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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Rachel Maddow: FOX and Friends on Murdoch Hacking Scandal

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TFD Opinions: Hey Democrats, What Goes Around Comes Around

As frustrating as it is to watch the Republicans hold everything in Washington hostage and behave childishly on every issue, people are suffering from a recency effect if they only blame Republicans. Let's not forget that Democrats have played a part in leading to this incredible gridlock. Even President Obama isn't above blame on this one.

Grade Inflation at US Colleges


Republicans Depending on RedState Blog Post for Debt Ceiling Advice

Well that's comforting. (Slate)

Would a Default Lead to a Third Party?

How many times can Democrats and Republicans mess up before people tire of the 2 party system? (WashingtonPost)

Saturday Cartoon: Casey Anthony

Rachel Maddow: Republicans Making It Harder to Vote

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Real Time with Bill Maher: New Rules July 15

Rupert Murdoch is not Emperor Palpatine and Bill Maher doesn't hate Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann because he's sexist, it's because they're crazy. (RealTime)

Harry Potter According to Someone Who's Never Seen the Movies or Read the Books

He's pretty close...okay, not really at all. (NinjaPimp)

Friday, July 15, 2011

Diners, Drive-ins, and Dementors: Guy Fieri at Hogwarts

Craig Ferguson: Cursing Bunny Will See Winnie the Pooh This Week, Harry Potter Next Week

Sid has a plan because he is not an idiot...

Only in Math Problems Can You Buy 60 Cantaloupes

The Onion: Joe Biden Introduces Trio of Sexy Bodyguards

Joe Biden Introduces Trio Of Sexy Bodyguards

Create a Special Job Credit for Long Term Unemployed

There needs to be an incentive to hire them or they may never be hired. (TheAtlantic)

Bin Laden Was Planning 9/11 Anniversary Attack

What could've been. (TheAtlantic)

Bernie Sanders: Elections Have Consequences Floor Speech

Tea Party Utopia

Hitting the debt ceiling would certainly meet the goal of small government, really small government. (MotherJones)

Krauthammer: Call Obama's Bluff

Obama says he wants real tax reform, why are Republicans stopping him? (WashingtonPost)

Colbert Report: Rupert Murdoch and News of the World

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Colbert Report: Carmageddon in Los Angeles

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Debt Ceiling Plans Cheat Sheet

The 8 proposals that are or were on the table. (NYTimes)

Krugman: Getting to Crazy

People finally wake up to the reality that the modern Republican party is nuts. (NYTimes)

25 Words You Might Not Know are Trademarked

Common words are actually brand names. (MentalFloss)

Daily Show: Michele Bachmann on Chutzpah and Mitch McConnell Weird Honesty

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Dwyane Wade Cheats at Knockout, Loses to Little Kid

Simon: Bozo Congress

Time to call out Congress for not really caring out about the American public. (Politico)

How a Bill Really Becomes a Law

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Weirdest Google Search Suggestions

Need to change that algorithm. (Someecards)

The Onion: China Agrees to Erase US Debt if Americans Dress Up in Funny Costumes and Dance for Them

Sounds like a fair deal. (TheOnion)

Flower Based Ice Cream

Germany debuts ice cream made from flowers not milk. (PopSci)

2011 Emmy Award Nominees List

HBO dominates again. (LATimes)

Eric Cantor: Public Enemy #1

Boehner and McConnell are moving to compromise, Eric Cantor is defending the Tea Party. (NYTimes)

The Republican Case for Compromise

It's good for Republicans as long as they avoid the Tea Party's know-nothing wrath. (NYTimes)

Kristof: The Opposing Party

Being intellectually consistent is not a requirement in Washington. (NYTimes)

Seth Meyers ESPYs Monologue 2011 Video

Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell: Rewrite: Harry Reid Forces Republicans to Vote Against Millionaire Shared Sacrifice

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Jay Leno: Craig Ferguson Interview

Jay Leno: Craig Ferguson Gives Rose Byrne a Lap Dance

Colbert Report: Mitch McConnell and the Debt Ceiling

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Republicans Choose None of the Above
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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Michele and Marcus Bachmann Explain Marriage

Daily Show: Marcus Bachmann and Jerry Seinfeld: Pray Away the Gay Therapy

Facebook Chat

7 Harry Potter Movies in 7 Minutes

Note: Does not contain spoilers from Deathly Hallows Part 2

Movie Trailer: Sherlock Holmes 2

Women's World Cup Semifinal: USA vs. France Game Winning Goal by Wambach Video

United States Map as Seen by a New Yorker

Guy Named Casey Anthony Getting Death Threats

Guilt by association?

MLB All-Star Game Justin Timberlake Interview

Some well-deserved sarcastic praise for Joe Buck.

Anderson Cooper Does Dramatic Reading of Snooki's Book

Snooki is not a serious author? (Gawker)

Mitt Romney Plays Moderate, Rejects Iowa Pledge

In 2008, Romney tried as hard as he could to pretend he was at the far end of the right wing. It's unclear whether being more honest will get him more votes though. (HuffingtonPost)

MLS Earthquakes Goalie Scores Goal from 90 Yards

Why Mitch McConnell Blinked

The stubbornness didn't work this time. (HuffingtonPost)

Women's World Cup: USA vs. France Semifinal Preview

They barely survived Brazil; France is up next. (YahooSports)

Heath Bell All-Star Game Entrance

The 25 Least Valuable Players in the NFL

Players that aren't missed during the lockout. (Grantland)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Review

Seems like universally positive reviews. (Slate)

Colbert Report: Michele Bachmann Marriage Vow and Slavery

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Daily Show: Al Madrigal: Latinos and Baseball

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The Naturalized
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Daily Show: Debt Ceiling Magic and Lightbulbs

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Dancing on the Ceiling
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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Joe Buck All-Star Game Miguel Cabrera Player Intros Fail

MLB Power Rankings- July 11- All Star Break

The AL/NL East powerhouses occupy the top 4 spots. (ESPN)

Words You're Confusing With Other Words

You're welcome. (Cracked)

United States of Netflix Favorites Map

North Dakota Might Not Be a State

Congrats Alaska and Hawaii, you've just moved up one. (Newser)

Michelle Obama Eats a Burger, Freakout Commences

Yes, because Michelle Obama is clearly being hypocritical because she both opposes child obesity and ate one burger. (AndrewSullivan)

Is the MLB All-Star Game Obsolete?

Does anyone really care anymore? (TheAtlantic)

The Conservative California State Movement

Conservatives are trying to break California into 2 states. (CSMonitor)

The Terrifying Regime of Rupert Murdoch

The influence of corporate media. (ForeignPolicy)

Down the Memory Hole

Why doesn't the media call out politicians for saying blatantly inconsistent things in the past and force them to account for them? (WashingtonPost)

Brooks: The Magic Lever

The loud concentrated groups get their way and hurt the silent majority. (NYTimes)

Minor League Baseball Team Wears Harry Potter Jerseys

Obama vs. USA Dry Pea and Lentil Council

Please tell me this is a joke. (NYMagazine)

Solution to Rubbernecking: Screens

Blocking views of traffic accidents. (Freakonomics)

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Colbert Report: Michael Shermer: The Believing Brain

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Colbert Report: John Lennon Reagan Conservative and German Stand Up Comedy

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Colbert Report: Fracking and Talisman Terry the Dinosaur

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Bill Maher on Piers Morgan: I'd Vote for Bachmann over Palin

An almost impossible choice. (Mediaite)

How to Answer What's Your Weakness at an Interview

Mitch McConnell's Stupid Comparison of Casey Anthony Trial to Terrorist Trials

"These are not American citizens. We just found with the Caylee Anthony case how difficult is to get a conviction in a U.S. court," Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (TPM)

Why Caylee's Law is a Bad Idea

Emotion and hysteria make for bad law. (HuffingtonPost)

Dexter Morgan Meets Casey Anthony

2011 MLB All Star Game Starting Lineups

Cano and Tulowitzki batting 8th for stacked lineups. (SI)

6 Lies About the Human Body You Learned in Kindergarten

I never learned #4. (Cracked)

If Gus Johnson Announced the Wambach Goal vs. Brazil

Advertising Fail: Canada Dry + Captain America

Pennsylvania Restaurant Bans Young Kids

The Onion: Miracle Baby Born With Job

Some people are just born lucky. (TheOnion)

The Case to Keep Dividing Africa

No point keeping the artificial colonial borders. (TheAtlantic)

The Fan That Caught Derek Jeter's 3000th Hit

A real Yankee fan. (SI)

Foodie Nation: America is the New France?

America's culinary renaissance. (CSMonitor)

Ames Straw Poll Preview

Pawlenty needs a good finish to break the string of bad news. (WashingtonPost)

Krugman: Can't or Won't?

Need to do something about the economy. (NYTimes)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

World Cup: USA Rapinoe to Wambach Tying Goal in Overtime vs. Brazil Video

World Cup: USA vs. Brazil Penalty Kicks Shootout Video

World Cup: USA vs. Brazil Penalty Kick and Retake Video

TFD Opinions: Terrible Ref at USA vs. Brazil World Cup Game

Update: USA miraculously won but the ref still sucked and all my points stand.

I don't watch much women's soccer; this might be the 1st full game I've ever watched. It didn't take long to find out that refs in the Women's World Cup are as terrible as every other sport. Not only was there this handball in a previous game, but almost every major call by the ref (Jacqui Melksham from Australia) and her assistants was incorrect, including two that led to Brazil's goals. How do you get to the quarterfinals of the World Cup and have amateur hour when it comes to refs?

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To All You Hunters Who Kill Animals For Food


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Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 8 Premiere Tonight 10 PM

MLB Midseason Awards

The best and worst of the first half. (ESPN)

Federal Government Rules Against Marijuana Again

Marijuana is dangerous unlike cigarettes, alcohol, Twinkies, etc. (HuffingtonPost)

2011 Home Run Derby Participants and Preview

When was the last time 2 second basemen were in the Home Run Derby? (MLB)

Sunday Cartoon: Youtube Party


The 3000 Hit Club

Derek Jeter joined the exclusive club yesterday. (NYTimes)

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