It is down hill from here…Evening Open Thread

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Good Evening Y’all

Ah yes, polite society…it is the cornerstone of the right-wing ideals and values.

In Georgia the gun nuts are planning a pro-gun rally at the State Capitol, and since there are school kids who frequent the Capitol Building this time of year, Atlanta Police will be packing AK-47s…just in case any of the crazies get a bug up their ass and start shooting.

I would link to the rally site but don’t want to start an overflow of trolls, just let me say that these gun totting “polite society” types are pissed off at the APD for bringing bigger guns than theirs to this gun fight rally.

Oh, and this is an open-carry pro-gun rally, so these folks will be brandishing their guns, organizers are asking they not be loaded, but advise participants to bring their ammunition.

Here are a couple of links for you tonight, from Eric Loomis:  God Made a Farmer? – Lawyers, Guns & Money

I was going to respond to that ridiculous “God Made a Farmer” Chrysler ad that ran during the Super Bowl using the voiceover of Paul Harvey’s speech of that title as narration. Showing a lot of white people (and one black person!) farming, the ad was a million ways of problems. Between ignoring the actual people who do farm work in this country (Latinos) and the fact that farming is a hard, low-wage job where people struggle to keep their land in the face of increased centralization and corporatization, the ad was a giant lie. Which is like most advertisements, but this was especially egregious.

And…one more, for any of you geeky fiber folks out there: LEGO Loom Looms Video

Fantastic!

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10 Comments on “It is down hill from here…Evening Open Thread”

  1. Dammit, can’t get that youtube video to embed, so here is the link:

  2. RalphB says:

    Nice JJ. Lovely cartoon. I think fits well with right wing kookery but since this is an open thread… Republicans on the Senate and House Armed Services Committee apparently unveiled a plan today to avert the sequester for one year by paying for it with … a 10 percent across the board reduction in the federal workforce. (That would do wonders for the recovery.)

    • ecocatwoman says:

      Now I understand all that rhetoric in 2010 & 2012 about jobs. I misunderstood & thought they meant job creation, not job elimination. Damn, I’m dumber than I thought I was. Those thoughtful Republicans, always looking out for the corporations – oops, people – of the US.

    • NW Luna says:

      Uh…..Don’t the armed services work for the federal government? So they’re really advocating a reduction in military staff with that clever plan of theirs.

      How about a 10% reduction in Congresscritters? Better yet, 90%?

  3. bostonboomer says:

    This is pretty amazing: 6 Times The Onion Had People Completely Fooled

    http://mentalfloss.com/article/30339/6-times-onion-had-people-completely-fooled

  4. Eric Pleim says:

    What an awesome quote from Heinlein. It says so much in 7 words!

    I didn’t realize it was Paul Harvey on that ad. I mean, he’s dead and that’s a good place for him. No need to subject the globe to two minutes of his phony, quasi-religious, disingenuous, intolerant, jingoistic, right wing disinformation. I just kept thinking what is the civilized world thinking of us when they see this? Disgusting.