Lady pop quiz: what concerns you more, domestic violence or the true nutritional value of low-fat yogurt? "Wife beating" or that realllly enticing Madewell shoe sale?
Last night, President Obama and Mitt Romney faced off in Denver, in what will likely go down in history as some of the most boring 90 minutes in the history of American television. It was scoreless high school soccer game boring. It was oil change repair shop vintage issue of Reader's Digest with country sensation…
What's worse, being described as "shrill" or being called a cougar? Welcome to the "pyramid of egregiousness"! (It considers cougar the greater offense.)
5:28pm, December 9. MSNBC.
This is apropos of absolutely nothing except that I watch Hardball every day and have found myself increasingly annoyed at Chris Matthews' annoying-yet-hilarious alterna-universe pronunciation of a certain surname I hate to hear anyway.
Last night, MSNBC's Chris Matthews had writer William Saletan and conservative Ken Blackwell on Hardball to discuss reducing the number of abortions in the United States. Missing from the conversation: women. Also: accuracy.
During the Inaugural dance-a-thon that took place Tuesday night, it was hard not to notice how in love our First Couple seemed as they spun around the floor, celebrating their historic victory with one another.
- Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius has removed her name from Cabinet consideration. [The Hill]
- New York Governor David Paterson wants to be your next President because "Once you go black, you don't go back." [Politico]
- Fred Thompson is so cheap that he's renting his apartment out for the inauguration. [Huffington Post] …
It used to be that this venerable feature was inspired by the news, hangovers, and/or funny pictures. But The Huffington Post's Jason Linkins and I have a new muse — or, to be fair, a couple of million of new muses harmed in the filming of SNL's digital short "Jizz In My Pants" (embedded after the jump). There's just…
- Now that it's been a full year of shitty economic news, we are officially in a recession and have been for a year. Aren't you glad to know? [MSNBC]
- The market is not glad to know, and it slid almost 700 points after learning the obvious. [NY Times]
- In other obvious news, Condoleezza Rice doesn't plan to give much…