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Flashback: Everyone is Entitled to Their Stupid Stupid Opinion

The following article by Walker Smith originally appeared on Wierd Kids Comedy. The year was 2013 and times were simpler. But, some things remain the same. 

I get a little tired of everyone some times. Most times is what I mean by some.

Like I said recently, I like people. But they are exhausting. Sometimes my exhaustion sounds like hate. Yesterday was a big day for people to be exhausting on the Internet. In honor of the oral arguments in favor of gay marriage (feel free to giggle briefly here), a lot of people including most of my friends changed their facebook profile pictures to equal signs. This, in and of itself, wasn’t annoying. I mean, it was, but only to the degree that I couldn’t always tell who was talking to me. I could tell if they like the gays though, so that was helpful. Also there was, as there always is with Internet activism, a solid self-love component. LOOK AT ME I AM A VERY GOOD PERSON. But it wasn’t that bad, and I got the sense that most people understood that what they were doing was just  communicating their support and that more than likely they weren’t going to fix anything. I didn’t get as annoyed by it as I have of other “movements” like the Kony 2012 deal. Continue reading Flashback: Everyone is Entitled to Their Stupid Stupid Opinion

This Post Isn’t a Joke, Go Vote

Vote December 12th if you are in Alabama. Vote whenever is applicable to you wherever you are, otherwise.

It’s hard to tell sometimes what you should take seriously on this site. Drink recipes: yes. Politics: maybe.

This one is probably a definite in the “take seriously” column.

Continue reading This Post Isn’t a Joke, Go Vote

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Fun Fact: Michael F. Adams is a Failed Politician

President Adams has more money than you do.
President Adams has more money than you do.
Just look at that check.

Michael F. Adams was the Republican nominee for the House of Representatives in 1980 for Tennessee’s Fifth District. He lost the general election to Democrat Bill Boner  118,506 votes (65.4%) to 62,746 votes (34.6%).

Yes, President Adams’s political career was shorter and more disastrous than the average life-span of a UGA mascot. He managed to lose to a man with the last name that everyone thinks John Boehner has.

Quick Guide to the Supreme Court Justices

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Although the March session of  Supreme Court oral arguments has ended and the April session will likely receive less media attention because none of the cases they’re hearing are as high-profile as Hollingsworth V. Perry (California’s Prop. 8) or United States V. Windsor (DOMA), it’s important to be informed about the most important members of the judicial branch of our fine nation’s government (especially since none of the gay marriage decisions will actually be made for another 3 months or so).

Tumblr user dalmatianparade made this handy, hilarious, and completely unbiased* guide to the Supreme Court justices. It’s fantastic; check it out.

*In our unbiased opinion

 

GOP Twitters while in meeting w/ Obama

Fail Whale

Everyone loves Twitter. And the biggest political users of twitter so far have been members of the GOP in Congress. But, is it OK to Twitter comments while in a “private” meeting with President Obama? I think that it’s great and I want to see more of it.

“Audiences usually treat presidents to a round of polite applause, but when President Obama addressed House Republicans on Tuesday, they started Twittering,” according to The Hill.

“While Obama implored Republicans behind closed doors to consider supporting his economic stimulus bill, GOP thumbs worked overtime, tapping updates onto the microblogging website for thousands to read.”

[via Political Wire]