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    Color Me Gobsmacked: Roland Burris Not Running for Reelection

    I can admit when I'm wrong. Sometimes.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/09/AR2009070902908.html

    I was absolutely certain that Roland Burris would never let go of his senate seat without a contentious primary. I was also pretty sure that Lisa Madigan would challenge him in a primary.

    Looks like the Illinois Democratic party might have something up its sleeve. I can't wait to see who the final candidate will be

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    "You ever hear of Oliver Twiddledee?"

    The titular question is one that my old man used to ask me when the going got tough and he could see that I was thinking of packing it in.

    "You're going to give up, huh?"

    "I don't know, dad.  This is hard!"

    "Well, did you ever hear of Oliver Twiddledee?"

    "No."

    "That's because he gave up."

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    How come levi is talking trash about sarah palin?

    Hi everyone!!!!!!! Smile i wrote a letter to sarah palin on tues but she hasn't answered yet but i know that she will becuz she appreciates her grrrrlfriends!!!!! Kiss

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    Your new crappy band

    This is a web meme that has been around for a while, but seems to be getting more traction lately so it deserves some more pub.  I invite y'all to participate.

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    Shilling for Beer? CNBC Airs Glowing Budweiser Tribute

    CNBC has a bad rap. It began with Rick Santelli's made-for-youtube tirade in which he blamed home-buying "losers" for causing the mortgage the crisis. Then Jon Stewart skewered the CNBC journalists who promoted the banks that most analysts blame for the mortgage crisis, sparking a minor media war with Jim Cramer that left Cramer appearing petulant and self-important. A few weeks later, Cramer exploded at blogger Dan Solin and stormed off the set of the CNBC's Power Lunch.

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    Google vs Microsoft: Attack of the Chrome

    The NYT reports that Google is planning the most direct challenge to Microsoft to date: an operating system.

    The software, called the Google Chrome Operating System, is initially intended for use in the tiny, low-cost portable computers known as netbooks, which have been selling quickly even as demand for other PCs has plummeted. Google said it believed the software would also be able to power full-size PCs.

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    DEAR SARAH PALIN: just say no to the haters!!!!!!!

    DEAR SARAH PALIN,

    i am writing 2u becuz i have been reading lots of stuff from media dorks Foot in mouth who hate u becuz ur beautiful and successful Kiss.

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    Sarah Palin resignation: Something's rotten in the state of Alaska

    In her surprise resignation speech, Sarah Palin confidently quoted Gen. Douglas MacArthur to the hastily assembled press corps, "We're not retreating, we're advancing in another direction."

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    Questions: The Concert Edition (Encore!! Encore!!)

    A couple of weeks ago, I went to see Regina Spektor perform at the Beacon Theater in NYC's Upper West Side, courtesy of a gift from the soon-to-be-Mrs. Deadman.

    What a disappointment.

    I really like Ms. Spektor, could listen to her breakthrough album 'Begin to Hope' over and over again. But her live performance was uninspired and pretty boring, to be frank. Spektor just wasn't connecting to the audience and it really put a damper on the evening.

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    True North, strong and free: a quiz

    Happy Canada Day, everyone. Snap quiz, if you're up to it:
    1. Exactly what are we celebrating the anniversary of?
    2. Who gets top billing as "Father of Confederation?"
    3. Name one other.
    4. Where exactly is the Canada-U.S. border (I mean the long straight part)?
    5. Why did Canadians decide they wanted a country anyway?
    6. What's the national anthem? Fairly easy one.
    7. What's the flag? Ditto.
    8. What's the national sport? What, another gimme?
    9. How many provinces are there? Territories?

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    Lame or Awesome: MLK Autotuned

     

    Is this incredibly lame or amazingly awesome? 

     

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    Orlando's picture

    Who Has a Choice on Health Care?

    Mitt Romney was on Meet the Press on Sunday, where he argued essentially that the United States doesn’t need a public health insurance option because Americans like to have choice when it comes to health care. After hearing this, I realized a couple of things.

    First, Romney needs a Thesaurus for Christmas. Badly. Desperately, too.

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    Michael Wolraich's picture

    Michael Jackson: Overrated

    The media continues to lionize Michael Jackson with a deluge of tributes, retrospectives, and eulogies, and a stream of breathless reporting about what his doctor said and what his sisters did and where his kids stayed. Some of my co-bloggers have compared him to John Lennon. Other articles have placed him in a triumvirate with Lennon and Elvis Presley.

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    What the BET Awards (and everybody else) Forgot to Mention About Michael Jackson

    I know his death is old news, but after seeing and hearing all the adulation about the guy, I can’t help but rail against it.  

    So Michael Jackson died and amnesiac people everywhere are morning his death. Amorous TV specials, internet tribute sites, and an jump in record sales seems to suggest that his death is a tragic thing. Granted, he was talented and made his share of good music, but I can’t help but think that people are forgetting one important thing about Michael Jackson: HE TOUCHED LITTLE BOYS! WTF?

    We Need To Move This Community Forward -- Now!

    It is easy to say that others are responsible for progress.  To fail to take ownership of the here and now.  Well, as one member of this community, I am here to tell you, it is time for all of us -- for me, and for you -- to take responsibility now to move our community forward, together.  There is nothing that could possibly be more important.

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    The Heretic's Bible - Genesis 17: Abram trims his plow

    When Abram turned 99, God came to him and said, “'I am God Almighty. Walk before Me and be perfect.”

    Commentary: Yessir, God definitely had a man-crush on Abram.

    Abram complied by falling flat on his face. Then God promised several more times to give Abram many, many offspring until Abram was about ready to tell God to shut up about the offspring already.

    But then God demanded a price for his largess: circumcision.

    Commentary: A kinky man-crush.

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    Welcome back, Manny

    I thought I'd share one of those channel-surfing moments that make you wish all TVs came with a screen-grab function. I happened to switch to TSN as they were doing an item on the end of Manny Ramirez's 50-game suspension. What immediately caught my eye was the chyron at the bottom of the screen: "suspended due to darkness."

    "Holy crap, TSN," I immediately thought. "You can't say that. They caught the guy fair and square." A second or so later, I realized I was seeing the second half of a line that probably referred to the game he'd been expected to play in.

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