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This is so beautiful.
Poll shows Clinton has better shot of beating... →
jessicagoldharalson: According to a CNN/Ipsos poll, Clinton leads McCain by a 9 point margin whereas an Obama/McCain contest is a stalemate. I’m eagerly awaiting everyone on Tumblr to re-blog this with some explanation about how this is wrong and Jesus Obama is actually the more viable candidate. (I support both candidates, but look at those margins!) That’s just one poll. There are...
I have seen the future with my Magic 8 Ball and it is full of dried doggy poo.– What To Do Now with Doggy Doo? » Celsias What happens to dog owners required to pick up after their dogs after all stores stop giving away plastic shopping bags? I don’t like where this is going.
President Bush got in a few jabs at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner...– ShoeboxBlog
'Free Tibet' flags made in China →
Not from the Onion… (via Ian)
On March 26, McCain gave a speech on foreign policy in Los Angeles that was...– Fareed Zakaria I can’t wait to read Zakaria’s new book.
Many Europeans fear deep down that America will have a permanently higher growth...– Tyler Cowen I agree with Tyler here and think that this (revitalization) will be even more likely if Turkey gets in to the EU and US immigration policy remains more or less consistent with the status quo.
Brijit - The world in 100 words →
zachklein: “Brijit aggregates the world’s best long-form content and abstracts it in 100 words or less, providing busy, omnivorous, and increasingly mobile readers with rich, qualitative summaries as well as better guideposts for what to read, watch or listen to now.” They pay users $5 to sum up an article and rate between 0 to 3 dots, from ‘not a priority’ to ‘exception, not to be missed’....
2.3 million criminals behind bars
lovepuppy: noraleah: “The United States has less than 5 percent of the world’s population. But it has almost a quarter of the world’s prisoners.” Read this article in NYT. I have a really good idea for all those people in jail. 1. It costs about $40,000 a year to house an inmate. A recent tumblr discussion leads me to believe a lot of people who read this made less that that. Probably...
I can’t believe how many people care about this Julia Allison / Baugher crap.
Into the Wild
lovepuppy: Raise your hand if you love the Into The Wild soundtrack by Eddie Vedder. ME!!! Don’t forget Kaki King. The combo is fantastic.
One of the most unjustly neglected films of the past few years is Mike...– You tell ‘em, Economist. Article titled ‘Congress is doing its best to lose the global talent war’
The Kanzius Machine: A Cancer Cure? →
They just announced that the in-flight tv on my JetBlue flight back to NYC is not working. The $10 voucher we get in return doesn’t seem to be of equal value.
How much additional revenue would the movie Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay have grossed by opening in time for 4/20? Someone wasn’t paying attention. There’s no way they couldn’t have gotten it out a week earlier.
Face-to-face is overrated; I care more about the frequency and fidelity of the...– Jonathan Schwartz, CEO of Sun Microsystems, in an Economist article, The joys and drawbacks of being able to work from anywhere.
Once our personal connection to what is wrong becomes clear, then we have to...– Wendell Berry Michael Pollan makes the case that the solution to climate change begins at home. It is now obvious to me that I need to push everything he writes to the very top of my list.
In matters of style, swim with the current; In matters of principle, stand like...– Thomas Jefferson I watched a Ken Burns special on Jefferson a couple days ago and learned a lot. I now believe Jefferson to be the most influential and irreplaceable of the founding fathers despite his relative youth and that he is the most intelligent American ever, despite his flaws. Please let...
In a way, the parties appear to be trading places. Dedicated Republicans have...– Reed Galen
Kentucky’s continued use of the three-drug protocol cannot be viewed as posing...– Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. This statement, however, disgusts me. What does the testing of an alternative method have to do with the question before the Court: is the three-drug protocol a violation of the 8th Amendment? I’m having trouble coming up with an appropriate metaphor to...
I HATE this Supreme Court.
noraleah: And I do not use that term lightly. Did you read the NYT article? I get the sense that the Constitutionality of the death penalty will be overturned within the next 10 years. Here is why: [T]he deliberations were not easy, if the number of opinions is any indicator. Although seven members concurred in the judgment of the court, only Justices Kennedy and Alito (who filed a...
We’d be interested in knowing more about the 1.8 percent of historians who...– The Bush Presidency: The Historians (Start to) Weigh In - The Board - New York Times Blog
I’ve never seen a line this long at the East Village post office. Must be tax season… Also I realized that about 90% of what I use snail mail for these days is certified mail with return receipt. I don’t even have stamps at home.
The politics of the Karl Rove era were designed to distract and divide the very...– Jim Webb, November 15, 2006, in the WSJ via Daily Kos which notes the similarities between this statement and the current ‘bitter’ dust-up. (Chris sent me the link via email)
boltbus -- tickets from nyc to phila, boston, dc... →
jessicagoldharalson: this CANNOT be real, but it’s how i’m getting to nueva york on sunday afternoon. bus ticket! for a dollar! i’ll be in manhattan for a week so hit me up tumblr… FYI, I’ll be on the 5:00 to 6th Ave. & Canal.
He was serious
Nick: Do you want to eat some sardines?
Matt: I don't think think this is a good time for them.
Nick: Why not?
Matt Well, we're about to go to a bar and they stink.
Nick: Oh okay. How about some anchovies?
This is not a liberal problem or a conservative problem. This is a threat to...– Tony Blankley I was just thinking about this last week. As we march, seemingly inexorably, towards a day when most of our “news” comes from individual sources on the web, how will we know who and what to trust? As news organizations cut back their staff or merge, we will even recognize...
Philadelphia this weekend
Food I’d love to eat this weekend in Philly: Chicken cutlet Italian with broccoli rabe from Tony Luke’s or Tony Luke Jr’s A soft pretzel from Fisher’s in Reading Terminal Market Gus’s special pizza from Colonial Gyro from Greek Lady Spinach quesadilla from Taco Pal Food I will not leave Philly without eating: Penn Special from Koch’s, still the greatest...
I am having a fantastic day. Great conversations with MP and JK and know that the upcoming one with PW will be great also.
Petraeus' return promises high political drama -... →
So ready for this presidency to be over. Inside the Pentagon, a contingent of senior officers — including members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff — has long pushed for a faster drawdown of forces to relieve stress on the Army and to meet needs elsewhere, particularly in Afghanistan. Some senior officers have privately complained about Petraeus’ direct access to President Bush,...
Its 7:30 pm
lovepuppy: and I don’t feel remotely quilty about going to bed. For the night. Sew your machine is broken and you don’t feel quilty… I think that’s ok.
My Sister's Secret Life by Robert Radin →
Wow. What a story. He hadn’t seen her in years, not since she left home for good. Then he found her — in the pages of a porn magazine.
Roy, that tie is hideous.
World Science Festival Coming to New York →
Sounds interesting. From May 28 through June 1, festival organizers say, the canyons of the city will be alive with the sound of science. Biologists will discuss the perils and promises of humans’ knowing their own genetic codes. Quantum physicists will debate the nature of reality. Neuroscientists will ponder the mysteries of creativity. The Abyssinian Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir will serenade...