Isn’t Truvada the green stuff you put in your coffee that is natural sugar?
ok… the Huffington Post needs to cool it’s jets a little bit this morning.
While I’m glad to see him go, Eric Cantor losing his primary bid does not mean that the “Establishment” is losing control (remember, they just won some MAJOR primary battles against Tea Party candidates) or that the Republican party civil war is about to explode. Certainly Cantor’s loss is a big deal but something tells me the GOP will survive without him. And I’m pretty sure he’ll be handsomely rewarded as a top dollar lobbyist.
vaccinate your kids. that’s all. Proof instead of misfearing
Originally posted on Violent metaphors:
In light of recent outbreaks of measles and other vaccine preventable illnesses, and the refusal of anti-vaccination advocates to acknowledge the problem, I thought it was past time for this post.
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Seriously considering filling my pockets with glitter, and whenever someone near me says something really stupid or rude, I’ll just reach into my pocket with a dead expression, release the glitter into the sky above their head, and watch it shower over them like a baptism of stupid.
you might be the jerk of the week if you happen to be Representative Steve Stockman (R-Texas) and tweeted the following…
I love when our politicians clearly add fuel to fire instead of trying to come up with bipartisan solutions. Really helpful.
If you have any thoughts for Representative Stockman, you can find his Facebook page here, tweet to him @StockmanSenate, or contact him directly at (202) 225-1555, at his office in Washington DC (326 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515 or on his website.
Yes, those of us who live in Boston and actually use the MBTA for public transportation would love to see extended hours on buses and subways throughout our city. It would be life altering.
It would also be completely idiotic, and I’m glad to see I’m not alone in my thoughts. Joseph Levendusky wrote an opinion piece in yesterday’s Boston Globe highlighting precisely why extending service hours on the MBTA is a poor choice. Levendusky echoed my sentiments from an earlier post when I said that the MBTA
…shouldn’t even be entertaining the idea of extended hours until the agency can offer frequent, efficient, reliable, and sustainable service to the areas it currently serves – and without a negative operating margin. Without those fixes in place, public transportation service during extended hours will be subject to the same delays, inconsistencies and breakdowns, and will be yet another source of discontent with the MBTA for Bostonians.
Seriously, if you think late night service with the way the MBTA is currently run is a good idea, then you should hop onto Twitter and search for #mbtaannoy. The MBTA should be focusing on fixing what it currently has before overextending itself. Levendusky’s comments are perfectly stated too, noting that
Now is the time for our political and transportation leaders to focus on presenting comprehensive plans to address crowding and service issues that are currently infuriating T riders, and to sketch out a vision of the MBTA of the future. Our Commonwealth’s competitiveness and our quality of life will not by improved by a T that is open late unless the T first succeeds at the core mission of providing quality service during traditional hours of operation.
If you were just starting to have your faith in humanity restored after the dust settled from people beating each other up on Black Friday, well… there’s this
Yes that’s right, Justine Sacco made a joke about getting AIDS. That tweet put the senior director of corporate communications for IAC (InterActiveCorp – owners of OKCupid, Match.com, DailyBeast to name a few) in pretty hot water on the interwebs late last week. Not surprisingly, she is no longer employed by IAC. It’s really the second case of watching what you say, including on social media. Again, even though you CAN say whatever you want, your freedom of speech doesn’t mean your employer (and a lot of other people) wont be offended.
That said, Sacco did issue an apology… you be the judge.
Words cannot express how sorry I am, and how necessary it is for me to apologize to the people of South Africa, who I have offended due to a needless and careless tweet. There is an AIDS crisis taking place in this country, that we read about in America, but do not live with or face on a continuous basis. Unfortunately, it is terribly easy to be cavalier about an epidemic that one has never witnessed firsthand.
Funny story – I’ve never witnessed polio or smallpox… but I don’t go making jokes about them either…