Friday, December 9, 2016

Thank you, Robin Vos, for snubbing these 3 nutburgers for committee chair assignments

Clearly, you have gubernatorial aspirations.

Three Assembly conservatives hit back at Robin Vos for committee leadership snubs.  (, 12/9/2016)
Vos did not immediately respond to the criticism Thursday. Earlier in the week, top Republicans, including Vos and two GOP senators, Duey Stroebel and Chris Kapenga [2 of the top nutburgers in the State Senate], clashed on whether lawmakers should consider increasing gas taxes or vehicle registration fees in the next legislative session.

The chronciles of

T-I-D-E scene: Washday convenience and the poisoning of our kids

Consumer Reports: Laundry detergent 'pods' too dangerous to recommend.  (USA Today, 7/16/2015)
In 2013, U.S. poison control centers logged 10,877 calls about children under age 6 who ingested, inhaled or got detergent from the packets on their skin; in 2014, they counted 11,714 such calls. With 6,036 calls in the first half of 2015, "the trend is only going up," DiClerico says. That's despite the fact that manufacturers have taken steps such as making outer packages opaque and harder to open. They also have participated in public education campaigns.

Political correctness aside, Donald Trump, TIME's whosie of the year is a man's world

Trump: Time changed award to 'Person of the Year' to be 'politically correct'.  (The Hill, 12/8/2016)
“They used to call it ‘Man of the Year,’ but they can’t do that anymore — they want to be politically correct. That’s OK," he said. 
The magazine had called the award the “Man of the Year” since it launched in 1927. It changed to “Person of the Year” in 1999.  [Which, I suspect, many Trump supporters consider fake news.]

The women of the year:
  1. Wallis Simpson (1936)
  2. Soong Mei-ling (1937; 2nd billed to her husband Chiang Kai-shek)
  3. Queen Elizabeth II (1952)
  4. Corazon C. Aquino (1986)
  5. Angela Merkel (2015)
I suppose we could also include the 1975 group pick -- American women -- but it seems so damn patronizing.

"It's a Man's Man's Man's World" debuted at #70 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending April 30, 1966.  It peaked at #8 for 2 weeks and spent 9 weeks on the chart.

Meet Arthur Puzder, Donald Trump's pick for Secretary of Labor Automation

And CEO of this loser brand.

Photo by Retiring Guy

His name is Arthur Puzder, and he approves this message -- although maybe not the part of moving kitchen staff into the front office.

Dear Melania, Your cause starts at home; we're waiting

Ars Technica, 11/6/2016
Wherein we find the following (italicized) quote

Photo credit:  Wikipedia

Melania, you have work to do.

'Go to the mirror, boy!'  I'd say someone needs to spend more time working and less time tweeting.  The Twitter message from the president-elect at 7:41 Wednesday night, and a second one urging Mr. Jones to “spend more time working — less time talking,” continued Mr. Trump’s pattern of digital assaults, most of them aimed at his political rivals, reporters, Hollywood celebrities or female accusers. On Tuesday morning, Mr. Trump used Twitter to assail Boeing for escalating costs on the development of a new Air Force One.