Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Heart Of Progress

With his position still undeclared, Senator Mark J. Grisanti, a Republican from Buffalo who had sought office promising to oppose same-sex marriage, told his colleagues he had agonized for months before concluding he had been wrong.

"I apologize for those who feel offended,” Mr. Grisanti said, adding, “I cannot deny a person, a human being, a taxpayer, a worker, the people of my district and across this state, the State of New York, and those people who make this the great state that it is the same rights that I have with my wife."

Via New York Times.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

How Jon Huntsman Lost The Republican Nomination

No, it wasn't his own campaign misspelling his name. It wasn't the buzzkill overcast gray over New Jersey that formed a bummer of a backdrop during his extremely dry and boring speech. It wasn't his campaign's bizarre and inexplicable "goal" of running a "mellow" campaign. And it wasn't the fake address and phone number listed on his campaign website. No, the former governor of Utah lost the Republican nomination a mere day after declaring his candidacy by saying this about the President of the United States under whom he served as ambassador to China:

I think he's a very decent person, he's earnest, he's hardworking and he's doing his best. We come from different parties, we come from different worldviews, different philosophies.

Well Jon, it was a good run. Frankly and without a doubt, you would have my vote over any of the other clowns running for your party's nomination. But between the above and this, I think it's time to hang it up till 2016. It's a shame. Civility would have made a wonderful running mate.

Huntsman calls for substantial Afghan troop reduction

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Zach In Multipane

New meme watch, via Uproxx.

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Scenes From The Battle of Vancouver

Love iconic. Those big bad Bruins couldn't stop the feeling.

Via JVICCC. More riot pics.

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Monday, June 6, 2011

A Helpful Guide For NHL Goaltenders

Poor Timmy Thomas bit waaaay too hard on Alex Finger Lickin' Good Burrows' pump fake and wraparound a mere eleven seconds into overtime. So I thought I'd make a diagram for the Vezina finalist to study before Game 3 in Boston. Also, here's some film on how to properly poke check, as executed by the greatest of all time.

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