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Jun. 10th, 2010 12:23 pm
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: From @fibreydon, ABC (Australia)'s new web show, Hungry Beast. (from abc.net.au)
:: Also from @fibreydon, About Hungry Beast (from abc.net.au)
:: Relax, dudes. It's a commercial, and a good one. From mediate.com, Starbucks Ad and Town Hall Protests.
:: Another from Mediaite, Goldberg Calls Out Fox News Hosts 'Pretending to be Journalists'...On Fox News. Just want to say, Keith and Rachel are opinionated, yes, but their shows are also well-researched. Especially Rachel's!
:: And another from Mediaite, Whoopi Goldberg on Polanski Crime: "It Wasn't Rape-Rape". I didn't think it was possible to lose respect for someone quicker than I lost respect for Ben Stein because of Expelled, but oh look, it is.
:: From Tria via Gtalk, Buttercup Syrup. Interesting! (from netdoctor.co.uk)
:: You know why I had to quote all of this (here from[community profile] metaquotes):

"You may be a little surprised that I am supporting someone enough to go to a church and hear all about how their mission to convert people to yet another silly belief system went. That is because you have not met my friend Heather. It is hard to describe Heather. You have to meet her to really believe it when I say she’s the nicest, sincerest person in the world. The best I can do is to say that, if Heather announced her decision to become a serial hitchhiking murderer, I would support her all the way and be sad if she came home and felt she hadn’t beheaded enough RVers. Such is the power of Heather."

(Reminds me of CC from high school. She was quiet, and sweet, and super-religious, and everyone liked her. So much so that one day when she wasn't feeling well, she quietly asked one of the loudest, most obnoxious guys in class to please be quiet, she had a headache--and she never asks anything of anyone--that the entire class was silent the whole period.)

:: From[profile] zevshirSupport the Troops? I laughed out loud at the Ron part. I WANT that T-shirt. :D The rest is more serious, and the whole thing is well worth the read. (from philadelphiaweekly.com)
:: This poem could be painful for those who have loved and lost. Bitch by Carolyn Kizer. Posted by[personal profile] bluebombardier.
:: Neato! From[profile] navytron89American Stonehenge: Monumental Instructions for the Post-Apocalypse (from wired.com)
:: Also from [info]navytron89The Georgia Guidestones on Wikipedia.
:: From Fizzy via Gtalk, Easy Banana Cake Recipe. (from bananacakerecipe.com)
:: From[profile] eh_notsomuchPermanent Republican Majority (from balloon-juice.com)
:: This gem from[profile] mhael:

The one who bit his tongue and wouldn't let go? I caught his commercial the other day and it made me wonder if he approaches sex the same way he does the product he's hawking. If so, the hooker probably couldn't help but bite the guy's tongue.... just to get him to stop. I can see it now:

"Are you ready for this cock? I know you're going to love this cock when you use it. It's like a dildo, it's like a vibrator, it'll blow your mind. It has so many uses. This cock is for the vagina. The mouth. The ass. The inside of your elbow. My cock can be used in so many ways in so many places. It doesn't leak, it doesn't drip, it doesn't cum before you want it to. It almost sells itself! You following me here? And don't be fooled by other cocks you see- *this* cock is the one that'll get the job done every time. It cums with a 30 minute guarantee- you'd be crazy not to take this cock."

I mean... come on? Who *wouldn't* launch themselves in a desperate attempt to still that wagging tongue any way they could?

:: From[community profile] antitheismWhy Atheists Care About YOUR Religion, and from there, I highly recommend all her vids. And she's 19 so you're not a creepster if you stare. Just be polite. :) 

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Jun. 10th, 2010 12:22 pm
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: From rhrealitycheck.org, The Lady is a Tramp: My Adventures Defending Sex Education on Far Right Radio. Surprise: It's like talking to a noisy wall. :P
:: From there to Babeland to the awesome and informative Violet Blue :: Open Source Sex. Both NSFW, and you can also find OSS on iTunes.
:: From [info]navytron89Drugs in Portugal: Did Decriminalization Work? tl;dr Yes. (from time.com)
:: From [info]quirkybirdthe results of a Bite Me! re-enactment photo contest. They are AWESOME. (from bitemecomic.com)
:: This is NEATO. From[profile] navytron89Rare All-Female Ant Society That Reproduces By Cloning Discovered. More things in heaven and earth, yo. :D (from impactlab.com)
:: How awesomely steampunk, as [info]navytron89 mentioned: Deer antler research leads to new prosthetic possibilities. :D (from ucl.ac.uk)
:: How lovely. From[profile] driftingfocusSorrow, Pity, Celebration: France Under the Nazis. Am I a bad person for wanting to make icons and headers out of that picture? (from nytimes.com)
:: Another from [info]driftingfocusThe Big Picture - Peering into North Korea. 37 large photos. Dial-up users beware. (from boston.com)
:: Ooohkaaaay... From[community profile] antitheismExtraterrestrials May Already be Saved. Well, at least the fundies are considering the possibility. ^_^ (from time.com)
:: From [info]antitheismThe holy war over Kathleen Sebelius Good grief. (from latimes.com)
:: Awesome. From the above link, It's funny what passes for offensive these daystl;dr There's a 10-story vagina on a building.(from latimes.com)
:: What a whole fucking creepy situation. From the above link, Wife of Phillip Garrido largely a mystery. (from latimes.com)
:: From garethjthomas at Wordpress, Jen Stark and Jennifer Maestre. And a zillion others, go check it out!
:: Some great quotes found at Font Garden:

>> Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea. - Robert A. Heinlein
>> I could've eaten Alpha-Bits and crapped out a better essay...
>> Ask not for whom the bell tolls, let the machine get it.
>> Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somwehere may be happy.
>> Talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand.
>> Indeed! But do not reject these teachings as false because I am crazy. The reason that I am crazy is because they are true. - Malaclypse the Younger.
>> Tachyon: A gluon that's not completely dry.
>> Make it idiotproof and someone will make a better idiot.
>> There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum. - Arthur C. Clarke
>> Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana. - Groucho Marx

:: And another: Reflection of Life With LEGO bricks. :D (from garethjthomas.wordpress.com) 

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Jun. 10th, 2010 12:21 pm
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: FUCK YOU, Williams. From salon.com, Want justice for Polanski? Let him go Um, no.
:: Another from Salon.com, Confessions of a Home-schooler.
:: From that link, Sour grapes, anyone?
:: Not so fabulous, but interesting. Another from Salon.com, Good luck raising that gender-neutral child.
:: This is pretty cool! GLBT Bookshelf. :D
:: This is neato. detached haiku by Brandon Scott Gorrell, posted by [info]exceptindreams. :)
:: Cute commentary on breastfeeding: Raider of the Lost...Er.. Lactation? From [info]metaquotes.
:: From trouble at DW, Disability & Television. Makes some very good points.
:: This poem is sad and reminds me of the Dayne Saga. Known to be Left by Sharon Olds. Posted by [info]exceptindreams.
:: From [info]atheism, the answer to What's the harm? (from whatstheharm.net)
:: WIN. Fried Chicken is Better than God, from an [info]antitheism comment thread. Also, I love how most of us enjoy Chik-Fil-A chicken too much to "boycott" the place on principle. :)
:: Ugh. FAAAAAIL. From [info]antitheismDominican Republic Passes Complete Ban on Abortion. (from feministe.us)
:: From the above link, Women on Waves. Right on, ladies.
:: A spiffy blog from Feministe's blogroll, The Deal with Disability. :)
:: From that [info]atheism post mentioned above, Nicaragua: Working for Safety Despite Abortion ban. (from rhrealitycheck.org)

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May. 26th, 2010 09:27 pm
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: From this post in [info]atheism, When Syliva Comes to Town, Sylvia Browne In Halifax, and Stop Sylvia Browne. (from randi.org, littlemysteries.wordpress.com, and stopsylvia.com)
:: Awesomecakes! From[profile] eh_notsomuch, NJ girl pitches perfect game against boys. :D (from the NJ Star-Ledger)
:: When the news gets too depressing, asks for meerkats. A very good idea, methinks.
:: The lovely poem Sweetness by Stephen Dunn, posted by [info]exceptindreams. :)
:: This is an awesome poem: Eating Poetry by Mark Strand, posted by [info]bluebombardier. ^_^
:: Heehee, neato. From Fizzy via Gtalk, Car Cricket :D (from Wikipedia)
:: This is so lovely. On the Necessity of Sadness by Mikael de Lara Co. Posted by [info]exceptindreams. (I'm tempted to make this a separate post, but...maybe later.)
:: From IAVA, Wartime Soldier, Conflicted Mom. (from nytimes.com)
:: Right on! Another from Fizzy, War widows 'should get soldier pay in full' (from theage.com.au)
:: I don't remember where I found this. But it's a good read. Denying Health Care to Immigrants Would Be Harmful to America. (from truthout.org)
:: Oh, lordy. From @sarking, A bunch of "original slash" authors getting their panties in a twist that their romances aren't eligible for a Lambda literary award if they themselves are not queer. (from kanata at Dreamwidth)
:: Ugh. From @rkref, VA Gov: McDonnell defends opposiition to birth control, working women. Um, fuck off, dude. (from dailykos.com)
:: Another from @rkref, The Washington Post's social media guidelines and the lie of journalistic freedom from bias (from culturekitchen.com)
:: From the above link, Award winning director and fugitive rapist, Roman Polanski, is captured in Switzerland. He can has prisontiems nao? (from culturekitchen.com)
:: SING IT. From @tenderonicakes, Reminder: Roman Polanski raped a child. Seriously. Unforgivable, even decades later. (from salon.com)

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May. 26th, 2010 09:26 pm
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: SWEET. From[profile] a_tergo_lupiThe Secular Coalition for America: Atheists. Humanists. Freethinkers. AMERICANS.
:: BIG ASS ROTOTILLER. XD From [info]metaquotes.
:: From [info]iisz at [info]atheismThe Godless rise as a political force. (from atheistsforhumanrights.org) 
:: The entry has lots of other great links. :)
:: From [info]forwrathandruin at [info]antitheismWomen Protesting "Pro-Rape" Law Attacked by Afghan Men. UGH. (from truthout.org)
:: From [info]pensivegargoyle at [info]antitheismListen and DoWhen Jesus Did Not Come, and India. A children's bible study book from the fifties. (from starlen at flickr)
:: Saw this on MSNBC on Sept. 27: The Horse Boy. Autism and animals stuff. Really cool. I'm disappointed that it's not playing anywhere in Alaska.
:: From @JennywithaY, Glee on Hulu! :D
:: From this post from [info]antitheismMalice of Absence. (from snopes.com)
:: This awesome metaquote of[profile] brownie_utoniumexplaining why Adam is a whiny gullible slacker. ^_^
:: From change.org, The Five Things Bill Clinton Should Do to Take a Firm Stand on Gay Marriage.
:: From [info]zevshir:

"I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that."
- Thomas Edison, 1931

:: And another from [info]zevshir:

"I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented."
- Elie Wiesel

:: Fucking awesome. Another from change.org, Students vs. the Defense of Marriage Act.
:: A funny metaquote about stupid birds.

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May. 26th, 2010 09:19 pm
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: What's Privacy in the Age of Facebook?
:: From @haterhater, Melissa Bean and Bill Foster, Give Us Our Healthcare (from culturekitchen.com)
:: Another from @haterhater, Cecile Richards: Misleading Attacks on Women's Health. (from huffingtonpost.com -- and to be clear, Cecile Richards is the author of the article)
:: And another from @haterhater, Howie Klein: Are Republican Elected Officials Backing the Violent Thugs? (from huffingtonpost.com)
:: From the above page to J. Bradley Jansen: For Liberty Examines the Kingmakers (from huffingtonpost.com)
:: And another from that link, Glenn Beck Accepts Key To Hometown of Mount Vernon, Washington; 800 Demonstrate (from huffingtonpost.com)
:: From @haterhater, Republicans LYING in order to Attack Health Care. (from charlesadler.com)
:: And another from @haterhater (I'm going as far down the tweets of the tweeps with the most and best links as I can), theHealthcare In Crisis blog.
:: And this is how it is. From @haterhater, Fight Back Against the Health Insurance Industry's Lies. (from pubrecord.org)
:: Another blog linked from @haterhater: Robert Reich's Blog. (I think that Blogger layout needs a "stretch" option.)
:: Geek the fuck out with [info]drharper quoting [info]sparkindarkness commenting on WoW's new patch. :)
:: Check it out, yo (funk soul brother)--from @haterhater, Health Insurance Reform Reality Check (from whitehouse.gov)
:: And a petition linked by @haterhater: Keep Anti-Choice Extremism out of Health-Care Reform. (from prochoiceamerica.org)
:: If atheist chaplains existed, this is the sort of issue you'd discuss with one. From [info]antitheism .
:: More awesomeness from [info]metaquotes . 

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May. 19th, 2010 02:30 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: This tab's been open for days, no longer remember where I got it. Limbaugh's latest lie: "I don't tell lies on this program"Riiiiiight. (from mediamatters.org)
:: From IAVA, Report: Too many vets wait a year for claim. Can has change nao plz?
:: Also from IAVA, Durbin discusses help for homeless vets. (from chicagotribune.com)
:: Fuck Yeah Tammy Duckworth. From the above link, VA official lost legs, not her drive, in Iraq. (from chicagotribune.com)
:: It's about time! XD Another from IAVA, Let women work on subs, Navy secretary says (from usatoday.com)
:: This is unacceptable. Then again, it's been unacceptable. One more from IAVA, U.S. seeing more female homeless veterans. (from cnn.com)

HuffPo TVTropes'ing me again:
:: Ed's a partisan wanker, but he's on my side. ^_^ Another from HuffPo, Ed Schultz Challenges Eric Cantor To Exciting Debate.
:: Obama Slams Health Care Critics For Spreading "Outlandish Rumors".
:: Jacob M. Appel: "Mercy Killing: When Love & Law Conflict.
:: That guy has a point for the kind of situations he mentions, but I'm throwing my support behind Not Dead Yet.
:: Lionel Beehner: Why Dictators Tend to Babble.
:: Interesting. Henry Jenkins: In a Social Networking World, What's the Future of TV?
:: SING IT. Bill Maher: New Rule: If America Can't Get It Together, We Lose The Bald Eagle.
:: Well done, Mrs. Brown. Sarah Brown: A Changing Tide of Opinion for Girls and Women.
:: And this from British PM Gordon Brown and Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf: Taking Women's Rights Seriously.

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May. 19th, 2010 02:29 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(This is where the new stuff--the stuff that wasn't posted at my personal journal--starts.)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: Neato! From [info]lavenderfrost, When Same-Sex Marriage Was a Christian Rite (from colfaxrecord.com)
:: I LOOOOVE The Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey. Thanks as to [info]exceptindreams for posting the poem.
:: Another BAD-ASS FEMALE. From Fizzy via Gtalk, The only woman in the French Foreign Legion. (from news.bbc.co.uk)
:: ARGH, people suck. From @haterhater, Census Worker Found Hanged. (from care2.com)
:: From @trexsandwich, another article on the Census worker who was hanged. (From the AP)
:: @haterhater perusal continues (will do this with several tweeps): Police Report Filed by Acorn Exposes False Claims in Gotcha Vids. (from alternet.org)
:: From military.com, Reporter Injured by IED Bounces Back to Help Wounded Warriors. With non-automatic audio. (from podcasts.military.com)
:: From the National Partnership for Women and Families ActionSpeak, Health Insurance Reform as a Women's Issue: The First Lady's Take (from whitehouse.gov)
:: Another from ActionSpeak, With H1N1 Spreading this Labor Day: We Need Paid Sick Days, Not Another iPhone App FOR REALS. (from blog.nationalpartnership.org)
:: From military.com, Canadian Bill Would Aid US War Deserters.
:: From the above link, Swedish Women Troops Want 'Combat' Bra. I'd like one too, just for jogging.
:: Also from military.com, Standoff at VA Hospital Ends Peacefully.
:: Why am I not surprised? From NPfW&F: Teen Birth Rates Highest in States With Greatest Levels of Religious Belief, Study Finds. (from nationalpartnership.org)
:: From HuffPo, Keli Goff: Why I'm Grateful for Joe Wilson and the Fury of Racists. Well done, ms. Goff.
:: From the above link, The Millennial Generation. Been saying this for like two years now--we're gonna pass stuff like marriage equality because more and more progressives keep turning 18 and registering to vote! (from americanprogress.org):
One likely consequence of the Millennial generation’s rise is an end to the so-called culture wars that have marked American politics for the last several decades. Acrimonious disputes about family and religious values, feminism, gay rights, and race have frequently crippled progressives’ ability to make their case to the average American. Millennials support gay marriage, take race and gender equality as givens, are tolerant of religious and family diversity, have an open and positive attitude toward immigration, and generally display little interest in fighting over the divisive social issues of the past. Almost two-thirds agree that religious faith should focus more on promoting tolerance, social justice, and peace in society, and less on opposing abortion or gay rights.

Right. The fuck. ON.

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May. 19th, 2010 02:24 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 30, 2009)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: From HuffPo, Remembering Henry Gibson.
:: This is fucking awesome. From [info]a_human_bean at [info]antitheism, The Atheist Apocalypse. I can has? (from viruscomix.com)
:: From change.org, Who is the Most Discriminated Group in America? The answer: GLBT and Muslim Americans.
:: UGH, this is horrible. 62% of Disabled Unemployed (from change.org)
:: Sweet! From IAVA, The Pentagon's Bionic Arm. (from cbsnews.com)
:: From the Washington Post, School Lunch Punch.
:: Right on. From [info]antitheism, about Carrie fucking Prejean.
:: From this [info]metaquotes post, this homophobic Chick Tract.
:: This is what happens to you if you cover your cornflakes in crystal meth. From an odd ducky troll at [info]antitheism. :P
:: From [info]exceptindreams, "Letter from a Friend on Her Anniversary" by Katharine Coles.
:: From Beacon Within via Gtalk, Richard Dawkins's intro for his new book The Greatest Show On Earth. 'Tis awesome. (from richarddawkins.net)
:: Courtesy of [info]olberfanns, My Box in a box creators interviewed by Keith Olbermann. :D (youtube)
:: From a locked entry in [info]atheism, 82 Hovind Lies or False Statements. (youtube)
:: From this post in [info]antitheism:
Instead, they do what I have now wasted ten minutes doing. They jerk off to word play in an attempt to belittle viewpoints. Ah, pot and kettle, but at very least I will admit my potential for hypocrisy. I am a-shame in this respect, because better to get people talking about the way atheism is belittled through language dissemination to the point that Christians tend not to even know what the term means beyond an equivocation with communism and/or a lack of morality.

:: From @Books4Soldiers, Patrol Base Mahwil offers the unflushable toilet. With pictures! (from booksforsoldiers.com)

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May. 15th, 2010 01:49 am
orbitaldiamonds: penguin in a green shirt with Earth on it, "<3 Earth" sign (Default)
[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 30, 2009)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: From HuffPo, Remembering Henry Gibson.
:: This is fucking awesome. From [info]a_human_bean at [info]antitheism, The Atheist Apocalypse. I can has? (from viruscomix.com)
:: From change.org, Who is the Most Discriminated Group in America? The answer: GLBT and Muslim Americans.
:: UGH, this is horrible. 62% of Disabled Unemployed (from change.org)
:: Sweet! From IAVA, The Pentagon's Bionic Arm. (from cbsnews.com)
:: From the Washington Post, School Lunch Punch.
:: Right on. From [info]antitheism, about Carrie fucking Prejean.
:: From this [info]metaquotes post, this homophobic Chick Tract.
:: This is what happens to you if you cover your cornflakes in crystal meth. From an odd ducky troll at [info]antitheism. :P
:: From [info]exceptindreams, "Letter from a Friend on Her Anniversary" by Katharine Coles.
:: From Beacon Within via Gtalk, Richard Dawkins's intro for his new book The Greatest Show On Earth. 'Tis awesome. (from richarddawkins.net)
:: Courtesy of [info]olberfanns, My Box in a box creators interviewed by Keith Olbermann. :D (youtube)
:: From a locked entry in [info]atheism, 82 Hovind Lies or False Statements. (youtube)
:: From this post in [info]antitheism:
Instead, they do what I have now wasted ten minutes doing. They jerk off to word play in an attempt to belittle viewpoints. Ah, pot and kettle, but at very least I will admit my potential for hypocrisy. I am a-shame in this respect, because better to get people talking about the way atheism is belittled through language dissemination to the point that Christians tend not to even know what the term means beyond an equivocation with communism and/or a lack of morality.

:: From @Books4Soldiers, Patrol Base Mahwil offers the unflushable toilet. With pictures! (from booksforsoldiers.com)

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May. 14th, 2010 03:30 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 29, 2009)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: It's about damn time! From the Human Rights Campaign, DOMA Repeal Introduced, Time to Get to Work! (from hrcbackstory.org)
:: From an [info]atheism comment thread, The Messed-Up Teachings of Jesus with quoted chapter and verse. (from gretachristina.typepad.com)
:: And another: The True Faith: Liberal and Conservative Christianity (from gretachristina.typepad.com)
:: Right on! Another from HRC, Mainline Christian Denomination Opens Doors to Gay and Lesbian Ministers in Committed Relationships Open-mindedness WIN. (from hrcbackstory.org)
:: And another, NY Times and Washington Post editorials about the critical importance of passing the Employee Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). (from hrcbackstory.org)
:: Fucking awesome. Via Greta Christina's Blog, Kanye Interrupts Jesus and My 80s Mix from Homosecular Gaytheist. I love that name. :D
:: Another from Greta Christina's Blog: Defending the Blasphemy Challenge: A Reply
:: From...I don't remember...on Twitter, Report: Growing Ranks of Nouveau Poor Facing Discrimination From Old Poor (from The Onion)
:: From Fizzy via Gtalk, Steve, Don't Eat It! Vol. 3: Beggin' Strips Icky. (from thesneeze.com)
:: This is fantastic. From IAVA, Colleges Try to Ease Veterans' Move From Combat to Classroom (from washingtonpost.com)
:: Also from IAVA, Afghan Blast Raises New Doubts in Europe. (from nytimes.com)
:: Another from IAVA, Lawmakers conflicted on VA claims fixes (from militarytimes.com)
:: And another, poignant story: During World War II, a Soldier Turned Cantor on the Battlefield. (from nytimes.com) Listen hereat YouTube.
:: From HuffPo, Time to Just Say No to Giant Corporate "Parasites" -- and Recognize Them for What They Are.
:: One more from IAVA, Bill to help homeowners moves forward (from militarytimes.com)

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May. 14th, 2010 03:28 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 28, 2009)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: This is useful: Uses for coffee filters, from [info]poor_skills.
:: This recipe for Chocolate Brownie Cobbler from [info]mhael.
:: From @MilitaryAvenue, Remains of Civil War Soldier Return Home on Anniversary Rest in peace, soldier. (from militaryavenue.com)
:: From IAVA, Lawmakers agree on use of advance VA funds (from navytimes.com)
:: Also from IAVA, Biden Pushes Iraqi Leaders On Vote Law, Oil-Bid Perks (from washingtonpost.com)
:: Another from IAVA, Soldier to receive Medal of Honor posthumously today (from Sept. 17, from military.com)
:: One more from IAVA: Afghanistan's Other Front (from nytimes.com)
:: From HuffPo, The Sad, Shocking Truth About How Women Are Feeling.
:: And from the above link, What's Happening To Women's Happiness? *sigh*
:: Via HuffPo, Anxious Kids at Risk for Obesity in Adulthood. Well, fuck. (from forbes.com)
:: From time.com, the much-talked about Mad Man: Is Glenn Beck Bad for America? Yep, but if his media pimps are gonna keep him on the air/in print/online, he's got a right to be there. And not from any phony-baloney "god," from the Constitution. He's sure abusing the privilege of the TV show, the radio show, and the books, though.
:: From HuffPo, New TIME Cover on Glenn Beck Ignores Facts, and Worse.
:: Also from HuffPo, Bob Cesca: With a Health Care Plan This Insane, Who Needs Wingnuts? Right on, Mr. Cesca.
:: From the above link, The Baucus Bill: The Worst Policy in the Bill, and Possibly in the World Wait, a housewife looking for asecond job? What'd the first one be, then? (from voices.washingtonpost.com)
:: Another from HuffPo: Mitchell Bard: Baucus Debacle Shows Why Democrats Have to Stop Trying to Woo Republican Lawmakers.

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May. 14th, 2010 03:26 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 27, 2009)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: From IAVA, Vets impatient with GI Bill payment delays (from militarytimes.com)
:: Also from IAVA, Obama to present Medal of Honor to Monti family Thursday (from militarytimes.com)
:: From HuffPo, Lorelei Kelly: Screaming Joe Wilson: Newt Gingrich's Frankenstein *sigh* Nevermind that Frankenstein was the doctor, not the creature.
:: This and this on the arrests made in Iraq after a rocket attack launched on the U.S. Embassy which coincided with Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Baghdad. (from militarytimes.com and nytimes.com)
:: From IAVA, Duckworth tells VA directors in Asheville to expect more women, more funding GOOD. (from citizen-times.com)
:: Heehee. From DailyKosTV, President Obama calling Kanye West a jackass. Off the record means off the record, but damn, that was fun to hear.
:: Right. The fuck. ON. From HuffPo, Trey Ellis: Mr. President, More "Jackass" Outbursts, please! XD
:: Getting TVTropes'd by HuffPo, cont'd: "Tea Party" Leader Melts Down On CNN: Obama Is An "Indonesian Muslim Turned Welfare Thug" Um, whut?
:: From a HuffPo Link, NineTwelvePhotos's photostream on Flickr.
:: From HuffPo, Reese Schonfeld: CNN Has Lost Its Way. He wrote:
When I heard one of the protesters demanding that President Obama and his "kind" were leading us to Communism, I had little doubt what "kind" he was talking about. Giving an audience of millions to enraged extremists is too great a gift to qualify as "freedom of speech."
And I disagree. Part of the beauty of freedom of speech is that everybody gets to be heard. I mean, yeah, CNN gets to decide what's shown on their air, but why not let the nutters hang themselves with their own rope?
:: So sad. Henry Gibson Died: Dead at 73 :( (from HuffPo)
:: SO not the change I voted for. RJ Eskow: Top Five Reasons the Baucus Bill is Really, Really Bad (from HuffPo)
:: Mo' HuffPo: CNBC's Maria Bartiromo Pretends Her Medicare Flub Never Happened I have a hunch that Maria Bartiromo is getting paid under the table by anti-reform corporations. But it's just a hunch. :P
:: This awesomeness about family from [info]metaquotes.
:: OMFFSM Dorkiest advice request ever. Is [info]mil_wives and therefore locked.

060.

May. 13th, 2010 01:50 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 26, 2009)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: From IAVA, 4 U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan ;_; (from cnn.com)
:: Also from IAVA, U.S. gives new rights to Afghan prisoners. (from msnbc.msn.com)
:: From @Scoop44, Making Media Partisanship Work.
:: From Brave New Films, SickForProfit.com. The video will make your blood boil.
:: From @trexsandwich, NatalieDee. Awesome and funny comics. :D
:: From @shannynmoore, Frank Schaeffer: Glenn Beck and the 9/12 Marchers: Subversive From Within Very informative, please read. (from huffingtonpost.com)
:: From @newsminer, Yes on sales tax Some of the comments are even smart. (from newsminer.com)
:: HAHAHAHAHA. Wilson Shouts 'You Lie' After Wife Fakes Orgasm (from borowitzreport.com)
:: From a link from HuffPo, The 9/12 Project: What? (from trueslant.com)
:: Beautiful time-suck win. From Fizzy via Gtalk, Orisinal : Morning Sunshine (from ferryhalim.com)
:: Why am I not surprised? From HuffPo, 9/12 March 'Tea Party' Photo: False Image Spread By Anti-Reform Activists and thisfrom PolitiFact that goes into more detail.
:: This will make your head explode with RAAAAGE. From Trialia via Gtalk, Steven L. Anderson: Killing Gays is Not Murder (from signorile.com)
:: From BBC News, Is race a factor in Obama protests Um, do bears shit in the woods?
:: From military.com, Military Spouses Create Group to Help Troops, Vets Find Jobs :D
:: Also from military.com, Military Chief Suggests Need to Enlarge U.S. Afghan Force (from nytimes.com)

059.

May. 13th, 2010 01:49 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 25, 2009)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: From change.org, Darfur Activism: Fact & Fiction.
:: Also from change.org, The Presidential Principle of "Make Me Do It".
:: From a [info]poor_skills comment thread, Survival Guide to Homelessness and Leaving Abuse.
:: In fact, the whole post is chock-full of good advice about escaping abuse and being homeless/living on the cheap.
:: Roller Derby FTMFW. From [info]landfill_sky, the Birmingham Blitz Derby Dames :D
:: Fucking AWESOME. From @milblogging, Col. Tim Kopra Tweets from Space, "We're preparing the orbiter for return--setting up seats, pulling out suits.Weather's iffy" :D :D (from milblogging.com)
:: WTFF? From @ontd_political, College president honors "diversity" by naming center after Dick Cheney. Dude, being pro-marriage equality is great, but it doesn't make up for all the other stuff. (via philly.com)
:: Your occasional does of tasteless jokery from an [info]ontd_political comment thread:

Knock knock
Who's there?
9/11
9/11 who?
YOU SAID YOU'D NEVER FORGET

...

When does a pentagon have four sides?
When it intersects a plane
:: (We can all hang out in the special hell later.)
:: From @zev4, US man fires cannon, hits neighbor's house (from gmanews.tv)
:: Hahaha! From @marlaerwin, It's time to play Cheese or Font XD
:: From @msnbc_politics, This 9/11, Obama has bullhorn on terrorism. (from msnbc.msn.com)
:: From [info]eh_notsomuch, Call the waaaaaaaaaah-mbulance. About the top 1% complaining about how "hard" they have it now. (via nymag.com)
:: From @newsminer, 'Make your pie and eat it too' at Ester festival. Books, pies, and a McDermott playing the ukulele. What more could you want? (from newsminer.com)
:: From IAVA, U.S. to send more counter-explosives units to Afghanistan. (from latimes.com)

058.

May. 13th, 2010 01:47 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 24, 2009)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: From @natthedem, President Obama Memorializes Walter Cronkite Is an excellent speech. (youtube)
:: From [info]rahmbamarama, Barack Obama with a Cricket Bat. :D 'Cause Fizzy sent me that link when it was new, and I'm sure it'll make her smile again since she knows who the other guy is too. ^_^ Also, is a wholly perfect use of the "liberal riot bat of justice" tag. XD (is locked since it's RBR.)
:: This warms the cockles of my heart. From @books4soldiers, from 1SG Rob :)
:: From [info]a_tergo_lupi, What Would Jesus NOT Do? Well worth the watch. (youtube)
:: From @rkref, Tim Pawlenty: I Might Invoke the 10th Amendment to Stop Health Care Reform Well, there hasn't been much federalism discussion lately, but it's still bullpucky. (from washingtonindependent.com)
:: From [info]bisexual_world, The Bigots' Last Hurrah I'll say it again: SUCK IT, @NOMTWEETS. (from nytimes.com)
:: This addictive game that Fizzy showed me: Bubble Spinner It's addictive. (from addictinggames.com)
:: From [info]i_iz_norml, Ana Marie Cox -- Why We Should Get Rid of the White House Press Corps (from washingtonpost.com)
:: Also from [info]i_iz_norml, John Green -- Why We Should Get Rid of the Prom (from washingtonpost.com)
:: From [info]atheism, Laughing at Religion, a compilation of the YouTube Religion Wars.
:: From [info]sunoftheskye at [info]antitheism, This week (of Apr. 20th) in Holy Crimes.
:: About time! From change.org, Department of Labor Releases List of Slave-Made Goods.
:: Also from change.org, It's Time to End the Federal Ban on Gay Blood Donations It's past time. That ban is my age!
:: Another from change.org, Don't Let Kellogg's Buy Scientists: Froot Loops Aren't a Healthy Breakfast. Fo'reals.
:: Lubna Hussein rocks my socks. One more from change.org, Lubna & Her Pants *fistbumps from Alaska*

057.

May. 11th, 2010 02:05 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 23, 2009)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: From @linktv, POWER: Bishop Robinson on Finding the Strength Within (from fora.tv)
:: From @shannynmoore, The Death of Adam Hermanson (from thenation.com)
:: Another step towards equality. From @DavidShuster, Treatment of Alan Turing was "appalling" - PM (from number10.gov.uk)
:: From @rkref, On Malpractice Reform, Fine Print is Still Hazy (from washingtonpost.com)
:: From @linktv, KENYA: Water shortages lead to cholera outbreaks The oh-dear-ism, it's got me. This is horrible. (from irinnnews.org)
:: From @zestylime, Wilson Censure Now In Works Good. Now can we get back to health care reform? (from thepoliticalcarnival.blogspot.com)
:: From @newsminer, 3 Fort Richardson-based soldiers killed in Iraq ;_; (from newsminer.com)
:: This gem from [info]ghymoreid:

Anybody who in future wants to cast aspersions on somebody I love and happen to think probably saved the both of us from serious injury or discuss my health outside of my presence is henceforth cordially invited to direct all enquiries to Kiss My Curvy White Arse Incorporated.

:: From @militaryavenue, Security Progress Continues in Iraq, Despite Attacks (from militaryavenue.com)
:: This is awesome. Also from @militaryavenue, Naturalization Ceremony Honors New Uniformed Citizens :D (from militaryavenue.com)
:: This gem by [info]geekgirlofdoom, quoted by [info]slartibartfast at [info]metaquotes:

Just rewatched The Matrix for the first time in years and years. Find myself on the side of the machines rather than the resistance. Huh. I don't remember feeling that way the first bazillion times I watched it. Now I'm just like "WHATEVER. I DON'T WANT TO LIVE IN A POST-APOCALYPTIC WASTELAND. ELROND CAN FEED OFF MY ELECTRIC PULSES SO LONG AS HE KEEPS PROVIDING ME WITH THE ABSTRACT CONCEPT OF CHOCOLATE AND SOAP AND PORN THANK YOU."

:: From @marlaerwin, The British Counter-Example tl;dr "terminological inexactitude" :D (from andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com)
:: From @McCainBlogette, GOP 'cranks' dominating debate (from politico.com)
:: From TRMS on the 11th, NARLO. Have some wingnuttery.
:: AWESOME. From @lechatsavant, a Dr. Seuss Parody Cover :D

056.

May. 11th, 2010 02:04 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 22, 2009)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: From @linktv, France pushes ahead with its 'green' agenda (from dw-world.de)
:: Another from @linktv, Indian School: Type Caste Damn, I wish I got LinkTV up here! (from linktv.org)
:: From @USArmy, Remembrance: Chaplain recalls 9/11 attack on Pentagon
:: From @jorajo, ZOMFSM AN IRA GLASS FINGER PUPPET :D (from abbeychristine's Etsy shop)
:: Heehee. From @anamariecox, Newspaper ads to follow Vick and the Eagles (from philly.com)
:: Awesomecakes! From @militaryavenue, Organizations Recognized for Contributions to Military (from militaryavenue.com)
:: From @ontd_political, Your Daily Dose of Right-Wing Batshit. *disappointed sigh*
:: From @airamerica, How is ALS Disease Connected To The Gulf War? (from airamerica.com)
:: Also from @ariamerica, It's Not Just Van Jones: Environmentalists Move On and Look Ahead
:: From @JoinTheImpact, Health care reform and LGBT Americans (from jointheimpact.com)
:: This wins like woah. From @DavidShuster, Socialized America (from motherjones.net, automatic audio/video and popup warnings)
:: This is neato. From @ontd_political, Interview with John Marcotte, Author of the 2010 California Protection of Marriage Act(from cockeyed.com)
:: Another from @ontd_political, Steele" "Bad Form" for Obama to Invoke Kennedy At Health Care Speech. Well, if anyone knows bad form... *eyeroll*
:: From @newsminer, Alaska's Murphy the Moose marred by vandal WTF? Serioulsy? *another disappointed sigh* (from newsminer.com)
:: From @HumanityCritic, Rep. John Shimus Walked Out On Obama Speech Out Of "Frustration" :P (from huffingtonpost.com)

055.

May. 11th, 2010 02:03 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 21, 2009)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: This needs to be seen. From an [info]ontd_political comment thread, Michael Moore's SICKO In. Its. Entirety. (from video.google.com)
:: Lordy fuck. From @HumanityCritic, VIDEO: Watch Joe "You Lie" Wilson Yell at Dem, Rant about His Hatred of America"More Judges Are Punishing Wall Street's Bad Behavior While Regulators Do Nothing... (via bloomberg.com)
:: From Huffington Post, New Rule: Conspiracy Weary Well done, Mr. Maher. XD
:: And another from HuffPo: Carolita Johnson: Obama's Zombification Of Our Children WIN.
:: From @linktv, Veiled Voices. This is fantastic.
:: From @verucablue, Obama Accepts Wilson's Apology. Can we get back to the HCR discussion now, please?
:: Oh, lordy. From @shannynmoore, South Carolina Congressman Who Sreamed at President Obama Fought to Keep Confederate Flag (from firedoglake.com)
:: From @USArmy, 1st Armored Division Museum moves to Fort Bliss
:: *sigh* From BreakingNews, President Obama proclaims September 11, 2009 as "Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance". National Day of Service and Remembrance wasn't enough? :P
:: From @AnaMarieCoxShow, Barbara Boxer Tells Rachel Maddow How She Feels Inside and other great video. Now I just wonder how the fuck they get the MSNBC embeds to work. :P (from airamerica.com)
:: *boggles* From @ontd_political, Japan death row 'breeds insanity' (via news.bbc.co.uk)
:: From @newsminer, Effects of Arctic warming seen as widespread. Learn from my mistake and don't read the comments.
:: From @shannynmoore RTing @Franklin808, Sept. 8's This Modern World (from salon.com)
:: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA TOP GOV. From @Scoop44 and CurrentTV.

054.

May. 10th, 2010 12:42 pm
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 18, 2009)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: From @natthedem, You Lie (from ta-nehisicoates.theatlantic.com)
:: ARGH. From @USArmy, Free health care available to those willing to sacrifice Why should you have to sacrifice (outside of, yanno, paying taxes) for something that should be a right of citizenship?
:: From @militaryavenue, Soldiers take 'Extreme Makeover' to Afghanistan (from militaryavenue.com)
:: Jerry Nadler, Fuck Yeah. From @ontd_political, Dems To Intorduce DOMA Repeal in House. It's about fucking time!
:: Ugh. Stay classy, Blue Cross. From @ontd_political, Blue Cross Blue Shield Execs Profited From Bogus Bonuses (via HuffPo)
:: From @natthedem, Probable beltway evolution of Wilson's "You Lie" :P (from dailykos.com)
:: *sigh* on so many levels. From @linktv, Frankfurt Book Fair revokes invitations to dissident Chinese writers. (from dw-world.de)
:: From the above link to the main page, Post 9/11, has Europe paid too high a price for security?
:: Another: Brussels to pump billions into helping poorer nations fight global warming.
:: From @newsminer, Alaska board denies appeals of Palin ethics complaints. (from newsminer.com)
:: Freaking cool. From @marlaerwin, The Trash Project: An evening of dance performed by the employees and machinery of Austin's Solid Waste Service Department. (from forkliftdanceworks.com)
:: Neato! From @linktv, Obama reverses the way the world sees America. (from dw-world.de)
:: RIGHT ON. From @ontd_political, Scrubs + Rock the Vote = Rock the Healthcare :D
:: Intawestink. From @ontd_political, It's against House rules to call President a liar. (from bluestateredhead at dailykos)
:: The specificity that it's okay for Members to refer to unnamed officials as "our half-baked nitwits handling foreign affairs" is fucking hilarious, though. XD

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