Welcome to another edition of Derp Roundup, the weekly feature where we scrape the dumbest possible news leftovers off our overheated browser tabs, blend them into an almost-digestible slurry, and serve them up to you with a muffin and a warning to imbibe heavily. Our Prime Derp this week is actually not so much the derp itself — a petition to Whitehouse.gov calling for the deportation of Justin Bieber — but rather the fairly brilliant official response to it, which starts out with a “sorry, no way” and then moves on to make a case for immigration reform, because are you people nuts, if you’re going to waste time with a dumb petition, we may as well talk about something that matters. The “response” starts with the stupid old fine print:Sorry to disappoint, but we won’t be commenting on this one. READ MORE » Wonkette — The D.C. Gossip
I've just launched a discussion in The Hive (sub req) about the transformation from reading paper books to digital books. Baffling as it is to me, since for decades I was not only a voracious reader but a devotee of the physical book itself, I made the transition about three years ago. I'm just not able to read paper books anymore. I'm almost embarrassed to admit that. But it's true. Talking Points Memo | Breaking News and Analysis
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Apr17 A Triptych of Shit Kevin Williamson is hard at work on his Patrick Swayze cosplay for this year’s SeditionCon. “Meritocracy at Work”, National Oh Y’all are Just Being Cute Now: Some of you may be wondering where I’ve been for the last week. Well, some of it is still classified, but I can confirm as per the rumors that it did indeed involve a rocketship, the Attorney General of Vanuatu, and an entire barrel of Kinky Brand Liquor*. Sadly, No!
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Hullabaloo Friday, April 18, 2014 Torquemada was not a whinerby digbyWhat ever happened to the old saying "never complain, never explain?" Today manly men who believe they need to be sadists for the greater good whine like little babies because nobody understands them:
Breaking News and Opinion on The Huffington Post Ramune Golysenkiene via Getty Images I've been tweezing, shaving, moisturizing, defrizzing, flat-ironing, bikini-waxing, gym-joining (notice I said gym-joining, not gym-going?) exfoliating and manicuring since 8th grade, all while sleeping on a silk pillowcase to reduce wrinkles. I'm ready to grow a beard and just RELAX. If you have a "bring your own device" policy in place, employees need be informed that your company is monitoring data on their devices. You need to be clear that you are not interested in their personal data.