Morning Coffee: 4.10.09

Friday Fun! The USPS is issuing The Simpsons postage stamps! Too bad email still rocks. {WashPo}
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There’s Socialists in Congress! Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is channeling McCarthyism with her “list” of the 17 socialists in the House of Representatives…but it’s a secret? We better watch out! We better not cry! {HuffPo}
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Speaking of crazy women who were elected to office and no one can understand why…Texas Representative Betty Brown just can’t understand why Asians don’t just ‘Americanize’ their names to something simpler? She is quoted as saying the following when addressing Ramey Ko, a representative of the Organization of Chinese Americans:
Rather than everyone here having to learn Chinese — I understand it’s a rather difficult language — do you think that it would behoove you and your citizens to adopt a name that we could deal with more readily here?

Yeah. {WOW}

Win! Yesterday in France, parliament rejected a bill that would allow internet users who are caught downloading music or films to have their service disconnected. How about making entertainment worth buying? {Reuters}

Ok, get this. Aides to notorious dictator President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe are seeking to force the political opposition into granting them amnesty from their violent crimes…by using violence. Le Sigh. {NYT}


It’s Friday…and it’s AWESOME! Happy Weekend lovelies!

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