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HOwever one feels about the British class system at least at its height the Uppers had a sense of noblesse oblige. .
Toggle Commented yesterday on Heartbreaking at A Spork in the Drawer
Six months after the First World War began, 184 (out of 690) members of the British Parliament were in uniform; over the course of the war 264 served and 19 were killed. I don't have the figures at hand but Knights and Lords (let's just call them the 1%) had a high mortality rate on the front lines. Never mind the children of Member of Congress, who might be innocent. Let's put 150 Reps and Sens, plus 100 or so CEOs, into Afghanistan and Iraq and Yemen and wherever else and let the chips fall where they may. .
Toggle Commented yesterday on Heartbreaking at A Spork in the Drawer
...that one of the Duggar Klown Kar Kids would turn out to be a child molester. And the family engaged in a cover-up long enough for the statute of limitations to run out. And the family sent Josh to a... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Spork in the Drawer
Also, since when is "eww" spelled "eew"? Utterly ridic. .
I understand and celebrate the fact that language changes, especially the American English language. But c'mon, Scrabble™, have some dignity. . Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Spork in the Drawer
Answers: [B]oth liberal and conservative lawmakers assume their voters are much further to the right than they actually are: The typical conservative legislator overestimates his or her district’s conservatism by a whopping 20 percentage points. Indeed, he or she believes... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Spork in the Drawer
The Big Brains of the tech world: The system, which was introduced in early May, uses what Flickr describes as “advanced image recognition technology” to automatically categorise photos into a number of broad groups. For instance, a picture of a... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at A Spork in the Drawer
President Obama's decision to stop giving local PDs military-grade equipment is a component of his plot to stage a military coup this Summer. Wheels withing wheels, we're through the looking glass, back and to the left. Wake up, sheeple! . Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A Spork in the Drawer
But let's see if it sticks: [T]he White House said that effective immediately, the federal government will no longer fund or provide armored vehicles that run on a tracked system instead of wheels, weaponized aircraft or vehicles, firearms or ammunition... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at A Spork in the Drawer
#MadMen finale - a reminder 20th Century was great, but it's over & it isn't coming back. It's time for New American Century. #TheEndOfAnEra— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) May 18, 2015 . Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at A Spork in the Drawer
Fun with high technology: Only US$14.88! . Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2015 at A Spork in the Drawer
Holy cow: Ex-New York Times reporter Judith Miller and rightwing guerilla filmmaker James O'Keefe filmed an hour-long discussion trying to answer the question that has persisted through their careers: "Why do they hate us?" "I think journalists who poke holes... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at A Spork in the Drawer
John Bolton won't be running for president! Oh well. At least Fred Thompson hasn't ruled anything out. . Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at A Spork in the Drawer
Sen Marco Rubio outlines the "three pillars" that would prop up his presidential foreign policy doctrine, the first of which is: American strength through "adequately" funding the U.S. military I'll just leave this here: . Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at A Spork in the Drawer
Most Republican presidential candidates agree: the greatest living President of the United States is Ronald Reagan. Nifty. . Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at A Spork in the Drawer
The Great State of Texas will soon require people who purchased health insurance through "Obamacare" to carry special identification cards. Jade Helm 15 can't start soon enough. . Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at A Spork in the Drawer
Sen Elizabeth Warren takes the lead in her bout with President Obama. . Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at A Spork in the Drawer
I'll leave the details at the link but Josh provides a useful summary: Just to recap: Lang broke the law by refusing to get health insurance coverage because he prided himself on being able to pay his bills out of... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at A Spork in the Drawer
George Zimmerman has been shot and wounded in, of course, Florida. ~27% of the nation prays for a swift recovery. . Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at A Spork in the Drawer
Making Tailgunner Ted Cruz look sympathetic takes some real talent. . Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at A Spork in the Drawer
The Huckster: Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) said on Sunday’s “Face the Nation” that “be a heck of a good President” because of his decision to promote dietary supplements on informercials. If it quacks like... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at A Spork in the Drawer
One century plus two days ago the vicious Hun, in the form of the U-Boat U-20, sunk the RMS Lusitania with a single torpedo, killing 1,198 persons. The great animation pioneer Winsor McCay dramatized the atrocity in a 1918 film:... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2015 at A Spork in the Drawer
The problem was Ed Milliband and an electoral strategy of "we have no goals but we're better than the other guys". Our Dems have tried the same strategy. It worked just as well. If the Cons follow through on a referendum to leave the EU it'll likely pass. At that point the Scots bolt* and it's goodbye, United Kingdom (the Welsh and and maybe Cornish will likely start agitating for autonomy, if not independence, and the Unionist position in NI was be severley weakened). *The Scots are probably going to bolt anyway given that both the Conservatives and Labour have treated Scotland since last year's referendum. .
Toggle Commented May 8, 2015 on One Bit Of Satisfaction at A Spork in the Drawer
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Last night I attended a very informative and entertaining three-hour lecture by Neil DeGrasse Tyson and you didn't. If you removed all the arteries, veins, & capillaries from a person's body, and tied them end-to-end, the person will die.— Neil... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at A Spork in the Drawer