Month: September 2009

*sigh* It’s Like It *Never* Stops….

Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to remedy anything. — Kurt Vonnegut

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment. — Barry LePatner

I’m successful because I’m lucky. The harder I work, the luckier I get. /.

Every successful person has had failures but repeated failure is no guarantee of eventual success. /.

The GOP, mentally-deranged branch and all, they really have nothing but blatant lies, don’t they?

Are they all sick, sick, sick, like this guy? How do they do it?

Our leaders… sad, pathetic…:

America-hating douchebag. Definition of stupidity: Getting your news from people as stupid and ignorant as yourself. (Aside to Tom Wolfe: Got is all wrong, dude. Every decade is the Me Decade, and each is worse than the one before,  although that’s only really been true since your people took and began to abuse power.)

The private sector death panel strikes again. Profits over lives. It’s what made America great, right/ Right? At least that’s one thing the GOP really believes in.

You’ve earned a laff.

Checking In, I See The World Is Still Mostly Pretty &%$#ed Up….

The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.
— Flannery O’Connor

You cannot make a man by standing a sheep on its hind legs. But by standing a flock of sheep in that position you can make a crowd of men. — Max Beerbohm

If you were to destroy in mankind the belief in immortality, not only love but every living force maintaining the life of the world would at once be dried up. — Dostoevsky

I’m not so sure about this… I think it’s only the truism of sick minds, but I don’t know….

We are so vain that we even care for the opinion of those we don’t care for. — We are so vain that we even care for the opinion of those we don’t care for. — Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Assholes: Netflix.

The Times hates the public option and single-payer.

Whew! When the FTC just came out for net neutrality, I was puzzled, couldn’t believe it. Something truly progressive from our whorish leaders? I was right: The FTC version of net neutrality includes a massive reaming of us all, perversely, a big loss of freedom, which, you know, kind of is against the point.

Is Obama upping his personal campaign to empower the GOP?

Scoop from the Times: Longevity is not affected by one’s nation’s health system so there’s no need to fix a dyfunctional one.

I of course have a high tolerance for lawyers but this guy is bad.

But not all sucks….

It’s A Wonderful World

Your nature demands love and your happiness depends on it. /.

Here’s your real death panel, wingnuts: The lack of unaffordable health insurance results in 45,000 (presumably unwanted) deaths. Obamacare would have prevented this by forcing them to have purchased expensive health insurance at the risk of bankruptcy and then have treatment denied. (I of course exaggerate but not by so much.)

If the Taibbi health care piece was too depressing, or too depressing to read, try this — the current lost decade when it all went to hell; it’s *koff* a little lighter.

I barely parsed this and have no comment. I think it may be everything in something of a microcosm.

Here’s some real green shoots from 1944 — Hitler’s real defeat:

Oooh, Capt. Kirk had a Mac….

And to finish with something cheerful….