Wednesday, June 30, 2010
There was an article today in the paper about a lady from West Seattle who just won the 2010 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest. It's the one where the judges pick the best bad sentence of the year. Here it is:
"For the first month of Ricardo and Felicity's affair, they greeted one another at every stolen rendezvous with a kiss- a lengthy, ravenous kiss, Ricardo lapping and sucking at Felicity's mouth as if she were a giant cage-mounted water bottle and he was the world's thirstiest gerbil".
Monday, June 28, 2010
During a year when the Dems are supposed to be worried,
one Florida congressman fights back hard...
Alan Grayson's plan: Break the rules and survive - Alan Grayson, D-Fla. - Salon.com
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Jon Stewart's take on our silly media and the
Video: McChrystal's Balls - Honorable Discharge | The Daily Show | Comedy Central
Friday, June 25, 2010
As I've said before, illegal immigration is an issue I
definitely have a hard time making my mind up about.
About the only thing I know for sure is that you can't
really begin the process of reforming immigration until
the border is truly secure.
However, I think the pro-immigrant folks make a strong
case with their new "Take Our Jobs" campaign. This is
something my dad and I used to argue about...he would
say the Mexicans were stealing jobs from poor Americans
and I would reply that I wasn't completely sure people
born in the U.S. actually wanted to be gardeners, field
workers and dish washers.
Colbert, Immigrant Farm Workers Challenge Pundits And Unemployed To 'Take Our Jobs'
Friday, June 18, 2010
Texas congressman accuses the administration of shaking down BP.
Wonder how many other Republicans feel this way?
How does Joe Barton's GOP ever win? - Republican Party - Salon.com
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Just picked up the new cd by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
It's called "Mojo" and this time around the boys are
doing some real nice electric blues. I think I'm going
to be enjoying this batch of songs for a long time to come.
They're not alone. The Black Keys are a good band, Jack
White has done good stuff with his different groups, the
Black Crowes have a pretty bluesy sound and Todd Rundgren's
next album will be a collection of Robert Johnson covers
(probably done in a more psychedelic style).
YouTube - Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - "I Should Have Known It" [Official Video]
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Some info on Harry Reid's November opponent:
Harry Reid’s Opponent: Oathkeeper Who Fought Against Fluoride in Water « SpeakEasy
Monday, June 7, 2010
David Sirota on our national inability to make
any kind of sacrifices:
Opinion | This generation is not exactly rising to the challenge | Seattle Times Newspaper
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
It's weird hearing conservative pundits actually
attempting to sound outraged about the BP
eco-disaster. At first they just tried to downplay
the seriousness of the matter but eventually they
realized they had to swallow hard and pretend they
Kind of like a group of Klansmen complaining about
a lack of funding for ethnic studies programs.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
David Sirota on Mitch McConnell's bailout double standard:
Opinion | Sen. Mitch McConnell: the Michael Jordan of political flip-flopping | Seattle Times Newspaper