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Archive for June, 2010

Jay Leno’s ratings slump: Ironic? – The Week

Posted by Greg on June 28, 2010

Jay Leno’s ratings slump: Ironic? – The Week.

Who could have ever guessed.  Poor NBC.

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Colbert considers Rand Paul’s version of reality

Posted by Greg on June 26, 2010

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Jon Stewart Mocks the Media’s Questions About Rolling Stone’s Access to Gen. McChrystal

Posted by Greg on June 26, 2010

Media shocked by exposure to actual journalism.

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Derision in U.S. and Germany Over World Cup Referees: Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Germany

Posted by Greg on June 23, 2010

Derision in U.S. and Germany Over World Cup Referees: Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Germany.

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Jon Stewart on our failure to get off of foreign oil

Posted by Greg on June 22, 2010

It doesn’t get more blatant than this.

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Jon Stewart on Obama’s executive power record

Posted by Greg on June 16, 2010

So sad, so true. It’s really past time for Obama to step up and live up to his campaign rhetoric.

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Because I can

Posted by Greg on June 11, 2010

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Our last hope

Posted by Greg on June 11, 2010

And it isn’t Obi Wan.

But it might as well be.  Thanks Punditkitchen.

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So funny it makes me cry.

Posted by Greg on June 10, 2010

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Speaking of new rules…

Posted by Greg on June 6, 2010

Another advocate that we stop pretending there are two sides to every issue.

Read Bill Maher’s commentary on it here.

That’s the problem with our obsession with always seeing two sides of every issue equally — especially when one side has a lot of money. It means we have to pretend there are always two truths, and the side that doesn’t know anything has something to say. On this side of the debate: Every scientist in the world. On the other: Mr. Potato Head.

There is no debate here — just scientists vs. non-scientists, and since the topic is science, the non-scientists don’t get a vote. We shouldn’t decide everything by polling the masses. Just because most people believe something doesn’t make it true. This is the fallacy called argumentum ad numeram: the idea that something is true because great numbers believe it. As in: Eat shit, 20 trillion flies can’t be wrong.

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Jon Stewart Debunks Glenn Beck’s Claim

Posted by Greg on June 4, 2010

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The Washington Monthly

Posted by Greg on June 2, 2010

The Washington Monthly.

So few people know the justices on the court?  Sigh.  I don’t want to ask how few have actually read the Constitution.

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