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Friday, August 5, 2011

Deadbeat Dads Tricked by Promise of Auburn vs. Alabama Tickets

Was Congressman Joe Walsh one of them? (TheDailyWhat)

Honest Amusement Park Maps

A day filled with fun. (CollegeHumor)

John Kerry on the Media: All Arguments Are Not Equal

Real Net Job Creation

Not even keeping up with population growth. (AndrewSullivan)

Bernie Sanders: Why I Voted No on the Debt Deal

Not often that Bernie Sanders and Tom Coburn vote the same way. (HuffingtonPost)

8 More Upcoming Congressional Battles

Neverending list of crises. (ForeignPolicy)

Krugman: The Wrong Worries

The debt deal did nothing to help the economy. (NYTimes)

New Era Alec Baldwin John Krasinski Yankees Red Sox Commercial Part 4

FOX: Obama's Hip-Hop BBQ Didn't Create Jobs

Classy. (NYMag)

Times Change, Policies Stay the Same

Politicians offer the same policies in crisis that they offer during normal times. (Bloomberg)

Colbert Report: Super PAC Donors Lord Sauron and Suq Madiq

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Colbert Report: Barack Obama Celebrates 50th Birthday During Crisis

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Barack Obama's 50th Birthday
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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Jon Huntsman Plays Charlie Brown Song on Keyboard

At least he can join a band after his presidential run fails.

Rachel Maddow: Happy 50th Birthday Barack Obama with Birther Retrospective

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Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell: Standing Ovation for Chris Christie

TFD Opinions: NFL Standings Predictions 2011-2012

*= Wild Card; # of wins in parentheses (just a rough estimate)
^(# of Colts wins obviously will depend on how many games Peyton Manning misses)

East- Patriots (12), Jets* (10), Bills (6), Dolphins (6)
North- Steelers (12), Ravens* (11), Browns (6), Bengals (3)
South- Texans (10), Colts^ (7), Titans (7), Jaguars (5)
West- Chargers (10), Chiefs (8), Raiders (6), Broncos (5)
Playoffs- 1. Patriots 2. Steelers 3. Chargers 4. Texans 5. Ravens 6. Jets

East- Eagles (11), Cowboys (9), Giants (8), Redskins (4)
North- Packers (12), Bears* (10), Lions (9), Vikings (7)
South- Saints (11), Falcons* (10), Bucs (9), Panthers (3)
West- Cardinals (9), Rams (8), Seahawks (6), 49ers (6)
Playoffs- 1. Packers 2. Eagles 3. Saints 4. Cardinals 5. Falcons 6. Bears

MLB Power Rankings Aug 4

Can't stop the big 3. (SI)

FOX News Headlines vs. Actual News Headlines Part 2

Part 2 of the continuing series. (Buzzfeed)

TFD Opinions: Republican Presidential Nomination Odds August 4

On the President's birthday, an updated look at the odds for his 2012 opponent. Change from July 20 in parentheses.

9. Newt Gingrich 1% (-1)- Giving him 1% might even be charitable. There continue to be no signs of life in his campaign and recently it was revealed that he fabricated most of his Twitter followers. At this point he's really only in the race to save face and keep his name somewhat in the news.

8. Rick Santorum 2% (0)- No changes other than his continuing feud with Dan Savage which probably doesn't help or hurt his chances at winning the nomination. There's at least a chance he'll do well in the Ames Straw Poll to keep his campaign away from the life support level.

The Onion: Obama Turns 50 Despite Republican Opposition

One thing the Republicans couldn't block. (TheOnion)

Preseason USA Today College Football Top 25 Coaches Poll

Oklahoma starts at #1. (USAToday)

$500 Reward for Missing $5 Beanie Baby Monkey

He's a member of the family. (TheDailyWhat)

Marco Fabian Goal Against Barcelona

Humanitarian Bowl Renamed the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

At least the name fits? (Sportsgrid)

Chris Christie Defends Appointment of Muslim Judge

Chris Christie may be a blowhard and bully but he doesn't put up with any BS on religion baiting. (AndrewSullivan)

Is Capital Punishment Effective

Does it have any deterrent effect? (AndrewSullivan)

Curb Your Enthusiasm Palestinian Chicken Actually Lebanese

Unclear if it lives up to the reviews in the show or was just part of the plot. (HuffingtonPost)

Michele Bachmann's Light Bulb Conspiracy Theory

A person who believes in all these conspiracy theories has a real chance to win a major party nomination. (MotherJones)

Explaining the FAA Shutdown Debate

The government's new crisis now that the debt ceiling has passed. (Politico)

Jimmy Kimmel: The Mr. T Party

Colbert Report: Steve King Birth Control Conspiracy

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Women's Health-Nazi Plan
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Colbert Report: North Dakota, Haboobs, and Electronic Monopoly

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ThreatDown - Fake States, Sharia Weather & Monopoly
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Colbert Report: Half-Black Half-Hispanic Spiderman

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Multiracial Spider-Man
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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell: Mike Huckabee 9/11 History for Kids Profiteering Scam

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Ed Show: Bill Maher on the Debt Ceiling Deal

10 Words You Need to Stop Misspelling

Please learn these. (TheOatmeal)

Hannity: Government Steals Woodpecker From Little Girl

The horror!

FOX News: Republican Frontrunners Split 193% of Voters


Why Dinosaurs Are Extinct

The Inspiration for Creating the Internet

Jimmy Kimmel: Jersey Shark

Conan: Why Would You Tweet That?

America's Got Talent: Team iLuminate

Ichiro Impersonator Interferes with Live Ball

The Onion: Drunken Ben Bernanke Tells Everyone How Screwed the Economy Is

It's bad when Onion articles aren't far from the truth. (TheOnion)

Which Religion Most Believes in the Justified Killing of Civilians?

Trade Deadline MLB Power Rankings

The Braves take the crown for best moves. (Grantland)

Saudi Arabia Building Kingdom Tower, World's Tallest Building

Gotta let the UAE know who's boss. (PopSci)

The World is Laughing at Washington

The rest of the world looked on and mocked the debt ceiling crisis. (ForeignPolicy)

Fake Facebook Birthdays

The height of fake friend interaction on Facebook. (Slate)

Why the Republicans Lost the Debt Ceiling Deal

Appearances can be deceiving. (LATimes)

Slashing the Price of Healthcare

Using common sense not ideology. (NYTimes)

Colbert Report: Newt Gingrich's Fake Twitter Followers

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Lithuanian Mayor Uses Tank to Crush Illegally Parked Car

Daily Show: Aasif Mandvi: Florida Wind Farm vs. Duck Hunters

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Fowl Wind
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TV Review: Take the Money and Run

Stupid to the level of hilarity. (AVClub)

Hugh Fink: Time Zones
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Healy: Where are the Reality Based Candidates?

A libertarian view that laments the heavy presence of Neocon philosophy at the top of the ticket. (Reason)

Brewers Nyjer Morgan Postgame Interview as Tony Gumbel

Coburn: Why I Opposed the Debt Ceiling Deal

Tom Coburn (R-OK) on why he couldn't support the deal and wants to see more done about the deficit. (WashingtonPost)

Prescriptions for Winnie the Pooh Character Ailments

20 Things That Kill More People Than Sharks Do Every Year

The irrational fear of shark attacks. (Buzzfeed)

Senate Roll Call Vote on Debt Ceiling Deal Bill

74-26. (Senate)

IKEA Job Interview

Princeton Review Top 20 Party Schools in America

Ohio beats out UGA for the prize this year. (WLTX)

Packers Jermichael Finley Double Catch

Corn: Obama's Hope-a-Dope Strategy

Once again as Obama seems to give in, the question is asked whether he's actually outthinking Republicans. (MotherJones)

Full Text of Debt Ceiling Deal Bill

Full text of the deal. (NYTimes)

Craig Ferguson: Paris Show Intro: Ca Plane Pour Moi

Colbert Report: The Word: Super Congress

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The Word - With Great Power Comes No Responsibility
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Colbert Report: Debt Ceiling: The Troll and 3 Billy Goats Gruff

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The Kind of Deal Democrats Hate
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Monday, August 1, 2011

The Mittness Protection Program

Hiding from the spotlight. (Politico)

John Boehner Sigh of Relief on Elevator

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House Roll Call Vote on Debt Ceiling Deal August 1

Democrats split evenly, Republicans mostly vote for it. (RollCall)

Gabrielle Giffords Return to Congress for Debt Ceiling Vote Video

Calvin and Hobbes on Business

Frum: Wake Up GOP, Smashing the System Doesn't Fix It

One of the many recent pieces from Republicans concerned about the direction of their party. (CNN)

TFD Opinions: Mitt Romney is Not a Responsible Adult

Mitt Romney has spent most of time lately hiding in the shadows, avoiding taking a position on anything. Why? That's leadership? Finally, today he decided to come out and oppose the debt ceiling deal, claiming that his deal would've contained the Cut, Cap, and Balance plan and had fewer defense cuts and no chance of raising taxes. Really? And what imaginary Congress was going to vote for that bill? The Republican candidates have been spent the last few weeks hitting Obama for a lack of leadership but they think they're leaders because they would've compromised nothing and led the country into a shutdown and/or default. The deal as it stands is very good for Republicans but rather than declaring victory, the presidential candidates continue to live in a fantasy world. Romney hasn't pandered this year nearly as much as he did in 2007/2008 but it's become clear that he really hasn't changed at all.

Texas Pride Forfeits 2012 Election to Obama

Bear Week > Shark Week


Dive of the Year Candidate

Understanding Introverts

Being introverted in an extroverted population. (TheAtlantic)

What Happened That Night in Abbottabad

How they got Bin Laden. (NewYorker)

Eliminating Left Turns

Redesigning traffic patterns to avoid congestion. (Slate)

Lose the Battle, Win the War

Capitulation or clever move? (WashingtonPost)

Debt Ceiling Deal: Winners and Losers

Did the American people win in the long run? (WashingtonPost)

Douthat: The Diminished President

His theory rests on the president's approval rating not going back up now that there's a deal. (NYTimes)

Krugman: The President Surrenders

Averted this disaster but there's still disaster on the horizon. (NYTimes)

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Movie Trailer: In Time

Obama Debt Ceiling Deal Speech Video July 31

Debt Ceiling Deal Details

Motto of the day: don't let the perfect be the enemy of the sorta okay I guess. (TPM)

I See Debt People Sign Outside of Capitol

TV Trailer: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 7


Lawrence O'Donnell Bans Joe Walsh for Being Deadbeat Dad

Joe Walsh: do as I say not as I do. (HuffingtonPost)

Sunday Cartoon: Borders

Grover Norquist: Hero of the Well Connected

No new taxes ever for any reason. (NYTimes)

Canadian Citizenship Test

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