 'nother problem. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

And, as a surprise to no one, Joe Arpaio claims the DOJ allegations are a "sneak attack" and just politics. Given all the crop of the past year, we all know this drill, don't we? We all have our Scumbag-Claims-He's-A-Scapegoat Bingo Cards ready, right?

Fox News intentionally reports rumors/speculation as facts? Shocked, shocked I am…

So, have you noticed, that for the GOP to shout from the TV Talk Show roof-tops that America deserves a government that doesn't kick the can down the road, every since they got the majority in the House, that's all they've been doing? You did notice that we had another "potential government shutdown showdown" last week, right? Yeah. Neither did many people. The boy has officially cried "wolf" one too many times. And remember the push that bills should be about one subject or that you'll have 3 days to read the final legislation before there's any vote on it in the House? How's the GOP doing on any of those promises? How's the Tea Party doing holding their GOP representatives to keep to those promises?

Thinking of the failures of our elected representatives, it's not longer okay to not know how the internet works. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

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