House Republicans vote to defund Congress
“This move helps out average, everyday Americans like you and me,” Rep. Michele Bachmann said. “Our founding fathers had no intention of Congress when they founded this country in Concord.” Bewildered Society Sometimes satire doesn’t seem like satire at first glance… I love it.
“What this bill says is it reiterates again the deadline, and that the Senate should act before the deadline, and that’s what the American people are expecting,” House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said Wednesday morning at a news conference with other House Republican leaders. “The bill then says if the Senate does not act, then H.R. 1 [the House-passed bill that cuts $61 billion] will...
Gingrich Says Nation Becoming Godless →
Same-Sex Marriage and Real Family Values -... →
KU may not be all snooty like Duke, with delusions of Ivy grandeur, but Jayhawk...– March Madness: If You Root Against Kansas, You Root Against America - Hampton Stevens - Culture - The Atlantic
Michael O’Connor’s Sumptuous Period Costumes in... →
How Gays Split a Check at a Restaurant →
danielextra: Too funny, especially since it has totally happened before. HOWEVER, let’s not come to believe that all gays are well-to-do homosexualists who could pay the whole bill for four boozy queens, but this exchange by Choire Sicha pretty much sums it up. Gay: “Give me that check, it is my turn!” Other Gay: “That is crazy talk, you paid three weeks ago at [name of other equally...
How To Split A Check At A Restaurant →
Now, the observant among you have read this, processed it and realized that in a group-dining scenario, one is effectively incentivized to order lavishly and imbibe irresponsibly, because not everyone else will, and thus what you end up paying will be disproportionate to what you actually owe, meaning that you make out like a bandit while your schmuck pals who exercise restraint in the name of...
Target Sues to Keep Activist Group from Canvassing... →
It is my understanding that Target doesn’t allow any solicitation at its stores by third-party groups. And despite being a “public space”, the store is private property and they can make decisions accordingly. If there is inconsistent enforcement of the policy, that should be cleared up. But it isn’t a black-and-white free speech argument.
BensTumblr: Today in Ignorant Bigotry →
benstumbling: http://joemygod.blogspot.com/2011/03/bryan-fischer-muslims-have-no-rights.html “Islam has no fundamental First Amendment claims, for the simple reason that it was not written to protect the religion of Islam. Islam is entitled only to the religious liberty we extend to it out of courtesy….
Use an iPad 2 with an ADB keyboard – 52 Tiger →
minimalmac: This is some fraked up nerdtastic stuff right here. I do love the feel of an old ADB keyboard…
Steve Inskeep: Liberal Bias at NPR? - WSJ.com →
NPR’s audience keeps expanding because Americans want more than toxic political attacks. They want news. Think again of my colleagues in Libya, going forward to bear witness amid exploding shells. Is that liberal or conservative? Maybe it’s neither. It’s an honest and honorable effort to keep Americans informed.
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Twitter Was Act One | Vanity Fair →
Barcelona, Manchester United: Is there enough... →
The old joke about soccer and American sports is that mild, single-payer Europe somehow gave birth to ruthlessly capitalist sports leagues, while laissez-faire America coughed up socialist ones. In light of the systemic inequalities facing soccer clubs, it might be more apt to say that European leagues are feudal aristocracies—a free-for-all for the lords, not so free for the peasants.
Yglesias » Paid Parental Leave →
The Viral Me: Devin Friedman Investigates the New... →
How to Beat the Salad Bar - NYTimes.com →
Of course salad bars provide for a certain measure of convenience, but the ingredients I crosschecked were, on average, 70 percent more expensive at the salad bar than on the shelves. Cucumber, for instance, was just $1.49 per pound in the produce aisle. Other ingredients were more reasonably priced — and a few were actually cheaper at the salad-bar rate than anywhere else in the store,...
BensTumblr: Andrew Sullivan on the UN and Libya →
benstumbling: Andrew Sullivan’s reaction to the President’s speech this afternoon. http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2011/03/the-imperial-president.html The president’s speech was disturbingly empty. There are, it appears, only two reasons the US is going to war, without any…
Not all ethanols are the same. Brazil, the world’s second-largest producer,...– A special report on feeding the world: Plagued by politics | The Economist
Wi-Fi Only iPad 2 GPS Navigation →
Works with first-generation iPad, too. Awesomesauce.
Matt Richman: Apple and ARM, Sitting in a Tree →
mattrichman: I don’t know exactly when, but sooner or later, Macs will run on Apple-designed ARM chips.