David Corn has a reasonable, if impossible, solution to the fail whale...

Damn that over capacity. Get more birds for that darn whale.less than a minute ago via Echofon

...while delrayser wants Obama to step in.

I hope Obama finds a group of Twitter experts to talk to, so he knows whose ass to kick for today's downtime.less than a minute ago via web

Blogger Doug Mataconis asks an acerbic question about Orly Taitz's loss in California...

Orly Taitz Loses, But Who Are The 370,000 Idiots Who Voted For Her ? http://ping.fm/hLU1lless than a minute ago via Ping.fm

...while Mother Jones breaks news on her downtime plans.

Orly Taitz to Subpoena Pancake Painter http://mojo.ly/9djVZ3less than a minute ago via twitterfeed

David Corn notes reaction to a dramatic day-after depiction of Helen Thomas's retirement:

Before Gibbs began, photog took shot of Helen's empty seat. Groans. A shout: "too soon." #whbriefless than a minute ago via TweetDeck

Patrick Gavin comments on whether her name plate should be taken down

I--and others --don't think Thomas' nameplate will remain, but here's one reason it might http://is.gd/cJ8VKless than a minute ago via TweetDeck

Journalist Gregg Carlstrom ties his hands in planning a new assignment:

Writing about convoy attacks and Central Asian supply lines; will attempt to do this without using any "silk road" metaphors.less than a minute ago via Seesmic

And on the upside...

AOL media & studios president: "We are going to be the largest net hirer of journalists in the world next year." http://is.gd/cJ9GDless than a minute ago via web