I’ve come to hate the phrase, “the Bible says.” Mainly because what follows...– The Bible Doesn’t Say Things (via azspot)
AMENDMENT XIV, SECTION. 4. The validity of the public debt of the United States,...– 14th Amendment: Democratic Senators See Debt Ceiling As Unconstitutional Well this is an interesting twist to the debt ceiling debate. I don’t honestly know enough about law to even offer any thoughts on it.
Superintendent Walter Bourke said the district is expected to charge families...– School buses offered in Franklin Twp., but parents must pay You know who rides buses? Typically, children of poor families who either don’t have cars, or work manual-entry level jobs that require them to be at work before their children get on the buses. Indiana can barely get kids to pay...
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girlwithalessonplan: Hmmmm.. 8/100 FAIL. at 52/100, significantly better than GWALP but by no means great
Senator Paul has suggested that only in Washington can people believe that...– Sen. Bernie Sanders, responding to Sen. Paul’s desire to privatize Meals on Wheels and other government assistance programs for hungry seniors Rand Paul to America’s Hungry Seniors: Let Them Eat Private Charity | The Nation (via apsies)
N.C. Man Allegedly Robs Bank for $1 to Get Health... →
zainyk: A 59-year-old man has been jailed in Gastonia, N.C., on charges of larceny after allegedly robbing an RBC Bank for $1 so he could get health care in prison. Richard James Verone handed a female teller a note demanding the money and claiming that he had a gun, according to the police report. He then sat down and waited for police to arrive. “… I say, ‘I’ll be sitting right over...
For my fellow Americans →
becool-sodapop: Are you more knowledgeable than the average citizen? The average score for all 2,508 Americans taking the following test was 49%; college educators scored 55%. Can you do better? 32 out of 33. And the one I missed was identifying the origin of, “Government of the people, by the people, for the people.” FRUSTRATING. 32 out of 33, missed the one about Socrates, Plato,...
This year, in addition to being President, I took on a second job. I was an...– Barack Obama Father’s Day Essay (via apsies)
Asked if he ever thought of having a son, Mr. Obama was quick to tell Robin...– Obama: Don’t expect any White House babies (via apsies)
NARA Launches OurPresidents on Tumblr →
Want to discover more behind-the-scenes history about our previous 13 presidents? We’ve launched OurPresidents on Tumblr to bring you top headlines and highlights from Presidential Libraries across the country. Check it out athttp://ourpresidents.tumblr.com/. Not familiar with Tumblr yet? Think of it as one space to bring the Presidents of the past 82 years together. If you could really...
American Students Don't Know American History:...
NYT: American students are less proficient in their nation’s history than in any other subject, according to results of a nationwide test released on Tuesday, with most fourth graders unable to say why Abraham Lincoln was an important figure and few high school seniors able to identify China as the North Korean ally that fought American troops during the Korean War. Over all, 20 percent of...
Samuel L. Jackson reads Go the F--k to Sleep... →
otarsus: Available FREE today. Truly, this is the future.
Cementing The Double Standard, Rachel Maddow
brooklynmutt: You know, today, Greece had its credit rating dropped to the lowest in the world. So, Greece could be about to default, which could mean another international financial crisis. Today, Germany recognized the rebels in Libya as the legitimate government of Libya. Today, King Abdullah was pelted with bottles and rocks in southern Jordan, as everyone wonders if the “Arab Spring”...
popculturebrain: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon goes 8-Bit (16 Bit?) with their special Video Game Week opening credits sequence. I would play the hell out of Super Late Night for SNES, but only if you got to choose whether you wanted to play as Jimmy, Questlove, Higgins, or AD Miles.
Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand with a grip that kills it.– Rabindranath Tagore, philosopher, author, songwriter, painter, educator, composer, Nobel Prize in literature (1861-1941)
I submit to you a record of peace; and on that record a well-founded expectation...– Franklin Delano Roosevelt, announcing the Second New Deal, 1936. (via pantslessprogressive)
Bachmann is a better politician than Palin, a better policy wonk than Palin, and...– Ezra Klein Still don’t think she’ll win the nomination. Maybe a good VP candidate? Who knows! (via tooseriousman)
Rights don’t come in groups. We shouldn’t have gay rights.– Ron Paul (via apsies)
"British fear 'American-style' healthcare system" →
stuffsickpeoplehavetoputupwith: Two years ago, Britons were outraged when U.S. politicians like Sarah Palin, in the debate over healthcare reform, turned this country’s National Health Service into a public whipping boy, denouncing it as “evil,” “Orwellian” and generally the enemy of everything good and true. It’s time for some payback. Britain is now embroiled in a healthcare argument of...
ProducerMatthew.com: The loser of tonight's... →
producermatthew: Commentary: It’s still too soon to decide who the “winner” of tonight’s Republican debate was, but the clear loser of tonight’s debate was CNN moderator John King. King’s incompetent style of moderating has guaranteed other news organizations, as well as CNN itself, will not be able to run a…
… I feel more of an affinity for America than I do for Africa. I’m a black man...– GOP Presidential candidate Herman Cain • Speaking to Bloomberg News’ Jeffrey Goldberg. Goldberg, to his credit, corrected Cain that President Obama spent some years of his childhood in Indonesia, not Kenya, to which Cain replied, “Yeah, Indonesia.” Whether this was a sincere mistake or not is...
They shouldn’t have called it a Republican “debate.” It was really a contest to...– Progressives United for Change (via liberal-life)
Alright, Tumblr: Do your thing and reblog the... →
girlwithalessonplan: One of my students got an application going for the Pepsi Refresh grant. It’s 50k for the marching program. A little about the band: I was in it! Color guard, all four years, former captain. Went to state for the first time in my senior year, 2000. Placed 6th. Last year, the band didn’t do “real competition” through the Indiana State School Music Association...
Re: All Word Processors Suck →
The problem with invisible markup is that you never know whether or not you just deleted some formatting tag, section break, paragraph break, or whatever. Every once in a while you apply some formatting to your entire document, and your Word Processor makes the first 6 pages look nice, and the chews up an barfs up the rest. Why? Because somewhere in the middle of page 6 there is some major...