soupsoup: Conan’s goodbye.
robot-heart-politics:squashed: If a natural disaster strikes and somebody decides this is an opportune moment to break into a Best Buy and steal themselves a flat-screen TV, feel free to call them a looter. But when somebody breaks into a supply depot looking for food or medical supplies because their only other option is watching somebody they love starve, they’re not “looting.” Those aren’t...
When I took this show over, boy, there was a lot of animosity, between me and...– Jay Leno in 2004 (via soupsoup)
So Pat Robertson, to whom the media are still inexplicably willing to pay...– Elizabeth Palmberg (via azspot) (via think4yourself)
brooklynmutt: Rachel Maddow Reacts To Jon Stewart Calling Her out
I think I know the cause of your heart trouble: you don’t have one.– JON STEWART, responding to Rush Limbaugh’s asshat remarks about Haiti, on The Daily Show. Yep. (via inothernews)
Just because these people are poor doesn’t mean they are dangerous. We ran into...– Lt. Gen. Russell Honore, talking to CNN’s Anderson Cooper on a situation in Haiti in which doctors have abandoned a makeshift hospital due to ‘security issues’ (via apsies) (via abbyjean)
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It never ceases to amaze that in times of amazing human suffering, somebody says...– Robert Gibbs, on Pat Robertson and Rush Limbaugh (via apsies) (via think4yourself)
Obama to GOP: If you want to make this election... →
More credit card companies drop fees for Haiti...
caraobrien: Update at 3:13 PM: American Express announced today that processing fees for any donations made to the 65 charities listed on this website between January 12 and the end of February will be rebated back to those charities. Update at 6:44 PM: Visa announced this evening that it, too, will not apply fees to charitable donations related to the crisis in Haiti through February. (via...
And I just want to say to the kids out there watching: You can do anything you...– Conan O’Brien (via robot-heart)
There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must...– Elie Wiesel, author and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Silence contributes to the suffering and death caused by global poverty and human rights violations. We can’t afford to be silent. (via caraobrien)
The Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, is in the news. He’s still under fire...– CONAN O’BRIEN, The Tonight Show (via the New York Times) (via inothernews) (via think4yourself)
These are some fragile fucking businesses. Are banks made of balsa wood held...– Jon Stewart (via soupsoup) (via think4yourself)
I’m here only because of Jason Reitman. He is incredibly talented. He made a...– George Clooney National Board of Review Awards Devolve Into Roast of George Clooney — Vulture …and that’s not the funniest speech up there. (via peterwknox)
The reason why the Republicans hate government so much is because they’re so bad...– Alan Grayson (via iwasjustsayin) this fuckin’ guy! (via notthatkindagay)
Nicolle Wallace: 'We were ready for nothing' →
notthatkindagay: Former McCain-Palin adviser Nicolle Wallace tells the story of when she first heard that the McCain campaign had picked Alaska governor Sarah Palin as the vice presidential nominee. Check out this brief video. It’s pretty interesting to see Nicole Wallace talk about this.
I am so tired of rearranging my life around what the stupidest people MIGHT do.– Bill Maher (via cocknbull) (via abcsoupdot) (via robot-heart)
Federal Reserve earned a record $45 billion in... →
notthatkindagay: Wall Street firms aren’t the only banks that had a banner year. The Federal Reserve made record profits in 2009, as its unconventional efforts to prop up the economy created a windfall for the government. The Fed will return about $45 billion to the U.S. Treasury for 2009, according to calculations by The Washington Post based on public documents. That reflects the highest...
Rod Blagojevich is so black, he should be called ‘Tyler Perry Presents Rod...– JON STEWART, mocking Blago’s claim that he’s “blacker than Barack Obama,” on The Daily Show (via inothernews) (via shiningstar) (via think4yourself)
I’ve been in love with a woman for 10 years, and I don’t have access to a word...– KRISTIN PERRY, lead plaintiff in a federal trial in San Francisco, saying that state bans on gay marriage like California’s Prop 8 are unconstitutional. (via Time Magazine) (via inothernews)
Last Thursday, NBC executives told me they intended to move the Tonight Show to...– Conan Says No To New Late Night Lineup - Gothamist I love that Conan played it this way. He makes clear that he puts both the Tonight Show and The Late Show franchises and history above his own ambitions. Leno? Not so much. NBC really played this horribly. I know across entertainment, business, and...
There are two wars going on. The economy is staggering around like a BC...– Brian Williams is four years old - Charles Pierce Blog - Boston sports news - Boston.com (via rickankielsmustache) (via katieschenk)
I think the choice is simple: either hold on to our ideals and accept the remote...– Stephen Colbert, on suggestions of using blatant profiling to ‘keep us safe’, and echoing Benjamin Franklin’s famous quote, “Those who would sacrifice liberty for safety deserve neither.” (via hammerito) (via absurdlakefront)
[I]t’s my opinion that we should open up any further negotiations between the...– Senator Claire McCaskill, who doesn’t update her Tumblr nearly frequently enough. (via squashed)
Good evening. Because this is a family broadcast, we probably can’t say what...– Brian Williams on NBC nightly news last night, about mark mcgwire’s MUCH belated admission. mark mcgwire just got told. (via scenes-from-my-hood)(via meredithnyc) (via apsies)
I’m going to go ahead and assume that people buy awesome sweatpants every day...– Brian Williams, on why he doesn’t use Twitter This is an example of why he’d be perfect for Twitter. (via pterodactyls)
HOW TO: Do Almost Anything Online in 2010 -... →
shaneguiter: Mashable has been building a vast archive of how-to guides on everything from professional networking to planning a vacation online — what better time to release a combined list than at the beginning of a new decade? If you’re looking to improve your life in 2010, we hope you’ll find these 40+ How-To guides useful. You can find even more How-To guides and tips in the How-To section...
A woman in the military is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than...– -Representative Jane Harman, a Democrat from California, said at a Congressional hearing this year, repeating an assertion she has made a refrain in a campaign of hers to force the military to do more to address abuses. A Peril in War Zones: Sexual Abuse by Fellow G.I.’s from the NY Times
As we know, there are known knowns. There are things we know we know. We also...– Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Feb. 12, 2002, effectively telling us that the government had no idea what it was doing by invading Iraq. #6 of Salon.com’s Top 10 Quotes of the decade. (via brooklynmutt)
Turn a drink down in the United States, and people get the message without your...– david sedaris (the smoking section) (via quellequaintrelle) (via robertpatrick) (via wooliebear)