From a business perspective, health reform could not be more critical. Premiums...– Wal-Mart Gets Behind Employer Mandate The letter was also signed by Andrew Stern, president of the Service Employees International Union. (via notthatkindagay) I’m fucking shocked. I read the whole article 3 times looking for “Psych!” at the end of the letter or something.
Gates: 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Being Loosened →
notthatkindagay: The Pentagon is considering how it might ease the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law requiring gays to keep quiet about their sexual identity or face expulsion from the military, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday. “One of the things we’re looking at is, is there flexibility in how we apply this law,” Gates told reporters aboard a military plane. The Pentagon boss said he...
New Plan Ties Lower College Loan Payments to... →
notthatkindagay: Starting Wednesday, the federal Education Departmentwill begin offering a repayment plan that lets graduates reduce their loan payments, based on their income. “We know today’s borrowers are concerned about their ability to repay student loans in the current economic environment,” Arne Duncan, the education secretary, said in a statement. “This new plan addresses the issue...
Can I complain about the media overload?… Is it unusual to see a story where the...– Jon Stewart, re: media coverage of Michael Jackson’s death, on The Daily Show (via inothernews)
Everyone is still in shock over the passing of Michael Jackson, a musical genius...– Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report (via inothernews)
This is love, isn’t it? When you notice someone’s absence and hate that absence...– Johnathon Foer (via lazybones)
Election Night brought what McCain aides saw as the final indignity. Palin...– Todd S. Purdum on Sarah Palin | vanityfair.com (via apsies)
You lean in close and say something sexy like, “I might go to bed; I’ve got work...– Flight Of The Conchords - Business Time (via gooneruk)
I will not only be your friend, I will continue to be an ally and a champion and...– President Obama (via brigno)
Most complete Earth map published →
sisterpearl: “The data, comprising 1.3 million images, come from a collaboration between the US space agency Nasa and the Japanese trade ministry. The images were taken by Japan’s Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (Aster) aboard the Terra satellite. The resulting Global Digital Elevation Map covers 99% of the Earth’s surface, and will be free to download and use. The...
the five longest prison sentences for a...
dihard: 845 years - Sholam Weiss, 2000 Crime: Wire fraud and money laundering, which led to failure of National Heritage Life Insurance company. Also fled the country but was apprehended. He was convicted of 78 counts of racketeering, wire fraud, and money laundering. Amount: $450 million 740 years - Keith Pound, 2000 Crime: Weiss’ right hand man in the scheme to defraud National Heritage Life...
You can erase someone from your mind. Getting them out of your heart is another...– Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (via quotewhore) (via homecoming)
Why doesn't the little red new post counter at the...
I’ve tried it in firefox, google chrome, and safari.
I believe Don’t Ask Don’t Tell doesn’t contribute to our national security. In...– President Obama (via notthatkindagay)
It’s just a little fucked up that the asshole who swindled rich people gets 150...– Melissa McEwan (via ohfortheloveofdog) (via robot-heart-politics)
health care stories from the united states
abbyjean: ezra says: A few weeks ago, Barack Obama’s Organizing for America put out a call for health-care stories from its members. Thousands flooded in. Now they’re online. This one, from Tristan, is particularly brutal: I had health insurance through my employer after I graduated from college. I was having problems with my stomach, I vomited blood at least once a week. I went to a doctor to...
And after watching a series of scandals unfold, I’ve come to the conclusion that...– Paul Krugman (via azspot robot-heart-politics)
whiskeyandgoatsmilk: Ryan Adams & The...
I think President Obama has one of the most disciplined minds and styles I’ve...– Rahm Emanuel comparing President Obama and President Clinton (via apsies)
Not a single letter was submitted in support of (Bernie) Madoff. Not friends,...– Federal District Court judge Denny Chin, who sentenced Bernie Madoff to the max - 150 years in prison - for defrauding thousands out of billions of dollars in an elaborate Ponzi scheme (via inothernews)
inothernews:somethingintellectual: The Verve -...
If the country needs any Defense of Marriage Act at this point, it would be to...– Frank Rich - 40 Years Later, Still Second-Class Americans - NYTimes.com (via rickr)
Richard Dawkins breeding atheists? →
retropolitics: Trina Hoaks | Atheism Examiner Is Richard Dawkins really breeding atheists? Of course, he isn’t. But some writers have slanted their recent reports about the UK kids’ camp to give that impression. Richard Dawkins is reportedly helping to subsidize a UK version of Camp Quest, designed for children of parents of no faith or any faith. The purpose of the camp is to offer an...
seriouslythough:happycap: Frank Sinatra - I’m...
inothernews: “Dreaming With A Broken Heart” by...
I thought, ‘There is nowhere else in the universe I would rather be at this...– Rob Sheffield, Love is a Mix Tape (via vasta peterwknox happycap) I love this book.
peterwknox: Ryan Adams - To Be The One (feels...
langer: Among the many internet casualties yesterday following news of Michael Jackson’s death was AOL’s Instant Messenger, which suffered forty minutes of outage due to unprecedented levels of traffic. AOL released this statment in response: Today was a seminal moment in Internet history. We’ve never seen anything like it in terms of scope or depth. Historically, celebrity news prompts a...
An Exceptionally Candid Blog Post from Lisa Marie... →
The reason we generally like markets is that the profit incentive spurs useful...– Ezra Klein - The Truth About the Insurance Industry (via sexartandpolitics)
The 11 Best Michael Jackson-Inspired Internet... →
streeter:kevincorrigan: Not only was Michael Jackson an amazing performer, but he inspired some amazing Internet videos, too.
Six Songs That Have A Bit Of “Thriller” In Their... →
Without a soundtrack, human interaction is meaningless.– Chuck Klosterman (via courtneysaidthis) (via nlinde) (via thegoodlife)
The rest of the world is about to kick this country right where it counts when...– HuffPo - Alec Baldwin: Don’t Take the Bait (via claudia) (via shorterexcerpts) (via peterwknox)
Second, perhaps it is time to rethink the idea of constantly electing...– The Love Party - NYTimes.com (via highlow) (via robot-heart-politics)
Even at my horniest I’d maybe travel 2 hrs for sex. But Argentina? That’s...– Larry David (via notthatkindagay)