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21 May 2009 @ 12:26 pm
Refejcting fear, Saturn's rings, and a wolf shirt  
"You know, I haven't really written about this as much as I should have, but I think Obama made a pretty big mistake in not more assertively rejecting fear earlier in his presidency. Fear is the ultimate Bush legacy. It's a hugely effective political weapon. But it tends to lead to really lousy decisions. We need to reject fear as a country, but I doubt even Obama can get that done in one speech."

THURSDAY NEWS:
* FiveThirtyEight on carbon taxes vs. cap-and-trade.
* New opposition to the Taliban in Pakistan.
* "As more states legalize same sex-marriage, the lack of outrage is striking."
* Related news: it's been five years since Massachusetts legalized gay marriage.
* Matt Frei on politics and mandates.
* The Explainer on why car companies close dealerships.
* Phil Plaint with an awesome pic of the rings of Saturn.
* Heh. Joke review on Amazon drives wolf shirt popularity.

 
 
Race Dowlingeracerhead on May 21st, 2009 08:42 pm (UTC)
Funny how when we threaten reductions in financial aid to Pakistan they start treating the Taliban seriously.
Sister Straight Razor of Toleranceninjacooter on May 21st, 2009 08:46 pm (UTC)
I'm loving the reviews so far.
So I'm looking for threads that say, "Hey baby...I'm real boss!" when I stumble upon this epic creation. The wolves spoke to me in a language all their own; it was like German, Mongol, and Bitchin all mixed together. I mean, one wolf howlin at the moon is major...but three???

I ordered next-day air (if only there was same day!), and, of course, a size smaller than usual to ensure the closeness of the wolves to my chest hair. When the package arrived, I tore it open, and I SWEAR angels sang. I think it was Freebird. I immediately removed my "No Fat Chicks" shirt, and replaced it with this finery. Lemme tell you: AW YEAH.

I'll spare the details of my conquests since I started wearing this shrit; suffice to say, I'm swimming in a sea of babes the likes of which are usually found on those K-Tel infomercials. I'm also more confident at work, and expect to be promoted to cashier soon. I owe everything to this shirt (I should say "shirts", since I now own 23 of them).