Over the years, CNN.com has become a news website that many people turn to for top-notch reporting. Every day it is visited by millions of people, all of whom rely on “The Worldwide Leader in News”—that’s our slogan—for the most crucial, up-to-date information on current events. So, you may ask, why was this morning’s top story, a spot usually given to the most important foreign or domestic news of the day, headlined “Miley Cyrus Did What???” and accompanied by the subhead “Twerks, stun at VMAs”?
It’s a good question. And the answer is pretty simple. It was an attempt to get you to click on CNN.com so that we could drive up our web traffic, which in turn would allow us to increase our advertising revenue.
…The Miley Cyrus story was in the same top spot we used for our 9/11 coverage.
— Let Me Explain Why Miley Cyrus’ VMA Performance Was Our Top Story This Morning | The Onion
Dammit: “North Dakota lawmakers just passed a so-called “personhood” amendment — basically saying that life begins at conception, effectively banning abortion and potentially banning some forms of birth control.” - Democracy for America email
“Look, I don’t have a problem with medieval Europe. I have a problem with modern fantasy’s fetishization of medieval Europe; that’s different. So many fantasy writers and fans simplify the social structure of the period, monotonize the cultural interactions, treat conflicts as binaries instead of the complicated dynamic tapestry they actually were. They’re not doing medieval Europe, they’re doing Simplistic British Isles Fantasy Full of Lots of Guys with Swords And Not Much Else.”
N.K. Jemisin (via Bookavore)
I don’t think this person has read the Game of Thrones series. “Complicated dynamic tapestry” would be a damn good description.
(Source: bookavore, via doctordisaster)
"The good news is that both houses of Congress passed the STOCK Act, the bill that would stop congressional insider trading.
The bad news is that the House version is substantially weaker than the Senate version.
Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) did his campaign funders on Wall Street a huge favor by insisting the bill include a loophole for lobbyists and hedge fund managers who trade on congressional insider information.
Demand that Congress eliminate Cantor’s Wall Street insider trading loophole.”
via PublicCitizen.org email
The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote today on a resolution reaffirming “In God We Trust” as the official national motto and encouraging its display in public places.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State urged Congress to stop squandering time on meaningless issues like this and move on to more important matters.
“The American people want action on jobs and the economy, yet this Congress continues to waste time pandering to the Religious Right,” said the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United. “This meaningless, purely symbolic vote won’t create one job, help one family struggling to pay its mortgage or rebuild one piece of infrastructure.”
Added Lynn, “I think we know by now that this Congress likes God. Can we move on?”
Americans United Blasts Congress For Wasting Time On ‘In God We Trust’ Resolution | Americans United
3. Ann is advocating that we put more of a focus on discouraging illegitimate children, — Who the hell are you to describe a human being as “illegitimate” because you don’t agree with the circumstances of their birth. They don’t need your approval to be legitimate beings in this universe.
4. It is undeniable, when looking at the data, that unwanted/poorly cared-for/single-parent children are causing the majority of problems in society. — The data measures how “wanted” and “cared for” the children are? No? I thought not. You data only breaks out “single-parent,” which you have equated with “unwanted” and “poorly cared for” due to your own bigoted notion that impoverished single parents don’t want their children and take shitty care of them.
misterhippity on the bigot Ann Coulter, via doctordisaster