Monday Linkorama

Non-political Links:

  • It pains me to hear about the ridiculous excesses people go to when pampering their pets. I love animals and certainly think people should be allowed to do what they want their money. But couldn’t we spend some of that excess on humans? Thinking about lonely people doting on pets in place of their fellow people just fills me with a tremendous and deep sadness.
  • Political Links:

  • The Problem of Government: Exhibit 6394C: a bill that supposedly creates paycheck fairness creates a legal nightmare.
  • There are some Republicans who scare me.
  • And sometimes the Religious Right scares me: here, one of them argues that we are “feminizing” the Medal of Honor by not giving it to people who perform aggressive acts in war (and making various irrelevant biblical references). Sullivan’s readers own him here, pointing out we have given awards for aggressive acts of valor. But he refuses to listen, doubling down on his bullshit.
  • You’re Full of It Watch: Dana Milibank. I agree that the opposition to New START is stupid. But the opposition to the nudie scanners and groping is not, as I’ve been blogging heavily on the other site. The ACLU is opposed to them. And to call out Ron Paul is incredibly dumb and ignorant; he has always been a civil libertarian and was vehemently opposed to Bush’s anti-terror policies as well.
  • We must be getting close to legalizing pot; the tactics of the pot-grabbers are getting more and more hysterical.
  • There’s not much hope of balancing the budget when either party insists on massive cash giveaways.