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

Friday, July 10, 2015

Linkee-poo saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand walking through the streets of Soho in the rain

Heroin use is up, as are deaths from overdoses. Yet to see governments panic. I don't think everyone remembers what was necessary the last time heroin stole our citizens' lives.

The Hurdy-Gurdy Man, if that's not a title for next seasons American Horror Story is damn well should be. And before anyone posts, yes, I know a hurdy-gurdy is not what a organ grinder grinds, but that's what I grew up knowing as a hurry-gurdy.

There's this scene in Dharma and Greg where Greg's Dad (rich man), sitting in First Class, decides to take cookies to Dharma's parents (hippy) sitting in Economy. As he steps behind the curtain you can here him exclaim, "They pack you in like cattle back here." Yea, there's a whole new plan to do that. (Grokked from John Scalzi)

Mapping segregation as still evident in the 2010 Census (and the various updates). Pointed to because of earlier conversation and I worked on the Census.

Show me the money. Who is still poor, how many made it to low-income, middle-class, and rich from 2001 to 2011.

They burn churches, don't they?

There's a report that the gun used by the 5-time deportee who shot a woman on a San Francisco pier was registered to a federal agent. This story is like a rotting onion that you keep peeling and peeling away stinking layer after stinking layer.

The pros and cons of flying the Confederate Flag. Oh Onion, never leave us. (Grokked from John Scalzi)

This is the real meaning of "market forces" when a conservative says it. basically they want you to pay more. In this case, Lyndsey Graham thinks military retirees should pay more for their Tricare insurance. (Grokked from Jim Wright)

Part of the problem. Ministers who don't understand the religion they purportedly are evangelizing. "'Our goal is for them to discern whether God is calling them,' Lane said in an interview. 'We actually have no interest in them running unless they have a calling from God.'" Or, you know, an email from a political hack. Either one will work.

The Donald Trump (rich-man) clueless train keeps on rolling. Until now Donald's money has insulated him. Now in the public spotlight we can see just what a creepy portrait of Dorian Gray he is.

You know that thing were suddenly Congresspeoples realize that some amendment was slipped into a bill that nobody really knew about and changes some other law either effectively annulling it or modifying it to be meaningless. You know how one side claims the others snuck it in at the last minute, late at night, when nobody is watching and how that side then claims that no, everything was above board and we all knew what was going on and it's just sour grapes by the losing side. Turns out the side claiming the amendments were snuck in are correct. This isn't how the sausage is made. But apparently this is how the GOP runs the House. This is how Speaker Boehner does business. Not like they wouldn't try to sneak other things past the American Public.

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