If you hate my political coverage, you’ll hate my Friday column in which I explain why supply-side economics doesn’t actually work and give you the evidence to back that claim up. Anyway, on with the show. Let’s start with the newly single Amy Poehler who’s making Will Arnett look like a fool for divorcing her.
Mitt Romney has the perfect replacement for Obamacare. Since emergency rooms have to provide care people who come in, they can just go to an emergency room if they need it. The irony is that was the same logic that led him to create Romneycare. (Gawker)
Romney is all about cutting back government subsidies but did you know that government subsidies were the only thing that gave him enough money to get the Salt Lake City Olympics to actually happen. (Deadspin)
One of the arguments for the high pay of corporate executives is that they have special skills and experience that entitles them to that pay. However, a new study shows that these skills are specialized to one company and circumstance so there really isn’t any demand for their services. (New York Times)
After the jump, Romney’s epic airplane window fail, a tutorial with Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Al Bundy and the original worst referee call ever.
When it comes to how people remember past Presidents, there is a definite perception gap between how the public and how historians perceive them. (The Daily Beast)
Back to health care for a moment, a Republican Senate candidate has said he’ll help do away with Medicare and Medicaid. It sounds like the GOP is really in it for the average American. (Think Progress)
Bill Clinton explains who Mitt Romney’s hated 47% are and why he’s wrong about these people being freeloaders. (Roger Ebert’s Journal)
However, when you include everyone who has ever received a government handout of some sort, that’s encompasses 96% of all Americans. (New York Times)
If the 47% gaffe wasn’t bad enough, now we find out Mitt doesn’t know how airplanes work. He thinks they should have windows that roll down. (Wonkette)
Rachel Maddow had the video of Romney actually saying that airplane windows should roll down. She also brings up the obvious point: Mitt has never seen Goldfinger. How can America elect someone who’s never seen the best Bond movie? (Pajiba)
Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente was caught plagiarizing and stealing quotes to use as her own thoughts. The Globe and Mail has been covering for her despite overwhelming evidence of unethical practices. (Maclean’s)
The OHL has introduced a new policy which says that players who have more than 10 fights in a season get suspended. That’s not nearly good enough. (mc79hockey)
How big was the blown call in Monday night’s NFL game? It might have caused a money swing of upwards of $300 million worldwide. Just a few people bet on the NFL. (The Big Lead) In case you were wondering, I would have taken the Packers at -3.5 too. That’s why I don’t gamble any more.
According to Jalen Rose, Vince Carter once body slammed coach Sam Mitchell. No wonder why he got thrown out of Toronto. (Ball Don’t Lie)
Who was the special guest on the Gracie Brothers’ UFC 152 breakdown? None other than long-time Gracie Jiu-Jitsu student and Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt
Al Bundy Ed O’Neill. (With Leather)
So what is this “original worst referee call ever” that I teased before the break? It’s evil twin referee Earl Hebner awarding the WWF Championship to Andre the Giant.
NHL 13 has a pretty epic hip check glitch that you have to watch. It’s absolutely hilarious that the clip starts with Sidney Crosby getting launched into the stratosphere.
Before Gangnam Style jumps the shark, I’m going to post this video of Gangnam FF7 Style.