JUST IN: Dallas firefighter killed battling... →
Mr. Carson’s killing was the first in the West Village precinct this year. In...– The New York Times, “Charges Filed in Kiling of Gay Man in Greenwich Village” (via inothernews)
You mean the generation that paid three times as much for college to enter a job...– When comments are better than the article, Atlantic edition (“The Cheapest Generation: Why Millennials aren’t buying cars or houses, and what that means for the economy”)
Why the underwear-bomber leak infuriated the Obama... →
It wasn’t the substance of the AP story that has exasperated the government, but that the AP found a source or sources that spilled information about an ongoing intelligence operation and that even grander leaks might surge into the press corpsâ rain barrels.
We Don't Teach Kids German In Gym Class, So Why On... →
One of these things is not like the other one.
Disney quietly backtracks, won't reboot Merida... →
inothernews: In related news, Disney no longer thinks the public is a bunch of idiots. Second time Disney has pulled back on a “brilliant” idea lately. Remember when they thought this was a good idea?
My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of...– Maya Angelou (via loveyourchaos)
What's this so-called "sex superbug" everyone is...
think-progress: Forget the dire headlines that “it’s worse than AIDS.” Here’s everything you need to know.
Things that are still true about President Obama.
inothernews: He does not want to take your guns. He does not want anything more than to ensure most Americans have access to healthcare. He does not sic the IRS on his political enemies. He will not politicize a terrorist attack that killed four Americans. Deal with it.
Leader Of Loaded Gun March Compares Himself To... →
think-progress: Worst comparison ever?
Hey sexy, nice tits. Whoa, why are you so upset? It’s a compliment. I’m only...– Male proverb. (via 7eleven)
Dick Cheney: Benghazi is "one of the worst...
think-progress: C’mon Cheney. Think really hard.
Read this now: "'Gay Marriage' and 'Marriage... →
gaywrites: When we talk about the recent victories in Delaware and Rhode Island or the hopefully impending repeal of DOMA and Prop 8, are we talking about “gay marriage” or “marriage equality”? Or both? LGBT activists have taken lately to using the latter term over the former, myself included. The standard argument is that all marriages should be treated equally, so there’s no sense in...
How Anonymous got involved in fighting for justice... →
motherjones: Mother Jones’s Josh Harkinson has an excellent piece on the history of KnightSec, an Anonymous offshoot that publicized the Steubenville and Halifax rape cases, galvanizing both the public and police responses to both. The piece includes an interview with Michelle McKee, who is credited with swaying a critical mass of Anons to participation in KnightSec. […] Give it a read.
There can be no possible justification for such an overbroad collection of the...– Associated Press President and Chief Executive Officer Gary Pruitt • In a letter, sent to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, denouncing the Justice Department’s decision to acquire the phone records of AP journalists as well as a number of the wire service’s offices over a two-month period. The move...
For the last three decades many Americans have puzzled over a system that gives...– Carrie Rickey (via fireworkselectricbright) “You have to question a cinematic culture which preaches artistic expression, and yet would support a decision that is clearly a product of a patriarchy-dominant society, which tries to control how women are depicted on screen. The MPAA is okay...
Hodson and Busseri (2012) found in a correlational study that lower intelligence...– Do Racism, Conservatism, and Low I.Q. Go Hand in Hand? | Psychology Today your fascinating info of the day. thank you and goodnight. (via jillhamburger)
Texas has always prided itself on its free-market posture. It is the only state...– After Explosion, Texas Remains Wary of Regulation - NYTimes (via brooklynmutt)
CNN is interviewing random weirdos outside of Arias trial.
Oh so a repeat of yesterday when Ashleigh Banfield interviewed Nancy Grace.
Ammonium nitrate was trigger for Texas blast,... →
shortformblog: Investigators have confirmed that ammonium nitrate was the trigger for the explosion at a West, Texas, fertilizer plant last month that left 14 people dead and some 200 injured, according to the Texas state fire marshal’s office. The actual cause of the fire and subsequent blast at the West Fertilizer facility is still being determined, investigators said. The fire marshal’s...
These individuals need the opportunity to heal and connect back into the world....– Jaycee Dugard’s statement on the release of the Ohio women found last night after then went missing for a decade. The three women—Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight—were reunited with their families this morning after being released from the hospital. (via shortformblog)
[US] In decades of debate on school reform in Mississippi, though, one issue is...– Racial segregation continues to impact quality of education in Mississippi—and nationwide | Hechinger Report (via teachersworldwide)
They don’t find people who go missing, you know. I’m at a loss for words.– Cleveland resident Kayla Rogers • Expressing utter surprise that a childhood friend of hers, Gina DeJesus, was found—alive—along with two other women who went missing during the period between 2002 and 2004. DeJesus, the youngest of the three women, went missing when she was just 14. Amanda Berry...
A Mexican worker said: “If I am a wetback because I crossed a river to get here,...– Luis Alberto Urrea, The Devil’s Highway (via comidalatina)
A female teacher at a Catholic high school in Columbus, fired after the name of...– The Cleveland Plain Dealer, “Catholic School Fires Teacher After the Name of Her Same-Sex Partner Appears In Her Mother’s Obituary.” Ugh. (via inothernews)
Seriously, if we believe a 14 year old is too immature to know how to take a...– “Hey, FDA: Drop the Plan B Age Restriction,” my latest at The Nation (via jessicavalenti)
Glenn Beck Compares Mayor Bloomberg to a Nazi
mediamattersforamerica: Calling the Jewish mayor of New York City a Nazi is really pushing the limits of Godwin’s Law.
ShortFormBlog: So … that Rush Limbaugh ad boycott... →
shortformblog: then Last year, Rush Limbaugh started publicly attacking then-Georgetown grad student Sandra Fluke on his radio show, due to her stances on contraception in relation to the Affordable Care Act. He lost a lot of support among Republicans and began losing advertisers left and right, though