At least Cain hasn't vowed to put the first man on the moon by 2020.
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Tags: China, Herman Cain, International Affairs, Nuclear, Primaries, Republicans, Sean Hannity, Sex, Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report, Wikipedia
Hey, British! We're coming! Hey, British! We're coming! DING DONG! BANG BANG! Be ye prepared to not take our guns! DING DONG! BANG BANG!
Unfortunately, the patriotic changes to the Wikipedia page have not survived the scrubbing efforts of the lamestream fact-checking people, but here's screenshot-ographic proof that, if only for a brief period of time, those bells of freedom rang!
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Tags: Paul Revere, Sarah Palin, Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report, Video, Wikipedia
If every Jon Stewart reading this would simply devote his time to persuading the Senate to pass a bill — which, by all rights, should be seeing sweeping bipartisan support — then the Republican blockade of the 9/11 First Responder Bill would be over in just a few days…
Robert Gibbs, President Obama’s press secretary, told reporters on Tuesday that he hopes the Comedy Central host can persuade enough Republican senators to vote for a 9/11 health bill so it can head to the president’s desk.
"If there's the ability for that to sort of break through in our political environment, there's a good chance that he can help do that," Gibbs said in his briefing. "I think he has put the awareness around this legislation. He's put that awareness into what you guys cover each day, and I think that's good. I hope he can convince two Republicans to support taking care of those that took care of so many on that awful day in our history."
This year, please consider making Congress behave as though they were adult human beings with actual feelings of empathy.
White House Press Secretary
Tags: 9/11, First Responders, Health, Health Care, Republicans, Robert Gibbs, Senate, White House, Wikipedia
by David Wolinsky
The FBI, having just discovered this thing called "the Internet," recently sent the Wikimedia Foundation a letter threatening legal action if Wikipedia refuses to remove an image of the bureau's seal on the FBI's entry by mid-August.
Wikimedia Foundation General Counsel Mike Godwin shot back a ballsy note insisting the FBI’s reading of the law it cited is both "idiosyncratic… and, more importantly, incorrect [PDF]," which is pretty cold coming from Wikipedia…
"Badges and identification cards are physical manifestations that may be used by a possessor to invoke the authority of the federal government. An encyclopedia article is not. The use of the image on Wikipedia is not for the purpose of deception or falsely to represent anyone as an agent of the federal government."
Just so we’re straight on this: One of the biggest intelligence agencies in the world was unaware that it could simply take down the logo itself from Wikipedia if it so desired. Also, yes, Wikipedia just corrected the FBI — and cited its sources.
It seems the FBI still has a ways to go in being a responsible Internet entity, though: It hasn’t yet connected the dots between the kids’ section of its website with a make-your-own-badge kit complete with the offending seal and the rise of people impersonating FBI agents.
Tags: FBI, Wikipedia
If you think about it for five seconds it makes perfect sense. You know in your heart that it's true.
But if you're gonna be a dick about it, if you're really, really all hung up on seeing actual proof, well, I guess you click after the jump…
Tags: 9/11, Barack Obama, Wikipedia