Archive: November, 2011
This is totally where I expect to end up eventually, if not sooner:
The thought that a pauper’s grave would be the coup de grâce was too much to bear for journalists of the 19th century. In 1874, the newspaper fraternity took title to 24 lots — room for 360 graves — on a hilltop at the Cypress Hills Cemetery, straddling the Brooklyn-Queens line. The plot was intended for “friendless journalists” who had died without the means to buy burial sites of their own.
Introducing a new daily feature here at Attytood. Missed this one yesterday:
Amid all of the ruckus on Black Friday one video that has caught the attention of the nation is one uploaded to Twitter.
In an effort to protect his little grandson from all the unruliness, the man—who reportedly had about $600 worth of merchandise in his cart—slipped the video game he was holding in his hand into his pants waistband for a brief moment so he could lift up the boy and carry him to safety. That's when cops showed up and allegedly threw him to the ground—shattering his face and producing the "personalized holiday blood towels" you can see in Fox's news reel.
I'm probably crazy, but am I the only person in America who doubts that the GOP presidential nominee -- and thus quite possibly the next president of the United States, given the economy -- can come out of the current crop of eight major candidates? The conventional wisdom is that such an outcome would be, on a practical level and perhaps mathematically, impossible -- and up through 2008 that wisdom surely would have been correct. Four years ago, John McCain had many of the same problems that Williard "My First Name is Mitt...Really!" Romney is experiencing today, and he still coasted to the nomination.
What very few people are talking about -- even though everyone should be talking about this -- is that the 2012 GOP campaign is entering completely uncharted territory. There's a major rules change in the way that Republicans will pick their convention delegates -- the winner-take-all format that dominated most primaries has been greatly reduced, and a proportional system (similar to the process that dragged out the Democratic nomination battle until June) is largely in its place.
Especially when this is what they tried to tell President Obama in New Hampshire today:
"Over 4000 peaceful protesters have been arrested. While bankers continue to destroy the American economy. You must stop the assault on our 1st amendment rights. Your silence sends a message that police brutality is acceptable. Banks got bailed out. We got sold out."
These people won't be pepper-sprayed. Jon Corzine and friends probably won't even be arrested.
WASHINGTON—The court-appointed trustee overseeing MF Global's bankruptcy says up to $1.2 billion is missing from customer accounts, double what the firm had reported to regulators last month.
(Photo from this remarkable blog.)
They keep talking about this on the news, and I don't know why. I must be a Fox News viewer.
Besides, I think Flintstone bowls has a much better chance of being enacted.