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  being boring

Let’s Applaud Elizabeth Warren And John McCain For Their Bank Bill Before Lobbyists Murder It To Death

In a valiant effort to undo one of the regulatory fuckups that led to the 2007-08 financial crisis, a bipartisan group of senators has introduced a bill that would reinstate some of the provisions of the New Deal-era Glass-Steagall Act, requiring banks to separate their retail banking functions from their riskier investment activities, essentially forcing most big banks to split into smaller entities. The bill is sponsored by Wonkette Permanent Nerdlust Object Elizabeth Warren, Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell, Sen. Angus King of Maine, and, in one of his mystifying periodic lurches toward responsible governing, by Sen. John McCain (R-Walnuts). Does the “21st Century Glass-Steagall Act” have a chance of becoming law? Hahaha, we actually asked that question out loud, didn’t we? Read more on Let’s Applaud Elizabeth Warren And John McCain For Their Bank Bill Before Lobbyists Murder It To Death…
  did you even read the assignment?

Rep. Mark Takano Lives Out Every Teacher’s Fantasy, Gives ‘F’ To House GOP’s Dumb Writing

Looks like we have a new Legislative Badass on the block today! Rep. Mark Takano, a former high school literature teacher (and dedicated chart geek), has taken his red pen to a “Dear Mr. Speaker” letter that House GOP members are circulating in opposition to the Senate’s immigration reform bill (eyeball-friendly larger version here). It is a thing of beauty, from the initial encouragement of the student’s efforts (“Strong thesis”) to the succinct reminder of why the “essay” completely misses the point of the “assignment”: The assignment was to address what should be done about the 11 million people already here. Did you purposefully leave this out? Ever the helpful teacher, Takano adds an invitation to help: “If you don’t understand the bill — come by my office and I’ll explain it.” And you just know that the students who really need to come by office hours never do. Takano’s just going to be talking to the smart kids who’d get an A anyway. Read more on Rep. Mark Takano Lives Out Every Teacher’s Fantasy, Gives ‘F’ To House GOP’s Dumb Writing…
  Alignment: Chaotic Evil

Rush Limbaugh Newsletter Hops Aboard Nerd Art Plagiarism Bandwagon

Hey, so what’s the deal with right-wingers, huh? They’re always going on about how sacred PRIVATE PROPERTY is, how it’s all IMMORAL for anyone to benefit from SOMEBODY ELSE’S “hard work,” am I right? And then you hear about something like THIS genius who goes and RIPS OFF an image from a VIDEO GAME so he can turn it into a picture of Dead Andrew Breitbart as an avenging angel! I guess these guys don’t mind a little REDISTRIBUTION as long as THEY’RE the one’s doin’ it and not the GOVERNMENT, know what I mean? So, yes, it turns out: they didn’t build that. SciFi and Fantasy blog i09 advises us that the cover of a recent Limbaugh newsletter bears the image at the above left, depicting Rush Limbaugh as a glaive-wielding homunculus fighting a ravening Hell-Spawned Obamanation. The image was credited to artist Christopher Hiers, but a sharp-eyed reader recognized the picture as the “Nightmare Beast” from the 2002 Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition Monster Manual II. The actual artist turns out to be Wayne Reynolds, who makes pictures the old-fashioned way, by “drawing them.” Read more on Rush Limbaugh Newsletter Hops Aboard Nerd Art Plagiarism Bandwagon…
 

The Only Story Is The Raw Story

Try to tenderize a scoop of uncooked turkey and see what happens to you. This just landed in our in-box from an editor at The Raw Story, sent from his on-the-record and very hush-hush Gmail account: Read more on The Only Story Is The Raw Story…