Want lower taxes? You're selfish. →
southpol: hilker: complicatedshoes: “John McCain and Sarah Palin they call this socialistic,” Obama continued. “You know I don’t know when, when they decided they wanted to make a virtue out of selfishness.” 1) maybe i am. 2) does the government have the authority to determine how selfish i’m going to be? 3) this, coming from a guy whose support base demands universal healthcare,...
Crappy Dessert: Poop Found in Ice Cream →
“Mmm, is that a jellybean? Oh crap. A family in Sydney, Australia likely had that exact, or something close to it, conversation after discovering fecal matter in their chocolate ice cream. Yep, poop. Steve Whyte and his wife Jessica spewed a whole lotta chunks after consuming the frozen feces and have sued the Coogee Bay Hotel. State government food minister Ian Macdonald announced a full...
Want lower taxes? You're selfish. →
complicatedshoes: “John McCain and Sarah Palin they call this socialistic,” Obama continued. “You know I don’t know when, when they decided they wanted to make a virtue out of selfishness.” 1) maybe i am. 2) does the government have the authority to determine how selfish i’m going to be? 3) this, coming from a guy whose support base demands universal healthcare, affordable housing, etc....
The REAL Barack Obama
sds: I agree that I know enough about Barack Obama. Which is why I’m voting against him.
The REAL Barack Obama
sds: jeffmiller: squashed: The conservatives would have you ask yourself, who is the REAL Barack Obama. … [much deleted] You know enough about Barack Obama. Yes, we know he’s not any of the silly things… he’s not a terrorist sympathizer, he’s not a Muslim, etc. But the fact that we know some things he isn’t doesn’t mean we know who he is. He has spent his whole life shielding his...
Why am I being punished for having bought a house I could afford?” … I am...– Todd Lawrence, just one of millions of homeowners perplexed by this very question. The answer from the FDIC is not very reassuring: “This is not about trying to create fairness,” said Michael H. Krimminger, special adviser for policy at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, which is working...
And the bi-partisan mask of ethereal hope begins to slip…– heart in a cage: Obama throws skeptical press off his plane… Campaign poetry. (tears) (via us08)
Obama's Economic Mythology →
robot-heart: muppetpants: I’ve discussed the misconception of loss of average affluency on here before, but this is a good read. I think the partisan title isn’t fair, but hey, they’re all pretty partisan. I think this article ignores a glaring problem with “growth” over the last several years: the reliance on credit, the disappearance of savings. It’s great that people are buying, shopping,...
the drop: RELEVANT MAGAZINE's music player →
currently enjoying (very much, actually): jon foreman’s limbs and branches [h/t sds]
"You have been warned" Parts 2 and 3
sds: I’ve written before about the overbearing and petty HR person at my employer. In the last week there have been a couple more “warnings.” When somebody sent an office-wide email reminding everyone to vote in a pet contest (yes, a pet contest), I hit reply-all and reminded everyone to vote on November 4. No partisan statements, just a friendly reminder of basic citizen responsibility. Then,...
cbeth: Humans in the larval stage need our care most.
Thriller as a 64-Voice Acapella - CollegeHumor) [h/t jeff, who spends all day golfing with clients]
Under Kansas law, workers are entitled to two hours to vote at a time when polls...– Kansas workers must get time to vote [h/t good’nough]
Tito the Builder →
“Meet Tito Munoz, a business owner from Prince William County, Virginia who has started appearing with Sarah Palin as “Tito the Builder.” Tito wears a bright yellow construction hat and is angry with the media for its treatment of Joe the Plumber. But he’s not angry at the McCain campaign for exploiting an endless parade of men with blue-collar jobs. That would be silly.” his...
Associated Press: Obama's prime-time ad skips over... →
Hidden lives, secret passages.
sds: robot-heart: bunnynico: The first house that I lived in with my family was an old Victorian, built in the late 1800’s. It featured creaky wooden floors, detailed molding, tin ceilings, chattery windows, and a separate coal room in the basement where the boogeyman resided. One day, while playing hide-and-seek with my brother, I stumbled upon a secret nook after leaning against the back...
Speaking in front of a huge audience at downtown Raleigh rally yesterday, Barack...– John Hood (via complicatedshoes) (via ohtrouble) - obama’s kindergarten example would be more accurate if he were the teacher taking ownership of a toy from one kid & giving said ownership to another. in his example, obama would presumably get his toy back at the end of the day. in...
The chief cause of failure is sacrificing what you want the most for what you...– ?
What In The Heck's A Barack Obama? →
“Probably one of those things everyone gets themselves all excited ‘bout, and then it never even comes to nothin’.”
nikolasmason: acewepeel: Ben Kweller - “Ice...
robot-heart:melanyouth:beenthinking:crazyonyou: bmichael: Do you get New Yorker cartoons? I got 4 of 5 “right.” I got this one wrong. I still don’t get it. o my god, I got 2 out of 5. I overthought the meatballs one, dammit! “You answered 5 out of 5 questions correctly.” Genius! Or idiot. Idiot savant, at least? Sigh… I got 4 out of 5 - missed the one with the cowboys - but that was...
College is among the few products that don’t necessarily give you what you pay...– “America’s Most Overrated Product: the Bachelor’s Degree” - Marty Nemko (via memes) (via alla1) (via robot-heart)
Barack Obama’s WBEZ Appearances →
in the interest of intellectual integrity, this link gives you audio for all obama appearances on Odyssey. [thanks to stevenb]
Fact Sheet on U.S. "Constitution Free Zone" →
(via azspot) - i consider it only a matter of time until the 100-mile limit is abandoned altogether. see: the patriot act, wiretapping, etc.
Let me get this straight
bellatoris: notthatkindagay: theregoeseasyrider: Under the 14th Amendment, newly convicted felon Ted Stevens is no longer allowed to vote, but he is not required to resign his position of representing Alaskans in the United States Senate? Despite being a convicted felon, he is not required to drop out of the race or resign from the Senate. If he wins re-election, he can continue to hold...
There Is No Such Thing As A Free Lunch At Google. →
(via soupsoup) “On those occasions when a senior executive would like to speak at TGIAF, temps, contractors, vendors and guests will be restricted from attending, for confidentiality reasons.” and, they eat more.
God to Professional Athletes: Stop Pointing at Me →
15 University of North Texas football players just tested positive for drugs....– Deadspin
2008's Sexiest Steel Pinups →
as in, steel communications towers. definitely SFW.