Sonoma County CA separates elderly gay couple and... →
stfuhomophobes: Clay and his partner of 20 years, Harold, lived in California. Clay and Harold made diligent efforts to protect their legal rights, and had their legal paperwork in place—wills, powers of attorney, and medical directives, all naming each other. Harold was 88 years old and in frail medical condition, but still living at home with Clay, 77, who was in good health. One evening,...
l3fan-o-rama asked: you must change your avatar. every time i see it jarsquatter flashes back from my repressed memories. make it stop.
Carbon dioxide is portrayed as harmful. But there isn’t even one study that can...– Rep. Michelle Bachmann, April, 2009 (via stfuteabaggers) From the “Deep But Unfounded Thoughts” category. Hey, Michelle, how about we put you in a room with all carbon dioxide and test your theory? (via stfuconservatives) Of course, by your theory, water would also be harmful, since a person...
emergentfutures: IBM crowd sourcing could see employed workforce shrink by three quarters IT giant IBM told Personnel Today that the firm’s global workforce of 399,000 permanent employees could reduce to 100,000 by 2017, the date by which the firm is due to complete its HR transformation programme.
Gates Tells Congress to Hold Off on ‘Don’t Ask,... →
notthatkindagay: Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is urging lawmakers not to repeal the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy until the Pentagon completes a review of it. Congressional Democrats have been eyeing the upcoming Defense authorization measure as a vehicle to scrap the ban on gays serving openly in the military. But in a Friday letter to House Armed Services Chairman Ike...
ProPublica dissects the safety record of BP, the... →
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I ask you
southpol: Isn’t now about the time when we send Bruce Willis and a team of cocksure but supercompetent oil heroes down to the ocean floor to repair the gushing well, save the planet and perhaps find personal redemption along the way?
Bank of America/Merrill Lynch analysts calculated that the spill would likely...– BP May Have Bottomed - Barrons.com (via josephleonardo)
Speaking of Entitlement: This Wonkette post about... →
So I guess all the Wall Street types are looking to get their grooves back. Might I suggest some 80’s feel good music or a montage. We are Wall Street. It’s our job to make money. Whether it’s a commodity, stock, bond, or some hypothetical piece of fake paper, it doesn’t matter. We would trade baseball cards if it were profitable. I didn’t hear America complaining...
iwasjustsayin asked: Do you think the AZ law will ever see the light of day?
How come I never get hate mail from you people! →
I try to be an asshole! what more do you want from me? What do I need for some good ol’ fashioned trash talking from you?! give it to me!
The Arizona state Senate on Thursday passed a bill making it illegal for a...– What the actual fuck? Arizona legislature targets ‘human-animal hybrids’ - Andy Barr - POLITICO.com (via firthofforth)
Arizona Ethnic Studies Classes Banned, Teachers... →
notthatkindagay: Arizona’s new immigration law is just about crime, its supporters say, but given that the state’s new education policy equates ethnic studies programs with high treason, they may not be using the commonly accepted definition of “crime.” Under the ban, sent to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer by the state legislature Thursday, schools will lose state funding if they offer any courses...
Are Jean Shorts Cool? →
rendit: deadscreen: In case you were wondering. This website was obviously designed by Kim Thayil.
Sacred Cows: Halliburton "may" be responsible for... →
According to the journalistic Titans at Huffington Post the WSJ, Dick Cheney Halliburton may be responsible for the explosion that caused Muppetpants to talk about Louisiana wetlands, the latest oil spill. Apparently they were also guilty of a similar stunt in Australia. But BP has shitty maintenance procedures and crappy equipment care (see broke-ass Alaska pipeline, Texas City refinery...
For some perspective on how fucking crazy Republicans have come, ten years ago...– Jon Cole (via southpol) These are unrelated. Republicans pitched a cow because Elian was a Cuban. Republicans want us to take in every Cuban refugee possible (just not others), for totally different stupid reasons.
Levees and floodwalls are not the only way to protect against a storm. Every...– Barack Obama, 2008 campaign promise. (via josephleonardo) “As president, Obama will immediately close the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet, which experts say funneled floodwater into New Orleans.” -Silly Prez, this decision was made in 2007.
What to expect that you'd never expect (when...
pleasedontsqueezetheshaman: I never thought I’d be so torn about circumcision. (I KNOW THAT WAS AWFUL WASN’T IT?) At the risk of being crude, asking a very personal question and probably getting some nasty photo replies, I’m curious. Do the men of the Tumblrverse have any strong opinions or arguments about it that I may have not heard? Are you glad your parents altered your willy or are you...
Get this Celine Dion shit out my Cher channel.
rebecca rae: On cycling, elitism, and just being a... →
bthny: annierachel: We’re all in it for the same thing, in case you haven’t noticed. We’re all out for equality on the road, fun, fitness, and green energy. So why do you have to be an ass when someone doesn’t own a bike that meets your standards? Recently here on tumblr, I have seen a lot of hate for Mercier… preach!! I really don’t get this person’s point re: “the UO and Walmart fixed...
Hawaii State House Passes Same-Sex Marriage Bill →
bandwagonpete: Yesterday, in a vote of 31-20, state lawmakers passed the bill that now must be signed by the governor, who has been noncommittal on the issue. Republican Rep. Barbara Marumoto, who voted in favor of the bill (!) told the Honolulu Star Bulletin: “I don’t believe our society will come crashing down if we pass this bill.”
Reacting to Reactionaries Re: Oil
Here and Here. First, assuming that soon this leak will be plugged, this isn’t really that much oil. It’s something like 5,000 bbls/day of the 20,000,000 a day we use. Second, this explosion and leak is a systematic failure. when something like this happens, you stop, investigate the cause, punish the bad actors and ensure it doesn’t happen in the future, which is the only...
Why I Hate 3-D (And You Should Too) - By Roger... →
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The story at Moody’s doesn’t start in 2007; it starts in 2000. This was a...– Mark Froeba, a Harvard-educated lawyer and senior vice president who joined Moody’s structured finance group in 1997, quoted by Kevin G. Hall in in How Moody’s sold its ratings - and sold out investors | McClatchy (via quotingthecrisis) Can I re-blog this ten million times?
I’m going to have three (3) interns this summer!
This will be in Charlie Cook’s next National Review column (May 1 issue). Crist (I) Crist will soon find that there are more disadvantages than there are benefits to running as an independent. The Governor will face significant challenges as an independent candidate. The first and most critical is fundraising. As of March 31, he had raised just over $10 million for the race, and had...
Dear In & Out
Your burgers are jizztastic. The only good part about seeing my family on the West Coast is knowing I can eat In & Out. It is your patriotic duty to open an In & Out on the East Coast. Somewhere between Alexandria and Bethesda. Don’t you want Barack Obama to eat your tasty ass burgers? Mostly I want those two twats Spike and Ray’s Hell Burger to go out of business. and I...
Oil is going to double in price
unsolicitedanalysis: People will accept dead babies for more domestic production in a year, to say nothing of dead wildlife. Drill, baby, drill should be said frantically, not triumphantly. That gets the point across a bit better.
I should photoshop Saddam Hussein's Foreign...
I'm pretty sure winning these three seats wouldn't... →
(via ryking) Biden’s old seat is gone. I’m starting to think Obama’s old seat will go Republican too. I still think Reid will win. Barely, but he always does.