From Pine View Farm

October, 2012 archive

Droning On, Peeping Toms Dept. 0




Isn’t it interesting that every storm that goes through the US media center of New York City is the biggest, most important, most compelling news event ever?


A Compelling Argument against Evolution 0

Mainstream Republicans, 50 Years Ago:  Plutocrat saying

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Road Hogs 0


By early Thursday, three drivers had collided with feral hogs in the Lockhart (Texas–ed.) area, said Capt. Jason Roescher of the Lockhart Police Department. No one was injured but one of the cars had to be hauled away because the damage was so bad, he said.

Lockhart police also shot video of a herd of the wild pigs rushing across the highway Wednesday night.

“It’s not unusual to see hogs crossing the local roads,” said Roescher. “We have a big hog problem around here.”


Up the Bay Creek 0

When I first saw this development rising like cheap Lego houses from the marsh, I thought it was the most godawful ugly visual atrocity I had ever seen.

The faux Victorian architecture and garish colors–houses tricked out like streetwalkers in hot pink, bright yellow, powder blue, and kelly green–would make a Disney set-dresser blush.

It is difficult to resist schadenfreude at its comeuppance.


Colonel Wilkerson Does Not Mince Words; He Minces the Republican Party 0

And he considers himself a Republican, to boot.

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Via Raw Story.


Republican Jesus 0

Inspired by Richard Mourdoch, the “rape is a gift from God” candidate, Tony Norman riffs on the God revered of the wingnutosphere. A nugget:

If this god were to speak from its pyramid-shaped throne on the back of a dollar bill, it would say the following:

“I am the god of the 1 percent. You shall have no other gods before me. I help those who help themselves and visit poverty over many generations to those who would redistribute the wealth that I have freely given to those who luxuriate without guilt in my love. I reward the spirit of material excess because I hate poverty and the poor who have rejected my ways.

“I am a vulgar god who never tires of the misery perpetuated by those who exploit the resources of the planet for tax breaks and personal gain. The smoke of belching coal plants and runoff from hydraulic fracturing pleases me. Let those who refuse to rape the earth that I have made in six days be accursed.


Suffer the Children 0

How is this not ritualized sadism hiding in a cassock?



Isaac Asimov:

People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.


Twits on Twitter 0

I don’t think they let him keep his Twitter-er in his cell . . . .

A Woodstock High School (Cherokee County, Georgia–ed.) student who sheriff’s deputies said planned “a Columbine” was behind bars Friday, charged with terroristic threats.

Lake Reynolds, a 17-year-old junior, allegedly posted a message Thursday night on Twitter that said, “Planning on pulling a Columbine tomorrow guys, be prepared!” a Cherokee Sheriff’s Office spokesman said.


Gaming the System 0

You can tell that Monopoly is an old game because there's a luxury tax and rich people can go to jail.

Via Bartcop.


Perspectives 0

Rat looking at a bat and saying, "OMG, it's an angel."

Via Contradict Me.


Oh Deer 0

Via the Sacramento Bee.


A Scrapple Scrap 0

Voting is not a right. It’s a duty.


Dustbiters 0

Another bank disappeared overnight.


“Very Scared” 0

Joseph Stiglitz. An excerpt:

I can tell you, when I travel to most other countries, they . . . are very scared of a Romney presidency.

Via Dick Destiny.


The Rapist Vote 0

An open letter to “certain conservative politicians.

It’s rough stuff, but it’s spot on.

Via the Booman Tribune.


A Picture Is Worth 0

And Dennis G. at Balloon Juice sums up the Republican campaign in a picture.



Peter Ustinov:

At the age of four with paper hats and wooden swords we’re all Generals. Only some of us never grow out of it.


Trumped! 0

Via Delaware Liberal.