Or for god’s sake look at last year, he came out to a locker room of young SEC players and none of them gave a damn. How much of a distraction was he? Missouri went 12-2 and shocked everyone and Sam was voted MVP. Some distraction.

A vast majority of players won’t give a shit. This worry of poisoning a locker room is a myth. It’s the conservative mind set of the NFL management that is a greater threat. Thank God for Michael Sam, who will soon show how full of shit these anonymous assholes truly are.

A Deadspin commenter on Michael Sam, an NFL prospect who came out publicly over the weekend.
There’s a car under there. #storm #NYC #news #winter

There’s a car under there. #storm #NYC #news #winter

Someone left a secret list of tea party donors or (I’m speculating) would-be donors lying around at a conference last week. A hotel guest found it. So here it is. (via Mother Jones)

Someone left a secret list of tea party donors or (I’m speculating) would-be donors lying around at a conference last week. A hotel guest found it. So here it is. (via Mother Jones)

Coke trolled the trolls.

If you live in the United States and want to drink cola, you basically have two options: Coke or Pepsi. So note that Coke has two ways to get a comparative advantage over its rival. It can try to make itself look good, or it can try to make Pepsi look bad.

A few hundred xenophobes badmouthing Coke and pledging allegiance to Pepsi instead certainly makes Pepsi look bad, and it does so without cannibalizing Coke’s core audience. Because it takes an incredible amount of energy to hate pretty much anything, you’ll find the “batshit xenophobe” demographic is pretty small. This is why neither brand wants to be the one every racist turns to for a cola fix. There isn’t much money there.

Read the rest on Medium.

It’s so much more fun to watch FOX when it’s someone else being blitzed & sacked!

Why the very rich are very miserable

There’s a slice of the population, whether it’s the top 1% or .01% or whatever, that doesn’t just have more stuff and money. The sheer scale of the difference means they live what is simply a qualitatively different kind of existence. That gulf creates estrangement and alienation, and one of a particular sort in a democracy where such a minuscule sliver of the population can’t hope to protect itself alone at the ballot box.

Let’s call this socioeconomic acrophobia.

Extreme inequality, it turns out, creates a class of people who are alarmingly detached from reality — and simultaneously gives these people great power.

Memo to media orgs: Call Social Security, Medicare, etc. “earned benefits,” not “entitlements.” Because accuracy.

Florida Rep. Radel to resign today from Congress after coke conviction
Mr. Obama will emphasize his intention to use unilateral presidential authority—bypassing Congress when necessary—to an extent not seen in his previous State of the Union speeches, White House officials said.