August 25, 2014
200 years ago yesterday, British forces burned Washington, DC, during the War of 1812. 
One imagines the Tea Party wishes it had never been rebuilt.
(Scorched limestone on a north portico of the White House.)

200 years ago yesterday, British forces burned Washington, DC, during the War of 1812.

One imagines the Tea Party wishes it had never been rebuilt.

(Scorched limestone on a north portico of the White House.)

August 25, 2014
Dear New York Times:

We do not execute people in the United States because they are “no angel.”

We do not allow the police to summarily execute (e.g., kill on suspicion of committing a crime) people because they are “no angel.”

Why is this complicated?

August 25, 2014
Here’s a meme I bet you weren’t expecting! Remember when Americans cared about this, 17 minutes ago?

Here’s a meme I bet you weren’t expecting! Remember when Americans cared about this, 17 minutes ago?

August 24, 2014
Random observation #9845

It is basically impossible to read “The Grinch That Stole Christmas” to a child without trying to sound like Boris Karloff, at least in pacing and intonation.

Impossible.

August 24, 2014
"We all go a little mad sometimes."

— Norman Bates

August 24, 2014
georgetakei:

If you don’t know about this age-old controversy, it’s high time you became informed. Don’t know what I’m talking about (or do but need a good laugh), then read this.


Politicalprof: this is only funny because the colon is misused. The second sentence should read: "We invited the strippers: JFK; and Stalin."

georgetakei:

If you don’t know about this age-old controversy, it’s high time you became informed. Don’t know what I’m talking about (or do but need a good laugh), then read this.

Politicalprof: this is only funny because the colon is misused. The second sentence should read:

"We invited the strippers: JFK; and Stalin."

(via georgetakei)

August 23, 2014
Sarah Palin - ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (Politician) - YouTube

A Sarah Palin video I enjoyed ….

August 23, 2014
This is about right. 

Ht: affably-evil

This is about right.

Ht: affably-evil

August 22, 2014
Some of you won’t get this. I am sad for you.
ht: Ken L.

Some of you won’t get this. I am sad for you.

ht: Ken L.

August 22, 2014
theweekmagazine:

Half the world’s population lives in these 6 countries

Something to know …

theweekmagazine:

Half the world’s population lives in these 6 countries

Something to know …

(via pol102)