- Political analysts are saying that a repeat of the presidential electoral limbo of 2000 is a real possibility in November because of last minute changes to voter eligibility and voter ID laws and the litigation that any 5 year old could have told us was coming (and rightly so.). Right now, voter suppression efforts in states like Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio may well deprive what could be five million people of their franchise. Looks like there is at least one silver lining in SCOTUS having said that Bush v. Gore wasn't precedential.
- When was the last time we heard that California and Kentucky had something important in common? Even if they never have before, when it comes to closing the courthouse doors because the state is going broke, they do now. (Although, for the record, California has a 3-year head start)
- Mitt Romney buying 2 ears of corn this week (on sale!) may have made a major dent in the remaining available stores remaining if predictions that this year's drought will result in the worst corn yields seen in 17 years prove accurate. Mitt's probably going to have to switch to soybeans or wheat for his next shopping trip. Oh, wait. Maybe not.
- Both Attorney General Eric Holder and Gov. Scott Walker attended the memorial service for the victims of a white supremacist attack on a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin earlier this week. It’s a damned shame it takes someone dying before anyone gets to see Gov. Walker's alleged human side.
- The Weather Channel has already set up a remote office on Mars, it appears, since we're already getting forecasts just days after Curiosity touched down and started sending us images of this hauntingly beautiful "red planet." (Now complete with pink skies!)
- Google is quickly becoming the internet's info cop. Much to the delight of the RIAA, it has decided to implement an algorithm that pushes down in Google search results sites that get "too many" DMCA take down notices. Google says it will only use valid notices; others with less profit-driven motives see the potential for real abuse of take down notices as a means to quash competition. All to the detriment of the free exchange of information on the 'net.
- Those who actually care about sports more than nationalism must be reaching "pissed off to the highest of pisstivity" zone over NBC's absolute refusal to show medal ceremonies for important events when the U.S. doesn't actually win something? Watching the Olympic Games on the telly used to be a sporting celebration and a world cultural history lesson all in one. Given the decisiveness of his victory and his overflowing expressions of cultural and tribal pride when David Rudisha shattered the world record in the men's 800 meter on Thursday, he and we deserved to have the Kenyan national anthem played the world over. NBC seems intent that all Americans will ever know about national anthems is "Star Spangled Banner" and "God Save the Queen." Oh, and that French national anthem that nobody knows the words to.
- Speaking of Olympic celebrations, the discus thrower Robert Harting gave new meaning to the word "happy" when he ripped his shirt off, ran around the track jumping the hurdles using a German flag to keep him airborne, took pictures of his own face smiling into the camera when he took the gold medal on Thursday night. Alas, Harting's joy was shortlived when he, in his words, got "blind drunk" and ended up sleeping on a London train and later "on the ground somewhere," lost his shoe, his German flag, and all of his sports equipment including his "key" to the Olympic Village (his accreditation papers). What a night. Next up for Harting? Either the decathalon or the Thunder from Down Under. Hard to know which way it will go when he's clearly qualified for both.
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