YAY! The weekend! Anyone got any special Superbowl party plans in the works? And those of you avoiding the Superbowl like the plague, sound off……
Let’s make sure we get some GOP Atrocities accounted for — the Arkansas legislature passed an utterly unconstitutional bill banning abortions for pregnancies past six weeks. The teajadi behind this atrocity noted in a 2011 rant his overarching governing goals:
RAPERT: I hear you loud and clear, Barack Obama. You don’t represent the country that I grew up with. And your values is [sic] not going to save us. We’re going to take this country back for the Lord. We’re going to try to take this country back for conservatism. And we’re not going to allow minorities to run roughshod over what you people believe in!
No word yet on whether the minorities in Arkansas are arming themselves.
The Most Overused Words in Journalism — you have to read the whole thing, but this one is my favorite today:
Some say, experts say, critics say: Varieties of this weasel phrase are employed to provide “balance” and authority to stories, often where none is needed. How many experts say that vaccines are harmful to babies? What qualifies them as an expert? How many people are required for a journalist to write that “some say” something? The answer is usually one—the cab driver who picked up the journalist from the airport will usually suffice.
There you go.
And CBS in Philly provides a guide to the Silliest Superbowl Bets available to you. These are nuts, but WTF is up with this one:
SUPER BOWL XLVII SPECIALS – Will Beyonce’s hair be Curly/Crimped OR Straight at the beginning of the Super Bowl Halftime show?
Straight -140 (5/7)
Curly/Crimped EVEN (1/1)
What interests you today?