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

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Linkee-poo it's a brand new year

The Founder's Bible by the liar David Barton. No, not the Jeffersonian Bible, which was a real thing. Nor the Bibles used by any of the actual Founding Fathers, but the book that retrofits US history, retells some very discredited lies, and makes logic jumps that would make Evel Knievel jealous, to tell a story about Christianity being the founding principle of the US. (Grokked from Jim Wright)

The "crazy pants liars" post all the kids are talking about. (Grokked from many people)

Sure, there's no war on women. The representatives of the GOP think that if a woman exposes a nipple, say to breast feed her child, any guy around should be able to both ogle and or grab at it themselves. You just can't make this shit up. I guess what I'm wondering is if this bill (which supposedly does protect breast feeding) actually demands women wear padded bras. Cause at least in my life I've seen a lot of nipples, not all of which have been bared on purpose. Also, I have man nipples, does that mean I need to wear two undershirts? (Grokked from Jim Wright)

"So California's utilities want to pay new solar customers less for their extra electricity and to add new monthly fees." It's not exactly only about solar. Here in Ohio our utilities want to add fees to help pay off our nuclear power plants and some coal fired plants they built 10-20 years ago which haven't made money.

You know how Iran was just using the agreement negotiated with the Obama Administration to just fool the West? Like how they're moving quickly to transfer their stocks of enriched Uranium to Russia so they can… uh, something something something mushroom clouds over Tel Aviv and New York. A nuclear program is very expensive, and it doesn't really give them any more advantage than they have now (that their arch enemy was taken out by the US) and would make them a much larger target.

To be fair to Jeb!, the police did shoot a lot of black men last year. It's easy to get confused about them, especially when you really don't care.

"The Bundy family of Nevada joined with hard-core militiamen Saturday to take over the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, vowing to occupy the remote federal outpost 50 miles southeast of Burns for years." This will not end well. They say this is all about upholding the Constitution, but that's just so much crap. See, they think they won at the Bundy Ranch, and now, drunk on power, they're expanding their stupidity. At best they will all end up in jail. They think they're starting the Revolution, and my guess is they will see exactly what happens to "revolutionaries" in a Constitutional Democracy. (Grokked from Robert J Bennett)

No ABC News, armed separatists occupying a federal building (no matter how small) is not a "peaceful protest." Or, as Genevieve Valentine ‏tweeted "Want media coverage of your armed takeover of a government building to be smoothly sanded-down? Try Whiteness(tm)!" (Grokked from Chuck Wendig)

The people are looking for martyrdom. Although it's interesting that there were unable to recruit even the father and son who this protest is nominally about to join their cause. Although I guess they do have copies of the Constitution with them in there. Maybe with the extra time they'll actually read it. (Grokked from CC Findlay)

"Seventy-three percent of whites said they get angry at least once per day, compared with 66 percent of Hispanics and 56 percent of blacks… Republicans are angrier than Democrats. Sixty-one percent of Republicans say current events irk them more today than a year ago, compared to 42 percent of Democrats." It's almost like there was a supposed news outlet dedicated to making people upset. A news outlet that was mostly watched by conservatives. I mean, that might explain it. Or maybe "Overall, 52 percent of the country said the idea of the 'American dream' no longer holds true. The group most pessimistic about the thought that anyone in the country can work hard to get ahead is Americans between 45 and 64 who are thinking about retirement… Very rich Americans earning household incomes above $150,000 were the least angry income bracket. The poorest Americans earning less than $15,000 were the most angry." So basically, the people who uphold the "bootstrap" theory of success are now getting pissed because they're finding out that it was a lie all along. However, since the framing is skewed, they just think it's the opposition which is holding them back. Or that other people are "taking their country away from them." But unfortunately they didn't ask just what made them angry. (Grokked from Chuck Wendig)

Tweet of my heart: @namirari #WhitePrivilige means no going to sleep tonight wondering if there'll be a spike in hate crimes against people who look like Bundy tomorrow.

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