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Happy Friday

Something I'm very excited about:


I had every intention of posting some long meaningful dissertation on something or other this weekend, but life interceded, and that didn't happen. Stay tuned, though. Meanwhile, here's your Monday Loldog:

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Happy Friday!

Monday loldog

I've been inconsistent about doing these every Monday - sorry about that. :-)

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Happy Friday!

Lewis Black breaks it down. NSFW.

...between you and your doctor?

One of the primary arguments made by right wingers opposed to public health care is that they don't want the government getting between you and your doctor. The idea is that if you allow the government to run health care, suddenly health care will become this big bureaucratic nightmare, and it'll take forever to get, say, something as simple as a prescription for antibiotics for a sinus infection, let alone to get approved for a major surgery.

God forbid, right?

Here's the thing. We have that level of bureaucratic nightmare already. The for profit health industry, made up of HMOs, insurance companies, for-profit hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, and the army of lobbyists they send to Capitol Hill, already stand between you and your doctor. We're always hearing horror stories of an insurance company that refuses to approve a major and necessary surgery. We're always hearing about people with employer-provided health plans that still leave them with huge out …

In honor of Bastille Day

here's this:

Happy Friday

Or not. Apparently Disney doesn't like people posting their animations on YouTube.

So, appropriately, I present instead, "How to Irritate People."

More DIY videos at

MA sues Federal Government over DOMA

The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Boston, argues the act "constitutes an overreaching and discriminatory federal law." It says the approximately 16,000 same-sex couples who have married in Massachusetts since the state began performing gay marriages in 2004 are being unfairly denied federal benefits given to heterosexual couples.

This is fantastic news. Let's hope the Homophobama Administration doesn't stomp this one into the ground like they did the last one.


Is anything happening in the world? I just really haven't heard anything. Except, that, apparently some singer died, and that's more important than, well, anything else that's happening anywhere else.

I could swear we were still involved in two wars. I guess not, though, since the news stations can take an entire day to talk about a dead musician's extremely overblown memorial service.

Monday loldog


Prescient quote of the day.

"Is that to say we are against Free Trade? No, we are for Free Trade, because by Free Trade all economical laws, with their most astounding contradictions, will act upon a larger scale, upon the territory of the whole earth; and because from the uniting of all these contradictions in a single group, where they will stand face to face, will result the struggle which will itself eventuate in the emancipation of the proletariat."
-K. Marx

We have a globalized economy. The contradictions are there. Governments around the world are scrambling to shore up the scaffolding to prop up this (metaphor comparing capitalism to an unstable structure), but financial crisis after financial crisis cause the (see previous metaphor) to crumble a little bit more every time.

Ask yourself: why was it that 50 years ago, General Motors could afford to pay its workers a decent wage, health benefits, and pensions, and today it can't even pay them a decent wage? It's not all about the quality …

Good God. This rambling lunatic was very nearly Vice President.

Can you make any sense out of this? Does she even take a breath?


Happy Friday!