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October 25, 2014

Has anyone been watching the new season of Alpha House??


Alpha House is a television series released in 2013 produced by Amazon Studios. The show stars John Goodman, Clark Johnson, Matt Malloy and Mark Consuelos as four U.S. Senators who share a house in Washington, D.C. It was created by Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau.

The series is inspired by real-life Congressmen who share a home in D.C.: Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Representative George Miller (D-CA).

The series has a number of cameos from celebrities such as Bill Murray (as Senator Vernon Smits) and politicians such as Schumer as himself. Amazon Studios offered the first three episodes of Alpha House for free, with each subsequent episode released weekly thereafter for Amazon Prime members on Amazon Instant Video.

On February 11, 2014, the series was renewed for a second season. Production for the second season began filming in July of 2014, and will be released on October 24, 2014.

This season, it features:

-Singing Senators

-Koch(esque) Brothers Drones

-their childrens' reality show


-FoxNews-coached RW Authoritarian senators

I could go on and on...
October 18, 2014

CNN: News conference regarding Hannah Graham coming up

...they're implying a body may have been found. FYI.

ABC affiliate link:


A joint law enforcement briefing regarding the Hannah Graham investigation will be held at 5:30pm on Saturday, October 18, 2014. The briefing will be at the Albemarle County Police Department at 1600 5th Street, Charlottesville, Virginia.
October 17, 2014

35 Years Ago Today: US Dept of Education created


Congress established the United States Department of Education (ED) on May 4, 1980, in the Department of Education Organization Act (Public Law 96-88, 93 Stat. 668, October 17, 1979). Under this law, ED's mission is to:

• Strengthen the federal commitment to assuring access to equal educational opportunity for every individual;

• Supplement and complement the efforts of states, the local school systems and other instrumentalities of the states, the private sector, public and private nonprofit educational research institutions, community-based organizations, parents, and students to improve the quality of education;

• Encourage the increased involvement of the public, parents, and students in federal education programs;

• Promote improvements in the quality and usefulness of education through federally supported research, evaluation, and sharing of information;

• Improve the coordination of federal education programs;

• Improve the management of federal education activities;

• Increase the accountability of federal education programs to the president, the Congress, and the public.

In the Senate, 69 voted in favor and 22 voted against separating education from the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. In the House of Representatives, 215 voted in favor and 201 voted against. President Carter signed the bill on October 17, 1979.

Following the establishment of the Department of Education, the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare was renamed the Department of Health and Human Services.
October 11, 2014

39 Years Ago Tonight: NBC's Saturday Night Premieres w/ Host George Carlin


The opening skit with John Belushi and Michael O'Donohue:

The first monologue:

I still recall sitting in front of the ol' Radiation King TV watching this (I was 10).
October 2, 2014

Michael Brown grand jury under review for misconduct: Report

Source: MSNBC

St. Louis officials are looking into a report of misconduct by a member of the grand jury investigating the police shooting death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, The Washington Post reported Wednesday evening.

Read more: http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/michael-brown-grand-jury-under-review-misconduct-report

October 1, 2014

Lifeboat fail? I call it a win!


Unfortunately we don’t have any info about this video whatsoever except that we can see it was filmed onboard a Chinese-flagged ship and, yes, it actually does look like someone went along for the ride.

For contrast, another lifeboat test drop (more conventional) :

I love this shit!

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