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newsweek:

President Obama has broken his promises, and Romney-Ryan is our only hope for prosperity writes Harvard historian and Newsweek columnist Niall Ferguson in next week’s issue available with bells n’ whistles on iPad today or in glorious print at the newsstand on Monday. AND if you’re by a telly you can catch Niall talking Obama, Biden, Romney, Ryan and all things 2012 on CBS Face the Nation w/ Bob Schieffer later this morning at 10.30am.

LE YUCK. GTFO, Newsweek!

i’m not happy with our president’s broken promises, but he’s done some amazing things that i will never cease to applaud him for (THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, PEOPLE!). and a Romney-Ryan world as preferable?? OH HELLS TO THE NO!!!

newsweek:

President Obama has broken his promises, and Romney-Ryan is our only hope for prosperity writes Harvard historian and Newsweek columnist Niall Ferguson in next week’s issue available with bells n’ whistles on iPad today or in glorious print at the newsstand on Monday. AND if you’re by a telly you can catch Niall talking Obama, Biden, Romney, Ryan and all things 2012 on CBS Face the Nation w/ Bob Schieffer later this morning at 10.30am.

LE YUCK. GTFO, Newsweek!

i’m not happy with our president’s broken promises, but he’s done some amazing things that i will never cease to applaud him for (THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, PEOPLE!). and a Romney-Ryan world as preferable?? OH HELLS TO THE NO!!!

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mattfisher:

My Sister Paid Progressive Insurance to Defend Her Killer In Court
I’ve been sending out some impertinent tweets about Progressive Insurance lately, but I haven’t explained how they pissed me off. So I will do that here as succinctly as possible. There’s a general understanding that says, “insurance companies— oh they’re awful,” but since Progressive turned their shit hose on my late sister and my parents, I’ve learned some things that really surprised me.
I’ll try to cleave to the facts. On June 19, 2010, my sister was driving in Baltimore when her car was struck by another car and she was killed. The other driver had run a red light and hit my sister as she crossed the intersection on the green light.

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NEVER BUYING PROGRESSIVE.

mattfisher:

My Sister Paid Progressive Insurance to Defend Her Killer In Court

I’ve been sending out some impertinent tweets about Progressive Insurance lately, but I haven’t explained how they pissed me off. So I will do that here as succinctly as possible. There’s a general understanding that says, “insurance companies— oh they’re awful,” but since Progressive turned their shit hose on my late sister and my parents, I’ve learned some things that really surprised me.

I’ll try to cleave to the facts. On June 19, 2010, my sister was driving in Baltimore when her car was struck by another car and she was killed. The other driver had run a red light and hit my sister as she crossed the intersection on the green light.

Read More

NEVER BUYING PROGRESSIVE.

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iknowyouwillbehappyhere:

nprmusic:

Beck’s new album is 20 songs in sheet music form and it’s up to you to record them. 


I’m a musician and I just rolled my eyes so hard they fell out of my head. FYI, you can both cut an album and release a book of sheet music for that album. This is how I learned to play all of Tori Amos’ catalog when I was twelve. This is a thing that is already done. They probably already HAVE done this for prior Beck records, minus the fancy art that, I’m sure, gives them an excuse to drive up the price. If you’re only doing half of that thing, all you’re doing is encouraging people to do something they can — and do — already do, and removing your half of the equation. Ya lazy. Get out.

iknowyouwillbehappyhere:

nprmusic:

Beck’s new album is 20 songs in sheet music form and it’s up to you to record them.

I’m a musician and I just rolled my eyes so hard they fell out of my head. FYI, you can both cut an album and release a book of sheet music for that album. This is how I learned to play all of Tori Amos’ catalog when I was twelve. This is a thing that is already done. They probably already HAVE done this for prior Beck records, minus the fancy art that, I’m sure, gives them an excuse to drive up the price. If you’re only doing half of that thing, all you’re doing is encouraging people to do something they can — and do — already do, and removing your half of the equation. Ya lazy. Get out.

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dropfox:

Yet another dishonest chart from Fox News.
This time, Fox News is attempting to further distort the debate over welfare reform by using a dishonest chart in order to amplify Mitt Romney’s message that President Obama is “dismantling” welfare reform.
Here’s what the chart would look like if Fox News presented it accurately:

See the difference? 

i’m turning into SUCH a public policy nerd, and this kind of stuff is totally my jam right now.

dropfox:

Yet another dishonest chart from Fox News.

This time, Fox News is attempting to further distort the debate over welfare reform by using a dishonest chart in order to amplify Mitt Romney’s message that President Obama is “dismantling” welfare reform.

Here’s what the chart would look like if Fox News presented it accurately:

See the difference? 

i’m turning into SUCH a public policy nerd, and this kind of stuff is totally my jam right now.