“If you’re young and want to make a ton of money, I have a piece of advice for you: the next time there is a republican president you should short the stock market in the seventh year of the president’s term. You will become extremely rich.”—Occupy Wall Street - Gawker stories - Gawker
“By the way, how many sons and daughters, husbands and wives, or sisters and brothers from Itochu Corp. or STX Pan Ocean have served in Iraq or Afghanistan? Please, please, please…do not further compound your felonies by waving the old patriot flag on 9/11. C’mon, you know and we know you only do that when it serves your self-promoting purposes. The next day you’re right back groveling at the feet of your foreign and domestic campaign benefactors.”—Here’s why Longshore workers are so angry | The Stand
The fashion media has a way of sensationalising trends - everything with a scrap of colour has been dubbed “colour blocking” recently, and it only takes a couple of celebrity pictures before they start heralding the new must have bag, the new must have shoe that replaced the must have bag or of…
“I guess it just goes to show that now that Johnny Cash has passed away, SpongeBob has stepped to the floor as prison inmates’ favorite performer. He’s the postmodern Johnny Cash. That means that in 50 years, Rick Rubin is going to re-discover SpongeBob and make him cool again.”—Tom Kenny | TV | Interview | The A.V. Club
“I came to a depressing conclusion about the source of my disillusionment: An economy fueled by grant funding for poverty-related issues will likely gravitate toward the institutionalization of poverty rather than poverty’s end. My first, beloved job was a fluke. I could not exist in most non-profit environments, not without compromising my ethics (or quitting and/or getting fired every nine months). Even if I’d wanted to go back to my lovely fluke, I couldn’t. The weight of educational loans, both mine and my wife’s, made it impossible for me to carry the family on a public interest salary. My dream of working in the public interest sector for the rest of my life died upon that realization.”—Worst economy ever: The perfect time to start a law firm? - Leslie Fenton - Open Salon
Soren Dayton, a GOP operative and executive at New Media Strategies, is reported to be the contact for Koch Industries at NMS. Reached by phone yesterday by ThinkProgress, Dayton exclaimed, “I’m not going to talk about this, thanks,” before hanging up. Lyndsey Medsker, a senior account director for NMS, spoke to ThinkProgress today. She explained that NMS also maintains the Koch Industries Twitter page, Facebook page, and has an active team working on promoting Koch Industries in the comment section of blogs and news websites.
As ThinkProgress has reported, the billionaire Koch brothers maintain contracts with over a dozen public relation firms and lobbying firms. Pushing back again recent scrutiny, the brothers have also relied on a conservative media infrastructure owned by the Koch brothers or closely linked to them by way of their donor conferences. We have documented how the Koch message machine has targeted ThinkProgress and even placed hit-pieces against a New Yorker journalist investigated the Kochs. But now it seems the Koch brothers are at work manipulating Wikipedia to polish their image.
“Step back from the brink, Americans, and emulate always the principled and civil debates of our forefathers—before the Armageddon that is modern politics. Just skip over the minor exceptions of 1880, 1840, 1828 and 1800. Oh, and the time Grover Cleveland’s love child with a prostitute was a major campaign issue. And Millard Fillmore running as the candidate of an anti-immigrant secret society. And Al Smith and JFK being accused of serving the pope, LBJ implying Goldwater would get your babies nuked, Woodrow Wilson backing racial segregation, the Red Scare, Nixon, the 15 years before the Civil War, and the Civil War.”—Timothy McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Chris White Answers Profound Questions About the Presidents.
“sure enough im in a room with a bunch of jaw dropped roots
14 ready to get on their knees GGW and a budah stomached lunatic
who is trying to find bobby brown’s
“tenderoni” on his ipod. i was like “i gotta go”—
I’m watching him from my window. He’s clutching the ham as if it were a football everyone wants to steal. He keeps looking over his shoulder and stopping to make sure the ham is secure in his grip. No one’s on the street but him. But wait, old Mr. Wilson, who lives down the street from me, has suddenly appeared in his fedora and suspenders and is jogging as best he can after the young man. I go out onto the porch to watch. The young man has not yet seen Mr. Wilson. Then in the last minute he spots him and starts to run. To my great amazement, Mr. Wilson dives through the air and tackles him. They wrestle and grunt. Mr. Wilson wrenches the ham free, gets away and starts racing down the street with the ham. Clearly it’s his ham now