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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-11-18 08:31
Subject: [links] Link salad wants fondue today
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72-year-old grandfather models women's clothes, becomes internet sensation — Hah! (Via [info]willyumtx.)

U.S. Gets 'C' Grade in Premature Births — Who needs ObamaCare and those liberal "statistics" and "data" and "facts"? We're number one! Whoo!

Pastor: Democrats want to ensure 'everybody is committing homosexual acts, and high on drugs' — Stay classy, conservative America. It's what you do best.

Lee Atwater’s Infamous 1981 Interview on the Southern Strategy — One of the wellsprings of the cesspool the GOP has made of contemporary politics. Lee Atwater is among the great villains of the modern political scene, assuming you value good governance or a functioning civil society above electoral results. We all know which path the Republicans chose under Atwater and Ailes. (Via Slacktivist Fred Clark.)

White evangelicals, Republicans and wanting to ‘take our country back’ — I especially was struck by this white evangelical complaint about the black vote: No, for some people, first they choose their camp and then they try to figure out ways to justify it. That's a perfect description of the epistemological closure of the conservative worldview, which takes ideological positions then disregards and demonizes all evidence to the contrary, and once again betrays the pathological lack of self-awareness of partisans on the American Right. (Much like Bill O'Reilly's recent denunciation of ideological media outlets.) Such cognitive dissonance would paralyze me. I'm simply not capable of being that profoundly intellectually dishonest while also drawing breath and walking around upright.

Republican-Heavy Counties Eat Up Most Food-Stamp Growth — Yep, all those Obama-voting moochers. Money Boo Boo sure had that one right.

?otD: Boiled any oil lately?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo)
Body movement: 0.0 hours (badly overslept)
Hours slept: 9.5 hours (9.0 hours fitful plus napping)
Weight: n/a (badly overslept)
Number of FEMA troops on my block closing down golf courses and interning Romney voters: 0
Currently reading: A Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold

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houseboatonstyx: smaller-healing-buddha
User: houseboatonstyx
Date: 2012-11-18 20:06 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Pastor: Democrats want to ensure 'everybody is committing homosexual acts, and high on drugs'

Well, that's just biblical. If a man lies with another man, let him be stoned. ;-)

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Danny Adams
User: madwriter
Date: 2012-11-19 15:37 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
>>Republican-Heavy Counties Eat Up Most Food-Stamp Growth<<

The county I live in is heavily subsidized with food stamps and welfare. Except it goes one step farther in that many people using one or both criticize the programs and say they should be eliminated. At least a couple of times a month, for example, I see someone in the local grocery or Wal-Mart outright calling for elimination of food stamps while paying for their groceries with food stamps. Or saying people on food stamps are lazy. My Mrs. typically saw this when she was volunteering at the local food pantry / clothes bin. It's a definite "But I'm different" mentality.
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Danny Adams
User: madwriter
Date: 2012-11-19 15:38 (UTC)
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(P.S. The county I live in is also the home of 2012 Constitution party candidate Virgil Goode, who was a home-boy Republican until he got voted out.)
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