Ailurophobia is the fear of cats.
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Affirmative action was designed to keep women and minorities in competition with...– Tracy Jordan. (via kelmitchell)(via johnwilkestooth) (via milquetoastintolerant)
FLORIDA LEGISLATORS PROPOSE STATE CONSTITUTIONAL... →
Earlier this week, Florida State Sen. Carey Baker (R) and State Rep. Scott Plakon (R) introduced an amendment to the Florida Constitution that, if adopted, would prevent state residents from enrolling in any federal health care plan. In order to “preserve the freedom of all residents of the state to provide for their own health care,” reads House Joint Resolution 37, “[a] law or...
Each could remember what they felt the night Obama was elected. Their...– A look behind Obama’s declining poll numbers. - By John Dickerson - Slate Magazine (via mikehudack)
Michael Jackson's hair to be turned into diamonds →
smartblonde: My favorite part of this article: But LifeGem’s tissue sample hasn’t come directly from the Jackson family, rather the source of the company’s DNA was collected at the 1984 commercial shoot where Jackson was severely injured by faulty pyrotechnics. Executive producer Ralph Cohen used his Armani jacket to extinguish Jackson’s burning head – and then saved the...
Some critics attack single-payer, arguing that under such a program, government...– Obama’s Doctor Speaks Out for Single-Payer Healthcare Reform (via azspot) (via marco) (via squashed)
brooklynmutt: Bill Maher: Racism ‘more subtle now’ This morning on MSNBC “just to mess with the conservatives Obama was drinking a forty of ‘King Cobra’.
Right-wing opponents of reform would have you believe that President Obama is a...– Paul Krugman (via apsies) (via milquetoastintolerant)
Bill would restrict antibiotics in food animals →
squashed: Support this bill. There is nothing wrong with giving some antibiotics to sick animals—but that’s not how they are used. Antibiotics are mixed in with animal feed preventatively. The overuse of antibiotics leads to antibiotic resistant bacteria that will affect both humans and animals. In other words, because the feed lots are so crowded and unhealthy that they think it is necessary...
Any law that criminalizes consensual, sexual adult interactions—sodomy, the sell...– Manufacturing Outrage: How To Criminalize Victimless Crimes (via spreadmagazine) (via abbyjean)
E-Mails Show Larger White House Role in Prosecutor... →
shaneguiter: Political adviser Karl Rove and other high-ranking figures in the Bush White House played a greater role than previously understood in the firing of federal prosecutors almost three years ago, according to e-mails obtained by The Washington Post, in a scandal that led to mass Justice Department resignations and an ongoing criminal probe. The e-mails and new interviews with key...
The President chose Bud Light. Actually, he chose Bud, but he caved to...– Stephen Colbert on Beer Summit 2K9 (via virtualephemera) (via savingpaper) (via brooklynmutt)
Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark. In the hopeless...– -Ayn Rand “Atlas Shrugged” (via beenthinking)
Giada’s the beautiful girl with the nice rack who does simple Italian food.– Mario Batali on the Food Network’s formula for successful TV shows - via my good friend, Nathan, who sent me the article and proclaimed “…and God bless her for that!”
10 worst evolutionary designs →
sabine: 4 Giraffe birth canal. Mama giraffes stand up while giving birth, so baby’s entry into the world is a 5-foot drop. Wheeee! Crack.
Archivists May Have Uncovered The Missing 18... →
Demonstrators Want Lemonade at Obama Beer Summit |... →
think4yourself: Single-issue whack-jobs (birthers, and apparently alcohol prohibitionists, though I thought we took care of this one in the 1940s), please go away. You’re making it hard for the real adults to think clearly so they can work on getting important stuff done
Although I’ve gotta say, when I hear critics talk about out of control spending...– President Obama at a Townhall Meeting in Raleigh, North Carolina (via Obama Finds His Inner Partisan - TaylorMarsh.com) (via apsies) (via soupsoup) (via josh) (via john)
Harvey Milk to Receive Presidential Medal of... →
rendit: notthatkindagay: President Barack Obama plans to award America’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to Harvey Milk, one of the country’s first openly gay elected officials. The award will be accepted at a White House ceremony August 12 by Stuart Milk, the nephew of the late San Francisco Supervisor and civil rights activist. … American tennis great Billy Jean King,...
A Brief History of Hipsters - TIME MAGAZINE →
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How Cooking Make Us Human →
absurdlakefront: Very interesting article on how cooking may have shaped human evolution. For years, accepted wisdom has held that it was a transition to meat eating that prompted human evolution — which makes Wrangham’s hypothesis a radical departure. Yet, the more he tested his theory, the more he found the science to back it up: Cooked food is universally easier to process and more...
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The Julia Tuttle Causeway sex offender colony is an encampment of registered sex...– Julia Tuttle Causeway Sex Offender Colony | WikipediaBest of Wikipedia (via sexartandpolitics) My boss is featured in this Newsweek story about the Julia Tuttle Causeway tent city. It is truly an awful situation and no one is safer for it. Read this story and email me your thoughts about the issue....
That’s because the America you grew up in… was segregated.– JON STEWART, responding to Sean Hannity saying that President Obama is “literally ripping apart the foundation of the America we knew and grew up in”, on The Daily Show (via inothernews) (via aodouls) (via explorers) (via kayrutledge)(via furrowedbrow)
Sex with animals? It’s not uncommon →
sarahchristine: “It’s not as uncommon as one would think,” said Tracey Marks, a forensic psychiatrist who practices in Atlanta. “Dogs and farm animals are probably the most common occurrences.” Like most sexually deviant behaviors, “zoophilia” is more common in men, Marks said. Dudes. Seriously. Your gender needs to get it together. This is still perfectly legal in Florida. Seriously.
BANKSY interviewed by Shepard Fairey « Swindle... →
zehnuhr: “One of the most inappropriate nicknames of all time, at least in my opinion, belonged to Ronald Reagan: “The Great Communicator,” who we’ve come to learn did a pretty shitty job of communicating the government’s problems and indiscretions. A nickname like that deserves a more righteous, honest owner—someone like BANKSY.” (via nerdcore)
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14) Imagine this: You’re sixteen and having sex with your boyfriend. You want to...– 15 Shocking Tales of How Sex Laws Are Screwing the American People | Sex and Relationships | AlterNet And how high is Mississippi’s teen pregnancy rate? Pretty high right? Score Mississippi legislature! (via sarahchristine)
A few days later, President Obama said the police acted stupidly. Big mistake! A...– Stephen Colbert (via savingpaper) (via apsies) (via robot-heart-politics)
Brick walls are there for a reason -– they let us prove how badly we want things...– Randy Pausch (via skysignal) (via slackr)
I love you as far as Venus. It’s sooo far away that you can’t even get there...– Capucine (via capucha)
Religion has actually convinced people that there’s an invisible man — living in...– George Carlin (via webbunny) Unless of course your a 12 year old girl with diabetes and stupid parents in which case you die. (via atheistramblings)
Every dollar that churches fail to pay in taxes is another dollar that...– Should Churches Pay Taxes? (via azspot) (via mikesova)
wikipedia: list of common misconceptions →
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It’s very hard to see someone when they know you’re looking at them.– Jay-Z says a really interesting thing to Tim Westwood in an hour-plus long interview in the UK. via SK (via davidcho)