Powder Keg: Oakland and Atlanta
When I was in high school, our boy’s basketball team had a perfect season: 33-0. Most of the schools sent busloads of students and parents to Macon to watch the tournament. I went to the semi-final game on one of the student buses. The other team was another Atlanta school whose colors were similar to ours. They were red and blue and we were blue and white. I remember the game being pretty...
The people in the Republican primary have got to lay off this stuff.– Pat Robertson. Yes, that Pat Robertson. Hurricane Katrina was caused by gay sex and abortions, Pat Robertson. Don’t believe me, watch the video. It’s OK. I don’t blame you. I’m still expecting to wake up as soon as Prince Charming kisses me. *Also if you need further...
Congressional Reform Act of 2011
I got this off of Facebook and I have no clue if it’s true and I’m too exhausted to fact check it but, I like it. Also, I know that barring divine intervention a snowball on South Beach has a longer lifespan than this bill ever will. (If it’s even seriously being proposed.) Warren Buffett, in a recent interview with CNBC, offers one of the best quotes about the debt ceiling:...
Yet Another Unarmed Man Shot By Police →
You want to know how I know this kid was unarmed? Because they didn’t come right out and say that yep he had a gun and it was pointed at the cop and we have proof because here’s the gun. See. Gun.
Talking about love
We spent a lot of time talking about love today: The different aspects of love and the different manifestations of love and the different perceptions of love. Love means different things to different people. And it’s the differences in who we love, what we love and how we love that create most of the conflicts in this world.
The more things change... →
The more they stay the same. As far as I can tell these families own the land they built on but because the land isn’t zoned for construction their homes are illegal. If someone knows otherwise then please correct me. For the record, this kind of thing is precisely why I voted against Amendment 4. I don’t buy into any of the jobs and business stuff that was driving the No on 4...
Just When OWS Needed a Hero One Just Shows Up →
So guys, This is why I’ve been saying that you need to reach out to the big civil rights leaders. You don’t need them to take over. You need them out there sleeping with you so they can do stuff like this. OWS would have lost their medical tent last night if Jesse Jackson hadn’t just showed up. That’s right. I’m awarding this win to Rev. Jackson. Two reasons. One...
Figuring out precisely how to feel about Occupy Wall Street or “We are the...– Conor Friedersdorf
They have no clue what we do
Business: We need access to this data faster.
Developer: OK no problem, how do you want it?
Developer: What format do you want it in? Report? Web page? Email?
Business: Oh uh... Can you make it show up here?
Developer: Yea sure. Just need to get detailed specs and figure out how to connect to the data.
Business: Great. Now this isn't urgent so it's not like we need it in a couple days...
Developer: (aside) don't like where this is going...
Business: ... but we'd like to see it in under two weeks.
Developer: (aside) %@$$@*(!#!!#%^$*#$%^!&!#$!$^@$^#$%!#$$%^$$
How the internet changes everything →
Interesting look at how Yelp is cutting into the market share of big restaraunts in the exact same way that mp3 downloads cut into recording industry profits. Music is effectively a public good now since the internet started making mp3 files available. And sadly the recording industry thinks they can maintain the status quo if they just throw enough new laws and court cases at the problem. Yelp...