Something to think about in the new year
Bruce Schneier: Despite fearful rhetoric to the contrary, terrorism is not a transcendent threat. A terrorist attack cannot possibly destroy a country’s way of life; it’s only our reaction to that attack that can do that kind of damage. The more we undermine our own laws, the more we convert our buildings into fortresses, the more we reduce the freedoms and liberties at the foundation...
Senate Democrats are requiring middle class families to give the proceeds of...– http://emptywheel.firedoglake.com/2009/12/15/health-care-on-the-road-to-neo-feudalism/ (via mollycrabapple) It passes this way, we burn down the insurance companies first…
Ted Rall hates on @pvponline & Penny Arcade →
Rall: How can we be “alternative”? There are more political cartoons drawn and published in “alternative” styles — in altweeklies — than there are in dailies. Indeed, the only thing more annoying than the lame posturing of a few ridiculous tools like Scott Kurtz (PVP) and the Penny Arcade guys (who apparently have Roman orgies every time a staff editorial cartoonist loses his job and winds up...
Senator Sanders on Health Care →
claytoncubitt: “A Medicare-for-all program is the way to go. I know it is not going to pass today. I know we do not have the votes. I know the insurance company and the drug lobbyists will fight us to the death. But, mark my words, Madam President, the day will come when this country will do the right thing. On that day, we will pass a Medicare-for-all single-payer system.”
There has grown up in the minds of certain groups in this country the notion...– Robert Anson Heinlein - Life-Line (1939)
I know they mean well...
Press release via Aishah Hasnie: STATEHOUSE (Dec. 16, 2009) - State Sen. Tom Wyss (R-Fort Wayne) filed legislation Tuesday to help protect Hoosiers by making it illegal to take or distribute “upskirt” pictures or video of a person in public. “I felt compelled to author this legislation after hearing public concerns and media reports about a loophole in Indiana’s voyeurism...
Top 11.564833 Reasons Fullmetal Alchemist:...
ensignau: Reason 1.3 Because after one 20 minute episode, I cared more about the Elric Brothers and Winry Rockbell than any character on SGU during its entire half season. Reason 2.89 Because Fullmetal Alchemist has AWESOME, complex, and often hilarious villains. Scar, King Bradley, Kimblee, and the Homonculi are fascinating. SGU? Not so much. Reason 3.1415 Because after watching a...
When Same-Sex Marriage Was a Christian Rite -... →
War on Christmas my ass →
Sorry guys. Pagan more fun, was never much Christ there.
m1k3y: Watch Nic Cage Dress Like Batman, Shoot A Child - kick-ass - io9
Damn right I had to share this in Bikepirates →
Because the bike bits in The Boys 37 is made of pure comedy.
Health Care For Almost One-Third of Everyone →
claytoncubitt: “This latest plan to reduce the Medicare age is a great example. Rather than put forward a real public option that actually lowers costs and gives people everywhere the ability to buy into a plan, the Democrats are now pushing a plan to offer Medicare to people age 55 and over. The idea here is to include something that sounds enough like a “public option” that the liberals will...
Two cyclists actually WERE charged for re-painting bike lanes that were removed because of pressure from Hasidim community.
"Scantily clad hipster cyclists attracted to the... →
claytoncubitt: (thanks KT!) Removing bike lanes to get rid of “hipsters?” Nothing like forcing your own intolerant religious views on anyone that happens to ride through your neighborhood.
Evolution of the Hipster →
ensignau: Evolution…hipsters…see anyone you know? I think we should be allowed to smack senseless people who walk spotless fixies around.