Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Daily Blend: Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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S.E. Cupp
S.E. Cupp
[source: Newsmax]

Finally brought my kitty Kaylee to the vet to get snipped. Should be slightly less insufferable for a while. Good thing she’s so damned cute or I might just hate her. ♥

  • Silly column by S.E. Cupp [pictured] in the NW Daily News where she decries “[p]oliticizing [the] mosque near Ground Zero” by attacking Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi for jumping on the issue despite not being New Yorkers – while conveniently omitting any mention of those other prominent politicians who also have nothing to do with New York and who’ve also jumped on the Park51 kerfuffle, Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin.

  • Brace yourself: Why People Like Glenn Beck, in Their Words.

  • Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli’s (R) witch hunt-of-a-case against climate researcher Michael Mann dismissed for lack of evidence indicating Mann was in any way “misleading, false or fraudulent”. Will he shut up? Of course not. But it’s a start.

  • TSA: “S’cuse us while we dig through your purse and wallet, ask about your pills and check out your receipts. Ma’am, why do you look suspiciously nervous?”

  • I don’t even know what this is about. I’m not even sure I want to.
    (via The Agitator)

  • Antivaxxers’ latest weapon: Death by ear-bleed. (Some begrudgingly admit that the song is well-written; be that as it may, I hate hip-hop to begin with so it’s no closer to getting on my good side.)

  • The right-wing media’s newest angle against President Obama: He just isn’t “manly” enough. Never mind the fact that they’ve already attacked him for “government takeovers” and leading an “army of thugs”, amongst other things, and that the very second Obama did anything that could remotely be considered “authoritarian” they would instantly tear into him with renewed vigor. How anyone still listens to these hypocritical morons is beyond human comprehension.

  • I’m linking this only because Keith Olbermann repeatedly calls Sarah Palin an “imbecile” and an “idiot”. Which is fun and satisfying to watch.
    (via commenter Montana)

  • Express your support for an Iranian woman facing death by stoning for adultery, get called a “morally corrupt” “prostitute” by the Iran state media. Yes, that means you, French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy.
    (via The Daily Grail)

  • I think this study is interesting, but that the results are much simpler than the report makes it sound like: Westerners are simply more greedy in general, turning down lower offers because they feel they deserve more and offering more because they fear losing their own portion. Whereas, the rest of the world (which is generally poorer) are eager to accept anything offered that will help them.
    (via The Daily Grail)

  • WikiLeaks is now nuclear-proof. Literally.

  • New evidence suggests that the dinosaurs may have been gradually wiped out by a series of impact events, rather than a single strike. Interesting theory (or hypothesis?).
    (via The Daily Grail)

  • Some poor sap actually went through all the photos taken at Glenn Beck’s rally this past Sunday and created a gallery of The Dumbest Shirts At The Glenn Beck Rally.
    (via @todayspolitics)

  • How Conservatives and the GOP Destroyed the "Traditional Family" They Claim to Treasure.
    (via @todayspolitics)

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