Thursday, April 25, 2013

April 25

Leaving for a few days....


John Fugelsang: God is the least pro-life character in the Bible



Because I'm still trying to process the story about the ricin-wielding Elvis impersonator actually being set up by a GOP dickhead, I'll just leave this here. The full-length movie of Sharkcat vs. Duck.


13 Reasons To Be Glad Bush Is No Longer President


Yesterday a group of GOP Iowa state representatives introduced a budget amendment to cut the pay of the four state Supreme Court justices that ruled in favor of same-sex marriage in 2009. 

"It's our responsibility to maintain the balance of power" between the three co-equal branches of government, Rep. Tom Shaw [PHOTO], R-Laurens, said Tuesday. The justices "trashed the separation of powers" with their unanimous Varnum v. Brien decision and implementation of same-sex marriage without a change in state law banning any marriages expect between one man and one woman, added Rep. Dwayne Alons, R-Hull. Their amendment to House File 120, the judicial branch budget bill, would lower the salaries of the four justices on the seven-member court who were part of the unanimous Varnum v. Brein decision to $25,000 – the same as a state legislator. It's not meant to be punitive, Alons and Shaw said Tuesday. "We're just holding them responsible for their decision, for going beyond their bounds," Shaw said.
In 2011 Shaw attempted to have the justices impeached. Last November one of the justices won reelection after a local hate group ran a statewide bus tour calling for his defeat. NOM had pledged $100K to that campaign.


It begins: a Republican state Rep. from New Hampshire says theBoston Marathon bombing was carried out by the government. Coincidentally, Tamerlan Tsarnaev himself was also an aficionado of conspiracy theories -- including those of gun nut and conspiracy crank Alex Jones, presently a hero of the right. Not surprisingly, Jones says that this revelation is in itself a conspiracy to make him look bad.


House GOP leadership just cancelled the voteon pre-existing condition coverage that was designed to put Democrats in a bind. Instead, their own conservatives revolted. Sahil Kapurlaid out what was going on earlier today.


Why Obama's Stealth Social Security Cut Is Bigger Than It Seems



This is exactly what it looks like. Former South Carolina Governor Mark "Appalachian Trail" Sanford debating a cardboard representation of Nancy Pelosi on some random street corner:

An Iowa-based anti-abortion activist who was previously interviewed by the FBI thinks it would be "a blessing" if someone shot the staff of the clinic recently reopened several years after the murder of Dr. George Tiller. As you may recall, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly referred to the doctor as "Tiller the Baby Killer" prior to his murder.

In the recording, Leach discusses the fact that Tiller's former clinic has now been re-opened to the public, and speculates about what would happen if the clinic's new owners were killed in the same way that Tiller was. "If someone would shoot the new abortionists, like Scott shot George Tiller…hardly anyone will appreciate it but the babies," he says. "It will be a blessing to the babies. Everyone else will panic. Of all places to open up a killing office, to reopen the one office in the United States more notorious for decades than any other is an act of defiance against God and the last remaining reverence for human life."

I didn't intend to encourage anyone to commit murder, I just, you know, told them they would be doing the world a favor if they did commit murder.

We can all live with the relative comfort of knowing that murder-advocating whackaloons and domestic terrorists should have no problem acquiring guns and ammunition. Congress is doing its part to maintain the status quo.


Rand Paul was against the use of drones before he was for the use of drones, but now he's against them again. Or something.

In a statement released Wednesday, Paul said that his comments left a "mistaken impression" of his actual position on the subject.

"Armed drones should not be used in normal crime situations," he said. "They may only be considered in extraordinary, lethal situations where there is an ongoing, imminent threat. I described that scenario previously during my Senate filibuster. Additionally, surveillance drones should only be used withwarrants and specific targets."

Oh, really?

"If someone comes out of a liquor store with a weapon and $50 in cash, I don't care if a Drone kills him or a policeman kills him" -Rand Paul, yesterday

Paul couldn't flip flop more if he was an Olympic diver.

We don't know what he really thinks. All we do know for sure is that a certain element of the Left is incredibly gullible for having bought into his shtick.

Some of the responses I've seen to Paul's latest remarks from those who engaged in hero-worship after his filibuster have been more dismissive than regretful, as if his latest position(s) are of no consequence to their prior support.

Maybe it's fair to say that just because you support one position he has taken doesn't mean you support every position he has taken, but you should understand that, in Paul's case, women, people of color, and the poor may take offense to that and not necessarily care for your selective ideological petulance. And you should accept the consequences of deifying someone or branding them a "hero" after he reveals that he played you for a fool.

Paul raised $75,000 in less than 24 hours after his filibuster stunt.


Shocker: The BP Oil Spill Was Much Worse Than Previously Known

Not only was there way more oil gushing into the Gulf than originally reported, but now people are reporting serious health problems as a result:

"It's as safe as Dawn dishwashing liquid." That's what Jamie Griffin says the BP man told her about the smelly, rainbow-streaked gunk coating the floor of the "floating hotel" where Griffin was feeding hundreds of cleanup workers during the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Apparently, the workers were tracking the gunk inside on their boots. Griffin, as chief cook and maid, was trying to clean it. But even boiling water didn't work.

"The BP representative said, 'Jamie, just mop it like you'd mop any other dirty floor,'" Griffin recalls in her Louisiana drawl.

Griffin did as she was told: "I tried Pine-Sol, bleach, I even tried Dawn on those floors." As she scrubbed, the mix of cleanser and gunk occasionally splashed onto her arms and face.

Within days, the 32-year-old single mother was coughing up blood and suffering constant headaches. She lost her voice. "My throat felt like I'd swallowed razor blades," she says.

Then things got much worse.

Like hundreds, possibly thousands, of workers on the cleanup, Griffin soon fell ill with a cluster of excruciating, bizarre, grotesque ailments. By July, unstoppable muscle spasms were twisting her hands into immovable claws. In August, she began losing her short-term memory. After cooking professionally for 10 years, she couldn't remember the recipe for vegetable soup; one morning, she got in the car to go to work, only to discover she hadn't put on pants. The right side, but only the right side, of her body "started acting crazy. It felt like the nerves were coming out of my skin. It was so painful. My right leg swelled—my ankle would get as wide as my calf—and my skin got incredibly itchy."

And the Corexit dispersant did help:

The group's scientific adviser, Wilma Subra, a chemist whose work on environmental pollution had won her a "genius grant" from the MacArthur Foundation, told state and federal authorities that she was especially concerned about how dangerous the mixture of crude and Corexit was: "The short-term health symptoms include acute respiratory problems, skin rashes, cardiovascular impacts, gastrointestinal impacts, and short-term loss of memory," she told GAP investigators. "Long-term impacts include cancer, decreased lung function, liver damage, and kidney damage."

(Nineteen months after the Deepwater Horizon explosion, a scientific study published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Pollution found that crude oil becomes 52 times more toxic when combined with Corexit.)

Drill, baby, drill.


Multiple Natural Gas Explosions In Alabama; More Consequences Of Deregulation? (VIDEO)


Limbaugh Sounding Scared As He Admits Strength Of Boycott Groups (AUDIO)


"How come there's no manhunt for the owner of the Texas factory…?"


Conservatives identify the worst thing about the Boston bombers:


We Are Respectable Negroes: Today's events at the George W. Bush presidential library find the Ministry of Truth hard at work.

Speaking of which, your quote of the day: "I'm sure something will pop into my head here...maybe I'm not as quick on my feet as I should be in coming up with one." (George W. Bush, asked if he had made any mistakes as President, April 13, 2004)

I chuckled heartily as I read this knowing that it will put congressional Republicans in a very awkward position.


Wikipedia moves women to 'American women novelists' category to make room for more men in 'American novelists'


I've taken a lot of time to weigh the pros and cons of President Obama's proposal for a "chained CPI" to bring about cuts in Social Security, etc. I've read a piece in defense of it, from the Democratic perspective. And, of course, it's not hard to find plenty of excoriations from the left.

I've decided that my sentiments are more with the left. I can appreciate that Obama is a practitioner of "real politics," but he's already tried that with the Republicans for over four years. They've made clear that they're not interested in actually governing.

Obama now stands on the verge of his worst mistake -- not just of his presidency, but of his entire political career. He is about to alienate his core constituency in one more desperate bid to "compromise."

Social Security is indeed a different program than the one created during the New Deal in 1935. Participation isn't voluntary, and demands on the system are far greater. But it has mostly done what it was intended to do. The poverty rate among elderly Americans was once around 50%. Thanks to a compulsory pension system, it's now down to about 10%.

I understand why Obama is trying, one last time I hope, to compromise here. He hasn't been able to get Republicans who still control the U.S. House to sit down at the table and give something up on their "no new taxes" (i.e., no new taxes on big corporations and the super-rich) pledges. New revenue is clearly needed, and two-thirds of big corporations are paying no federal income taxes. In addition, super-billionaire Warren Buffett has acknowledged that he pays a lower percentage of his income in federal personal income tax than does his secretary. And he's far from alone among the richest elite.

Something clearly has to give. But Obama is giving first, as usual. As former Labor Secretary Robert Reich phrased it, "The president throws things on the table before the Republicans have even sat down for dinner."

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has strong misgivings about the president's strategy. The general feeling among Democrats was expressed well by U.S. Rep. Rush Holt of New Jersey: "If he's trying to do it to show he is forthcoming as a negotiator, then why doesn't he wait until he gets to the negotiating table? There's a lot of talk about the fact that politically this is not a winner. Our brand is the party that brought you Social Security."

In America, this is the day of the locust. I spent 27 weeks unemployed just recently, and for a long time was falling through the cracks. Oh, there are plenty of part-time, temporary and contract jobs, if you want them. Having a lot of medical ailments, I don't have the option of taking jobs that don't offer health insurance. And Social Security is a cornerstone of my someday retirement. It's not an option for me, and I've been paying into the system since I was a teenager.

And the same big corporations that are offering these feces-paying jobs with no benefits are the ones getting by paying little or nothing in corporate income tax. Oh, the rates are comparatively high -- for those who don't have tax attorneys good enough to get them out of paying. It just came out that Facebook not only isn't paying any income tax for 2012, on profits of $1 billion, they may actually get a refund worth nearly $430 million.

I've understood why Obama has done much of what he's done in a game of political hardball with Republicans. But as many times as he's felt their spikes, it's time to start digging his in and saying no. Otherwise, he unwisely risks his core Democratic constituency, and it should be clear by now that nothing's going to get done anyway. The Republicans, who are interested only in power, not in governing, are already trying to score political points by turning up their noses at this idea.

The president needs to abandon the idea of the "chained" Consumer Price Index now, while he still can. Then he should take his case directly to the American people. It's been estimated that U.S. senior citizens could lose as much as $112 billion over 10 years if this idea floats. If they know the facts, they'll certainly say no.


Just Four Lawmakers Show Up To Congressional Hearing On Long-Term Unemployment

Reid introduced the bill, S. 792, for Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), who has been out sick for much of the year. But in a press statement, Lautenberg said the Boston bombing shows that background checks are needed for explosive materials. [...]

Under current law, people can buy up to 50 pounds of explosive "black powder" with no background check, and can buy unlimited amounts of other explosive powders, such as "black powder substitute" and "smokeless powder."

Will Republicans vote against background checks for explosives in the wake of a terrorist attack?


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

April 24

Trickle down: A Rise in Wealth for the Wealthy; Declines for the Lower 93%


Conservative Group Photoshops Out Minorities In Mailer Opposing Pro-Voting Legislation

Fertilizer Industry Groups Have Been Lobbying Against Safety Regulations

After Demanding Senate Pass A Budget, GOP Refuses To Enter Budget Negotiations

REPORT: Hundreds Of Immigrants Are Being Deported From Their Hospital Beds

Okay first off it must be said that nothing pains yur Wonket more than having to credit former Washington Times Editor and fancy-puter using white supremacist Robert Stacey McCain with publishing something that is genuinely interesting or relevant. But indeed, he seems to have found a piece of news that involves more than just rambling about how Emmett Till had it coming:

Adam Savader, a former intern for Paul Ryan, was arrested by the FBI and charged in a weird sexual extortion scheme

Yeah "weird" is a bit of an understatement. Turns out that the intern in question is a baby-faced ratfucker to the stars who worked with not just Paul Ryan but has been passed around to Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney. In other words young Adam was not just a participant in the world's worst imaginable foursome, but his resume virtually guaranteed that he was primed to get a plumb job ruining the world. (Did you know Paul Ryan got his start as Jack Kemp's intern? Well you know it now!)

According to the affidavit, from May 2012 through February 2013, Adam Paul Savader sent anonymous text messages using Google Voice numbers to 15 women stating that he had nude photographs of the women and threatening to distribute the nude photographs to the women's friends and family members unless the women sent him more nude photographs of themselves. Savader sent some of the victims links to a photo-sharing website where nude pictures of the victims had been posted.

That's some fine rational self-egoism there sport! We're sure the folks at the Atlasphere will really enjoy your tales of besting those young ladies and getting them to show off their Taggarts under duress (that is after your five years in the federal pokey). READ MORE »

Does Rand Paul Support Using Drones to Kill American Citizens? Yes!



Via David Frum, here's AEI's John Makin with the positive news:

The United States has actually made substantial progress toward deficit reduction in 2013 …

On January 2, as part of an agreement to avert the sharpest austerity that would have been triggered by the "fiscal cliff," Congress did pass a total of about $180 billion of annual tax increases. The result is that, by the 2014 fiscal year, the fully phased-in sequester, along with the January 2013 tax increases, will cut the US deficit—already on a downward path—from $1,089 billion in 2012 to $845 billion in 2013, and then further to $615 billion in 2014. In terms of the deficit-to-GDP ratio, that is 7 percent in 2012, down to 5 percent in 2013, and down further to 3.7 percent in 2014.

We already knew about the $845 billion number, but I was unaware of the $615 billion figure. And regarding the president's promise to cut the deficit in half in his first four years, he only missed the goal by a year — the deficit has dropped from 9.9 percent of GDP in 2009 to 5 percent of GDP at the end of this year.


Boston and Bush

George W. Bush - Failure   :

Today we learn

The 19-year-old suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has told interrogators that the American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan motivated him and his brother to carry out the attack, according to U.S. officials familiar with the interviews.

…the evidence so far suggests they were "self-radicalized" through Internet sites and U.S. actions in the Muslim world. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has specifically cited the U.S. war in Iraq, which ended in December 2011 with the removal of the last American forces, and in Afghanistan…

While there is no justification for what these two killers did in Boston, it does lend credence to the long-held belief that one of the many negative consequences of the Iraq war was that the killing of 100,000 Iraqi men,women and children would create a generation of terrorists bent on revenge. You can mess with people's lives just so much before someone gets really pissed.

So what does the man responsible for the Iraq war, the disastrous Katrina response, the financial meltdown and eight years of a failed presidency have to say about his reign of suffering and pain endured by so many?

"There's no need to defend myself."


"I'm comfortable with what I did. I'm comfortable with who I am."

If you need a graphic to go along with those words, this works.

George Bush - postage stamp :

I'm not about to lay the entire blame for the Boston bombings at the feet of Bush. Certainly there are a number of factors at play here, not the least being the downside of religion. Islam, not unlike Christianity, has a dark side that lends itself to feeding the psychosis of zealots and madmen.

But the question remains as to whether the Boston tragedy would have occurred had Dick Cheney and his neocon evildoers not pressured an ignorant man who had no right occupying the White House, to invade Iraq, thereby pushing countless Muslims into the 'I hate America' camp?

There's no way of knowing for sure but…


If the strategy isn't working, it must be time to double down:

(Reuters) – The U.S. military is sending additional medical personnel to the Guantanamo prison camp, where more than half the captives have joined a hunger strike to protest their open-ended detention, a camp spokesman said on Monday…

House said the new arrivals would include a doctor, nurses, corpsmen and medics, who will supplement the 100 medical personnel already on duty. Navy hospital corpsmen and Army medics are trained to provide emergency care and basic medical services.

"There was no specific trigger, other than the growing number of detainees that have chosen to hunger strike," House said….

Forty-three prisoners had joined the hunger strike by April 13, when guards in riot gear swept through a communal prison and forced the detainees into one-man cells where they could be better monitored. Camp officials said the detainees had covered the security cameras and windows, blocking guards' view.

The number refusing meals has grown steadily since then, and two prisoners tried to kill themselves by making nooses with their clothing, House said. Lawyers for the prisoners have said the hunger strike is more widespread than the military acknowledges, with between 100 and 130 detainees taking part.

More than half of Guantanamo's prisoners have been cleared for release but Congress has put stringent restrictions on transfers. About two-thirds of those cleared for release are Yemenis and the Obama administration has halted repatriations to their homeland because of instability there.

The U.S. military counted 84 of the 166 prisoners as hunger strikers on Monday and was force-feeding 16 of them liquid meals through tubes inserted in their noses and down into their stomachs. Six were hospitalized for observation, House said.

NYMag, April 14th:

When guards at the Guantanamo Bay prison tried to move hunger-striking inmates living communally into individual cells on Saturday, the detainees did not go quietly. They fought back when guards moved in, using batons, broomsticks, and mop handles to resist the forced return to individual cells, so the guards fired rubber bullets that hit at least one inmate — the only injury being made public. The guards decided it was time to break up the inmates' communal living situation because they had been covering up security cameras and windows… More »

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

April 23

"This is OUR fucking city. And no one is going to dictate our freedom. Stay strong." -- Boston first baseman David Ortiz, at Fenway park, on TV and over the Stadium's PA system.

So if you're passionate about, say, "George W Bush's war of fucking choice", it's now OK to say that on broadcast TV?

If you're passionate about, say, "Earth fucking burning up", it's OK to say that on broadcast TV?

What if you're passionate about "Jimmy fucking Page?"



As they say in Texas, 

"Y'all can't win for losin'."

With national Republicans abandoning his campaign amid trespassing allegations from his ex-wife, former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) took out a full-page newspaper ad on Sunday declaring that he's "outgunned" and "outmanned" in the special election playing out in the state's First Congressional District.


"I will leave you with one last thought. In March of 1863, there was similarly little time. A South Carolinian by the name of William Travis drew a line in the sand with his sword and simply asked those who would stay and fight, to cross it," Sanford wrote. "His efforts, and that of those who died with him there at the Alamo, ultimately inspired Texans to come to the aid of their brethren and defeat Santa Anna's army though they were outnumbered at the onset by six to one. I'm outnumbered right now, but will fight to the end toward freedom and financial sanity in Washington to sustaining it. I'd ask you to cross the line and fight with me."

As the blog South Carolina Soapbox pointed out, the Battle of the Alamo actually took place in 1836.

AH-HAHAHAHAHAHA! Icing on the Appalachian Trail.


During March 2013 (over a 4 week period) 10,000 Calves were slaughtered in the UK for meat for human consumption. 


Animals don't voluntarily walk into slaughterhouses, they don't willingly stand there surrounded by the stench of death to be stunned and have their throats slit. 

Cows and goats don't disown their calves and kids in order to give their milk to humans. 

Sheep don't walk their lambs up to the farmer and hand them over. 

Pigs don't confine themselves to ridiculously small cages and give up their piglets at four weeks of age.

Chickens, turkeys and ducks don't choose to spend their short lives in crowded filthy sheds living in their own excrement, and no
animal wants to be artificially inseminated.

Animals don't choose a life like that or a premature death in a slaughterhouse.

Whether it's meat, dairy or eggs, farmers and supermarkets are dealing in stolen goods and stolen lives. 

They are taking something that isn't theirs to take, and making money out of it. 

Stop eating meat, people!


How The NRA Has Made It Harder To Connect Criminals To Their Weapons

Kansas Governor Approves Sweeping Anti-Abortion Law, Writes 'JESUS + Mary' In His Notes On The Bill

Here's a funny thing.

North Korea's official response to the Boston Marathon bombing cites World Net Daily as a source of American propaganda.

Pyongyang, April 20 (KCNA) — The U.S. internet newspaper World Net Daily speaking for U.S. conservative forces recently released a false story linking the bomb explosion during the Boston Marathon to the DPRK. It reported the misinformation that the DPRK used such an agent as Al Qaeda for attacking the U.S.

The DPRK categorically dismisses this anti-DPRK ruckus made by the conservative daily bereft of any elementary appearance as a medium as a false propaganda which does not deserve even a passing note.

"Speaking for U.S. conservative forces" I love that part.

Just a reminder: Rick Santorum is currently employed by World Net Daily.


In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, civil liberties hero Rand Paul asks the question — why did we allow someone from Chechnya to immigrate here in the first a place? A region which Rand Paul more than likely knew nothing about until last week.

We should not proceed until we understand the specific failures of our immigration system. Why did the current system allow two individuals to immigrate to the United States from the Chechen Republic in Russia, an area known as a hotbed of Islamic extremism, who then committed acts of terrorism? Were there any safeguards? Could this have been prevented? Does the immigration reform before us address this?

Read another way — Rand Paul believes we should discriminate against persons who wish to flee their home country for America because of the behavior of their fellow citizens. There are other implications one could draw from Paul's hat tip to Islam specifically, but I'll leave that to readers.

Is that not one possible motivation for immigration? To seek a better life in what is purportedly a better country?

America has the highest number of gun deaths in the western world. Should other countries discriminate against Americans because it's a hotbed of gun fetishism and mass shootings? You never know when one of us might crack. We're loose cannons. We have our fair share of homegrown terrorists as well.

We don't know if the Tsarnaev brothers even identified with their native home at this point in their lives or if it had anything to do with their actions. All we know for sure is that 19 year old Dzhokhar was American citizen who at some point in the recent past became unhinged and hatched a plot to lash out along with his brother Tamerlan. Tamerlan Tsarnaev's application for citizenship was still pending at the time of the bombing.

Monday, April 22, 2013

April 22




Just one more quick note about all the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing. I believe that Obama was so quick to call the bombing a terrorist act because, as usual, he's a wimp. I'm sure he is worried that just like in Benghazi, the right wing will attack him for not calling it a terrorist attack. I'm all for being a wimp when it protects a person. I've managed to avoid fights all my adult life by being a wimp. But Obama will not avoid fights this way. If he hadn't called it a terrorist attack, the right would have attacked him. If he said that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be given his Miranda rights, the right would have attacked him. As it is, he has indicated that Tsarnaev will be tried in our regular court system, so the right is attacking him for that.

Will the president never learn that the right will attack him regardless of what he does?

I have an idea for the president. It's radical, I know, but here goes: why doesn't President Obama try to please his base? It is very possible he would actually succeed at that. Trying to please the Republican Party is a fool's errand. In fact, trying to please the centrist Washington insiders is also a fool's errand. Did you read Maureen Dowd over the weekend? The defeat of the gun bill is apparently Obama's fault. She's a great example of how Obama just can't win with the only people he seems to care about winning with.

The clock is running out for the president. He needs to come back to the liberals he was courting all the way through 6 November of last year. Because despite everything, we still like him. And we're the only ones who ever will as long as he is in power.


Senator Told Shooting Victim's Mother He Supported Background Checks, Then Voted Against Them


Arkansas Republicans: 2nd Amendment means right to assassinate

Koch Brothers Plan To Buy Up Eight Major Newspapers

Bob Cesca: Earth Day is today, and every doomed climate has a silver lining.

We're not breaking records anymore; we're breaking the planet. In 50 years, no one will care about the fiscal cliff or the Euro crisis. They'll just ask, "So the Arctic melted, and then what did you do?"

Here's the good news: We'll at least be able to say we fought.

After decades of scant organized response to climate change, a powerful movement is quickly emerging around the country and around the world, building on the work of scattered front-line organizers who've been fighting the fossil-fuel industry for decades. It has no great charismatic leader and no central organization; it battles on a thousand fronts. But taken together, it's now big enough to matter, and it's growing fast.

In an accompanying piece in the latest issue of Rolling Stone,  the face of "the new green revolution– from college students to reverends to high-finance investors" comes into focus. From green activists like Maria Gunnoe and Rev. Lennox Yearwood who are shutting shit down and "throwing their bodies on the gears of the machine" if need be, to retired billionaires funding the green-friendly redevelopment of America. Even the Sierra Club is now taking more direct means under the executive leadership of Michael Brune– who "zip-tied himself to the White House gates– the first sanctioned, illegal, act of civil disobedience in the Sierra Club's history."

This coming Earth Day, I think it's important to remember that there are a lot of really good people in the trenches fighting the good fight, and with the U.S. military transitioning away from fossil fuels, as well as insurance companies seeing the cost benefit of not having to pay out hundreds of billions in claims when Florida is swallowed up, it's as though it won't be one giant meteorite that wipes out the fossil fuel dinosaurs, but thousands.

I'm just getting tired of having to observe starving fucking polar bears that are floating out to sea on a broken piece of ice because "oh no, throwing them a goddamn salmon head would be interfering with nature, and balance, and the food chain, and corporate fucking profits (just like welfare for the poor)!" Meanwhile, it's as though we just keep shoving a hundred billion bearded seals and Beluga whales down the throats of the fossil fuel industry every day.

That's the imbalance of nature.