Posts tagged: politics
oldParasiteSingle: The following news links are excerpted from my private chat with my nephew marxistplot I especially like the one about Neanderthals being our southern European ancestors. We really aren’t all the same primates by nature.
[07:57:42] » from my browsing history
[07:57:45] » http://gigaom.com/2014/08/19/netflix-is-now-paying-time-warner-cable-for-direct-access-and-faster-streams/
[07:58:05] » http://www.wired.com/2014/08/study-shows-how-easily-weapons-can-be-smuggled-past-tsas-x-ray-body-scanners/
[07:58:18] » http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2014/08/19/genetically-engineered-pig-hearts-survived-more-than-a-year-in-baboon-hosts/?tid=rssfeed
[07:58:36] » http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/bone-repair-treat-injuries-0818
[07:58:48] » http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140820-neanderthal-dating-bones-archaeology-science/
[07:58:58] » http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/the-butterfly-effect-climate-change-forced-species-to-adapt-9679477.html
[07:59:17] » http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-republicans-throw-a-conniption-20140819-column.html#page=1
[07:59:24] » http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/08/head-missouri-gop-calls-voter-registration-drives-ferguson-disgusting
[07:59:41] » http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/19/rick-perry-texas-indictment-courthouse/14294855/
-5 term incumbent US Senator Mitch McConnell in his latest campaign commercial against challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes.
IMAO Grimes’ campaign is losing steam against the GOP whip. Lately she has taken to running commercials about how McConnell neglects his Senate duties on the farming subcommittee. McConnell answered her challenges with this “Change” ad, sounding wise & grandfatherly for the misogynist farmers. Meanwhile McConnell’s supporters have a weird challenge of their own, making fun of Grimes’ campaign bus because it was a gift from her father instead of some shady loan to herself.
Paul Berge’s blog “My phone call with Rmoney” Friday, March 30, 2012
I sat through 20 minutes or so of a live telephone “town hall” call with Mitt Romney on the other end last night. Wisconsin’s primary is coming up on Tuesday, and Romney and his SuperPAC are spending heavily in this state. (I haven’t seen any ads by the Santorum campaign, although his “Red White and Blue” superPAC has one ad up on TV.)
While I was on the phone call, there was one questioner who thought high gas prices were caused by oil company profiteering. Mitt told her he disagreed and blamed Obama for not drilling, mining and fissioning enough. Mitt saw great potential in natural gas, but avoided any reference to fracking.
SPRINGFIELD — Armed with a 15-foot puppet of Gov. Pat Quinn, groups hoping to stop fracking in Illinois attempted to disrupt a breakfast meeting of top state Democrats on Wednesday.
oldParasiteSingle: The print headline article went on to describe how the same groups also planned to protest Bruce Rauner GOP meetings on Thursday. I have no link for that.
UPDATE: I do now, from the twitter feed of the group leader based in central Illinois, Will Reynolds.
Contaminated water, polluted air, increased earthquake risk: As fracking has expanded across America, this dangerous form of oil and gas production has caused massive harm to our environment and public health….
Illinois may be more famous for imprisoned governors, but as a coal state struggling with its energy future, some of our politicians have wacky things to say about fossil fuels. With the threatened start of fracking plus backlash to EPA proposing new rules on carbon emissions, you can expect more foolishness to come.
Since election season is upon us, it’s a good time to review the top five politicians whose uninformed and outrageous statements make them the biggest fossil fools in Illinois this year (so far).
My naturalist nephew satire: [YTP] - Obama Does Stand-Up Comedy
And voter fraud at the polls is still only slightly more common than unicorns.
Government urged to publish sections cut from study into impact of shale gas wells on local communities
The numbers behind the IRS nonprofit breakdown
oldParasiteSingle: This fellow was on cspanwashingtonjournal this past Saturday