pantslessprogressive:

shortformblog:

Famous fiscal conservative Chris Christie takes reputation-damaging helicopter ride
Hey look guys, he’s spending state money on himself! New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, he of shrinking poll numbers, didn’t want to spend money on a popular subway project (and wants to cut Medicaid for the poor), but he’s not against flying on state police helicopters to go watch his son’s high school baseball games, and getting driven from the launching pad to the field via a limo. Line in the sand: Rip Nancy Pelosi for this? Rip Chris Christie for this. Someone hasn’t heard the cautionary tale of one Jane Swift. (thanks climateadaptation)

That limo ride from the launching pad to the baseball field? 100 yards.
motherjones:

Obi-Wan Kenobi Is Dead, Vader Says

Obi-Wan Kenobi, the mastermind of some of the most devastating attacks on the Galactic Empire and the most hunted man in the galaxy, was killed in a firefight with Imperial forces near Alderaan, Darth Vader announced on Sunday…

From the (ahem) Galactic Empire Times, the awesomest thing on the internets today. It just be RAINING New York Times reboots all up in here.
motherjones:

“We are all of us, right now, living in the golden age of drive-thru.”
Blogger Kevin Drum reads a Bloomberg story explaining how Taco Bell “saved” Western civiliization. Urp.
Osama Bin Laden Killed That is the report.  Who would ever thought that he would have died under President Obama’s watch. 

Osama Bin Laden Killed

That is the report.  Who would ever thought that he would have died under President Obama’s watch. 

msnbc:

3-D imagery of yesterday’s tornado in Tuscaloosa, Ala., via an @iWitnessWeather twitpic.