This appeared in a Seattle Weekly article on the “locavore” movement a few weeks ago.
The 300th issue of The Comics Journal will be out in October and they did something special for this one. Check out the description released today by Fantagraphics.
As someone who is not a fan of The Huffington Post or so-called alternative medicine, I particularly liked this Salon article on how the site constantly publishes fringe medical quackery by unqualified, unpaid hacks.
More entertaining video of congressmen refusing to acknowledge the president is a citizen of the country he leads.
The human brain is capable of some incredible things. When you see a “birther” spouting nonsense about Obama’s birthplace, what you are seeing is a racist whose feeble brain is trying to shield them from a psychological blow they cannot bear: admitting we have a legitimate black president. So their little racist neurons are rushing around working extra to hard to make sure certain facts don’t make it through to the thinking and reasoning centers.
ThinkProgress.org has done a good job of chronicling all the insanity of late, my favorite so far being the video of a lawmaker who literally ran away when asked the simple question of whether or not the President was born in the US.
I’m glad that the kind of politicians who inhabit our capital today were not around at this country’s founding.
An OC housewife didn’t want the sounds of children playing in the nearby pool to ruin her sunbathing and reading. She has a tough life: no private pool!
Every hotel room has Gideon Bibles in it. It’s a waste of trees. People don’t rent hotel rooms to find the lord.
Got some e-mails about yesterday’s comic. Let’s go through these. Matt K says I hate America and should be fired even though I don’t have an employer:
Bolging (?) that some unnamed persons on the right (shadow enemy used to keep left wing nuts from thinking too much) advocate killing him is nothing more that a lie to try and justify your advocating killing him for the hate America thrill it gives you.
In my Bolg post yesterday I linked directly to the video that Matt thinks is a lie. I don’t know what else I can do for him expect re-Bolg it here on the Bors Bolg. Kevin H. is another one who doesn’t trust my Bolging:
could you please give me your news source for the 100 murdered GITMO detainees? I try to keep myself well informed, and I look at a number of sources each day for news, but that claim is a new one on me – perhaps it that news item came out when I was out camping for a few days.
Kevin must have been camping on the Appalachian Trail last year when Lawrence Wilkerson testified to Congress that over 100 detainees died in our custody. Tom Friedman even wrote about it so I consider it squarely within the bounds of the well informed. Kevin goes on to cite a study from the Quarterly Journal for Facts Pulled From Asses:
A study has been done, and 9 out of 10 prisoners agree: It is much better to be subjected to waterboarding and other “enhanced interrogation techniques” like sleep deprivation than it is to be subjected to “enhanced beheading techniques” – such as being beheaded with a jagged butcher knife. Who knew?
Everyone focuses on waterboarding as if it is the worst thing we engaged in. But let’s look at the causes of death listed on the actual government documents released to the ACLU through a FOIA request…”strangulation,” “Multiple gunshot wounds with complications” and “Shotgun wound of the head.” Yikes! So yeah, the Taliban is crazy and cuts off heads. In the civilized world we use shotguns.
The capture of a US soldier by the Taliban has drawn a lot of media attention. Oddly, some on the right have come out in favor of the Taliban killing the soldier since there is speculation he may be a deserter. I’m not in that camp. I’d like him, and all other captives and detainees held illegally, to be released. The military’s sudden concern for international law, however, is disingenuous. Even our new liberal president seems to believe the Geneva Conventions can be selectively applied to certain people and geographic areas.
Over 100 detainees captured since 2002 have been killed in US custody, many of which have been ruled as homicides by the military. I’m sure the others tripped and fell. These are people who were never even charged with crimes (not that it’s OK to murder guilty folk).
We can’t do much about the Taliban. They brutally oppress women and chop the heads off of journalists. But we do pay for–and theoretically control–the actions of our military.
I made the mistake of turning on CNN tonight. Larry King was giving Joe Jackson free air time to spout all sorts of bizarre shit, such as claiming he never really beat Michael and the urgent need for Congress to open an investigation into MJ’s death. I agree. Let’s table health care reform for a while.
That segment was followed by King interviewing some woman who knows Debbie Rowe about Michael Jackson’s sex life. A decrepit old man on his eighth or ninth wife was interviewing an unknown plastic surgery victim about her second-hand knowledge of Michael Jackson’s sex life.
Then it was on to “AC 360.” The first segment was about Michael Jackson. I could only think of August Pollak’s latest cartoon on Cronkite.
John King was hosting “AC 360″ and said you could log on to their website to find out why his eye was puffy. I’m not kidding.