This is where the oil slick from that sunken oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico is right now, right off the coast of Louisiana. Yes, those are two (TWO!) Wildlife Refuges nearby.
If this was headed to St. Pete Beach or somewhere nearby, I'd fly off the handle.
This week in San Jose a conference is convening to discuss the the potential for certain psychedelic substances to treat depression, anxiety, PTSD, and OCD. Apparently, a number of studies have had positive results, though they are regarded as only "preliminary".
Let's just hope they aren't indoctrinating the children to be Commie acid-heads.
Sony, a large part of the the stupid Recording industry, has decided to shut down Sony, yes, SONY artist Beyonce's OFFICIAL You Tube page. How tone deaf can a corporation be? Hopefully artists like Beyonce and other pop acts will be smart enough in the future to separate themselves from these corporations. How hard, really, would it be for Beyonce to operate without a giant record label? You know, assuming, they didn't trick her into signing over her life to them.
Poll from cnn.com, its on the front page now, probably won't be there very long. I aint sayin', I'm just sayin'.
Should employers be allowed to dismiss workers for using medical marijuana?No69%78610Yes31%34767Total votes: 113377This is not a scientific poll
Posted by plastic at 8:35:00 PM
This is from the Anti-Healthcare Bill Facebook Group, the I Will Not Comply Group. Gotta love the knowledge...
Facebook User Ben: "You realize that Nazism falls on the RIGHT side of the political spectrum............"
Facebook User Super Genius: "Ben...you are too funny. Nazi = National Socialist Party. Socialist = Left. Where do you you get your information?"
...one more, from the Healthcare Reform Begins in 2014. World Ends in 2012. Problem Solved Group, which is at least a kind of funny name...
Facebook User Paranoid: "Is it true that that world's gonna end in 2012?"
Posted by plastic at 7:28:00 PM
Emanuel Cleaver and Jon Lewis, black Congressman who were part of the Civil Rights movement, were spat on and called the N-word during Tea Party trash protests in Washington DC today. Rep. Barney Frank was also called a 'fa**ot'.
I love this quote from Cleaver's office today, (pulled from HuffPo)
This is not the first time the Congressman has been called the "n" word and certainly not the worst assault he has endured in his years fighting for equal rights for all Americans. That being said, he is disappointed that in the 21st century our national discourse has devolved to the point of name calling and spitting. He looks forward to taking a historic vote on health care reform legislation tomorrow, for the residents of the Fifth District of Missouri and for all Americans. He believes deeply that tomorrow's vote is, in fact, a vote for equality and to secure health care as a right for all. Our nation has a history of struggling each time we expand rights. Today's protests are no different, but the Congressman believes this is worth fighting for.
The coward-spitter was arrested but Cleaver didn't press charges. I would like to punch the guy in the face.
The news keeps getting not better.
The Supreme Court just handed over elections to corporations (yes, the ruling allows unions to spend on candidates too but their pockets are not as deep), even watered down health care reform probably can't get passed now, bailed out big banks (you know, the ones who were largely responsible for the current economic problems) are profitable again, and the tea party people are gaining in popularity (despite being a corporate tool themselves).
If only we had a socialist President.
Posted by plastic at 11:56:00 AM
This is how I feel about most of the bowl games too. Wait for it...
EDIT: I'm an ass. Turns out this girl is blind. The headline from the story revealing her blindness on SB Nation pretty much sums it up: Boise State Sad Cowbell Girl Is Blind, We Are All Monsters
My New Year's resolution to blog more is really going well. Watch out if you are in a wheel chair, I might be making fun of you next. :(
Posted by plastic at 10:06:00 PM
Okay, so it's not really a hack because I am (was? have been? will be?) a lawful contributor to Plasticblog, but since fellow contributors Nick and Jessie got engaged, I thought I'd post my congrats and a little photo tribute / retrospective of my relationship with this dynamic duo.
So this is when we went to the Rays-Mets game over the summer. I remember being so psyched about the Rays' win, except that Jessie had to leave early for band practice. Nick was so sad about it that he didn't speak to me the whole way back to Brooklyn. Citifield is in Queens, people!
This one is from a Halloween shindig. Jessie was really attracted to me in my Bob Dylan get up.
Nick was so distraught he chained himself to her and started eating yarn.
Of course, I knew even before that about Jessie's crush on me. Nick was just waiting for whatever snack someone would throw his way.
One time we even went to the dog park together. I had proof that Jack loved me too but I can't find that photo. But I'm the "friend" in this old blog post, I swear.
I think they make just about the most attractive couple I know. Cheers to you, Nick and Jessie!