Female Teen’s Photo Removed from Yearbook — For... →
robot-heart-politics: ihatethismess: One female high school senior is causing quite a stir at her school because of her choice of attire for her senior yearbook photo. School officials are going so far as to refuse to put the young woman’s photo in the school yearbook because her outfit is so offensive. What did this girl do to create such a controversy? She wore a tuxedo for her school photo....
Depressed Lady Loses Benefits Because Of Her... →
robot-heart-politics: thecurvature:abbyjean:notemily: A depressed woman has lost her benefits because her insurance agent found Facebook photos where she appears to be having fun. CBC reports: A Quebec woman on long-term sick leave is fighting to have her benefits reinstated after her employer’s insurance company cut them, she says, because of photos posted on Facebook…She said her...
Now in a different world, at a different time, and with a different president,...– Bill Moyers (via azspot)
Limerick's galore →
alcaniglia: Roger Ebert goes on a Limerick binge. Here are two of my favorites - A commenter A student from Champaign-Urbana Did stunning things with a banana If she huffed and blew She could even out-do Rivals with cigars from Havana Ebert’s response: Two horny students from Madison Checked into a lenient Radisson. They f*cked through the night On the left, then the right, And their...
KKK members hold brief rally before Ole Miss game... →
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — About a dozen hooded Ku Klux Klan members rallied briefly at the University of Mississippi before Saturday’s football game with No. 10 LSU. The members of the Mississippi White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan spent about 10 minutes waving flags, displaying Nazi-style salutes and occasionally gesturing at a group of about 250 hecklers that included young children. They...
How Times Have Changed - Whitehouse.gov →
apsies: Opponents of health insurance reform have spent hours on the Senate floor today attacking the Senate’s efforts to provide stability and security for those with insurance, affordable coverage for those without, and lower costs for families, small businesses and the government. To provide a little perspective on these attacks, let’s compare today’s legislation with the 2003 Medicare Part D...
Psalm 109:8 ‘Let His Days Be Few’ - Schott’s Vocab... →
An anti-Obama bumper-sticker slogan which seems to urge people to pray for an end to the President’s days (in office?). “There’s a hilarious new meme in the wingnut sectors of the internet,” Gawker announced: Posters to various message boards tell stories of seeing bumper stickers with the message “Pray for Obama – Psalm 109:8” on the highway, only to look up the verse and find, “Let his days be...
Cal schools headed down →
alcaniglia: Dear California, Education matters. You should fix this. Sincerely, Al
The conservative movement that took shape in the late 1960s was driven by civil...– Friends of Justice (via azspot)
Twitter Founder to Murdoch: Blocking Google Will... →
soupsoup: Co-founder of LinkedIn Reid Hoffman joined in with similar sentiments: “I am sure that during the transition from horses to automobiles there were some people bemoaning the loss of horse transport.”
Brian Williams : Jon Stewart "has gone from... →
soupsoup: The old arc of a news story went like this: News happens. Media cover news. Audience reacts, then turns in for the night. For the past several years, however, there’s been another step added to the end of the process: being held to account for our faults by a comedy show with a sharp eye and a sharp tongue. How did we live without it?
Facebook friend turns into Big Brother →
absurdlakefront: notthatkindagay: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse student Adam Bauer has nearly 400 friends on Facebook. He got an offer for a new one about a month ago. “She was a good-looking girl. I usually don’t accept friends I don’t know, but I randomly accepted this one for some reason,” the 19-year-old said. He thinks that led to his invitation to come down to the La Crosse police...
It's back on me now:
girloffscript: I have a tradition of writing down funny things of kids say throughout the year on a post-it and sticking it to a section of the chalkboard. Today I learned a girl in Creative Writing has been compiling ME, and suggested we use one of them for the title of our class anthology. This includes such intellectual wit like: “Oh hey look, a GI Joe on a bird.” “If there was Funfetti...
The Democratic Party already has an opposition party arguing against it...– durangodave in response to Joe Klein’s “Republican-not” (via apsies)