Things They Have (Near) Palm Springs, Part 2: “The Cabazon Dinosaurs.” A dinosaur museum and gift shop that aims to teach you how evolution is wrong. See the medieval knight trying to joust with the T-Rex in the video? They’re serious about that. Exhibits include papier-mâché replicas of several dinosaur species and sandwich boards that explain why carbon dating is a phony...
Al-Qa’ida is finding it difficult to recruit young people. And,...– Dr. Sally Leivesley, CEO of international risk management firm NewRisk Limited, which specializes in counterterrorism strategies.
Mixed Messages = Message Fail
President Obama to the Washington Post, today: “I didn’t campaign on the public option.” Candidate Obama to the Washington Post, 2008: “For those without health insurance I will establish a new public insurance program.” DemmyDems are peeved.
Twitter discovery of the day. All it does is retweet messages containing the word “tumbleweed.”
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Because this is California: conservationists are... →
The tumbl-bling that has infected my avatar successfully turned the 3-2-1 Contact logo into Robo-Claus. Let’s all learn about science while the Kringlenator blows up our chimneys.
TPM, today: The CBO has concluded that, on average, premiums will be the same as they would have been if the Senate had the public option, but that the public option saved the federal government more money by putting downward pressure on the premiums of low-cost private plans, which will be heavily subsidized. So let’s be clear about this: the public option would have lowered the...
Don’t think we’re not keeping score, brother,” Obama told DeFazio during a...– To which DeFazio replied, “What are you gonna do, compromise with me?” (via)
ABCNews rips off Talking Points Memo →
If you can’t beat ‘em, steal from ‘em.
Compare and Contrast
Sarah Palin’s resignation speech, written by Sarah Palin Sarah Palin’s Washington Post Op-ed, “written by Sarah Palin”
Calm down people, it's just a viral marketing... →
I’m a lovable little fuzz ball!– Michele Bachmann.
Last night, the Senate Democrats stabbed the public option in the heart, skinned it, buried the guts, grabbed a sewing machine and worked the skin into a grotesque mask, which they then taped to the face of the healthcare bill so they could say, “see? it’s not dead!” And Joe Lieberman is still opposed.