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

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Linkee-poo green grow the rushes, oh

Remember that "pandering" article I linked to earlier? The discussion has expanded and is still continuing.

We have always fought. The women Kurdish fighters, 7,000 strong, who are fighting against ISIS. (Grokked from Josh Parker)

"If you go by their declarations and promises, meat producers are drastically cutting back on the use of antibiotics to treat their poultry, pigs and cattle… According to the Food and Drug Administration… sales of antibiotics for use on the farm increased in 2014, just as they had for most years before that." Wouldn't the Free Market solve this problem? I mean, they only promised to do it to avoid heavy regulation. It's like nobody really believes in Free Market Principles, especially those who like to wave them around at others. Why, it's almost like they lied to the public to keep from having to do what they know is best.

It all comes down to statistics. While I don't doubt that Obamacare's formula needs adjusting (not repealing), this is really a feature, not a bug.

"Both protests claimed to win the day with the farters saying they effectively neutralized the impact of the mock shooting, and the pro-gun activists saying the counter-protesters made fools of themselves." The Austin, TX open-carry/mass-shooting "protest" means a protest of students with dildos and fart-guns. (Grokked from Will Wheaton)

The President helps bring a climate change addressing agreement over the threshold. Start the GOP freakout in 3…2…1… (Grokked from John Scalzi)

The last post, when I said people were banging the Fear drum pretty steadily and loudly for a while, here's the reason for it. My own (GOP) Senator unconsciously speaking truth.

"Donald Trump went on a series of rhetorical rants on Tuesday morning, saying he does not mind comparisons to Adolf Hitler and tussling with morning show anchors about his proposal to temporarily ban all Muslims from entering the United States, calling his approach more akin to what Hitler's American contemporary (President Franklin D. Roosevelt) did during World War II." Here's the thing, most people have realized and come to grips with the fact that what FDR did by rounding up people and putting them into camps was a huge mistake and betrayed our American values. Trumpster then goes on to demonstrate that he's completely out of touch with what is actually going on in the country. The US muslim community has been very instrumental in investigations regarding radicalization. (Grokked from Jim Wright)

Another reason to hate Ted Cruz, "Ted Cruz using firm that harvested data on millions of unwitting Facebook users."

Tweet of my heart: @TSElibot The years between 50 and 70 are the hardest. You are always being asked to do more, and you are not yet decrepit enough to turn them down.

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