Quick and Dirty Rundown on the Healthcare Ruling
Why did Judge Vinson rule the Healthcare act unconstitutional? In his ruling, the judge identifies the three areas under which Congress is granted authority by the Commerce Clause. The third is the one under question in this suit, and goes as such: Congress commerce authority includes the power to regulate those activities having a substantial relation to interstate commerce, i.e., those...
Because the individual mandate is unconstitutional and not severable, the entire...– Judge Roger Vinson, in his ruling on the Healthcare Act. Odds that we’ll be hearing the GOP complain about activist judges in the near future? At any rate, this one is likely going to find itself in the Supreme Court. He did not order the government to stop its implementation, so there will...
CRACKED.com: The Tumblr →
codyjohnston: Hey. Hey, you. Here. crackedblog: “Holy shit! What? COOL!” - You, just now. That’s right, internet. Cracked.com has entered the wonderful world of Tumblr. Our new blog will feature easy-to-Tumbl links to the site’s latest articles and videos, NPR-worthy news commentary from our not-at-all-raging-alcoholic writing staff, and original content exclusive to Tumblr. Tell your...
BREAKING: Judge rules entire health care reform... →
inothernews: shortformblog: From the story: “Because the individual mandate is unconstitutional and not severable, the entire Act must be declared void. This has been a difficult decision to reach, and I am aware that it will have indeterminable implications.” Sickening. CommerceClauseCommerceClauseCommerceClauseCommerceClauseCommerceClause Actually, that’s jumping to conclusions. I...
That moment when someone jokes about something...
ghostshell: Just need more of his face on my blog. I cause this face in people around me all the time.
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Awesome Screen Lighting →
F.lux is a program that bathes your screen in a sort of magenta hue that gets brighter or darker depending on your location and settings. It’s meant for late night browsing to reduce eye strain. So far I have enjoyed it immensely.
I’m at a books a million while my mom and sister go shopping. The cheap bastards only give out wireless internet to people who have a books a million membership card. That’s ok, because to access the internet you have to enter your card number. Or, if you’re a sneaky shit like me, you just enter “123456789” and get on all the same.
The CW's developing a zombie show | EW.com →
popculturebrain: entertainmentweekly: It’s called The Awakening, and it’s about two sisters who face off against each other just as the zombie apocalypse kicks in. Reanimated corpses are officially the new vampires. As long as they’re not developing a 60s period piece. It’s like Zero Punctuation said in a review, I think if you make something about zombies you get a tax credit or...
BBC : Latest on Egypt →
soupsoup: via BBC Egyptian riot police have clashed with thousands of anti-government protesters demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule. In the capital, Cairo, and the port city of Alexandria, police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowds after Friday prayers. The Islamist opposition group, the Muslim Brotherhood, has given its support to the...
'Battlestar Galactica' prequel casts 'Skins' UK... →
I am quite excited about this show.
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Did you know?
Glenn Beck practices Mormonism. It’s true, but not a lot of people are aware of his LDS affiliation.
tpdsaa: Submitted by Andrew Thomas. Ahaha
The time is right to bring back ANNIE to the big screen. Of course, we’re true...– Columbia Pictures President Doug Belgrad The ANNIE Remake is Happening | Quote comes via Deadline (via popculturebrain) Good. This is great. I am not at all sarcastic about this news. So Will Smith wants to give his kids iconic movies from the past so they can rip the hair out of the...
popculturebrain: Watch James Franco’s Run-In With a Daily Show Mini-Fridge | Vulture
Not forming an immediate opinion on SOTU
thepoliticalpartygirl: because I don’t have to! No thinking of talking points for tomorrow, no hasty analysis. I’m sitting on this one for a day maybe two. I may miss working in politics, but that doesn’t mean I’m not enjoying a bit of a break. I like the sentiment, and I will follow form. Now I just need to get, and then quit, a job in politics. I hear the Tea Party lets pretty much anyone...
csmonitor: Video embed of the State of the Union (and countdown) from the White House Man, I love the digital age.
Daniel Plainview’s speech to Little Boston....
$57,967.88– Cost to employers to create just one job, on average. More at ABCNews.com (via abcworldnews)