Saturday, May 19, 2012

You. Must. Watch. This.

"Rich people do not create jobs."

Must Reads

William Saletan: The Marriage Trap

Suzy Khimm: Democrats talk about cutting entitlements. Republicans don’t talk about raising taxes.

Jeff Zeleny and Jim Rutenberg: G.O.P. ‘Super PAC’ Weighs Hard-Line Attack on Obama

Tim Murphy: Joe Ricketts, Government Handout Hypocrite

Adam Serwer: Jeremiah Wright Is Not a Silver Bullet

Joan Walsh: More Rev. Wright hate porn!

Paul Krugman: Win Some, Lose Some

Steve Benen: This Week in God

Robert Reich: The Commencement Address That Won’t Be Given

Tim Karr: The First Amendment and the Smartphone Journalist

Christopher Brauchli: Mitt the Barber and The Church

President Obama's Weekly Address - May 19, 2012

Congress Must Move Forward, Not Back On Wall Street Reform

Friday, May 18, 2012

Stupidest. Quote. Ever.

I’m not familiar precisely with exactly what I said, but I stand by what I said, whatever it was. 
~Mitt Romney on whether Rev.Wright attacks on President Obama are legitimate while being reminded that he used Rev. Wright to attack President Obama on Sean Hannity's show in February.
Is this guy that stupid? 'I don't know what I said but I stand by it.' Also, his reaction and active avoidance on his campaign aircraft to reporters' questions surrounding the Joe Ricketts/SuperPAC controversy before he knew the full story shows how much of a weasel and a coward he can be when confronted with such issues. A thinker on his feet he's not.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Donna Summer Dies at 63

NY Times: Donna Summer, one of the most influential singers of the disco era, died on Thursday. She was 63.
The cause was cancer, according to Brian Edwards, a publicist for Ms. Summer, who said she died at her second home in Naples, Florida.
Ms. Summer was a five-time Grammy winner who became a superstar in the 1970s with hits like “Love to Love You Baby,” “Last Dance,” “Hot Stuff” and “Bad Girls.”
I have always had a soft spot in my heart for Donna Summer. She was at the height of her disco career while I was becoming an adolescent, and although it "wasn't cool" to like disco in my circles back then, there was, and still is, something riveting about her particular beat and orchestral arrangements that I loved. Of course, I didn't know I loved them until decades later. Ask my wife. Anytime a Donna Summer song pops up on the car radio, I sing along enthusiastically. And I never owned a single recording. It's just seared in my mind.


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

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