Month: June 2011

Grifters never change (cont’d)

Grifters never change (cont’d)

First came the kickbacks. Now, the patronage. Gov. Nathan Deal’s choice to be the state’s mental health ombudsman is dating the governor’s chief spokesman and was chosen without following procedures outlined in state law, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned. Deal named Corinna Magelund to the position […]

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Shirley Franklin hates the media (cont’d)

Shirley Franklin hates the media (cont’d)

According to a colleague, Atlanta’s former mayor was on the radio this morning blaming the media for the resignation of the city’s scandal-plagued schools superintendent, Beverly Hall. Franklin and Hall have a lot in common. Their tenures as mayor and superintendent, respectively, started strong but […]

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Kucinich the shameless stooge

Kucinich the shameless stooge

There’s no rationalizing the Ohio congressman’s spirited defense of dictator Bashar al-Assad who, according to Kucinich, is “highly loved and appreciated by the Syrians.” Nearly 1,000 Syrians killed by al-Assad’s thugs in a little more than two months of opposition protests beg to differ.

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Achingly stupid media rehabilitation du jour

Achingly stupid media rehabilitation du jour

From Grantland staff writer Chris Ryan: Bay steals Hitchcock’s look We’ve got plenty of auteurs working today. We’ve got Johnnie To’s and Tarantino’s and Cholodenko’s and Refn’s. But when you walk into a dark theater on a hot summer day with a soda big enough […]

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Junior Samples would’ve been 85 this year

Junior Samples would’ve been 85 this year

The 20th Century’s most overrated figure (she actually touched poor people and once hugged someone with AIDS!) gets the 50th birthday treatment from Newsweek. It’s the UK’s most embarrassing fetish, as illustrated by Newsweek editor Tina Brown’s vacuous profile of the late princess: “Diana would […]

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The (allegedly) sexy schoolmarm look

The (allegedly) sexy schoolmarm look

Coach Palin originated it and Michele Bachmann is stealing it, claims Palin daughter Roger Clinton. I think she dresses a lot like my mom. But a lot, a lot of women have done that the last few years. I do think it’s odd, you know, […]

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Immoral equivalence

Immoral equivalence

Comparing gay marriage advocates to the likes of Bull Connor and Kim Jong-il reaffirms a time-tested maxim: The greater the hyperbole, the weaker the rebuttal. It doesn’t get any weaker than these dispatches from World Net Falwell National Review Online. To dismiss the N. Korea […]

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Corporate-speak, FTW

Corporate-speak, FTW

Overheard (second-hand, thank God) at a international conglomerate’s mobile summit: “We are curating serendipity.” So they’re overseeing or organizing fortunate discoveries by accident? Unfortunately, he wasn’t laughed out of the room. Also, authenticity is the new buzzword, apparently, replacing pivot. So now you know. (FTW […]

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A single man wonders

A single man wonders

Do couples have fights if one doesn’t update their Facebook status to reflect they are “in a relationship?” At what point is the declaration made? Obligation, or point of pride? Just curious, and bemused.

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