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Monday, December 06, 2010

Stories to Watch: 12/6/10

Making lasagna in a crockpot right now. You read that right. Turns out it isn't any easier that way, so I'll hold onto the recipe and refer back to it in summer. It'll be nice to be able to bake lasagna without heating up the house with the oven. In the winter, I think I'll stick with the old fashioned way. Seems to be coming along nicely, though. Now here's the news...

Internet weather report: for users of Tumblr, stormy. With the popular twitter-like blogging platform down for what is now approaching 24 hours, users are starting to get a little antsy and porn-deprived. Some suspect a DDoS -- or "distributed denial of service" -- attack, which makes you wonder what Tumblr did to piss off China.

How evil are today's conservatives? This evil: The National Review's Washington editor says that the parents of children in free school lunch programs "child abusers." This is about as close to "let them eat cake" that any Republican's come so far and it's just an example of how the GOP's "blame the poor for poverty" philosophy can lead down some very dark roads.

Paul Krugman simply does not care for Republican economic plans; specifically, the $250k+ tax giveaway. Let all the tax cuts expire, he says, rather than allow the GOP to blow a hole in the deficit. Chuck Schumer agrees, but no one else seems to.

Although The Daily Caller reports a deal has been reached on tax cuts and unemployment benefits, the White House disagrees. In related news, Michele Bachmann remains committed to stupidity.

The 'baggers want Sarah Palin to run the RNC, but Sarah says no. Too bad. It would've been fun to see what a party chair who's even more incompetent than Michael Steele looks like.

Interesting, but essentially worthless, information: Bill Clinton is the most popular living former president, while George W. Bush is the least. Did anyone bother to tell voters which parties these guys belong to?

Finally, this is not the happiest news; Elizabeth Edwards is reportedly "seriously ill" with her cancer. According to the report, "Doctors now have recommended she not receive further treatment." She's taken to Facebook to write what reads like her swan song: "I have been sustained throughout my life by three saving graces -- my family, my friends and a faith in the power of resilience and hope," she wrote. "These graces have carried me through difficult times, and they have brought more joy to the good times than I ever could have imagined. The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered. We know that."

Dammit, I've got something in my eye...

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