DAILY BEAST TUMBLRS

11:09 AM, June 23rd, 2011
4:03 PM, June 17th, 2011

Anthony Weiner Resigns in shame, but Leaves Capitol Hill With:

  • congressional pension of up to $46,224 for each year of service
  • eventual eligibility to collect the balance of his Congressional Thrift Savings Plan, which is currently $216,011
  • his high-quality health-care package, paid at his own expense
  • access to a portion of his generous congressional pension when he turns 56, or the full amount if he waits until he’s 62
  • access to the House floor during regular business or joint sessions
  • free parking on the House side of the Capitol (on a space-available basis)
  • access for the rest of his life to the congressional gym where he took photos of himself that he sent to women online—for a small fee

(Source: thedailybeast.com)

3:00 PM, June 15th, 2011
Barbarians need to be educated. They need to be disciplined, and just because someone feels this or thinks this, doesn’t mean that we’re supposed to go down that road.
Marcus Bachmann, Michele Bachmann’s husband, on treating gay people in his counseling practice.
11:00 AM, June 15th, 2011
On Monday, Bachmann didn’t talk a lot about her religion. She didn’t have to—she knows how to signal it in ways that go right over secular heads. In criticizing Obama’s Libya policy, for example, she said, “We are the head and not the tail.” The phrase comes from Deuteronomy 28:13: “The Lord will make you the head and not the tail.” As Rachel Tabachnick has reported, it’s often used in theocratic circles to explain why Christians have an obligation to rule.
12:43 PM, June 7th, 2011

She wasn’t going to be always doing some one-off trip because a congressman needed to be stroked.

An anonymous source on Michelle Obama’s reluctance to leverage her popularity for political gain, which apparently drove Rahm Emanuel crazy during last year’s midterm elections. (Photo: Kwaku Alston / Corbis Outline)

She wasn’t going to be always doing some one-off trip because a congressman needed to be stroked.

An anonymous source on Michelle Obama’s reluctance to leverage her popularity for political gain, which apparently drove Rahm Emanuel crazy during last year’s midterm elections. (Photo: Kwaku Alston / Corbis Outline)

5:28 PM, June 6th, 2011

Above is the dude who screamed at the end of Anthony Weiner’s press conference, “Were you fully erect or are you capable of more?!?!?!” His name is Benjy Bronk, and he’s a writer for the Howard Stern Show.

11:14 AM, June 6th, 2011

"I didn’t mess up," Sarah Palin told Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, defending her comments from last week in Boston where she said that Paul Revere “warned, uh, the British that they weren’t gonna be takin’ away our arms.”

12:31 PM, June 3rd, 2011

Mysteriously crooked trees in a forest in Gryfino, Poland. The reason for the curve is still unknown.

via

Mysteriously crooked trees in a forest in Gryfino, Poland. The reason for the curve is still unknown.

via

1:23 PM, May 31st, 2011

When a woman who claims to have been raped asks for a female detective

That’s taken as a sign of possible deception. “I am betting nine out of 10 times, when a woman asks for a female detective the story is going to be untrue,” says Lamboy. The operative theory is that women who are lying think female cops will be more receptive to their stories.

This is troubling, especially considering there is no explanation of why this is the operative theory.

(Source: thedailybeast.com)

10:35 AM, May 27th, 2011

Is anyone collecting the faces of Lea Michele?

via

4:37 PM, May 26th, 2011

Some pictures say a thousand words. This one just says two: No Touching.

No better caption.

via

A speedy, smart summary of news and must-reads from across the web and around the Tumblrverse, brought to you by The Daily Beast.


Networks