Archive for February 12th, 2013
Awesome mashup of 51 movie Presidents and plus one fictitious W (approx 4.5 minutes long):
President Obama is delivering his State of the Union Address tonight and the usual suspects are spinning up expectations and related goo. DD covered a report from Politico that noted that President Obama won’t be extending any olive branches to Republicans this year, and I have been listening to NPR a decent portion of the morning and they are repeating the same thing. What I don’t hear is WHY the President should be extending olive branches to a party who works hard at not cooperating in the business of government. I suspect it is the same old — Democrats are supposed to cooperate and Republicans get a pass on obstructing (with the excuse of sticking to their principles). Anyone else noticing this narrative?
Because the United States needs another gold medal in wake boarding – the IOC has cut wrestling. You wouldn’t know it from our crappy TV coverage of wall-to-wall beach volleyball, but in London 29 countries won medals in wrestling. It is a popular, truly international, sport. But they needed space to add indoor rock climbing to the lineup.
Today’s NJ has a good narrative of what happened at the Courthouse yesterday. They’ve also put up a Storify page, designed to capture the story as it unfolded on Twitter (if you have something to add to this, send it to Holly Norton). I’m not so sure what else will be known about this incident, but I know that lots of people are still talking about this and what it means for our community.