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

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Linkee-poo and I rise, like a bird, in the haze, when the first rays touch the sky

"Pretty girls and forest creatures: photography by Katerina Plotnikova". I'm pretty sure I've seen some of those compositions as book covers. Although whenever I see some photos like this, the scent of red fox comes to my nose unbidden. (Grokked from Matt Staggs)

The RadioLab episode on the Trust Engineers.

Whenever people talk about "technology will save us" I often picture one of these impractical weapons. That's technology folks, likely as not to blow yourself up as advance your cause. (Grokked from Matt Staggs)

"These freedom- and security-enhancing consequences are a hugely underappreciated aspect of the ACA." Hey look, Obamacare is helping people live their lives instead of being job slaves to get their insurance. And now you know why there's continued resistance to its implementation. (Grokked from Morgan J Locke)

"Texas State Representative Matt Krause (R, Of course) has proposed a law that would require the state to assign a lawyer to represent the fetus in cases where the mother is clinically dead and being kept 'alive' via life-support." I can not state how much I see this as abomination. And Jim back up where he thinks this law might be going by pointing out actual examples of where it has gone in other places.

"The Fox & Friends segment did not mention that the DHS 'Second Sunday & Faith Weekend of Action Toolkit' proposed that churches put on a health insurance fair on December 14, 2013 — which was over two years ago." And they will know they were Christians by their lies and hatred. Wait, that's not how that goes. So, aren't Churches and their Shepherd leaders supposed to help their flocks? Isn't there a quote about rendering unto Caesar what is Caesar's? (Grokked from Matt Staggs)

Well, of course allowing co-eds on campus to carry guns will stop rape. Just look how well concealed carry has stopped rape everywhere else off campus. I mean, rapists won't the able to carry guns, because of something. So this totally won't lead to raped women being killed at the end. And if we allow everyone to carry guns on campus, that'll help us stop rapists who may also carry guns, because then the police, as they're letting the potential rapist go because they can't stop people for carrying weapons, can give them a good talking to. That'll learn them.

Can't stop the crazy, Mal. So, Oklahoma, afraid of the new AP History test being all political and non-inclusive of all of America (read this as, not focused on "Amurkia, Fuck Yeah!") passes a bill through the legislature on what should be taught in schools. "But the bill also requires students to read the Ten Commandments, three speeches by Ronald Reagan, and one speech by George W. Bush. The bill does not include speeches from any of the last three Democratic presidents— Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, or Jimmy Carter." So, which one of these has the actual politicized and non-inclusive lesson plan?

You may have just though the conservative tendency to fleece the masses of their free cash was limited to just the gold hawking on Fox. You would be wrong. Turns out the various PACs are operating as mailing list generators and not spending the money they raise on politics (gee, I wonder where it goes?) and then sells your name to other scam businessmen that want you to buy all these other products. This is what's known as "shooting fish in a barrel." 'Cause if you've fallen for the conservative line, obviously you've got a lot of spending money you can lose on things like the vegetable seed vault to help you restart your gardens after the zombie/economic apocalypse that Pres. Obama so far has been thwarted in bringing about.

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