And the quest to get myself a credit card begins …
Shocker: GOP now blocking legislation that would increase liability caps for oil companies. Quote: “[it] would unfairly advantage large oil companies by pricing the small companies out of the market”. Except that it isn’t a freaking tax; it’s to put pressure oil companies large and small to improve their safety precautions and to ensure that they will pay the appropriate price if they fail to do so.
Radley Balko notes how the phrase “police militarization” could reasonably be seen as an insult to the military. And that’s just fucked-up.
Weird beyond comprehension: GOP kills a scientific research and education funding bill by including a sneaky provision to penalize government employees caught watching porn at work, thus “forcing” Democrats to vote against it. I don’t even know what the hell this means. Somebody explain to me how or why voting in favor of this would’ve been a bad thing?
More corporate douchiness: Subway wants to trademark a unit of measure and have everyone else stop using the term “footlong”. The only way I won’t cry myself to death is if this gets laughed out of court within 10 seconds of its introduction.
14-year-old autistic boy makes a stick figure, labeled as himself, pointing a gun at another stick figure representing a teacher. Naturally, that’s a terrorist threat, folks.
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