Saturday, April 29, 2017

Around the Internets

  1. These girls are way too happy; I'm pretty sure the twist is that they're living in a zombie apocalypse. 
  2. About that white privilege...
  3. Her name is Latasha Harlins...
  4. Save more on gas by...
  5. "We have elected a man who knows nothing about everything, and everything about nothing."


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Ron Burgundy Was Right

"Diversity" is just an old, wooden ship. At least in Florida.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

No More Spin For Bill O'Reilly

Democratic Leaders Are Not About To Let Progressives & Liberals Ruin Their Fun

Earlier this week I was greeted by an email (that everyone who signs up with his list receives) from Senator Chuck Schumer. It goes like this:

I'm going to say something you might not have heard from many Democrats in the past few months: I'm feeling good.

Recently, while I watched the Kansas House election, I was reminded of just how fired up Democrats are at this point in time. In a state that President Trump overwhelmingly won (by 31 points), I watched as James Thompson -- a populist Democrat -- organized a movement to take back his state. In the end, the Republican candidate squeaked by only after everyone from Donald Trump to Mike Pence and Ted Cruz had to help campaign.

This is huge. We can't ignore it.

Democrats are, in the words of Brooklyn resident Beyoncé, getting in formation. We are pushing back and we have the GOP back on their heels. We are showing our fight -- and I don't expect it to stop. But the momentum is only going to keep going if every single one of us commits to seeing our fight through every single battle. That's why I'm asking you to support these three Democratic senators who will be defending their seats in 2018. Let's make sure we lock down their seats while we have our eyes on the future.

Donate to Senator Tammy Baldwin from Wisconsin, Senator Tim Kaine from Virginia, and Senator Bill Nelson from Florida today!

We have so much momentum, Corey, and we can't lose it before we really start winning. Kansas isn't the only fight that's giving me hope -- the Georgia special House election is next week, and a Democrat is pulling ahead as Republicans get more and more desperate. And, in Delaware, we saw a Democrat win a tight race in their special elections.

And, with Tammy's, Tim's and Bill's seats secured, I know we're going to be moving forward at an even quicker pace. I have no doubt in my mind: If we keep harnessing our anger and determination, we will win more and more in the coming years.

Show Republicans we'll keep winning: Donate to Tammy, Tim, and Bill for their 2018 races!

I have to say it -- I'm truly excited for what we'll accomplish together.

Chuck Schumer
Of course, I noticed three things:

  1. James Thompson ran as "a populist Democrat" in a very, very Republican state.
  2. Schumer did not mention anyone in the Democratic Party helping Thompson, financially or otherwise.
  3. The three Democrats Schumer does want to help out monetarily includes conservative Democrat Bill Nelson and ultra-bland middle-of-the-road Democrat (and recent Democratic VP nominee) Tim Kaine.
It almost goes without saying, but Schumer and the DNC did nothing to help Thompson. And none of the current Democratic leader will lift a finger to help anyone to the left of the Clintons win a race, even if those votes could put the Democrats back in power. 

Remember, Schumer was the one who, not too long ago, was more than willing to sacrifice Democratic voters to pick up Republican ones

Remember, Nancy Pelosi's greatest asset is her ability to rake in the cash, something that she understands will continue regardless of who won

So while Thompson's close loss running as a "Berniecrat" in deep red Kansas is certainly noteworthy, don't think for a minute that the current Democratic leadership is going to interpret this as an opportunity to campaign from the left. It doesn't fit the Clinton model and it would certainly isolate the leaders from their corporate backers.  

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Reminder: The GOP's Biggest complaint About Obama Was That He Was Obama

So we see here that the GOP just loves it when Republican President Donald Trump decides to get all bomb-droppy, but when Obama was thinking about it, the opinion was vastly different:

The Washington Post follows up on this, lest we think that the previous President's part affiliation (or race) wasn't really a factor:

There was actually another Washington Post-ABC News poll that tested views of what the United States should do in response to Syria using chemical weapons. It came in December 2012 — before the 2013 chemical weapons attack. It was a hypothetical.
The question: “What if the Syrian government uses chemical weapons against its people? In that case would you support or oppose U.S. military involvement in Syria?”
In response to this question, fully 67 percent of Republicans said they would support military involvement.

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Monday, April 10, 2017

College is the New High School...

...and it makes sense that college tuition is reduced or even free as we go forward. So congrats to New York, (even though this is certainly a power move for Cuomo to position himself as a 2020 presidential candidate).

Especially since companies like Navient is making a killing approving loans to students they have no business approving.

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Friday, April 07, 2017

Please America, Don't Fall For This

The same "intelligence community" that labeled Martin Luther King, Jr., a terrorist, said that Iraq has weapons of mass destruction and decided to announce an investigation into a presidential candidate in the middle of a presidential election wants you to believe that a country most people barely paid attention too six months ago is suddenly the latest "nation in need of our help."

The same politicians who ignore African-American boys being shot by police, African-American girls disappearing in D.C., dirty water in Flint, Michigan, protesters of oil pipelines getting beat up in the mid-West...are now crying over pictures of Syrians instead of asking if those pictures are real or even dated.

A president who mocked his predecessor for considering military action against Syria and then leaving for the weekend has taken military action against Syria and then left for the weekend.

The media, who not too long ago made calling this president a Russian collaborator a part-time hobby, is now reacting to the prospect of war like teenager who just got asked to prom by the star quarterback.

America: you are being coerced into yet another unnecessary military conflict.  It will not pay for itself, the "enemy" is not the next Hitler, our freedom is not in danger. Blowing up innocent civilians a world away will not alleviate the sorrow you felt in seeing a picture of a dead child.

The American Military is a broadsword, not a scalpel.

The American Military-Industrial Complex is never satiated.

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Monday, April 03, 2017

The Walking Dead Season Seven Finale: That Tiger Went Tiger (SPOILERS)

I think I'll just write about the first, mid-season and final episode of the TV shows I watch, staring with The Walking Dead (SPOILERS!!!):

  1. The tiger Shiva is well-trained, ain't she? 
  2. I like Eugene as the works-for-the-bad-guys-yet-sympathizes-with-the-good-guys guy. He's really too smart and cowardly to be effective as anything else.
  3. Dwight apparently left a little toy soldier note for Darryl/Rick's group. How he figured anyone would find it right after the fight is anyone's guess. 
  4. Saw the Heapsters/Scavengers double-cross coming. Why? We never had a moment on the show where they showed any sympathy. Compare scenes with them to all the scenes with Dwight this season.
  5. I would have believed Negan more if he had threatened to kill Rosita or Aaron. Carl? Really?
  6. I've read some people complaining about how Michonne handled her fight with the Scavenger sniper. People tend to mix up her killing prowess with Carol; Michonne is awesome with walkers but with people she struggles like a majority of the group (see: her fight with the Governor). 
  7. I like how Maggie's speech tied everything that's happened to the moment Glenn saved Rick in Season One. Two bad she didn't give the speech during the mid-season finale.
  8. I think this is the first time King Ezekiel was straight-up killing people. I always pictured him as a G1 Optimus Prime type (as opposed to a Michael Bay Optimus Prime type). 
  9. Speaking of which, if they had paid homage to the Earth battle in Transformers: The Movie, I would have squeed like a little kid.
  10. Actually, the Saviors leaving to fight another day was very G1 Decepticons, if you really think about it. 

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