This American Life: The Giant Pool of Money →
everybodycares: If you haven’t heard this yet, you really really should have and should correct that today at the latest. I’m not an economics or money or math guy by any stretch of the imagination, but that’s the brilliance of this hour long show: it explains what is happening right now in a way that anybody can understand (even me). And even better? It does so in human terms and is entirely...
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than...– Thomas Jefferson (Letter to Treasury Secretary Albert Gallatin in 1802) (via jermbob)
Lowered Expectations (pre-VP debate commentary) →
Jezebel’s Megan Carpentier wrote this really interesting rebuttal to Nancy Pfotenhauer’s (McCain campaignstress) complaint that VP debate moderator Gwen Ifill is being unfair by asking Palin too many foreign policy questions, even though she plans to ask LESS foreign policy questions than VP candidates have been asked in the previous two elections. Oh my frickin’ god. I...
Political Analyst Death Match
It’s 4am and I’m awake, so I thought I might make myself suffer through some Hannity & Colmes in order to familiarize myself with how the folks at FOX News are going about deluding the lemmings this week. Colmes absolutely cannot make Karl Rove behave and at one point he threw his hands up and snapped at Rove saying, “oh that’s right, you run this show now - please,...
Obama will not be a miracle worker. But he’ll change the disastrous course...– From the article An Open Letter… by Gary Kamiya, Salon author
Open Letter to Independent and Undecided Voters →
Walking back to the office after lunch today I overheard a conversation between two men, one of whom appeared to be a regular anti-Bush protester at the local post office. He was wearing an “End Israeli Apartheid” shirt and what appeared to be shorts & a hat designed for urban crocodile wrestling. He told his walking buddy something that I found very disturbing and ignorant as I...
vinh: Jonna Lee - District Sleeps Alone Tonight...
PBS POLL. REPOST.
poortaste: blakewhitman: thekathunt:thanksforsharing: PBS is doing a poll which asks if Palin is qualified to be VP. The right wing has organized a yes campaign—and the “yes” is at the moment winning by 55 to 45. I just voted. Please take literally 1minute and and vote! REPOST.
The Murder of Damien Hirst →
Short story by Charlie Finch, co-author of Most Art Sucks: Five Years of Coagula. Via ArtNet.de
Don’t get me started. She’s the anti-Wonder Woman. She’s judgmental and...– Lynda Carter, the original Wonder Woman, in response to how she feels about people calling Sarah Palin “the new Wonder Woman”
Running the numbers.
bunnynico: At the RNC, Palin said: ”But listening to [Obama] speak, it’s easy to forget that this is a man who has authored two memoirs but not a single major law or even a reform, not even in the state senate.” Giuliani and McCain similarly lied to the American public to cheers of “zero, zero” from the crowd. Zero? Here are the real numbers: 823 and 427 and 152. (via Daily Kos) 823 is the...
Six word story.
bunnynico: Hemingway once wrote a story in just six words (“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”) and is said to have called it his best work. Here’s mine off hand: She jumped into the cold water. What’s yours? Here are some others. My tag-line on this blog is “A life of six word stories” which is strategically six words. I always wonder if people catch that. I have a bunch of...
Guilt only affects the larger upright animals.– from the book The Fuck-Up by Arthur Nersesian, which isn’t a book I would necessarily reccomend based on the story, but it does have some really thought-provoking passages about the human condition.
bunnynico: “An Associated Press photographer and a Democracy Now! TV and radio show host were among those arrested at an anti-war march on the first day of the Republican National Convention. Both were released hours later. […] David Ake, an AP assistant chief of bureau in Washington, said he was concerned by the arrest of Rourke, a Philadelphia-based photographer. ‘Covering news is a...
The last few weeks have
The last few weeks have been a blur and now I’m in the process of moving, hence the rash of phone posts. Back to normal in a week or less.