I'm not crazy about our intervention in Libya, and I'm among those who think the action is unconstitutional (not that anyone cares anymore about the War Powers Clause — that was dead letter law decades ago). But this criticism of Obama is just plain stupid. It comes from Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX): But then when you find out we're being sent … Read More
They seem to know what they're talking about: The transalations are coming in…..
NOVA tonight… entitled Japan’s Killer Quake. It's only been a few weeks, and yet the events in Japan are already receding into the memory's past for those outside the ravaged country. The NOVA special will help us remember that the whole catastrophe is far from over. From all accounts, it is not disaster porn (although there is, of course, non-gory footage … Read More
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Suddenly, the majority of Americans realize that Fox News isn't a reliable source: In the space of one year, Fox News has lost its perch as the most trusted TV news network in the US and is now average at best, a new survey has found. A poll gauging public trust in TV news has found that PBS is the most … Read More
Waste of money: An advertisement for Winston-Salem will soon be in the advertising center of the U.S. — Times Square. The billboard in the Big Apple will entice people to visit Winston-Salem for a weekend trip to experience a different kind of city. The five-second add will run 120 times, with a potential viewing audience of more than one million … Read More
… maybe it's time we review some of her craziest quotes (Source): "And what a bizarre time we're in, when a judge will say to little children that you can't say the pledge of allegiance, but you must learn that homosexuality is normal and you should try it." "I wish the American media would take a great look at the views … Read More
Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire, March 25, 1911, New York, New York. Good source material at Cornell's site. Important because it changed the way New York, and then the rest of the country, viewed labor. Ushered in a whole slew of laws relating to fire safety measures and conditions in factories. 146 died: Adler, Lizzie, 24 Altman, Anna, 16 Ardito, Annina, 25 … Read More
Michelle Bachmann is putting together an exploratory committee to decide if she should run for president in 2012. Which usually means, she's running for president in 2012. Politics might actaully become funny again. Steve Benen's more serious take: It's probably fair to say that most reasonable political observers, regardless of party or ideology, would agree that Michele Bachmann is stark … Read More
The apparent frivolity of "Friday" is only its most cunning aspect, a bubble-gum Trojan horse containing a radical text throwing itself against the gears of a death-bound society. And in Ms. Black’s voice we hear the full cry of a revolutionary age, Benghazi echoing across Orange County, the ancient wail of all who have ever wanted more. — blogger Dana … Read More
So Amazon has opened up an app store — specifically, an app store for Android phones. It opened today. You can see it here. It's very convenient. And it you don't see it, it's because Apple is suing, claiming they own the phase "app store". Jerks.
Sticking it to Rebecca Black
Her name is Rebecca Black, and she rose to instant Internet fame last weekend with this video…. And what propelled this video to go viral? MST3K's Mike Nelson is given credit/blame… thanks to this tweet. Thanks, Mike. Not!