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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Rent is Too Damn High Guy Rambles Nonsensically on FOX Business

Yes, I realize that makes him like most people on FOX Business. Jimmy McMillan is back and wants the people's debt waived because they're 61% owners of General Motors?

Why You Check Your Voicemail

CNN: Jeter Hits 3000th Homer

Craig Ferguson: Cursing Bunny and Sharks

Derek Jeter 3000th Hit Home Run Video

Greatest Movie Bank Robberies

Senate Democrats Debt Reduction Plan

Raising taxes on the rich, cutting spending, or as Republicans would call it...socialist job killer. (WashingtonPost)

Michele Bachmann Iowa Marriage Pledge Full Text

This is the insanity that Bachmann and Santorum (and perhaps other Republican candidates soon) are signing. (FamilyLeader)

Bill Simmons Solves the NBA Lockout

The battle between the rich and super rich. (Grantland)

Saturday Cartoon: Debt Ceiling Negotiations

Did the Stimulus Fail?

Doesn't matter. (Slate)

All of Modern Politics in One Chart: Compromise

(YouGov via MotherJones)

Just Vote No Republicans

Michele Bachmann has already promised she'll vote no on the debt ceiling without knowing the terms of the eventual deal. Is that presidential behavior? (WashingtonPost)

Death Penalty: Still Racist and Arbitrary

35th anniversary of the return of the death penalty. (NYTimes)

Real Time with Bill Maher: New Rules July 8: Casey Anthony

Bill Maher goes off on Republicans not raising the debt ceiling and how it relates to Casey Anthony. (RealTime)

Red Sox vs. Orioles Fight Video July 8

Friday, July 8, 2011

Flip Slide Into Home Plate

Joe Flacco Wedding Photo

Police Called When Man in Banana Suit Attacks Man in Gorilla Suit

Rachel Maddow: Death Penalty and Lethal Injection Drug

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Orrin Hatch: Poor People Should Pay Their Fair Share

5 Horrifying Things That Corporations are Taking Over

Welcome to Corporatist America. (Cracked)

Top 25 TV Sitcom Sidekicks

Abed should be way higher on the list. (CollegeHumor)

Phoenix Haboob Dust Storm Time Lapse Video

Red Bulls Luke Rodgers Goal vs. Toronto

Warren Buffett on the Debt Ceiling

Maybe Warren Buffett should run for Ben Nelson's seat. He sounds much smarter. (HuffingtonPost)

Cars That Drive Themselves

How long before Republicans say that the cars are stealing our freedom to get into car accidents? (Slate)

Tim Pawlenty: Obama Hasn't Accomplished Anything

I guess Tim Pawlenty's strategy to get attention is to lie as much as possible. Even if you're the most right wing Republican, didn't he at least get Bin Laden? I guess that was Bush. (MotherJones)

Redesigned Metro Train Cars

Maybe the NY subway should take the hint and make things better too. (WashingtonPost)

Movie Review: Horrible Bosses

One of the few recent comedies I'm looking forward to seeing. (LATimes)

Terrible June Jobs Report

Good thing we kept the Bush tax cuts, they're really working out. (NYTimes)(NYTimes)

McDonald's Late Night Billboard

Louis CK: 80% of People are Minorities?

More Louis CK gems. (Uproxx)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

TFD Opinions: Republican Presidential Nomination Odds July 7

I'll update this every week (or less frequently in slow election news periods) with my take on who's going to win the nomination.

9. Newt Gingrich 3%- I'm guessing the only reason his campaign is still alive (albeit barely) is because he wants to make some more money off the attention he gets as a candidate. He's run his campaign about as poorly as one can but I still give him 3% because no candidate has really shined yet and he at least has ideas even if they're bad ones.

8. Rick Santorum 3%- It's kind of surprising he's not doing at least a little bit better. He's not really a likable character but he's one of the few candidates that can legitimately put a checkmark next to all of the solid conservative viewpoints that most primary voters expect.

TFD Opinions: The Debt Ceiling is Not a Bargaining Chip

The White House and Congressional leaders have been earnestly negotiating a deal to raise the debt ceiling. There shouldn't be a negotiation. Not only should the debt ceiling be raised, there shouldn't be one in the first place. For some reason, public opinion is actually against raising the debt ceiling. I'm hoping that's just because most people don't actually understand what the debt ceiling is.

TFD Opinions: Mitt Romney Didn't Flip Flop...This Time

First opinion post will be something I rarely, if ever, do...defending Mitt Romney.

Mitt Romney has developed a well deserved reputation as a flip-flopper over the last few years, so much so that the media and his opponents spend their time searching his statements for inconsistencies. Last week, Mitt Romney was caught in yet another flip flop...or was he? Rachel Maddow was one of many to attack Mitt Romney on his flip flop here.

World Map of Useless Stereotypes

Nationals Wilson Ramos Swings Away on Suicide Squeeze

Craig Ferguson: Sexual Harassment

Jon Hamm Emotions Challenge

He has such great range. (Uproxx)

A Bill Pullman Independence Day in New York

Horrific and Embarrassing Parents on Facebook

Don't let it happen to you. (Someecards)

SportsNation: New Mexico Thinks USA Soccer Will Lose to Brazil

The Carried Interest Tax Loophole

Creates no jobs, only benefits rich people, Republicans won't budge. (NYTimes)

When to Use Etc.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Party in the Backyard Unless...

Honest Rules for 5 Leisure Sports

It's funny because it's true. (CollegeHumor)

25 Most Hated Athletes

JJ Redick is only #25? Must've fallen after leaving Duke. (SportsPickle)

The Republican Spectrum of Ignorance

Not all of our distinguished representatives could pass a civics class. (HuffingtonPost)

How to Make Your Brain Work Better

Some tips to making your brain work better. (HuffingtonPost)

Human Home Run Launched Out of Cannon

LED Light Bulb Solution

Can't stand fluorescents? Buy an LED. (Slate)

The Marcus Bachmann Problem

Too far out of the mainstream? (MotherJones)

The Decline of Tea Party Favorability

Every group except strong Republicans is losing faith in the Tea Party. (MotherJones)

James Spader is the New Michael Scott on the Office

Robert California? Seriously? (LATimes)

South Korea Gets 2018 Winter Olympics

Will anybody in America stay up til 3 AM to watch events? (NYTimes)

Obama Holds Twitter Town Hall

Can't tell if this is good or bad for democracy. (NYTimes)(NYTimes)

How to Fix the MLB All Star Game

Need to do something. (SI)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Dexter Reacts to Casey Anthony Verdict

SI NCAA Cheating for Dummies Guide

How to break NCAA rules the right way. (SI)

Goods News Nobody is Reporting

Not everything in the world is getting worse. (Cracked)

In Case of Fire, Exit Building Before Tweeting About It

Great Balls of Fireworks

College Humor: Barack Obama BBQ 2011

[Warning: language]

Casey Anthony: Murder as Spectator Sport

America's shameful addiction to high profile trials. (HuffingtonPost)

Tarp Comes Alive at Arkansas Minor League Game

DVR Cable Boxes Wasting Energy, Why No Sleep Mode?

Your cable box is killing your energy bill. (PopSci)

Obama Fighting Back?

Did Obama finally draw a line in the sand on compromising? (WashingtonPost)

Chicken Fried Rice vs. Cat Chow

Can you tell the difference by looking at the ingredients? (Slate)

Supreme Court Guide to Screwing Customers and Workers

The Roberts court is giving out a nice guide to corporations through its rulings. (Slate)

The Mother of All No Brainers

The Republicans are not a normal party. (NYTimes)

Monday, July 4, 2011

MLB Power Rankings July 4

Yankees, Red Sox, and Phillies on top. (ESPN)

Jim Gaffigan: July 4th

14 Crazy Baseball Stat Facts

Sometimes the role players outshine the stars on the stat sheet. (SI)

Out of Control Spending?

Derek Jeter in a Trenton Thunder American Flag Uniform

Wow. (Sportsgrid)

The Onion: Justin Bieber Actually 51 Year Old Pedophile

Justin Bieber Found To Be Cleverly Disguised 51-Year-Old Pedophile

Does Anyone Really Think Obama Doesn't Support Gay Marriage?

A well-placed lie to keep his name off the issue? (TheAtlantic)

July 4th Cartoon

July 4th Myths

History isn't so simple. (WashingtonPost)

The Return of Trickle Down Economics

It never dies. (NYTimes)

Sunday, July 3, 2011

MLB All-Star Snubs 2011

There are always a few. (ESPN)

Women's World Cup: Worst Handball Ever Not Called by Ref

MLB All Star Game Starting Rosters 2011

Not surprisingly, the Yankees and Red Sox dominate. (MLB)

Most Hated Companies in America

Not a good list to be on. (TheAtlantic)

Illegal Alien Guide to the Best Places to Live in America

It's a trap! (FOXNews)

The 25 Documents You Need Before You Die

Thinking ahead. (WSJ)

NYPD FIreworks Destruction 2011

Isn't this how they caught the bad guys in Home Alone 2?

No Swimming Sign Drowning

New Wisconsin Law: Bring a Gun to Lambeau Field?

You can hide it under your cheesehead. (Sportsgrid)

Zombie Liberalism

As America becomes more liberal on social issues by the day, the left still struggles to get its desired economic policy. (WashingtonPost)

Nation's Unemployed Launch Investment Bank

That's the best way to get a bailout, right? (DailyKos)

Sunday Cartoon: Voting

On Site Job Medical Clinics

Offering healthcare at the office to save money. (LATimes)

Executive Pay Keeps Rising While Everyone Suffers

They say executives need to get paid well to stay competitive. Why doesn't that apply to other employees? Given the track record, clearly high salaries haven't resulted in extraordinary performance by CEOs. (NYTimes)

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