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You Are All Scott Walker’s Bitches Now

Posted by That Other Mike on 08/03/2011

Ann Althouse, pictured at home. Not pictured: her ever present red wine.

Shorter Outhouse, “The leader of Senate Democrats hiding out in Illinois is seeking a face-to-face meeting with Gov. Scott Walker and the Senate GOP leader.”:

Being the minority party in a state legislature means you have to just bend over and take it when the Governor wants to fuck you hard in the ass, because that’s democracy!

P.S: Above principle only applies when it’s Democrats versus a Republican.
P.P.S. but I would never say that, because I’m so nonpartisan.

Why does anyone at all, anywhere, still read the Outhouse? Ok, I get it with her hardcore little band of Republican gropers groupies – she feeds their need to be seen as reasonable and sane members of the body politic, rather than as the trolls, sycophants and jesus-fellators they actually are; Ann’s professorship1 lends them a faux air of academic respectability. Hell, even that poor schlub she married, Meade, has a chance of getting some of that sweet Althouse booty2. But anyone else? Why would any person with even a semblance of sanity deliberately read her blog and think it made sense?

There’s some weapons grade stupid in there, quite aside from the premise that the Wisconsin Democrats should simply submit to the will of Darth Walker because they happen to be the majority party; she concern trolls the State Senators because one of them is old and one of them is pregnant. Apparently, in Althouse country, that means they’re hapless victims of something or other, casually drawn in by the cruel something of fate. Or something. Frankly, it’s hard to imagine what Ann actually means to achieve with this post, other than being a GOP water carrier of the scummiest order.

Situation normal, in other words.

Once again, for a less insane more measured response, please consult the excellent LGM post on it. Picture credit to Mock, Paper, Scissors, which also has a pretty decent post on it via the link.

1 Whose idea was that, though? She has tenure? Fucking hell, Western civilisation is doomed. Or at least, a portion of its lawyers will come out of it being even stupider and more venal than they might have otherwise for listening to her.
2 Ewwwwwwwww and so on. I actually made myself feel a little sick just then. Wait a sec, I might need to hurl. Deep breaths. No, I’m OK. Phew, close one.

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Quick Hits

Posted by That Other Mike on 16/09/2010

A few things which have interested me recently:

If you saw a blind, three legged, 29 year old horse win the derby… you'd say the race was fixed. On the other hand, I'm rather amazed at the people who are praising the Heller-McDonald decisions. For example, The Brady Organisation which will happily point out that the decision doesn't preclude reasonable regulations. In fact, the Second Amendment protects a civic right, that is it is supposed to ensure that the Article I, Section 8, clause 16 militia remains armed and has fuck all to do with "gun rights".

A pictorial history of the Oval Office – I found it weirdly fascinating.

From the Council of Secular Humanism, an interesting article about the blindspot which humanists sometimes have about the supposed monolithic nature of Islam; it makes for interesting reading:

[S]ecular humanists have not been entirely clear-eyed about Islam. While supporting critical inquiry, many secularists have also been partial to simplistic representations of the Muslim world. Indeed, some popular secular literature opposing Islam is hardly distinguishable from Christian and neoconservative polemics. Secularists have been too eager to seek immediate doctrinal causes for Muslim problems. In doing so, many critics have been tempted to identify an essential “true Islam” that is antagonistic to reason and liberal values.

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A ‘verse, a ‘verse, my brain for a multiverse!

Posted by That Other Mike on 03/06/2009

The ability of Creationists to fool themselves into thinking they understand science always astounds me — they so obviously and plainly fail at it on every level. And yet they always seem to think that they are able to see something that actual scientists don’t or won’t, because there’s some huge anti-Creationist conspiracy of scientists who hate God or something equally ridiculous – and they, by golly, with their third grade level of science understanding, are just the ones to overturn all those thousands of hours of study and experimentation.

Or something. Read the rest of this entry »

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Protected: Woohoo! I’m still here…

Posted by That Other Mike on 27/04/2009

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Buy shares in Reynolds Wrap!

Posted by That Other Mike on 18/01/2009

Trusted since 1947, heavy-duty Reynolds Wrap is perfect for the construction of hats to keep out mind control waves!

Trusted since 1947, heavy-duty Reynolds Wrap is perfect for roasting, grilling and the construction of hats to keep out evil CIA mind control waves!

Le sigh, as they say in France. Or not.

I’m a person who’s interested in politics generally. I try to keep up with the news via a number of source as much as possible, and I frequently read assorted blogs of various political stripes and persuasions, just to keep my ear on the ground. One of the ways I find them is via links on other people’s pages, which is how I first saw Rumproast; another is by looking through RSS feeds and the tag listings on WordPress. Read the rest of this entry »

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I am still alive…

Posted by That Other Mike on 22/12/2008

… contrary to any rumours.

I’ve moved house. It’s a much better place. Still shared accommodation, but in this one, the landlord lives in, and so has a vested interest in keeping the place nice. I don’t remember if I blogged about it, but in the the last house, a small drip in the bathroom resulted in the ceiling in the living room falling down. This was November, 2007; as of two weeks ago, new plasterboard was put in. Yeah, exactly.

Anyway, the room I have now is nicer and the house generally is in better shape – less cold, less run down, and the people seem much nicer and more together. Less likely to go bugshit nuts, in other words, which was a problem in the last place.

I don’t have any responsibility for the bills, beyond handing money to the landlord for them.

Altogether, it’s a much better place to be living.

I have also come late to the game and started using Skype for calling the missus; I have the Unlimited World package, meaning that I can make up to 10,000 minutes of calls monthly for £7.99, which is significantly less than what I was previously paying…

It’s a much better situation all round for me right now, and I’m happy to be here 🙂

I’m working Monday to Wednesday in the coming week; not because I couldn’t get time off, but because I didn’t want it. I’ll have Christmas Day and Boxing, because they’re Bank Holidays, but there’s not really much I can do about that. I dislike Christmas generally, and not only for the whole religious side of it; there’s the atmosphere of forced jollity and the requirement that you be seen to be enjoying yourself. I got called “Scrooge” by a couple of people in (partial) jest, and I responded by challenging them to call me when they start celebrating Ramadan or Rosh Hashanah or Diwali, which seems to have done the trick…

In other news, I’ve also moved back to Opera-based browsing, and boy, is it an improvement! I was using Firefox for a while, because anything beats Internet Exploder, but that was really only because I wanted to use StumbleUpon. It was just cranky and kept crashing on me, so I decided to come back to Opera, and what a blissful browsing experience it is. I can recommend 9.6 to everyone.

That’s about it for now, really.

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SCOTUS denies election stay

Posted by That Other Mike on 15/12/2008

Following the dismissal of Donofrio’s spurious lawsuit, the Wrotnowski suit has also been denied cert.

Via Ed Darrell, from the AP:

Court won’t review Obama’s eligibility to serve

6 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned down another appeal arguing Barack Obama is ineligible to be president because of his citizenship.

The challenge by Cort Wrotnowski of Greenwich, Conn., was denied Monday without comment.

Wrotnowski argued that Obama was a British subject at birth and therefore cannot meet the requirement for becoming president.

He wanted the high court to halt presidential electors from meeting to formally elect Obama as president.

Echoing an appeal that was rejected by justices last week, Wrotnowski said that since Obama had dual nationality at birth — his mother was American, his Kenyan father was a British subject — he cannot possibly be a “natural born citizen.”

The sad thing is that this only seems to be spurring the wingnuts on further, as in here, here, and here (for more, visit the Obama and Birth Certificate tags).

Apparently all of their ranting, raving and nonsense about natural-born citizens and the increasingly finer and finer shades of the “true” meaning of the term have failed to impress anyone; the claim is not only dead in the water, but floating belly up.

Not that this’ll mean anything to them, as I said; these are the same people who think Clinton killed Vince Foster, after all. Facts and reason have never exactly been their strong suits before, so this is unlikely to change any minds. Many of them seem to have sensed defeat and are refocusing their efforts on the Blagojevich non-scandal, especially WingNut-in-Chief, Pam Geller, of the Google-hating paranoia-fest known as Atlas Scrubs Shrugs.

We’ll see what happens; personally, I don’t think these people can be reasoned with, and that they’ll remain at a low simmer of lunatic resentment until 2012, when they will resurface in support of Palin and promptly be told to fuck off with their old, discredited stories already.

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Sinking Ships

Posted by That Other Mike on 07/12/2008

I haven’t posted anything substantial in a while, which is fine with me. BWO, remember? I do have something brewing in my mind about juries, grand and otherwise, but nothing written down, as yet.
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McDonald’s Sued Over Woman’s Naked Buns –

Posted by That Other Mike on 24/11/2008

McDonald’s is known for its cheap meat — but after a bad trip to the burger joint, one guy’s wife allegedly became cheap meat.

McD’s just got served by a guy who allegedly left his cell phone — which contained nude photos of his wife — at the Arkansas restaurant, only to find the nude pics posted online.

Phillip Sherman was assured by employees they’d keep the phone safe, yet the photos — along with Sherman’s phone number and address — somehow found their way onto the Internet.

The couple claims they had to move to a new house to get away from his wife’s new stalkers. Sherman wants 3 mil for their troubles.

via McDonald’s Sued Over Woman’s Naked Buns –

Hehehehe… I know I should be sympathetic towards the woman, and I am, but I can’t help laughing just a little bit at her husband’s stupidity.

You can bet your arse that if I were to have nudie pics of my wife, they wouldn’t be accompanying me on a visit to a fast food joint, and they certainly wouldn’t be on something that I could accidentally leave lying around.

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I have nothing to say lately…

Posted by That Other Mike on 16/11/2008

… although her indoors has been prompting me to post stuff. I just don’t feel like there’s much around now for me to blog about. Ironic, given recent historic events, but it seems like a lot of people have this one covered.

I will start blogging properly again soon, though. I just need a topic… Any suggestions? Anyone got any inspiration going cheap? 🙂

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