Dave Weigel is a prick, and I apologize for... →
(via ryking) The first part is arguable, no doubt, but why would anyone think Weigel was a progressive? He’s been pretty clear about his strident libertarianism for quite a while.
Jeffrey Goldberg, Epic Fuckface
fek: UPDATE: Apparently, “Blythe” plagiarized from a Salon column by someone named Alex Pareene. I don’t know of this person, but he is also banned, on account of dumbness, from reading this blog. Alex Pareene, June 30th, 2010: Jeffrey Goldberg should possibly consider setting himself on fire. I’m pretty sure “picking a fight with Pareene” is actually in the definition...
Breitbart: I'd Like to Speak to Sherrod in Private →
newsweek: From Daniel Stone’s interview with Andrew Breitbart: But do you agree that the edited video took things out of context? Well, yes. But I put up what I had. It granted a great portion of her redemptive tale, but not all of it. If I could do it all over again, I should have waited for the full video to get to me. So why not apologize for that? I’d first like to speak to her in private...
Inception soundtrack created entirely from Edith... →
azspot: Forty-seven years after her death, Edith Piaf is soundtracking the biggest, darkest, most bombastic blockbuster of the summer. Composer Hans Zimmer has revealed that Inception’s entire soundtrack, from the booming trombone theme to the strains of rising dread, originates from one of the chanteuse’s most famous songs. Anyone who has seen Christopher Nolan’s movie will recall Non, Je Ne...
So what’s the chance of you cuppin’ that Cosmo up to go, darlin?– my mother to her bartender last night (via daysinboston) Are you sure we’re not brothers?
Basil Marceaux: What Important?
No one embodies the can-do, Inception-like reality-bending of the GOP better than this guy. He’s actually very hard not to like. Now that he’s a YouTube sensation, he might even have a shot at winning (not really!) America! This is from his website: WHAT IMPORTANT: 1.Education a. School violents b. Add reading of the minutes to the U.S.Congress mandatory c. Get more of the lottery...
You don’t want to beat me OR screw me?! What kind of marriage is this? Bring a...– Jerri Blank (via sleeplessinsouthie) Blank4Ever
ericmortensen: “Another thing we can do for jobs is make toys of me, especially for the holidays. Little dolls. Me. Like maybe little action dolls. Me in an army uniform, air force uniform, and me in my suit. They can make toys of me and my vehicle, especially for the holidays and Christmas for the kids. That’s something that would create jobs. So you see I think out of the box like that. It’s...
Today’s Times’s “Complaint Box” is given over to one...– Choire will always be my real Tumblr crush.
Bristol Palin’s friends have told RadarOnline.com that she is heartbroken...– Oh, Palin family. I wish I could quit you.
Congress passes bill to reduce disparity in crack,...
The measure changes a 1986 law, enacted at a time when crack cocaine use was rampant and considered a particularly violent drug. Under the law, a person convicted of crack cocaine possession got the same mandatory prison term as someone with 100 times the same amount of powder cocaine. The new legislation reduces that ratio to about 18 to 1. The bill also eliminates the five-year mandatory...
In fact those numbers are surprising: they are sharply down, according to the Border Patrol—by more than sixty per cent since 2000, to five hundred and fifty thousand apprehensions last year, the lowest figure in thirty-five years. Illegal immigration, although hard to measure, has clearly been declining. The southern border, far from being “unsecured,” is in better shape than it has been for...
technipol: Iowa GOP Supports Amendment To Strip Obama’s Citizenship Because He Won The Nobel Peace Prize “Adopted in December 1865, the current 13th Amendment of the Constitution prohibits “slavery” and “involuntary servitude” in the United States or any place under its jurisdiction. The Iowa GOP is not trying to overturn this amendment to reinstate slavery. Instead, it wants to...
New York City Subway Platforms to Go Wireless in... →
soupsoup: After an almost three-year delay, work is set to begin on a $200 million plan to bring mobile- phone and Wi-Fi service to New York’s subway stations. This is not a green light have loud conversations on your iPhone, people.
markcoatney: Media criticism aside, the deeper problem I see here is not the photo so much as the text accompanying it: “What Happens if We Leave Afghanistan.” Because, really? This is the rationale here, that once the U.S. departs, the Taliban will come in and start mutilating people? Fine, but by that logic, why isn’t the U.S. invading Sudan? Or North Korea? There are...
I’m acutely aware that this image will be seen by children, who will undoubtedly...– Time managing editor Richard Stengel, on his decision to put a photo of an Afghan woman who was mutilated by the Taliban on the cover of the magazine (via New York Mag) (via soupsoup) If we’re going to start using the treatment of women as a reason to keep our military in a foreign country,...
From the office of Alan Cumming
I can’t tell you how much I love that Cumming has decided to get political about this issue. Circumcision is a barbaric Old Testament relic that has far outlasted any practical purpose. And he’s the perfect eccentric for this job. From: Office of Alan Cumming <email@example.com> Date: Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 8:45 AM Subject: A Letter from Alan Cumming To: Office of Alan...
The Democratic strategy in a nutshell is small enough to fit in one but has the...– Ambinder
iamdonald: … I don’t have it figured out. The album is like most of the things I’ve done in my life: I don’t understand it, but I have to do it cause it’s in me. I’m not gonna be the rapper who’s smooth or powerful. I know that. I’m the rapper referencing Breaking Bad to a girl I met outside after my asthma started acting up because of all the smoke inside the bar. I really think...
Inception hunk Tom Hardy admits: 'I've had sexual... →
hellandheartaches: But asked if he’d ever had any sexual relations with other men, the broody actor said: ‘As a boy? Of course I have. I’m an actor for ****’s sake. ‘I’ve played with everything and everyone. I love the form and the physicality, but now that I’m in my thirties, it doesn’t do it for me. Do, you boo. The new masculinity.
soupsoup: “Why so bitter? Switch banks if you don’t like it.” — Mike Hudack on my previous post on over draft fees. I work in legal services. I have clients who are literally charged thousands of dollars a year in overdraft fees for the twin crimes of poverty and financial illiteracy. Their homes are now in foreclosure. They may lose their house because the bank deducted money from their bank...
The Great Tumblr Target Rumble of 2010 Has...
fearlesswriter: ohmygay: 1. Leviticus 25:44 states that I may possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can’t I own Canadians? 2. I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think...
aatombomb is like my Tumblr tour guide. He’s constantly linking and reblogging...– me talking about him (via jamespoling) Whoa, thanks!
I occasionally confuse Henry Ford and Tom Ford.
love-and-radiation: It’s only really an issue when I’m trying to have sex with Tom Ford. I always have a problem confusing the name Steve McQueen with Alexander McQueen. Which I think is hilarious.
sleeplessinsouthie asked: Would it be off-putting of me to ask you how old you are?
The prize for being a complete failure: about $1... →
However, the Iranian president accused the octopus of spreading “western...– Telegraph
I would never have guessed that Target would be a main topic of conversation around here.
Obama is orchestrating a campaign to destroy me and my reputation.– Andrew Breitbart The far right is now blaming Obama for their own implosions. (via cajunboy) Obama: Most powerful and nebulous enemy for bigots since The Jews. To Wikipedia! In classical psychology, projection is always seen as a defense mechanism that occurs when a person’s own...