Friday, April 29, 2011

Stand up and fight back

Save the babies!!

Until they are out of the womb...
“Pro-Life” GOP Will Now Starve Poor Babies Over Planned Parenthood Funding"

Strange, I don't feel that out of balance

But they call me extremely progressive.... the average score for Americans is 209.5.

Interactive Quiz: How Progressive Are You?

I'm 344 out of 400. Do I get a cookie?

Bryan of Why Now? gets to the very essence of our capitalistic system.

“People don’t seem to understand that corporations are required by law to prioritize profits over everything, and can be sued by their shareholders if they don’t. Corporations are required to be evil, which is why they need to be heavily regulated for their government bestowed gift of limited liability and existence. Corporations are creations of government, not the market.”

Exactly. Greed may be 'good', but human nature being what it is, regulations are better.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Blog sprinkles


It's the end of the world!!! Sell everything and meet me on the mountain top in your best bed sheets!

Uh oh... Mongolia is the new frontier for mining...

Making passports almost impossible to get?

Only 4 shrimp a week? Who the hell eats only 4 shrimp at a sitting? Seafood from the Gulf has oil. And dispersants. And chemicals. Which are not going away any time soon.

Sneaking about the closed Post Office Railway in London.

Do not piss this woman off:

Mysterious Vesta.

Help Greenpeace sort through the BP documents.

Countdown with Keith Olbermann starts June 20th:

Pictures of alternate energy.

One way to deal with the Westboro haters...

And prevent them from ruining a soldier's funeral.

Friday, April 22, 2011


Booman reports:
So far, there have been 916 bills introduced that aim in some way or another to make life more difficult for women. And 120 of those bills have been approved by at least one chamber (whether the Senate, Assembly, House of Delegates, or whatever).

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

President Barack Obama is not a Muslim

Nor a Christian! (Ignore all that rumpus about Reverend Wright, that was a clever diversion!) He's a ... a... PASTAFARIAN!!!11! He worships the Flying Spaghetti Monster!

Here is proof!


Update: Two articles somehow appropriate: Obama's mother's history. And how to build a pirate cave.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

It always comes down to sex, doesn't it?

Politicians in Utah get ready to address the most threatened issue in the United States.... sex. This makes me feel so much safer....

Aren't we already there?

Just ask the Afghans and Pakistanis... and the Iraqis, Yemenis...
The growing use of unmanned aircraft in combat situations raises huge moral and legal issues, and threatens to make war more likely as armed robots take over from human beings, according to an internal study by the Ministry of Defence.

The report warns of the dangers of an "incremental and involuntary journey towards a Terminator-like reality", referring to James Cameron's 1984 movie, in which humans are hunted by robotic killing machines. It says the pace of technological development is accelerating at such a rate that Britain must quickly establish a policy on what will constitute "acceptable machine behaviour".
Just like the horribly irresponsible misuse of Tasers by the police force, drones remove several inhibitors to killing when soldiers aren't on the ground and judging the situation up close. If we are to live with such devices, we need to make it harder for authorities to use rather than easier. To start with, a list of how many innocent people have died would be ... educational.

We've talked about this before.

This never ends well.


Saturday, April 16, 2011

If cats reported the news

Stripes says everything looks great from his perspective...


Admission by Walker that it was all about union busting. And questions mount over the supreme court vote in Wisconsin.

Bashing teachers is as much fun as hippie punching. Or tasering kids.



Roger Ebert remembers Sydney Lumet


Tracking Japanese radiation around the world and the US. And apparently sea salt and baking soda will fight radiation exposure.... (I suggest buying stock)


Firing the entire city management of Benton Harbor, Michigan. You know these guys wanted to do this like forever....


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring ... in wood blocks..

Update: Celtic Woman:

Update 4/14 from Steve Bates, another variation of Cantata 147:

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Protecting women from themselves...

The poor little deluded females...
Women sure are impulsive, lying, vulnerable and childlike creatures, aren't they? That's the conclusion I'd draw, if my understanding of women were based solely on anti-abortion bills.

These bills are pending and passing at a disturbing pace in multiple states. They don't just reflect the nation's chronic and understandable ambivalence about abortion. They also paint a shockingly negative portrait of women.
How the wingnuts want to bring back the good old days where men were men, and women were unable to hold property, or vote, or deny sex, or control their reproductive processes...

(h/t to sage)

Some things never change

And some voices continue to tell the truth.

A housing bubble to top all housing bubbles

In China's weird ghost towns:

Video from here.

Friday, April 08, 2011

Thursday, April 07, 2011

I thought this map was a joke


But apparently not.
10 States With the Most Shocking Anti-Woman Legislation
South Dakota, Virginia, Arizona, Minnesota, Indiana, Florida, Missouri, Kansas, Alabama, Idaho.
Sadly, this is just a sample of the number of bills that have cropped up across the country in a nationwide attempt to wipe out women’s right to abortion--and in some cases, contraception--once and for all.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

The choices!

Seafood from the Gulf of Mexico is already pre-oiled for your benefit. Seafood from the Pacific is already cooked and can be eaten in the dark...

This explains it all

Study Finds That Milkshakes Can Trigger the Same Reaction as Drugs

We're going to glow all by ourselves....

"A scientist once stated on the History Channel "We have used the ocean for 2 purposes, a pantry and a toilet""

Also... as a dumping ground for nuclear waste.