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A very neat little video from the The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation explaining Obamacare and how it will effect you. Probably the best explanation you’ll see
If you take the Tea Party and other vicious factions of the GOP out of the equation, there could be some hope for the political process. But how the hell do you do that when the deeper the countries problems are, the more powerful they get?
“In case the point is not clear yet: there is no post-Civil War precedent for what the House GOP is doing now,” says James Fallows of the Atlantic. He’s right, and it’s now down to moderates to stop the GOP from destroying itself, and the country.
Those in favor of the privatization of the prison system argue that it saves taxpayers money and are far more efficient than the state and federal prisons. The truth is, they aren’t, as this scary chart shows.
Andrew Sullivan tears into Republicans over their war on Obamacare – a fight that is threatening to shut the country down
In an article reporting on MSNBC’s Alex Wagner’s engagement to the executive director of first lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign Sam Kass, readers of the Beck outlet let loose with their opinions on what one commenter described as “a story of one anti-american getting engaged to another anti-american.”
Acts of shameless self promotion are a television producer’s dream – people who are willing to engage in humiliating acts in public make viewing numbers guaranteed. The public has an insatiable appetite for train wreck television, and there’s no doubt over night sensation Quin Woodward Pu would do whatever it takes to keep the punters coming back.
Anyone speaking for 21 hours is going to have to do some serious winging it, but when you get a shameless hack politician like Cruz, you’re going to get something pretty special. Check out this brilliant mash up of the Republican Senator talking out of his ass:
Quin Woodward Pu, a 26-year-old DC resident and founder of a DC gossip blog called Little Black Blog, got dumped via text message after going out with a ‘rando’ (slang for random) twice, and was so infuriated she decided to publish the poor guy’s texts on her website and forward them to his boss.
NBC aired an NRA-sponsored show in which the host kills an elephant by shooting it in the face. Is hunting elephants immoral? Should NBC be taking money from gun lobbyists? Get bantering people.
While the image of 22 year old Chinese man Xiaolian might be disturbing to some, it is a testament to the power of modern science to do good that the young man has a chance at having a normal life after suffering a terrible accident.
Which of the two nations has the best sports? Is rugby tougher than football? Is basketball more skilled than soccer? Is baseball as silly as cricket? Check out our definitive guide.
What happens when you combine two narcissistic ego maniacs with cell phones in a media studio? Probably the douchiest photo in human history.
Take a journey back in time with these incredibly rare photographs capturing astonishing moments in human history. The photos we selected portray events from an alternative perspective, giving us further insight into complex events that have often been too neatly packaged by popular historical narratives:
The Morning Banter: Man’s Gets Drunk on Bread, Castles Cheaper than NYC Apartments, & Sarah Palin Attacks Fox!
Happy Tuesday people, and welcome to the Morning Banter – your one stop shop for pretty much everything you need to be clued in on (that is until we post more later on today of course…). Here’s what you should be talking about thus far, anyway:
As our own Chez Pazienza wrote last week, episode 14 of Season 5′s ‘Breaking Bad’ was ‘A perfectly formed, flawlessly executed hour of television’. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more intense, episode 15, ‘Granite State’ aired Sunday night and took viewers through another pulsating hour of nail biting drama. Could ‘Breaking Bad’ be the best television show ever?
A $400,000 Lamborghini Aventador was cut in half after crashing into a Mazda in the neighborhood of Mill Basin, Brooklyn this weekend. Check out the crazy footage.