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Instead of being able to stand above the fray as some sort of neutral arbiter of...– ‘We’re Not Going to Let Our Campaign Be Dictated by Fact-Checkers,’ The Atlantic, August 28, 2012. This is the line that haunts me. Also of note is the quotation from Fournier (editor-in-chief, National Journal) during a panel at the convention this week about a contested, current Romney ad: ...
We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers.– Neil Newhouse, Romney Pollster Apparently Paul Ryan took this to heart last night. The Atlantic asks “what happens if the press takes a stand on the truth — and no one cares?” (via finalgirldom)
Vice.com: "THE SILLIEST, MOST TERRIFYING THINGS IN... →
“Yesterday, the Republican Party released its official platform, a rundown of stuff they like and don’t like. It’s sort of like a child’s Christmas wish list, except instead of wanting presents, the child wants to build insanely expensive war machines and stop abortion and gay marriage because the child is a theocratic megalomaniac.” Yeeesh. I’d laugh, but this is fairly...
sortofagrownup: Sometimes talking to a three-year-old feels exactly like talking to a stoner.
Compassion hurts. When you feel connected to everything, you also feel...– Andrew Boyd (via coffeeislovely)
Republicans Move Convention to Seventeenth Century →
newyorker: TAMPA (The Borowitz Report)—With the threat of Hurricane Isaac hitting Florida next week, the Republican National Committee took the extraordinary step today of moving their 2012 National Convention to the seventeenth century: http://nyr.kr/RDLdtp Hehehee :D Spot-on satire!
Technoccult: A Map Of Places You Haven't Been →
kthread: technoccult: From The Atlantic: In his final year at the Design Academy of Eindhoven, Tom Loois received a vague assignment: “Design your personal definition of silence.” Loois, whose training is in product design, had no idea what to do. He found himself, as the deadline approached, wandering… How did I miss this one? The Atlantic piece on it. Disregard the title, this is...
An Epilogue To The Unread - The Rumpus.net →
kthread: susanmernit: this is a terrific essay. It was easier to be on the Internet back when I had never met anyone Internet-famous and was working in a cancer hospital. This story feels real, like that moment in my life. Excellent essay. Feels a bit like getting punched in the guts, but excellent anyway.
And this is why Louis CK’s comedy is dirty: the thoughts, as dark and natural as...– Thinking about telling secrets in public and how and why telling secrets in stories have power and resonance, especially right now. This is from Dec 2011 on Frank Chimero’s wonderful blog. (via kthread)
“Thomas Wolfe warned in the title of America’s great novel that ‘You Can’t...– Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter
I don’t like this expression ‘First World problems.’ It is false and it is...– Teju Cole (via semperes)