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Super Strict Success Asian Mom and Dad Meme Lols
RPG Motivational Posters
Demotivators – Depressing Anti-Motivational Posters
Or heck, just straight to My Obsessive-Compulsive List of My Obsessive-Compulsive Lists.
Due the large number, the images are split between 4 posts.
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#251 – #500 are here.
#501 – #750 are here.
#751 – #900+ are here.
Be warned, 200+ images below the break! (All are jpg expect the 2nd and 4th ones.)
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Via AoSHQ, Twitchy revealed Matt Yglesias @mattyglesias saying that tax rates do not affect pricing.
His logic goes thusly:
No. Taxes are paid on profits not sales. It’s irrelevant to pricing. – @mattyglesias
I had to stop and think it over. With pen and paper and a calculator.
It took all of 3 minutes to compare the following:
Joe and Jane both sell the same widgets.
Widget cost is $1 a piece.
For inexplicable political reasons, Joe is taxed 15% (on nett profits, not sales as Matt Yglesias correctly states) while poor Jane is taxed 20%.
If Jane sells each widget at $3 a piece, she will have after-tax take-home money of (3.00 – 1.00) x (100% – 20%) = $1.60 a piece.
Whereas Joe can undercut her by selling widgets at $2.90 a piece, and he will have after-tax take-home money of (2.90 – 1.00) x (100% – 15%) = $1.615 a piece… More than Jane gets even though he sells cheaper!
Three minutes to prove that different tax rates can incentivize different pricing.
So which is it, is Matt Yglesias too lazy or too blinkered to do one measly page of basic high school maths?
And to close, this is probably a fitting graphic (WARNING, THE FOLLOWING MAY MELT THE BRAINS OF LIBERALS AS SUNLIGHT VAPORIZES VAMPIRES!):
Also, for excellent coverage of whether Zimmerman is a depraved killer vigilante as the Trayvonistas accuse… See Legal Insurrection’s trial coverage, in particular the defense’s closing arguments debunking the various lame attacks by the prosecution.
Funny how the Tea Parties don’t see this kind of violence and lawlessness, despite their immense size.
As Fire Andrea Mitchell says: ” I don’t remember any whites rioting after that ridiculous [OJ Simpson] verdict either.”
Like I’ve said of Hamas supporters before, if Trayvon supporters are all about peace and harmony, why are they so violent and hateful?
“Oh hey, let’s show our support for JUSTICE by beating up people who have no connection to the case whatsoever!”
“One of them was hitting the windshield and I was just screaming, ‘We’ve got to get to the hospital,’ and they were screaming and chanting,” Georgia’s daughter said. “All I could think of was, I got to get my granddaughter to the hospital.”
That’s when Georgia rolled down the window to reason with the frenzied protesters. They responded by assaulting her.
“She said, ‘We’re trying to get my granddaughter to the hospital,’ and a guy just started hitting her,” her daughter recalled.
But 10 to 15 juveniles went into a store at a Chevron gas station near Bear Valley Road and Balsam Avenue and reportedly opened items and left without paying, authorities said.
A large group of people gathered at the Mall of Victor Valley parking lot and tried to force their way into the mall. They were stopped by security guards who locked the doors.
“One of the boys had a handgun out and it was pointed at the back of him,” Dudley said in an interview.
They caught up to the man at the corner of Fairmount and N. Streeper Street, and the male with the gun beat the victim with what appeared to be his gun while others kicked and stomped him, Dudley said.
“They were just yelling and calling him names as they ran after him, but once they were hitting him and after that they started yelling, “This is for Trayvon, [expletive],” said Dudley, who heard the chant repeated multiple times.
[Me: Wait, I thought the lib media told me Zimmerman was a White guy with White privilege???]
They say it’s alleged, but we suppose that’s a mere formality now. We all know what went on, we just don’t have the perpetrators who could look like Obama’s sons.
“One of them asked, ‘Do you know who Trayvon Martin was?’” Holts quoted the man as saying. At that point, the men in the vehicle allegedly attacked him.
Memphis television station WREG reported the assailants allegedly told the victim, “This is for Trayvon.”
Protesters ran through Los Angeles streets, stopping traffic, breaking windows and at one point raiding a Wal-Mart store, and a major freeway was blocked in the San Francisco Bay Area in the third night of protests in California over George Zimmerman’s Florida acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
Paramedics arrive to tend to waiter hit with hammer-like object by vandal outside Flora uptown Oakland @insidebay… http://www.tout.com/m/ieqi6e?ref=tw0z4b1u …
At the end of the event, people recognized Breitbart News’ Brandon Darby and asked him to hang himself and directed numerous slurs toward him. The police had to intervene to keep Darby safe from the crowd.
At one point in the march someone standing along the side of the road held up a sign that said people in hoodies weren’t welcome in his neighborhood.
Quanell X saw the sign but did nothing. Moments later the man was almost captured by others marching with the New black Panther Party before he narrowly escaped behind police lines.
Monday night, when small groups of rogue protesters broke away from peaceful demonstrations and wreaked havoc along Crenshaw Boulevard in Los Angeles.
City Terrace resident Cuauhtemoc Negrete, who came for Monday’s march, was standing at the corner of Vernon Avenue and Crenshaw when he found himself singled out by some of the agitators. He didn’t see who punched him in the back of the head. Another person grabbed his bike and rode off.
He said he felt he was targeted because he was Latino.
Calls started flooding into dispatchers about 8:30 p.m. of roaming groups of youths, about 10 or 15 to a group, running into streets, stealing from stores and robbing pedestrians.
FUNNY HOW TEA PARTIES NEVER GET ‘HIJACKED’ IN THAT WAY…
If gay marriage is legal, permissible, acceptable, respectable, laudable… Then many of the arguments used to support it apply equally so, or even more so, to polygamy.
Polygamy, like gay marriage, is between consensual (and ostensibly adult) parties.
Polygamy, like gay marriagee, ‘doesn’t hurt anyone’.
Polygamy has been practised and even instituted throughout human history across multiple cultures… Unlike gay marriage which was completely unheard of until very recent times.
Polygamy is sanctioned by Islam and was formerly permissible in ancient Biblical history… Unlike gay marriage and any form of homosexual activity which is forbidden by all three Abrahamic faiths. (Wait, don’t tell me you’re gonna be all Islamophobic and oppose polygamy while supporting homosexuality?!!)
Polygamy can be argued to possibly provide the same benefits towards children, families and society as monogamous marriage… Unlike gay marriage.
So drawing from the advances hard-won by proponents of homosexuality…
Each of a person’s multiple spouses should receive full partner benefits, just as same-sex partners do.
Students attending proms must be allowed to bring all their multiple partners, just as homosexual students are allowed to bring a partner of the same gender. And selecting only one prom king/queen/in-between must be considered mono-normatively discriminatory.
If you don’t support it (especially if you do support gay marriage), I have only this to say: WHY ARE YOU SUCH HATEFUL BIGOTS?!!! YOU BACKWARDS POLYGAMOPHOBES!!! FUTURE, MORE ENLIGTHTENED GENERATIONS WILL LOOK DOWN UPON YOU IN THE DUSTBIN OF HISTORY!!!
And speaking of the slippery slope, from The Gospel Coalition:
5. Legalizing same-sex marriage will lead to the legalization of “marriage” in other cases.
If marriage is a contract based primarily on romantic feelings, why should the state discriminate against brothers and sisters who wish to marry? If a bisexual insists on the need for both a male and a female spouse in order to be satisfied, why should the law discriminate in favor of couples instead of threesomes?
(Think this is far-fetched? Brazil already has a case on the books: a civil union for a trio. The notary cited the changing definition of marriage and family as justification. This columnist from the UK agrees. Why resist?)
Those in favor of same-sex marriage say traditional marriage laws are discriminatory. If we apply the same standard across the board, we must admit same-sex marriage is discriminatory too. Any law that regulates marriage establishes limits. Discussing marriage laws should prompt us to ask the question no one is asking: just what is marriage anyway?
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And here we go:
“The main stream media are hopelessly biased in favour of the right – a result of the fact that they are owned by mega-corporations.”
A woman I met in a dog park in San Diego told me that she didn’t mind illegal immigration as long as it didn’t bring down her property values
My favorite: a liberal who opposed the construction of new power plants, when asked where we would get electricity, smugly answered, “From batteries!” as though I were a total dumbsh*t.
Ooh, another one. A liberal who was b*tching about a cell phone tower being constructed within sight of her house: “Why can’t they put those down in the canyons, where you can’t see them?”
The NAZIs weren’t really Socialists they just used that in their name to fool people into voting for them
Sitting at a dinner table (captive) and being asked snidely, “How is it possible for private citizens to be as generous and caring as the government?”
Libya is different from Iraq, because it has UN Approval.
I had a lefty at work say there was absolutely no evidence of voter fraud anywhere. He said the only purpose to voter ID laws was so Republicans could prevent blacks from voting. He was completely sincere.
From my days as an academic: students (even grad students) thinking that the way to improve the “plight of the poor” was to increase everyone’s pay by X%.
Recently moved to CA & just spoke with ANOTHER college grad – an otherwise smart guy – who is a Keynesian.
The actual quote:
“There are people who devote their lives to study this and if they say we need higher taxes and more spending, then that’s what we should do.”
Last week someone used the same logic to defend man made global warming.
“Yeah – let’s go with blind faith. That always turns out well.”
“There is just no reason for us to be drilling in ANWAR. It’s just unnecessary.”
Probably the single dumbest thing I ever had a liberal say to me–at an anti-Bush protest, where I was protesting the protestors (and getting threatened and spit on, for what it’s worth)–was that the tax rate should be 99%. The runner-up might be a completely different liberal, in a completely different context, who thought the tax rate should be “only” 85%. That’s flat-out Communist thinking, I realize, but I don’t see how anyone with even two brain cells to rub together could suggest such things and honestly believe they’re good ideas.
That the immediate impetus of the American Experiment isn’t Liberty, but Fairness. Just look at children; they know it’s wrong that one of them will have more toys than the others, so they share.
At that moment I summoned all my self-control in order to not inform him that I would be f*cking our wife that weekend.
First, it is very narrow to look at this issue solely from the point of population – in fact it is such a tangential point compared to the social, moral, religious, family, health, freedom etc. aspects that it always strikes me as a red herring type of argument.
Second, it is a mistaken assumption to think that homosexuals do not increase population. Or haven’t you heard of all the cases of homosexual couples relying on artificial insemination or surrogate parents in order to have a child that is genetically related to at least one of them? (Funny isn’t it… It’s like there is some undeniable natural instinct to pass on their genes regardless of their non reproductively sexual preference…)
Third, Malthusian doomsday prophecies of overpopulation are SOOOO last decade. We are feeding more and more people with less and less land area and effort. The problem of hunger is one of overconsumption by some and poor distribution to the others, as well local socioeconomic and political factors, not one of overall global lack of food. In fact, population decline is a major issue today – of the entire developed world, only America has a (barely) replacement level birthrate. All the others (Europe, Japan, Russia etc) are having so few children that if the trend continues, they will all simply all die out as a nation.
But there is a growing conviction, notably in Canada, that paedophilia should probably be classified as a distinct sexual orientation, like heterosexuality or homosexuality. Two eminent researchers testified to that effect to a Canadian parliamentary commission last year, and the Harvard Mental Health Letter of July 2010 stated baldly that paedophilia “is a sexual orientation” and therefore “unlikely to change”.
The reclassification of paedophilia as a sexual orientation would, however, play into what Goode calls “the sexual liberation discourse”, which has existed since the 1970s. “There are a lot of people,” she says, “who say: we outlawed homosexuality, and we were wrong. Perhaps we’re wrong about paedophilia.”
Slippery slope? What slippery slope?