Saturday, June 26, 2010

Daily Blend: Saturday, June 26, 2010

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Dave Weigel
Ex-WaPo blogger Dave Weigel

It’s not enough that my Internet connection is perpetually on the fritz; now, even my printer has decided to turn into a passive-aggressive asshole. Oh, the joys of temperamental technology.

  • The Washington Post forces David Weigel [pictured], great blogger about conservatives, to resign after leaked private messages from Weigel reveal that he dared to have opinions about the assholes on the Right who are actively desecrating the United States and its founding ideals. In other words, the WaPo just revealed itself to be a giant spineless pussy and has lost one of its greatest contributors.

  • Faux News: Federal agencies are boycotting Arizona and canceling conventions there. Reality: Dept. of Education will be holding a conference there next week and Border Patrol states that no conferences have been canceled.

  • Ho hum: anti-gay group “Americans for Truth about Sexuality” is piggybacking on Illinois Family Institute’s Laurie Higgins’ dumbass attack against Hemant Mehta (Friendly Atheist). Hemant responds with some delicious mathematical mockery – check it that graphic cleavage! (Yes, that’s a double-entendre.)

  • From Ed Brayton: “Worldnutdaily: All the News Fit to Hallucinate”. Couldn’t have put it better myself.

  • And to think that until just now, I used to believe in each and every one of those steak-grilling myths. Egads!
    (via The Agitator)

  • New York senate demands that the NYPD shut down its database of innocent people where were stopped and frisked.
    (via The Agitator)

  • A good reaction to an annoying horn.
    (via The Agitator)

  • Did Venus once have oceans – and life?
    (via The Daily Grail)

  • Bionic kitty will rule you. Also, my room appears to be strangely dusty right now.
    (via The Daily Grail)

  • I felt unoriginal posting these vids as posts of my own after PZ already featured them, so here’s just a quick link to two examples of things that A) prove how much of a humongous geek you are, and B) for the second vid, are liable to get you run after with pitchforks.

  • GOP not happy with Gov. Schwarzenegger (R-Calif.) and his knack for doing things that they don’t like. Like supporting gay rights, environmental protections, universal healthcare, etc., etc. …
    (via @todayspolitics)

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