In the hearing (which was mostly about taxes), Sen. John McCain asked: What I really wanted to ask was, why the hell I have to keep updating the apps on my iPhone all the time, and why you don’t fix that? Hm.
Category Archives: Politics
You can’t make this stuff up, folks.
Gabrielle Giffords in The New York Times, on the failed law to expand gun background checks: Some of the senators who voted against the background-check amendments have met with grieving parents whose children were murdered at Sandy Hook, in Newtown. Some of the senators who voted no have also looked into my eyes as I [...]
..and he may kill us all. But hey, it could be worse: this maniac could be launching nuclear weapons from one of those stupid new thin iMacs.
President Obama: That is our generation’s task — to make these words, these rights, these values — of Life, and Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness — real for every American. Being true to our founding documents does not require us to agree on every contour of life; it does not mean we all define [...]
Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?
On Christmas Eve, Dwight R. Worley at a New-York based newspaper wrote a brief article about gun violence. While that’s not that unusual for a newspaper, The Journal News also published an interactive map showing the locations of residences whose owners have gun permits. Here’s how the newspaper did it: To create the map, The [...]
David Waters: Ulises Posadas, being treated for leukemia at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, rarely hears his mother’s voice. Last week, his mother, Dolores Posadas, was captured trying to cross the U.S. border from Mexico. She was detained in a cell near Laredo, Texas, for several days, then released and returned to Mexico. Screw our [...]
A great speech that will hopefully be followed by strides in the right direction when it comes to gun control and care for those with mental health issues.
Amanda Terkel at the Huffington Post: Smith, like many of his Republican colleagues, has expressed doubt that global warming is caused by human behavior. In 2009, he criticized the media for not airing enough “dissenting opinions” about climate change. The Verge’s Chris Welch: Additionally, those following net neutrality will instantly recognize Rep. Smith as the [...]
I love that our President has a sense of humor.
Looking at these maps, it is clear to me that America is more blended politically that some would like to think.
Ken Doctor: The Romney crowd was overwhelmingly white and older. The Obama crowd was mixed in color and younger in age. [...] Around noon Wednesday, I started hearing a voice inside my election-addled head: Where else had I seen numbers like these? Where had I heard that Politico description? Who else was getting a really [...]
Kyle Baxter knocked this out of the park.
Rich Noyes at Fox: Fox News and other media outlets have projected that President Obama has been reelected to a second term. If, in celebrating his victory Obama wanted to give credit where credit is due, he might want to think about calling some of America’s top journalists, since their favorable approach almost certainly made [...]