Archive: September, 2012
Worst. Endorsement. Ever...c'mon Madge, get into the groove.
She belongs in this skit:
The question blaring out from an online headline of the New York Times is a jarring one: “What’s Wrong With Pennsylvania?”
Gawker wants to know if Philadelphia is the most racist city in America.
NEW YORK -- The State Department blasted CNN Saturday night for the network's handling of a personal journal belonging to late U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, which was removed from the site of the deadly Sept. 11 consulate attack.
Here's a finding that would have made for great occupy sign last year: American income inequality may be more severe today than it was way back in 1774 -- even if you factor in slavery.
Darryl Metcalfe wishes he had Mitt Romney's rhetorical skills.
I could have posted the actual clip of Metcalfe below...but I like this one better:
Think Progress (spoiler alert: they're liberal) has a great post up tonight reminding us that with all the 24/blather about the presidential race, what's most striking is all the issues that the candidates never talk about. One or two of them we've written about here on the blog (drones...perhaps you've heard of them) but most of them we've ignored, too. (where is the epic Attytood rant on factory farming, for example?)
The first one on the list strikes me as most important:
Front porches are making a big comeback. It's not quite a return to Norman Rockwell's Americana, but the rise in the number of new homes with porches hints at a shift in the way Americans want to live: in smaller houses and dense neighborhoods that promote walking and social interaction.
My name is Andre Dunbar. I am a senior at William L. Sayre High School in Philadelphia, and I am a student organizer with the Philadelphia Student Union.
The Philadelphia Student Union is fighting back against school closures and the transformation plans we are seeing in Philadelphia and nationally. As students we don't want to see what other cities are seeing now--closures that that are hurting their communities. These closures destroy our education.
The worst thing about Mitt Romney's condescending Ayn Randian rants down in Boca Raton wasn't the part where he makes the novel argument that it's easier to become president when you're a Hispanic (because...we've had so many of these?). or where he claims that it's "high risk" to appear on TV's "The View," suggesting that confronting Putin may not be as hard as going toe-to-toe with Joy Behar.
It's arguably not even the evil banality of the contemptuous words he uses to describe nearly half of the United States of America that he proposes to lead -- "victims" and "dependents" who feel that basic human needs like food or shelter are "an entitlement."