Via Reddit, which asks “Has Katie Couric done to Glenn Beck What She Did to Sarah Palin?” So what did Beck mean when he accused Obama, raised by his white mother and white grandparents, of a “deep-seated hatred for white culture”? Justin Gardner at Donklephant takes a stab at it:
Let me clue you in to what Beck means when he talks about white culture:
Considering we’ve been dwelling on the issue of public health all summer, I’d say the food conglomerates have emerged scandalously unscathed. There are, however, groups out there working to keep them honest. This from Food Democracy Now!
Recently, an alliance of over a dozen giant food conglomerates and some industry “experts” came up with a new nutrition labeling program meant to help consumers make “smarter food and beverage choices.”1 You might
Those disgusted with the cellar standards of the health care debate face a bleak horizon.
It’s an old maxim that bartending is recession-proof, and it’s taken for granted that we as a society drown many of our problems in drink. But fewer consider that it was economic conditions that brought that right back to us. “I think this would be a good time for a beer,” FDR famously said as he repealed Prohibition, in large part for the stimulus it’d give to our depressed economy. Now, with our economy in the worst shape it’s been in since that day, another narcotic we do not have the right to enjoy is proving its economic resilience, and the economic stimulus it’s providing is garnering attention.
I’ve got to say, watching my president stand and deliver felt pretty good last night. He might not have said all the things I wanted to hear, but I recognize that I’m only one man and he’s got millions to satisfy. So, tonight, let’s tip our caps to BO and give credit in all the areas, little and large, where credit is due.
Noam Chomsky, punking his interlocutors as only the encyclopedic-minded Chomsky can.
Lesson from the Man in a Van – turn lemons into lemonade and then pour that lemonade on a canvas and call it art.
As I wrote in July, one of the silver linings in this economic crisis is that it has spurred a long-overdue reevaluation of incarceration and corrections-programs in numerous US states. Colorado is now the latest:
Murdoch’s New York Post ran Eliot Spitzer on the front-page today with the header “Second Coming: Say It Ain’t Ho! Spitzer Eyes New Run.” Could it be?
San Franscico did it. Los Angeles is doing it. The Irish have done it. Australia and China did it too. Even Tanzania and Kenya are keeping up with the Joneses.