Mother Jone had a headline that was just “Elizabeth Warren” repeated a bunch of times and I thought it was cutting satire but no, they just thought this was a great idea and had no other way to express thatpar for the course. I don’t hate Liz warren, I just hate fan boy-dom.
What she is saying is good politics but probably (typical) bad policy and I don’t like it. it’s the liberal version of voting against Obamacare in the House 39 times or voting against federal funds paying for abortions 1,948 times in a row.
what do student loans have to do with Fed loans to banks and other similar institutions and why would you peg an unrelated thing to an unrelated thing? “because it sounds good, Jasen Dumbstock.”
Why don’t we inversely peg student loan rates to a log scale of rich people, we mostly hate those, or lower student loan interest rates as CO2 concentration increases. we could have the federal government forgive $1B in student loans for every 1Mbbls. of oil drilled on public land. there are a jillion nonsensical equivalencies we could make that MSNBC watchers would nod their heads to. Free welfares from Uncle Sugar for every Monsanto seed!!!
How do we pay for it? what happens when interest rates go up? what if they go negative again? ($$$$)
Better yet, WHY? why are interest rates between the Fed (a quasi government entity) with banks the way they are compared to student loans (which are now wholly a federal program besides private loans).
anyway, even good policy is hard when you have a reasonable basis for trying to change a thing and how to change it. Obamacare is at best meh policy and it’s based on real shit like trying to bend cost curves by taxing shit and eliminating redundancies. so shut up and stop masturbating to crap.
poop on your student loans. if you want lower interest rates, tell senator Warren to 1. bring the costs of student loans down that won’t fuck anything else up and a way to pay for it (that also doesn’t fuck anything else up, which LOLOLOLOLOLOL) and 2. propose a bill that will pass and not this pablum.
that Ta-Nehisi Coates article is, of course, excellent.
Stu Stevens, the senior advisor to Mitt Romney’s failed presidential bid (via aatombomb)
I read this and I’m making a face and it isn’t a polite face to make for some people.
An autopsy of Hasse’s body showed semen on some of the dead wasps and a number of the victim’s pubic hair was found at the entrance of the nest. His fingerprints were also found on the nest, leading the police to believe he had been trying to have sex with the hornet’s nest when he was stung to death.
“To attempt to have intercourse with a hornet’s nest is a very bad idea,” Siv During Livh, a psychologist and expert on sex fantasies told the news website.
Boy genius Ben Shapiro takes to Breitbart.com to complain that Maxim’s list of hot women includes two women that he doesn’t think are very hot. One of them — Hoda Kotb — is old, for crying out loud! The only reason women like Kotb would find herself on the list is that she’s a liberal and, of course, Maxim is well-known for only celebrating the hotness of liberals; it’s one of the pillars of the liberal conspiracy to take over America.
But Shapiro will have none of it. Making lists of hot women is something he obviously takes very seriously and he will not bow to the ghastly liberal agenda. After all, he’s the author of Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences Americans so you can be sure he’s going to speak his mind about which women are hot and which women aren’t. Once Kotb and Kamala Harris hear that the boy genius thinks they’re not hot enough for Maxim’s list, you can be sure they’ll feel pretty badly about themselves. Luckily, and thanks to Maxim, millions of other men will continue to objectify them so I’m sure they’ll be just fine.
If you are bold enough to click over to Breitbart for this gen of an “article,” do yourself a favor and don’t look at the comments; they’re everything you expect and worse.
(Via LGM Blog.)
5 years into the Obama administration, which has had this zeal since day one which the AP and NYT hasn’t really talked about until now because derp.