Friday, August 7, 2009

Animal Farm Friday - Day Off

I'm enjoying my day off today, but not nearly as much as these guys (yet).

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Hacking Big Brother

The prospective UK national ID card was broken and cloned in 12 minutes, the Daily Mail revealed this morning.

The newspaper hired computer expert Adam Laurie to test the security that protects the information embedded in the chip on the card.

Using a Nokia mobile phone and a laptop computer, Laurie was able to copy the data on a card that is being issued to foreign nationals in minutes.


Rachel Maddow Does What Journalists Will Not Do

Bears repeating:

Lost Generation?

(Watch it straight through)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Holy Bile: Crazy Psycho Christian

Or Crazy Christian Psycho. (This link may have an expiration date.)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Don't Touch the Weave!

Good question, Josh. Where are the healthcare reform supporters?

And for the Blue Team?

We spent most of Monday reporting on these tea-bagging crowds going to Democratic health care town hall meetings to shout down the hosts and shut the events down. It's classic agitprop, very akin to the 'Brooks Brothers riot' down in Florida during the recount.

But where's the other team?

Folks can whine on endlessly about outfits like Freedom Works putting these rackets together. But if the president's plan has any public support they should be able to get supporters to these events too, right? Not to pull the Black Shirt routine but to provide some public demonstration that there's real public support for making reform a reality.

If there is.

So that's the question. Where's the other team?

--Josh Marshall
And here's a good response.

Clinton Pulls a Carter

... and succeeds in getting North Korea to release the two journalists. Nice!