Why the south should be pissed, in 9 charts.
Great quote from @NeilTyson. @cosmosontv starts this Sunday. Support the smart stuff!
Update on the “Oklahoma” meme via Http://Facebook.com/TheMarmelPage
There was a message in there I found abhorrent. An end zone dance that other states were doing things much more horrible than Arizona.
It went viral - yes, but some who agreed it was horrible. But in the last 24 hours, by people who were happy about it and wanted it to happen elsewhere.
More views than anything I’d posted in a while. It was on thousands of walls from tea party people who were gleefully spreading a message I disagreed with. That they should be ashamed of.
So… it’s gone now.
I like page views as much as the next blogger.
But I don’t need that number to come from people who’s views I find sad and ancient, nor will I allow something of mine to be used in some weird orgasm of intolerance.
Find it elsewhere.
Post it on your horror show wall from someone else.
It has no home here.
The right has decided to hate on the Girl Scouts.
Because the Girl Scouts empowers girls to become empowered women, and empowered women scare the fundamentalist christian right. You’ve probably seen the memes.
So… How do you support the girl scouts and not completely blow your diet? By buying a ton of cookies and donating them to a shelter that feeds and houses kids.
As the Cookie Monsters says, they are a “sometimes food.”
So you can buy cookies and support a great organization and then donate them to a local homeless charity and give cookies to homeless kids (and take the write-off!)
It’s fun to do something nice, help people in need and still poke a finger in the eye of jerks at the same time.
I figure the Karma offsets the weight gain.
P.S. If you do this, share the name and link your homeless shelter of choice! Mine was http://btohome.com
Think Arizona almost did something horrible? Well “Oklahoma is doing it anyway,”
From Glenn Stanfield’s page:
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Oklahoma is the only state that Obama did not win even one county in the last election… While everyone is focusing on Arizona ’s new law, look what Oklahoma has been doing!!!!
An update from Oklahoma :
Oklahoma law passed, 37 to 9 an amendment to place the Ten Commandments on the front entrance to the state capitol. The feds in D.C., along with the ACLU, said it would be a mistake. Hey this is a conservative state, based on Christian values…! HB 1330
Guess what………. Oklahoma did it anyway.
Oklahoma recently passed a law in the state to incarcerate all illegal immigrants, and ship them back to where they came from unless they want to get a green card and become an American citizen. They all scattered. HB 1804. This was against the advice of the Federal Government, and the ACLU, they said it would be a mistake.
Guess what………. Oklahoma did it anyway.
Recently we passed a law to include DNA samples from any and all illegal’s to the Oklahoma database, for criminal investigative purposes. Pelosi said it was unconstitutional SB 1102
Guess what……… Oklahoma did it anyway.
Several weeks ago, we passed a law, declaring Oklahoma as a Sovereign state, not under the Federal Government directives. Joining Texas , Montana and Utah as the only states to do so.
More states are likely to follow: Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Carolina’s, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, West Virginia, Mississippi and Florida. Save your confederate money, it appears the South is about to rise up once again. HJR 1003
The federal Government has made bold steps to take away our guns. Oklahoma, a week ago, passed a law confirming people in this state have the right to bear arms and transport them in their vehicles. I’m sure that was a setback for the criminals The Liberals didn’t like it — But….
Guess what……….. Oklahoma did it anyway.
Just this month, the state has voted and passed a law that ALL drivers’ license exams will be printed in English, and only English, and no other language. They have been called racist for doing this, but the fact is that ALL of the road signs are in English only. If you want to drive in Oklahoma , you must read and write English. Really simple.
By the way, the Liberals don’t like any of this either
Guess what…who cares… Oklahoma is doing it anyway.
If you like it, pass it on, if you don’t then delete it…Thanks Guess what : they people I’m sending this to , will send it on. Well, at least the ones who love and believe in freedom will.
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And I did.
I mean, they want to love Putin because he hates gays and he’s not Barack Obama, but they also can’t REALLY love Putin because he’s a monster and war and stuff.
So the discussion has to be about how Obama allowed Putin to become a monster, even though Bush “looked into his soul” or some such nonsense.
Here’s the thing: When you pick your heroes because of who you hate, you’re always going to be disappointed.
Ted Nugent. Sarah Palin. Alex Jones. Phil Robertson.
They are always, always, always going to - at some point - disappoint you because it’s not about what they believe it’s about them hating the guy you hate. Consequently, there’s no due diligence and at some point, who they are creeps through the carefully crafted image they want to maintain.
And then you look like fools. You get that, right? Whenever Ted Cruz lies about who caused the shut down, or Ted Nugent calls black people “subhuman mongrels,” and so on and so on… you and everyone who embraced these guys look like fools.
Putin is the latest example of this. You idolized this bastard’s strength because you felt he was a stronger (whiter) leader than the President.
And now he’s going to start killing innocent people and being the tyrant you constantly pretend the President is.
Your heroes are terrible, tea party. Down to the one.
Mine might disappointment every now and then, but I never find myself embarrassed by them.
At Apple’s annual shareholder meeting Friday, Cook shot down the suggestion from a conservative, Washington, D.C.-based think tank that Apple give up on environmental initiatives that don’t contribute to the company’s bottom line.
The organization, the National Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR), hasn’t taken too kindly to Apple’s increasing reliance on green energy, nor Cook’s hiring of Lisa Jackson, the former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, to spearhead sustainability efforts for the iPhone-maker. And NCPPR General Counsel Justin Danhof said as much in a statement issued to Apple ahead of the meeting.
"We object to increased government control over company products and operations, and likewise mandatory environmental standards," Danhof wrote alongside NCPPR’s demand that the pledge be voted on at the meeting. "This is something [Apple] should be actively fighting, not preparing surrender."
Cook came back with a harsh reminder that despite the company’s mounds of cash, it is not in the business of caving to shareholder demands, especially politically motivated ones. “We do a lot of things for reasons besides profit motive,” Cook said. “We want to leave the world better than we found it.”
Danhof’s proposal was voted down, of course, but not before Cook put the final touches on his rebuttal. To any who found the company’s environmental dedication either ideologically or economically ill-advised, they can “get out of the stock,” Cook said.
Yes, it’s a good thing that Governor Jan Brewer vetoed SB 1062. It was a terrible bill and it never would have survived the Supreme Court.
And now everybody will talk about how “the right thing was done.”
But let’s be honest: The right thing was done begrudgingly, and damage has already been done to human beings.
Gays were told that their representatives in Arizona felt they were second class citizens. The bill was vetoed because it was “overly broad,” not because Jan Brewer disagreed with what it stood for.
Everybody knows it wasn’t some sudden conscience that killed this thing. It was embarrassment which led to the realization that it was going to cost them actual money.
And homophobes are now emboldened - so we get to have a few more years of small-minded bigots trying to carefully word a bill like this so it survives a SCOTUS challenge.
Or at the very least, lets Scalia make more horrible comments about gays.
How terrible this must have been for gays both in Arizona and in America.
Jan Brewer wants her base to know she “understands the world is changing.” Meanwhile, John McCain wants us all to move on and enjoy the great state of Arizona.
I want people to stay pissed, and keep their eyes on the next election.
Remember who voted for this. And see if their district rewards them with re-election.
Let’s see exactly what kind of state Arizona really is.
And then, after the 2014 election, we can talk about whether it’s time to forgive and forget.