Aug 302014
 

“If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian.” — Sir Paul McCartney

bacon day – Bing

International Bacon Day

International Bacon Day

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International Bacon Day or Bacon Day is an unofficial observance held on the Saturday before Labor Day in the United States.. Bacon day celebrations typically include social gatherings during which participants create and consume dishes containing bacon, including bacon-themed breakfasts, lunches, dinners, desserts, and drinks.

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bacon day – Bing

image_thumb[2]If slaughterhouses had GLASS WALLS everyone would be VEGETARIAN – YouTube

“If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian.” — Sir Paul McCartney
Narrated by and starring Sir Paul McCartney, PETA’s shocking new video takes its inspiration from the most well-known quote in the animal

If slaughterhouses had GLASS WALLS everyone would be VEGETARIAN – YouTube

 Posted by at 7:46 am on Sat 08/30/14
Aug 292014
 

OK, I did name the wilderness in the photos themselves. These newest photos are the oldest. (I know, it sounds wrong, but it’s true.) We took a trip to the unnamed wilderness in June with friends Melissa and Lew. We camped in a campground, instead of the jack-camping we did in August. Follow the link for all photos (14 from June plus the previously posted 60 from August).

pale wild iris Western Tanager gray jay (not to be confused with a Clark's nutcracker) a snake in a stream (much smaller than it may seem)

all photos


More from before (photos from the unnamed wilderness) is a post from Ah, Wilderness! . Let me know what you think. peace, mjh

 Posted by at 3:20 pm on Fri 08/29/14
Aug 132014
 

Americans’ optimism is dying – The Washington Post By Dana Milbank Opinion writer

the gloom goes beyond wealth, gender, race, region, age and ideology. This fractious nation is united by one thing: lost faith in the United States. …

[T]he problem is the result of two decades of scorched-earth politics. That’s bad news for the rest of us, though, because the problem is larger than any leader’s ability to bring hope and change. …

“To me, this is less about economic reality than about our political system — our lack of confidence that our political leaders, regardless of party, are equipped to deal with the future.” –Fred Yang, the Democratic pollster who conducted the survey along with Republican Bill McInturff.

Americans’ optimism is dying – The Washington Post

Take it back before Idiot DUHbya and Dark Lord Cheney, back to Raygun, or further to Tricky Dick and thug Agnew, or further to Goldwater.

 Posted by at 7:39 am on Wed 08/13/14
Aug 102014
 

The Republican Party has completely traded positions with Southern Democrats, the angry white males who need to put people down to feel superior.

Leonard Pitts, Jr.: Yes, he actually said ‘war on whites’ – Leonard Pitts Jr. – MiamiHerald.com

At this point, you really have to wonder: Is it still news when a Republican says something asinine?

On the off chance it is, let us spend a few moments pondering the strange case of Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks, who said last week that the Democratic Party is waging a “War on Whites.”

Yeah, he actually said that. You can look it up if you want. …

[H]ere is what Brooks said: “This is a part of the war on whites that is being launched by the Democratic Party. And the way in which they’re launching this war is by claiming that whites hate everybody else. It’s a part of the strategy that Barack Obama implemented in 2008, continued in 2012, where he divides us all on race, on sex, greed, envy, class warfare, all those kinds of things.”

“A War on Whites.” Yet it’s President Obama who is guilty of racially inflammatory rhetoric? ,,,

Brooks doubled down, repeating the claim in an interview with a website, AL.com: “What the Democrats are doing with their dividing America by race is they are waging a war on whites and I find that repugnant.”

Okay, so let’s say the obvious first. There’s something surreal and absurd about this lecture, coming as it does from a member of the party that invented the Southern strategy and birtherism and whose voters were last seen standing at the border screaming at terrified Guatemalan kids. But it’s not the ridiculousness of Brooks’ words that should be of greatest concern. You see, Fournier is right. If something does not arrest its present trajectory, the GOP seems destined to shrink into a regional party with appeal only to older white voters. [mjh: Make that *some* older white voters, not me or most of my older white friends.] It will be irrelevant in a nation where white voters will soon cease to be a majority — no group will be a majority — and appeals to racial and cultural resentments have less power to sway elections….

Leonard Pitts, Jr.: Yes, he actually said ‘war on whites’ – Leonard Pitts Jr. – MiamiHerald.com

 Posted by at 8:11 am on Sun 08/10/14
Aug 042014
 

Don’t let it happen. VOTE. Get excited, get out and VOTE. Shut the fools down.

Nate Silver: GOP Has 60 Percent Chance Of Winning The Senate

“Summing the probabilities of each race yields an estimate of 51 seats for Republicans. That makes them very slight favorites — perhaps somewhere in the neighborhood of 60-40 — to take control of the Senate, but also doesn’t leave them much room for error,” Silver wrote at FiveThirtyEight on Monday.

Nate Silver: GOP Has 60 Percent Chance Of Winning The Senate

 Posted by at 3:55 pm on Mon 08/04/14