Category Archives: Nudge Balloons

And There Ya Have It

neener “The structural causes of climate change are linked to the current capitalist hegemonic system,” reads the final draft of the Margarita Declaration, presented at a conference including about 130 environmental groups. “To combat climate change it is necessary to change the system,” Is it any indication of anything that the Margarita Declaration is written [...]

ToDaZeD Drivel that Deserves to be Ignored

Ok. Sometimes I have no self control Elizabeth Warren [Fauxcahontis] went on to outline 11 tenets of progressivism: – “We believe that Wall Street needs stronger rules and tougher enforcement, and we’re willing to fight for it.” [except for GoldmanSax] – “We believe in science, and that means that we have a responsibility to protect [...]

Nudgin’ the Nannying up A Notch

Nudging/Naggin’ T’other day I was standing in line at a local chain drug store. They have a brand new kind of blood pressure taker over on the side and, apparently, lots of people like to use those things. Never thought much about ‘em before but, now, they’re noo and “improved”. They talk. Yep — in [...]

aaaaand BINGO.

*thonk* sound of penny dropping Honduran officials on Wednesday called for U.S. aid to Central America to reduce violence that has fueled a surge of child migration to the United States, with the foreign minister calling for a “mini-Marshall plan” to attack the broader underlying problems. Nevermind that the “violence” has “fueled a surge of [...]

ToDaZeD CA *facepalm*

Fink Out! Edition CA is having a drought. It happens. It’s a normal part of the weather here along the coast having to do with ocean currents, atmospheric currents, Teh Sun, etc. Yanno, this: Here’s a century of rainfall: See? Not so weird this year. In fact, one could say that drought years were almost [...]

Contest

whose memory works best I know I’ve heard it. Somewhere…. Aside from today, where/when was this phrase used before? “I don’t think they’re all terrible people. I think they love their families.” Somewhere not contemporary, like Flashman? Or …erm, *wracks brain* ?????

ToDaZeD CA *facepalm*

dang but this usta be a nice state… We’re all Americans in this hemisphere. North and South America – to work together to improve the situation in those countries, … So now our task is to ”democratize” Central America? All of The Americas? Like we did in Iraq and Afghanistan? If that ain’t a call [...]

ToDaZeD Nudge Baloon

NooSpeak Edition What is it with the DHS Secy job?!? Is the chief requirement written as : “Must be spin-master of little skill and high tenatiousness”? Remember DammitJanet “The System Worked” Napolitianohcrap trying to guess her way through which airports were “at risk”? “I wanna say” *eyeroll* Now we have the baffling name Jeh. He [...]

ToDaZeD Baby Idea

Warning: may need moar coffee This invasion immigration thing is a war of ideas as much — *more* — than of territory. Remember the Katrina / 9th Ward denizens who were scattered across the nation? And the stories about some percentage of them who were shocked and amazed at how well they were treated, and [...]

ToDaZeD Psych 101 Pop Quiz

What does this say to you? First impressions first. Then thoughtful ones… This is a picture, among others, in this person’s office. Ready?

ToDaZeD Proggie Fantasy

what does one charge to say something like that outloud? [Rep. Luis Gutierrez — Ill] I believe the president of the United States has already in statute, in the law, the ability to heal and put in a safe harbor millions of undocumented immigrants while the Congress of the United States finally decides it’s going [...]

Word of Teh Day Era

“contumacious conduct” “The EPA destroyed vast databases that would have revealed the extent to which Carol Browner and other top officials worked with environmental groups to issue last-minute regulations prior to the end of the Clinton administration,” [U.S. District Judge Royce] Lamberth had issued a protective order on Jan. 19, 2001, the day before the [...]

Speaking of a rope-handled shovels…

as if it were intended As Iraq separates, Secretariat of eState JOhn KErry is hard at work: “Thousands of years after rape was written into the lexicon of warfare, we know that it is time to write it out and to banish sexual violence to the dark ages and the history books where it belongs,” [...]

Who’s all wet?

physics? whuzzat?!? If you believe this: …negativity changes the structure of water,” [Gwyneth] Paltrow wrote on her blog. “How the molecules behave differently depending on the words or music being expressed around it.” yes. Tape “I hate you” on a glass of water and it will freeze badly. or something you’re likely to believe this: [...]

Marrakesh to Bangladesh

A Trillion Bucks and How Many Lives… The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is preparing contingency plans to evacuate its employees if necessary now that one of the deadliest Islamic militant groups in the region has taken control of large swaths of Iraq, a U.S. official told TheBlaze. Your tax dollars @ work: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi [...]

ToDaZeD Proggie Vocab!

phrase a day! This has been an exciting week in Proggie Vocab phraseology! As we all know, Words are the Handles of Ideas — and if you grab an idea by the worng handle, you can get all golly-whompassed. So it pays to keep up! Let’s review the week for those of us dumb, redneck, [...]

Back to Definitions

swift boat [v]: to reveal an uncomfortable truth about someone’s military service [chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd] “They did not expect this backlash on Bergdahl himself. I’ve had a few aides describe it to me as, ‘We didn’t know that they were going to swift boat Bergdahl’… Matt Lauer [even f’n Matt The Weasel [...]

Still…. wtf

incompetence is the easiest answer… *Someone* has the bit in his teeth. State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf: “…There are conflicting reports about what happened out there Go google it on the web. *dismissive hand wave* There are a ton of conflicting reports…” 15 different intelligence agencies. Second track of negotiations. Involved cash for Bergdahl. [...]

The Newest Tenther?

weirder ’n’ weirder “I can’t create an island … so the decisions in Washington do matter, but where I used to as a mayor rely on Washington, I’m going to try to come up with different strategies, … I can’t wait for Washington.” …“I’m not going to get stuck in their dysfunctionality.”

When all else fails…

try theater Remember the Olden Days when a college student wouldn’t believe a damnthing the .gov said? Or their profs? Or anyone over thirty, for that matter… They had to check for themselves. yeah. college kidz have long been ijits. Now they’re ijits covered in fluffy white wool. baaaaaaaaaaaa. Columbia University has received $5.7 million [...]