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AP/Dennis Cook

Congress, Cockroaches or the Kardashians: Which Is Most Despised?

A new poll compares Congress’ “favorability” to, among other people and things, the Kardashians, Lindsay Lohan, gonorrhea and NFL replacement referees to figure out just how unpopular America’s legislative body is.

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 READ MORE


Motorcycle Fatalities

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China’s Great Wall of Traffic Back to Normal After 9 Days

Here in Los Angeles, we know gridlock and frankly we’re not impressed by what most people call “traffic,” but the Chinese are taking things to an extreme. China says a nine-day, 60-mile-long traffic jam is finally breaking up.

Posted on Aug 23, 2010 READ MORE



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This Common-Sense Solution Brought to You by the 19th Century

Barack Obama wants to spend as much as a trillion dollars on the nation’s infrastructure, from roads to bridges. A video on his transition Web site even touts the economic advantages of fixing potholes. Why so car-centric? A new article in the Washington Monthly claims that spending some of that money on rail lines instead of roads could pay dividends.

Posted on Jan 12, 2009 READ MORE


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Thou Shalt Not Exceed the Speed Limit

The Vatican has come up with “Ten Commandments” for drivers, warning that cars can be “an occasion of sin.” The document recommends prayer for surviving the road in good physical and spiritual condition, especially saying the rosary while driving because its “rhythm and gentle repetition does not distract the driver’s attention.”

Posted on Jun 19, 2007 READ MORE


Unfair at Any Speed

This just in: Driving while black is still unsafe at any speed, even zero miles per hour. The same goes for driving while brown.

Posted on May 1, 2007 READ MORE


Dangerous Driving

How Americans Get Around Town

On Friday, “Countdown” aired this troubling video of American soldiers negotiating Iraqi traffic by bumping cars out of the way and driving on the wrong side of the road. The soldiers would rather avoid making themselves stationary targets than build goodwill among the already outraged Iraqis.
(h/t: Crooks and Liars)

Posted on Feb 4, 2007 READ MORE


Web Ratings Down for Many Conservative Biggies

According to Alexa ratings: AnnCoulter.com is down 10%; Fox News is down 13%; RushLimbaugh.com is down 18%; The Drudge Report is down 21%; Townhall.com is down 24%; the Washington Times? website down 27%. And BillOreilly.com down 40%.

  • Meanwhile, traffic is up at lots of progressive sites.
  • Posted on Jun 29, 2006 READ MORE


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    From Salon.com

    Salon: Is the NSA Spying on U.S. Internet Traffic?

    Two former AT&T workers have told Salon that the telecom company has maintained a secret, highly secured room in a St. Louis network operations center where, the two workers were told, employees have been “monitoring network traffic.” Salon’s security experts say the operation has all the hallmarks of an NSA operation.

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  • Posted on Jun 20, 2006 READ MORE


    Kabul Riot
    AP / Fraidoon Pooyaa

    Anti-U.S. Riots in Kabul Show Mission Unaccomplished

    A traffic incident in the Afghan capital led to rumors of an American-on-Afghan massacre. Massive riots ensued. Bitter resentment of occupying U.S. forces has been laid bare. “Today has set us back 10 years,” said a NATO-employed Afghani security worker.

    Posted on May 29, 2006 READ MORE


    Gridlock
    From enterstageright.com

    A Brit Ponders America’s Love Affair With Cars

    Next time you’re stuck in gridlock, keep in mind that many American cities had fantastic public rail systems until Big Auto bought up all the tracks and scrapped them to make way for cars. The Observer reminds us that “it did not have to be like this.”

    Posted on May 18, 2006 READ MORE


    Google Blacklists BMW For Gaming Search Results

    The search company discovered that the carmaker was playing a shell game with its Web pages to boost traffic. | story

    Posted on Feb 7, 2006 READ MORE


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