Friday, March 30, 2012

Thom Hartmann: The Supreme Court Doesn't Have The Power Everyone Thinks They Have

"N-Word" Watch, Rick Santorum Edition

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Withholding Sex For Loans?

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Lakers Don't Respect Mike Brown

When your injury-plagued, ego-driven center starts chucking threes, get pulls and hints that he'll still chuck threes, you've lost your team.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A Society Reporter Is Also a Stripper; People Clutch Pearls

Seriously, who can get the scoop on a society as well as a stripper? If the sports reporter moonlighted as a coach at a recreational center, would people be so prudish? 

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Monday, March 26, 2012

A Batmobile Race?

Funny the things we make time for in a world like this.

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Around The Internets

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Quote of the Day

In honor of Obamacare's Bday I'm calling Medicare 'LBJ-Care,' Soc. Sec. 'FDR-Care' & tax cuts for millionaires 'W-Care.'

-- John Fugelsang (via)

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Friday, March 23, 2012

They Won't Pipe Down

Quote of the Day

"I haven't done that cameo yet. It's almost scary because they just give me a date. They'll say, ‘Stan, come over next Thursday for your cameo,' but they don't tell me what it is. So, I show up and they say, ‘Go to wardrobe.' In wardrobe, they say, ‘We want to get you a white shirt and a green sweater and a black zippered jacket,' and I'll say, ‘Don't bother, I'm wearing one.' And then, they say, ‘But, you can't wear yours!,' and they look around and get me the exact same thing, but I'm not allowed to wear my own. And I still don't know what my role will be. I go on the set and one minute before we're gonna shoot, the director says, ‘Okay, Stan, this is what I want you to do.' So, I don't know what is expected of me, until I get there, but of course, I do it magnificently."

-- Stan Lee, on being in Iron Man 3.

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Picture This: Paul Ryan's "New" Budget

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Trayvon Martin Coverage

For those looking for information about Trayvon Martin and the impact of his death, here's a little FAQ. Also:








One more thing: The Justice Department and FBI will investigate.

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  1. At this pace, we'll have a Charlton Heston look-alike screaming at a damaged Statue of Liberty in about 60 years.
  2. Bad news for Mitt Romney.
  3. So that's what those noises were.
  4. Good new for Newt Gingrich?
  5. US Military does the math on a Israeli-Iranian conflict.

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Pew Perspective

Picture This: Rick Santorum In a Nutshell

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Around the Internets

Friday, March 16, 2012

Oh, For Fuck's Sake

After angering women, immigrants and non-Catholics, Rick Santorum has decided that there's one more group out there worth pissing off: those who like porn.

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says that “America is suffering a pandemic of harm from pornography” because the Obama administration favors “pornographers over children.”

In an undated statement on his official website, the former Pennsylvania senator promises that he will “vigorously” fight to make sure porn isn’t easily available in the U.S.

“Pornography is toxic to marriages and relationships,” the statement says. “It contributes to misogyny and violence against women. It is a contributing factor to prostitution and sex trafficking.”

I gotta ask Rick: is porn fucking up your love life? No? Well how do you figure it's screwing up other people's? Because honestly, I would wager that it's probably saving some relationships.

In the end, it's about self control. People don't cheat on their loved ones because of porn, or gay people, or revealing outfits. They cheat because they're lustful and aren't mature enough to control that lust.

Also: you wanna ban porn on the grounds that it "contributes to violence against women?" What the hell do you think a gun does?

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Hard Foul

Dad goes to school to pick up daughter, finds out daughter was made to do runs during basketball practice, proceeds to beat the crap out of assistant coach.

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Double-Whammy For Portland

The Trailblazers seem to want to clean house big-time, getting rid of their former #1 pick and their coach back-to-back.

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Did The Wizards Gain From The Trade?

Let's face it: Nick Young and JaVale McGee were talented Even-Stevens at best, and they we not going to help the Wizards with their most important objective: getting John Wall to re-sign with the team after his rookie contract expires.

Depending on who you ask, the team either broke even or righted the ship a bit. Me? I'm just happy that they won last night.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Today Is Pi Day

Thoughts From Last Night's Primary

The numerical results really show us something many have suspected: Mitt Romney will have a hard time in the South. Is it because he's Mormon? Is it because he finds it hard to relate to "the Common Man?" Who knows? Bottom line is he spent a whole bunch of money only to come in third. Social conservatives just aren't into him.

I hear that the calls for Newt Gingrich to quit will get louder, so Rick Santorum can make it an official two-man race. Why? Gingrich makes a good point that Santorum is not the perfect conservative candidate. In truth, none of them are. Romney represents the establishment and wealthy components of the GOP. Santorum represents the social conservatives. Gingrich represents the intellectual punditry and fiscal conservative crowd (and that mainly comes from the fact that the budget was balanced under his Speakership; whether he was directly responsible for that is another matter). And Ron Paul represents the (mostly young) Republicans who don't always identify with those other camps. When you break it down, Gingrich has as much reason to stay as Santorum; his only real drawback is that his history is more public.

Ron Paul's strategy does not seem to be working. He hasn't won any delegate states yet, and I doubt he will be able to make caucus states change their mind. No one in the press is giving him a platform. No prominent Republican is endorsing him. On paper, he represents the type of outsider that the Tea Party would want; so why aren't they backing him?

Then there's Rick Santorum. The dirty little secret is that despite what Lawrence O'Donnell says, the GOP does not want an ideological showdown of 2012 conservatism vs. Obama's pragmatic-yet-optimistic centrism  (Obama is not a liberal). For all of their claims that the US is majority conservative, the GOP knows better, and they know that unless polls show a landslide for the GOP challenger having anyone who could be reasonably considered a conservative lose on the national stage would spell doom for their base. While I'm sure some GOP member would invite that (it would allow them to reach out to conservative-minded minorities and moderate Republicans that have been all but shunned out of the party) they certainly don't want to waste a presidential election to do it. And trust me, it may have been acceptable to paint George W. Bush as a faux conservative in his waning days in office, but there's no way in hell Fox News will get away saying, "Rick Santorum lost because he wasn't conservative enough." So in order to protect their core -and more importantly, the belief that modern-day American conservatism is infallible- expect some anti-Santorum stories to start popping up. He's the physical manifestation of the purification the GOP has undergone since their butt-whuppings of 2006 and 2008; Santorum represents the true face of the GOP-Tea Party base as much as Romney represents the 1%. Unfortunately for them, their party's leadership does not want them in charge (as far as they're concerned, they did their job by winning the House for the GOP).

All in all, last night also showed us something else: this primary will be longer than any of the candidates would like it to be.    

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Only In America

In a county in North Carolina, you have conservative prudes rejecting a state grant because the money is going to something remotely sexual (yet educational) in nature...while in California's L.A. a strip club donates money to a Little League to keep it afloat.

Which has me thinking; would small government conservatives be so big on getting private sector help if said help came from places like strip clubs?

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Picture This: What A Helpful Congress Looks Like

It seems like when the White House is GOP and the Congress is Democratic, there's always calls for compromise and acceptance. But when things are turned around (whether the GOP has all of Congress or even one Chamber) the mantra is that they are the opposition. The chart from this post seems to support that theory.

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Everyone Gets Boring when They Get Older

Stop trying to fight it; you will be assimilated.

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Some In Alabama and Mississippi Haven't Accepted Post-Civil War America

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  1. "There's a difference between making fun of something and having fun with something, and we do the latter."
  2. "He insinuated his food hadn't been prepared correctly but it seemed from his mind state, at that time, and that nobody could have done anything that would have been satisfying to him." 
  3. "Stay away from the mall." 
  4. “We should build environments where we know children will live or visit so that they're safe for children." 
  5. This incident is tragic and shocking, and does not represent the exceptional character of our military and the respect that the United States has for the people of Afghanistan.”

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Around the Internets


(pic via)

  1. Bill Maher: Democrats and Republicans both live in a bubble.
  2. How healthy women around the world live.
  3. Listen up, rich people...
  4. Poor Scott Walker...
  5. In some circles, this would be seen as potentially dangerous.
  6. This (NSFW) teacher proves that I just went to high school during the time of prudish educators. 
  7. Happy 15th, BTVS
  8. About bottled water
  9. Gotta Drink It All.

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Friday, March 09, 2012

Amazing What You Can Do With Photography Nowadays

I would never have guessed the two pictures in this story are both of Elisabeth Moss (from Mad Men). I'm still not 100% convinced.

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Who Watches The Watchman?

Fair Game

Nothing Like Some LSD To Take Care of That Drinking Problem

Quote Of The Day

I have a real bombshell: sources tell me that when he was in kindergarten, Obama once pulled the pigtails of a blonde, blue-eyed girl. Clearly, he hates whites and the mainstream media is keeping this information from real Americans. 

"midtown43," from a Gawker story highlighting the "scoop" that then-Harvard Barack Obama hugged a black professor that criticized white supremacist culture

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Thursday, March 08, 2012

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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

GOP Upset That President Obama Isn't Siging Bills In Public

Of course, it would help if they actually passed something worth signing.

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Mila Kunis Has To Be Lying

Seriously? No one asked her out in a year? And she's using the fact that she's not home as the reason? So there's no guys on the movie/TV set? Or wherever she's been eating? 

I really think this is, "No one I find attractive has asked me out in a year." Because believe me, if she stepped out of the Hollywood Bubble, she'd get some offers.

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How Convenient

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Sen. Lisa Murkowski's Bottom Line

"What's In Your Wallet?"

Picture This: The "Magic Schoolbus/ Captain Planet" Connection

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Monday, March 05, 2012

Couldn't Leave Well Enough Alone

Although Rush apologized (as only he can) he couldn't stop the bleeding. Combine that with Ms. Fluke's reaction -where she makes legitimate comments about the timing, medium and wording- and Rush was forced to keep going to the I'm Sorry Well.

To that end, he has another target (1st it was liberals): rappers.

I'll just let the great urban philosopher Chris Rock respond to how much rappers get away with:

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Gassed Up

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Around the Internets

  1. Mars!
  2. Apparently, Grover Norquist decided to cripple the American legislative process at a young age.
  3. All hail Steve Martin.
  4. Update your health rules
  5. Georgia wants to basically make it illegal to protest.
  6. The devil's in the (fiscal) details. 
  7. Everybody poops
  8. One reason why Republicans keep crying voter fraud.
  9. Whoa (read the comments by "Himmmm" before they disappear for the gut-punch).

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Saturday, March 03, 2012

The Apocalypse Is Upon Us

Friday, March 02, 2012

Lamar Odom Gets Sent To The NBA Developmental League

This is big and unprecedented for professional basketball. And while I can see some people react with, "I guess Khloe's gonna dump him now," for me it's just a really sad chapter in the story of a very talented player who was a major contributor to a championship team not too long ago.

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Thursday, March 01, 2012

On Andrew Breitbart's Death

Riddle Me This

Why is it OK to show a picture of a dead fetus to deter abortions, but it's wrong to show pictures of what smoking does to your lungs on cigarettes?

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  1. Another reason why it's hard for Republicans to trust Mitt Romney.
  2. Putin doesn't seem to understand that democracy isn't about running government until you die.
  3. Tupac's Back?
  4. Tebow and Swift? Hmmm....
  5. Don't call it a comeback! Really, don't; he's got other stuff to worry about.
  6. The answer is, "They slowly died off after Clinton's impeachment."
  7. Where Rondo goes, the Celtics go.
  8. This better translate into, "The Avengers Movie will kick ass."
  9. Why it's hard for women to break into racing.

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