Month: January 2012

Is that all there is?

Is that all there is?

He’s abandoned tax reform as well as the recommendations of the deficit reduction committee he formed. So what’s the president’s plan? I pay attention to this stuff and I can’t tell you. Is it a lack of messaging or lack of will?  

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Reason #1 to vote against Newt

Reason #1 to vote against Newt

Sarah Palin may get to the White House after all, if Newt Gingrich wins in 2012, that is. The Republican presidential candidate told CNN Wednesday evening that if he wins the White House, he’d ask the ex-Alaska governor to take a “major role” in his […]

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It’s pronounced learnd

It’s pronounced learnd

From The Learning Channel, which brought us the Sarah Palin reality show, comes this latest exercise in pointless tedium: Watch Extreme Couponing: Midnight MadnessSunday, Jan. 29 @ 10/9c to see four couponers battle crowds to get the best savings on Black Friday. Extreme Couponing follows savvy shoppers […]

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The culture of hyperbole

The culture of hyperbole

By now you’ve heard about the tarmac confrontation between President Obama and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (who sounds like she’s spent one too many nights at Johnny’s Hideaway). Brewer said Obama was “uh, a little tense”. She said she tried to show respect but that […]

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MLK Jr. scions never fail to disappoint

MLK Jr. scions never fail to disappoint

Creative Loafing notes more revolting developments from King Inc.: At the same time the King Center board brought on Bernice, it also placed control of the center in the hands of King Inc., the for-profit corporation run by younger brother Dexter King. That arrangement will […]

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Never trust a sanctimonious egomaniac

Never trust a sanctimonious egomaniac

Via Politico: After nearly a week on the defensive, CNN’s John King reports tonight that Newt Gingrich’s claim about offering witnesses to ABC News in his defense — to rebut the network’s interview with his second wife, Marianne Gingrich — was not true. “Tonight, after persistent questioning by our staff, the Gingrich campaign […]

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A hipster stereotype fulfilled

A hipster stereotype fulfilled

The school marm look is all the rage among male hipsters who’ve adopted the “man bun”: Alexander Kellum, 31, a fine-arts painter and yoga teacher who lives in Williamsburg, bends forward and pulls his long chestnut hair in front of him; then he performs a twisting and […]

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