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

Friday, February 26, 2016

Linkee-poo slides into Friday, face first, without style

The cartoon laws of physics. (Grokked from Dan)

Ah, Saint Caffeine.

Eyeball tattooing. Nope. (Grokked from Kameron Hurley)

How crazy are the gun activists? "The Iowa House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday that eliminates the age requirement for children to use 'a pistol, revolver or the ammunition' with parental supervision." Yep, that crazy.

On that note, "And please don’t get murdered at school today." (Grokked from someone, sorry)

Hey look, a good guy with a gun finally stopped a bad guy with a gun. And he only had to do it because of the weak protection laws we have. "First, Ford went to Newton, Kan., where he shot and injured one victim…" any guesses on who that was?

Fallout. "Dow Chemical is settling a class-action lawsuit over price fixing for $835 million, saying that the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia hurt its chances of success." Talk about your activist judges… I also love how they're still confident in their legal reasoning (for justifying price-fixing), but with Scalia gone they think his previous decisions are no longer valid. Um, that's not how the law works. (Grokked form Chia Evers)

On just how difficult it is to comply with the voter ID laws, especially when your poor, a minority, or have anything happen in your life which is outside what is considered "normal." And yes, they were designed this way, this isn't an unintended consequence. (Grokked from Hannah Bowman)

Why do I find the Trumpster's candidacy and campaign disturbing? "'Nationalism is the new thing, man,' said Jordan Voor… a Trump supporter… 'I just kind of want to watch the establishment burn… What’s the point of being conservative anymore? It’s a failing ideology.'" No, Mr. Voor, nationalism is a very old thing. Also, he said this at a Ted Cruz rally. My other comment on the article (which is mostly about Cruz's appeal in Texas and how he might have a fight on his hand to win his own home state) is the often referred to Alamo as not so much a rallying cry, but used a political allegory. You all do remember what happened at the Alamo and those that fought there, don't you? (Grokked from Robert J Bennett)

"Mr. Trump’s popularity with white, working-class voters who are more likely… to believe that whites are a supreme race and who long for the Confederacy… But it’s worth noting that he isn’t persuading voters to hold these beliefs. The beliefs were there — and have been for some time." (Grokked from somebody, sorry)

Poor Dr. Carson, he doesn't understand it when people ignore him. Seriously, dude, have you even been paying attention to the party you're supporting?

Just when you think Ted Cruz can't become even more of a dick, he proves there is no depth limit on his dickiness.

Well Mitch McConnell and Chuck Grassley will meet with Pres. Obama to discuss a SCOTUS nominee, but will tell him no to his face. Ah, having missed the best course of action (get a nominee through quickly, hold up the Constitution as your reason, and then get back to getting the base riled up about other things) they're now weakening on the second best option (to completely refuse to do anything on SCOTUS until next year). Good luck with that, boys.

Tweet of my heart: @merriehaskell "Part of our job is to provide a space for our students to stretch... if all we do is meet their expectations they're not going to do that." (ed: Mer further says it's from this speech)

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