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09 November 2011

Seriously WTF

I hate living in this state. I hate this is my 'representative' and that the majority voted for this ignorant man. I really can understand forgetting the point, we've all been there. However, forgetting your point, when you are running for president, and wanting to eliminate oversight over some of the largest groups that were established to help the common man, makes me cringe. Let's eliminate the education department nationwide, while Texas has the some of the highest levels of drop outs in the country. Let's eliminate commerce departments, because as we can see across the world, companies regulate themselves, and each industry is looking out for balancing the books. And then, let's eliminate the EPA, whose sole purpose is to protect people from not dying slow painful early deaths. Nothing says profits like poisoning the people near you, no need for pensions!

I can understand that some people have a hatred for Wall Street vs hatred for Government. I see why the line is drawn against both and why people can be adamant. I just can't see why the hatred is split. It's the same damn thing.

Rant over, I'll step off my soapbox.

08 November 2011

NPR vs Conservative Talk Radio

I don't normally watch Jon Stewart, but I found the clip funny, especially after having a long conversation today with a co-worker about the greatness that is NPR.

06 November 2011

Knitting Art!

Cute roundup of some knitting art I've come across. I know no one else will probably care, but I knit a lot, and I cannot even begin to think of knitting on this scale.

Knit glass hand by Carol Milne

Etsy seller worthysoycandles's hung Cupid purse.

I have a bit of a thing for octopi. So this guy really makes me happy. Max's Knitting knit octopus

Atheist Ten Commandments

I'll admit readily, I do not like Penn Jillete, nor find him funny. I think he is a boor. That said, he came up with a pretty damn good list of equivalent ten commandments as an answer to Glenn Beck. And, I really dislike Beck. I don't see this as having to be strictly atheist, more just how to be a good person.

1. The highest ideals are human intelligence, creativity and love. Respect these above all.

2. Do not put things or even ideas above other human beings. (Let’s scream at each other about Kindle versus iPad, solar versus nuclear, Republican versus Libertarian, Garth Brooks versus Sun Ra — but when your house is on fire, I’ll be there to help.)

3. Say what you mean, even when talking to yourself. (What used to be an oath to (G)od is now quite simply respecting yourself.)

4. Put aside some time to rest and think. (If you’re religious, that might be the Sabbath; if you’re a Vegas magician, that’ll be the day with the lowest grosses.)

5. Be there for your family. Love your parents, your partner, and your children. (Love is deeper than honor, and parents matter, but so do spouse and children.)

6. Respect and protect all human life. (Many believe that “Thou shalt not kill” only refers to people in the same tribe. I say it’s all human life.)

7. Keep your promises. (If you can’t be sexually exclusive to your spouse, don’t make that deal.)

8. Don’t steal. (This includes magic tricks and jokes — you know who you are!)

9. Don’t lie. (You know, unless you’re doing magic tricks and it’s part of your job. Does that make it OK for politicians, too?)

10. Don’t waste too much time wishing, hoping, and being envious; it’ll make you bugnutty.

Molotov Cocktail Art

Russian artist Radya Timofey paints portraits by sketching outlines with homemade napalm and oil and then throwing Molotov cocktails and letting them burn.

I love this. I can't express how much.

"A man must live like a great brilliant flame and burn as brightly as he can. In the end he burns out. But this is far better than a mean little flame." -Boris Yeltsin