A Brit’s View: Cameron takes a Bite out of Suarez

By |April 26th, 2013|

Luis Suarez was at it again on Sunday. Unless you're a soccer fan you probably don't know who he is. Let me point you towards him biting an opponent, racially abusing an opponent (although the evidence was sketchy), gaining a reputation for cheating while playing, punching an opponent, and finally, to round things off nicely, biting another [...]

Bloomberg’s Boston Bombers’ Fantasy: Hitting Times Square

By |April 25th, 2013|

"New York was next on their list of targets," Bloomberg said of brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Bloomberg said he received confirmation of the chilling second phase of their plot from the FBI. "The fact is, New York City remains a prime target for those who hate America and want to kill Americans." [Fox News] [...]

Hagel: U.S. Believes Bashar Assad Used Sarin Gas

By |April 25th, 2013|

The United States now believes "with varying degrees of confidence" that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against its people, according to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and the White House. Hagel, speaking to reporters in Abu Dhabi, also said the U.S. government believes "any use of chemical weapons in Syria very likely originated" with [...]

Barbara Bush’s Truth, and the George W. Bush Library

By |April 25th, 2013|

President Barack Obama stands with former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Jimmy Carter, at the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas, Tex., April 25, 2013. Former First Ladies Laura Bush, left, and Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, are also pictured. (Official White House Photo [...]

The Lean In Effect and Politico’s Jill Abramson Piece

By |April 25th, 2013|

CALL IT the Lean In effect. The impact Sheryl Sandberg's book is having, with evidence clear that there has been an "immediate impact," which has been felt across journalism, but also in corporations, which male executives starting to write about the importance of companies to Lean In. It can be argued that the Politico piece [...]

Heidi Heitcamp Under Fire for Gun Vote

By |April 25th, 2013|

Old Mars Rover Phallic “Drawing” Goes Viral

By |April 25th, 2013|

via Reddit - NASA photo Some Mars maniacs just won't grow up: A picture of the track patterns left behind by the Mars rovers' standard turning maneuver has drawn giggles and gasps "“ merely because it looks like a penis scrawled on the Red Planet. "The rude drawing has emerged in a series [...]

Guns in the U.S.A.: The Public, the NRA, and Occupy’s Silent No More

By |April 24th, 2013|

A recent Pew Poll about guns in the U.S.A., or more specifically, about the recent Senate vote; and Occupy the NRA's "Silent No More" actions, scheduled for tomorrow, provide two indications of how the public is thinking and feeling about the gun arguments. They don't change much, those arguments. They fairly frequently become headline news, [...]

Queer Talk: Rhode Island Is 10th State to Approve Marriage Equality

By |April 24th, 2013|

The Rhode Island Senate voted today to approve marriage equality. The state becomes the 10th in the nation, plus D.C., to allow same-sex couples to legally marry, and becomes the last of the New England states to do so. Chris Geidner, at Buzzfeed: The Rhode Island Senate approved a marriage equality bill 26-12 on Wednesday [...]

Tamerlan Tsarnaev Listed on “Highly Classified” Database

By |April 24th, 2013|

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Suspect 1 [dead] WHAT GOOD is it if you've got a dangerous individual on a watch list of "potential terrorists" if it's so "vast" law enforcement agencies can't keep track of who's on it? From Reuters: The name of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was listed on [...]