This act enshrines the practice of indefinitely detaining people who are suspected by a Presidential Administration of terrorist connections without trial. It overwhelmingly passed the Senate. Here are the few senators who still believe that the Constitution prevents you from being locked up indefinitely on a mere suspicion.
- Sen. Thomas Coburn (R, OK)
- Sen. Thomas Harkin (D, IA)
- Sen. Mike Lee (R, UT)
- Sen. Jeff Merkley (D, OR)
- Sen. Rand Paul (R, KY)
- Sen. Bernard Sanders (I, VT)
- Sen. Ron Wyden (D, OR)
(If we can persuade Obama to veto this act, Congress will probably reconsider the problematic provisions and this number will grow.)
In 2009, we put together an anthology of Sesame Street’s then 40 year history. The end product of this anthology was a coffee table book, “Sesame Street: A Celebration – 40 Years of Life on the Street.” The book is extensive – a full color, 300-plus page masterpiece. The amount of…
“He nailed it,” Green told TMZ, praising Obama’s rendition.
You know you want to watch it again: Obama sings Al Green — Tanya
“Okay. Now that we’ve bought the pig from an insolvent company, we’re going to chop it up into pieces then sell the pieces off individually. You make like millions more that way! Oh, what, you don’t like my Bain Capital metaphor? Well how about this: OINK OINK, NEWT GINGRICH!!! LOL!!! Just kidding of course. Hey will someone fix my gosh-darn flyaway hair while I slice into the Republican Party’s hopes for victory in 2012?”
I guess you could say I’m addicted to John Mulaney’s Ice-T impression, like when someone drinks too much or snorts cocaine or bets the house on the ponies.
John Mulaney: New In Town premieres Saturday at 10/9c.
Tumblr just broke into the Top 100!
Please welcome our new Director of Scaling and Sysops.
Watching the community grow so quickly over the past few months has been humbling and inspiring. It’s also presented huge new scaling challenges that have quickly become a full-time job.
So we’re psyched to be welcoming Andrew Terng to the team to make sure Tumblr is fast and stable while we get everyone in the world blogging. Andrew just moved back to NYC from California where he had been scaling Delicious at Yahoo for the past two years. Welcome, Andrew!
This is an amazing opportunity you guys have given us and we’re working hard to make sure your experience here only gets better. :)
So my friend is an RA here at UC Irvine and he went to Chik Fil-A with his residents. The cashier did NOT ask for their names, but when they got their receipts, this is what they said. If you know anything about UCI, you probably know that we have a reputation as being an Asian-dominant school. Fifty-three percent, actually. And while the victims of this act are indeed Asian, it shouldn’t matter. The fact that ignorant language like this is used to describe people is UNACCEPTABLE.
“I went to talk to the manager, and I told him that this cannot happen ever again. I chose to be calm about it, but I was ready to go off. I made it known that it wasn’t okay, and that I didn’t appreciate it whatsoever. I think I indirectly fired Lia…”
- RA Friend
I thought people had learned after what happened to the girl from UCLA, but apparently not. Racism is still alive these days, people.
**I wrote this last night but was shy about publishing it. But I feel good about it today. Please forgive any grammar or spelling errors. I’m not the best editor. ** - Jen Kirkman
I was supposed to talk to the Larry Mantle show on NPR this week. They wanted to talk to me about the recent…