Indiana GOP Rep Says Women Will Pretend To Be... →
robot-heart-politics: Lately there have been almost daily reminders of why I’m happy to have left Indiana.
Thoughts on the budget compromise →
alcaniglia: Freshman Republican members of Congress are coming out against the current compromise being floated by Congressional leaders and the White House. This compromise consists of approximately $33 Billion in cuts from the FY2010 budget. The House freshmen are balking that it is not the entire $61 Billion they wanted. First, the House freshman should be ecstatic, they’ve already gotten...
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.– William Shakespeare (via charlotte01)
arthistoryx: Video from MoMa’s 1965 exhibit, “The Responsive Eye”
Have pool, need water
There is a sign on the door today that the pool in my building is closed for repairs. This better not last more than a couple of days or I am going to be pissed. I suppose I will just go for a walk instead.
RHPolitics: you know what the game is, right? →
squee-gee: Under-fund public schools. Scores plummet. Invest in Standardized Testing Company. Legislate standardized testing. “Take over” failing public schools by making them charter schools. Invest in Charter School Company. Tout charter schools as the free alternative to public…
Hey guys take this weird ass test that's actually... →
jaimeleigh:meowsense:this-bodys-fabric:beezusinthetardis: I have not taken this test, though I probably will soon. I am reblogging this solely to point out that I fully expected, upon clicking, to find a test about my ass. UPDATE: Largely wrong about me, but it did peg me as a non-monogamist! My result: Thoughtful to the extreme, you are often obsessed with perfection and the rules...
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blaaargh: BJORK — Come To Me
brooklynmutt: First the Republican Party in Polk County, Wisconsin, pulled the tape of Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) fretting about making ends meet on his $174,000 a year salary from its own website. Now they want it gone from the whole Internet. For a couple hours, the local county GOP was successful. But we’ve [TPM] put an excerpt of the video back up. I can guarantee you, or most of you, I...
But Seattle specifically vs. other cities because it’s a city of contradictions....– -Veena Sud, producer of The Killing on AMC. Read the rest of the interview here. …I’m homesick and I miss my city. (via ohnomrsa) Seattle does have a very particular feel to it. It’s fun to think of cities as video game levels: New York would be the underground level, Miami would be the ocean...
…our world having once emerged for no purpose, nobody knows exactly how, it...– Leszek Kołakowski, Religion If There Is No God. (via mills)
Whining congressman can't make it on his six...
Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI): I struggle to meet my bills right now... The benefits that were offered to me as a congressman don't even compare to the benefits that you get as a state employee. I just experienced that myself. They're not nearly as good.
Constituent: But $174,000 -- that's ... three times what I make.
Little victories, and forming new habits
I just finished one of my routine quests to distribute blood samples to various labs around the hospital, but this time I tried something different; I completely avoided using the elevator. That requires traversing 12 flights of stairs, half up and half down. This is no great feat to many, but it is a first for me as usually anything over 2 flights means I take an elevator. I’m going to...
Stand by mode
I wish this existed for people. I could work while basically unconscious of anything around me. Even better if it somehow counted as sleep, so I could be awake all the hours I’m not here. I would just shut my brain off around 7:15am and restart at 4:00pm.
Canada! How Does It Work? →
jaimeleigh: Love Michelle Dean, love Canada, love the Awl, love this piece! I really enjoyed reading this, as I now think I have a basic grasp on what the hell is happening in Canadian politics currently (and for the past 20 years).
True success is figuring out your life and career so you never have to be around...– John Waters
How "enemy creep" is Guantanamo-izing the U.S. →
At the moment, the most alarming example of “enemy creep” can be found in the case of Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army private who allegedly downloaded hundreds of thousands of classified documents from Army computer systems and turned them over to WikiLeaks. He is now being held on 24 chargesin 23-hour-a-day solitary confinement in a brig at Quantico Marine Base in Virginia, while...
Rosie O'Donnell moving to Harpo Studios →
jeveuxmonlivre: Can I just make it known that I’m actually kind of excited about this!? Wait, really? I actually think this is kind of cool too.