That Manhattan at lunch was not enough
“I realize that passing this budget won’t be easy. Because it represents...– Barack Obama in his weekly address. It’s like a dream come true. I’m shocked and amazed.
Back home again in Indiana
So I’m at my parents’ house. Apparently I came down to watch HBO documentaries and History International sspecials about Egypt. I saw one of the professors I had very briefly on one of the documentaries and that was kind of cool. I think I need alcohol, but there is none in this house to my knowledge. I would ask if my brother has anything special around, but I think I’ll...
self sabotage is not the same thing as self...
Can't wait for next Helloween →
(via devmonster) I was going to make a Paris Hilton joke… but I’m classier than that (No I’m not, and the joke has been made by clicking the link).
Porn in the USA: Conservatives are biggest... →
(via philosoraptor) Ah, this rings true: “Some of the people who are most outraged turn out to be consumers of the very things they claimed to be outraged by,” Edelman says.
The Numerology Behind Your Name. →
via snooz3r:siddman:sinkships: einsteinsgirl: My results didn’t sound like me at all except for the inner dream number. That one is freaky accurate. There are 16 letters in your name. Those 16 letters total to 53 There are 5 vowels and 11 consonants in your name. What your first name means: ScottishMaleScottish; wanderer.EnglishMaleFrom Scotland; a Gael. Surname. Your number is: 8 ...
Big Changes on the Way in Lending to Students →
notthatkindagay: The Obama administration outlined a vast overhaul of financial aid programs for college students, one that would end years of federal support to banks and other lenders, in its budget proposal unveiled on Thursday. The proposal would increase grants to the neediest students and allow those grants to rise slightly above the inflation rate, an effort to keep pace with tuition...
It’s [a] tiny [threat] compared to the Soviet Union, but is the loss of one...– John Bolton being a dick Think Progress » John Bolton jokes about nuking Chicago, entire CPAC audience erupts in laughter. (via think4yourself) The laughter in the audience at the thought of Chicago being nuked is so classy.
A Ghastly Realization
I forgot my ipod at home today. This is going to be a long day.
The crossroads of America
I am planning to return to Indiana tomorrow for my dad’s birthday. Visiting my family used to feel like a nice break and a chance to get away from my normal life and relax, but after Christmas this last year I have no desire to go back at all. I don’t like Indiana, even if it will always be a huge part of my personal history, but I also feel as if I’m somehow moving past my...
What Would Happen to Your City If It Got Nuked? →
cmpblldllghn: A new Google mashup reveals what kind of damage you could expect after a nuclear attack on your city, and highlights the effects of radiation spreading outward from the blast. via io9 my worst/most common nightmare just got a (unauthorized) google app. This is kind of amazing in a really terrifying and awful way.
States of Panic →
A list of how every state government in the country is faring. Blargh. I think I need to take a news break. Illinois FY2009 shortfall: $8.0 billion FY2010 shortfall: $9.0 billion* Illinois has one of the worst budget deficits in the country. Before he was booted from office, ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich laid off 450 state employees and closed more than 20 state parks and historic sites. The state...
I just learned the winner of this season's Top...
(via axelrod) Thunder? Thunder. Thundercats! HO!
Class Dismissed →
An interesting (if ultimately sensationalist) piece on class in the Modern US, especially the “X Class”.
It often seems like Obama is playing chess in politics while everyone else is playing a quick game of checkers.
The new budget includes a cap-and-trade program, significant health-care reform,...– I’m just going to quote the whole thing, because holy shit.
Republicans will call it class warfare. They will be correct. This budget will...– Andrew Leonard on the new Obama Budget proposals, in a piece called The Mother of All Budgets.
Pentagon will allow photos of war dead →
Earlier this month, President Obama said his administration was reviewing a policy, set under former President George W. Bush, that prohibited the media from photographing the coffins of dead soldiers as they returned to the U.S. The results of that review are in, and the policy will be reversed, the Associated Press reports. There is one catch — the troops’ families will have to...
Holder says Feds will stop medical marijuana raids →
It’s a common misperception that, in states like California which have passed measures legalizing it, medical marijuana is completely legal. It’s not. Federal law takes precedence, and federal authorities have made no secret of their belief that any user or distributor — even one authorized by the state — can be arrested at any time.
Did you know the USA government wants to spend your money on something called...– David Rees