Monthly Archives: December 2017

He Put A Bed Frame In His Yard To Add A Country Vibe To His City Apartment

When you live in a concrete jungle, it’s easy to start missing the great outdoors. You miss the trees, you miss the open spaces, and you even begin to miss the yard that you had to mow a billion times a year.

But if you’re growing tired of your concrete space, have no fear. With a little creativity and some simple materials, you can add some country flair to your city dwelling.

Doesn’t that look awesome and comfortable? Having your own private backyard that you can nap in is every city dweller’s dream!

Robert B. Reich: Federal budget is nothing like a household budget, stupid

http://twitter.com/#!/RBReich/status/287646893079666689

Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert B. Reich teaches at Berkeley now, but he never seems to get tired of being taken to school by his Twitter followers, who just aren’t content being told how little they know by a man of Reich’s intellectual stature. Today’s lesson? Only a moron would think that the federal budget is anything at all like a household budget. Ordinary folks who can’t legally print their own money at will agree that, yes, the two are nothing alike — and that’s a bad thing. After all, there’s no law that says a family needs to create a budget, right?

@rbreich sounds like you dont know the meaning of the word budget

— wayne dusek (@wayned1942) January 5, 2013

See? You people just don’t get it.

@rbreich You mean families can’t print money, levy taxes, grant credits, set interest rates….?!

— Darwin BondGraham (@DarwinBondGraha) January 5, 2013

@rbreich families can’t print money, government can

— Dan Slaby (@AmericaSpring) January 5, 2013

@rbreich Huh? But I just printed myself a trillion dollar Costco gift card.

— Bob Foolery (@BobFoolery) January 5, 2013

@rbreich Correct in one sense. Only the government can “print” money, which is not wealth, but a medium of exchange. Fiat money is corrupt.

— John Shepard (@John_R_Shepard) January 5, 2013

@rbreich How about the budget of a family of virtuoso counterfeiters with a basement full of nukes?

— Will Wilkinson (@willwilkinson) January 5, 2013

@patbagley @rbreich I AM thinking of borrowing money from my neighbors to invade my other neighbors sandbox.

— Rob (@darwin8u) January 5, 2013

RT @rbreich Those who analogize the federal budget to a family’s budget must know nothing about either. /only one needs to be balanced?

— Larry Kelly (@Larry_Kelly) January 5, 2013

…or exist, for that matter.

@rbreich Federal budget? Who are you kidding, haven’t had one of those since the previous Administration

— Tom Marchetti (@MarchettiT) January 5, 2013

@rbreich Both political parties demonstrate NO ABILITY at Federal level to ever manage expenses or reduce debt owed by US Gov’t?

— SHAUN HASSETT, CAMS (@DUE_DILIGENCE2) January 5, 2013

@rbreich-Do you really believe any rational person is buying that Keynesian leftist propaganda bridge?Please spare us.

— CV McDonald (@vdld) January 5, 2013

So, what is the difference? We hunger for knowledge.

@rbreich Well pardon us, the Proles, for trying to get our heads around something clearly best left to the smarter classes.

— Winston Aldworth (@WinstonAldworth) January 5, 2013

@rbreich 99% of the country probably believes that. it’s your role to show them why they are wrong, instead of insulting their intelligence.

— Sam Tetruashvili (@samtcmu) January 5, 2013

@rbreich so what is the difference between a federal budget and a family budget then?

— Jeff Kristofak (@JeffKristofak) January 5, 2013

We think you have to sign up for Reich’s class at Berkeley to hear the details; until then, please enjoy this CD of cricket sounds. Or this tweet where Reich teaches the finer points of Constitutional government.

O can avoid debt-ceiling battle by (1) ignoring ceiling and letting Rs take it to Sup Ct, or (2) getting corp Am and Wall St. to force Rs.

— Robert Reich (@RBReich) January 5, 2013

Ignore the law when it doesn’t suit him? Why didn’t Reich’s buddy “O” think of that earlier?

Already? Marco Rubio announces ‘running mate’ at #CPAC2016

Marco Rubio appeared at #CPAC2016 even though he’s still somewhat under the weather, and the GOP candidate scored with the crowd:

But perhaps the most surprising moment in Rubio’s address came when he announced a running mate. Well, sort of:

The folks at CPAC are already familiar with Rubio’s “running mate.”

As If You Needed Another Reason To Fear Climate Change…It Could Bring Back Anthrax

For those of us paying attention, it’s safe to say that climate change is the scariest thing that humanity will have to face in the coming decades.

While we’re already beginning to feel the impact of a warming planet, the full effect of the greenhouse gases we’ve pumped into the atmosphere might not be felt for years. While we can’t be 100 percent sure of all the ways in which climate change will destroy us, it will probably hit us from all sides. To demonstrate this point, I’d like to take you to the frozen tundra of Siberia.

Beautiful, right? Except that the warming climate has caused the region’s thick stores of permafrost to thaw. While this is bad news in and of itself, this phenomenon has brought back one seriously deadly strain of bacteria.

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One frozen reindeer carcass that thawed in the process is believed to have died during the region’s last major anthrax outbreak in 1968. When it warmed up, it released this bacteria into the air.

The outbreak has killed over 1,200 reindeer and has landed 40 people in the hospital.

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Record warm temperatures didn’t just cause that carcass to release anthrax. They also allowed it to spread quickly.

Anthrax is typically spread through contact with the bacteria’s spores. Upon contact with the skin, they can create lesions. The spores can also be inhaled and ingested, which together can cause severe health complications. There is a vaccine for the disease, but for those already infected, early treatment with antibiotics is essential.

(via Mysterious Universe)

Luckily, this outbreak is receiving the full attention of the Russian government, so it probably won’t spread far. Still, it makes you wonder about all the other unexpected impacts of climate change we might have to contend with later on.

Mia Farrow among those slamming Romney for… Neil Armstrong tribute?

“The moon will miss its first son of earth.”
Mitt Romney
#SonOfEarth#StarWarsSpeak

— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) August 25, 2012

Mitt Romney can’t get a break from the Left. Soon after news broke of Neil Armstrong’s passing, Romney was among many offering impromptu tributes to the first man on the moon.

Neil Armstrong today takes his place in the hall of heroes. The moon will miss its first son of earth.

— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) August 25, 2012

Sounds OK to us, but something about “son of earth” seems to have hit a nerve with the “earthers.”

https://twitter.com/dillonmays_/status/239500281640022019

I think Mitt Romney just called Neil Armstrong the bastard child of the moon and the Earth.

— Norm Wilner (@normwilner) August 25, 2012

The creepiest thing about Mitt Romney's #SonOfEarth comment is that it plays as red meat for the Birthers. #panderbot

— Norm Wilner (@normwilner) August 25, 2012

Romney is even talking like a comic book villain. #SonOfEarth

— Benari Poulten (@BenariLee) August 25, 2012

I, for one, welcome our new satanic overlord. RT @jamesconroy: Is #sonofearth trending yet?

— Peter Krowiak (@peterkrowiak) August 25, 2012

The job creator @MittRomney hired Syfy channel flunkees to craft his Neil Armstrong homage tweet. Bad video game dialog #SonOfEarth

— Brian McCoy (@skweezo) August 26, 2012

For those wondering about the Hall of Heroes, it's around the block from the Hall of Justice, near the bus station. #Romney #p2

— Tara Dublin (@taradublinrocks) August 25, 2012

@MittRomney so TODAY he becomes a member of hall of heroes??? Armstrong was a hero before he died. Unbelieveable.

— Scott Allen (@azsportsguy) August 26, 2012

Ah, it must be Mormon code.

Is Romney quoting something I don’t recognize in that tweet? If not, that is some intense language. #SonOfEarth

— rob delaney (@robdelaney) August 25, 2012

templespeak? “@robdelaney: Is Romney quoting something I don’t recognize in that tweet? If not, that is some intense language. #SonOfEarth

— Russell Lemmer (@lemb0t) August 25, 2012

@robdelaney #SonOfEarth comes from Orphic Gold Plates, mentioned in this Mormon apologia: http://t.co/liBoGarG Romney has probably read it.

— Tom Betz (@TomBetzNY) August 25, 2012

https://twitter.com/GuyEndoreKaiser/status/239467191479713793

https://twitter.com/SamuelCookIII/statuses/239465388885286912

Tough crowd. We’re sure Joe Biden’s tribute will be more to your liking, whenever he finishes writing it.

When A Yellow Lab Found A Baby Bunny In Her Yard, She Had The Best Reaction

Meg is your average, adorable yellow labrador retriever. She goes about her days playing in the yard, but on one special afternoon, she came across a tiny new playmate. Thankfully, Meg’s dad, David Jackson, was nearby and filmed the incredible meeting.

Be prepared to die from cuteness overload.

Little John Stamos (aka the bunny) just stole my heart.

I think we could all benefit from bookmarking this video and coming back to it later when we need a pick-me-up.

This Couple Really Knows The Meaning Of Dancing Like No One’s Watching

This video of an elderly couple dancing up a storm while on vacation reminds us all of what it means to be young at heart.

The adorable Texan couple named Burt and Carol were vacationing when they entered a restaurant in the Inverary Resort in Nova Scotia, Canada. When they walked in, they asked musician Keith Mullins if there was any way they could just order water. What they really wanted to do was dance.

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Mullins was so impressed with their youthful energy that he asked one of the waitresses to capture a video of the two dancing while he performed a cover of “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars.

How much fun are these two? The gentleman has some especially fancy footwork going on!

MK Ham nutshells #MarchForLife ‘burning irony’ reaction as only she can

http://twitter.com/#!/bethanyshondark/status/426202768446328832

Wait, what?

Mary Katharine Ham is also flummoxed by this line of “thinking.”

https://twitter.com/mkhammer/status/426204004079927296

https://twitter.com/bethanyshondark/status/426204286482411520

Dude. That is beyond bless your heart-y. And, you know, deranged.

https://twitter.com/ChrisQuines/status/426208077474316288

Yep. Plus, abortion is the most dangerous to the lives of children, what with it guaranteeing their deaths.

The great Mary Katharine Ham nutshells it as only she can:

https://twitter.com/mkhammer/status/426207445187584000