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Did you know Bill Gates is a socialist?

Check out this LTTE:


It's about Common Core, and it contains this quote:

I heard one of the people behind this is Bill Gates; that should scare anyone with half a brain, this guy is a socialist.

Last I checked, Gates was one of the most significant capitalists this country has ever produced. Forget wind power. Forget solar. Exhume Karl Marx, glue magnets to his legs, wrap two miles of wire around him and rebury him in Idaho, and the electricity output from all the spinning in his grave will dwarf that of the Grand Coulee Dam.

Is Wednesday "wear a helmet to work day"?

Wednesday is January 22, which is to someone who opposes abortion a little like the 4th of July, Christmas, New Year's and Income Tax Day all rolled up into one: it's the day they get to bring out their hats with plastic fetuses on them, their most gruesome signs, and stand in front of the first abortion clinic they can find protesting in support of The Unborn. (You will notice they don't stand in front of the Department of Social Services in support of anyone who's been born.)

This year I think they'll get really violent, so watch yourselves on Wednesday.

“There are other countries … when you say ‘We have the right to keep and bear arms in America’...

According to Wikipedia,

A castle doctrine (also known as a castle law or a defense of habitation law) is a legal doctrine that designates a person's abode (or, in some states, any legally-occupied place ) as a place in which that person has certain protections and immunities permitting him or her, in certain circumstances, to use force (up to and including deadly force) to defend themselves against an intruder, free from legal responsibility/prosecution for the consequences of the force used.


Idaho currently has the third-most-lenient castle doctrine law in America. If someone breaks into your house and you can prove that your life, or the life of your family, is threatened you can blow their shit away. And the farther north you go the less you have to prove: if you live in Priest River and you see a bulge in your invader's clothing that looks like a gun, and you kill that invader, the cops won't charge you. This has happened. (This is mitigated by the simple fact that any self-respecting burglar in Idaho just waits until everyone leaves the house before he breaks in.)

Our statehouse, who has solved all Idaho's problems, has decided their most pressing concern this session is to give Idaho the most lenient castle law in America. A few days ago they had a rally in support of this new law on the steps of the capitol building. At it, Wayne Hoffman, who is Idaho's most prominent teabagger and the head of the Idaho Freedom Foundation, said this:

“There are other countries … when you say ‘We have the right to keep and bear arms in America’ they look at you like you’re crazy,” Hoffman said through a bullhorn.

And there's a reason they do this, Wayne: on average, Americans manage to shoot to death 1000 people a month...and that's not counting the 60 percent of all gun deaths that are suicides.

A website all about Chris Christie!


I wonder how many people are coming to this hard right wing meeting

We're running this ad in the January 13 classified section:

(At the top of the ad is a picture of Ronald Reagan, their hero.)

Conservatives unite! Are you a conservative? If you're frustrated with liberalism taking over in America and the Republican Party drifting away from its conservative roots, let's do something about it! Come to RallyRight.org's special meeting at (name and address of restaurant) Monday, January 6th, 6pm."

Why no EPA inspections at Freedom Industries? They didn't need any!


Thanks to our friends in the GOP, the only chemical plants that need federal EPA inspections are ones that manufacture chemicals. Companies that store and blend chemicals, like this one and the fertilizer factory in Texas, don't require inspections.

So you're thinking, "what about OSHA inspections?" OSHA is so small they have become almost purely reactive. Unless you do something really bad - like killing someone in through unsafe workplace conditions - and someone drops a dime on you, you probably will never see an OSHA inspector. The chemical spill was only detected because this product has a distinctive odor, and the townspeople reported smelling it...which means the leak had been going on for quite some time because that plant's quite a ways from population and the odor it creates is not strong.

One has to wonder, though, why someone was allowed to buy an abandoned oil refinery that was built in the late 1930s and convert it to a chemical facility without having the tanks inspected.

If you were going to declare a band's fans a gang would it be ICP's?

Apparently Juggalos and Juggalettes, fans of Insane Clown Posse (it's a rap band with...well, interesting songs, but the one about Shrub isn't on YouTube for some reason) are now a hybrid gang. Not sure what a hybrid gang is; do they slam Priuses or something?

So I'm thinking...there are bands hundreds of times worse than ICP, who've been around so long their original fans could have grandkids. (Now there's a scary thought: "Grandpa and Grandma are taking me to an ICP concert!") If you were going to declare a band's fans a gang, which band?

I'm going with those gangbangers One Direction. They just look like they stir up shit just on general principles.

Where is Kennesaw Mountain Landis when you need him?

I know he died in 1944, but still...they suspended A-rod for one season after the shit he did? Come on. Send a message to the impressionable youth of today: Put the commissioner of baseball on television and have him say something like...

Regardless of the verdict of juries, no player who uses steroids, no player who undertakes or promises to hide his steroid use, no player who leads others into steroid use, no player who sits in confidence with a bunch of crooked doctors, where the ways and means of hiding steroid use and does not promptly tell his club about it, will ever play professional baseball.

Here's the MSDS for the "freedom" that's killing Charleston, WV right now


The "signal word" is Danger (there are three, Danger, Warning and Caution. Danger is the most severe.)

Hazard statements:
H225: Highly flammable liquid and vapor
H303: May be harmful if swallowed
H304: May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways
H315: Causes skin irritation
H320: Causes eye irritation
H336: May cause drowsiness or dizziness
H361: Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child (the exact words in the MSDS, don't blame me)
H411: Toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects

And they dumped five thousand gallons of it into a stream.

What's the difference between the Hindenburg and Chris Christie?

It only took 34 seconds for the Hindenburg to go down in flames.
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