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, March 1, 2017

Linkee-poo could see you home with me, but you were with another man

"Ahle is committed to living in vehicles by choice, and her channel is a wealth of practical information for cardwellers, vandwellers, RVers, hobos, and vagabonds. Her tips for sleeping places are great." Because you never know when it may be important.

"To say that last year was hot is an understatement. It was 1.69 degrees Fahrenheit (0.94 Celsius) warmer than the 20th century average, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration figures released on Wednesday." Say, what are those two lines close to the line for the new record holder? Why, that's 2014 and 2015. It's almost like it's a trend or something. (Grokked from John Scalzi)

"Cancers of the colon and rectum have been declining in older adults in recent decades and have always been considered rare in young people. But scientists are reporting a sharp rise in colorectal cancers in adults as young as their 20s and 30s, an ominous trend." Fuck cancer.

"Taking to Facebook, (Franklin Graham) wrote: '(Grace Slick) certainly has the right to do that (give proceeds from a song's sale for use by Chik-fil-a to Lambda Legal), it’s her money, she earned it… Any sexual relationship outside of marriage between a man and a woman is sin, and all sin carries a death sentence.'" If A = B, and B = C, then A = C. Yep, he just pronounced a death sentence on Grace Slick. Okay, yes, I know he'll say he's talking about eternal death in his warped sense of a vengeful God, but there's little difference in reality. And many a whackaloon won't make that connection either and believe he has issued a Christian fatwah on Grace. (Grokked from Fred Clark)

"Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that his office has identified an additional 385 non-citizens registered to vote in Ohio, 82 of whom have been identified as having voted in at least one election. This brings the total number of non-citizens on Ohio’s voter rolls Secretary Husted has been able to identify using available resources to 821, with 126 of those individuals having actually cast ballots." Although there's some quibbling about how he "verified" voters. Also worth noting, Ohio has over 7.2 million voters. 821 is 0.0001% of 7.2 million. But Jon Husted won't tell you that part, that it's less than the natural polling error rate. Mostly because he plans to run for governor. (Grokked from John Scalzi)

They still burn churches, don't they? "'We’ve never seen four mosques burned within seven weeks of each other,' said Mark Potok, a senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups around the country. 'It’s part of a whole series of dramatic attacks on Muslims.'" (Grokked from Laura J. Mixon)

"A brawl broke out at the Minneapolis Institute of Art over the weekend between a group of activists and a group of alleged neo-Nazis, the Star Tribune reported." (Grokked from Jim Wright)

"But Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio), who was just tapped to run the House GOP conference campaign arm, insists he isn't sweating the demonstrations. The National Republican Congressional Committee head is betting the protests won't hurt Republicans in 2018, calling agitators 'a vocal minority… actively trying to build a movement' but failing." Good luck with that. Say, how did that position help the Democrats in the face of the Tea Party? (Grokked from Kathryn Cramer)

Paul Krugman‏'s tweet with a chart, "Tax-raising liberal Jerry Brown and tax-slashing true believer Sam Brownback took office at the same time. How's it going" Again, real life examples of how ideological policies work in the real world. (Grokked from Robert J Bennett)

Rachael Maddow connects some of the dots with the Russian connection through a Cyprus bank whose major American shareholder is Wilber Ross, who is now our Commerce Secretary. (Grokked Cherie Priest)

"What do you got that’s better?" Jim Wright asks the question that should be consuming the DNC and progressives all over the you country. Oh, and show the fuck up.

"Holder said he’s been talking to the former president about ways — including fundraising and interacting with state legislators — that could help the new National Democratic Redistricting Committee, which Obama asked Holder to chair last year." Vacation is over. (Grokked from Joshua Parker)

The Daily Show finds those outside agitators being bussed in to attend local town halls outside of their districts. Oh, wait, it's the conservatives again. (Grokked from Kathryn Cramer)

Tweet of my heart: @tomgara We choose to go to the moon in this decade, not because it is easy, but because two people have already paid a significant deposit (Grokked from Kameron Hurley)

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