Links for April 19th

Politico: Half of Iowa Republicans don’t believe Barack Obama was born in U.S.Another quarter simply aren't sure. Iowa Republicans must be some of the dumbest people on Earth. Rubular: A Ruby regular expression editor and testerEnter a regular expression and a test string, and it evaluates the results. Marvelously useful. Reuters: Swedish spruce may be […]

Links for April 13th

iWatch News: White House visitor logs riddled with holesThe Center for Public Integrity compared a list of publicly known visitors to the White House to the visitor logs that the Obama administration released. Funny—basically none of them are listed. Rahm Emanuel is listed as having hardly any visitors. Less than 1% of visit in the […]

Links for March 31st

Buzzfeed: 60 Completely Unusable Stock PhotosIt's difficult to know what these photographers were thinking. I can't envision a use for a photo of Hitler wearing a gingham dress, peeling potatoes. The Guardian: Doctor in court after father’s 27-year fight for justice for dead daughterAfter this Frenchman's daughter was raped and murdered, Germany wouldn't extradite the […]

Cuccinelli: Obama says Perriello is his favorite Congressman. Really?

Said Ken Cuccinelli, in a campaign letter today: No wonder President Obama has called Perriello his “favorite Congressman”! Really? I mean, that would be really cool, but that’s the first I’ve heard of that. My suspicion is that Cuccinelli’s so deep in the echo chamber that he’s not aware that’s an invention of the far […]

Obama has named VA Secretary of Technology the nation’s CTO.

President Obama has named Aneesh Chopra the U.S. Chief Technology Advisor. Aneesh is (or, rather, was) Gov. Kaine’s CTO, and I worked with him on a project earlier this year. I’d hoped to work with him on many more in the months ahead, but if that’s not going to happen, this is certainly a really […]

“You know you’re a peasant when you worship the very people who are right now, this minute, conning you and taking your shit.”

Matt Taibbi on conservatives’ efforts to paint Obama has both socialist and fascist, despite his administration’s huge giveaways to bailed-out businesses: It requires serious mental gymnastics to describe the Obama administration — particularly the Obama administration of recent weeks, which has given away billions to Wall Street and bent over backwards to avoid nationalization and […]