Archive for June, 2012

June 15, 2012

Of course

A West Virginia man who claimed to be a victim of a drive-by shooting along a rural Montana highway while working on a memoir called “Kindness in America” has confessed to shooting himself, authorities said Friday.

Is it too much to hope that people who originally propagated this story also post this turn of events?

June 15, 2012

It’s suddenly so easy to be so offensive


June 14, 2012

Welfare State? What Welfare State?

Sheldon Adelson tells Forbes he is willing to spend $100 million on the US election.

He probably ain’t doing it for Romney’s autograph.

Meanwhile, the median household US income is approximately $26672.

$100 million / $26672 = 3749.

One man using 3749 households’ worth of money to sway one election.

I could probably go the rest of my life without hearing a better joke than that.

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June 13, 2012

Bribery by Another Name

Sheldon Adelson donates $10 million to Mitt Romney.  (h/t Daily Show)

American Politics is officially a joke.

June 13, 2012

Through the Wormhole

Is the Universe Alive?

Could our universe’s collection of stars, galaxies, and black holes follow the same rules of existence as biological life? The cosmos itself may be a superorganism, a collection of separate bodies that act like a single being — just like ants in a colony.

I wish I had the Science channel so I could watch this. I’ve been thinking about exactly these ideas for at least the last 4-5 years. Hope to find it online soon.

June 10, 2012

Awesome Sauce

June 8, 2012

GOP tearing itself apart

LA GOP Convention Descends Into Chaos, Violence

Several supporters of Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) sustained injuries while being arrested during the Louisiana Republican Party’s state convention over the weekend, in a conflict that engulfed the meeting after Paul’s supporters overwhelmed other delegates and voted in new leadership, only to be ignored.

So now there are two entirely different sets of delegates, one selected by the Ron Paul alternative convention and one selected by the regular convention, and there’s going to be a big fight over which ones will actually represent the party in Tampa. A similar problem is going on in Nevada, where the RNC has threatened to block the entire state delegation from the national convention after Paul supporters took it over.

I think overall, the best thing for American politics would be to abolish the two-party system. It’s just ludicrous to think that two parties is sufficient to best represent such a wide range of people that we have in this country, and only serves to divide us in purely-artificial ways. Of course, the two parties are the only ones who could make such a change, so it’s just as ludicrous to think that it would ever happen in our lifetimes. Still, this story goes to show that it is something this country desperately needs.

And no, I do not think bi-partisan politics is the same thing.

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June 7, 2012

A Step Backward – Walker Recall Edition

If you are a Wisconsin resident, and you understand that Scott Walker had to be recalled, and you did not show up at the polls, then you are my enemy. You are everybody’s enemy. You are worse than the yahoos who wanted him to stay and showed up and voted, because at least they participated in the process.

From the X-blog

June 5, 2012

This is why I hate American Politics

$63 million has been spent on the Wisconsin recall election.

The 2012 Presidential Election is going to cost approximately $6 billion.

Even in 2010, a non-presidential election year, $3.6 billion was spent on all federal elections.

In American Politics, there are no financially responsible politicians.

June 4, 2012

This is why we need to invest more in education

When asked to name a film in which a woman is depicted in a positive way during the Q&A round, the blonde 23-year-old raised eyebrows when she chose Julia Roberts’s role in Pretty Woman.

Enough said.