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, December 22, 2015

Linke-poo, fa la la la la

An advice letter on being a script writer. (Grokked form CC Findley)

"Television's yule log has been part of American Christmases for almost 50 years. A lot of kids have opened their presents in front of that image of a roaring fire accompanied by 1960s versions of classic carols." The history of broadcasting a fireplace on TVs. Also, why sometimes the things that lose money are necessary for profit to happen.

The powerful waves of Lake Erie. Yea, I also like the lake when it's throwing up a storm like that. (Grokked from Janiece)

Heart-shaped (lead) boxes and the practice of heart burial. (Grokked from Alex Renwwick)

NPR fact checks the claim that Barack Obama precipitous withdrawal from Iraq led to the formation of ISIS.

"Dallas cops put Armaan Singh Sarai in jail for three days because someone mistook the solar panel on his phone-charging backpack for a bomb." Texas, you've got a fucking problem. I guess this one is only going to be cured when these kids sue the ever-loving snot out of your tax dollars. (Grokked from many people)

So, I guess in the craziness we now need to discuss, do Muslims and Christians worship the same god? If you want to accept the notion that to know the Father you need to know the Son (in the Christian concept of the Trinity) and therefore deny that Muslims do not have the same God, then you must also say Jews do not worship the same God as Christians. Which is fundamentally an idiotic notion. If God can be the Trinity, why can't God express itself in more than one way? If the God of Abraham is not the God of Christians, than theologically there's a lot of explaining to do.

So, just who are the evangelicals and just how many of them are there?

And then there were thirteen. "Even in his home state of South Carolina, where he had briefly led earlier this year, Graham has fallen down into the low single digits." (Grokked from Lizz Winstead)

See, Jeb! is just where he wants to be. Not like his campaign is in trouble or anything.

"'Donald Trump is going to ring in the new year with us and you're going to hear from a bunch more of the 2016 contenders,' (Fox News host Eric) Bolling said." Finally, a holiday special to rival the Star Wars' Life Day Special. I wonder if the DNC will file a "fair access" complaint? And in other Eric Bolling news, he apparently believes that Democrats are as conniving as Republications.Sure, he only thinks that Chelsea Clinton timed her second pregnancy to help her mother's chances of getting into the White House, but only the treacherous expect treachery. Seriously, 1) way to objectify women as only opportunistic wombs, 2) I'm surprised he didn't bring up the possibility that she only refused to get an abortion to help her mother. Waste of human flesh is Eric Bolling.

"'Wisconsin does not have a death penalty law, but with significant practice and careful aim, law-abiding citizens can help clean our society of these scumbags,' (Wisconsin state (R) Rep. Bob) Gannon reportedly said in the statement. 'Criminals no longer have any fear of our courts or our prisons, so it’s time that the citizens of this fine state stand up and fight back.'" Something in me wants to holler, "Hell, yea, they should all march on the State House and rid us of these scumbag officials who think vigilantism is an acceptable course of action." But I wouldn't do that. And in other Wisconsin news, local mayor hasn't gotten the memo that President Obama isn't a muslim. Oh, he's in his fifth term.

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