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Weekend link dump for June 30

A photographic look at Staten Island in the 1980s. Really takes me back, I have to say.

“Scientists are in awe after discovering a Queensland lake that has barely been affected by changes in climate for 7,000 years.”

The NBA teams up with the White House to promote Obamacare.

If Jean-Paul Sartre were an app developer.

Will someone please make this into a Lifetime movie?

Corporations are people, my friend! Yeah, I’ll believe it when Texas puts one on death row.

The periodic table of the Muppets. Kermit is hydrogen.

I’m not a member of The 15 Percent, but a number of my relatives are. If you think about it that way, the number is surely a lot bigger.

Our long national Twinkie nightmare is coming to an end.

The AOL Reader is out. The Digg Reader is out. NetNewsWire now has one. There are still others out there. I’ve been using Feedly. What are you doing to replace Google Reader?

“But the truth stalks us like bad credit.”

The more Paula Deen talks, the worse she sounds.

“They pretend to pay us, and we pretend to work”. Or, to put it another way, what Dilbert said.

Turns out the IRS wasn’t just targeting conservative groups, but was actually trying to enforce the law about political activity by non-profits. And the genesis of the scandal was a grossly misleading report from a Bush-appointed Inspector General.

“You’ll probably be surprised to hear that golf, in fact, accounted for surprisingly few lighting deaths, with a total of just 8 fatalities between 2006 and 2012″.

On kids and business travel. I agree, the barrier for the mother to travel is likely to be at the father’s workplace.

All hail Bull Durham.

In addition to everything else, Mariano Rivera is now an honorary member of the Harlem Globetrotters.

“Why has gold been such an abysmal investment, if you can even call it that?”

To seek out new life and new civilizations.

As is so often the case, The Onion speaks the truth.

Remember how Ronald Reagan once said that Latinos are Republicans, they just don’t know it yet? Yeah, not so much anymore.

The top nine moments from this crazy week in the Texas legislature.

The Internet demands that Connie Britton play Wendy Davis in the movie about the filibuster, y’all.

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One Comment

  1. Gary says:

    Reagan was correct that Latinos are small-c conservative, home and family oriented. Where he erred was in connecting that to success for the Republican Party, which has become increasingly radical and anti-people; all the real conservatives at this point are in the Democratic Party. What Latinos have no special taste for is racist Fascism.

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