if you're not filthy rich, no one gives a hot crap what you think This is now a democracy in much the same way that Burger King is a steak house; it's kinda-sort like one, but really not one at all.
Louisiana Republican Rep. Vance McAllister is having
a very bad day
after getting caught on vdeo making out with a staffer -- and then
venting via text message about it to a complete stranger. Whether any
of this dents his reelection chances remains to be seen, despite having
run as a hyper-moral super-Christian. Louisiana voters have been very
tolerant of moral hypocrisy in the past.
It's Equal Pay Day and as President Obama signs executive orders
doing what he can about closing the pay gap between male and female
workers, the right goes into overdrive denying that a
pay gap even exists.
You have to wonder who they think they're fooling here; half the
populaton knows a pay gap exist, because they're subject to it. They do
this about everything -- racism, homophobia, sexism, etc. They try to
convince the victims of discrimination that the discrimination doesn't
exist. It's not only a massive waste of time, but it only serves to
further alienate the people they're already having trouble with. Want
to convince female voters there's no Republican War on Women? Try
something other than telling them they're imagining things
when they point out inequalities. That'd be a tremendous step in the
right direction right there.
Conservatives engage in yet another retreat from the
promise to repeal Obamacare. That actually makes two today.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker says he plans to finally finish college.
I'd say it was an election year stunt, but Scooter says he wants to
wait until the right courses become available online, the signs are
favorable, and the stars are aligned correctly -- i.e., he wants to
talk about it, he doesn't really want to do it. So not so much an
election year stunt as it is pretending to stage an election year stunt.
It's a battle of wits
between Attorney General Eric Holder and Republican clown car driver
Rep. Louie Gohmert. You didn't have to be a psychic to predict how
that turned out.
Finally, support for Windows XP ends today.
While I doubt it'll be an immediate problem, I'll probably spend the
weekend trying to set up a drive with Ubuntu -- just in case. Guess I
should've done that last weekend.
[cartoon via McClatchy Newspapers]