Tomorrow, I’ll see Lehigh Valley IronPigs stars like Scott Mathieson, David Herndon, Mike Zagurski, Pete Orr, Scott Podsednik, and Delwyn Young! Totally freakin’ Sweet!!
The Tea Party Rewrites The Constitution →
From Think Progress The Tea Party movement has begun a disturbing new initiative to rewrite constitutional history in American classrooms. The Georgia-based Tea Party Patriots group plans to “celebrate” our constitution’s anniversary on September 17 by pushing schools to incorporate lessons from the Idaho-based National Center for Constitutional Studies. This particular organization believes...
Worst. Memorial Day Message. Ever. →
From Political Animal, a blog of Washington Monthly Reader R.P. forwarded me a Memorial Day message sent out by Kevin DeWine, the chairman of the Ohio Republican Party.
Patriotism: It’s Not A Political Thing →
From Politicususa During discussions about war, I often hear from Conservatives that Liberals do not support the troops and therefore are not patriots. I wonder where Conservatives get these notions. Do they really believe this or are they mere talking points designed to inflame the opposition?
How Roger Ailes Built the Fox News Fear Factory →
From Rolling Stone Magazine The onetime Nixon operative has created the most profitable propaganda machine in history. Inside America’s Unfair and Imbalanced Network
Congressman Says Hacker Sent Lewd Photo Using His... →
From the New York Times Representative Anthony D. Weiner, one of the most prolific users of social media among politicians, said his Twitter account was hacked this weekend when someone sent out a lewd photograph under his name to a young woman in Seattle. The episode unfolded Saturday night when it was reported on the Web site biggovernment.com, run by the conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart....
Professor reveals why we believe in Gods →
Professor J. Anderson Thomson talked about why we believe in Gods at the 2009 American Atheist convention in Atlanta, Georgia. This talk has now been posted online for all to see. Andy Thomson, as he likes to be called, starts his talk asking how many people in the room were religious believers at some point in their lives. It turns out to be most of them. He then asks why his mind and our minds...
Love and Insanity: Anyone else still can't believe... →
officialreview: youngdirtybastardo: moni-ved: LOLOLOLOL sometimes I still think back to that fateful Monday night in December when everyone on twitter was losing their shit over it. ahhh best night evarrr. I get goosebumps just thinking about it. It’s still surreal to me, even after seeing him… - GPOY…I was JUST thinking about this earlier today…AND I made that .GIF. #Winning
Good News Everyone!: Wisconsin Union Law Struck... →
Bank Industry Leader Who Once Called Elizabeth... →
ryking: “[A]s an advocate for “banks, I’ve not always agreed with some of her statements,” Beverage wrote. “I have come to know her since her current duties began last September, and I am convinced she clearly recognizes the importance of community banks and small credit unions to the nation’s economic recovery and how they fit into her vision to protect American consumers and their families. …...
From NPR: How Much Is A College Degree Worth?... →
A report out today from Georgetown researchers breaks down earnings for college graduates by major. It’s useful for a few reasons. Unlike many other sources, it’s not based on starting salaries for graduates; it uses census data to capture information on people throughout their careers.
From Think Progress: America Falling Behind In... →
It’s difficult to talk about “college degrees” in the abstract, and the problem only gets worse when you turn that into an international comparison. But I think conversations about whether or not college is “worth it” or whether we’re having a “bubble” in higher ed benefit from some information on international comparisons.
The Largest Thermonuclear Weapon Ever →
whyinthehell: californiacornbread: The Tsar Bomba was the largest thermonuclear weapon ever tested. It had the explosive power of 50 million tons of TNT. The bombs dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki were not thermonuclear. They had the equivalent power of 20 thousand tons of TNT. The Tsar Bomba incinerated everthing within a 120 mile radius, and thermometers 200 miles away instantly hit...
As the talk of a world-ending Rapture turns to ridicule, a new set of worries is...– Rapture ‘fail’ sparks fresh worries (via ryking)
From HuffPost: May 21, 2011: The End of the World? →
Well, tomorrow, May 21, 2011, is supposed to be the end of the world. Wait, I thought the Mayans said it was supposed to be December 21, 2012? Either way, it gets a lot of publicity. (This post is a good example.)
On Saturday morning, Espinoza, 60, received a phone call from her father, Harold...– In the end, rapture believers weren’t going anywhere (via ryking)
listening to "The Notorious BIG -- One More... →
Now that this Rapture mess is over with. Happy Birthday to Biggie! Miss you dude! One of my all-time favorite songs.
listening to "Prince - 1999" →
#RaptureSongs Let’s out on a high note!
From CNN: Apple triggers 'religious' reaction in... →
Next time Grandma asks why you’re going to the mall on Sunday morning instead of church, tell her you’re going to Apple Chapel. For Apple fans, the brand triggers a reaction in the brain that’s not unlike that of religious devotees, according to a BBC documentary series that cites neurological research. Holy Shit!!
Why Mick Foley is an amazing human being →
Foley has become fluent in the issues surrounding sexual assault. He has testified before Congress about the importance of eliminating the backlog of untested rape kits and spoken out against Fox News when the network criticized SlutWalks. At 6’2” and about 287 lbs, some survivors refer to him as their “own personal Hagrid.”
listening to "KRS-1 - Step Into A World" →
listening to "Blondie - Rapture HD" →
listening to "R.E.M. - It →
From Take Back The Media.com: Why Breitbart is... →
Takebackthemedia.com took a little time to dissect the latest Sherrod filing in her case against Breitbart for defamation. Specifically her lawyers response to Breitbart’s pro bono lawyer’s curious filing for a change of venue that threw everything but the kitchen sink in there, including precedent law from between 21 to 60 years ago, one of which has long since been invalidated by CONGRESS....
Finally! College Athletes may get paid! →
One day after Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany said his conference members had discussed the concept of paying student-athletes more than the scholarship money awarded now, several other power brokers in college football weighed in on the topic.