Thursday, December 15, 2011

What the fuck, Ron?

I'm normally quite supportive of Oregon's Senators, but this is just fucking ridiculous.

Brilliant plan there Ron, jump into bed with the biggest Ayn Rand freakizoid in the Republican party to "help fix" a popular social safety net program. You know, the safety net program that Randians hate with a burning passion and would do anything to destroy. I'm sure that'll turn out just fine. Gah!

I really, really hope there's some unseen cunning plan of Wyden's that I'm just not seeing, but I don't think there is.


Monday, December 12, 2011

What could possibly go wrong?

Yeah, the Obama administration is really pro-regulation. Sure:
under a new two-year pilot program at the USDA, regulators are training the world's biggest biotech firms, including Monsanto, BASF and Syngenta, to conduct environmental reviews of their own transgenic seed products as part of the government's deregulation process.
I'm sure that will work out just fine, just like every instance of an industry regulating itself. And I have this really nice bridge for sale, with some prime swampland too!