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From the Tumblelog January 10-16, 2010

Jan 16

twittericonFinn said “I don’t know who to believe. AT&T says they’re better than Verizon Wireless. Verizon Wireless says they’re better than AT&T”

twittericonFinal Bowl Pick Results: Lisa with 20 out of 34, Finn 18, Elliot 16, and Jon 13

Jan 15

twittericon51-30 Midland

twittericonat Midland vs Nouvel basketball

twittericonRT @philwilson: RT @ClayTravisBGID: Watch this immediately. Lane Kiffin pre-presser. Wow.

newsJoe Peyronnin: Rush to Judgment

The stench of death permeates the air as dead bodies clog roadways and arteries. The painful pictures of Haiti’s injured and deceased are almost incomprehensible. But this unbelievable disaster is…

newsFootball Games Have 11 Minutes of Action -

Here's something that even some dedicated students of the game may not fully appreciate: how little actual football there is in a football game. According to a Wall Street Journal study of four recent broadcasts, and similar estimates by researchers, the average amount of time the ball is in play on the field during an NFL game is about 11 minutes.

Jan 14

twittericonrecently finished Scrubs-apalooza, started Arrested Development last night.

newsThe constitutionality of the individual mandate

It's a credit to George Will that even in an op-ed arguing that the Supreme Court should declare the individual mandate unconstitutional, Will concludes that they almost certainly won't. As he says, the point of the challenge is to "defy a pernicious idea and clarify conservatism," which is different than overturning the law.

newsCongressional inaction isn't an option

We've literally never had a deficit problem this large before. And it's not the fault of the stimulus or the bailout — both of which were short-term costs that account for about 3 or 4 percent of the long-term deficit — or even any particular policy. It's mainly health-care costs — in the private and public sectors — with an assist from demographic changes. But however you slice it, it's going to require some really tough decisions from a Congress that shows no capacity for making such tough decisions. Inaction isn't an option unless you're comfortable with crisis being the outcome.

Jan 13

newsEarthquake in Haiti

Jan 12

newsFacebook Unites Former Gitmo Prisoner and Guard

newsThe trouble with taking hostages

newsStates with gay-marriage bans are seeing higher divorce rates

It's common to hear that gay marriage threatens traditional marriage. But Nate Silver runs the numbers and finds just the opposite. Since 2003, states that haven't banned gay marriage have seen an 8 percent drop in divorce rates. States that have passed gay-marriage bans, by contrast, have seen their divorce rates edge upwards. Does this prove causation? No. Does it prove that opponents of gay marriage rely on some ridiculous arguments? Yes.

newsTriangle of Wickedness

newsWhen Jon Stewart Fails | TAPPED Archive | The American Prospect

Stewart allowed Yoo to maintain the illusion that he was a good faith actor simply doing his job, rather than someone who had deliberately distorted the facts in order to justify the unjustifiable. After being outmaneuvered for nearly thirty minutes, Stewart grudgingly admitted that he was "not very equipped to handle the discussion". It was a sobering reminder that for years, a mostly pliant press has allowed a comedian to do a reporters' job. Yesterday, we were reminded how inadequate a solution that really is.

newsWatching TV shortens life span, study finds

Australian researchers find that each hour a day spent in front of television is linked with an 18% greater risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and an 11% greater risk of all causes of death.  Watching television for hour upon hour obviously isn't the best way to spend leisure time -- inactivity has been linked to obesity and heart disease. But a new study quantifies TV viewing's effect on risk of death.

Jan 11

newsMLK Day Celebration with Naomi Tutu

newsTim Tebow to headline Don Meyer Evening of Excellence April 17

newsWhy I Pray: Part 1, My Story

newsKrugman Shoots the Messenger: Blames Wheeler, FDL for Fueling “Fake Scandal” over Gruber

Jan 10

twittericonRT @warrenstjohn: We'll truly be post-racial when SNL has a black host who doesn't have to spend whole show making jokes about being black.

newsOp-Ed Columnist - Religion and Women -

newsHow to make America more innovative: give scientists more incentives to innovate.


From the Tumblelog December 20-26, 2009

From the Tumblelog December 13-19, 2009

Dec 19

newsDemocrats strike health care deal - -

Dec 18

twittericonhome from dinner and Invictus and coffee with friends from work (including a South African)

Dec 17

twittericonNot the "Ragan Conservative," but a FB friend is laughing at the idiot convention in "Copenhagan"

newsCalling on Congress to stop the debt tsunami

newsTop 7 insane homeowners association rules - THE WEEK

newsTom Toles — UCLICK

Dec 16

twittericonblocked a Regan Conservative who doesn't know how to spell Reagan from following me on Twitter because I can

newsNew Ratings System for Radio Gives Guilty Pleasures a Boost -

Dec 15

newsEzra Klein - Is the Senate health-care reform bill still worth passing?

Dec 14

newsIs Robert Rubin more important than the U.S. Congress?

newsCaprica’: Watch the premiere online

newsThe 150,000-life health-care plan

Dec 13

newsEzra Klein - Joe Lieberman: Let’s not make a deal!

twittericontoday I saw my first Palin Nugent 2012 bumper sticker



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