One Not-So-Giant Step… for Sanity, Actually…. Out of My Mind for 20 July 2009

Anniversary info is here.

That was then, this is now: A flooded toilet on the space station….

Future: That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured. — Ambrose Bierce

Fact: Many wingnuts may well be cretins to some degree or another. If learning is good for the brain, what does being closed-minded do for one’s mental health?

Cretin: Michael Steele. Correction; Make it the entire, deranged GOP.

The GOP is not dead, it just has extremists with nothing good to offer the country, to say the least. The problem is bigger than that and that is the massive complete corruption of both parties where nearly no pol finds it in his interest to give a good God-or-other damn about the nation an our well-being. Example: Public option: after Detroit’s meltdown, if isn’t clear that some big step towards public health insurance (among other reasons) isn’t essential… well, then there’s a big problem up front at the controls….

The triumph of Mammon…:

Sweet!

Just so you know, book publishing is also in trouble. Amazing all the harm that has flowed from Big Business’ post-RJR-Nabisco refusal to focus on the long term ’cause Wall Street only cared about short-term and made management care for it as well to businesses’ detriment.

It ain’t just us; U.K. cops SWAT team shuts down a quiet barbecue.

Read more about how our bodies work than you probably care to know.

Playtime! (But not what you think.)

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