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From the Tumblelog February 14-20, 2010

Feb 20

twittericonPercy Jackson time

newsMichelle Obama's anti-obesity initiative generates a childish pushback

newsWhy Obama needs Rahm at the top

Let us now praise Rahm Emanuel . No, seriously. It is the current fashion to blame President Obama’s disappointing first year on his chief of staff. “First, remove Rahm Emanuel,” writes Leslie Gelb…

twittericonThe torch has been passed. Elliot bought more books at the library used book sale tonight than I did.

Feb 19

twittericondisappointed by the ricky gervais show. same audio podcast i’ve already heard (and loved) but with cartoon visuals

newsHealth care proposal for Obama to bring to summit: Cadillac tax stays, no public option, aides say:

twittericonRT @ProFootballTalk: At some point, Tiger drifted from "buddhism" to "booty-ism."

newsLiz Cheney Loves Torture, Doesn’t Understand Interrogation

newsWhy Obamacare won't do much to stop the premium increases the president deplores.

Feb 18

newsPosters on Online Political Forums


Posters on Online Political Forums

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twittericonRT @mmcauliff: Lloyd Doggett, on Austin plane: “Like the larger-scale tragedy in Oklahoma City, this was a cowardly act of domestic terrorism. "

newsThe American Conservative -- His-Panic

Talk TV sensationalists and axe-grinding ideologues have fallen for a myth of immigrant lawlessness.


Feb 16

newsWhat Do Liberals Want?

Feb 15

newsFavorite Customers #4 – Gorilla Lady


newsArizona school bus gains WiFi, students suddenly chill out and get productive

Feb 14

newsWhy Obama can't fire anyone

newsCheney Struggles To Explain Terror Contradictions; Endorses DADT Repeal


From the Tumblelog February 7-13, 2010

Feb 13

newsA new Buzz start-up experience based on your feedback

Posted by Todd Jackson, Product Manager, Gmail and Google Buzz
We’ve heard your feedback loud and clear, and since we launched Google Buzz four days ago, we’ve been working around the clock to…

newsWill health-care insurance save your life?

Megan McArdle’s column questioning the link between insurance coverage and mortality (researcher speak for “dying”) is interesting, but ultimately misleading. At its base, it takes a…

Feb 12

newsMillions of Buzz users, and improvements based on your feedback

Feb 11

newsNFL Films withholds post-interception talk

Reggie Wayne was wired for the Super Bowl and mostly didn’t say much. But as I watched parts of the game for an obsessive third time, I knew that Wayne’s mic’d up segment would pay off huge in…

newsBlueCross BlueShield of Texas' blueprint for denying health policies.

It’s difficult to appreciate the stakes in health care reform if you receive health insurance through your employer. About 59 percent of Americans do, and while they are paying more and more for…

twittericonRT @SPINmagazine: Free Download: New @Japandroids song!

Feb 10

newsSarah Palin’s Secret hand Notes - Tom Toles Editorial Cartoon on

Feb 09

newsgal328: Frequently Raised Objections

newsRepublicans -- Not Obama -- More Often on Wrong Side of Public Opinion

One of the more commonplace assertions among pundits on the center-right — made rather carelessly by Victor Davis Hanson and more thoughtfully by Jay Cost, is that agenda put forward by Obama…

newsCondescending Liberals

“[I]n the end the bedrock common sense of the American people will prevail,” wrote conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer Friday in the Washington Post. He was crowing over Scott Brown’s…

newsNo Fussin’ and Fightin’: Let’s Try Dialogue Instead

Much is said about the “culture wars” in the US—especially every four years at election time. And much was said leading up to yesterday’s Super Bowl concerning an ad from Focus on the Family, the…

twittericonpoopy. is blocked at work again.

Feb 8

twittericonElliot’s final tally from last night’s party was 26 adults and 25 kids.

Feb 7

twittericonToday Elliot was watching ESPN while Finn was in bed. There was bleeped profanity. Finn walked in and said "The swearing attracted me."

twittericonFinn just said "Elliot, I know how to get a girl when you are teenager. Give her a compliment and then walk away." - Too much iCarly!


From the Tumblelog for January 31 - February 6, 2010

Feb 6

twittericonfamily movie night = Coraline

Feb 5

newsNew Palin e-mails reveal 'First Dude's' influence in Alaskan government: Nearly 3,000 pages of e-mails th...

newsContent of our character: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid stirred up lots of controversy recently when ...

Feb 4

newsAT&T Finally Lets You Use SlingPlayer with Your iPhone Over 3G -

Feb 3

newsFists for Jesus - THE WEEK: A small but growing number of evangelical churches are using mixed martial ar...

news824,000 Jobs Will Disappear on February 5th - TV and Radio:

twittericonWebsense fail. "This Websense category is filtered: Potentially Damaging Content." #tentsandtarpsforhaiti

newsLeft-right want Obama 'question time': Group launches campaign for regular, televised conversations like ...

newsBBC News - France refuses a citizenship over full Islamic veil: The French government refuses to grant ci...

newsObama Acts to Engage G.O.P., Testing Party’s Intentions: The outreach is a marked shift in White House st...

twittericon1 argument vs "we must do wrong since right doesn't work" is to show that doing right works

newsThe Greatest of These is Love: Another thought on faith, doubt and Christianity.In I Corinthians 13, the ...

Feb 2

newsGetting real about Congress: "No single vote by any single senator could possibly illustrate everything...

newsHow Reaper would have ended, straight from the creators

Feb 1

twittericon"Velvet Elvis" by @realrobbell is free for Kindle (or kindle app for iphone or your computer) today:

newsPoll: Republicans Think Obama Is A Socialist, And Palin More Qualified To Be President: A new Daily Kos/R...

newsFaith and Doubt After "The Cognitive Turn": In my second class on doubt at church I focused on what I cal...

newsPalin PAC Spent More On Books Than Candidates: Ex-AK Gov. Sarah Palin's (R) PAC spent more money buying c...

twittericonwatching Big Love jump the shark. too many wacky plot threads this season


From the Tumblelog January 24-30, 2010

Jan 30

newsThe Visitor

Jan 29

twittericontime to get our Freeland Dairy on

Jan 28

twittericonPalin fans attack Obama’s narcissism. Hmm.

newsI Just Remembered Chris Matthews Was White


twittericonone dude I follow seems to think climate change is bogus and $trillion surplus to $trillion deficit from 2000 to 2008 is Obama’s failure

Jan 26

newsBob Dylan to Perform at White House for First Time


Jan 25

twittericonfreshman basketball Nouvel at Bay City Central

newsAndre Bauer equates ‘stray animals' to people on government aid | The Greenville News

newsPass. The. Damn. Bill.

newsProject for a Healthy American Future - Steve Benen

newsdedication sunday

Jan 24

twittericonFinn says that he likes Sprint because they don’t say they’re better than someone else in their commercials.

twittericonFinn says that if he can’t play pro football he wants to be a Walmart cashier because their commercial says “Save money. Live better.”

twittericonFinn says “I know what God’s favorite animal is. Dog. It’s the backwards of his name.”


From the Tumblelog January 17-23, 2010

Jan 23

twittericonat a lacrosse practice with the boys who are trying it out

twittericon Lacrosse practice -

newsGreatest Finale Ever?

Maybe so. In case you missed it, check out the performance of “Freebird” from Conan O’Brien’s final Tonight Show last night. It features Will Ferrell on vocals along with Ben Harper, Billy Gibbons…

newsTime-lapse video depicts Flight 1549's days in icy Hudson

Jan 22

newsSaginaw activists outraged by Delta cartoon but newspaper adviser says it's not racist

Jan 21

newsThe “Never Takes Responsibility for Anything” Wing

newsBrown Didn't Get Many Votes Because Of Health Care, According To Pol

newsNC State scores rare victory over No. 6 Duke

Jan 20

newsIs health-care reform stabilizing?

twittericonmaybe we can?

twittericonBrown is pro-choice, voted for RomneyCare (roughly = to ObamaCare), and posed nude in Cosmo. an unlikely hero for social conservatives

newsDemoralized Democrats

Jan 19

newsTiVo Party Tonight: The Swell Season, Spoon, The Mountain Goats, The XX

Jan 18

newsHoover: Present events similar to past» Abilene Reporter News

Jan 17

newsNew York Times Ready to Charge Online Readers



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