Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Questions for the Universe

Wouldn't you think that in this day and age, there'd be an easy way to find out which issues of Mad Magazine (or stories from same) were reprinted in what paperbacks?

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

What do they mean "back?"

The very latest congressional generic trend chart: GOP back in the driver's seat.

Actually, it's become undeniably apparent that the GOP never left the driver's seat...

Monday, October 11, 2010

So it's come to this.

Police agencies across the country are recruiting thousands of civilians for a growing number of duties previously performed by uniformed cops, in an unusual concession to local budget cuts.

The positions -- some paid and others volunteer -- are transforming every-day citizens into crime-scene investigators, evidence gatherers and photographers in what some analysts suggest is a striking new trend in American policing.

"It's all being driven by the economy and we should expect to see more of it," says University of Pittsburgh law professor David Harris, who analyzes law enforcement practices. "As budgets are squeezed, an increasing number of duties are going to be moved off officers' plates."

You realize what this means...

(story via HuffPo)