Tagged: aside

The more you know, the more you grow

One of the joys of the intertubz is unexpected discovery that can come from online discussion. For example, here we have someone posting a supporting citation from “American Thinker” on climate change. If I had not clicked on that link and had not clicked on the “Home” link for American Thinker, I would not have discovered that the Harry Potter series was actually about the struggle against Islam. Thanks internet!


…and they called Sauerkraut “Liberty Cabbage”

Amused how in one breath someone can advocate for the violent overthrow of Corporatists and with the other cite them approvingly[1].

But the onion around the belt makes it charming.

Yellow ones, not white ones, on account of the war.

1 Red Dog Report is part of the new breed of Red Dog Republicans; true American Conservatives. The goal of the Red Dog Report is to combine his love of the U.S. Constitution, our Founding Fathers, God and country with strong Conservative Republican political views to Blog about Politics and the world in which we live.”

Aside: It was a riot

There’s probably a post in me on the riot. There’s probably a post in me on the riot and political rhetoric. But god I can’t rub 2 brain cells together at the moment. Meh.

Quote of the day

Picturing income inequality

Jan Pen, a Dutch economist who died last year, came up with a striking way to picture inequality. Imagine people’s height being proportional to their income, so that someone with an average income is of average height. Now imagine that the entire adult population of America is walking past you in a single hour, in ascending order of income.

The first passers-by, the owners of loss-making businesses, are invisible: their heads are below ground. Then come the jobless and the working poor, who are midgets. After half an hour the strollers are still only waist-high, since America’s median income is only half the mean. It takes nearly 45 minutes before normal-sized people appear. But then, in the final minutes, giants thunder by. With six minutes to go they are 12 feet tall. When the 400 highest earners walk by, right at the end, each is more than two miles tall.

Via The Economist

Prelude to a massacre

Egypt shuts off the internet, warns of “decisive measures” before Friday’s planned protests. It’s a one-two punch: Take away the method the protester’s have been using to organize and…no outside witnesses…