"According to reliably high sources within the NewsFather’s culturally-sensitive media organs, the NewsFather explained the delay by observing that "We may have already accomplished our objective of "incentivizing" radio and television broadcasters to begin catering to what the NewsFather knows to be the "Critical Information Needs" of "Ye the People." This will modernize the authority of the FCC, the name of which will be changed from "Federal Communications Commission" to "Federal Content Commission" or "Federalized Critical Content.""
(via NewsFather delays FCC Horseheads-in-Beds for broadcasters)
"How are things coming along in Venezuela, that paradise of democratic socialism? You must remember Venezuela. That’s the country that Diane Abbott said was showing "a better way", which Owen Jones told us had proven that "you can lead a progressive, popular government that says no to neo-liberalism"? The apple in the eye of Marx, […]" (via Venezuela: the Left’s favourite ‘socialist paradise’ is sliding into poverty and dictatorship – Telegraph Blogs)
A fantastic primer on the situation in Ukraine. Key term: “Maidan” best remembered when “the Eurasian Union” becomes official. Yeah, you’ll want to read up on this now!
"OK, it’s your choice – you get to pick one:
To earn the $20 per hour, you have to get up around dawn, grab a quick breakfast or hit the drive-through, fight traffic or commuter crowds, work all day, fight the homeward commute, do dinner, maybe watch a little TV and hit the sack to get ready to do it all again tomorrow.
Blacks Depend on Government
Obama Regulations Disenfranchise Minority, Low-Income College Students
War on Poverty vs Plan For Prosperity
To qualify for the $30 per hour, you get up when you feel like it, have a leisurely breakfast, stay home and watch TV or hang with friends, eat whenever you feel like it, be free to have sex when and where you choose and then do it again tomorrow if you so choose.
I’m kidding, right?
Well, not really.”
(via You Choose: $20 Or $30 An Hour? « Freedoms Journal)
"He noted that very few seriously believe that marijuana use was a good thing, citing its damage to work ethic and general life. “…[T]he people who tend to get hurt in all of these situations aren’t those who are in the cultural elite, who often are the ones who are normalizing these things culturally,” Dr. Moore said. Instead, he said the people who get hurt are those on the bottom of the rung, while big businesses scoop up profits. “As Christians, I think we need to recognize what’s happening here… There is an industry, just as Big Tobacco was an industry that had a cheap product that was able to hook people in, we have the same sort of industry involved here with marijuana.”" (via Moore on Marijuana: Southern Baptist Thinker Rejects Legalization)
"Boehner told reporters that distrust of Obama was an insurmountable hurdle to bringing forward legislation. The real story of Boehner’s sudden reticence was the building fury of hardline amnesty opponents in Congress and the grassroots activists who had been melting the Capitol phone lines." (via How the Tea Party Cornered John Boehner on Immigration)
"Phil Hoffman, this kind, decent, magnificent, thunderous actor, who was never outwardly “right” for any role but who completely dominated the real estate upon which every one of his characters walked, did not die from an overdose of heroin—he died from heroin. We should stop implying that if he’d just taken the proper amount then everything would have been fine.
He didn’t die because he was partying too hard or because he was depressed—he died because he was an addict on a day of the week with a y in it.”
Read more: (via Aaron Sorkin: Philip Seymour Hoffman and Drug Addiction | TIME.com)
Poor Michelle Obama’s Mirror. My fave political satire site is struggling to stay ahead of reality. “…did you see that we’re having an official Big Cheese Day at the White House?” (via The Cheese Stands Alone. (Not because it’s so smelly))
"Talk about watching the watchers." (via reason.com)
"The country would in fact be far better off if more people lived the way the top 20 percent do: married, working their butts off, saving and investing their money, and living within their means." (via The Working Rich | National Review Online)
Sound familiar? “The result of the “Maunder Minimum” of sunspots was a so-called Little Ice Age, with significantly colder temperatures in the temperate zones, low crop yields to the point of famine and, Parker writes, “a greater frequency of severe weather events—such as flash floods, freak storms, prolonged drought and abnormal (as well as abnormally long) cold spells.” (via Do we face a disastrous century due to global cooling? | WashingtonExaminer.com)
Could this be the tipping point? A creepy picture and announcement of the President’s gift to his wife added to our national debt. (via Obama’s birthday gift to the first lady: time alone in Hawaii - chicagotribune.com)
"The AMA also noted that “Heavy cannabis use in adolescence causes persistent impairments in neuro-cognitive performance and IQ, and use is associated with increased rates of anxiety, mood, and psychotic-thought disorders.”" (via Enough Pot Happy Talk)
" The dramas the president favors are soap operas with sophisticated vocabularies. Left unmentioned is the difference between the shows Shears poo-poos and the shows Obama watches. It is the same difference between a juicer bought at Wal-Mart and one bought at Williams-Sonoma: the latter is a luxury good. It takes cash to afford the cable connections, premium channels, and Netflix subscriptions required to watch all of the titles on the president’s viewing list. It is also necessary to have leisure time, which, disturbingly, the president seems to have a lot of. No wonder he finds out about everything from the newspapers." (via The Obama Box)