In a forum on public service on campus earlier this month, Mr. Obama (Columbia...– lawls. (via muppetpants) It’s not what you say, but how you say it. (via notthatkindagay) Or who says it. (via muppetpants) Isn’t half of leadership convincing people that you have the best judgment, and that they should follow you? (via robot-heart) i think that more accurately describes a...
Reputation is created by many actions but is lost by just one.– Business sign seen on my way to work (via lauratronsblogatron)
Reality vs Political Rhetoric →
crazynutjob: […] Why do [Congress] know better? Because they are deferring to the experts, Paulson and Bernanke. The experts who never saw this coming. The behavior of congress is atrocious. I sincerely hope that we vote the lot of them out and send a stern message to their replacements: You got elected because they screwed us, not because we liked you. You can easily be next. Our elected...
234. Thank the bus driver.
beenthinking: (via rulesformyunbornson) Wholeheartedly agree. Thank the bus driver. Thank the person who empties your garbage and bags your groceries. Ask them how their day is going and sincerely listen. I guarantee it’ll lift both your spirits.
House defeats $700B financial markets bailout →
(via thedaytheytriedtokillme) the title & tumblr title make this reblog-worthy.
Woman Treated for Rabies After Finding Bat in... →
incidentally, i’m cutting back on my expensive coffee habit. FTA: “Health officials say that the bat was sent to a lab but that its brain was too cooked by the hot water to determine whether it had rabies.” that does not make me feel better.
Rural white Americans are the only ethnic group it is socially acceptable to...– From the campaign trail: Kentucky | Hog wild | The Economist (via dostendorff)
What you could do with $700,000,000,000
thisshouldbeit: amyyy: zehnuhr: dihard: Give every person in the US $2,300 or give every household $6,200. Pay the income taxes of every American who makes $500,000 or less a year. Fully fund the Defense, Treasure, Education, State Veterans Affairs and Interior departments next year, as well as NASA. Buy gasoline for every car int he US for 16 months. Buy every NFL, NBA, and MLB team...
Sniper Kills French Murder Suspect From Outside... →
Amish “Tapping Into God’s Grid” With Solar Power →
“The Amish decide on whether to adapt to a new technology based on two implications: their separation from the world and the impact on the community.”
What the mainstream is truly missing here en masse is that another tsunami is...– Jim Kunstler (via azspot) AZSpot beat me to this particular insight from Jim Kunstler’s Monday Morning Kick To The Collective Nuts. Squashed is wondering “Who do we blame for the crisis?” as well as “Who could have prevented it?” ….Well, I think this quote by Kunstler points out that it’s a lot...
America's No. 1 Export: Debt →
davereed: For happiness-seeking humans to pursue all of the pleasures and delights of this world, aside from the spiritual, is like a poor man buying a painting of a fire in the hopes of keeping warm. They are not necessarily bad, but won’t accomplish what we hope, although they form a pale image of that which will.
Remembering Paul Newman, The Philanthropist →
theshalom: Great article on Slate by Dahlia Lithwick about Paul Newman’s life off of the big screen. The most striking thing about Paul Newman was that a man who could have blasted through his life demanding “Have you any idea who I am?” invariably wanted to hang out with folks—often little ones—who neither knew nor cared.
If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture, let us be more...– Albert Einstein (via sarazucker) (via talby)
That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving...– The Unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America [warning: reading Founding Fathers material during a heated presidential debate will stir you up.]
Washington Mutual Chief Executive Alan Fishman could walk away with more than...– CNN - once again, i could ruin the company for less than that. i think hudsucker industries has found several new candidates…
I wouldn’t give your problems to a monkey on a rock.– chris stigall, to kansas city mayor mark funkhauser who’s dealing with the most ridiculous excuse for a city council.
noigetit: furrowedbrow: recklesspath: ...
what does it mean to be "original"?
Think of Wall Street as a no-good brother-in-law who borrowed $500 from you and...– Jimmy Kimmel (via simko) (via milkwasabadchoice)
I’m against the $85,000,000,000.00 bailout of AIG. Instead, I’m in favor of...– From an email my friend Wende forwarded to me. (via thumbwrestlinginbaltimore) YES. (via soupsoup) hear! hear! (via kaitziskin) sign me up!
Oregon State 27, No. 1. U.S.C. 21 - Top-Ranked... →
indieandyy: robot-heart: Go Beavs! I hate you all. this is wonderful news.
Use Google Moderator To Crowdsource Group... →
markbean: Google Moderator launched this evening, a simple tool that helps groups determine which questions should be asked at all hands meetings, conferences, Q&A sessions, etc. The idea is that there…
they’ve evacuated a certain part of our building because they’re doing consrtuction on the roof which, if Murphy strikes, could send a 30,000 lb. piece of equipment through two floors crushing everyone below.
The only thing we learn from history, I am afraid, is that we do not learn from...– Ron Paul