They always warned us gay marriage was a slippery slope.
Photo via Paul Ryan’s Twitter.
President Obama is planning to nominate Samantha Power as America’s next ambassador to the United Nations. But why stop with just one perfectly-named appointment? All top government jobs should be filled by people with apt names:
NASA Administrator: Former Rep. Zach Space (D-OH)
White House Chief of Staff: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
National Institutes of Health Director: Rep. Tom Petri (R-WI)
Secretary of Defense: Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) or Princeton professor Anne-Marie Slaughter
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Director: Maxine Waters (D-CA)
Secretary of Energy: Current Transportation Secretary nominee Mel Watt (D-NC)
FDA Commissioner: Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH)
Secretary of Agriculture: National Security Adviser-to-be Susan Rice
Secretary of Education: Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT)
Voila: a bipartisan team born to do their jobs. You’re welcome, Mr. President.
Photos by Brendan Hoffman, Mark Wilson, Spencer Platt/Getty Images News/Getty Images and Mark Morigi/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
According to a new poll, Virginia voters show a partisan divide in the gif/jif wars: 20% of choosy Democrats choose “jif,” compared to just 12% of Republicans.
Still, most Virginians pronounce it with a silent “please stop talking to me about this nonsense.”
Think Michele Bachmann spent too much time in office worrying about communist energy-efficient light bulbs that enforced Sharia law, instead of creating jobs?
WRONG. She singlehandedly kept Politfact in business.
(Collage created from the epic Bachmann Politifact page)
Tumblr Tuesday: 2013 Webby Award Winners Edition
The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring the coolest stuff on the Internet, and we’d like to highlight just a few of our favorites from this year’s round of winners. Congratulations to all!
Webby Person of the Year: Frank Ocean
“Frank Ocean has had a truly remarkable, impactful year as both a musician and cultural icon, showing a deep understanding of the Internet as a communicative tool for social change.” — Webbys
Webby Artist of the Year: GRIMES
“Grimes has used the Internet to spread a unique and compelling mix of cutting edge music, visual art and DIY style that has defined her as one of contemporary music’s most interesting and engaging artists.” — Webbys
Art: The Creators Project
An ongoing global arts and technology initiative created by Intel and VICE.
Best Use of Photography: Humans of New York
Glimpses into the lives of strangers in New York City.
Political: Comedy Central’s Indecision
News, politics and other jokes from your friends at Comedy Central.
Personal: Daily Dishonesty
Lovely little lies from a hungry graphic designer.
Celebrity/Fan: Team Coco
The official Conan O’Brien Tumblr.
HEY THAT’S US
Everything has turned on the president.