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03 Oct 2011 20:02


Politics: Oops: Hank Williams Jr. isn’t “ready for some football” after comments

  • He compared Obama to Hitler. Now his iconic song is off “Monday Night Football” tonight. Hank Williams Jr. has been the voice of Monday Night Football for over 20 years, but a comment in this “Fox & Friends” segment, where he suggests that John Boehner playing golf with Obama “would be like Hitler playing golf with (Israeli leader) Benjamin Netanyahu,” has cost Williams a spot on ESPN’s long-running franchise this week. (The “Fox & Friends” anchors immediately had a not-so-lovely look on their faces after Williams said that line — with not a little bit of anger, mind you.) Williams, despite being an on-air personality for ESPN and therefore banned from running for political office, has nonetheless expressed interest in running for the U.S. Senate in 2012. source

02 Sep 2010 17:49


Politics: The worst opening statement in debate history

  • What happened? Appointed Governor Jan Brewer (R-AZ), most famous for this controversial bill, wasn’t asked a difficult question at the start of yesterday’s debate. In fact, she wasn’t asked a question at all; she was simply given an open opportunity to introduce herself to voters. This is the easiest part of a debate, and yet somehow, Brewer found a way to bungle it (and badly). This may be the most unforced error in the history of political debates. source

05 Aug 2010 20:13


Tech: Did the New York Times totally fail on Google/Verizon article?

  • @NYTimes is wrong. We’ve not had any convos with VZN about paying for carriage of our traffic. We remain committed to an open internet.
  • A tweet from Google’s public policy feed • Denying the New York Times’ claims that they plan to play turncoat on net neutrality with Verizon. We must say, it’s not often the NYT gets a story totally wrong, and, well, this is kind of a biggie to get wrong. To top it all off, Verizon is also denying the claims. Embarrassing. (For what it’s worth, the Times article is still up with no correction in sight.) source

15 Jun 2010 23:25


Tech: Heckuva job, Brownie: AT&T – again – ruins the day for iPhone fans

The phone company totally blew pre-orders, causing long waits, errors and reported data leaks. Why does Apple work with this company again? source

11 Jun 2010 21:31


Politics: Charles Schumer justifies Gaza blockade with straight-wrong facts

  • Yo, Charles, what happened? The New York Senator, who is Jewish, woefully misinformed a Orthodox Union crowd by saying that most Palestinians don’t support a two-state solution in Israel. Actually, they do. By using this train of thought, he gets to this conclusion: “Since the Palestinians in Gaza elected Hamas, while certainly there should be humanitarian aid and people not starving to death, to strangle them economically until they see that’s not the way to go, makes sense.” It’s no Helen Thomas-level gaffe, sure, but what an awful justification. source

09 Jun 2010 22:02


Tech: “Gawker,” “iPad” and “Goatse Security” forever linked after tonight

Gawker found out that AT&T had a major iPad security hole which exposed the personal e-mail addresses of military officials, celebrities and executives. Oy vey. source

02 Jun 2010 10:07


U.S.: Oil spill: Our last hope, a diamond-blade saw, is now stuck

  • OH THE HUMANITY! BP has screwed up like four dozen times in the last month, so why wouldn’t the saw they were using to cut the pipe in the oil spill get stuck IN THE PIPE? Seriously. We bet you all thought it was going to be a bunch of aliens that were going to end the human race. But no. It’s a saw blade stuck in a #(&(@(&! pipe that did it. (Above is a clip from the most riveting television on the air right now, the oil spill webcam.) source

26 May 2010 14:04


Politics: Three awful ideas from the House GOP’s new agenda-picking site

  • If you’ve ever used the internet, you could’ve seen this coming from a while away. After House Republicans launched a site looking for democratic input on their new agenda, the site got overloaded with comments that perhaps didn’t show the GOP’s decision-making process in the best light. A few samples to nosh on:
  • one“Require all Muslims in the U.S. to wear ankle bracelet transponders so we know where the terrorists are at all times.”
  • two“Consensual bestiality should not be illegal. No, I am not joking. Everything I’ve said is logically sound.”
  • three “End the idea of Net Neutrality. American’s do not need the government censoring our websites for us.”

And the best answer goes to …

  • We need to train an army of Ninja Cats. Cats are natural born hunters and predators, and it is known that they indeed have 9 lives, many more than the typical human life (being one).
  • An absolute genius • Saying everything that needs to be said about this endeavor. It’s absolutely perfect in its conceit – the world needs stronger counter-terror measures, and how much stronger could you get than ninja cats? You know, seriously. source

08 May 2010 18:24


Offbeat: Google News run by computer with juvenile sense of humor

  • “Jack Meoff” ≠ Jake Tapper. The other day, the poor ABC News political reporter got mis-bylined by the computer-driven service, instead calling Tapper by his real name. The article was about some topic we don’t care about, but the second we realized it got turned into a childish prank, we immediately showed interest. Good show, Google News, getting regular people like us interested in the news. source

08 May 2010 10:51


Politics: Protip: Anti-gay activists shouldn’t get help from

On the left: George Alan Rekers, a prominent anti-gay activist. On the right: A male escort who joined Rekers on a 10-day European trip. Oh boy. source