Sunday, February 8, 2009

Best of...

I think it's easy to forget that many of my regular blog readers don't actually follow along with what is going on over at Tumblr, where I dump most of my favorite photos, links and quotes (among many other things) as of late. So forgive me. I'm going to try to pull together a Best Of kinda post here, just for you guys.

Another Right Wing Conspiracy in Washington?

Ann Coulter Under Investigation for Voter Fraud

"Back then, stimulus and package had a whole different meaning."
-Rahm Emanuel, former Clinton aide and current White House Chief of Staff, on the Clinton Era

"And really, if you’re at a college party and you see Michael Phelps smoking out of a bong and you think “man I should take a picture of this and sell it to magazines” rather than “man I’m partying with Michael Phelps” then you need to take a good hard look at yourself in the mirror, because really, you’re a dick.
- Seth Meyers, during the “Really?” segment on SNL's Weekend Update

"An estimated 90,000 sex offenders have been identified and removed from MySpace this week. So to those sex offenders I say, ‘Welcome to Facebook’!"
- Seth Meyers, SNL, Weekend Update

50 Amazingly Helpful Time-Tested Tips for the Kitchen

hope for work

"It’s like our President only has two speeds - John Kennedy or John Kerry!"
--Jon Stewart, the Daily Show.

This is a Norman Rockwell painting of Ruby Bridges, who had to be escorted to school by federal marshals. “On November 14, 1960, 48 years ago, Ruby Bridges faced hostile crowds as the first black child to attend a previously all-white New Orleans school. She was 6 years old and had only been told by her mother that she was going to be attending a new school that day and ‘had better behave.’ Little did she know that she would be bombarded with jeers and even death threats, and that she would end up being the sole child in her first grade class after other children were kept home by their parents.”

Forty-eight years later — January 5, 2009 — here is a picture of Sasha Obama, a little 7 year old Black girl, being escorted to school by her mother, First Lady-elect Michelle Obama, and the Secret Service because Sasha’s daddy is now President-elect of the United States, Barack Obama.

If Loving Rahm is Wrong....

When I was 10, we went to England. My mother was shooting a miniseries there… My dad took me to Paris for the weekend. We had the most amazing time. On the plane back to London, he asked me, ‘Do you know why I took you to Paris, only you and me?’ And I said, ‘Why?’ And he said, ‘Because I wanted you to see Paris for the first time with a man who you know will love you for the rest of your life.
--Gwyneth Paltrow


I know many of you loved this show as much as I did, so if you didn't already know: Dead Like Me: Life After Death

"Our president’s approval rating is somewhere between pictures of baby pandas on the Internet and Free Beer."
-- Rachel Maddow

TripAdvisor's 2009 Top 10 Dirtiest Hotels

"The GOP won’t regulate the market but they will regulate my uterus."
--Ashley Judd

"What if schools got all the money they need, and the military had to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber?"
--Pete Seeger

via Silenced Majority Portal

Joaquin Phoenix

"I met last week with a number of career State Department employees and was surprised when one said she was looking forward to the “
Glinda Party” next week. I asked her: if Hillary was Glinda, the Good Witch of the South from the Wizard of Oz, did that make Condoleezza Rice the Wicked Witch of the West? “You’re on to it,” she said."
--State Dept. Staffers Compare Rice to Wicked Witch of the West

I think that's enough for now. haha


SassyCassie said...

All of this is too awesome to take in at once. Lol!

Organic Meatbag said...

I don't like Joaquin's new faux-I'm a moody asshole "cool" with a big, juicy beard...he's just a moody asshole...