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From the monthly archives: October 2010
 I’m sure that with current technology this either couldn’t be done or would be insanely expensive – but still, I just had a brilliant idea…

We should turn roads into solar energy collection devices.  Especially in places like L.A. or Palm Springs.

Any materials scientists or engineers want to venture a thought as to why it would or wouldn’t work?
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Remember how we wasted hundreds of billions of dollars bailing out Wall Street?  Um, not so much:

The government’s Wall Street bailout has “provided taxpayers with higher returns than they could have made buying 30-year Treasury bonds.” TARP earned “$25.2 billion on its investment of $309 billion in banks and insurance companies, an 8.2 percent return over two years, a rate that “beat U.S. Treasuries, high-yield savings accounts, money-market funds and certificates of deposit.”

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Fallout: New Vegas just arrived. 

I may not be seen for a few weeks.  :)

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Here is a magically delicious teabagger emanation from the flannel-clad candidate for Senate in Alaska:
Alaska Republican Senate nominee Joe Miller was asked about illegal immigration at his town hall yesterday, and he said that the country’s first priority should be to secure the border. [...]  [H]e said, “East Germany was very, very able to reduce the flow” from one side of the border to the other. “Now, obviously, other things there were involved. We have the capacity to, as a great nation, obviously to secure our border. If East Germany could, we could.”
 Yeah, you fucking Yale-educated teatard, it would be very easy to secure the border if we:
  1. Erected a 3000-mile-long, 12-foot-high, 2-foot-thick concrete Great Wall of Mexico™ that would cost us around $10 billion (um, what about deficit spending!?!?!?);
  2. Installed a few hundred towers along the new Wall populated with dead-eye military snipers empowered to kill any potential Illegal on sight; and
  3. Peppered the Mexican side of the Wall with tens of thousands of state-of the-art land mines imported from some evil third world country that still uses them (maybe Sudan!).
Simple really.

The /facepalms are really starting to leave a mark.

WASHINGTON—According to recent media reports, Democrats stand to lose as many as 8,000 congressional seats and more than 917 gubernatorial races in November’s midterm elections. “Republicans are poised to pick up 1,500 seats in Ohio alone, and could wind up with a 23,576-to-12 majority in the Senate,” Beltway observer Isaac Hundt said Wednesday, noting the GOP’s advantage is likely to increase by Election Day given that its candidates are outspending their opponents by some $900 trillion. “With Democratic disapproval ratings in the quadruple digits, it’s a foregone conclusion that Republicans will not only retake Congress, but hold it for the next 20,000 to 25,000 years.” Experts also predicted the one-sided election results would cause Barack Obama to die on the spot, at which point the nation’s leading conservative talk-radio host would be sworn in as president of the United States forever.

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Watch this bit from the Delaware Senate candidate debate and the priceless, unbridled laughter after the gaffe. 

 

In all seriousness, this batshit crazy, ignorant buffoon is the candidate of a major political party to serve in the United States Congress.  George Washington wept.

Update: To head any clever snipers off at the pass, yes, I realize that there are nuanced arguments about the phrase “separation of church and state” that someone who knew what the fuck they were talking about could have made.  Daniel Larison has a great summary if you’re interested.

Watch this bit from the Delaware Senate candidate debate and the priceless, unbridled laughter after the gaffe. 

 

In all seriousness, this batshit crazy, ignorant buffoon is the candidate of a major political party to serve in the United States Congress.  George Washington wept.

Update: To head any clever snipers off at the pass, yes, I realize that there are nuanced arguments about the phrase “separation of church and state” that someone who knew what the fuck they were talking about could have made.  Daniel Larison has a great summary if you’re interested.