Posts Tagged ‘Captain Uh Merica’

Mar
2011
25

Distracted Badgers Fall to Butler in Tourney

Distracted Badgers Fall to Butler in Tourney
A Google search of “wisconsin loses” this morning yields varied results… Wisconsin loses high-speed rail funding. Wisconsin loses wind energy jobs and investment. Wisconsin loses collective bargaining. Wisconsin loses…to Butler? Sad, but true. Last night, the Wisconsin Men’s Basketball team was eliminated from the...
Mar
2011
24

The Greatest Song Ever Written About Not Going to the Bathroom

The Greatest Song Ever Written About Not Going to the Bathroom
Nothing crass about this. Just an outright amazing performance from 1990 by the 10-member Kelly Family whose rip-roaring “I Ain’t Gonna Pee-Pee (My Bed Tonight)” has got to be the most accomplished song anybody has written about urinary discipline. You can’t turn away as Angelo, the frontman (frontboy is more like it)...
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Mar
2011
22

CNN Continues Coverage of America’s Most Pressing Issues With “Pole Dancing for Jesus?”

CNN Continues Coverage of America’s Most Pressing Issues With “Pole Dancing for Jesus?”
The video comes off like something from The Onion. But that hasn’t prevented CNN from listing the Old Town Spring, TX local news piece alongside the site’s other top videos, most of which deal with Libya. “God gives us these bodies and they’re supposed to be our temples,” instructor Crystal Dean insists in the nearly...
Mar
2011
21

“Pension fund investment of billions of dollars in construction funds and real estate trusts bring solid, competitive returns while also providing hundreds of thousands of good, family-supporting jobs for communities.”

American Rights at Work has published a study supporting the assertion that pension dollars, when invested, provide a great method for uplifting local communities and, in fact, bolstering taxpayers. The paper’s brief reads as follows: The attack on pensions over the past few years ignores the fact that these funds not only provide for a...
Mar
2011
21

“Members of Congress need to go where ‘We the People’ are, and that increasingly means social media platforms like Twitter.”

Roll Call published a piece called Democrats Look to Twitter to Reverse Fortunes for 2012, which highlights a newfound faith in social media among Democrat members of Congress. In a Twitter Town Hall last week, the trending topic or hashtag #AskDems (for more on hashtags read this), ranked third nationally, signalling that thousands upon thousands...
Mar
2011
16

Must-See Chart Puts Class War In Simple Terms

Must-See Chart Puts Class War In Simple Terms
This chart original appeared last month at the Center for American Progress site. According to CAP: “The chart compares the 10 safety-net programs slated for deep cuts with the cost of the tax breaks that should also be considered for reduction or elimination to bring the budget into balance.” The chart gained extra reach when [&hellip...
Mar
2011
11

An Elderly Man Has Built an Entire Cathedral Out of Trash With No Drawings or Engineering Plans

An Elderly Man Has Built an Entire Cathedral Out of Trash With No Drawings or Engineering Plans
Don Justo, born Justo Martinez, modeled his cathedral after St. Peter’s Cathedral. It has taken him over 50 years. From Inhabitat: Justo Martinez (who goes by Don Justo) has been working on the massive undertaking nearly single-handedly ever since he had to leave an order of monks due to illness. After recovering, he dedicated his [&hellip...
Mar
2011
7

GOP Eyes Free Trade Hat Trick: South Korean Agreement On Hold Until Colombian and Panamanian Deals Are Sured Up

NPR reports today that the South Korean Free Trade Agreement (KORUS), something both Obama and the Republican majority support, could be delayed because of the GOP’s interest in pushing two other FTAs, one with Colombia and one with Panama, at the same time. NPR’s pull-quote is from Kevin Brady (R-Texas): We’ve been very clear...
Mar
2011
3

“The always well-coiffed Blank built his fortune as the co-founder of the Home Depot.”

Read this and 31 other backstories just like it on Pro Football Weekly’s Profiles of NFL’s 32 owners. After all, with a lock out looming, you’ll have plenty of downtime on your fall Sunday’s to find out who voted against the last deal and whose sons left their organization before inheriting their father’s team. In...
Mar
2011
1

The Denver Post, When Not Suing Autistic Bloggers, Takes Aim at One of Labor’s Friends

The Denver Post, When Not Suing Autistic Bloggers, Takes Aim at One of Labor's Friends
The Denver Post turned out a vehemently anti-worker op-ed on Sunday, rallying around Scott Walker’s unpopular union-busting plot and calling on Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper to walk the plank laid by the likes of John Kasich and Chris Christie. “Gov. Bill Ritter’s unilateral decision in 2007,” DP writes, “to...
Feb
2011
27

LUXURY BOX SCHMOOZE DRILL: The Onion Gives NFL Owners a Hilarious Hard Time

The Onion Sports Network has got to be one of the best uses of web video production dollars in existence. Below… NFL Owning prospects go through the grind of the NFL Owners Combine, hoping their massive income, senses of entitlement and raw coach feuding skills will catch the eyes of an NFL team looking for [&hellip...
Feb
2011
25

“Go ahead. Bake my day.”

We’ve decided to take a screengrab of this headline instead of typing it because we want to make sure you don’t think this is made up. MSNBC reports that a police officer asked some girl scouts if they had a peddler’s permit. When they couldn’t produce one, he forced them to stop selling their cookies. [&hellip...