Eat ALL the things!
“I don’t think they have a sense of what it means when tax dollars are spent in this way,” a spokeswoman for the Oakland, Calif., city government, Karen Boyd, told The Daily. “Oakland is very much a city that has been devastated by the economic downturn. We don’t have an extra $2.5 million to spend.”
Oakland police estimate that overtime eventually will top $3 million, and Boyd said this may lead to cuts in senior services and libraries. Last year, Oakland laid off 500 city workers, including 80 police officers, to close a $58 million deficit.
This argument is upsetting to me for a couple reasons. One, there was no need for the sort of police presence that was on hand for Occupy protests around the country. Two, (and this is the important note in my opinion) this isn’t $13 million dollars down the drain, it’s $13 million that is going to the middle class essentially, which in turn is good for the economy. Now if we compare this to the $700 billion dollar bailout ( which is equal to 53,846 times what Occupy has cost in police overtime ) which went to millionaires and billionaires, interest free, we can gain a little bit of perspective on this.
It’s this sort of crooked bullshit that has people in the streets to begin with.
Try, Try Again of the Day: Family Radio co-founder and failed Doomsday prognosticator Harold Camping has decided to give soothsaying another shot.
Claiming his original Rapture date of May 21st was merely the beginning of the end, 90-year-old Camping says the world will absolutely, one-hundred percent, for serious come to an end on October 21st.
But don’t go looking for a Michael Bay-esque spectacle: Camping says existence will be snuffed “very quietly.”
You guys! The for-realsie rapture!! You guys!!
I hope the rapture does happen then. Or at least that this old piece of shit offs himself. Crazy religious people.
I wanted to put a reference to masturbation in one of the scripts for the Sandman. It was immediately cut by the editor [Karen Berger]. She told me, “There’s no masturbation in the DC Universe.” To which my reaction was, “Well that explains a lot about the DC Universe.
Neil Gaiman (via mollymillions)
Let’s get married, Neil Gaiman.