Tuesday, April 10, 2012

SAR #12101

The question, as always, is "At what price?"

Demonstration Project: We've been repeatedly told that “free markets” will solve our problems and lead us to the land of milk and honey, or they would if the government would just get out of the way. Okay, then let's see the free market solve the problems of income inequality and increasing homelessness.

Three-pointer: Ben Bernanke is like a bartender at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting; he keeps cutting the price but nobody's buying.

Ditto: One of the reasons that government surveys do not show a rise in poverty during the last few years is that they are government surveys. You know, like the unemployment statistics.

Truth vs. Fiction: A sign that the economy is improving is the increasing number of people finding jobs that let them make minimum payments on their credit card balances.

Counterattack: In an attempt to overcome the liberal bias that is embedded in reality and science, the Conservapedia provides a conservative, Christian, creationist view of world.

Arctic Sea Ice: A thousand words.

Desperation: In the last 3 years, 1.84 million jobs have been added to the economy, while there has been an increase of 2.96 million workers aged 55 and over. No wonder the young folks can't find a job; the old folks can't afford to quit working.

Bear With Us: The mysterious disease that decimated Arctic ice seal populations last year appears to have spread to polar bears - which serves the bears right for chowing down on the seals.

Ah, That Explains Things: A new study indicates that obese women have a much increased chance of having an autistic child. No wonder autism is increasing.

The Big Lie: In Rush Limbaugh's fact-free universe, “The real war on women is being conducted by the regime, by the Obama administration.” Maybe so, the Republican attacks are about as unreal as possible.

Protesting Too Much: Studies suggest that many (most?) homophobes are repressing their own homosexual tendencies. Y'think?

Conservative Conservation: The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) is responsible for the conservation of tunas and tuna-like fish, which sounds like a good idea. But ICCAT governments set fishing quotas far above the recommendations of scientists, who say that there is no such thing as sustainable fishing of any wild fish. The way to save the fisheries is to not eat the fish. Guess how that's going to work out.

Don't Tell Grumpy:  According to Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan, the economy has grown the most when Democrats have been in power

God Help Him – Or Us: Now Tim Tebow is being singled out as a possible national politician. Or the lead pitch-man for a giganormous church. Whichever pays more.

Porn O'Graph: On not going home.

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