An Aphorism

The only way to beat the system is to master the system; but as you master the system, the system masters you. [Read more...]

On Criticizing Religious Statements In The Wake of Tragedy

I have no interest in criticizing the solace people find in religion as they mourn. I only criticize the cruel things religious people say to hurt others who are mourning and the religious attempts to exploit people’s terror and trauma to scapegoat others and pave the emotional way for future theocratic laws. [Read more...]

Occupy Wall Street Launches A Charity To Bail Indebted People Out

Some people identifying themselves with Occupy Wall Street have an ingeniously cost-efficient and politically symbolic charity plan that can provide crucial aid to epxloited debtors–even if it will probably only help a relatively very small number of affected people: David Rees explains: Like many folks, Occupy Wall Street has been some doing good work in [Read More...]

Coloring the 2012 Electoral Map by County, Population Density, and Partisan Split

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Chris Howard colors the electoral map to reflect the degree to which each county is red, blue, or purple—and populated or not. [Read more...]

Camels With Hammers Liveblogging 2012 Election

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2:44 am: The real winner of the night, is rational, evidence based thinking. As the mainstream pundits kept insisting this race was too close to call and a nail biter, Nate Silver just kept making arguments based on legitimate numbers run through rational models. And the outcome so far is looking to be 100% as [Read More...]

The Economic Case Against Trickle Down Economics–in Terrific Cartoon Form

An excellent pro-Obama cartoon on the economy by Simpsons and Family Guy animator Lucas Gray that is almost certain to go viral, and most certainly should. [Read more...]

“You Can Kill Things But Still Like Them”

Rick Santorum says he has “voted to kill Big Bird” and that you can “kill things but still like them.” In other news, Newt Gingrich wants to liberate Big Bird from bureaucracy. [Read more...]

Liveblogging The Obama-Romney Domestic Policy Debate!!

My responses to the debate as recorded in real time for posterity. [Read more...]

Remixing Obama

Turn about’s fairplay. Hugh Atkin, who made the fantastic “Will The Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up” video which I highlighted in the spring, has a terrific new parody of the infamous Obama line “You didn’t build that” which the GOP has quote mined into a rallying point. Both this video and the Romney one [Read More...]

A Scandalous Photo of Obama with Karl Marx

via Mali Munch Hawthorne [Read more...]