Archive for the politics Category

American Political Discourse In the 21st Century

Posted in politics, tumbleweed, Uncategorized on March 27, 2010 by jericomele

apparently includes the vehicular rebuttal.

Road rage, accident centers on Obama bumper sticker – WKRN, Nashville, Tennessee News, Weather, and Sports |.

Just to keep things fair and balanced, a verbal rebuttal from the driver

Dude, it was totally an accident.

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The Time Honored Taking My Ball and Going Home Technique

Posted in politics on March 26, 2010 by jericomele

As part of the hissy fit being thrown by republicans after the passage of the Health Care Reform bill, they’ve decided that they’re not even going to pretend to do their jobs. As a result, committee meetings on things like National Security, Police Hiring Procedure in Afghanistan and the forest fires in California are getting postponed. This is so classy that it makes making fun of an 11 year old whose mom just died look like knowing which fork is the salad fork.

GOP Senators Refusing To Work Past 2PM, Invoking Obscure Rule.

Brilliance on a Scale Unimaginable

Posted in politics, tumbleweed on March 19, 2010 by jericomele

In brief:

“It was easy,” said task force chairperson Bridget Keeney. “We did a little research and discovered that we have hundreds of boxes of already-approved history textbooks from the 1940s through the 1960s lying around in the basement of the State Museum. They’re a little old, but they’ve been well-preserved and should serve our students well. Best of all, we already own them, so they’re free.”

Why this is a bad idea:

I dunno, maybe shit’s changed a little in the last 50 years? I mean, segregation isn’t legal anymore to start with…

via South Carolina avoids Texas-style textbook dilemma | theDiscust.

Crazy Pills

Posted in politics, science fiction, tumbleweed on March 17, 2010 by jericomele

Short Version: Geek religious persecution over Jedi Hood.

Slashdot News Story | Jobcentre Apologizes For Anti-Jedi Discrimination.

Baffler – Let Them Eat Dogma

Posted in politics on March 12, 2010 by jericomele

Some good shit here. The denialism thing certainly hits the nail on the head.

Baffler – Let Them Eat Dogma.