Monday, June 08, 2009

Funny Ha-Ha

Douchebag of the Year:

Jeff Sessions Irked By Crying Child: "Enough With The Histrionics" (VIDEO):

"For most people, the sight of a 12-year-old boy in tears at the prospect of his mother being deported halfway around the world would invoke some sympathy. Unmoved, however, was Alabama Republican Jeff Sessions, ranking minority member of the Committee and the only Republican to bother to attend the hearing. At the sight of the weeping boy, according to a Senate staffer who was at the hearing, Sessions leaned towards one of his aides and sighed, 'Enough with the histrionics.' Sessions's press secretary did not return a call seeking comment."

Let's see how Alabama's most populous county reacts to all of these 'socialist' programs disappearing.

Not gonna be funny when maw-maw can't get fed or driven to the hospital.

Alabama County Set to Halt Services, Shut Buildings Over Budget -

"June 5 (Bloomberg) -- Alabama’s most populous county is preparing to stop road maintenance, close courthouses and shutter services for the elderly after a court struck down taxes that pay for about 35 percent of its budget."

Duh. Republican's base doing their dirty work.

Corporations behind efforts to label Sotomayor ‘racist’:

"Corporate interests posing as a grassroots conservative group are behind attacks on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee pick, a RAW STORY investigation has found.

The Committee for Justice (CFJ), an astroturf group established by big business in July 2002 to create an appearance of popular support for President Bush’s judicial nominees, is now leading the effort to oppose the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the US Supreme Court."

Good for the Gators.

Daily Kos: Union buster bitten by Gator:

"The University of Florida is the number two selling brand of university athletic apparel in the country, behind only the University of Texas, and its value keeps increasing. In the last four years the Gators won two national championships in basketball and two national championships in football. Going into the 2009-2010 season the Gator football team is the consensus pre-season #1 and is led by the Heisman favorite, Tim Tebow. Gators also have the top-ranked outdoor mens track team, are still in the running for the men's College World Series, and just lost in the championship series of women's softball (congratulations Washington Huskies).

The University of Florida just cut its ties to Russell Athletics, revoking its license to sell Gator apparel. Union busters, you see, are Gator Bait."

Change 'job creation' with 'enslavement' then you'll have an accurate article.

Wal-Mart says it will create 22,000 jobs in 2009


Nothing to see here, folks. Keep moving along.

Watch Earth Disappear In Time-Lapse Videos:

"This is a big week for viewing the effects of humanity on Earth from above -- in addition to a documentary film coming out this Friday, Wired has used NASA Earth Observatory images to created time-lapse videos of the Earth being de-Earthed.

You can see deforestation in the Amazon, draining of the Aral Sea, urbanization of Dubai and more over at Wired Science."

Jebus gave us laughter, silly.

Ha-Ha! Ape study traces evolution of laughter:

"When scientists set out to trace the roots of human laughter, some chimps and gorillas were just tickled to help. Literally.
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That's how researchers made a variety of apes and some human babies laugh. After analyzing the sounds, they concluded that people and great apes inherited laughter from a shared ancestor that lived more than 10 million years ago.

Experts praised the work. It gives very strong evidence that ape and human laughter are related through evolution, said Frans de Waal of the Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University in Atlanta."\

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