Ben Sasse is part of a long, proud line of Republicans that soaks up admiration for their words while getting off scot-free with their actual votes.
Trump’s aides don’t know how to turn on the lights in the White House. Trump doesn’t know what he signs until he sees it on Fox News. These things are both awful.
Some libraries are doing away with overdue fees because they’re not effective at getting people to return books on time, but they are effective at encouraging people not to bother checking out books. There’s a metaphor in there somewhere.
If you’re a young, conservative, blond woman, you can stay three nights in Dallas and attend a leadership conference, all for $25 (plus transportation)! The wingnut welfare train runs all night.
The confirmation of Betsy DeVos is a goddamned national tragedy. Seriously, what’s the point of working hard and bettering yourself when a hack like this is the most powerful education official in the country?
The term “meritocracy” was originally satirical, because the people in charge can always define “merit” to be whatever they like. Such as, for instance, social skills and interviewing capability over test scores. But like “political correctness,” it is now used sincerely.
They aren’t quizzes! A quiz tests your knowledge, preferably your useless knowledge. Buzzfeed and its ilk have some of those, but most of the “quizzes” I see don’t ask, “What do you know?”. Rather, they ask, “What are you?”.
SO WHEN YOU CALL THEM “QUIZZES” YOU ARE ACTUALLY REFERRING TO THE PHENOMENON KNOWN AS “PERSONALITY TESTS” AND YOU SHOULD FEEL BAD FOR YOUR BLATANT MISREPRESENTATION I DON’T CARE IF MY ZODIAC SIGN SAYS THAT I SHOULD DATE CINDERELLA IN UZBEKISTAN WHILE EATING BUFFALO CHICKEN PIZZA AND GETTING SORTED INTO HUFFLEPUFF THAT IS JUST ARBITRARY AND STUPID AND GLORIFIED HOROSCOPING AT LEAST YOU COULD HAVE THE DECENCY TO CREATE A SEPARATE SECTION FOR GENUINE QUIZZES GRARGLE GRARGLE GRAR.
Buzzfeed “quizzes” suck. They are killing America.
Fred Clark said it before and said it best. If you don’t have compassion for refugees, chances are you don’t have compassion for homeless veterans, unborn babies or any of the props you bring out to prove you’re a good person.
I really need to get these posts out on time, but there is always more and it is always worse. Anyway, anyone remember this commercial? Good commercial.
For you non-Michiganders out there, the State of Michigan under unqualified businessman Rick Snyder implemented a new fraud detection system for people collecting unemployment. Turns out the system had a 93% error rate and led to over 1,000 people getting falsely accused of fraud and forced into bankruptcy. Republican governance at work.
Uber is a craven, untrustworthy company whose entire business model is essentially anti-regulations blitzkrieg — by the time governments can respond to all their rule-breaking, Uber has already embedded itself in the market. So it’s of little surprise that they took the money and ran. As many have noted, Uber is not unionized.
With Steve Bannon in the White House, the chaos caused by Trump’s illegal executive order may have been entirely deliberate. This is a dangerous man.
Steve Bannon also personally made sure that green card holders would be included in the ban. As I said on Facebook:
Right-wingers have always tried to divide the immigrant community by going on about “the right way” so that documented immigrants resent undocumented immigrants. But it was never about that. At all.
Someone made a great list of each Senator’s position on Trump’s illegal executive order. There are a lot more Republicans doing the right thing than the last time I checked, and just one Democrat (Manchin, of course) doing the wrong. Keep up the pressure.
Happy Birthday to Fred Korematsu. Good thing the government would never do something like that again!
Vice has an article on Trump’s analytics team from the election, which appears to be stunningly competent. They use microtargeting based on Facebook likes rather than demographic information, so theoretically it’s the better approach. Don’t underestimate them.
I love them! It’s like they’re infiltrating the wicked world of adverbs before going, “Surprise! I was a noun modifier all along!” Then stabbing “apparently” in the throat and fleeing to Switzerland. Plus, you can always turn them into adverbs if you really want to:
“I wish I could be that gnarly,” lamented Tony Hawk as Bob Burnquist ollied gnarlily.
“You’ll never get away with this, Lex,” croaked Superman as he succumbed to the Kryptonite, cursing himself for being defeated so dastardlily.
“There’s too much sun. I wish I were still a bulb,” whinged the cowardly lily as it cowered cowardlily.
My incomplete list of these wonderful words:
boyly (Nope, doesn’t exist. Get on it, Merriam-Webster.)