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

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Linkee-poo is feeling all vernally and balanced between light and dark

Why affordable housing is a myth, in one chart. You know if conservatives are so hot to "end government dependency", then there's going to need to do something about the income inequality. Because without it, people won't be able to live. (Grokked from the Slactivist)

Native Americans are split on Alaska's oil drilling debate (aka opening ANWR and the coast). Noted not for the obviousness (traditional life versus hospitals, roads, and a good living), but for the notation that the real thing driving this is that Prudhoe Bay is almost played out (pipeline is running at 1/3 capacity).

Because of course the race of the person proposing/endorsing the legislation has nothing to do with how vociferously people oppose it. Except that it does. Especially for social conservatives. And now we have the research to prove it. I expect Fox News to start the discrediting smear campaign against Michael Tesler in 3… 2… 1…

For a party that likes to throw out the label of communist, who really behaves like one? (Grokked from the Slactivist)

"Homosexuals and transgender people are largely shunned in Indonesia, a Muslim-majority country of 240 million people, and attacks against gay people by Islamic hardliners are common." Well, that's something conservative evangelicals have in common with their ideological conservative brothers in the Islamic world. From an article on our President's nanny while Obama lived in Jakarta. The nanny also happens to be transgender. (Pointed to by Dan)

Also, the count of advertisers to request their ads not be run during Rush Limbaugh's show is now up to 140. And Rush has caused collateral damage. "The advertisers have also requested to be excluded from other right-wing hosts including Michael Savage, Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity… because they have been 'deemed to be offensive.'" All that remains to be seen is just how long this lasts. (Pointed to by John)

Winter ice in the Bering Sea is more southernly and more extensive than normal this year. Cue the climate denialist who will conveniently ignore the last paragraph, "The Bering stands in stark contrast to the rest of the Arctic ice cap, where sea ice extent was below average… Ice cover was down drastically on the Atlantic Ocean side of the Arctic… where ice-free waters were 4 to 8 degrees Celsius… above the norm," in 3… 2… 1… (Grokked from Jay Lake)

Tweet of my heart:
TheDailyEdge: Woman Selling "Don't Re-nig!" Sticker Says She's Not Racist. Which Would Be More Believable If She Wasn't Such a Fucking Racist

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