Astounding, racist, and anti-American all in one breathe. Just when you thought Fox news personalities couldn't get any worse in comes Brian Kilmeade.
We have been waiting seemingly forever for this day: The State, MTV's beloved early-90s sketch comedy show, is finally out on DVD today, in case you hadn't checked a social networking site lately. More after the jump.
Our readers spoke and they voted to see Bernie Madoff on all fours, scrubbing some homeless-shelter toilets while serving out his 150-year-sentence for conning millions out of his friends and clients, see poll results. U.S. District Judge Denny Chin agreed entirely with our poll results...well, almost. Bernie was sentenced to the maximum 150-year prison-sentence back on June 29 and today Bernie arrived at the federal prison in Butner, North Carolina, to begin serving his long-ass sentence.
Obama picks BenjaminAlabama doctor his nominee for Surgeon General [Boston Globe]
Sotomayor hearings continue Today, the GOP gets serious. [Washington Post]
Stocks high on Goldman Sachs They've beaten all estimates [Bloomberg]
Oh, Sarah PalinDon't ever change. [Atlantic]
Obama has plans for colleges
Today's New York Times includes a short story (prominently featured online at 9 am) trumpeting the "big profit" Goldman Sachs is reporting. The NYT notes that some analysts may see this as a sign of a recovering economy.
But read in the context of Matt Taibbi's recent Rolling Stone expose of the decades of profiteering at Goldman Sachs,
in which the company has taken money from all Americans over the course
of the last five or six economic crashes, it looks more like GS has
just taken us for yet another ride, thanks to its friends throughout
the financial industry, government, and "independent" financial
CNN Money released their Best Places to Live 2009, for small towns (population: 8,500 to 50,000), today.
In Massachusetts, six places made the cut:
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Mine: Sarah Palin continues to slice out will-to-live from Alaskans
Sotomayor hearings start todayExpected to be confirmed later this week or next [Washington Post]
CIA programs extended beyond wiretappingAnd Cheney may have been behind it; Dems want an investigation [LA Times]
Japanese election: August 30 That's later than originally intended, but the current PM is in trouble [WSJ]
Ahh - the joys of syndicated news. I saw this Staten Island special on Fox News in Boston last night, and had a good laugh over it. I'm from New York, and, as ridiculous as I sometimes find the Boston accent, I howl hardest at troughs of verbal diarrhea when they're filled with outer-borough Gotham-ese. I don't have time to identify every hilarious part of this clip, but here are a few questions and observations that are burned into my mind:
Portland Phoenix staff writer Deirdre Fulton has a post up today commenting on a piece of feminist-theory criticism that is worth checking out. She addresses common tropes of feminist theory, as well as practical implications, such as President Obama's new White Hosue Council on Women and Girls.
Out of the 28 graffit-related charges the Suffolk District Attorney's Office has been trying to slap Shepard Fairey with for the last 9 years, only three stuck. And while the DA may be trying to hype the fact that Shepard did plead guilty in the end to three of those counts -- the DA's press release headline reads: "Fairey Pleads Guilty To Multiple Property Damage Charges" -- they were also forced to note the 25 other charges that didn't stick.
GM out of bankruptcy
"New" GM to emerge [WaPo]
G8 focuses on food
Nations pledge to increase supply [BBC]
Homicide not ruled out in Jackson death
Toxicology results could tell the story, LAPD says [BBC]
One killed at Pamplona
15 people have been killed at the running of the bulls since 1924. [NY Times]
We all know he died, but who is sad, who is indifferent and who wants the media to stop talking about it?
Paris weepsJackson's daughter provides memorable moment at Jackson funeral [BBC]
G8 summit beginsAmid bad news on the economic front [Guardian]
Health care battle continuesNew focus: tax on benefits [SF Chronicle]
GMail no longer betaAfter, what, five years? [PC World]
Also: Chrome OS Google has been busy [PC World]
I dunno why I didn't check a long time ago to see whether Larry
King was on Twitter.It just stands to reason, doesn’t it?After all, he
was Tweeting for many years before the phenomenon even had a name.King’s USA Today column was sadly dropped
eight years ago after a near-two-decade run, but in its heyday it was must-read
material — its “apparently aimless
concatenation of musings and meanderings, plugs, name-drops and nostalgia”
a veritable goldmine of bugfuck crazy stream-of-consciousness.