From Pine View Farm

July, 2015 archive

Real Republican Women of Real America 0

Warning: Graphic. And too true to be funny.

“. . . with Justice for All” 0

Graphic with caption:  Jeff in Missouri is found guilty of selling pot.--21 years into a life sentence without parole.  Big Wall Street Banks plead guilty to felony rigging of markets to enrich themselves--pay a fine, no one goes to jail, get special waivers to keep doing business despite the felony conviction.

Via Bad Tux.

How Stuff Works: Getting Trumped 0

Dis Coarse Discourse 0

Hark! Do I hear the blare of Trumpettes?

How Stuff Works: Body-cams 0

Title:  Cinncinati Body-Cam Demonstration.  Pictured:  Cop with smoking gun labeled

Click for a larger image.

Video via Raw Story.

“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Play politely.

An 8-year-old boy died in an apparent accidental shooting Thursday, police said. It was at least the sixth such shooting of a child and at least the fourth death in Harris County this year. . . .

Also in the room at the time was an older boy, 11. He told Houston police investigators that he and the 8-year-old were tossing a pistol back and forth when it suddenly fired. The younger boy was struck in the head and died at the scene.

Not a Leg To Stand On 0

God forbid that health insurance should pay for (gasp!) health care.

After all, paying for health care may imperil country-club memberships for insurance CEOs.

QOTD 0

Samuel Goldwyn:

Let’s have some new cliches.

“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 1

Self-politeness is the politest kind.

Upon arrival to N. Vinity Road, White County deputies found a 14-year-old boy with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the face. According to reports, the shooting is believed to be accidental.

Carnage continues in NRA Paradise.

“She Was Just Asking for It” 0

“Sovereign Immunity,” Reprise 0

As I heard persons say back in the olden days, when I was a young ‘un growing up white under Jim Crow, “What’s the big deal? It was only a [insert slur of choice here].”

Facebook Frolics 0

It’s all about the “heritage.”

“Sovereign Immunity” 0

Wear blue. Get a license to kill.

Nothing To Do, Nowhere To Go 0

Still not too bad.

Jobless claims increased by 12,000 to 267,000 in the period ended July 25, from 255,000 the prior week that was the lowest since November 1973, a report from the Labor Department showed Thursday.

(snip)

The four-week average, a less volatile measure than the weekly numbers, decreased to 274,750 last week from 278,500.

The number of people continuing to receive jobless benefits rose by 46,000 to 2.26 million in the week ended July 18.

Republicans, no doubt, have a plan to fix the disturbing downward trend in joblessness.

Gut Out the Vote 0

Man to Florida GOP Redistricters:  What part of Florida Voters Fair Congressional District Constitutional Amendment don't we understand?  Other man:  Fair.

Macho, Macho Man 0

Via Mother Jones.

QOTD 0

Lewis Carroll:

Everything’s got a moral, if only you can find it.

It’s a Boid 0

Another picture from my brother in Virginia’s Northern Neck.

Goldfinch in tree

Trail of Tears v. 2.0 0

“It’s Not What He Says . . . .” 0

Trevor Timm thinks he has discovered part of Donald Trump’s appeal.

For Trump supporters, it doesn’t matter what he says, just how he says it. And if Republicans think calling out Trump’s flip-flops will actually matter, they will soon look as foolish as the journalists guaranteeing his demise after the McCain comments. It only guarantees he will attack them more . . . .

Read the rest.