Tuesday, May 22, 2018

John Oliver

The addiction treatment industry is dangerously unregulated. John Oliver explains why many rehab programs should incorporate more evidence-based care and carefully reconsider their doctor-to-horse ratio.

Makes me wonder if there are dots in need of connecting - something that would gives us a clearer picture of a legalized system of Drug Cartels right here in USAmerica Inc.

  • Pharma
  • Prescribers
  • Insurance
  • Healthcare
  • Law Enforcement
  • Prisons
  • Lobbyists
  • Congress

I'm a capitalist because god's a capitalist.
I have to take in more calories than I need right this minute because I need a surplus of  energy in order to do the work required to get my next meal. I have to make some profit.

And I insist on appropriate regulation because god insists on appropriate regulation.
Without a properly functioning pancreas, my blood sugar goes wacky and I die.
Without a properly functioning brain stem, my heart rate goes wacky and I die.
...my body temperature
...etc etc etc

"Government Interference in the Free Market System" is what freed the slaves, dummy.

Every once in a while, we have to step up and save capitalism from the capitalists.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Web Wisdom - Redux

When you're talking about cracking down on brown people - even when you disguise it with coded language like "border security" and "the plague of urban violence" - that doesn't make you Alt-Right.
It makes you a Racist.

Like when you have sex with a barnyard critter. That doesn't make you an Alt-Farmer.
It makes you a chicken-fucker.

Today's GIF

Comey deeks.
Rosenstein deeks.
Now Wray deeks as well - Mueller takes the shot - GOOOOOOALLLLL!!!

We hope.

Today's Tweet

Speaking Spanish, in a place where it's not expected(?), is now considered Probable Cause.

BTW - that was no accident. That agent didn't take that action on a whim, or because he was bored. His commanders told him that's how we do things now.

This is the Daddy State.

Today's Pix

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Today's Tweet

Shade - nobody throws it better than the Brits.

ProLeft Podcast

Episode 441:

Guess which party's been wrong about practically everything.
We talk about Rudy Guiliani, at least one person who is "tired of winning," and a number of people who've discovered all of a sudden that Truth is important, like Rex Tillerson and Matthew Dowd. A surprising sincere apology in the wrong place, the "Democrats in Disarray" lie never dies, and a wake up call for conservatives on Medicaid and nursing homes.
At this point, where 30-35% of Americans are all set to riot - set to pull a Charlottesville on the streets of dozens of cities - the latest version (GOP 5.0) of New Conservative Republicans are wondering, "How do you sell truth to rubes who refuse to hear anything but Benghazi or Emails or Vince Foster or Troopergate or Pizzagate or Kenyan Usurper or or or?

But the real question - the one that driftglass and Blue Gal are spectacularly good at rooting out: "How did those gullible rubes get to be so fucking Gullibly Rube-ish?"

Thursday, May 17, 2018

A Sad Truth

So now, I'll never be able to hear Jumpin' Jack Flash without thinking of Cult45.

Everything that dickhead touches turns to shit.

A Short Reminder

From October 2015 - it's not like people weren't trying to warn us about what was coming.