watching the Pro Bowl, not the Grammys
The only hope left for [Orly “Birther”] Taitz’s reputation is that she may...– The 50 Most Loathsome Americans, 2009 | The Beast The list is entertaining, but ought not be taken seriously. (via squashed)
I mean everybody hates her who’s ever written a book because they didn’t sell...– Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes on Sarah Palin. (via brooklynmutt)
And so it is with finance. Those who think that “too big to fail” is the essence...– Paul Krugman (via brooklynmutt)
The Museum Guest Chronicles: Goin' On A Guilt Trip
Me: Good afternoon! (It was 3pm)
Guest with 4 year old: Is it "pay whatever you can"? I've got a nickel.
Me: That's every Sunday morning from 10am to 1pm.
Guest with 4 year old: You're a liar.
Me: I'm sorry?
Guest with 4 year old: It says on your website it's today.
Me: (I pull up the website and tilt the computer screen to her) See? It says "Admission is 'pay-what-you-wish' every Sunday, 10am-1pm;"
Guest with 4 year old: You're a fucking cold hearted ass hole. You lie to me, and make me pay? What do you want me to do?
Me: I'm very sorry about this, ma'am. I'm more than happy to offer you some other discounts--are you a member of AAA? That'd be half price?
Guest with 4 year old: (Screaming) Fuck you! You trying to pity me? I don't have a goddamn car! I'm unemployed, I have no money. You're all the same, trying to suck me dry!
Me: (visibly shaken) Ma'am, I was simply trying to stand by our museum's policy. I didn't know your situation, and I apologize for trying to do my job.
Guest with 4 year old: (Now laughing) You're a fucking idiot. I'm not unemployed. I'm just messing with you. I'm going in for a nickel. (Throws the nickel at me and walks to the elevator).
Guest with 4 year old: (To her daughter) That's how you get what you want. Let's go see some art! (Flips me off at the elevator).
On Friday, President Obama appeared before House Republicans during a historic...– Seth Meyers, Weekend Update (via inothernews) (via savingpaper) (via apsies)
brooklynmutt: SNL’s Weekend Update. - Obama’s Q&A
Why do people often vote against their own... →
azspot: In his book The Political Brain, psychologist Drew Westen, an exasperated Democrat, tried to show why the Right often wins the argument even when the Left is confident that it has the facts on its side. He uses the following exchange from the first presidential debate between Al Gore and George Bush in 2000 to illustrate the perils of trying to explain to voters what will make them...
So to recap: CBS wouldn’t allow a group to criticize Bush, wouldn’t let a...– DownWithTyranny! (via azspot)
Terrorism is a law enforcement issue. You don't...
soupsoup: squashed: The Republicans have restarted one of their favorite games. Obama, like any Democrat, is “soft on terror.” It’s not because of anything specific he’s done. It’s just that 1) he’s a Democrat, 2) he believes that soft power is important enough that it shouldn’t be squandered for partisan political gain, and 3) he’s criticized the way the Bush administration has done things....