Everyone uses defense mechanisms; most of the time they are healthy, but they...– I think we might have a Will Smith/Jada Pinkett beard situation with the Bachmanns
When you have a wacky “cocktail party” morning show where...– Pareene!
Review finds widespread wrongdoing in Atlanta...
The report concluded that patrons of the Eagle were forced to lay face-down on the floor during the Raid in part because of anti-gay prejudice on the part of Raid commander Sgt. John Brock. The report concluded: “By allowing the sexual orientation of the patrons to influence tactical decisions of the Raid, Brock allowed his preconceived notions of a class of persons to dictate the treatment of...
Forget the suspension. What’s interesting to me is how this non-pareil in...– Andrew Sullivan thinks Halperin is a Beltway toady dick
The real irony of the Chris Hansen sting
is that the only people who will appreciate the irony are non-predators like us (we’re all non-predators, right?) because those dummies never seem to know who he is for some reason. You would think his picture would be circulated far and wide in the creepster chat rooms as a warning, right? But every time, it never fails. They have no clue who the guy asking them to sit down is or that they...
Married, With Infidelities →
adeandabet: Savage’s position on monogamy is frequently caricatured. He does not believe in promiscuity; indeed, his attacks on the anonymous-sex, gay-bathhouse culture were once taken as proof of a secret conservative agenda. And he does not believe that monogamy is wrong for all couples or even for most couples. Rather, he says that a more realistic sexual ethic would prize honesty, a little...
the-cortex: aatombomb: danielholter: Peter Gabriel and the New Blood Orchestra - In Your Eyes June 28, 2011 at Summerfest (Milwaukee, WI) !!!! We like Milwaukee. We liked Peter Gabriel, the way he sounds so much like himself, even live. We like orchestras. We like concerts & fests. We like video. We like bright lights and the color blue. We hate “In Your Eyes.”...
The existence of a portal like HBOGO.com already makes Netflix, with its notably...– Business Insider: How HBO Used ‘True Blood’ To Hype A Potential Netflix-Killer (via joshkinberg) Really? Netflix-killer? Are we talking about the same site that I just went to? The one that requires me to pay for a full cable subscription + HBO? The one that doesn’t even support Time Warner, the...
danielholter: Peter Gabriel and the New Blood Orchestra - In Your Eyes June 28, 2011 at Summerfest (Milwaukee, WI) !!!!
Josh is at The Atlantic! →
Aw. I knew him when he was just a grumpy bulletin board commenter.
Who gives a fuck about an Oxford comma? →
tanya77: spytap: rickwebb: karion: natface: joemuto: You know who doesn’t give a fuck anymore? The University of Oxford styleguide: As a general rule, do not use the serial/Oxford comma: so write ‘a, b and c’ not ‘a, b, and c’. Game changer. I just…between that and the no more double space after a period…. Why does this have to evolve? You will pull this comma from my cold,...
tylermittan asked: Why bother posting anything to do with the federalists vs antifederalists? Listen, regardless of whether or not the federalists were abolitionists (by the way, read Saul Cornell if you want the truth that not ALL antifederalists were pro-slavery) the fact of the matter is that the federalists accepted it. Even the democrats precious Alexander Hamilton. If you want to talk about real abolitionists,...
The likelihood that a smartphone was not touched by a slave is pretty low.– Luis CdeBaca, director of the State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
Originalists have to overlook the fact that Jefferson vehemently opposed the ratification of the Constitution in 1789. They have to overlook that Madison’s views changed. They have to overlook that in order to get the Constitution out of the Convention, the abolitionists (and there were some, Franklin and Hamilton among them) had to agree that the issue of the trans-Atlantic slave trade...
szechwean: aatombomb: cajunboy: […] Why don’t you just go ahead and have a seat right over there, Chris, just have a seat right over there… What were you thinking, Chris?
staff: Tumblr iPhone 2.0: Now available on the App Store Oooh. Shiny. Just downloaded and I love the interface so much better already. Now, when Tumblr is actually functioning, I will enjoy this app very much.
News Corp. Sells MySpace to Specific Media for $35... →
Ouch. They took a $545 million hit on this albatross. Merging old and new media almost always seems like a bad idea, doesn’t it? Beastweek, I’m lookin’ at you.
I cannot stress this enough … I am not leaving my full time position at...– Cho’s out!
To say simply “I believe civil marriage is between a man and a...– Andrew Sullivan
Bush v. Gore →
idroolinmysleep: Heh. As a fan of puns, I have to applaud Slate’s choice of headline for this story on pornography and violence in video games. Not bad.
fuckyeahdrugpolicy: “Some of these traditions of using psychoactive plants as sacraments survived for many centuries before finally being violently extinguished. For example, the magic mushroom eating Manicheans survived until the 12th century before finally being slaughtered by Catholic armies. Most observers agree that the reason the Catholic Church hates psychoactive herbs is that these...
Anthony De Rosa - Mediaite profile of SoupSoup,... →
jtotheizzoe: To understand how the social web and rich content microblogging sites like Tumblr are changing the way that we follow, receive and distribute news, look no further than this article. Only here on Tumblr can humor (cats!) and culture (cats!) carry the same weight of influence as the latest personalized reporting from Syria or Libya. Although, I’ve always looked at De Rosa as more of...
GFI LABS Blog: Thousands of Tumblr Logins Stolen... →
soupsoup: For what it’s worth Ron Workman has been warning people about this for weeks Honestly, anyone who felt the need to click an IQ survey gets what they deserve. But I remain perplexed by the value of such an endeavor. What are these logins worth to the assholes who created this elaborate scam? Oh, right. The answer’s in the link, of course: There is the very real possibility...
On April 18, a transgender woman named Chrissy Lee Polis went to the women’s...– Really powerful stuff in The New Republic on America’s next civil rights battle. (via cheatsheet) I think the trans movement is the last front of the gender war, and will be the hardest battle. Until now, we’ve been able to awkwardly cram new modes of existence into the old gender binary...
Mac is not alone →
Taliban attacks Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul
3:52 - There appears to be some validity to the Taliban’s claim that the hotel was hosting security talks at the time of the assault. According to CNN, “a news conference was scheduled to take place Wednesday in the hotel to discuss the planned transition of security from international to Afghan forces.” On the subject of security, journalist Simon Klingert writes, “The...
So pretty much everything out of Michelle...
And not just a “campaign promise” kind of lie. Actual, demonstrably untrue statements that have been exaggerated or invented wholecloth so far beyond the point of reality that mainstream news outlets are actually calling her on them.