Terrific mashup: Paperback Writer and My Sharona

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The North Carolina voter suppression law requires ends a popular high school civics program that encouraged students to register to vote in advance of their 18th birthdays and specifically bars elections officials from accepting college IDs, even from state-run universities.

This just makes no sense to me. OMG, even the League of Women Voters knows it’s a pile of stinking crap. There is NO real voter fraud. Why doesn’t the judge take that into consideration when he’s weighing the legitmacy of the law?

Re TV ad about pregnant smoker who gave birth to baby with major issues. Will she go to prison like preg women who use drugs?

Large burns in the decade through 2012 are five times more frequent than in the 1970s and early ‘80s. At the same time, the cost of battling those blazes has increased nearly fourfold since 1985; the federal government will most likely spend $2 billion this year acting as the nation’s rural fire department. The agencies saddled with this duty don’t have the money. And Republicans in Congress recently blocked consideration of emergency wildfire funds.

Yet Western homeowners represented by those very Republicans are clamoring: Put the fires out, now! So federal agencies will have to borrow from funds that had been set aside for fire prevention in order to smother the fires this time. The government is expected to rush to the scene after any big natural disaster — the impulse society at work. But there is no urgency to fix, or try to prevent, the overheated planet.

Timothy Egan, NYTimes

l7world:

Jimmy Kimmel previews Tweeting Rainbow with LeVar Burton
LeVar Burton ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to bring back Reading Rainbow but the show will be updated for a modern audience. Jimmy Kimmel showed an exclusive clip from the new show titled Tweeting Rainbow.

Love this!

l7world:

Jimmy Kimmel previews Tweeting Rainbow with LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to bring back Reading Rainbow but the show will be updated for a modern audience. Jimmy Kimmel showed an exclusive clip from the new show titled Tweeting Rainbow.

Love this!

I used to be a staunch evangelical. Then I adopted a child and realized how much I had suffered.

Does any else find this ad disturbing?