The Watering Hole Tuesday July 8, 2014 – Environmental News and Food Politics Posted on July 8, 2014 by nonewhere The below link is some food for thought. Does your state have a Koch problem? Open thread. Share this:FacebookPrintRedditTwitterEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related
There doesn’t seem to be a way to slow down or even quash the Koch Cooties.
The Koch boys can honestly say: They never bought a politician that wasn’t for sale.
Political apathy and ambivalence is our own fault. Schools have been neutered and dumbed down to the level of creationism. They don’t teach social responsibility and participation.
Elections have become a popularity contest of who can spend the most.
Accusations of non existent voter fraud = red herrings
It’s early and I haven’t had my quart of coffee yet.
I’m sure there’s plenty for you guys to add to the list.
Yes to all of that. The USA shows every sign, exhibits every symptom, of a nation in steep decline, of a country on the verge of if not already engaged in its self-induced death throes. I no longer see even the barest hint of the blue sky “all are created equal” paradise once envisioned. Some things are apparently forever beyond any sort of human reality, a reality where the Koch bros. define maximum human accomplishment.
The planet will be far far better off after we extinct ourselves.
The ‘American Dream’ has become a nightmare from which future generations will wake in a cold sweat.
Virginia’s new photo ID to vote went into effect on July 1. That sure doesn’t leave much time to get the word out about the new requirements, or for those who need it to procure ID.
The less time they have to get their ID right, the less chance there will be that all them damn darkies and spics will be able to vote for them damn democrat-fascist-nazi-commies.
I’m trying to find out what will be required for the free ID, beyond going to the registrar’s office. Our DMV requires a birth certificate for their photo ID and driver’s licenses. If you need a copy of your VA birth certificate, you must send a copy of your photo ID to get it, or have your parent do so for you. This makes it hard for some folks to get ID.
Trips to the DMV are such a joy.
It’s called “Catch 22”
I always thought that me standing there was proof I’d been born. Later I realized that the mere presence of a living breathing body doesn’t count for much even if it has white skin. Dark skin? It counts for nada.
I am so glad I went to the expense and trouble to readopt son In Virginia and get him a Virginia birth certificate. I can’t imagine trying to get a driver’s license (next year, gulp) with a Guatemalan birth certificate.
I doubt he’ll follow me back, but it doesn’t hurt to try. (Let him try to subpoena me.)
You’re such a charmer, Wayne. 🙂
Louisiana (Election) Miscellany
I think too many Duck Dynasty fans actually saw a picture of ol’ Jindal. He’s wunna them brown guys.
Bobby Jindal is the equivalent of a Harbor Freight tool.
He’s a tool alright, but he’s not from China!
Actually, I think you just perfectly defined each and every Republican/Teabagger politician alive today, although maybe a busted tire wrench would suffice in the sense that it doesn’t seem fair to so egregiously insult Harbor Freight tools.
No, It’s Not Okay to Publicly Say “STFU” to the Supreme Court if You are a Federal Judge
Bullshit. I’m not a judge, but I support ANYONE with the brass to PUBLICLY tell our current BOGUS Supreme Court to STFU. Now, if only a way could be found to make it happen.
Last time I checked it was called The First Amendment and it mentions something about freedom of speech of which, the Supreme Court has upheld in the past.
I could be wrong but I detect a bit of a double standard here.
How mavericky of Gramps!
Para Sailin’ apparently wants to impeach Obama for everything that Bush did, that Obama has been unable to correct thanks to the R-House and the Senate filibuster. Plus, of course and lest we forget, he’s
black. . . Muslim. . . Kenyan. . . not a Wingnut.
Translated to the southern: “Well bless her heart”.
Josh Marshall at TPM:
The vials should have been destroyed decades ago – at least these were in a cold room.
Think Cold War. If each super power had the medical weaponry to unleash on the world…
That’s all we need is for both Ice Sheets to melt. Goodbye coastal U.S. cities.
I used to listen to a DJ in the early 1950s who began each morning with this:
Kentucky state Sen. Brandon Smith (R), the owner of a mining company called Mohawk Energy, claimed that man-made climate change is scientifically implausible because Mars and Earth share “exactly” the same temperature. Enjoy:
“As you [Energy & Environment Cabinet official] sit there in your chair with your data, we sit up here in ours with our data and our constituents and stuff behind us. I won’t get into the debate about climate change but I’ll simply point out that I think in academia we all agree that the temperature on Mars is exactly as it is here. Nobody will dispute that. Yet there are no coal mines on Mars. There’s no factories on Mars that I’m aware of.”
Holy shit. I read that twice and could find not even the subtlest clue that Brandon Smith is not completely void of gray matter.
Maybe he has gray antimatter? Being that stupid requires a conscious effort.
Sometimes you read something and have no comment beyond WTF, though I suppose in this case one could inquire as to whether there was a religious exemption available to KY citizens that allowed them to consume peyote.
I don’t know if Gomer has already displaced Batscat Bachmann as the craziest creature in Congress but he sure seems to have captured the title for stupidest and most dishonest. Is it really possible that he doesn’t realize “illegals” can’t vote or is he just lying in the hope that anyone so stupid that they listen to him are also stupid enough to believe him? Either way; I would really get a good laugh if some little old lady cock punched him.
HolyMotherofMercy – he is the brainless one, isn’t he?
That fireball looks like the image of the returning Christ (sunburned, obviously). Shhh. Don’t say anything though.
Yeah, well that’s pretty much what Germany did to Brazil.
I like her sense of humor, so I followed her.
Apparently Joan Rivers walked out on a CNN interview, so after she said something slightly off color for Dave’s tastes, he walked out on her. Actually she was funny.