December 26th 2012 Post has 2 notes.
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Killer Mike - “Reagan”, from R.A.P. Music (2012).

October 7th 2012 politics

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replyorjihadnot January 24th 2011 Post has 1 notes.
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Via: Subway Sarin Gas


She is seriously nuts.  Like, fucking looney.  

9:30—Thomas Jefferson would be very interested to find out he plagiarized whole-cloth, without crediting those weirdo pilgrims, some sort of prayer thing from the Mayflower Compact. But it’s her word against his, and he never raised millions of dollars and blanketed the air with teevee ads, so he automatically loses.

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Straight up Bob Bonkers.

December 13th 2010 Post has 1 notes.
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"If there’s a distillation of that fun, an image that, along with the proud, bleeding face, explains why the Presidente survives, it is the famous old-man penis from the Summer of Love, the penis belonging to the former Czech prime minister. It is a normal penis, white, either semitumescent or caught in an upswing so that, captured there in the air, it looks semitumescent, perched above a pair of legs that are not the legs of a young man—a little skinny, a little short. But here in the world provided by the Presidente, this penis is allowed to swing in the bright Mediterranean sunlight, for once freed from the suit pants of respectable early old age, happy and carefree and unashamed, surrounded by friendly women in thong bikinis who love and accept this penis for what it is. You can be that penis, Italy."

— From The Mussolini of Ass, a wild trip through the life of Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. (via mefi via longform)

August 16th 2010 news politics
"[Obama’s] chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, whose Friday-afternoon mantra has become “Only two more workdays till Monday!,” sums up today’s Washington in terms both coarser and more succinct. To him, Washington is just “Fucknutsville.”"
June 14th 2010 politics

Tea Farty: Re-tweeting the Tea Party’s hot air.

May 28th 2010 history politics
In 1900, the racial classification section of the U.S. Census became a bit…simpler. After reading xkcd’s color survey results, I can only imagine the fun responses Census workers must have received. (via racebox, the Census since 1790)

In 1900, the racial classification section of the U.S. Census became a bit…simpler. After reading xkcd’s color survey results, I can only imagine the fun responses Census workers must have received. (via racebox, the Census since 1790)

April 14th 2010 politics

Speaking of grammatical errors…


These are signs seen primarily at Tea Party Protests.

They all feature “creative” spelling or grammar.

This new dialect of the English language shall be known as “Teabonics.”
March 10th 2010 Post has 1 notes.
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Note: By popular demand, this problem is now known as “Y2gay”. [Update: also, gay marriage databases are “gaytabases” and SQL is “Structured Queer Language”. Thank you.]

During Prohibition, the United States government banned the sale of alcohol, but a large number of people continued to get drunk regardless. The government thought it would need more than the law to stop people from drinking.

Frustrated that people continued to consume so much alcohol even after it was banned, federal officials had decided to try a different kind of enforcement. They ordered the poisoning of industrial alcohols manufactured in the United States, products regularly stolen by bootleggers and resold as drinkable spirits. The idea was to scare people into giving up illicit drinking. Instead, by the time Prohibition ended in 1933, the federal poisoning program, by some estimates, had killed at least 10,000 people.

Emphasis mine.

January 13th 2010 googleplex politics

A number of cyber attacks originating from China have led Google to reevaluate their current relationship with China. Reportedly, the attack aimed to gain Gmail account information on human rights activists in China. Further investigation showed that, independent of these attacks, other human rights activists had their accounts compromised (through phishing or malware).

The censorship China forced upon Google in order for them to open Google.cn has always made things a bit tenuous, and now it seems the camel’s back has broken.

These attacks and the surveillance they have uncovered—combined with the attempts over the past year to further limit free speech on the web—have led us to conclude that we should review the feasibility of our business operations in China. We have decided we are no longer willing to continue censoring our results on Google.cn, and so over the next few weeks we will be discussing with the Chinese government the basis on which we could operate an unfiltered search engine within the law, if at all. We recognize that this may well mean having to shut down Google.cn, and potentially our offices in China.

This could be big.

December 18th 2009 politics science quote
"This gets to the heart of why I’ve always been skeptical of the valorization of “skepticism.” I don’t want to be skeptical for the sake of being skeptical — I want to be right. To maximize my chances of being right, I will try to collect what information I can and evaluate it rationally. But part of that information has to include the nature of the people making arguments on either side of a debate. If one side consists of scientists who have spent years trying to understand a complicated system, and the other is a ragtag collection of individuals with perfectly obvious vested interests in the outcome, it makes sense to evaluate their claims accordingly."

— Inspired by a number of recent events—not least this wonderful chart at Information is BeautifulSean Carroll stabs back a bit at the anti-intellectualism underpinning much of the popular rhetoric these days.

December 16th 2009 politics hahaha
"Not long ago, Paul Begala, the political strategist, was speaking at a fund-raiser for a gay-rights group and said, “When I told my father, back in Texas, that I was speaking to an L.G.B.T. group, he said that sounded like a sandwich.” From the audience, [Barney] Frank called out, “Sometimes it is!”"

— From the January edition of The New Yorker: Barney’s Great Adventure.