Thursday, August 05, 2010

Daily Blend: Thursday, August 05, 2010

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Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY)
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY)
[source: Capital Flow Watch]

So, American politics are torn between one party that tries its very hardest to destroy the country with its dishonesty and demagogy, and another party that just lets them out of sheer spinelessness. Feel like emigrating yet?

  • Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) [pictured] explains why he got angry on the House floor when Republicans killed the 9/11 health bill. (Video of his great rant here.)
    (via @todayspolitics)

  • Curse of the un-embeddable videos! Great segment where Stephen Colbert calls out Laura Ingraham’s new book, The Obama Diaries, for being stupid, false, racist and horribly written.
    (via @todayspolitics)

  • Stupid column by Keith Koffler at Politico argues that celebrating President Obama’s birthday (August 04, yesterday) is akin to a national holiday. And that Organizing for America (OFA) raising a few bucks by reminding supporters about Obama’s birthday is the same as establishing a dictatorship. Or something.
    (via @mmfa)

  • Another reason to loathe Vacation Bible School: Counselors apparently like to trick children into thinking they get evangelizing phone calls for God … from the adults themselves.
    (via Friendly Atheist)

  • Doggycide: Cop goes to fenced-in, off-leash dog park with his German shepherd (on a leash), cop’s dog starts playing roughly with a Siberian husky, cop shoots second dog, which dies soon after.

  • Missouri passes a (hopefully short-lived) proposition rejecting healthcare reform’s mandate to purchase health insurance. Quote: “"The citizens of the Show-Me State don't want Washington involved in their health care decisions," said Sen. Jane Cunningham, R-Chesterfield, one of the sponsors of the legislation that put Proposition C on the August ballot.” Yes, because the corporations are obviously doing such a good job of managing healthcare coverage so far, aren’t they?
    (via Political Irony)

  • Report: “Scientists find world’s oldest living prehistoric creatures in Dumfriesshire, Scotland: shrimp that have hardly changed in over 200 million years.” Ray Comfort: “See? Nothing’s changed! No evolution! Creationism wins!” Sigh.

  • Doggycide #2: Cop searches a family home under a warrant, shoots and kills innocent half-pitbull mix inside a fenced-in front porch. Naturally, found nothing incriminating in the residence.
    (via The Agitator)

  • Vaccines in action: Polio outbreak in Tajikistan stopped dead in its tracks as doctors rapidly mobilized and vaccinated 97% of the children throughout the country and spread educative leaflets and posters.
    (via Bad Astronomy)

  • Vampires Suck. Especially these days.
    (via Chris)

  • Millville woman vows to kill cops, throw feces and have abortion following robbery arrest in Vineland” In other words, The Aristocrats go to Florida.
    (via Fark)

  • New Jersey Shore remake in the works with all-Asian cast. Includes gay porn actor dubbed “The Situasian”. THERE IS NO GOD.
    (via Fark)

  • Note to Glenn Beck’s idiot minions: First-person accounts of gays and lesbians describing their coming-out stories in a book aimed at LGBT youths does not “child pornography” make.
    (via Fark)

  • Excellent analysis by Veritas at Log of Veritas on Judge Walker’s ruling against Prop 8 – and why it’s not over yet as the case will almost certainly be appealed at the Supreme Court, at which point the chances of passage will be unfathomable.

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