Cognitive Dissonance

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Welfare cowboy Cliven Bundy’s failed last stand isn’t the only thing making Nevadans blush this week. 

Gov. Brian Sandoval (R-Nev.) recently issued a proclamation designating this week “state employees week” — usually, no big deal, governors issue things like this all the time. However, the proclaimation misspelled the word “cultural” in describing the work state employees do to protect “cultural resources.” 

The result?

The proclamation extolled the hard work of state employees in conserving and preserving “clitorial resources” in Nevada. Perhaps he was just courting the vote of those who have a clitoris?

Oops. Spell-check AND copyediting are crucial, kids. If the governor needs a copy-editor, simianhighway might be available.

Source: http://www.rgj.com/story/renomemo/2014/04/17/nevada-governor-embarrassed-by-proclamation-typo/7846883/

cognitivedissonance:

Welfare cowboy Cliven Bundy’s failed last stand isn’t the only thing making Nevadans blush this week.

Gov. Brian Sandoval (R-Nev.) recently issued a proclamation designating this week “state employees week” — usually, no big deal, governors issue things like this all the time. However, the proclaimation misspelled the word “cultural” in describing the work state employees do to protect “cultural resources.”

The result?

The proclamation extolled the hard work of state employees in conserving and preserving “clitorial resources” in Nevada. Perhaps he was just courting the vote of those who have a clitoris?

Oops. Spell-check AND copyediting are crucial, kids. If the governor needs a copy-editor, simianhighway might be available.

Source: http://www.rgj.com/story/renomemo/2014/04/17/nevada-governor-embarrassed-by-proclamation-typo/7846883/

Filed under Nevada politics brian sandoval oops typo spell check copy editing news well then

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Welfare cowboy Cliven Bundy’s failed last stand isn’t the only thing making Nevadans blush this week. 

Gov. Brian Sandoval (R-Nev.) recently issued a proclamation designating this week “state employees week” — usually, no big deal, governors issue things like this all the time. However, the proclaimation misspelled the word “cultural” in describing the work state employees do to protect “cultural resources.” 

The result?

The proclamation extolled the hard work of state employees in conserving and preserving “clitorial resources” in Nevada. Perhaps he was just courting the vote of those who have a clitoris?

Oops. Spell-check AND copyediting are crucial, kids. If the governor needs a copy-editor, simianhighway might be available.

Source: http://www.rgj.com/story/renomemo/2014/04/17/nevada-governor-embarrassed-by-proclamation-typo/7846883/

Welfare cowboy Cliven Bundy’s failed last stand isn’t the only thing making Nevadans blush this week.

Gov. Brian Sandoval (R-Nev.) recently issued a proclamation designating this week “state employees week” — usually, no big deal, governors issue things like this all the time. However, the proclaimation misspelled the word “cultural” in describing the work state employees do to protect “cultural resources.”

The result?

The proclamation extolled the hard work of state employees in conserving and preserving “clitorial resources” in Nevada. Perhaps he was just courting the vote of those who have a clitoris?

Oops. Spell-check AND copyediting are crucial, kids. If the governor needs a copy-editor, simianhighway might be available.

Source: http://www.rgj.com/story/renomemo/2014/04/17/nevada-governor-embarrassed-by-proclamation-typo/7846883/

Filed under nevada politics brian sandoval clitoral resources cultural resources proclamation typo lulz what war on women? republican gop

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Mitch McConnell Wants You To Tell Him What Issues Matter, As Long As They’re Guns, Coal, ‘Bortion, And Obamacare

Hey, Tumblr. Mitch McConnell has opened his Facebook up for comments about what’s important to voters — with four specific criteria. Go make a serious, genuine comment, or troll the ever-living shit out of the page, I really don’t care.

Either way, he (and his staff) are going to come away thinking this was a terrible idea, so go have some fun, you kooky kids.

Filed under mitch mcconnell politics news Facebook yertle the turtle

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Seven ironic post-arrest Leland Yee press releases

California State Senator Leland Yee (D) developed a reputation in California as stridently pro-gun control and launched a (misguided) campaign to ban violent games. He also ran a losing for mayor of San Francisco, arguing he was the progressive champion the city needed.

And if the FBI is correct, he was living a bizarre and corrupt double life fit for a “Grand Theft Auto” parody, complete with gun running, booze fencing, and tit for tat political payoffs.

Filed under politics gun control video games leland yee

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California Senate's Top Gun Control Advocate Arrested In Firearms Trafficking Plot

"California state Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) — one of the state’s strongest advocates for gun control — was arrested Wednesday on charges that include scheming to defraud citizens of honest services and conspiracy to illegally traffic firearms.

Yee, 65, was seized at his home during a string of raids that capped an FBI public corruption probe. The San Francisco investigation focused on Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, who federal authorities said is the leader of Chee Kung Tong, or CKT, a social organization involved in what an FBI affidavit calls “criminal enterprise.” FBI agents discovered during the investigation that Yee and his political consultant, Keith Jackson, 49, were involved with Chow and his associates at CKT, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.”

Wow….

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For those of you thinking, “Well, maybe Hobby Lobby has a point about religion ‘freedom’ and healthcare…”

First off, just stop. Your boss doesn’t get to dictate what you do with your paycheck, whether it’s buying groceries, donating it all to orphans, or splurging it on hookers and blow.

Your boss might take issue with you buying pork because he’s Jewish, donating it to orphans because she thinks they’re godless, or on the hookers and blow because that’s not very Christian of you. However, your bosses would be ridiculed for thinking they have the right to tail you to make sure you’re spending YOUR money in accordance with their faith, right? There’s not much difference here. Set aside that the insurance is not directly offered by Hobby Lobby, or that they could pay taxes/penalties instead of lawyers and legal fees by kicking everyone onto the exchange, thereby taking away their supposed moral conundrum. Spoiler alert: HEALTH BENEFITS ARE COMPENSATION FOR YOUR LABOR. Why would you think for one second that your boss gets to dictate what you do with your compensation?

Second, I want you to try a thought experiment. Let’s say the owner of a for-profit business is a devout Muslim. It is forbidden in the Muslim faith to consume pork. You’ve gone to the doctor for pneumonia, and your doc gives you antibiotics. Unfortunately, many medicines in gel capsules contain gelatin, which is usually derived from animal protein. Due to fears about mad cow, it’s more common for it to be derived from pigs. Your boss claims to have the right to bar you from taking that antibiotic because your health plan is paid for in part by the company, so therefore your boss gets to dictate the company’s (their) religious belief trumps your doc’s opinion because the for-profit company is an extension of their faith. Can you imagine the pearl-clutching if Muslim business owners told these good Christians (or anyone else, for that matter) that they could not have potentially lifesaving medicine because of the owner’s beliefs? Richard Dawkins might stroke out from rage. Fox News might never recover. Michele Bachmann would require a fainting couch for the resulting vapors.

How about if it’s medicine in a gelatin capsule for high blood pressure, depression, or even erectile dysfunction medication? How about if your devout Catholic boss would only cover erectile dysfunction for married men because premarital sex is a sin, and ONLY if said medication was used with no contraception and in pursuit of conception because sex is only for procreation and every sperm is sacred? Or dictating no treatment for HIV or AIDS because only “sinners” get it and their god says no dice?

Or what if your boss says no insulin because it was derived from animal protein long ago or no Heparin to treat a blood clot because it still contains animal tissue, and their vegatarianism is a deeply-held belief too, isn’t that kinda sorta like religion, please Justice Scalia?

I cannot wrap my head around Hobby Lobby’s view that medical treatment is their business because said treatment might maybe have something to do with their employees doing the sex on their time away from work — y’know, their private lives. Not all contraceptives and reproductive health visits are for preventing maybe babies — hormonal contraceptives have a myraid of uses beyond preventing conception. The only time the sex lives of Hobby Lobby employees is their business is if employees are boning on the clock — THEN Hobby Lobby has every right to say “No sex time ‘til break time, please.” They can’t say, “No sex time ‘til ring time, please. Because Jesus.”

Working for a for-profit employer in the U.S. does not mean you must also swallow their religious dictates hook, line, and sinker. To claim otherwise in the name of religious freedom is a complete fallacy and wholly offensive to the very idea of religious freedom itself.

Filed under hobby lobby contraception news politics religion u.s. supreme court scotus religious freedom health care aca affordable care act contraceptive mandate

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classysassyrepublican:

It’s sad to see how those who abuse the system to get welfare, food stamps, disability, etc. undermine the needs of those who really need it

So instead of just being sad about it, did you report those who are abusing said resources?

Here’s the link to report: http://www.fns.usda.gov/fraud/how-can-i-report-snap-fraud

If you’re speaking generally about those welfare kings and queens that supposedly exist, here’s the facts:

http://feedingamerica.org/how-we-fight-hunger/programs-and-services/public-assistance-programs/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program/snap-myths-realities.aspx

http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/economic-intelligence/2013/05/16/facts-show-food-stamp-program-has-a-strong-record-of-efficienty

http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=3677

Filed under SNAP Earned benefits politics welfare government assistance poor people can't have nice things or food

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This guy randomly came into the bar tonight, planted an American flag, and led the entire place in an acapella rendition of the Olympic’s theme music and a “USA USA!” chant. Then he started to sing the Star Spangled Banner but forgot the words. So he began doing shots. 

If this isn’t a metaphor for American history, I don’t know what is.

This guy randomly came into the bar tonight, planted an American flag, and led the entire place in an acapella rendition of the Olympic’s theme music and a “USA USA!” chant. Then he started to sing the Star Spangled Banner but forgot the words. So he began doing shots.

If this isn’t a metaphor for American history, I don’t know what is.

Filed under america drunkblr american history politics random usa usa usa usa

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Article: GOP state senator in Colorado says it was “a good thing” that Aurora killer James Holmes had 100-round magazine   

A GOP state senator in Colorado says it was “a good thing” that Aurora killer James Holmes had 100-round magazine. Bernie Herpin, a state senator elected in the wake of gun control laws that spurred the recall of several Democratic senators, made the comments in support of his bill to overturn Colorado’s ban on extended magazines and drums like the one James Holmes used to kill and maim over 70 people.

But it’s apparently a “good thing” he had it.

What a disgusting, heinous person.

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But don’t forget, kids — he’s a self-described ally of the transgender community. Just leave him alone and be grateful he even CLAIMS to support you, you bigots! /sarcasm

But seriously — if people from a marginalized community call you out on your shit and this “poor me” whining is your reaction, you aren’t an ally, you’re a problem on two legs.

But don’t forget, kids — he’s a self-described ally of the transgender community. Just leave him alone and be grateful he even CLAIMS to support you, you bigots! /sarcasm

But seriously — if people from a marginalized community call you out on your shit and this “poor me” whining is your reaction, you aren’t an ally, you’re a problem on two legs.

Filed under piers morgan transphobia lgbtq how not to do it not an ally janet mock cnn disgusting politics news PML piers morgan live