From my Photobucket site.
You displease me very much sometimes.
Okay, I’m back on the laptop. My desktop has a wireless keyboard, and apparently the cheap crappy batteries I bought at Big Lots only had a few months of life in them. I hadn’t exactly been using the desktop all that much in the past few months either, so maybe they actually only had a few weeks of life in them. And the explanation of how I finished the previous entry is Windows provides a mouse-driven on-screen keyboard in its accessibility menu. I used that the last time my keyboard died. Anyway, I don’t really have a need for a wireless keyboard (the desktop was a gift) so I think I’ll be shopping for a regular plug-in keyboard this weekend.
Jon Stewart in response to Glenn Beck saying he “educated himself by going to the library.” (via soupsoup) (via bringtheruckuss) (via stfuconservatives) (via agirlcalledchris) (via robot-heart-politics) (via librarianpirate)
Jon Stewart has a point. Conservatives, stop saying stupid things. It’s not a contest.
(I had more to say, but I discovered that my cat pooped on my bed again, I don’t know why, probably to protest I don’t give her tuna and a fresh clean litterbox every damn day, so, priorities. You know how it is.)
“WHINY” IS SPELLED WITH ONE “N.” “WHINNY” IS THE SOUND A HORSE MAKES. THEY ARE NOT THE SAME THING. IF YOU MEAN TO USE THE FIRST ONE, SPELL IT RIGHT, OR I WILL ENVISION A HORSE, AND YOUR COMPLAINT WILL CEASE TO MAKE SENSE.
That previous post was my second attempt to post something. The first was eaten by a “we are making some changes to our infrastructure so yeah” error message. I may be paraphrasing the error message just a bit.
Anyway, just so you know.
You are up to your tricks, Tumblr. You are not showing my posts in my Tumblr blog, Tumblr. You are showing them in my dashboard, but not my blog. You are doing it to taunt me! But one day, ohhhhh yessss, one day…
“Is this what the Republican Party stands for?” Beck demanded. He was answered with boos and cries of “no!” “It’s big government, it’s a socialist utopia and we need to address it as if it is a cancer.”is the followup. And, it’s Teddy Roosevelt, not Franklin.
Teddy then. And if the Republicans think there is something wrong with that statement, then they, and Beck, are goofier than I thought. Unless… perhaps they think the statement about earning money in “civil life” refers to any income anyone earns anywhere? I thought it referred to money earned in a position in civil service — in other words, in the government. Like, a senator shouldn’t simply think of his position as a way to get rich, he should serve the community. But Beck and the audience at CPAC seem to think it refers to any wealth obtained by any means. That doesn’t make sense to me. On the other hand, Roosevelt was a leader in the Progressive Movement, not exactly a favorite of Republicans. But as a president he wasn’t exactly a statist, as the word has come to be known. The idea that people should govern their lives in a way that supports the general welfare, not their own selfish concerns exclusively, isn’t a sentiment that was invented by Roosevelt or anyone else, it was part of Western Culture. Then again, many of the more repressive uses of government power that came about (especially under one of Roosevelt’s successors, Woodrow Wilson) were the fruits of the Progressive ideas, so I can’t entirely blame Republicans for wanting to discard everything that had anything to do with Progressives.
PS: good God, the internet is a touchy place. I didn’t mean YOU misused quotes, I was referring to Dana Milbanks, whom I don’t entirely trust when it comes to anything that has to do with Republicans, or Glenn Beck, or any of the other pushbutton topics that set off Washington Post columnists.
Wait, why is this bad?
How do we know Beck quoted it “disapprovingly”? If he was scolding the Republican party, it sounds more like he was using a quote whose sentiment he approved of to chastise the Republicans, not that he disapproved of the quote itself. And really, think what you might of FDR, the sentiment in that statement isn’t one that any conservative could be against.
(I suppose here I should insert some statement along the lines of I’m not a fan of Glenn Beck, I don’t listen to/watch him, etc. — I just don’t like it when anyone’s words are twisted.)