Saturday, June 30, 2012

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Wizards Take Beal In NBA Draft

Thanks to the SCOTUS...

...a whole bunch of people don't have to worry about getting going broke because they (or a loved one) got sick of injured. Naturally, some opponents aren't taking this decision well; and some are just going off the deep end.

Ironically, they'll all be able to get adequate help for their mental anguish.

BONUS: We'll have to wait until the debate for Obama to call Romney on his ACA lies, because the press certainly isn't doing it. Some conservatives are claiming that a condition Justice Roberts has made him soft and sympathetic to people looking for better care. And repeal's not likely to happen.

And let's not forget the ACA was based on a 1990's law created by the Congressional GOP/Heritage Foundation and actually implemented by then-Governor Mitt Romney.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Will A Playoff Format Help College Football?

Some sports writers aren't quite convinced yet.

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Stop The Vote, Texas Style

Monday, June 25, 2012

42% of the House, 43% of the Senate Belong to the Top 1%

About 7% belong to the Bottom 80%...now we're talking wealth distribution here. So that means -financially speaking- that a majority of Congress has more in common with the richest Americans that the Middle or Lower Class.

Now you know why things happen the way they do in Congress (*cough-cough* bank bailout *cough-cough*).

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Picture This: Who's Being Represented On Cable News

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Around The Internets

  1. The benefits of being in a great relationship
  2. So much for President Obama's "liberal coverage."
  3. Another cartoon casualty of the movie machine. Seriously, why can't comic companies understand that you can have multiple versions of comic characters (movie, cartoon, live-action) around? Why does one medium always have to emulate another one? 
  4. Michelle Obama's roots
  5. "Fair and Balanced" TO THE MAX.
  6. R.I.P., Erica Kennedy
  7. A theory about the Flintstones that may blow your mind. 
  8. This sick sack of crap needs to be buried under the prison.

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Picture This: GOP Boxing Stratgem

Still Swimming Down Denial

The majority GOP voters still believe that Iraq had WMDs, and that President Obama is not a natural-born citizen. In other words: they are only going to believe what Fox News and Rush Limbaugh tell them.

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Higher Ed Wasn't A Big Concern For Gov. Romney

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Riddle Me This

If Attorney General Eric Holder is busy defending himself in an investigation, will he have the time to make sure that other duties -like, say, the voter purging/registration laws being implemented and debated in various states- are given their due diligence?

UPDATE: And Pelosi makes the connection clear.

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It's Not a Good Idea For Companies To Run Anything That Involve Supervising Criminals

Why? Because a company usually thinks about the bottom line: profit. And what's profitable isn't always what's best for the inmate.

The New York Times reveals the downside to this social experiment in a recent story, which details:

Rampant Drug Selling & Use:
“Bo is like the projects,” said Matthew Leibe, who was an inmate there last year. “I’m walking down the hallway from mess and I’m getting approached by everybody selling everything. ‘I’ve got batteries, T-shirts, weed, heroin, coke.’ ” 

Questionable Hiring Practices
Dana Vetrano, a former counselor at Bo Robinson, said the staff had many former prison inmates. She herself was one, having served time for robbery.
“They were from the streets,” Ms. Vetrano said. “They needed a job, they came in from the street, they were hired — that was it. They had no qualifications. Nothing. 

Poor Staffing:
“An older resident comes in my office; he wants to see me,” Mr. Watkins recalled. “He sits down and he says, ‘Mr. Watkins, I’ve got to tell you something, but it’s got to stay between me and you.’ No problem. He said, ‘The Bloods are running the N.A. meetings.’ I said, ‘Excuse me?’ ”

“Instead of drug and alcohol talk, they were talking gang stuff.” 

Sexual Abuse:
Last year, an inmate escaped from Bo Robinson, and when he was captured he told the police that he had fled because a male counselor there had repeatedly raped him.

The counselor, Joseph A. Chase, was later arrested and charged with sexual assault. Prosecutors said the police also discovered drugs in Mr. Chase’s car. The case is pending. 

And Just a Utter Lack of Interest in Improving the Conditions:
Robert Brumbaugh thought he had found a way to convince executives of Community Education Centers that the staffing at Bo Robinson was inadequate. He escorted them through the institution, showing the many areas without workers.

They nodded in agreement, he recalled, but nothing was done.

“They don’t want to spend money,” he said. 

Companies can do real well when their selling a specific product or even a specific service. But when the goal is to help someone or generally make their life better? Not so much. 


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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

"N-Word" Watch: Testing the Radio Waves

George Zimmerman's Masterful Code Broken

It's like trying to figure out the Riddler...if he had the IQ of a rubber band.

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Monday, June 18, 2012

This Is How You Fight Back Against The Tea Party

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Around The Internets

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Choose Your Own (Rape) Adventure?

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

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Monday, June 11, 2012

When You Read Any Story Quoting Jeb Bush, Remember This:

"He wants to run for President in 2016, and he can't do that if Mitt Romney wins in 2012."

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Howard The Duck Fights Zombie Nazis

Sunday, June 10, 2012

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Thursday, June 07, 2012

Apparently James Marsden's Agent Hates Him

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Quote of the Day

"So what? The Celtics have been getting by without Lens for nearly 30 years."

-- "Steve U;" it makes sense in context...well, almost.

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Oh, So *Now* The Rich Should Practice "Income Redistribution?"

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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Obama Not Moving Into Wisconsin To Help Is A Political Move

Why?

  1. If Scott Walker wins, the Republicans will have to stretch to make a connection between the Wisconsin Recall and the 2012 Presidential Election. As it is, many of them are trying to make the case that what happens tonight is not an indicator of what will happen in November. Obama getting more involved makes this Obama vs. Walker, and transitioning from "Scott Walker" to "Mitt Romney" (who's already given Walker props) would not be hard for the Conservative Radio/Blogs/TV crowd.
  2. Obama's presence would become a counter-argument to the fact that Walker is getting a lot of outside financial help.Republicans would argue that Obama represents "outside help," but from a political point-of-view.
The more the election is centered around the people of Wisconsin, the better it is politically for the country in the long-run. Remember: "all politics is local."

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Via Talking Points Memo
  1.  If we're going by the comments, the answer seems to be "no."
  2. If he loses the election, Mitt Romney will not be hurting.
  3. A drive-by cyclist
  4. Bill Clinton still knows how to get a crowd going.
  5. Nintendo update.
  6. A nun writes a non-approved book on sexuality, Pope gets upset.

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Sunday, June 03, 2012

Around The Internets

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Paul Krugman Is The Alice In An Economic Wonderland

Friday, June 01, 2012

Picture This: Mind The Gender Gap

Scott Walker Got His Start Due To a Recall Election

Of course, he doesn't want too many people to know that.

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