Monday, October 25, 2010

I’m baaaaack (and some random news)

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Arnold Schwarzenegger in ‘The Terminator’
Only, less badass

So, as you may have heard, I just moved in with my mother at a new place. The apartment itself is great: Relatively large, clean (courtesy of previous assholes who trashed the place and forced the triplex owner to fix it all up), airy and sunny (at least when Québec feels charitable and gives us some pleasant weather every once in a while). I’m also now hooked up to an Internet connection (which took five days longer than expected, naturally …) that, if it’s as fast as advertised, should take me to Andromeda and back again in about two seconds flat. (Or something.)

Anyway, enough about me. What’s new?

  • Catholic League’s Bill Donohue finds a comfortable stage at Fox News for spewing his anti-gay bullshit.

  • Meanwhile, the president of the National Organization for Marriage, Maggie Gallagher, takes to the New York Post and unleashes a torrent of rationalization for the fact that she and anti-gay activists like her are responsible for making life hell for LGBT youths, pushing some to suicide.

  • Conversely, the Washington Post’s Ezra Klein adds his own contribution to the ever-growing “It Gets Better” Project, arguing that you develop the power to make things better for yourself as you grow older.

  • Rhode Island Democratic gubernatorial candidate Frank Caprio is all upset that President Obama wouldn’t endorse him, shows us he needs to put on his big boy undies if he wants to enter politics.

  • WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange shows how to deal with an impertinent interviewer.
    (via @todayspolitics)

  • Did a voting system fuck-up in 2008 actually cost then-Senator Obama some 30% of possible votes?
    (via @todayspolitics)

  • And finally: Kitten bomb!

Edit (02/07/12 5:32 PM ET) – Fixed broken link. (Which is still technically broke, but at least it points the right way. Eh.)