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Bill Gates is Brilliant

I love this. The guy is geeky-brilliant, uber-wealthy, and has a gigantic heart. Bill Gates’ campaign to wipe out malaria just took a funny step forward. LONG BEACH, California (AFP) – Microsoft founder turned disease-battling philanthropist Bill Gates loosed mosquitoes at an elite Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) Conference to make a point about the deadly sting of malaria. “Malaria is […]

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Cranky Giraffes

Sometimes other giraffes just get on your last God-damned nerve. I’m just sayin’…

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Gratuitous Obstructionist Pissants

The GOP (Gratuitous Obstructionist Pissants) are blowing gaskets left and right over the stimulus package being promoted by President Obama and his team. They go on and on and on about how horrible it is. “Research to stop STDs???!” they scream. “Funding the arts???!” they bellow. “Refurbishing the National Mall???!” they yell. “This is just one big pork barrel of […]

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AP Goes After Shepard Fairey

AP Goes After Shepard Fairey

Remember when I wrote about how Shepard Fairey totally stole a photographer’s work? This one? Turns out that Manny Garcia was an AP photographer when he snapped the photo and the AP owns the rights to the image. They aren’t happy about the situation. The AP says it owns the copyright, and wants credit and compensation. Fairey disagrees. “The Associated […]

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Famous Savants

I just got lost on this site: 10 Most Fascinating Savants in the World. I knew some of this but I was completely blown away by what I read there. Put this one on the “highly recommended websites” list. I’m just sayin’…

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OFA 2.0 – Changing the DNC From a Party to a Movement

There’s a terrific Esquire article this month that profiles David Plouffe, the mastermind behind Barack Obama’s Campaign for Change. In it he discusses the development of Organizing For Change and how it will change the face of politics forever. More to the point, it will reshape the Democratic party and take it to a new level, one never seen before […]

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Oh. My. God. – Part II

The President of the United States said this today: This is America. We don’t disparage wealth. We don’t begrudge anybody for achieving success. And we believe that success should be rewarded. But what gets people upset – and rightfully so – are executives being rewarded for failure. Especially when those rewards are subsidized by U.S. taxpayers. For top executives to […]

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Oh. My. God.

President Obama: “I’m here on television saying I screwed up, and that’s part of the era of responsibility. It’s not never making mistakes; it’s owning up to them and trying to make sure you never repeat them and that’s what we intend to do.” President Barack Obama on poor vetting of some of his Cabinet picks When was the last […]

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The Future of the Republican Party

I’ve read two interesting pieces in the past couple of days that give me a great deal of confidence that the Democratic Party’s days as the dominant political force in this country are just beginning. First, we have a Rasmussen Poll that says that over half of Republicans surveyed think that the party “should become more like Alaska Governor Sarah […]

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Is it Just Me…

…or do they have this backwards??? Wood Wants Women. I’m just askin’…

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Vegetarians Have Better Sex

Oh, yeah… Thank you, PETA. I needed that. Oh, and how about a bonus cut? I’m just sayin’…

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