5:04 PM, March 7th, 2012




Beautiful, Mostly Harmless Solar Flare Headed Our Way

The solar flare pictured above erupted from the sun this week causing radiation storms that could affect Earth. Though solar flares are often described in somewhat apocalyptic language — the sun is “exhaling its fury towards Earth” writes The Washington Post Tuesday — this one will probably only briefly disruptGPS users and power grids later this week. Meanwhile we’re struck as always by the dazzling visual it produced.

[Image: Associated Press/NASA]

Beautiful and mostly harmless solar flares are my favorite kind of solar flares. 

I heard that a giant gaseous orb had erupted noxious heat into the solar system and I thought, “Jesus, enough about Rush already.”


Reblogged from braiker
11:15 AM, March 7th, 2012
We’ve had these problems ever since the Emancipation Proclamation. Once the whites leave town, all you’ve got is overwhelming lawlessness.

This is hardly the first time Rush Limbaugh’s said something offensive.

The above comment was in reference to Hurricane Katrina and the botched post-storm clean-up. Limbaugh declared, “It’s not George Bush’s fault!” While Bush admitted his administration’s inability to deal with the chaos, Limbaugh blamed it on black people who “wanted to rape and loot!” 

2:30 PM, March 6th, 2012


RUSH LIMBAUGH: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Reblogged from Newsweek Archivist
12:53 PM, March 6th, 2012


FLOWCHART: Do you ever have sex for, like, non-procreative reasons? Do you use birth control? Are you female? You might be a slut.

Full chart here

BTW, the total number of advertisers who have pulled their ads from Limbaugh’s show is up to 26, according to Think Progress. 

3:20 PM, March 5th, 2012
But the grand pooh-bah of media misogyny is without a doubt Bill Maher—who also happens to be a favorite of liberals—who has given $1 million to President Obama’s super PAC. Maher has called Palin a “dumb twat” and dropped the C-word in describing the former Alaska governor. He called Palin and Congresswoman Bachmann “boobs” and “two bimbos.” He said of the former vice-presidential candidate, “She is not a mean girl. She is a crazy girl with mean ideas.” He recently made a joke about Rick Santorum’s wife using a vibrator. Imagine now the same joke during the 2008 primary with Michelle Obama’s name in it, and tell me that he would still have a job.
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