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Obama’s stunning turnaround – CNN.com

(CNN) — Voters who flocked to the Republican banner seven weeks ago are probably scratching their heads, wondering, “Who really won in November?” After handing the president and Congressional Democrats the worst drubbing in more than half a century, they can only watch in disbelief as Obama has reeled off a series of unexpected victories.

via Obama’s stunning turnaround – CNN.com

Comics featuring presidents are nothing new – even Nixon showed up in the Fantastic Four, and everyone hated the guy. But the comics industry’s obsession with Barack Obama is a little more intense than usual, resulting in some bizarre, baffling and sometimes even disturbing stories. No one ever did a comic where George W. Bush battles zombies, or one where … well, read on to find out.

via 5 Insane Barack Obama Comic Books You Won’t Believe are Real | Cracked.com

For the second year in a row, The Daily Beast crunches the numbers for America’s 55 largest cities, ranking their brainpower from first-to-worst. How does your hometown fare?

via Ranking America’s Smartest, and Dumbest, Cities – The Daily Beast

C&T: I’ve lived here for 15 years and I can tell ya the level of STUPID around here astounds and amazes me daily.  Some may counter that the average IQ dropped significantly when I moved here.  Could be.  But the stupid here reflects not so much lack of education as lack of common sense. As in NONE.  Nada.  Zip.

C&T: I live in Texas (transplanted from NJ), and I gotta tell ya, this would be really funny if it wasn’t true!

AUSTIN, TX—Following a series of embarrassingly backward laws recently enacted in Arizona, Texas governor Rick Perry pledged Wednesday to do everything in his power to reestablish his state as the most regressive in the nation. “I commend Arizona for its commitment to exceedingly draconian social policies, but [Arizona Governor] Jan Brewer should know that we still have some real doozies up our sleeve,” said Perry, referring to Arizona’s passage of the strictest immigration law in recent U.S. history, as well as its measures allowing concealed weapons to be carried without a permit and banning ethnic studies programs in public schools. “Don’t forget, we just put an ultraconservative stamp on our educational curriculum that’s going to affect the textbooks the whole country uses, and I’m still the only governor nutso enough to float secession. Mark my words, we’ll be back and more fucked up than ever!” Sources close to Perry said that Texas may soon start storing undocumented migrant workers in dog cages while courts decide their immigration status, though Arizona plans to counter with a giant cannon that will be used to shoot anyone with a skin tone darker than ochre who crosses the border from Mexico.

via Texas Vows To Reclaim Title Of Most Regressive State From Arizona | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source

5 Inventions You Won’t Believe Came From War

 

If there’s one thing that everyone can agree on, it’s that war is horrible. Nothing kills the mood faster than a bloody, painful death for a political agenda that you probably don’t even fully understand. But you can’t deny that armed conflicts gave us some pretty good things, such as major advances in everything from rockets to microwave ovens.

Oh, and also there’s this stuff…..

via 5 Inventions You Won’t Believe Came From War | Cracked.com

Twinkies … Slinky … Tampons … Silly Putty … Who knew?

 

Washington (CNN) — An infected flash drive put in a U.S. military laptop in 2008 set off the most significant cyberattack ever against the military and brought a turning point in cyberdefense strategy, a top defense official wrote in an article published Wednesday.

via Cyberattack in 2008 prompted new Pentagon cyberdefense plan – CNN.com

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