Drug screenings for all the services!
While I can understand the desire to require welfare recipients to pass drug screenings, why pick on those less fortunate than you? Shouldn’t you equally desire drug screenings for anyone accessing government benefits? This would include any business working a government contract, any farmer who takes government subsidies, or sells their crops into a production stream which does. Any...
My 2-cents on SOPA/PIPA
Much has been said, and by many people who say things better than I, about SOPA and PIPA and piracy, internet censorship and more, but I use the internet, so I feel like I should say something. I find the argument of stopping piracy will protect jobs, a pretty crumby one. When I went college (as well as in high school) I may, or may not, have pirated large amounts of music and movies. Now I am...
making my world adorable, one day at a time: →
claireattheblog: tonight, two of the sweetest people i have ever met, (and certainly the sweetest boys i have every met) got married. they moved to iowa specifically because they loved each other and knew they needed to be together forever and our wonderful state agreed. that is just the most adorable fucking thing i have ever known. i have never been so proud to be an iowan, as cheesy as...
My understanding of national anthems.
O Canada - Out country is great and we love it. God Save the Queen - We hope our queen will live for a long time and God will favor her. Star-Spangled Banner - We have a flag, it has stars and stripes.
Wear helmets folks →
I’m not one to tell others how to raise their children (at least not in recorded form,) however this is one of those issues. Make sure your kids always wear helmets whenever they’re on a bike. Even if you have the best behaved kids who will never leave the sidewalk in front of your house, make sure they are always wearing a helmet. Head injuries are serious business, even when...
One little favor for me
I was hoping everyone could do me a solid favor. Click on “customize” on the bar to the right, or follow this link. Go to the “Advanced” menu Scroll down until you see “Open links in new window” Make sure the box next to that is checked Click the “Save + Close” button Be happy in knowing links your tumblog will now operate like everyone expects...
Jamie (Internet remix): The LOJCSGPBTGTSA →
angleofattack: The List Of Job Creating, Small Government Proposals By The GOP To Save America 1. Ban/Restrict abortion - 351 anti-abortion bills this year so far 2. Redefine rape - link 3. End Net Neutrality - link 4. Defend DOMA - link 5. Investigate Muslims - link 6. Voter ID - link 7. Secession - link 8. Make Obama show his birth certificate…again…everyday…forever - link 9. Repeal...
The worst thing about Valentine's Day
oatmeal: “Less complaining. More sexy rumpus.” Those are words to live by, on this, and any other day.
Teacher says Iowa students should pass civics exam... →
“A high school English teacher thinks Iowa high school graduates should know as much about their government as immigrants must know to become naturalized citizens.” This is a great idea, as it would either point out how much we expect from those seeking citizenship, or how inadequate our education system is. Maybe even both!
Gay Iowan verbally dunks on state Rep, former... →
I assume it’s because of the sources I expose myself to, but the only articulate arguments I have seen are from those who want to retain equal rights for homosexuals. Can anyone point me to a clearly stated, opinion on how legal gay marriage has negatively effected someone and why we should ban it?
Why can I not get an animated gif to display properly? When I try to post this picture as a link I get an error and when I try to upload the picture it displays a single frame.
The leader and the speaker have established their integrity and their mendacity...– Rep. Steve King, an Iowa Republican, praising the Republican leaders of the House for their “integrity and mendacity.” Mendacity, by definition, means untruthfulness or deceit. Steve King doing what he does best, being an idiot.
Black Christmas by Poly-Styrene →
Poly Styrene is offering a free download of her Christmas song, “Black Christmas,” all you have to do is sign up for her mailing list (which you can then unsubscribe from.) It’s incredibly catchy and dark, and probably the only song with the awesome line, “A child is born of Christmas Day, but they crucified him any way”
We’re discussing information management systems for the work website. The consultant said we need a stand-alone server, but I am very suspicious about this statement but don’t know enough to definitively say, “that’s a bunch of hooey.” I’m trying to get the website to host each article under a unique link and the main page simply show the 10 most recent...
If your conference wants to deny millions of Americans affordable health care,...– Rep. Joe Crowley, D—NY, in a letter to Republican leadership that asks incoming conservatives to forego the healthcare coverage they are set to receive as members of Congress. (Submitted by andrewgraham)
Life aboard the International Space Station →
Today is the 10 year anniversary of the ISS hosting its first crew. Here’s a great article from the Guardian about what it’s like to be one of the only humans not currently living (or being dead) on the surface of our planet. (via)
That's MR. Happy Traveler to you →
I like how the example passport is for someone with the name “Happy Traveler” obviously Mr. Traveler hasn’t dealt with TSA or US border crossings in a long time.
Once again realizing my dislike for Halloween, it isn’t the holiday itself as much as everyone’s willingness to celebrate it on whatever day is most convenient for them, thus draining any cultural meaning from the celebration. Which leaves you with a day to celebrate corn syrup and crummy superhero costumes. This is the end of my Halloween rant. Please resume your festivities and have a lovely...
Read before bashing →
Todd Doorman reminds readers the judges didn’t rule in favor of same sex marriage due to being activists, but because the defense presented a terrible argument.
Cargill Meat Solutions →
Does anyone else find the term, “Meat Solutions” strange and questionable? Was meat such a problem before?
Why is it acceptable to drink at the airport bar before leaving my hometown but chugging beer in the airport parking lot is frowned upon?
lonelysandwich: Working with music →
bergus: Just what the title says. I’m simply training myself to be able to work while music plays, which I’ve never before been able to do. For always, I’ve been one of those fidgety fuckers who requires total silence, even from the dog, in order to concentrate to where I can get any meaningful work… I can’t do shit — write, read, code, make motion graphics, whatever — with music playing any...