Trump at 40%, Hillary at 42% Quinnipiac Poll

“A Quinnipiac University survey released on Wednesday June 29th, 2016, found that 42 percent supported Mrs. Clinton while 40 percent backed Mr. Trump. The poll represents a slight improvement for Mr. Trump, who trailed by four points at the beginning of the month, and has a margin of error of plus or minus two percentage points.”

Quote of The Day

“People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage. Intellectual myopia, often called stupidity, is no doubt a reason. But the privileged also feel that their privileges, however egregious they may seem to others, are a solemn, basic, God-given right.”

John Kenneth Galbraith

HA !!!

Lake Superior Storm by Cary Schmies‎

June 26th 2016

Heat Burst Observed Friday Night

“…weather stations just northwest of Mobridge, SD (including the Mahto SDSU and McLaughlin+Trail City RWIS stations) recorded sudden increases in temperature and decreases in humidity, along with spikes in wind gusts from 10 pm Friday to 1 am Saturday morning. Notably, the Mahto station rose ~15 degrees in 20 minutes peaking at 96 degrees at 11 pm, and gusted to 62 mph just before at 10:55 pm.”

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Imagine How Bad It Would Be Without The Bombing… Duncan Black

Occasionally I tangle with some of the “bomb everything in the name of humanitarianism” crowd. The ones who sort of know what they’re talking about, in that they at least can find some of these places on the map, always ultimately justify their favorite solution to every problem by suggesting that things would be a lot worse if we didn’t pour grease on the kitchen fire. The rules are that if we don’t bomb enough things are our “fault.” Why do you love death and economic misery, hippie? If we do bomb enough (though can you ever really bomb enough?) then things are not our fault. The ungrateful recipients of our care packages just don’t understand the joy in loving freedom bombs. Actually helping people – real sustained humanitarian aid, helping refugees – is just silly hippie stuff that we couldn’t possibly do. Also, you’re a big racist for not wanting to bomb people.

Sometimes they go full neocon and just argue that if we don’t prove that we have the biggest most frightening dick on a daily basis then the world will collapse, but mostly they’re just thinking of the children and how best to help them. With our bombs.

This was a very mean post that probably hurt the feefees of those people who really just want to bomb children for their own good. That was very uncivil of me, and my tone makes me a very unserious person.
by Atrios at 17:10

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