Wednesday, June 1, 2016
After You: Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, who thinks Christians have a sacred duty to discriminate against gays, claims that Christians “will endure crucifixion for [the] right to discriminate against gay people.”Step right up, governor.
Where There's A Won't. There's A Way: As Republicans make it ever more difficult for women to obtain safe, legal abortions – as is their constitutional right - American women are more and more frequently turning to DIY abortion concoctions of questionable efficacy and safety. Serves the sluts right, eh Mrs. Blackburn?
The Price Is Rights: A US District Judge has ordered Sheriff Joe Arpaio to pay people who were detained by his deputies solely because the supposedly looked like illegal immigrants $1,000 for the first hour of detention and $200 for every 20 minutes thereafter.
Being Prepared: Paul Krugman says that if Hillary does not win the White House it will be Bernie Sanders' fault for refusing to concede now and distracting her from more important things.
Unicorns: If we – we being everybody alive on this planet – are to keep global warming to the magical 2°C target, we need to reduce the carbon intensity of the energy system by 100% within 50 years. For the mathematically challenged that means that by 2060 at the very latest we must stop burning fossil fuels. No more coal burning. No more natural gas, either. And most assuredly, no more petroleum-based transportation. Anybody who tells you we are going to make a serious attempt at reaching such a goal is lying. If they start to tell you about “carbon capture”, run away, run away.
Pyrrhic Victory: Former Attorney General Eric Holder says that Edward Snowden is a hero who did us all a public service and should go to jail for doing so.
Good Intentions: Facebook acknowledges that it is using your cellphone to listen in to what you are saying, all the time - but it's only doing so to help you out, to serve you better. If they overhear you talking about a new car, then they can put new car ads on your Facebook page. If you are talking about having an affair, they can suggest good hotels and discrete jewelers. Besides, you can eventually figure out how to turn the damned thing off.
A Parting Shot:
Posted by Charles Kingsley Michaelson, III at 6:32 AM