Rachel Maddow explains the election

YouTube user Tumwatl uploaded and transcribed this exhilarating clip from the Rachel Maddow show. I encourage every American to watch this. In the first minute she dispels the fringe theories of the right-wing, but then at 1:17 she gets right down to the structure of the two party system. Her salient argument is that we need vigorous debate […]

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Current (male) workers are not-good and exceptions can be made for (good) female workers.

From the transcript: ROMNEY: We’re going to have to have employers in the new economy, in the economy I’m going to bring to play, that are going to be so anxious to get good workers they’re going to be anxious to hire women. Let’s start with that First clause: “We’re going to have to have […]

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Power to the Cloud

A long-ish New York Times article by James Glanz on the power requirements of the modern data center and the specious conclusions about its impact on power consumption and environmentally friendly veneer. Power, Pollution and the Internet

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It’s the Third Quarter

When the “secret” speaker at the RNC was rumored to be Clint Eastwood, everyone was picturing Dirty Harry’s stern, no-nonsense delivery of a message that many Republicans had read into this commercial as a pseudo battle cry. Democrats took it as a bump since the commercial was for a car manufacturer that Obama’s bailout saved. […]

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Snoop Dogg vs. Snoop Lion

In keeping with the themes of Red Shirt week… Okay, this has nothing to do with Star Trek. Snoop Dogg went to Jamaica, was told by a high priest that he is “no more” Snoop Dogg so he changed his name to Snoop Lion. (Click the image above for the link.) the High Priest asked […]

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About ten minutes ago, George Clooney was arrested with Martin Luther King III and Rep. Jim Moran (and others) outside the Sudan Embassy in Washington D.C. Here’s an updated photo by Reuters: They planned the protest to bring awareness to the massacre of the Sudanese people by President Omar Hassan al-Bashir. The Daily Beast’s Lloyd Grove […]

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