All Further Articles for 2012-11-13

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
I Love America: Colbert's Super PAC Still Has Lots of Money And Thanks to Our Laws He Gets To Keep It
Having stabbed to death Ham Rove, a bespectacled ham who served as chief strategist for his Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, Stephen Colbert closed the Super PAC and, with the help of his lawyer, promptly, smilingly, entirely legally “disappeared” its remaining $766,000 using a loophole that allows him to keep it, tax-free, no strings. Welcome to American campaign finance law. "I am announcing that Colbert Super PAC is shutting down effective immediately. During this time of mourning, we ask that you respect our privacy, and more importantly, the privacy of our money. It wishes to stay out of the public eye, so please don't go trying to find it. Rest assured, you won't."
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The Awesomeness of the Universe and Other Sciencey Things Your Kids Probably Aren't Learning
Talk about your theory of relativity. Last month, 68 Nobel-winning scientists wrote a letter to Obama endorsing his commitment to investing in science "to continue America’s proud legacy of discovery and invention.” His GOP opponent, in his wisdom, wanted to slash those investments. Now a new, entertaining video message to Obama laments that most high school physics courses end in 1865 - when a computer was a person figuring out taxes - and urges more focus on atoms, photons, quarks and other awesome stuff. "You know what can happen in 150 years, Mr. President? A lot."
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Wannabe Secessionists, Please Go For It
Now that the country has doomed itself by re-electing a commie Muslim Kenyan, unhappy residents of close to 30 states have filed petitions for secession in the right-wing, worst-case version of moving to Canada or Costa Rica. Petitions have come in from largely red states - which, it hilariously turns out, are welfare moochers - so we wish them godspeed, and good luck with their budgets. Update : Now there's a new petition asking the U.S. to deport everyone else who wants to secede, AND one demanding a nationwide pizza party if Missouri successfully secedes. This is getting ridiculous.
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True Bravery: UPS: 1, BSA: 0
Arguing that "giving means more than writing a check," UPS has joined a growing list of companies severing ties with the Boy Scouts because of its anti-gay policy. The UPS action came in the wake of several petitions bearing over 330,000 signatures. See what companies do and do not fund discrimination. Bonus: How to hack your Eagle Scout Award.
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