Lost two followers over the Space Cases post lol. Good. I only want followers who respect 90s Nickelodeon.
Wow I remembered it being bad but not this bad. Still remember the end of the jingle, “but they’re gonna do the best they can *doo doo doo* Spayyy ayyy ayy ayyy ayccee Cases *DA DA*
This is so dumb. Even if we ignore the impossibility of defining “need”.
This would be the equivalent of saying “Yes, people die from falls. I get that. And they need the ability to float effortlessly above the ground. But I want to ask you the physics of it.”
Would we attack that person as being heartless and inhuman? Not at all.
And the laws of economics are likewise inescapable. So we need to consult them if we actually want to make sure our grand plans to save everybody from all hardships are not themselves going to do more harm than good.
Essentially what Stuart Varney is saying is this, “Yes, it would be nice for people on minimum wage to make more money. I agree that this would be desirable. But IS IT ACTUALLY POSSIBLE TO LEGISLATE THIS WITHOUT HURTING THOSE SAME PEOPLE WE ARE TRYING TO HELP?”
Because that is the relevant question to any discussion of minimum wage increases. And economics teaches us that raises in the minimum wage will have the effect of putting marginal low-skilled workers OUT OF A JOB. Yes, this is unfortunate. It is always sad to learn that we cannot magically make everyone better off by simply passing a law, but if we actually care about people, we need to try to learn a little bit about these kinds of things before we set out to do-good through government decrees.
But if we, like Stewart, simply shut our ears and adopt the anti-science approach of saying “IF SCIENCE CONTRADICTS MY FEELINGS AND ASSUMPTIONS THEN ITS HEARTLESS AND LALALALLAA I CAN’T HEAR YOU MEAN ECONOMISTS LALALALA!!!” then we’re going to end up in a whole mess of trouble.
What Jon Stewart is effectively saying in these gifs is this, “Dude, you’ve already admitted that people on minimum wage would be better off with more money, so that’s it. There’s no need to further investigate whether or not the minimum wage policy will actually achieve that goal. My assumptions and feelings tell me that it will, so that’s the end of the debate. In short: if you agree with me about ENDS, than it is impossible to disagree with me about the best MEANS to achieve those ends, because the means I chose are automatically right because I assume that they are. And if you so much as question the wisdom and effectiveness of the ends that I chose then you’re a bad person and I don’t have to listen to you because you’re just mean and heartless for no reason.”
(sidenote: I thought the left was supposed to be pro-‘science’ and reject the anti-intellectualism of the right? huh, weird.)
/\/\ This is the response I was hoping someone would write when I first saw this gifset. Thank you, eltigrechico.
I had a meeting at the Archdiocese today (Sal’s territory…) and so decided to visit St. Mary’s Cathedral.
First photo: their luxurious ambry housing the three holy oils.
Second photo: view of the San Francisco City Hall from inside the cathedral (most of the walls are windows).
Third photo: their adoration pseudo-chapel (with floating sanctuary lamp). What’s really cool is their built in monstrance for perpetual adoration.
Fourth and fifth photos: of the cathedral entrance from the plaza.
Sixth photo: their grand organ (for Zack).
Seventh photo: the baptistery with font and paschal candle.
Eighth photo: the altar with floating glass thingies, technicolor cross in the background, pompous amount of steps to the bishop’s chair (cathedra?), all-stone altar, and a compact sacristy which I was unable to peer into…
Fr. Tom who I lived with last year says that the windows where you can see the city from were originally supposed to go all around the base of the structure, but they opted against that (boo).
It’s not my favorite Church, the windows are the part I liked most, as well as the statuary in the back… That cross window behind the altar I never liked. It’ll be interesting to see what they do in Orange with Christ (Crystal) Cathedral.
|"So communion wafers are baked at convents by nuns? I always thought they were mass produced."|
|"No, that's the Eucharist."|
— St. Thomas of Villanova
— St. Thomas of Villanova
— St. Thomas of Villanova
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lol, dumbo. i was there and his face was SMILING on the big screen.
get off ‘coby, bro.