Friday, August 27, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wisdom from Driftglass

Someone once said that there are only two kinds of Republicans; millionaires and chumps.

But there is a third kind: self-loathing minority group outliers who are willing to sell their own people to the wingnut mob in exchange for 30 pieces of silver and a pat on the head from people who hate them.
(thanks, Driftglass! I was just thinkin the same thang)

State Lotteries: Revenue from the Poor & stupid

The Poor Tax: I find it so sad to see those with no money to waste, spending on
state lotteries.  Most players seem to be lower socioeconomic classes, so they are the only ones that pay this tax. Their kids need shoes, clothes, proper food, yet the state advertises the Million$ they could win.  I guess the states need the money and the poor are happy to pay it. Now lets cut those taxes for the rich folk and
major corporations. I feel so sorry for them.

Best Sunspot Shot EVER!

NO it's NOT what you think...get your mind outta the gutter!
"This photo of a sunspot is now the most detailed ever obtained in visible light," according to Ciel et l'Espace. In September, the publication will publish several more photos of the Sun taken with BBSO's new adaptive optics system. READ MORE (Thanks, Big Bear Observatory!)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Defeat the Right in Three Minutes

It's evidently all about Cheap Labor!

Have you got three minutes. Because that's all you need to learn how to defeat the Republican Right. Just read through this handy guide and you'll have everything you need to successfully debunk right-wing propaganda.

It's really that simple. First, you have to beat their ideology, which really isn't that difficult. At bottom, conservatives believe in a social hierarchy of "haves" and "have nots" that I call "corporate feudalism". They have taken this corrosive social vision and dressed it up with a "respectable" sounding ideology. That ideology is pure hogwash, and you can prove it.  READ IT HERE. (thanks, ConceptualGorilla!)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Self Employment TAX?? WTF

ok, a rant,
hey what's the deal with the "self-employment tax"?? can we please ditch this? 
I'm not talkin about INCOME earned through self employment (freelance), but the 15% off the top.....then to tax the actual income....why aren't those taxhaters freakin out about this?

Anyone know if other countries have such a ridiculous thing? Who came up with this and can we throw stuff at them in public? I'm no teabagger and have no problem payin lots in tax & getting lots of groovy things in return, but if you say it out loud it sounds sick and twisted.....let's say it out loud...SELF - EMPLOYMENT.....TAX.   see?  WTF?

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Cows Cows & more Cows!

This is SICK!  (thanks, Dutch Mechanic & I Can Has Internets!)

Coke's "Vitamin Water" under Fire

The bottle sort of looks like medicine to me!
In a staggering feat of twisted logic, lawyers for Coca-Cola are defending the lawsuit by asserting that "no consumer could reasonably be misled into thinking vitaminwater was a healthy beverage."
John Robbins lays it out. Sugar-water, anyone?