atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#3288: Monday! ...what happened to Monday?

Oh yeah, that "nerdcore" thing last night.

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This is what it looks like when a real scientist is seriously wrong about something.

The guy who was in charge of the team at CERN that said they might possibly have proof of neutrinos maybe going faster than light if everything checked out--perhaps--has resigned after their findings were demonstrated to be the result of faulty cabling.

Meanwhile, "Doctor" Michael Mann is still taken seriously by the climatology community even after his now-infamous "hockey stick" graph has been proven to be fraudulent--not just "wrong" or "mistaken" but actively fraudulent.

Which one of these is "science"?

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Equality before the law, unless you're Christian. Let the lede do the talking:
A human rights official in Kentucky says it might be perfectly fine for a printing company run by “gays” to refuse to print anti-”gay” literature, but a Christian company refusing to print T-shirts for a “gay” event would not have that same right.
That's right! If you're Christian you have to toe the PC line, buddy, or else! You don't get freedom of expression or freedom of association because we know you're up to no good! You bigots don't deserve First Amendment protection!

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To my surprise, we made it to April and the Eurozone didn't blow up.

Karl Denninger thinks we're not out of the woods. Myself, I'm still wondering what they can do about Spain, Portugal, and Italy. They haven't been fixed; they're on the same trajectory as Greece is but not nearly as far along the curve.

And Ireland, which Denninger talks about in his post.

And unemployment in Europe just hit an all-time high. And guess where it's worst?
Spain remained the worst affected, with the highest rate at 23.6 percent, followed by bailed-out Greece at 21 percent, Portugal at 15 percent and Ireland at 14.7 percent. Italy hit a record 9.3 percent.
"Austerity" means eliminating the artificial expansion of GDP due to government spending, which in turn means higher unemployment.

...which leads to even lower government revenue, leading to more austerity.... This is why deficit spending is so bad for us in the long term, and why the longer we continue it the worse the inevitable crash will be.

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Vox Day:
Cherished illusions are powerful; thus, it is possible for Americans to believe they are still governed by the free voice of the people, even though that voice is now trumped every single time it conflicts with the will of the ruling elite. No matter what the subject is, be it homogamy in California, the military occupation of Afghanistan, the bailout of the Wall Street banks, illegal immigrants in Arizona or abortion on demand, democracy in the United States is repeatedly proven to be entirely impotent, even when the democratic forms are superficially followed.
Can you argue the point? I certainly cannot.

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ABC admits that Zimmerman was injured. Well, I suppose this is progress of some sort. Media still plays the story as "white racist kills black boy because he's racist gun-toting bigot", though.

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So, did you see this? Obama is warning the Supreme Court not to strike down ObamaCare.

After all, they're "unelected", and ObamaCare was passed by a "democratically-elected Congress", so of course it should be allowed to stand!

Now go back to that Vox Day quote, above. I'm gonna edit the shit out of it and emphasize parts here:
...homogamy in California, ..., illegal immigrants in Arizona or abortion on demand, democracy in the United States is repeatedly proven to be entirely impotent, even when the democratic forms are superficially followed....
I emphasize those things for good reason:

Abortion on demand: legislated from the bench; Roe v. Wade forced all state laws banning abortion off the books even when they were the result of democratic processes.

Homogamy: None of the democratically-implemented laws banning gay marriage in California have been allowed to stand; all have been struck down by judicial fiat.

Illegal immigration laws: Arizona's law was immediately challenged by Obama's own Attorney General in spite of its origin in a democratically-elected legislature. As far as I know it has not been struck down yet, but a federal court has issued a stay for the implementation of the law.

So you see, the left in this country is quite comfortable with judicial activism and using the courts to strike down laws when they don't like them.

But when the shoe is on the other foot they hate it with all the fires of hell.

It would be, apparently, an "unprecedented, extraordinary event" if ObamaCare were to be struck down. Not like Roe v. Wade or any other times that lefties could get their way only through the courts, oh no! Remember in Iowa, how gay marriage was brought into existence by a slim majority of the Iowa Supreme Court? That wasn't anything like this!

Trying to shame liberals with their own hypocrisy, though, is like trying to convince a dog not to eat its own vomit. The dog doesn't see anything wrong with it and can't understand why you're keeping it away from its food.

Likewise, liberals just don't have the capacity to understand why people expect them to obey the same rules as everyone else all the time, regardless of how good their intentions are.

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I've got 20 min to get a shower before choir practice. I'd better get moving.

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