Monday, February 28, 2011

THIS, however, is an ad.

Follow me through the looking glass!
Ah, corporations. How would I get my daily dose of surrealism without you?

No, this isn't an advertisement :P

Starbucks had this tumbler on clearance and I just couldn't help myself.
Now if I could just get the cat to stop rubbing itself on my laptop's screen life would be great.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Foot. It is in my mouth.

A while back I freaked out because of a person using the phrase, "A funny thing happened on the way to the 2008 elections." On tonight's Rachel Maddow she had a large graphic up on the screen that read, "A funny thing happened on the way to the quorum."

So... since I don't think Maddow was intending anything subversive by the use of that phrase I'm left with the conclusion that I was overreacting about instance that I linked to. Anyone have any thoughts?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

On Second Thought...

I really don't like Ed Schultz's show. I'd rather not have him grandstanding the protests and turning it into a purely partisan publicity stunt.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Capitol Square

So.......... the last several days have been pretty intense.

If you've been paying attention to the news lately you may have noticed something about the protest in Madison WI right now.

All of the news coverage is utter bullshit.

The only one who has come close to truly representing what is going on here is Ed from MSNBC. My only gripes are with his usual bombast and his attempts to romanticize the whole event.

Everything about the protest is raw and intense and LOUD. Until the last day or two everything we've done has been nearly completely ad hoc. The bill was proposed so suddenly and they tried to pass it so quickly that no groups had a chance to come up with a true plan of action.

The Teachers Assistant Association are the true unsung heroes so far in my opinion. Without the TAA the public hearing would have wound down after a day, the capitol would be closed off to protesters for much of the day, and this whole event would be very different. They stepped up when there was no one else who had any idea of what to do and thanks to them we now have a chance to defeat this attack on basic worker's rights.

I have more to say, but this is my first chance to chill out and relax that I've had since Thursday.

Btw, Pro-tip: If you plan on sleeping in the capitol rotunda overnight make sure you bring a blanket and have something to use as a pillow. Best sleep I've ever had was on a granite floor in my state capitol building :)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

National Guard Vs. Public Employees?

WTF? Keep in mind that this is on the heels of him killing the high-speed rail project between Madison and Milwaukee. His excuse was that he wanted to use that federal money to update our roads and highways. The problem was that the money was only allowed to be used for that rail line AND NOTHING ELSE.

Side note: I want this coffee maker.

Update: I wasn't trying to imply that Walker is going deploy the National Guard to put down protests; just that it might be used to negate potential strikes.