Jim Lehrer's Rules of Journalism →
savingpaper: Do nothing I cannot defend. Cover, write and present every story with the care I would want if the story were about me. Assume there is at least one other side or version to every story. Assume the viewer is as smart and as caring and as good a person as I am. Assume the same about all people on whom I report. Assume personal lives are a private matter, until a legitimate turn...
[W]e are at war and when President Obama pretends we aren’t, it makes us less...– Dick Cheney: Barack Obama ‘trying to pretend’ - - POLITICO.com Cheney… big Dick, or biggest Dick? (via danielholter)
An argument for a bit of due process
alcaniglia: Everyone is up in arms about the fact that the Nigerian man was allowed onto a plane headed for the United States with explosives sewn into his underwear. While I hope TSA does not take the same approach with underwear as they did with shoes following the shoe bomber incident, the bigger concern is that we had knowledge that this guy was ‘radicalized.’ According to newspaper...
Myths v. Facts on Immigration →
robot-heart-politics: -smart-tart-:ihatethismess: Myth: IMMIGRANTS DONT WANT TO LEARN ENGLISH OR BECOME AMERICANS FACT: Within ten years of arrival, more than 75% of immigrants speak English well; moreover, demand for English classes at the adult level far exceeds supply. Greater than 33% of immigrants are naturalized citizens; given increased immigration in the 1990s, this figure will rise as...
I think one of the reasons why kids today have quarterlife crises is because...– Twenty Something: Instead of traveling, writing and trying to figure out what we want, should we be marrying and having babies? (via robot-heart) (via apsies)
Ten Words You Need To Stop Misspelling →
kaytee: lorenrochelle: really.
Victoria Reggie Kennedy - The moment Ted Kennedy... →
notthatkindagay: My late husband, Ted Kennedy, was passionate about health-care reform. It was the cause of his life. He believed that health care for all our citizens was a fundamental right, not a privilege, and that this year the stars — and competing interests — were finally aligned to allow our nation to move forward with fundamental reform. He believed that health-care reform was...
Theft sends you to hell →
alcaniglia: Thieves in Poland have stolen the famous Aushwitz sign which reads “Work Sets You Free.”
You have been told that real life is not like college, and you have been...– Meryl Streep Why the Tiger Woods scandal says more about us than it does about him - Tours & News - Golf.com
Update: New Longest Final
I know I said that my 5 4 hour final this morning was the longest final ever…correction The 5 hours I have to sit in a classroom listening to presentations tonight will be the longest final…no driving time with this one… Crap….
scottfriday: think4yourself: 80 minute drive to campus + 120 minute designated final exam period + 80 minute drive home = 5 hours, 40 minutes total final time… you make graphs for fox news, don’t you? Oops…apparently I can’t add in the morning when I’m operating on 3 hours sleep…I’ve been awake since 4:30 this morning. That said, I think my math is still...
80 minute drive to campus + 120 minute designated final exam period + 80 minute drive home = 5 hours, 40 minutes total final time…
thedailywhat: Stop What You’re Doing And Watch The Hell Out Of This of the Day: And just like that, the Iron Man 2 trailer makes its way online. In theaters May 7, 2010. [via.]
Ron Artest's Open Letter to Tiger →
katiebakes: hifiny: “I have known my wife for 16 years– since I was 14 years old. … She was my first.” This is tremendous. Woah… Worth a read…
Let's review the health care debate of 2009
southpol: Open Left: Democratic base: We demand X. Sen. LieberNelsnowe: That’s dead on arrival. Democratic base: There’s strong support for X. Sen. LieberNelsnowe: I don’t support it and there aren’t enough votes anyway. Maybe I’ll consider a Jiggered X. Democratic base: We can’t accept a Jiggered X. How about an opti-X? Sen. LieberNelsnowe: We need to slow down and get this right. I...
ineffective lobbying technique →
Copycat recipe of Olive Garden's Zuppa Toscana...
1 lb ground sausage (we use the spicy italian sausage) 1 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes 1 large diced white onion 4 Tbs bacon pieces (3-4 pieces, or more since you can’t have too much bacon) 2 tsp garlic (chopped or puree) 10 Cups water Chicken bullion cubes (follow the directions on the bullion packaging for 10 cups of water) 1 cup heavy cream (bring it to room...
He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts… for support rather than...– Andrew Lang (1844-1912)