Monthly Archives: April 2010

The Big Caption

The Big Caption is awesome.
 The Big Caption

Via Andrew Sullivan

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Gateway to the Fall

Very cool. The Onion’s AV Club has authored a guide to learning to love the Fall, a band that you need a little guidance to get into if there ever was one.

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This is how it happens

How might a right-wing conspiracy theory get started? Perhaps like this:

Rush gets things rolling by theorizing that radical environmentalists blew up the Louisiana oil rig.

Glenn Reynolds raises an eyebrow that Obama has apparently sent SWAT teams to investigate.

Confederate Yankee promptly gets all hot and bothered at the prospect.

Reynolds then updates his item with a correction that the “SWAT teams” in question were not literal SWAT Teams. That was just a figure of speech used to describe the teams. I’m curious to see if CY corrects his post or if he lets his speculation sit out there, now baseless.

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Drill baby drill

 Drill baby drill

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More from Confederate Yankee, my own adopted winger

Oh this guy. He has a post called In Praise of Profiling, which expends a lot of type making the argument that awful liberals who are against racial profiling are dumb and angry and wrong because racial profiling totally works.

As if the question is about whether racial profiling works. The question is whether we want our government to treat people differently because of the color of their skin. And the answer is no. BECAUSE THIS IS AMERICA.

It makes me sick to my stomach to read diatribes from an ignorant right-winger who rarely wastes a post without calling Obama anti-American, all while speaking out against the most fundamental American principles.

I mean… All men are created equal? Equal protection under the law? These are not liberal conspiracies.

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Confederate Yankee and the tag

Check out our buddy Confederate Yankee: by bolding text, he is able to make a huge deal out of one sentence while completely ignoring the following one! Thank you, CY for another case study in hearing what confirms your pre-existing view and ignoring what doesn’t.

[Quoting Obama:] I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money. But, you know, part of the American way is, you know, you can just keep on making it if you’re providing a good product or providing good service.

Obama is a socialist who thinks you should keep on making money if you provide a good product or service.

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Good news in Cable News

As a hater of Fox News for both their style and their content, I find both of these nuggets to be toast-worthy:

Glenn Beck has seen his audience fall almost 30% since the start of the year, from about 2.9 million viewers in January to 2.1 million in April.

[Rachel] Maddow … now beats her colleague Keith Olbermann among adults 25-54.

Via Slog

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Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse and David Lynch

 Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse and David Lynch
With a customary: RIP Mark Linkous.
Via Ffffound

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Religion makes little difference in your sex life

Recent study: Religious identification doesn’t have much affect on the sex lives of college students. Though there is a bit of a difference when actual beliefs are considered rather than just self-identification as christian or whatever.

There are lots of other good nuggets in the story, like: Atheists and agnostics do fantasize more than religious people, and religion has no affect at all on infidelity.

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States & Stripes

 States & Stripes

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