All Further Articles for 2011-08-12

Friday, August 12, 2011
More War Toys We Can't Afford Don't Work, Again
For the second time, the Pentagon lost contact with the experimental, much-touted, $320 million Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 - a key part of its “Prompt Global Strike” strategy - minutes after it was launched. Some officials argued it was worth it for the nine minutes of cool data both flights gave them; others, considering the math, called it a crock.
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GOP: What Middle Class?
From last night's "debate," all you need to know about these people's priorities. Alarming.
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Just Good Friends
Bert and Ernie have lived at 123 Sesame Street as roommates - separate beds - since 1969, but now a Facebook page and petition at Change.org is asking the show's producers to let them live as a gay couple and eventually marry. The (possibly exasperated) response : Let muppets be muppets. "Though they are identified as male characters and possess many human traits and characteristics, they remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation."
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Thursday, August 11, 2011
Britain: You're Invited
Given the ongoing mayhem, the British Tourist Authority has pulled its new sleek ads from overseas markets as "not appropriate at this time." But online wise-acres are adroitly filling the void.
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