Saturday, December 24, 2011
Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/taibblog/a-christmas-message-from-americas-rich-20111222#ixzz1oRvO6cP7
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Eng, 58, was in the middle of a lesson about the North Pole Tuesday when one of her students pointed out that that was where Santa Claus lives.
The educator snapped that not only was there no Santa, but their parents are the ones who leave presents under the tree.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Barack was making a publicised speech from the White House on the recession when, like everyone else on Earth, he was transformed into a copy of the Master. After the substitution had taken place, the Master made the remark that the solution to the world economic crisis Obama had been about to present was "deleted". (DW: The End of Time)
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Years ago, sociologist Herbert Gans asked the question, "Does poverty have functions to explain its persistence?"
His answer: The poor are job creators.
Poverty keeps the fields of penology, criminology, social work, and public health in business. It creates the need for social scientists, social workers, journalists, and other 'poverty warriors.' Poverty provides tenants for run down housing, gamblers for the gaming industry, employees for Walmart and recruitees for the peacetime army.
Because the poor are required to work at a low wage, they subsidize a variety of economic activities that benefit the affluent. The poor also pay a larger share of their income in property and sales taxes.
The poor also play a role once filled by minorities, giving upper and middle class people someone to look down upon.
"Not only does the alleged moral deviancy of the poor reduce the moral pressure on the political economy to reduce poverty, but socialist alternatives can be made to look unattractive if those who will benefit most from them can be described as lazy, spendthrift, dishonest, and promiscuous."
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Mitt Romney's latest one liner makes even less sense than his "Corporations are people, my friend" zinger from this summer. Most of the economy would come to a grinding halt if everyone suddenly inherited millions of dollars from their parents. Awarding every citizen a million dollars would be a good way to pass immigration reform, however. Mitt used illegal immigrants to take care of one of his houses a few years ago-just imagine if the poor and working class started hiring undocumented workers as well.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Senate Republicans vote to kill Obama's jobs bill
Yahoo News via Reuters ^ | 8/10/05 | Reuters News Service
BUSH SAYS HIGHWAY BILL MEANS `JOBS, JOBS, JOBS'
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
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Saturday, October 1, 2011
The message continued, praising FOX News, condemning the media, and urging everyone to paste the messge on their wall and work for a constitutional amendement to end the federal government from burdening the states. It concluded:
Now, what are you going to do about it? Read and delete, or work for reform? Share on the wall of EVERY congressman, representative, governor, the white house!!!!! Pass it around!!! Make calls, send fax's and email's...............
It's an effective message and will get the authors lots of attention and outrage many people further. Too bad it was debunked several months ago. Check here or here.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
-Palin wanted to form a death panel to kill her baby with Down Syndrome.
-Spent $2 million to keep her non-native birth secret quiet.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
I heard the Darryl Worley fight song, "Have You Forgotten" while scanning radio stations this afternoon. I had forgotten this song, which came out in 2003 shortly after the US and the Coalition of the Willing had invaded Iraq. It's powerful in a jingoistic way, but it immediately caused a knee jerk reaction when I heard it once again after 7 or 8 years. It begins:
I hear people sayin'. We Don't need this war.
I say there's some things worth fightin' for.
What about our freedom, and this piece of ground?
We didn't get to keep 'em by backin' down.
They say we don't realize the mess we're gettin' in
Before you start preachin' let me ask you this my friend.
Have you forgotten, how it felt that day?
To see your homeland under fire
And her people blown away
Have you forgotten, when those towers fell
We had neighbors still inside goin through a livin hell
And you say we shouldn't worry bout Bin Laden
Have you forgotten?
I remember how a national tragedy was turned into an excuse to conduct Operation Iraqi Liberation. I remember how Iraq became the most dangerous place on Earth due to the Bush administration's arrogance and incompetence. Soon tens of thousands would be dead, millions made homeless due to bombs, ethnic cleansing and civil war. I remember the missing WMDs, the missing millions of dollars, the lies and corruption, the propaganda about Pat Tillman and Jessica Lynch, and how we were continually turning the corner in Iraq.
And I remember who it was that said we shouldn't worry 'bout bin Laden:
"And, again, I don’t know where he is. I’ll repeat what I said. I truly am not that concerned about him."- George W. Bush. March 13 2002
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Every few years, Republicans bring out there appeals to the right wing religious base. Familiar attacks on birth control, sex education, equal rights, and homosexuality will be made as part of a rigid conservative theology fueled by fear and loathing. Republican presidential candidates will compete to see whose version of America the Promised Land will prevail-and once over, it will be a race to see if Romney or Obama can occupy the center first. Unfortunately, the center now seems to be protecting military spending while cutting services for the poor.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
King James Version
Monday, August 29, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Headline #2 from New Scientist:
Abstract: The sensitivity of the climate system to an imposed radiative imbalance remains
the largest source of uncertainty in projections of future anthropogenic climate change.
Here we present further evidence that this uncertainty from an observational perspective is
largely due to the masking of the radiative feedback signal by internal radiative forcing,
probably due to natural cloud variations. That these internal radiative forcings exist and
likely corrupt feedback diagnosis is demonstrated with lag regression analysis of satellite
and coupled climate model data, interpreted with a simple forcing-feedback model. While
the satellite-based metrics for the period 2000–2010 depart substantially in the direction of
lower climate sensitivity from those similarly computed from coupled climate models, we
find that, with traditional methods, it is not possible to accurately quantify this discrepancy
in terms of the feedbacks which determine climate sensitivity. It is concluded that
atmospheric feedback diagnosis of the climate system remains an unsolved problem, due
primarily to the inability to distinguish between radiative forcing and radiative feedback in
satellite radiative budget observations.
Monday, August 1, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
I heard they're making this novel into a movie. I hope they keep in the good parts. I haven't had a chance to read the whole thing, but it was easy to find the best bits in the library copy I looked at because certain pages showed more wear and tear than others. Here's one well written passage:
He jerked her closer, to stifle the sight of his own shudder. His hands were going through the automatic motions of intimacy – and she complied, but in a manner that made him feel as if the beats of her arteries under his touch were snickering giggles.
Let us go away together, away from the anger and imperatives of men. We shall find ourselves a secluded bower where they dare not venture. There will be only the two of us, and we shall linger through long afternoons of sweet retirement. In the evenings I shall read to you while you work your cross-stitch in the firelight. And then we shall go to bed, our bed, my dearest girl. . . .
...The young woman was heavily powdered, but quite attractive, a curvesome creature, rounded at bosom and cheek. When she smiled, even her teeth seemed puffed and rounded, like tiny ivory pillows.
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