Well, I guess we’ve settled what my Christmas wardrobe will be from now until forever.

Well, I guess we’ve settled what my Christmas wardrobe will be from now until forever.

swagsports:

Michelle Beadle might be the only girl on the planet who can talk sports without causing guys to turn around and give the stank face of disappointment. Seriously, she seems like she’d be a blast to hang out with over drinks on a Sunday. Can I get an amen?!

Hero of the day for her response to this atrocity:

So I was just forced to watch this morning’s First Take. A) I’ll never feel clean again B) I’m now aware that I can provoke my own beating.
— Michelle Beadle (@MichelleDBeadle) July 25, 2014

I’m thinking about wearing a miniskirt this weekend…I’d hate to think what I’d be asking for by doing so @stephenasmith. #dontprovoke
— Michelle Beadle (@MichelleDBeadle) July 25, 2014

I was in an abusive relationship once. I’m aware that men & women can both be the abuser. To spread a message that we not ‘provoke’ is wrong
— Michelle Beadle (@MichelleDBeadle) July 25, 2014

Violence isn’t the victim’s issue. It’s the abuser’s. To insinuate otherwise is irresponsible and disgusting. Walk. Away.
— Michelle Beadle (@MichelleDBeadle) July 25, 2014

swagsports:

Michelle Beadle might be the only girl on the planet who can talk sports without causing guys to turn around and give the stank face of disappointment. Seriously, she seems like she’d be a blast to hang out with over drinks on a Sunday. Can I get an amen?!

Hero of the day for her response to this atrocity:

I will never not enjoy this.

I will never not enjoy this.

This.

This.

kohenari:


A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died, his lawyers said, in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne’s office said Joseph Rudolph Wood was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m., one hour and 57 minutes after the execution started….
Wood argued he has a First Amendment right to details about the state’s method for lethal injections, the qualifications of the executioner and who makes the drugs. Such demands for greater transparency have become a new legal tactic in death penalty cases.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had put the execution on hold, saying the state must reveal the information. But the Supreme Court has not been receptive to the tactic, ruling against death penalty lawyers on the argument each time it has been before justices.

We are very clearly torturing people to death. The death penalty is a long-standing and well-loved policy of torturing people to death. We’re only now beginning to see the death penalty for what it is.

Go ahead. Lift those knuckles you’ve been dragging from the ground so you can type the same, tired reasoning about how the crime Wood was convicted of justifies this. At least that will allow one of us to sleep better tonight.

kohenari:

A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died, his lawyers said, in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne’s office said Joseph Rudolph Wood was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m., one hour and 57 minutes after the execution started….

Wood argued he has a First Amendment right to details about the state’s method for lethal injections, the qualifications of the executioner and who makes the drugs. Such demands for greater transparency have become a new legal tactic in death penalty cases.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had put the execution on hold, saying the state must reveal the information. But the Supreme Court has not been receptive to the tactic, ruling against death penalty lawyers on the argument each time it has been before justices.

We are very clearly torturing people to death. The death penalty is a long-standing and well-loved policy of torturing people to death. We’re only now beginning to see the death penalty for what it is.

Go ahead. Lift those knuckles you’ve been dragging from the ground so you can type the same, tired reasoning about how the crime Wood was convicted of justifies this. At least that will allow one of us to sleep better tonight.

micdotcom:

Why you need to follow Congressman John Dingell on Twitter right now

Democrat John Dingell is a U.S. congressman, representing Michigan’s 12th district. He is the longest-serving member of the House, having served for over 58 years, and he wielded significant power in the House as the chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee before losing his chairmanship in 2008.

He’s also brilliant at TwitterFollow micdotcom

New favorite Congressman:

bjerk:

can’t let the people’s elbow get dirty

I thought his right elbow was usually the People’s Elbow, but nonetheless, I indeed smell what you are (were) cooking, sir.

We’ll always have the memories, Carlos.

We’ll always have the memories, Carlos.

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Welcome to Houston.

pewinternet:

In 37 of the 44 countries surveyed in 2014 by the Pew Research Center, half or more of the public disapproves of American drone strikes. Israel (65%), Kenya (53%) and the U.S. (52%) are the only countries where at least half back the use of drones against suspected terrorists.
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Your move, Amazon.

pewinternet:

In 37 of the 44 countries surveyed in 2014 by the Pew Research Center, half or more of the public disapproves of American drone strikes. Israel (65%), Kenya (53%) and the U.S. (52%) are the only countries where at least half back the use of drones against suspected terrorists.

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Your move, Amazon.

wryan:

John Oliver on income inequality.

Yep, pretty great.

“'Pearl Harbor' is a two-hour movie squeezed into three hours, about how on Dec. 7, 1941, the Japanese staged a surprise attack on an American love triangle. Its centerpiece is 40 minutes of redundant special effects, surrounded by a love story of stunning banality. The film has been directed without grace, vision, or originality, and although you may walk out quoting lines of dialog, it will not be because you admire them.”
The first paragraph of Roger Ebert’s May 25, 2001, one-and-a-half star review of “Pearl Harbor,” a cinematic train wreck I’m currently being forced to revisit. On the bright side, it has been fun to also revisit some of the many reviews that trashed it.

(Source: rogerebert.com)

excitablehonky:

NEVER FORGET

Now compare those sentiments with today’s:
I’m not promising a championship. I know how hard that is to deliver. We’re not ready right now. No way. Of course, I want to win next year, but I’m realistic. It will be a long process, much longer than it was in 2010. My patience will get tested.

Boy’s done growns up.