August 27, 2010

What. The. Fuck.

I want to invite this guy to our next party.

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Now here's a plan we can all rally behind

As always, Frank J has the solution to our problems.

My personal fave part?

But what do ambitious, capable people do in this country? They start their own businesses and lead successful lives comfortably away from the fickleness of the ballot box. So that just leaves the people who are ambitious but useless and just love the thought of being able to meddle in all the useful things everyone else is doing. And then the whole election process, where the politicians constantly lie and change their positions on issues to keep their jobs, tends to weed out the people who aren’t also sociopaths. So the system we have has basically set us up to be governed by ambitious, useless sociopaths who love to meddle in everything actual contributors to society are doing. So lawyers, for the most part.

It's funny because it's true!

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Let's shovel the blame off to another group

It's the hospital's fault!  No, it's the doctors' fault!  No, it's the state's fault!  There's comedy gold in the comments at the link.

I'm just stymied at how this whole situation came to be.  People in the real world understand that if you don't pay your bills, your service gets cut off. Why did the state think it was exempt from this?  The only rationalization I can come up with is that the state figured that with a lack of incoming tax dollars they could cut services to those who aren't paying a portion of the tax burden.

Regardless of who the blame finally comes to rest upon in this whirling dervish of finger pointing, it's obvious that we're seeing a harbinger of things to come.  Unfortunately, the resolution I see forthcoming given the current makeup of our state government is legislation requiring doctors and hospitals to accept Medicare and Medicaid for at least a portion of their patient load, regardless of whether it causes docs to run in the red.  Never mind that if doctors are running at an income deficit, they're not paying taxes into the system so they can treat patients with government or no insurance.  And then there's the issue of the 3,000 patients on the waitlist to see a family doctor at Denver Health - running doctors out of practice by reducing their income causes a shortfall of doctors, which in a free market would mean that doctors could ask for higher compensation, which would encourage more people to become health care professionals, which would lower the compensation rate until market equilibrium was achieved.  What part of the free market is failing that there are 3,000 patients without basic medical care?  Can't we just set up a clinic where doctors will work for free, never mind the costs of running that clinic and never mind the costs the doctors and nurses and medical technicians and receptionists incurred to become educated to do their jobs, and all the equipment and maintenance for that equipment can be free, and we should be able to just compel the building owner to give the clinic free rent and the utility companies to provide heat and lights for free and the labs should run all the tests for free too! 

A concerning side note: We've been hearing that the state is running at a budget shortfall of $60 million.  Where would our shortfall lie if the state were paying its bills?

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I've been trying to puzzle out what the rationalization for this is.  All I can figure is that, if the school was acting with the best of intentions, they were trying to ensure that there was some racial diversity in student government and handled it insensitively afterward.  I think I might be giving the school more credit than they're due.

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Dear Media: Maybe it's crap like this.

You know how I keep yammering away that maybe an actually interested media would look into what evidence is being relied upon by those 11% who say they think Obama is a Muslim based on his own words and actions? Well, maybe it's stuff like shelving plans to try the Cole bomber.

Look, I'm not going all black helicoptery about this. I do not believe that Obama's Sekrit Muslim Masters told him to stop the prosecution. But instead of the MFM rolling their eyes and writing pieces about how stupid Republicans are, the press should consider the impact that this has when combined with the apology tour, the comments about the call to prayer being the most beautiful sound in the world and the comments about the mosque, amid other things.  If the MFM is so concerned about correcting this incorrect belief, perhaps the MFM should investigate the sources of that belief. 

Here's my take on the Cole story - prosecutin' terrorists is hard.  It would be nice if maybe anyone in the Obama administration recognized that, mayhap, an apology is owed to Pres. Bush for acting like it wasn't. 

Yes, yes, the Cole story is totally freaking stolen from Slu over at the Head Moron's.  It's not a ripoff, it's an *homage*. 

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This whole Ken Mehlman coming out of the closet thing

I keep seeing this comment from Mehlman that he only recently recognized he was gay.  Musta been the last to know then, or he takes the public for fools.  Dude, dude, seriously, everyone knew and knows you're gay.  Seriously, the needle on everyone's Gaydar (unless their Gaydar is in dire need of recalibration) flew past Liberace Gay and broke off at the peg the first time they ever saw you on the Sunday talkers or cable news.  Ken, you're gay, and it's okay.  Nobody believes this, "Dudes, I just totally found out I'm gay" shit, don't lie, just own it!  Be out, be fabulous, have fun, and be an eeeeevil right wing maniac, you are not the only homocon out there.

All said, I'm glad that he got to come out on his own terms and didn't end up being forcibly outed by a vicious and vengeful left.  Mehlman always appeared to me to be a very capable guy for a GOP leader, so you know the left would have loved nothing more than to find concrete proof of his gayness and drag him out of the closet in the most nasty, humiliating way possible.

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It's nice to know that people are looking out for us

By "looking out" I mean "repeatedly hitting the rewind button with the speed and force of an angry god." And as for "us," I mean "people who have moved to the San Fernando Valley and changed their names to 'Savannah' or 'Lance' so that their parents won't have heart attacks."

An AIDS activist group is bringing a complaint against Larry Flynt, accusing the porn king of compromising the safety of his adult film stars by not having them use condoms.

The AIDS Health Foundation said Thursday it delivered a complaint and 100 DVDs of hardcore Flynt films to the state Division of Occupational Safety and Health office.

Cal-OSHA officials did not return calls for comment.
They were apparently too busy to answer the phone for some reason.

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August 26, 2010


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My kingdom for a poll!

Why should the Head Moron have all the fun?

According to Rasmussen, Republicans are now more trusted than Democrats on all 10 of the issues in the poll.

I think it's fascinating that the only issue on which either party has over 50% is on taxes. 

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Hay, can he do that?

That's just pure win.
Question, is that MP? It has to be Wisconsin.

Via the Jawas, who took a break from poking jihadis with sticks.

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Don't they ever smile?

This is pretty cool.
Color pics by some famous Russian photographer from 100 years ago.
The color makes them freaky.
You don't expect to see some Emir Khan clutching his huge sword in color.

The Cossack looking Khan is freaky too, you can tell he's the real thing. He's not in a play or movie, he's just back from a busy day beheading peasants who were late on their taxes and maybe a quick pogrom on the Jews.

None of them are smiling. It's weird, even the kids aren't smiling.
That's why I don't like Russian literature, if I want depressing people who expect the worst, I'll read Allah.

Via Tim Blair

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Dear NRSC, RNC, et al...

Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you.

Megarobofuck you with a fucking rancid rotopeeler lingering in rusty fuckjuices so hard you would be begging to get your colon peeled sideways for fucking meddling in yet another Republican Primary, and for yet again siding with the wrong fucking candidate to boot. Fuck you for once again siding with a RINO hack from a red state over a guy who actually, Gaia fucking forbid, would be better for Alaska and America than the latest from a long line of crooked family shitbums. And triple fuck you with a side order of fuckloaded hate sauce for trying to tell us that you know better than the fucking voters.

Seriously, you fuck what the fuck fuck fuckity fuck is your fucking problem? Do you not fucking realize that your assholery, stupidity, and chasing of the porkulance as if it were a clean hooker fresh off the boats is what got us into the minority? And you want to continue those fucking ways by continuing to support people such as Murkowski, Bennet, Crist, Specter, Dede, and any other RINO I failed to recall because tehre have been too fucking many of them? If so, then fuck you.

This is the fucking reason I no longer contribute to you, preferring to send my money directly to candidates and PACs of which I approve. I can no longer trust you because I know that you will fucking do this sort of shit with my fucking money, and then criticize me for questioning you. And I can no longer trust that you will hire competent staffers or campaign managers, since you have proven that you prefer spending my money on titty bars, underage House pages, and whatever else you waste time and money on when you should be FUCKING ADVANCING A CONSERVATIVE AGENDA.

So, GOP leaders, the next time I get a fundraising letter from you, You can take that letter, and you stuff it in your hooker's musky fuckpouch. People such as you don’t have the fucking courage to stand up for true ideas instead of just staying in office. And you fucking know it. And you fucking hate me for my refusal to play your game. So fuck you. Fuck you for your arrogance born out of incompetence. Fuck you for ruining my movement and telling me I should know better. And gigafuck you with a flying fucklaser until you realize that we are the power, not you.

Get fucked, GOP leaders. And get the fuck out of the way so that those of us who want something better than you can have a chance to save the country. And if you don't, this is your employment fate:




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Officer Salvatore "Short-Shorts" Rivieri shitcanned

Rivieri was the douchebag cop wearing short shorts and wheeling around at the harbor in Baltimore in one of those golf cart looking things you see for rent at beaches.  He's famous for roughing up some skater kids and being a douche in general,

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August 25, 2010

Oh, Those Violent Teabaggers, vol. 217,238,992

Yeah. Just as I thought.

FreedomWorks provided some of the recordings of the threatening calls to Whispers and they include physical threats and profanity aimed at the group, Tea Party spokesmen and even conservative talkers. "You guys better watch it," says one caller. "Now, we are going to destroy and obliterate Rush {Limbaugh} and Sean Hannity," said another. "Those two guys are dead."

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My New Favorite Conversation of All Time

You're right!

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Logic is not their strong suit.

After watching Penn & Teller's Bullshit, I'm forced to ask:  How is it that the same people who believe in holistic medicine and hate corporations believe that everyone should be required to use corporate health care and that people who keep their children out of the hospital for religious reasons should go to jail?  If that wasn't enough contradictions, they apparently DON'T believe people should get cradle to grave health care if, toward the grave end, they are comatose. 

Its almost like they're all crazy.

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Giant Douche vs. Turd Sandwich

You think your political choices are bad?  Check this out:

Laura Manriquez, a nurse with years of community involvement, is making a second attempt at this seat. Manriquez said she’s running because “I know I can lead our community forward.”

Her top priorities are economic growth, education and health care. She said she’d press for local economic development such as light rail and the emergence of Milwaukee as a freshwater hub. She also supports transitioning local industries into the green economy.

She just stopped by my house and seemed like a nice lady.  Still, not exactly my cup o tea.

Angel Sanchez represented the city’s South Side in the Milwaukee Common Council from 2000 to 2004. He owns a home-improvement business and rental properties and has worked as a substitute teacher in the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS).

Sanchez said his three signature issues are education, jobs and health care. He said his experience in MPS has helped him to understand the struggles of teachers and families. To curb classroom disruptions and ease teachers’ workloads, Sanchez would like to change the school day so that it starts at 7:30 a.m. and ends at noon.

Yay, a teacher.  I'm sure he'll be tough on wasteful spending. 

So, you can tell my enthusiasm will be limited.  Except, well, I know who has to lose:
JoCasta Zamarripa: Fighting for the District’s Fair Share

JoCasta Zamarripa is a community outreach coordinator for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, and has worked for Equality Wisconsin, 9to5, the Southside Organizing Committee and Fair Wisconsin. Zamarripa said she is letting the voters define her signature issues.

So, after reviewing the rest of it, I'd actually have to support Ms. Manriquez.  But boy, oh boy, do I not have any good options.  Of course, in my district, I don't have any good choices until I get to statewide elections. 

Oh, well.  Its the price you pay to live in the city.

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Fantasy Foozball

Two things. 

First, we need one more player to go sign up. 

Second, the draft is tonight IF we get that last player.  Else, it will be consigned to a further delay. 

Join Here:
League ID: 145311
League Password: anka

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Speculative Fiction

I'm sure it's old, but it's new to me.
It's a huge compilation of free stories from various sci-fi authors. Lots of it is from Amazing and Astounding Stories and stuff like that from the 30s, 40s and 50s.
Very cool.

They're the ones who call it "Speculative Fiction". That's always made me laugh.
It's what you call science fiction in polite company. So naturally I always point and laugh when I hear it.
I don't get invited to polite company too much. Odd that.

I forgot where I saw it, I had a comment thread bookmarked from years ago that I clicked, at Sharp as a Marble, I either clicked his blogroll and found the link at that site or found it in his archives.

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How painful is this?

No, seriously, how painful would this be?  It seems like a sort of one-size-fits-all solution, which I'm thinking would be a problem even when it's not serving its intended purpose.

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