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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Keep this in mind next time somebody says that President Obama and Congress aren’t accomplishing anything. This is a good day.
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 […]
McDonnell’s appearance runs from the 1:20 mark through 3:10. It’s pretty funny, and encapsulates my response to his Potemkin SOTU.
There’s this weird meme among Republicans that I haven’t been able to figure out the origin of. It’s become an item of faith that the bailout of the banking and auto industries was a) a hostile takeover of private industry and b) the work of President Obama. Obviously, neither of these things are true. Both […]
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 […]
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 […]
We’re fighting them there so we don’t have to fight them here. (Via Reddit I wish I knew who to credit this to, but I do not.)