Housing market's busted, jobs are hard to get, insurance and benefits are so "pre-9-11-01 mindset", and the Internet's about to be a pay-for-play proposal. So tell me what some of your values are. Mine -- don't go into debt for shiny fancy stuff, do the best you can with what you've got, and be kind to your neighbor instead of steppin' on each other on your way to "the top" -- are all too obviously out of touch. Read more about Values
Rush Limbaugh said that Michael J. Fox promotes "false hope" by suggesting that blastocyst stem cell research could hold a cure for millions of humans suffering from a wide range of maladies. Who else has offered false hope? Read more about Great Moments in False Hope
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To earn a Navy Cross the act to be commended must be performed in the presence of great danger or at great personal risk and must be performed in such a manner as to render the individual highly conspicuous among others of equal grade, rate, experience, or position of responsibility. Read more about How Did James Webb Avoid Being Swiftboated?
What they don't talk about is a dirty little secret everyone in Washington knows , or at least should. The vast majority of economists and budget analysts agree: The ship of state is on a disastrous course, and will founder on the reefs of economic disaster if nothing is done to correct it.
Yo! CD, whatâ€™s the skinny on this? Aside from weâ€™re FUBAR. Where are the leverage points politically? How the hell do we conceive of politics at the bureaucratic level? None of these people are elected? This is starting to look a lot like the Donation of Constantine â€“ the clerics are running the country. OK you were right. Read more about GAO chief warns economic disaster looms - David Walker's Appeal
UPDATE I can't figure out how to embed this video (I pasted the text and everything!) but just follow the link I've provided to Roy Temple's blog to see the video. Sorry!
You've got to check out this "humorous" parody of the Michael J. Fox ad from the "comedian" at Scrappleface: Read more about Wow -- just how crazy are these people?
Who'da thunkit? A high DoI official puts the interests of extractive industries and industrial agriculture above endangered species. Yeah, shock and awe and all that.
Read more about More Interior Department Shenannigans: Endangered Species Edition
Given the nature of mass media in the USA is democracy possible in a Nash Equilibrium ?
In contrast to previous research, we find little evidence that citizens are mobilized by or learn from presidential advertisements, but strong evidence that they are persuaded by them. This research supports the contention that political communication is best conceived of as propaganda rather than a vehicle to enhance democratic accountability. We find that campaign advertisements are able to persuade voters to support one candidate over another.
Government repression comes in many forms. From the always radical Christian Science Monitor we learn that: Read more about People everywhere just got to be free
Possibly Over-Medicated Messiah Seen Leaving Rave Concert
(Jivester News, Lmtd.) After suggesting that dying for mankind's sins was too limiting, Christ Jesus has been speaking (off the record) lately to His friends and some--not all--of His neighbors, about His plans to return to Earth and "...dying this time not for sins per se, but for a litany of various maladies, diseases, nagging back aches and of course male pattern baldness." Read more about Jesus Considering Dying For Your Diseases
I've got to run, so go to the original post for the livelinks. But I try to read several Iraqi bloggers at least several times a week, and I found quite a bit of news, perspective and other types of useful information that I never see in the SCLM.
Those of you who read here regularly know my opinion of Rush Limbaugh. For those of you who don't -- lying druggie creep without the brains to pour piss out of a boot if it hasn't got directions on the bottom -- please note that I don't like the guy and I think his popularity is a scam. Read more about Way too aggravated for anything good to come of it ...
(Consider this post innoculation against charges that I've forgotten my unserious, naughty blogging roots)
I read stories like this with some frequency, and I can't find it now but recently I read a blog post about American males and decreasing levels of testosterone. I just finished clearing out our comments inbox, and I suppose it won't surprise you to know that easily half of them were spambot posts selling Viagra. Read more about Sunday Viagra Blogging