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

Monday, November 5, 2012

Linkee-poo early morning Mondays

Edit to the edit According to a friend, yes, this is a parody site. Edited to add this link. The Romney Megaprayer Site to win the election. Um, yeah, Bob. Except, you know, none of that shit is true. You know that, right? But, hey, if it makes you feel better. But here's the thing. Let's look at this as an experiment. If Romney wins, prayer works. If not, all you people better become atheists. But that won't happen because they'll just say, "not enough people prayed, more evidence the USA is going to hell in a handbasket" or "we didn't believe hard enough." That's what they'll tell themselves as they weep into their sacramental beers (one can only hope). Want to know what will work? Go out and vote. All of you. Yes, you too Anonymous Cassie (if you're still reading). (Grokked from Ferrett Steinmetz who comments, "Congratulations, Republicans. I can no longer tell what is satire and what is not") end edit

David B Coe learns the hard way that sometimes "butt in chair" time isn't as easy as it sounds. So been there. Take this weekend. Please.

Chuck Wendig with the Battle Song of the Storyteller. Oh yes. This.

Okay, want to read something about how amazing humans are? Here's a story about how tablet computers were dropped off in an Ethiopian village and within 5 months the kids there, who had probably never seen a printed language, had not only begun teaching themselves English, they also hacked the systems to access the cameras. Very cool. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

Former Mayor Rudy Guiliani thinks that if government heath insurance (I think he mean Obamacare, which isn't the same thing) requires coverage for birth control, it should also cover Viagra. Only thing is most insurance companies already do. And while they may not cover it for just a doctor's prescription, most will cover it with an actual diagnosis of full erectile disfunction (check your own certificate of coverage for details). So, yeah, Giuliani is a moron. Here's your sign. (Grokked from the Slactivist)

The IRS is missing in action regarding pursuing churches that may have stepped over the separation line. And yes, it is wrong no matter which candidate they may endorse. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

So, think the left is being all hyperbolic about the intense anti-intellectualism of the right? Here's an ad in S. Dakota that sums it up. Apparently getting outside of the state, getting two post graduate degrees, speaking at international summits and attempting to address what will become known as the major problem of the century (global climate change) are all reasons why you shouldn't be elected as a state representative. Yeah. While quitting college to take care of the family farm has all those nostalgic notions and all. Apparently it also gives you the background to leave the state to represent in the federal government. Or something like that. (Grokked from the Slactivist)

Saturday's link salad from the Slactivist point out for not only all the great links (that I didn't grab for this linkee-poo) but also for the great photo mashup of Mitt Romney and Dolores Umbridge.

And another Slactivist links post. This one on the prevalence of racism in the GOP and how it's struggling with the misogyny to see which will win out. I'd like to say he's wrong, and for some street level members maybe he is, but the institutional structure certainly he's dead on.

Not content with setting weekend early voting hours that would make those "church to polls" activities as hard as possible (Sunday voting didn't open until 1pm, at least 1 hour after most church "late" services are done), now John Husted is trying to change the rules about provisional ballots. Look, it's called "the law", as Sec. of State, you might want to actually learn about it. For a party that believes in "the law" they certainly have been trying to not follow it this year. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

Look, real voter fraud. "While allegations of voter fraud or faulty voting machines are common during a busy election, Clark County Registrar Larry Lomax said this is the first time in his 15 years on the job that a voter has been arrested for trying to cast two ballots." Oh, wait. It's another Republican. Never mind. Move on, citizen, nothing to see here. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

And now, a political tweet with links. "@gregvaneekhout: Voter suppression should be considered treasonous." After a while, it begins to look like a pattern, you know.

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