Is one of Antonin Scalia’s arguments agains the Affordable Care Act REALLY that it is too long? I get, completely, that the supreme court has a LOT on its plate, and that they need to move with deliberate speed through each issue that comes to them, and that because of the sheer volume of their work they need to turn away far more cases than they actually can see, but IF one of your cases...
It's official: Wisconsin Democrats have gathered... →
shortformblog: In fact, they exceeded the minimum amount of signatures required by almost 400,000. Now, pending approval by the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board tomorrow (a formality), the recall will be finalized and put into motion. The primaries for recall candidates will be held May 8th of this year, and the general is scheduled for June 5th.
face-down-asgard-up: abaldwin360: obi-wankenblowme: jedibusiness: bi-in-alberta: ihopericksantorum: “We know the candidate Barack Obama what he was like, the anti-war goverment nigg—the uh—…” Wow. Can’t wait to see the shitstorm tomorrow morning. You guys are blowing this way out of proportion. It’s obvious he was trying to say “Government Ninja.” Okay, I recognize that this...
House to myself tonight
Play music really loud? Watch some really really wacky anime on the projector? Video games (..on the projector?) All I know is there are going to be a bunch of tacos and no pants
chicagobusiness: Mayor Rahm Emanuel is outlining his plans for a “New Chicago.” The infrastructure projects planned in his first term — including renovating CTA stations, repaving half of the city’s 2,000 miles of streets and rebuilding so many parks that at least one will be within a 10-minute walk of every Chicagoan — are expected to cost $7.2 billion and will create 30,000 jobs. You can read...
The fight over Obamacare is about freedom. That’s what we’ve been told since...– Dahlia Lithwick (via soupsoup) Full article is worth a read.
If you haven’t cursed out a New York Times reporter during the course of a...– Republican presidential candidate RICK SANTORUM, being all “I hate the liberal media and stuff,” on Fox & Friends. Well when the liberal media hurts your feelings by asking you to explain your own words, there’s no salve better for those wounds than Fox “News.” (via) So to be fair -...
People will try to connect a recent suspension... →
The very best thing:
Coming in to work in the morning and not having any new e-mails waiting for you.
Played two hours of Radiant Historia last night
Now it is basically all I can think about while at work. Also, was playing it while watching our new copy The Muppet Movie, which continues to be a much needed source of unbridled joy in my life.
Squashed: Will you help me crash a switchboard? →
squashed: This one is important. I’d like to spread the word on this particular issue as widely and as quickly as possible. Reblogs are hugely appreciated. This is something where we can change something with a bit of advocacy. The Short Version As a U.S. citizen you are now a majority shareholder of…
common dense: psychotherapy: The Neuroscience of... →
psychotherapy: The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction (New York Times) via The New York Times: Amid the squawks and pings of our digital devices, the old-fashioned virtues of reading novels can seem faded, even futile. But new support for the value of fiction is arriving from an… SCIENCE and FICTION! (but not science fiction)
I don’t care what the liberals say, I don’t care what the naysayers say, this...– The Reverend DENNIS TERRY, in remarks delivered at a rally for Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum at the Greenwell Springs Baptist Church in Louisiana yesterday. Rick Santorum stood up and applauded these remarks, along with those from the Reverend denouncing homosexuality and...
Change.org's petition calling for the state of... →
shortformblog: So Titus Andronicus, basically...
What Everyone Should Know About Trayvon Martin... →
thepoliticalfreakshow: On February 26, 2012, a 17-year-old African-American named Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Sanford, Florida. The shooter was George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old white man. Zimmerman admits killing Martin, but claims he was acting in self-defense. Three weeks after Martin’s death, no arrests have been made and Zimmerman remains free. Here is what everyone should know...
Today in History
I could REALLY go for a hot dog.
Logan Theatre announces soft opening - Saturday,...
chiboulevards: See you there! YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSS WHO WANTS TO GO SEE ENTER THE DRAGON
Help with Children's Research
Hey tumblrfriends, This summer I’ll be running in The Warrior Dash. (RAAAAARGH) The race benefits St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital. St. Jude’s Primary goal is research and care for children with cancer and other major life threatening diseases. They help children from all 50 states and have done a lot to save lives in their 50 some years of service. There national...
The FACTS about the cost of birth control →
think-progress: Oral contraceptives, or “the pill,” can cost $1,210 per year without health insurance. Women of reproductive age spend 68 percent more on out-of-pocket health care costs than do men, in part because of contraceptive costs. Surveys show that nearly one in four women with household incomes of less than $75,000 have put off a doctor’s visit for birth control to save money in the...
24 Tibetans have set themselves afire since March... →
Olympia Snowe's op-ed as to why she's leaving the... →
shortformblog: For change to occur, our leaders must understand that there is not only strength in compromise, courage in conciliation and honor in consensus-building — but also a political reward for following these tenets. That reward will be real only if the people demonstrate their desire for politicians to come together after the planks in their respective party platforms do not prevail. ...
I have been immeasurably honored to serve the people of Maine for nearly 40...– The Washington Post, “Olympia Snowe: Why I’m Leaving the Senate” (via inothernews) That she is saying this out loud, on record, is a big deal, I think. I imagine most of her republican peers will dismiss it, though, as they probably see her as they Democrats see Lieberman. I’m happy she...
Who Said It? Rick Santorum or the Ayatollah...
drum-taps: politicalprof: From Foreign Policy, a fun little diversion: Guess who said what? Rick Santorum or the Ayatollah Khameini, Iran’s spiritual head? I did well. But not perfectly. Click here to begin. ht: EE Ha! *~*~hilaaaaariouuuuus*~*~
Each time he took a walk, he felt as though he were leaving himself behind, and...– Paul Auster, City of Glass (Thank you, liquidnight)