“The Obama administration is beginning an aggressive new effort to foster equity in criminal sentencing by considering clemency requests from as many as thousands of federal inmates serving time for drug offenses, officials said Monday.”
The initiative amounts to an unprecedented campaign to free nonviolent offenders. (via washingtonpost)
It’s about fucking time.
9:46 am • 22 April 2014 • 132 notes
I read the comments about last nights GoT.
Part of me hates that nerd culture, is this powerful “cool” thing now. It is giving these stupid angry wieners (TSAW) too much cache. It makes me want to go on a rampage of wedgies, dumping books, and straight up nerd massacre.
12:58 pm • 21 April 2014 • 34 notes
Someone’s got some “me work” to do.
8:01 pm • 20 April 2014 • 7 notes
Caught between countervailing political forces, Obama called his top aides together and said that if asked again for his position, he both wanted and needed to drop the pretense and tell people where he really stood.
“The politics of authenticity — not just the politics, but his own sense of authenticity — required that he finally step forward,” Axelrod said. “And the president understood that.”
— It takes big ones to use the word “authenticity” within a thousand miles of that sentence.
7:59 pm • 20 April 2014 • 5 notes
Just a heads up
Both Boston and Steely Dan are playing the Illinois State Fair this year.
Let’s make some homemade Kahlua and have a good time.
10:26 am • 16 April 2014 • 27 notes
America Isn't a Democracy, It's an Oligarchy
A new scientific study from Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science behind the recently popular argument that the United States isn’t a democracy any more. And they’ve found that in fact, America is basically an oligarchy.
thanks for rinsing me to cancell
9:50 am • 16 April 2014 • 251 notes
I don’t expect much from a professional troll like Josh Greenman (haha buddy you’ve got VERY different questions to be bringing to the ethicist anyway), but when one of the top tech columnists in the business can’t wrap his head around the basic fundamentals of the carbon output of jet fuel v. automotive fuel and why receiving twelve different packages via overnight air—even if they’re on the same flight!—is profoundly more detrimental than ground freight, well.
9:25 am • 16 April 2014 • 29 notes