Aaaaand, the remix via Zoid:
YouTube - Struttin' Remix
Pretty solid analysis. Good read.
Analysis: Switch to Petraeus betrays Afghan policy crisis
Yup. True across the land.
Report: Bay Area counties give so rural counties can receive - San Jose Mercury News:
"SACRAMENTO — A new report on who supplies — and who spends — California's public dollars shows an interesting disparity between the givers and the takers:
Counties that provide most of the state's revenue streams like income and sales taxes reliably elect Democrats, who traditionally want to take more of your money. And counties whose Republican representatives argue most vociferously for social services cuts draw, per capita, the most state aid."
Corporate Welfare. True across the land.
California budget: Corporate welfare is real root cause of California's budget deficit, Michael Hiltzik says - latimes.com:
"I believe we can all agree on the root cause of the state's $20-billion budget gap.
It's welfare: all those millions of taxpayer dollars going to recipients who line up for their government handouts instead of competing in the marketplace on a level playing field like the rest of us, who don't pay their fair share of taxes and who get protected by a politically powerful lobby.
Yes, I'm talking about the business community."
In which the GOP would imprison half of their politicians.
TX GOP platform: Re-criminalize sodomy, make gay marriage a felony | Raw Story:
"the state's Republican party has voted on a platform [PDF link] by which their candidates will stand, and it includes the reinstatement of laws banning sodomy: otherwise known as oral and anal sex.
The party's platform also seeks to make gay marriage a felony offense, which may be confusing to most given that the state does not sanction or recognize same sex marriages, meaning any such ceremony conducted does not bear the weight of law. Whether this means the GOP wants gay couples married in other states to be pursued through Texas as dangerous criminals, the party did not specify."
Yah, verily, as we worship at the free-market of the Great American Corporation. Free to pack up their shit and leave us high and dry.
Probably should have given them more tax breaks.
In Indiana, Centerpiece for a City Closes Shop - NYTimes.com:
"Whirlpool plans to close the plant on Friday and move the operation to Mexico, eliminating 1,100 jobs here. Many in this city in southern Indiana are seething and sad — sad about losing what was long the city’s economic centerpiece and a ticket to the middle class for one generation after another.
“This is all about corporate greed,” said Ms. Ford, who took a job at Whirlpool 19 years ago. “It’s devastating to our family and to everyone in the plant. I wonder where we’ll be two years or four years from now. There aren’t any jobs here. How is this community going to survive?”"
I was always a fan of Manute. RIP.
Manute Bol Dead: Dies At 47 From Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
Wasn't this a crappy episode of 24? Weren't all episodes of 24 crappy?
Electronic Armageddon: How An EMP Bomb Would Be A Deathblow To Life As We Know It