Friday, March 28, 2014

Friday Cat Blogging With Photoshop

From Album 5
Medieval Judge edition. Because wingers are all in a snit about modern justice and want to revert to their good old days...also known as The Dark Ages.

Have a good weekend.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Oh, That Settles It Then...

From Album 5
Imagine -- Chris Christie's selfie of an investigation...cleared him (note:linking to a tweet because the actual story includes audio/video...if you want to see/hear link from there).

Reminds me of nothing so much as Richard Nixon's pathetic attempt to release Watergate tape "transcripts," that turned out to be so sanitized you could have eaten off them. A far cry from the real Dick Nixon -- if you're ever bored, check out an actual tape. Wow -- and not in an awed way.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Look For The Union Label

From Album 5
Well, first, this isn't really my issue, but I'm technically "on vacation" (taking a few days off to "celebrate" birthday number, um, 49...yikes...and to do much needed stuff around the house); anyway, while this isn't really my issue, it's hypocrisy in all its glory.

If anyone honestly thinks college athletes are "amateur students," can I interest you in some soon-to-be-drained Florida swampland? And a bridge to get you there? College athletics is big business, it's always been big business -- and there's no reason to not openly pay those very talented athletes who make it a big business...unless you want to cut out ALL money and really see who's in it "for the love of the alma mater and/or the game."

No, I didn't think so.

Besides, the whole concept of amateurism was and is a sham, originally to ensure only select participation, i.e., those people who didn't need to, you know, make an actual living. So, let's grow up, accept reality, and if somehow it does negatively affect the institution...then the institution needs to be affected.

OK, back to the usual tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

And The Hobby Horse They Rode In On...

From Album 5
First, the idea that contraception is abortion is...bullshit. Second, the idea that women would receive "free" contraception under the ACA regulations is...bullshit. Insurance, even under ACA guidelines (with the exception of Medicaid, which wingnut governors are rejecting anyway); anyway, insurance requires people to pay a premium, which isn't tribute. It's part of a contract...and contracts cut both ways.

Besides, Viagra and other boner pills have been covered by insurance since...pretty much since they hit the market. And please don't tell me it's strictly a matter of enabling conception. That's bullshit too.

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Not So Invisible Hand

From Album 5
Not exactly a surprise, but when it comes to business, the only competition little they can pay the workers.