Saturday, April 24, 2010

Telling Truth To The Powerless

My man, Chris Hedges.
"It is not our role to take power, it is our role to make the powerful afraid of us."
Only the first 27 minutes, so not all that long.

Project Runway

A fun, catty rehash for those who can't get enough.
I'm one of those who can't get enough. I think Project Runway and Mad Men should be on 52/12.
No, wait, did I mean 365/52?
How about every night? There, fixed.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Defense Budget

Barney goes there.
"There's a big debate right now about where 3,000 Marines in Okinawa should go. My suggestion is Nebraska," he said.

Website O' Teh Day

The Lowden Chicken Calculator.
Nothing on heart transplants, though. Looks like a lotta Republicans are outta luck.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Obama 'Dramatically Effective'

Of course, Sully's been in love with him from Day 1. But I tend to agree. He lists the reasons why. Now counter it. Give me your reasons why not, you curmudgeon.

Obama's Supreme Court List

is beginning to look like a proposed Honorary Contrariennes List. America is a wonderful country.
Before she became a lawyer, Williams was a music and third-grade teacher in the Detroit public schools. She spent nine years as an assistant U.S attorney in Chicago, trying major felony cases and ultimately becoming chief of the Organized Drug Enforcement Task Force for a five-state region. President Reagan first appointed her to the federal bench in 1985, making her the first African American woman to serve as a district judge in the 7th Circuit. President Clinton elevated her to the appellate court.

Satire O' Teh Day

You begin to get it when she says Eyjafjallajokull.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

It's Not Easy Being Green

I guess you have to use math to figure embodied energy, but on the other hand, I hardly ever fly.

You Know New York

You know you know New York. You've been seeing parts of The City since you started watching TV and movies. You may even have read a little about it. Like every day, or at least every week if you're any kind of reader.
But the thing about The City is that you can never know enough.
The local public TV station is trying to change that with some Web-only short sketches about the people and the places in The City you may not know about.
I love New York.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Supreme Court: And Then There's Diane Wood

Greenwald — and his links — tell you what you need to know.
Still, I kinda like a woman nicknamed Shorty. What's Wood's nickname?