"I believe that all women have the right to kiss my ring."
I gagged over a Page One story in The Globe this morning about Cardinal-Archbishop Sean O’Malley and
his stubborn pro-life views. Apparently, he’s excited about Obama but worried
that the president-elect will open drive-thru abortion clinics at all major
And I say that lovingly. I mean, who doesn't want cake-in-a-mug?
And Fark has the breaking update: "Obama is already sitting down with an unpopular, aggressive world leader without preconditions." (Of course, it links to this story.)
My friends joke that if I don’t learn to chill I’ll wind up old and cranky like Andy Rooney. In fear that I’m headed for a stroke before my 30th birthday, they’ve tried everything from recommending yoga to giving me a weeklong stress retreat for Christmas (thanks mom!). Nothing works, and one reason is that I want to be like Andy Rooney (minus the eyebrows).
THE GRISLY DETAILS10 years agoNovember 6, 1998 | Michael Crowley collected choice quotes from celebrities regarding the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
"Just when you thought there was nothing new to say about the Monica Lewinsky scandal, the latest issue of Rolling Stone offers opinions on our overfellated president from an all-star cast.
You may have heard a little something about this, but we here in the US elected a new President on Tuesday. Barack Obama? Remember him? We're still pinching ourselves, so it's understandable, but yeah: this really happened. It's pretty great.
Our man Faraone was in Chicago for Barack Obama celebration, and here's his video report (Music: Young Jeezy featuring Nas, "My President is Black" and The National, "Mr. November").
Panel of experts (and Lance Gould) have to make do without Lance this week. Big Cranky Jim fills in...
Off the top of my head, I'd say that Korea's Oldboy is probably one of the best films of this decade. For those who haven't seen it yet, it centers around a man incarcerated in his apartment for fifteen years, by an unknown tormentor, for reasons that are unclear to him, and his search for vengeance and answers upon his release.
Overwhelming local support for a nonbinding ballot
initiative indicates that a push for a greener future may have legs.
The “Secure Green Future” initiative appeared on ballots in
11 Massachusetts Districts, and proposes legislation that would phase out tax incentives
for projects that use a lot of energy (like the Big Dig, for example), reward
small businesses that practice energy conservation, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
in Massachusetts by 80%, by the year 2020.
live streaming video of puppies
And now...back to the post-election media frenzy.
This was FiveThirtyEight.com's final projections for Tuesday's Presidential election based on state and national polling.
These were the final results:
As you can see, they did pretty well. From a binary standpoint, the only real "miss" was Indiana, but he had them as essentially a tossup.
A lot of people have gone from obscurity to household name during this most recent election season, but as far as Internet punditry is concerned, Nate Silver (and his co-conspirator, Sean Quinn) has arguably seen his star rise higher than most, mostly because his projections - based on 10,000 simulations of the election factoring in weighted polling numbers (as well as other information) - held true.
Start building the basketball court. And make sure it has glass backboards and breakaway rims. While you’re at it, paint the White House black…at least half of it. If you’re reading this George Clinton – you predicted it a long time ago homeboy. Chocolate City baby.
Last night in Chicago was surreal.
By now we've seen the photos of Barack Obama's grandmother celebrating his victory in her village in Kenya. But that's just the beginning. Here's just a quick selection of tidbits from the international media, covering the response to Obama's election:
Yesterday, rather than hole up in the office or settle on my couch with a beer (or five) and anxiously await the returns, I hit the town, to see how some of Boston's voters were passing the time until America had a new president. Some highlights:
11:30 am, in a taxi: I'm on my way to cover Deval Patrick's press conference at an Obama phone bank, and my taxi driver asks me if I find Governor Patrick attractive.