From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE…
"Hey, love yer sig…"
Every now and agin' C&J drops in on random posts in search of pithy signature lines---aka the links, quotes, or other words of wisdom that some Kossacks add to the bottom of their comments. (You can create your own "sig" at your user profile page). It's fun because it gives me a chance to explore posts I might not otherwise pop in on. Here are some "sig"nificant (Ha! Wordplay! Where's mah Pulitzer?) brain candy from you, the unwashed but well-coiffed orange rabble:
I don't mind if you're straight. Just don't flaunt it in public. (Chrisove)And from maxschell:
I can think of no more stirring symbol of man's humanity to man than a fire engine. -- Kurt Vonnegut (SteelerGrrl)There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (slksfca)
Lanza's mom had..an ar-15...Glock 20...Sig 9mm...nine full 30 round ammo clips...my mom has..cookies. (Arrow)
You can safely assume you have created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do. --Anne Lamott (zooecium)
Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
~Jerry Garcia (DeadHead)
Minority rights should never be subject to majority vote. (lostboyjim)
The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness. -- John Kenneth Galbraith (richardak)
Give blood. Play hockey. (flycaster)
liberal bias = failure to validate or sufficiently flatter the conservative narrative on any given subject (RockyMtnLib)
Send your old shoes to the new George W. Bush library.As always, we bow to your superior sigging ability.
Cheers and Jeers starts below the fold... [Swoosh!!] RIGHTNOW! [Gong!!]
Cheers and Jeers for Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Note: If you see a SWAT team with chapped lips, do not run up to them with a cannister in your hand while yelling "I have a balm!!!" A public service message from the Department of Premature Demise Prevention.
By the Numbers:
Days 'til Iron Man 3: 10
Days 'til the start of Petaluma Butter and Eggs Day: 4
(Hat tip to Thinking Fella for the link)
Split of men and women, respectively, who had a drivers license in 1991: 51.3% / 48.7%
Split of men and women, respectively, who had a drivers license in 2011: 49.5% / 50.5%
(Source: Federal Highway Administration)
Percent of the male population that is colorblind: 7%
Percent of color blindness-related errors that involve red and green: 95%
Percent chance that top executives in the fossil fuel industry gave a damn that yesterday was Earth Day: 0%
Tuesday Words of Wisdom from the Right-wing Blogosphere:
Liberals are using the dictionary against the rest of us. It needs to stop.All together now: 1…2…3… Antidisestablishmentarianism!!!
---Commenter Ohistorian at RedState
Puppy Pic of the Day: Pootie adopts a woozle
something wrong with you!"
JEERS to weapons of mass neglect. Meanwhile, down in West, Texas (conveniently located in east Texas), residents are recovering from a giant fertilizer plant explosion that registered "WTF" on the Richter Scale. This is what austerity and fealty to capitalism-above-safety gets ya:
There were no sprinklers. No firewalls. No water deluge systems. Safety inspections were rare at the fertilizer company in West, Texas, that exploded and killed at least 14 people this week.The facility's safety plan said that there was no risk of a fire or explosion occuring at the plant. Management would love to show it to you, but it got incinerated in the fire and explosion at the plant. In the words of the state's illustrious governor, who is now begging for aid (which he should get) from the tyrannical federal government: "Can't. Sorry. Oops."
This is not unusual.
CHEERS to "Ten-Cent Jimmy." Happy 222nd Birthday to that old stuffed shirt James Buchanan. In practice, he was a dud as president. But on paper, his resume was pretty impressive:
invented the fauxhawk.
• United States Minister to the United KingdomWe're getting the 15th POTUS our usual gifts: an extension of his elevation in rank among Worst Presidents Ever from #2 to #3, leaving Harding in the runner-up spot and You-Know-HehHehHeh-Who dead last. Also the usual "I Diddled While the Country Teetered on the Brink of Civil War and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt" t-shirt.
• 17th United States Secretary of State
• United States Senator from Pennsylvania
• United States Minister to Russia
• Member of the U.S. House of Representatives (PA-04: 4 terms)
• Member of the U.S. House of Representatives (PA-03: 1 term)
• Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee
CHEERS to gardens of Eden: outer space edition. A NASA telescope has spotted a trio of planets that are in the so-called "habitable zone." They're pristine, their climate is just right, and the lands and seas haven't been ravaged by the fossil fuel industry and unfettered industrialization. Said the Koch brothers: "That's okay---we can fix that."
JEERS to the Titanic of marketing plans. Twenty three years ago today, the geniuses in Atlanta foisted New Coke onto the nation. The response was...um...flat.
Five years ago in C&J: April 23, 2008
CHEERS to the wisdom of John and Jane Q. Public. Talk about living in historic times. President Bush is now---and shall forever be---the least-liked president ever. If you don’t count the few weeks in 1910 when William Howard Taft's popularity dropped to twelve percent after he accidentally sat on a basket of puppies.
And just one more…
9 years and counting.
Oh, and happy birthday, Bill Shakespeare. Nice tights. Floor's open...What are you cheering and jeering about today?
Today's Shameless C&J Testimonial:-
An Associated Press photograph taken before the signing shows a page of notes about the bill on Brownback's desk that included a handwritten message at the top: "JESUS + Bill in Portland Maine." Further down the page were typewritten notes spelling out Brownback's belief that the bill would create "a culture of Cheers and Jeers."
---The Topeka Capital-Journal