Tuesday, January 17, 2017

This is actually what America would look like without gerrymandering

YES! This is actually what the  American voter base would look like without crackpot GOP gerrymandering, peeps

In his State of the Union speech, President Obama called on lawmakers and the public to take a number of steps "to change the system to reflect our better selves" for "a better politics." The top item on that list was to end partisan gerrymandering: "we have to end the practice of drawing our congressional districts so that politicians can pick their voters, and not the other way around," Obama said.

In most states, state legislatures draw the district boundaries that determine how many delegates the state sends to the U.S. Congress, as well as the general partisan make-up of that delegation. State legislatures are partisan beasts, and if one party is in control of the process they can draw boundaries to give themselves a numeric advantage over their opponents in Congress. This process is called gerrymandering.

This is a good read, wethinks, people:
YES! This is actually what the American voterbase would look like without crackpot GOP gerrymandering, peeps.

Write it down do you won't forget it, peeps!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Breaking!!! Fragile Internet Racists In Turmoil Over Black Lady Liberty Coin!

Our take? Given the history of human rights in Amerika? Lady Liberty should always be cast as an African-American woman with freshly-broken chains

Via the ever-inimitable "Wonkette Blog" one of yer blogmeister's all time favorites!
Here's a handy thumbnail summary of today's featured web article,, Peeps:
Imagine how sad your life has to be to fall into the throes of agony because there are people on coins you’re probably never going to use in your life that are not the same race as you! Or upon seeing a fictional character you thought was white being portrayed as a non-white person?
I mean, these people are always talking about how people on the left are all “crybabies” and “snowflakes” and what have you — but can you even imagine what they would do if they had to deal with 1/10th of what people who are actually oppressed go through? If they’re traumatized by a damn $100 coin that’s only going to be bought by collectors? They would fall down dead in a half hour, max.
Read the whole story, WCF Political Wonks:
Our take? Given the history of human rights in Amerika, Lady Liberty should always be cast as an African-American woman with freshly-broken chains.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Uniquely Utah: Mural Honoring Local Jazz Legend Unveiled in Ogden

Via Weber County Forum regular Winston Smith

"In my town! Love Joe McQueen":

OGDEN, Utah -- Last Friday night a crowd of roughly a hundred gathered in the cold to dedicate a mural to 97-year-old jazz musician and local legend, Joe McQueen.

Check it out, peeps!



Joe McQueen is the "Gold Standard," as Ogden Jazz musicians go, wethinks!

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Weber County Forum''s Science Saturday Feature Makes a Belated Comeback

There's nothin' new under the sun, according to the old ax, NO?

The recent discovery of the grave of an ancient soldier is challenging accepted wisdom among archaeologists:
Ya think this week's heavy winter snow disproves "global warming?" Here: Check this story out:
Not to worry, people.  It'll be much warmer this summer in Weber County, we'll confidently predict.

And when our local climate finally warms up again in the 2017 springtime and summer, And once Mr. Sun starts shining again, here's a recent scientific discovery, of which lily-white Utahns ought to take note:
"The majority of people die from melanoma because of the disease spreading,"  Richard Neubig, a pharmacology professor and co-author of the study said. "Our compounds can block cancer migration and potentially increase patient survival,"  according the soon-to-said incredibly wealthy  Dr.Neubig added.

This science story is brand spankin new:
Our guess? A distant galaxy probably just got word about the US elections, and they will no doubt quarantine Earth's talking monkeys for the good of the universe

Here's another encouraging recent science story, for good measure:
"It's a very evocative scene which indeed resembles the Christmas nativity. But it predates it by some 3,000 years," said geologist Marco Morelli, director of the Museum of Planetary Sciences in Prato, near Florence, Italy,"

There's nothin' new under the sun, according to the old ax, NO?

Friday, January 06, 2017

So much for Benghazi: Congressional Republicans Hold Embassy Security Funding Hostage Over Israel’s Embassy

No word yet whether House member, Jason ''Benghzi Crybaby' Chaffetz will object to this bizarre GOP Senate maneuver

Too friggin' weird:

Three Republican Senators, including two former presidential candidates, have introduced legislation that will cut security, construction, and maintenance funds for American embassies throughout the world unless President-elect Donald Trump moves the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.


Read up, Peeps!
No word yet whether House member, Jason ''Benghzi Crybaby' Chaffetz will object to this bizarre GOP Senate maneuver.

Breaking! Trump Flip-flops, and Recants; Wingnuts of the Week Roundup

See? America's already becoming a Great Country
Face it, you dumbasses who voted for Donald Trump, Trump's a sleazy idiot; and he continues to break his campaign promises, lie to you,  and play you for lame fools you are.

Just another helpful hint from yer Old Pal Rudi.

Added Bonus:


See? America's already becoming a Great Country!

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Utah Congressman and Koch Bothers Political Whore Rob Bishop Thinks Our Public Lands Are Worthless

If you live in, or love, the West because of the public lands, you are going to have to speak up in their defense in 2017

"Americans were outraged this week when House Republicans voted in secret to approve a rules change that would have prevented the independent Office of Congressional Ethics from investigating allegations of criminal behavior, allowed partisans to quietly shut down any ethics investigation, and barred disclosures of all this to the press.

What the public did not know was that the 43-page package of technical-seeming rule changes was filled with other, far more damaging things that clearly show why Republicans are so anxious to shut down the ethics office. Leading the pack of outrages was a provision written by Utah Representative Rob Bishop saying that transferring ownership of public lands belonging to all Americans “shall not be considered as providing new budget authority, decreasing revenues, increasing mandatory spending or increasing outlays.” What that means in English is that politicians like Mr. Bishop want it to be a matter of federal policy that there is no cost whatsoever to giving away our public lands for free—our national parks and monuments, national forests, wildlife refuges, and all the rest."

Read up, peeps!
"If you live in, or love, the West because of the public lands, you are going to have to speak up in their defense in 2017. The ethics office scandal temporarily delayed a vote on the package of rule changes, but Rob Bishop’s language is still in there, and it will be voted on soon."

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Helpful Graphic: How Different Snowfall Amounts Affect Different Regions in the USA

We thus humbly thank Ms. Morales for our ever-continuing merriment and mirth

As we contemplate this morning's frenzied Standard-Examiner weather warning (which never materialized, by the way), we'll segue into this fantastic photo graphic, which we harvested from one of our ever-clever Facebook Friends, the inimitable Christina Morales:



We thus humbly thank Ms. Morales for our ever-continuing merriment and mirth, LOL!

Daily Beast: Megyn Kelly Bails on Fox News After Helping Take Down Roger Ailes

Set Megyn up with a daily show on the floundering MSNBC cable channel, Puleese

Following Roger Ailes's recent, difficult  and untimely departure from media juggernaut Fox News, it seems that the Faux news crew is bracing for an additional embarrassing shakeup:
Our take?  NBC shouldn't waste Ms, Kelly, their new under-contract political capital, with the planned series of shows on their regular network channel, which nobody watches anyway. NBC execs should instead immediately install her with a regular show on the floundering MSNBC cable channel, wethinks.

Set Megyn up with a daily show on the MSNBC cable channel, Puleese.

I guarantee I'll tune in daily

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