There Are 10 Times More Mentally Ill People Behind Bars Than in State Hospitals:

Putting the mentally ill in jails instead of hospitals isn’t saving the government any money. … The average stay for an inmate at Rikers is 42 days. Mentally ill inmates get stuck there for an average of 215 days.

The stigma of mental illness isn’t helping anyone. It costs us more, it puts us in danger and it creates really dangerous conditions for people who need help.

  1. The next step after norm-core is gnome-core, where people wear clothes that make them look like garden gnomes.

Drone Battle Over Syria:

It appears the Syrian army is spying on rebel forces using the same drones that consumers can buy for just a couple thousand dollars. And the rebels might be using similar flying robots to spy right back.

Both sides are using cheap drones.

I think it’s just a matter of time when some group uses drones to mount an act of protest or an act of civil disobedience. Drones will be used to monitor everything from police brutality to corporate malfeasance.

  1. Why does everyone think CBS would hire a political satirist if they weren’t OK with political satire on late night?

  1. The Colbert report should end with the @StephenAtHome character leaving its host body and being contained in a Reagan shaped bottle.
  2. Liberal @StephenAtHome and conservative Colbert should be combined in the transporter that accidentally created them. #HowColbertShouldEnd
  3. The Colbert report should end with the @StephenAtHome character leaving its host body and being contained in a Reagan shaped bottle.
  4. Whenever I see a current picture of Bob Dylan posing with someone, Weekend at Bernie’s comes to mind.
  5. RT @loresjoberg: Honestly, while Elsa’s ice powers are pretty amazing, Snow White’s power to make woodland animals do the housekeeping seem…
  6. Whenever you hear someone say “We’re a republic not a democracy” - you know the rest of the argument will unintentionally funny.

  1. Whenever I see a current picture of Bob Dylan posing with someone, Weekend at Bernie’s comes to mind.
  2. RT @loresjoberg: Honestly, while Elsa’s ice powers are pretty amazing, Snow White’s power to make woodland animals do the housekeeping seem…
  3. Whenever you hear someone say “We’re a republic not a democracy” - you know the rest of the argument will unintentionally funny.

  1. I’d pick Jon Stewart in the Letterman replacement betting pool. Colbert would be my second choice.

  1. I’d pick Jon Stewart in the Letterman replacement betting pool. Colbert would be my second choice.
  2. Quinoa, Kombucha and Chia all sound like potential Jedi names for future Star Wars sequels.

  1. RT @neiltyson: USA to Russia: “We’re imposing sanctions on you!! But please still allow us on your Soyuz so we can reach our Space Station”
  2. RT @FakeMTA: Due to operator overloading, the C++ train is delayed at Jay Street-MetroTech.

  1. You’ll know that ObamaCare is actually a success when the GOP starts calling it the ACA and RomneyCare.

Politics by Subpoena: How Darrell Issa Abuses His Power, and Why:

Issa has been engaged in nonstop investigations since taking power after the 2010 election, drilling into everything from the Fast and Furious operation to Benghazi to Solyndra to Freddie and Fannie to the alleged politicization of the IRS to the botched rollout of Healthcare.gov. He’s talked of finding “Obama’s Watergate,” but that’s never happened and his investigations come up empty handed again and again.

What is so frustrating is that rather than investigate clear and admitted lies by NSA and CIA spokespeople, Issa is spending time and tax payer money on nonsense issues he imagines will look good on fox news.