Bull fucking shit!!!– JON STEWART, reacting to Mitt Romney saying “I wish President Obama had succeeded because I want America to succeed,” on The Daily Show
Romney, Obama, and Excitement →
kohenari: Ezra Klein believes that this was “the most devastating line in Romney’s speech”: “If you felt that excitement when you voted for Barack Obama, shouldn’t you feel that way now that he’s President Obama? You know there’s something wrong with the kind of job he’s done as president when the best feeling you had was the day you voted for him.” But I suppose it depends on who Klein...
Politicalprof: Ezra Klein on Romney's Speech →
politicalprof: From the Washington Post’s Ezra Klein: A few thoughts on Romney’s speech. 1. We heard precious little about Mitt Romney’s plans for the country. By my count, Barack Obama’s 2008 convention speech spent 768 words describing his domestic and economic policies. Romney’s speech spent 260… i admit i didn’t even watch it, and that’s because i didn’t expect...
It’s nice to say, ‘Great power. Great responsibility.’ But more often it seems...– Ta-Nehisi Coates, on how power can alter punishment.
To see what a farce this is, it is worthwhile briefly to review the timeline of...– Glenn Greenwald, on the Obama Administration granting full immunity to Bush officials who engaged in torture.
Calvin & Hobbes Say Farewell To Summer
all-thats-interesting: Farewell summer, you will be missed!
~*~* Evil Moustache-Twirling Capitalist *~*~:... →
logicallypositive: asuperfluousman replied to your post: The problem with open borders right now is the welfare state. It’s too easy to have people come over and abuse our welfare system. That’s why I oppose open borders at the moment - until such time as we don’t have a welfare state, I am not…
Hudsonhubtimes.com - Judge sides with Obama... →
COLUMBUS — A federal judge has ordered Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted to restore early in-person voting on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday before Election Day. U.S. District Judge Peter C. Economus sided with President Barack Obama’s election campaign, which sued after lawmakers set different deadlines for early voting for men and women serving in the military. Economus ruled that...
Ray Bradbury on Doing What You Love and Reading as... →
“Books are smart and brilliant and wise. Love what you do and do what you love. Don’t listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. You do what you want, what you love. Imagination should be the center of your life.”
Like most Americans, I live in a world that cannot see the point in work that...– Keeping the Faith – The Millions’ Michael Bourne goes to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and leaves with a reaffirmed sense of purpose. Also see Paul Graham on the false allure of prestige and Ray Bradbury on doing what you love. (via explore-blog)
reading. writing. revolution: the Unapologetic... →
What is it - I always ask myself nowadays - that makes ordinary people, people one would expect to be totally rational, at least marginally educated and generally nice (as I figure most people are) stand by and let their political leaders tell outright and obvious lies, spew easily-debunked volumes of disinformation, and defame and slander the President of the United States without so much as...
Part of a reader’s job is to find out why certain writers endure. This may...– How to Read Like a Writer
Tools for Culture: Visit Baltimore launches 3D map... →
toolsforculture: by Sarah Meehan | Source: Baltimore Business Journal Baltimore’s tourism agency will soon offer a comprehensive app that allows users to navigate a 3D spread of city streets side-by-side with information about tourist destinations across town. The program, known as Baltimore InSite, is…
I can accept anyone giving Romney & Ryan benefit of the doubt on any issue...– Stephanie Page
[Friess] pulled out his cellphone to show me the crocodile he’d hunted down...– The thing where we run into a GOP mega-donor on the floor of the RNC and he shows us a cell phone photo of a crocodile he killed. Oh, and talks to us about campaign finance. (via motherjones)