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Weekend link dump for January 9

Meet Daniel Hernandez, the hero from yesterday’s tragedy in Arizona who may have saved Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ life.

The best New Year blog post title that I saw.

You do know that God is not mentioned in the Constitution, right?

A little nuance is always appreciated, though I think the people who cause the problems will do so regardless.

The real death panels were of course Republican creations.

How to be a more awesome crackpot. Great suggestions, but I still think that a maniacal laugh and a disfigured assistant are your best bets.

A progressive wish list for 2011. I’d put judicial confirmations at the top. It’s not like the Senate will have any other pressing business, since it did as much as it did last year and won’t be getting many bills worthy of consideration for the next two years.

Ozzy made me do it!

From the be careful what you sue for files.

Great interview with Al Jaffe, one the iconic and extremely prolific MAD Magazine artists.

People around the world will be dropping trou today. Maybe someday when we have a fuller light rail system, this will happen in Houston, too.

Republicans love deficits. Everything they do makes that clear.

Well, our attention span is always getting shorter, so our soundbites should be, too.

From the “It’s OK if you’re a Republican President” files. Or a Republican Congressman, for that matter.

John Profitt of KUHF tells us what he really thinks about NPR.

Tom DeLay may be gone, but he’s not been forgotten by his cronies in the House.

RSS is not dead. I’m very glad to hear that.

An implementation timeline for the Affordable Care Act.

“Sweetcakes”? Seriously?

It’s hard to soar with the eagles when you’re stuck dealing with a bunch of turkeys.

“Cahooting” is an excellent word.

In case you were wondering, Republicans aren’t serious about policy matters. Or the Constitution, either. Probably because they like to pick and choose the parts of it they revere and the parts of it they rather not talk about, thank you very much. Unless you’re talking about the conservative Constitution, of course.

“Original intent” is a load of BS and little more than a smokescreen for the preferences of the privileged.

I’m not sure why it’s counterintuitive that giving people money tends to make them less poor, but there you have it.

The worst playoff teams of all time. Apparently, nobody told the Seahawks.

How gullible do Congressional Republicans think the teabaggers will be?

It would help if the so-called “fiscal responsibility” activists would recognize and reward members of Congress that actually act fiscally responsible manner, instead of just those who talk a good game.

How should you optimize your chances of kicking that last-second field goal? Let physics show you the way.

Did you hear that the infamous “vaccinations cause autism” study has now been shown to be a complete fraud? Now go read this after you read that.

You can add “bufferbloat” to the list of things you didn’t know you needed to worry about.

Repealing the Affordable Care Act will increase the deficit. Film at 11.

Pete Sessions, ladies and gentlemen. Among other things, we grow our idiots bigger in Texas, too.

Job-killing versus people-killing. The GOP cares about the one that doesn’t happen, and not about the one that does.

Killing the messenger, that they believe in.

Small businesses love the Affordable Care Act.

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  1. Jeff N. says:

    Charles, thanks for the link about Daniel Hernandez. More here, which quotes an article today in the Dallas Voice. He’s a young leader in the Tucson LGBT community, as well as a real hero.

  2. Stephen says:

    I know I’m a bit late, but I think you’ve gotten the John Profitt incorrect. It looks like some guy in Alaska wrote that spiel, and not anybody who works for our mild-mannered NPR affiliate.