We all deserve a break (Today!) from the daily horrors & lunacies the reactionary to neo-feudal wings of the R party spit in the public eye & ear on a daily basis; let's follow Thers' example & vacate.
These lucky mammals don't know & don't care about any of it.
When drilling company Range Resources offered the Hallowich family a
$750,000 settlement to relocate from their fracking-polluted home in
Washington County, Pennsylvania, it came with a common restriction.
Chris and Stephanie Hallowich would be forbidden from ever speaking
about fracking or the Marcellus Shale. But one element of the gag order
was all new. The Hallowichs’ two young children, ages 7 and 10, would be
subject to the same restrictions, banned from speaking about their
family’s experience for the rest of their lives.
Presumably a company lawyer will be riding the bus with the kids, just to make sure they don't blab.
The Internet Right believes that they Know Things, which is amusing, yet troubling.
Here is a comical emanation from Freedom Works, for instance. The barely sentient chimpanzee who was paid in syphilis to produce it believes that he has Done a Number on the Left because on the occasion of the first Earth Day in 1970, a lot of people said "we're fucked if we don't do anything."
And then the Federal Government created the EPA, and in lots of easily measurable ways it worked, and so the bad things predicted in 1970 about what would happen if nothing were done... turned out to be broadly accurate, because something was done!
Hooray for democratic government! The river in your city is unlikely to ignite; that is a Win for Freedom from Combustible Rivers.
What is true, I venture, is that our national trip into the vortex of
the Iraqi-Afghan-Muslim-terror-war whirlpool was predestined under
existing circumstances -- an aspect of fate; postponable, maybe, but
Such was always the dolorous fate of the Ty-D-Bowl Commander-in-Chief-Man, I guess.
As to why exactly these people write like Bulwer-Lytton just ate six cans of beans, who can say, but light a match under them, I dare you. Or inquire about who generally you can count on for a fancy prose style?
Other Dexter-class geniuses inform us that it is totally stupid and perhaps gay but anyway LIEBERAL to at all wonder if the older Boston bomber might have gone crazy, at least partially, because he got hit on the head a lot.
As for Tamerlan’s little brother? That wuss doesn’t look like he could
beat up Honey Boo Boo. Although he’s almost as good as her at driving a
Honey Boo Boo! Wuss! Honey Boo Boo! These are jokes! AIRPLANE FOOD IS NOT VERY GOOD!
The little brother was a wrestler; "Jim Treacher" is someone who exists on the Internet. Let the utterly pointless asinine cock-measuring begin!
"Treacher" wants us to know that it is absurd to think that one of the reasons the older brother started to go crazy might be brain damage, because the Obvious Answer is Islam. This is because almost every Muslim plants bombs and shoots cops, while every multiple concussion sufferer hugs kittens.
Which is not to say that the concussion theory is all-explanatory! It obviously isn't! Yes, crazy far-right Islamism exists! (Al Qaeda is obviously far-right, conservative-fascism. Radical Islam is dangerous, like the NRO Fifth Column.)
The IPCC is now working on report number five, and the current draft has
been leaked. It contains a bombshell that may or may not survive in the
final product; but in the meantime, the cat is out of the bag.
Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said Wednesday that he is “deeply concerned” that the leadership of the Catholic Church has “negotiated themselves a space of operation” in Cuba “in exchange for looking the other way,” and expressed concern that Pope Benedict XVI’s upcoming trip to the island may “reinforce that arrangement.”
Rubio, a Catholic, said during a discussion at The Heritage Foundation that the Catholic Church has “negotiated a political space for themselves in exchange for their moral imperative.”
Volunteering an example, Rubio said, “last week… the church invited — the cardinal invited — Castro thugs to come into the church and remove people.”
Rubio also denounced the church for “actively participating in exiling dissidents,” sarcastically adding, “somehow exiling someone to Spain is a humanitarian measure.” (SEE ALSO: Marco Rubio was a Mormon once)
During the event, Rubio discussed Cuban oil exploration and expressed concern that the Communist government may in the future find a new source of revenue in oil exports. He said that a greater concern, however, is the potentially devastating effect of a Cuban oil spill on his state’s environment.
Will not be arsed to see what Sen. Rubio's position on BP oil spills might be, but why would one expect him to be any less hypocritical? Speaking of, from the Wiki:
Rubio attends Catholic Mass as well as a Southern Baptist church in West Kendall, Florida..
Apparently some of us can have it both ways.
— M. Bouffant (Also at Tedium Central, w/ video of Rubio babbling which, between TypePad's pickiness & TheDC's cheesy embed code, won't display here.)
I have been waiting more than 20 years for this. Personally, I am most excited by the possibility that there is no Higgs particle and that nature has chosen a different path. If that is the case, then we are going to have to be patient for a little longer. It will be worth the wait. Jeff Forshaw is a professor of theoretical physics, University of Manchester, and co-author with Brian Cox of The Quantum Universe: Everything That Can Happen Does Happen (Allen Lane)
How Particles Acquire Mass The Higgs boson is a hypothesised particle which, if it exists, would give the mechanism by which particles acquire mass. Matter is made of molecules; molecules of atoms; atoms of a cloud of electrons about one-hundred-millionth of a centimetre and a nucleus about one-hundred-thousandth the size of the electron cloud. The nucleus is made of protons and neutrons. Each proton (or neutron) has about two thousand times the mass of an electron. We know a good deal about why the nucleus is so small. We do not know, however, how the particles get their masses. Why are the masses what they are? Why are the ratios of masses what they are? We can't be said to understand the constituents of matter if we don't have a satisfactory answer to this question.
Discussing controversial classroom subjects such as evolution and global warming, Santorum said he has suggested that “science should get out of politics” and he is opposed to teaching that provides a “politically correct perspective.”