It’s the end of the week which means it’s time for an end of the week set of links. We’ve got the return of a couple of regular features this week on the blog this week which will be fun as always. Anyway, let’s hit the road starting with Canadian model Kim Cloutier.
Mitt Romney keeps claiming that he’s going to save Medicare by killing Obamacare. The problem is that his plan will bankrupt the Medicare trust before the end of his first term in office. (Talking Points Memo)
By the way, this election is about the economy. However, even Mitt Romney says that big businesses are doing fine. That doesn’t mean he’ll back off on the corporate tax cuts. (Think Progress)
Who is going to pay for continuing corporate tax cuts? It’ll be the middle class to the tune of about $2,000 per year. (Center for American Progress Action Fund)
After the jump, Mitt’s secret Cayman finances have been leaked, is the Joe Paterno biography a fair representation of the man or a defence and Toronto Batman makes his return.
Ever wonder what the deal is with Mitt’s top-secret finances? Gawker has acquired files about Mitten’s finances and broken them down. (Gawker)
By the way, Romney made a joke about President Obama’s birth certificate while campaigning in Michigan. However, his joke goes beyond pandering to his crazy GOP buddies. (Mother Jones)
Even the Murdochs don’t like how they do business. Rupert Murdoch’s daughter has spoken out against News Corp’s tactics. (The Guardian)
Somehow a jury of common folk were able to figure out patent law well enough to award Apple $1 billion in their lawsuit against Samsung. (Gizmodo) The indoctrinated Apple fans won’t stand to hear this but Apple’s the bully here. Apple has figured out the ideal shape and functionalities of smartphones and everyone is trying something derivative of that. If they’re so scared of someone beating them at their own game, they should improve and innovate rather than fight the battle in the courtroom with their billions of dollars and massive legal team. Apple is the new evil empire. I wish upon Apple what was wished upon Microsoft in the 90s. Turnabout is fair play.
In an interesting Canadian sports media development, Rogers, owners of Sportsnet, has purchased The Score. (The Globe And Mail) You’d have to think that The Score will become another nationally broadcast Sportsnet branded channel. But what would you call the new channel and what purpose will it serve?
Joe Posnanski’s biography of Joe Paterno was released last week. Is it a fair biography or the work of a man defending a subject? (The Atlantic)
We’re all sure that the NHL will have a lockout come September 15th but if the season gets cancelled, what will the effect be on the Winter Classic? (Puck Daddy)
I never heard of @BIGSPORTSWRITER on Twitter but he sounds like the voice of reason in this Q&A with the denizens of Deadspin. (Deadspin)
Just for fun, here’s the 20 best sports moments on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. (With Leather)
Law And Order is one of my favourite shows of all-time. Did you know how many actors appeared on the show before they became famous? Even some of these names surprised me. (Warming Glow)
Some big video game developers don’t like Windows 8. That doesn’t mean that Windows 8 isn’t the beginning of the end of the Windows O/S. (Gizmodo)
Toronto Batman was in London for the Olympics and did a bit of videobombing. He interrupted a video review of the Hyundai i30 and did his own review.
Here’s a collection of the greatest moments in sports history.