I’m profoundly sad and I’m furious and I think the American people need to...– Dr. Warren Hern, a Boulder physician and late term abortion provider Late-Term Abortion Doctor Decries Tiller Killing - Colorado Independent (via apsies)
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stevemakesnoise: “Torturing Democracy” relies on the documentary record to connect the dots in an investigation of harsh interrogations of prisoners in U.S. custody - and points straight to the top. Timely and powerful, at its heart the film is about the rule of law - and how the government pushed it aside despite the fierce resistance of many on the inside.
I am shocked and outraged by the murder of Dr. George Tiller as he attended...– President Obama’s statement on the death of Dr. Tiller (via apsies)
The Homeless Stay Wired. →
mandalay: jingc: Robert Livingston, 49, has carried his Asus netbook everywhere since losing his apartment in December. A meticulous man who spends some of his $59 monthly welfare check on haircuts, Mr. Livingston says he quit a security-guard job late last year, then couldn’t find another when the economy tanked. Mr. Livingston says his computer helps him feel more connected and human. “It’s...
Excite the base? How about excite a moderate, or interest an independent? How...– Peggy Noonan, on the Republican response to Sotomayor
It annoys me that the burden of proof is on us. It should be: you came up with...– Ricky Gervais, on atheism [via]
Fuck Yeam Remission: One year later, Zach... →
robot-heart: negevrockcity: Craigslist: Editor-in-Chief of Official World of Warcraft Magazine The job requirements on this one are all sorts of depressing/awesome. Read it. Zach, I’ll write you a letter of recommendation if you apply.
We play for blood,” says Ruth Cummins, 92, before taking a sip of Red Bull at a...– At the Bridge Table, Clues to a Lucid Old Age an interesting article about the mental activity of the elderly (Thanks, Nathan!) Best sentence ever?
nedhepburn: Guns N Roses “Patience”
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Dear God, please help the poor, the sick, and the needy …to get the bootstraps...– Steven Colbert (via davidmaddox)
Now they’re saying that we can’t have gay marriage because it would confuse the...– This Is Your Kid On Gay Marriage | TV | A.V. Club (via robot-heart-politics)
Everyone is speculating about the ways Sotomayor’s personal background will...– Katie Halper (via kateoplis)(via Apoplectic Skeptic) (via robot-heart-politics)
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Police find feral girl in Siberia →
(via justingrusk) I’m fascinated by feral children.
Pardon me, this is the Air Force One operator, I have President Obama on the...– …so this just happened! This wasn’t my first conference call with Obama, but it was the first call with President Obama calling from Air Force One. Very, very cool.
Craigslist’s erotic-services section was simply the latest and most visible...– How shutting down Craigslist’s “erotic services” section hurts prostitutes and cops. - By Melissa Gira Grant - Slate Magazine (via robot-heart-politics)
I’m so afraid of losing something I love that I refuse to love anything.– - JSF, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (I’m obviously reading this. Again.)
The Pussycat Dolls were awesome
sharingtime: Sometimes when I go to concerts by myself alone, so very alone, I type emails to myself on my phone to make everyone think I’m texting my millions of friends who are surely right about to get here any minute. Yep, here they are! Look everyone, it is my friend who is here to hang out at this concert with me! I have friends! Oops. Not my friend. That was someone who looks similar to...
People who frequently check their e-mail have tested as less intelligent than...– From NY Mag’s article on Distraction. Uh oh. (via sarahschneider)
jamesnord: Bowerbirds - Northern Lights this...
The Supreme Court's stealth hard-liner: Chief... →
At least he has a slight sense of humor: On January 26th, he presided over the installation of the new leader of the Smithsonian Institution. “Those of you who have read it will see from the program that the Smithsonian some time ago adopted the passing of a key in lieu of the administration of an oath,” Roberts said. “I don’t know who was responsible for that decision. But I like him.”
When we got into office the thing that surprised me the most was that things...– JFK [via]
One of the main divides between left and right is the dependence on different...– Nicolas D. Kristof Interesting Op-Ed article about the differences between the left and the right: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/28/opinion/28kristof.html?em (via the405)
You could move.– Abigail Van Buren, “Dear Abby,” in response to a reader who complained that a gay couple was moving in across the street and wanted to know what he could do to improve the quality of the neighborhood. (via tsherr)
No government has the right to tell its citizens when or whom to love. The only...– Rita Mae Brown (via tsherr)
Lawyers who opposed each other in Bush v. Gore... →
brooklynmutt: Biden takes dig at Obama over teleprompter use Joe Biden couldn’t help but take a dig at his boss Wednesday when one of the vice president’s teleprompter screens fell down during his commencement speech at the U.S. Air Force Academy. “What am I gonna tell the president?” Biden said as a gust of wind knocked down his left teleprompter. “I’m gonna tell him his teleprompter is...
‘We have to tell people that diamonds are valuable,’ he said. ‘We are trying to...– Aleksandr A. Malinin, an adviser to the president of Alrosa, the world’s largest diamond producer. (NYT) (via likethereligion) (via financegeek) (via scottfriday)
Media obsess over Obama's comments, ignore Bush's... →
retropolitics: Media Matters for America SUMMARY: Media figures and outlets have focused on President Obama’s statement that empathy is one of the qualifications he would seek in a Supreme Court nominee, but they have not noted that then-President George H.W. Bush cited “great empathy” in his remarks announcing his selection of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court. More…
Supreme Court: Suspects Can Be Interrogated... →
mattlehrer: mandalay: The high court, in a 5-4 ruling, overturned the 1986 Michigan v. Jackson ruling, which said police may not initiate questioning of a defendant who has a lawyer or has asked for one unless the attorney is present. The Michigan ruling applied even to defendants who agreed to talk to the authorities without their lawyers … The court’s conservatives overturned that opinion,...
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Granting same-sex couples all of the rights enjoyed by opposite-sex couples,...– California State Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno, the lone dissenter in the court’s 6-1 upholding of Proposition 8. (via) (via inothernews)
People need to know that Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme was bigger than the NASA...– Miles O’Brien, comments on this article (via duckandpenguin) (via suitep) (via inothernews)
andreea: Ben Folds (featuring Regina Spektor) -...
Now they’re saying that we can’t have gay marriage because it would confuse the...– This Is Your Kid On Gay Marriage | TV | A.V. Club (via frogcynic) (via notemily) (via apsies) (via needtherapy)
I know today’s decision is a tremendous disappointment for many people. But I...– California Senator Dianne Feinstein (via notthatkindagay)
When I was your age, my grandfather bought me a ruby bracelet. It was too big...– JSF, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close