“We sacrificed 4,415 of our military personnel in Iraq to save Muslims, and there are thousands of us still there tonight to protect Muslims, but we don’t want Muslims to open a combination culinary school and prayer space in Manhattan?”—Keith Olbermann (via azspot) (via jasencomstock) (via thegreg) (via peterwknox)
“Part of supporting limited government is understanding that sometimes, things you don’t like will happen, and the government (especially the federal government) won’t do anything about it. Getting to do what you want comes at the price of other people getting to do what they want—including build mosques where you’d prefer they didn’t.”—Josh Barro, a conservative defending the Cordoba house. (via soupsoup)
So I leave the office in Williamsburg yesterday and I reach the corner and I have a walk signal so I start crossing the street (no big deal) and I look to my right and see a car coming and think “no big deal, I have a walk signal,” and as I start approaching the middle of the crosswalk I get the sneaking suspicion that this guy isn’t slowing down and I think “no big deal, he’s just one of those late brakers,” but then I get more than a sneaking suspicion that this guy isn’t slowing down because I finally have to jump backwards to avoid getting barrelled over as he plows through the crosswalk, and when he does finally slow down for traffic I yell “Hey, you almost hit me!”, to which he replies with a single erect middle digit proffered from the driver’s side window, “right on red, asshole!” at which point he speeds away and I lose all composure and I start hysterically yelling “Right on red? In New York City?! Have you never even seen a Woody Allen film?!?”
I finally reach the other side of the street to find an octogenarian in a derby and a three-piece suit who points his cane in the direction of the offending motorist and says, “Did you see his license plates, son? He’s from New Jersey, a place where making a right on red is in fact their only cultural advantage.”
On Sept. 11, 2001, thousands of first responders heroically rushed to the scene and saved tens of thousands of lives. More than 400 of those first responders did not make it out alive. In rushing into those burning buildings, not one of them asked, ‘What…
Damn straight. I’m not a Bloomberg fan, but logic has prevailed.
According to various reports, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is considering instituting a “do not track” list, similar in concept to the Do Not Call registry, for Internet users who want their browsing activity hidden from online advertisers.
If implemented, this registry would keep advertisers from tracking your browsing and shopping history via cookies and serving customized ads based on your behavior.
Huh, whoa. This is an ancient discussion. Weren’t we over this like 5 years ago?