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

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Linkee-poo, when I die and they lay me to rest, gonna go to the place that's the best

On why there are so many new publishing imprints. (Grokked from Mrs. Tadd)

"'It's the biggest timber frame structure in the world,' the Ark's founder, Ken Ham, told me on the top deck of the Ark -- which will include an upscale restaurant." You know, like Noah had in the "original" Ark. So I'll wait for the first lawsuit regarding Ham's hiring practices. The Ark was built with some state funds.

So, a few years ago Mississippi promised to get to the bottom of the murders of civil rights activists that inspired the movie Mississippi Burning, they're throwing in the towel. "'It's just gotten to the point that it's 52 years later and we've done all we can do,' Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said Monday." Fancy that. Look, the international court just convicted what will probably be the last Nazi brought to justice while alive. I think we can do better.

Apparently with the RNC coming to Cleveland, the Sherwin-Williams company is going to replace the Lebron James sign on their building. I'm sure this won't cause any problems within the local community (quickly invests in touches and pitchforks). (Grokked from Dan)

The Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant is now scheduled to close in 2025. Having been built near several fault lines in California, this plant has always been a major issue. But now maybe we will have a discussion about what to do with all the waste from nuclear power's "clean" energy production.

"'As much as I appreciate everyone's concern over our finances, when you look at it in totality year-over-year, we're doing really, really well.'" Well, yes, compared to last year when the campaigns were just starting, $1.3M is doing really, really well. You now, compared to $0. But June's fundraising has just been "incredible." That's probably true, it's incredibly low as many of the main cash cows are sitting it out. However, they then have that much more to plow into their various Super PACs.

The problem with an society overly entranced with sports, "'The main reason that I'm (prosecuting two athletes for marijuana and weapons charges) is that I refuse to ruin the lives of two young men who have spent their adolescence and their teenage years working and sweating while we were all home in the air conditioning,' (District Attorney Jerry) Jones said." Unfortunately when people talk about how our system is broken, they're not talking about this.

NC Governor's office sets up hotline to shame Attorney General for being difficult to find while the governors office ignores several public records requests. So "missing in action" isn't something the governor's office should be criticizing. (Grokked from Mur Lafferty)

"But the 37-page white paper falls far short of a full-scale replacement proposal for 'Obamacare' and leaves key questions unanswered, including the size of the tax credits, the overall price tag of the plan, and how many people would be covered." The Republicans would offer a replacement plan without providing specifics? Shocked, shocked I am… And is it just me or does any plan you purchase with "tax credits" sound a lot like "buy more, save more" incentives? Basically it means you have to pony up the cash first and then, if you make enough, you can deduct it on your taxes. "This report is the beginning of the conversation, not the end," the report authors state. Uh, guys, it's been six fucking years since Obamacare was enacted. This isn't the beginning of anything.

"'I am encouraging patriots and Trump supporters and those that support liberty and freedom to come lawfully armed with lethal and non-lethal weaponry,' said Jim Stachowiak, a right-wing activist and former police officer, in a video posted on his YouTube channel." Yeah, I'm sure this will turn out well. On the plus side, the last rally he called for drew exactly one person. So here's to the successful one. I love the Onion, but when reality starts imitating their story style I being to question their influence. Whackaloon quotient already sky-high. (Grokked from Jim Wright)

"The moderator, former Republican presidential hopeful and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, told Trump this would not be an 'inquisition,' but rather people had come because they want someone who will 'lead this nation out of the abyss.'" Or in other words, Mikee knows if the conservative Christians look too closely, or examine the Trumpsters answers as compared to reality, they won't like what they see. And the GOP absolutely needs these "conservatives" (i.e. social conservatives) to win anything. This is why the GOP is in the shape they are now, thanks to Reagan's compromise to bring the Christian conservatives into the fold. Also, you may remember me saying that the social conservative love the Trumpster because they see him as taking action, but not caring really what action he may take and is willing to be led. So here's this part of that article, "(Ben) Carson told the crowd God is like a 'grandmaster' chess player, and seemed to compare Trump to a chess piece that's usually considered the weakest one: 'Sometimes he uses a pawn; sometimes he does things in a way that is not very apparent to us. And that's where faith comes in.'" They fully accept that they can swing the Trumpster, that he's their man. Also note the audio from the report covers different things than the written article.

Tweet of my heart: @DKElections Florida Man rejected for dream job, decides to reapply for job he hates.

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