Archive: September, 2011
UPDATE: Troy Davis was murdered by the state at 11:08 p.m. tonight. Bastards.
Cuz the judge in the town's got blood stains on his hands:*
It's Current TV, y'all. See you there.
R.E.M. calls it quits. This is the band that asked the following question, which resonates as much today as it did back in 1994:
UPDATE: Corrected and edited to reflect the fact the one of Colin Moynihan's earlier blog posts was reverse published in New York Times editions delivered to New York City residents -- but not here in Philly and elsewhere -- still doesn't change the basic fact of undercoverage, at least until the mass arrests and pepper-spray incidents in the second weekend.
What do you think was running in the pro-government, pro-Mubarek newspapers in Egypt back in February, when crowds of unhappy and often un- or under-employed citizens began crowding into Tahrir Square? I don't know the answer to that, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say there probably wasn't a lot of coverage of what was happening in Tahrir Square, at least at first. They were probably running cute feature stories about an old-time falafel stand in a changing Cairo neighborhood, or maybe articles on parking problems at the Great Pyramids. They certainly weren't going to call attention to the elephant in the room that was about to knock over a corrupt and decadent society.
Of all of the tidbits that have emerged so far about the Republican presidential hopefuls, there's no tastier morsel than the knowledge that Rick Perry apparently once got a "D" in a college course that was simply titled "Meats." (I'm guessing the final had questions like" "Name the other white meat.")
Unlike Perry, this picture shows that Michele Bachmann does her homework.
Change we can believe in:
Rich people willing to pay their fair share of taxes, at a higher rate: It's not just for Warren Buffet anymore. Philadelphia Magazine is reporting that Phillies' shortstop Jiimmy Rollins, who makes $8.5 million a year, doesn't just support the infield-fly rule -- he also supports "the Buffett rule."
In an interview in the October issue of Philadelphia magazine, Rollins says it’s time for rich people like him to start paying more. “Warren Buffet pays less taxes percentage-wise than his secretary, you catch that?” Rollins asks. “How can that be?”